• Catholic University of America, Washington, DC  Masters in Social Work Degree, 1980
  • McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago IL  Batchelor of Divinity Degree, 1969
  • Macalester College, St. Paul, MN  Batchelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts, 1965
Arts Education and Art Business Development

  • Sculpture from Scrap, Art League, Alexandria, VA, taught by Rosemary Luckett, 2 - 3 / 2009.

  • Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship, Alexandria, VA, The Art Biz Academy, taught by Marga Fripp, 09-11/2008
  • Abstract Acrylic Painting, Art League, Alexandria, VA, taught by Marsha Staiger, 09-11/2008 2008.
  • Collage and Assemblage, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA, taught by Robin Croft, 09-11/2008
  • Basic Drawing, Art League, Alexandria, VA, taught by Nick Xhiku, 06-09/2008
  • Painting Representational to Abstraction, Glen Echo, MD, The Yellow Barn Studio, taught by Linda Kozak, 04-06/2008
  • Introduction To the New Acrylics, Arlington, VA, Adult Education, taught by Cecily Corcoran, 03-05/2008 


  • All Arlington Salon, Ellipse Gallery, Arlington, VA
            Displayed one “Trash Art” Collage

  • Arlington County Fair, Arlington, VA
      Displayed 12 paintings and collages in group booth



  • Little Falls Presbyterian Church, Arlington, VA
      Displayed one mono-print in group show

  • Cassat’s Restaurant, Arlington, VA
      Displayed one popped art assemblage in group show

  • Alzheimer’s Day Care Center, Fairfax ,VA
      Displayed two abstract paintings and one Trash Art collage in group show


  • Convergence Gallery, Alexandria, VA
            Displayed two abstract paintings and one popped art assemblage in group     show


  • Cosi Café at Courthouse, Arlington, VA
            Solo Show of fourteen line drawings on painted paper


  • Convergence Gallery, Alexandria, VA
            Displayed three line drawings on painted paper

  • Cassatt’s Restaurant, Arlington, VA
            Displayed one popped art assemblage


  • Touchstone Gallery, My Space on 7th, Washington, DC
     Displayed 6 new works,including one new popped art assemblage

  • Workhouse Arts Center, Student/Teacher Show, Lorton, VA
      Displayed one new popped art assemblage 


  • Distinguished Citizen Award, Macalester College Alumni Association, May, 2000 – Given for unselfish service to the community, the nation, and humanity
Work History Highlights 


Center for Pastoral Counseling of Virginia, Washington, DC Metro Area, Pastoral Counselor:  Employed art therapy in work with clients; designed and led 10-week meditation groups entitled “Mindful Skills for Mindful Living.”



Whitman-Walker Clinic, Washington, DC: Director of AIDS Services, as part of support programs for AIDS volunteers, created and led grief workshops for AIDS Buddies using a variety of art therapy techniques.


New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC:  Assistant Pastor in charge of Education, Youth Work, Leadership Training, created innovative program for adolescents engaging young adults in leadership and creating simulation games for experiential learning during youth retreats.  Directed and designed religious drama program, managed creation of sanctuary banners using Bible stories for group exploration and design.


Market Place Ministries, Alexandria, VA:  Assistant Director for the Arts, Directed and Produced theatrical productions in 350 seat theater, managed improvisational theater program and taught, managed outreach program involving play productions in local churches, curator of gallery space in theater lobby.



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 E. Russell LynnArlington, VA703-350-7174