Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
GENEVIEVE LEVIN

Making art has been a lifelong enterprise for Southern Maine based artist Genevieve Levin. A professional henna artist certified with the ICNHA (International Certification in Natural Henna Arts) since 2004, Nev is also a multi-media artist creating imaginative, vibrant artwork with acrylic, paper, fabric, found objects, and all things that shine. After earning her BFA ('97) from The Maine College of Art, Nev spent nine years working as a studio potter and art educator, assisting people with special needs and the elderly to enhance their lives through creative expression. In 2006 Nev made the decision to pursue her dream of running her own business and has since been a full-time henna artist. Her success with two businesses, ReMarkable Blackbird and Blackbird Studios has been well worth the initial risk. Henna has put Nev in a wide variety of environments; She is as comfortable presenting to large groups in libraries, henna conferences and schools as she is working in more intimate settings with mama's-to-be for belly henna, brides on that big day or people undergoing treatment for cancer. Credits include co-collaborating on the multi award-winning short film "Unchastened", features in the New York Times and numerous wedding blogs. Nev's work also appears in books and magazines from New England all the way around the globe to China. Her "gypsy spirit" guides her to work on the festival circuit as well as with belly dancers, mask makers, dancers, other artists and the list goes on. Her core belief about the world is that we are all connected through pattern both visual and hidden and she is passionate about maintaining that connection in her work with henna.

Contact Information

First Name: 
GENEVIEVE
Job Title/Position: 
Artist/small business owner
Physical Address: 
Portland, ME 04103
Last Name: 
LEVIN
Phone: 
207-232-9014

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Decorative Arts
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Year Founded: 
2006
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
General Public
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
minimal
Fee Range Minimum: 
$85
Fee Range Maximum: 
$120
State of Residence: 
Maine
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
3

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Design
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
BFA
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$150