All Access Staff
All Access Director
Lauri along with her passion and enthusiasm, brings her successful track record of arts administration and business expertise to SoCCA. A celebrated dance innovator with more than twenty years’ experience at the helm of her own dance studio, she is recognized in the regional creative community for her significant contribution to the field as both an artist and educator. Articulate, committed and energetic in all her roles, she has consistently dedicated herself to making the arts accessible to people from all walks of life with all abilities. Hall Neighborhood House, Regional Center for the Arts and URU The Right to Be, Inc. are some of the non-profits that have benefitted from her vision. Lauri is eager to implement the All Access mission of SoCCA; to provide holistic, integrative arts programs, utilizing a best practices curriculum to target the physical, spiritual and financial needs of SoCCA students.
James Brunelle, Jr
All Access Assistant Director
James has administrative employment history working with regional non-profit art centers, museums, public and private schools in outreach education, administrative program coordination, and studio management. He’s received graft funding for individual fellowships, implemented partnership projects through NEA funded programs, and has received awards for his works in ceramics, printing and painting from museums, arts organizations and art festivals. He has completed studio work within Artist Residencies at English Harbour Arts Centre, English Harbour, NL, and Billings Forge Community Works, Hartford, CT. James also continues ongoing professional associations with Gordon Fine Arts Gallery, Stamford, CT, contracts preparatory and auction work with Trinity International Auctions, Avon, CT, and is an active Board Member and Studio Manager with Art League New Britain, New Britain, CT.
Ulla began volunteering with the Access Program by donating her floor loom to the fiber studio, and is now on staff as a program assistant working directly with program participants. Her talents include weaving, sewing and working for area designers in customizing home accessories and decor. Many of the pieces represented in the gift gallery have been finished by Ulla.