Erika Lowe's Biography
Erika works with the programs team to strengthen and support the arts in Vermont–collaborating with artists, statewide partners, arts and community organizations, and the Agency of Education to advocate for and increase student learning in, about, and through the arts. She is responsible for implementing the Council’s arts education efforts, coordinating the Vermont Poetry Out Loud program and Head Start Art Partnership, administering grants, and managing the Council’s teaching artist roster.
Erika previously worked as an educator in K-12 private and public education for 13 years, including a Community Based Learning Fellowship through the Partnership for Change. Prior to teaching, Erika served as an exhibitions registrar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from the University of California in Santa Barbara, a Master of Arts in education from Chapman University, and a Certificate of Arts Restoration from Centro Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy.
Erika loves to experiment with new art forms. Her endeavors include stand-up and improv comedy, an illustrated book of her daughter’s quotes, blogging for Parent Co., and founding Today Box, a website for curious kids.