Our staff is responsible for the mission fulfillment, programs and operations of Harwood Art Center, the multifaceted community outreach program of Escuela del Sol Montessori.As a single organization, Harwood and Escuela share a Board of Trustees who guide our vision and philosophy. Harwood also looks to several advisory committees and to our fantastic volunteer corps for inspiration, input and support. We are particularly thankful to our facilities and maintenance team and our 45+ teaching artists and apprentices for their invaluable contributions to our programs.
Our staff is responsible for the programming and daily operations of Harwood Art Center, the multifaceted community outreach program of Escuela del Sol Montessori. As a single organization, Harwood and Escuela share a Board of Trustees which facilitates the direction and philosophy of the organization. Harwood also looks to several advisory committees and to our fantastic volunteer corps for inspiration, input and support. We are particularly thankful to our facilities and maintenance team and our 75+ teaching artists and apprentices for their invaluable contributions to our programs.
Executive Director and Head of School
Chief Programs Officer
Programs & Operations Coordinator
Director of Operations
GuruAmrit has a background in Art History and Business Administration with over 10 years of experience working in galleries, museums and art centers in New Mexico and Texas. She is driven by a need to connect artists with their community through exhibitions, professional development, apprenticeships and teaching opportunities. Her job at Harwood includes coordinating our Galleries & Exhibitions and Summer Art Camp Programs, as well as marketing and graphic design, bookkeeping, database management, oversight of on-site artist studios, and general administrative and staff support.
Associate Director of Community Outreach
Programs & Education Coordinator
Community Relations Coordinator
Outreach & Education Intern
Florian Herrmann was born in Hannover, Germany in 1999. He grew up in an artistic household where his older sister had a strong impact on his creative development by serving as inspiration and motivation. Florian has played the drums since the age of 7 and participated in various bands and ensembles. His practiced art forms include small-scale woodcarvings and painting in watercolors. After graduating from high school in Germany in the summer of 2018, he joined the Service Adventure Program with Albuquerque Mennonite Church. As part of his service, Florian will volunteer at Harwood Art Center as the Outreach and Education Intern for the 2018/19 school year. His responsibilities include: preparing art materials and teaching environments, working as a teaching assistant, providing customer support, supporting Escuela programs, maintaining student attendance, assisting in the collection and preparation of student artwork for exhibition, assisting in the installation of the Creative Roots exhibit at Encompass and providing general program and organizational support. After his service Florian will return to Germany to attend at University.
Acting Programs & Community Outreach Coordinator
Jordyn Bernicke is an artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a minor in Arts Management from the University of New Mexico. She has lead a number of different workshops around the city, these workshops entail community experience and the collaborative process. She is an experienced potter, illustrator and mosaic artist. Her goal is to continue to provide therapy and self exploration with her community and those in need. She is a Teaching Artist for a number of different programs at the Harwood Art Center as well as the Supply Manager for Art Camp.
Arts Education Lead StaffOur Arts Education and Community Outreach Programs would not be possible without the lead staff members that work in their respective programs. In addition to these lead staff members, there are numerous program support staff who make Harwood’s programming possible.
Creative Roots Program Assistant
Lead Guide, Summer Art Camp