Heather J. Annis is an artist working in many media, including ink, collage, watercolor, pencil, and acrylic. She is the founder of Studio 35 Community Arts Consulting, through which she seeks to engage individuals and groups in the act of art-making. A graduate of Andover Newton Theological School, Heather is passionate about the intersections among art, faith, and community. She is the author of “The Book of Comic Prayer: Using Art and Humor to Transform Youth Ministry.”
Studio 35 is a community-based arts consulting resource, located in Providence, RI. My approach to art-making emphasizes community participation. This means, regardless of the medium, duration, or technical nature of the project, involving as many people as possible in both the decision-making process and in the actual production of visual art. I firmly believe that any given community, whether a church, classroom, or neighborhood, already has the vision, skills, and resources necessary to create artwork that embodies the values of that community. It is my job to bring those elements together.