Our Detroit, MI - Downtown Painting with a Twist Artists
Stage Artist/ Multimedia Artist/ Contemporary Visual Artist Dionis (dee-awn-is) Michelle Curtis is passionate about her art! Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the multi-faceted creator holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the world-renowned College for Creative Studies and has earned an Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems with a specialty in Multimedia from Macomb Community College. She taught arts thru the non-profit sector while participating in CAP-Community Arts Partnership’s Artists in Education Program. The CAP organization sends Teaching Artists into Detroit’s under-served, inner-city schools and community organizations to teach and share her love of the Arts to young students. She has led many of her youth classes to award-winning results, Skillman Awards, Director’s Choice Awards and her student work has appeared in many art exhibitions. Dionis has provided Art Creation Services around the city bringing art supplies and facilitating classes to many mature adults in Substance Abuse Recovery Programs. She also exhibits and sells her own fine art paintings and sculptures. She creates music videos and writes and sings her original songs. Dionis says of the Paint and Sip establishment she currently works at, “My challenge in life has always been to: Shatter the myth of the starving artist by continually staying employed in the field of art. Painting With A Twist-Detroit is a dream job for me; in fact, I rarely refer to it as work…I make money doing what I am most passionate about and the best at - Teaching and creating art! The best parts are that I am surrounded by colorful, vibrant surroundings, work with a talented team and teach enthusiastic crowds of people whose goals are to paint, sip and have fun. Basically, I’m at a PARTY EVERYDAY! (Hey, shameless plug…look me up on the Painting With A Twist Detroit Calendar and sign up for a painting class with me. You are guaranteed to have fun!)”...Dionis!