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bios 

 

CAROL ADINOLFI 

TEACHER, WRITER, EDITOR, DRAMATURG, PRODUCER

Carol has been a teacher of creative writing for many years, including as Writing Consultant for The Brooklyn Public Library Literacy and Prison Services Program and Writer in Residence , Teachers College, Columbia University Reading & Writing Project and Project Founder & Director of Blooming Chefs, Quantum Leap, Bennington College. 
 
In 2020, Carol founded Threshold Collaborative's Agents of Change, facilitating creative and dramatic writing workshops, and serving  as dramaturg and producer for theatrical presentations as part of the former St. Joseph's Orphanage Restorative Inquiry, an initiative involving adult survivors of physical and emotional abuse as children. She edited a collection of the S.J.O.R.I Writers' Group's poetry and non-fiction. She holds a masters degree from The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. 

CHRIS RANDOLPH 

LCAT, ATR-BC, VISUAL ARTIST, CO-FOUNDER

In 2010, Chris founded the Rockland Living Museum, an open art studio, at Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg, NY.  Chris taught painting to high school students at Sarah Lawrence College and has presented therapeutic art workshops at the Queens Museum, Hofstra University, St Thomas Aquinas College, and Hopper House. Chris has been painting for 45 years and has shown her work at the Queens Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Hopper House. Chris is a New York State licensed art therapist and a nationally board-certified art therapist. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Pratt Institute.

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beginnings     

History

In 2019, Carol Adinolfi, teacher and writer, and Chris Randolph, art therapist and painter, founded Dovetail Arts. Longtime friends, they'd shared their work with one another and talked throughout the years about their individual processes., Their aim is to articulate and utilize mutual and complementary approaches to creative expression. And to make Dovetail's methods available to people from all walks of life hoping to explore and learn about writing and art.

 

Dovetail projects, workshops and events are built around an experimental and intuitive process based upon Carol and Chris's everyday working lives as artists. As facilitators, they dovetail art and writing in order to engender new, useful, exciting, and, where called for, healing experiences for participants. Carol and Chris also facilitate as individuals, and work solely through either creative writing or visual art.

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