Participating Artists

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TAO Program Artists

TAO recruits community artists to present and/or facilitate a variety of arts experiences and activities for our program participants. These artists share their compassion and creativity throughout Hampton Roads to engage and uplift participants, staff, caregivers and others in dependent care settings and programs.  We offer this list as a community resource and encourage you to contact them directly, via the links below, for purposes of engagement.


Visual Arts

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Visual Arts
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Donna Iona Drozda
Visual Arts
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Theodora Anne Merry
Visual Arts
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Angela Stroup
Visual Arts
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Jill Tiderman
Visual Arts
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Amanda Wallace
Visual Arts
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Florence Wolin
Visual Arts
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Regina Scott Sanford
Visual Arts
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Ken Wright
Visual Arts
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Drama and Poetry

 

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Ryan Clemens
Meet Mark Twain
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D.D. Delaney
Oceans of Feeling
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Hurrah Players
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Lynn Ruehlmann
Healing Story Workshop
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Charisse Minerva
Storyteller / Performance Artist
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Music

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Acclaim!
American Barbershop Quartet
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Amazing Grace Quartet
Acoustic/Americana Folk Quartet (Vocal Ensemble with Guitar)
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Apropos
Sweet Adelines Vocal Quartet
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The Bellows Brothers
Accordian Duo: Oldies Favorites and Humor
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Zach Bridges
Jazz & Standards: Singer/Pianist
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Brian Claffey
Singer/Guitarist
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Julie Clark
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
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Rod Collins
aka Mr. MusicMusic Makes the Best Medicine!
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Daylight Singing Time
A capella vocal group
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Herbie Desseyn
Musician
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Dr. Bob and the Burning Desires
Vocals, Guitar & Piano: Folk, Country & Mellow Rock
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Michael Durig
Singer/Guitarist & Teacher
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East Coast Edition Quartet
Sweet Adelines
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Fond Memories
5-Member Ensemble:
4 decades of
great music!
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Gary “Ju Ju” Garlic
Percussionist/Teacher
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Hampton Roads Youth Guitar Ensemble
Youth Instrumental Guitarists
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Harris Creekers
Traditional Vocal Folk Music
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Leigheas
8 Piece Traditional Acoustic Celtic Music Ensemble
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Arthur Lopez
“Drum Your Dreams” Percussion Workshop
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Tina Micula
Group Songwriting
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Mike Glass & Kevin Blatnik
We’re Not Brothers
Variety of Popular Music with Vocals
and Guitar
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Charisse Minerva
Interactive Music and Storytelling
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Jim Newsom
Flutist, guitarist, vocalist and bandleader.
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Eddie Sal
Variety Sing-a-long: 50’s to Today
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Karen Stowe
Healing Harp Music
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Angela Stroup
Music & Movement for Seniors
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Studio 126
Acoustic Trio
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Suzuki Strings
Youth Classical Strings Ensemble
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Sid Sward
Accordionist & vocal classics from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s
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Tangent Trio
Traditional Folk Trio
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Maryann Toboz
Great American Songbook Sing-a-long
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Touch of Class
Instrumental/Vocal Duo
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Marsha Wallace
Traditional Vocal Folk Music
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Harvey Willis
Guitar & Vocals:
Oldies, rock, blues country and jazz
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Skye Zentz
Heartsongs Sing-a-long
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Dance and Movement

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Beauty For Ashes
Modern Dance & Theater Presentation
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Kaliki Dancers
Polynesian and Hula Dance Troupe
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Polish Folk Dance Ensemble
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Treasures in the Sand
Traditional Middle Eastern Belly Dance
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Facilitators

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Arthur Lopez
“Drum Your Dreams” Percussion Workshop
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Maryann Toboz
Great American Songbook Sing-a-long
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Donna Drozda & Toni Wynn
“In My Pocket”: Visual Art, Journeling and Poetry for Women
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