Roberta was born in Newport, Rhode Island, around the corner from the original Newport Jazz and Folk festivals. To witness music history and experience her small, homogeneous town turning into a multicultural gathering spot every summer created an indelible impression reflected in her interactive art form, Percussive Sculptures, an artistic path that melds the mediums of sculpture, drawing and music. Roberta is also an art educator with a MS Ed. in Leadership in the Arts. At Bank Street College and School for Children in New York City, she created and implements a developmentally appropriate, inter-disciplinary sculpture and musical instrument-making curricula for ages K-8, for all learning styles, including those with physical challenges. Roberta collaborates with artists and educators in a variety of disciplines and is documenting this work in a book she’s currently writing, The Art of Shop.
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