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Susan Schwake is an artist, art educator, and curator. Her passion for teaching art for more than 20 years has found her working in many diverse settings, as well as her own art school, which operates in conjunction with her gallery and design firm in New Hampshire, called artstream.
Susan exhibits her own artwork in galleries in the United States and Europe. To date, she has curated over 100 compelling contemporary exhibitions in her own gallery, including the work of hundreds of national and international artists. Susan has worked with many corporations installing original artwork from the gallery's stable of artists.
In keeping with her passion for art and teaching, Susan offers workshops and programs to parents, teachers at universities, art studios, community organizations, public and private schools, and online with e-courses in teacher training, painting, printmaking and mixed media.
Rainer Schwake is a versatile and talented media designer holding a masters degree in graphic design. His photography has been used in hundreds of business- and arts-related design works for print and websites. He is co-owner of artstream studios (www.artstreamstudios.com) and lives with his wife, Susan, in Rochester, NH.