Meet Our Summer Interns!

ArtVan is excited to welcome three new interns for the summer! Julian Andrews, Emili Dubar, and Bridget Kranz began their internships last week and will be with us through mid-August.

Julian Andrews is a Psychology major and Dance minor at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. He was drawn to ArtVan by the child-centered non-traditional therapeutic practices, the ability to continue making and being around art, and the chance to experience first-hand working with a non-profit organization doing important work in the community. Julian was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where he spent a large amount of his time dancing and playing the violin. He comes from a family of educators, and loves being around children. During the year, he works in classrooms in Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary and Brunswick Junior High School.

Emili Dubar is from Woolwich, Maine, and is studying Psychology at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. She is excited to be interning with the ArtVan because it is “everything she’s always wanted to do.” She is studying art therapy at school and is happy to be home in Maine doing art and working in the community. She thinks it’s amazing what kids can express creatively through art.

Bridget Kranz is from Saint Paul, Minnesota and is currently attending Bowdoin College where she is a Visual Arts major and a Government minor. She fell in love with art when she was a senior in high school, and was especially surprised and impressed by its power to heal. The printmaking studio she worked in became a therapeutic space she could go to “when life got confusing,” a feeling which sparked an interest in art therapy as a career. She is particularly excited to work at ArtVan because of how friendly and graciously they interact with community members. She believes that ArtVan provides a vital service while respecting the people they work with and providing them with the tools to empower themselves.

Welcome to ArtVan, Julian, Emili and Bridget!