Elizabeth Maclaren

Board Elizabeth

I am an artist and former teacher.  I graduated from the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University with a B.F.A and the Massachusetts College of Art with a Masters of Science in Art Education.  My art form is sculpture, and my philosophy is feminist.  I was born in Manchester, England and have lived in the United States since 1966.  Santa Fe has been my new home since August 2015.

 

Santa Fe was the only choice of a place for me to live in this the next creative phase of my life.  Since moving here, I have found new friends and a friendly and welcoming community. I am an active member of Eldorado 285/Recycles and have been since September 2015. I believe that my experience in developing, creating, and executing new programs to build community while I was a faculty member is the greatest strength I will bring to this board position.  Being chair of the Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Middle School art department, a group of extremely vocal diverse individuals, for close to 20 years, there were always challenges of personality and ideas. These required diplomacy and the “iron fist in the velvet glove”.

My vision for this community is to build grace and understanding in all issues, to listen to all voices and opinions, in the true spirit of conversation. I will be a thoughtful member as we make fiscal decisions for our community; a responsibility I take seriously.  I would also like to create opportunity for the young people of our community, perhaps high schoolers, to participate in our governance where appropriate.