ArtReach Team

Tamara Kaye, BFA, M.Ed.
Tamara Kaye, BFA, M.Ed.
After six years as the Founder and Director of Art Planet, doing something like this just seemed to make sense. People ask me what my favorite kind of art is and I think it's simply people. I like people and I like art. And more than that...I love putting them together. I love igniting a creative spark, fanning the flame, and watching it glow when people say 'yes' to making something. No, art may not solve all the world's problems...but it seeps in through the cracks and lights up the soul. And that IS my favorite pART.
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Lisa Gustafson
ArtReach Team Artist
Lisa Gustafson is a teaching artisan who is passionate about creating one-of-a-kind, hand crafted designs in beadwork, fiber arts, weaving, knitting, macramé, paper, etc. Creating for the sake of beauty as well as for functionality is often the driving force in her work. As an artist in a local gallery, she is surrounded by people who inspire her. By teaching skills and techniques in traditional arts, she hopes to encourage and inspire individuals in her community to create and experience the joy that follows.
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Deven Rieck
ArtReach Team Artist
Deven is a self-taught artist. A lot of Deven’s inspiration comes from his immediate surroundings as well as his travels around the globe from the Amazon rainforest to the streets of India. Beyond just being a painter, Deven is also a creative writer and an environmentalist. He spends any down time that he may have writing and studying world events that affect humanity as a whole which he then strives to tie into much of his creative work.
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Karen Williams
ArtReach Team Artist
Karen learned to appreciate the joy of artistic expression at a young age as her mother liked to dabble in many crafty endeavors. Sharing that love of creativity with others has been a passion of Karen’s for many years, whether organizing a “Crafts & Laughs” groups with co-workers, as a 4-H leader, or at Williams family gatherings. Karen previously showcased her FUNctional textile pieces at a local gallery and is eager to share her love of upcyling through The ArtReach Project. Be on the lookout for this Crazy Craft Lady!
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Mike Tarin
ArtReach Team Artist
Mike Tarin, originally from Scottsbluff, is an artist with imagination in abundance. After moving to Lincoln recently, it didn't take long for him to find ArtReach at the Mall one day before becoming a part of the team. He has contributed his talents to two ArtReach Projects: The Reading Rocks Project and The Kaleidoscope Project as the lead artist and creative engineer. If you have the chance to meet him, be sure to tell him thanks for all he's done! He's truly a quality addition to the ArtReach Team.
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Jeri Dobos
ArtReach Team Artist
Geraldine Dobos is an international artist, art historian, and archaeologist living in Lincoln, NE. The human condition and the finite quality of our environment inspires her; she is compelled to memorialize these short-lived qualities that are central to her recent work. She enjoys using charcoal, pencil, pastel, and oil paint to record figures, architecture, and landscape. Occasionally you may find her outside before the sun rises gathering marigolds, wild hemp, and other vegetation when she gets involved in using plant dyes. *photo credit: Dottie Cichon
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Caleb Crippin
ArtReach Team Artist
Caleb grew up fiddling with any digital tools he could get his hands on. He started making short videos as a hobby in 2003 and still does so on occasion with a Southeast Community College degree in visual arts. It is not just a passion for him to use his gifts, but to see others discover theirs and flourish. You'll see his contributions to The ArtReach Project in small, yet noticable ways.