Olu Oguibe is a local artist based in Rockville, Connecticut. He’s been a member of Real Art Ways since 2003, and has exhibited his work at the space on a number of occasions.
Tara is a partner at Locke Lord LLP, where she represents clients in complex disputes throughout the country with a specific focus on privacy and cybersecurity issues and financial services litigation. Originally from New York City, Tara moved to the Hartford area in 2006 for law school and has never left! Tara has served on the RAW Board of Trustees since 2016.
Jon is the principal of Jon L Schoenhorn & Associates, a Hartford law firm specializing in criminal defense and plaintiffs’ civil rights cases, including employee discrimination, police misconduct and freedom of speech and expression. He lives in Farmington and has been a an active member of RAW since the early 1990s.
Marc is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ironwood Capital, a private equity firm in Avon. He’s been an enthusiastic member of RAW for over 25 years and a board member the last four.
Yedalis Ruíz was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Hartford. She has been involved with Real Art Ways since she was 13 years old!
Yedalis is a first-generation, bilingual college graduate. She is a graduate of Hartford High, Mt. Holyoke College, and has a Master’s and Ph.D. from UMass-Amherst. She teaches at UMass, working to increase access and equity in higher education.
Diana has been with Real Art Ways since 2008, acting in a variety of roles. She received her Bachelors degree in Audio Engineering Technology with a minor in Film from the University of Hartford. Outside of Real Art Ways, Diana is pursuing her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Central Connecticut State University and interning in Old Saybrook. She is the founder of the Knitty Gritty Committee, a local knitting group, who have collaborated with the Wadsworth Atheneum, Dirt Salon, and Hartford Arts Council. Diana has an affinity for her cat Jake, gold boots, muffins, and adventures. Her passions include building community, advocacy, and gender politics. She is also a huge film nerd.