Kathleen Kirkpatrick is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara with a major in Art History (including studio practice) & Ancient History. She taught Visual Arts at the Secondary Level for 27 years and has taught Visual Arts & Art History for Mendocino College since 2003. She created Art Under 20 - the annual, professional level arts exhibition for Willits High School along with A Hot Winter's Night - the Visual & Performing Arts holiday performance extravaganza for the community. Kathleen was chosen to participate in the 2001 Teachers Institute in Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago and she was appointed Mendocino County Arts Champion in 2010. She believes that "Arting" is a verb!