About

AeolusARTS LLC is an organization offering public relations and administration services for artists. We also specialize in connecting international and local artists with cities, foundations, organizations, and private enterprises looking to lease and/or purchase large scale installation art pieces for public and civic spaces and events. We leverage our worldwide network to bring international art and artists to Reno as well as promote and assist Reno artists in breaking into new markets nationally and internationally.

 

 

Heidi Michelle
Business Strategy / Co-Creator

Heidi (aka Lady Dragonfly), is our cheerful task-master who keeps our checks-and-balances in order. She has a solid background in systems development, project coordination, bookkeeping and executive support. Heidi has served as a leadership trainer, with Rapport Leadership International, and has more than 10 years of experience in team development and leadership skills facilitation. She has helped launch two businesses including Kindness Yoga, which now has 5 locations in the Denver/Colorado area, and Selva Armonia Retreat Center in Uvita, Costa Rica.

In 2007, Heidi became a CorePower yoga teacher and is a Yoga Alliance Certified yoga teacher trainer and life coach. Her focus is on the art of building a work-life balance for her students, co-workers, clients, and for herself.

An artists of multiple mediums herself, Heidi has an associates arts degree from the Community College of Southern Nevada. She seamlessly blends her creativity and logic to all aspects of life.

 

 

 

Carrie Cojocari
Public Relations / Co-Creator

Carrie (aka seven) is a communications and administration specialist. She has a degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University and over 15 years of experience in corporate administration and compliance.

In 2010, Carrie ‘took a year off’ to travel and has yet to return. For the past 4 years she has worked virtually and in remote locations as administrative support for public art projects and events. During her corporate hiatus, Carrie volunteered on her first large public art piece at Burning Man. It was that summer that her eyes were open to what can be accomplished when imagination, know-how, and perseverance are combined. For the last 5 years Carrie has been involved, to varying degrees, with over a dozen Burning Man art pieces.

Spending her summers in Reno, Nevada, Carrie has been gifting her time to art spaces, projects, and events that support the ever growing artist community in Reno. Drawing on her personal and professional experience she has helped to set up systems, connect people, and serves as an adviser and mediator.

AeolusARTS is the product of this experience. Carrie looks to further support the making of large art pieces by bringing them to public spaces beyond the playa. Leveraging her international network, organization skills, and love for the arts, she seeks to improve the aesthetic of public spaces, create spaces for artists to advance their craft, and build stronger networks that connect the worldwide artist community.

 

 

LadyBee_BioPicChristine Kristen
Global Project Coordinator

Christine (aka Ladybee) was Burning Man’s art curator from 1999 to 2008, where she dealt with all things visual and aesthetic, including managing the art and the art grant program, photo-editing the Image Gallery, writing art content for the Burning Man website, working with the ARTery, managing the archives, and lecturing and writing about the art of Burning Man.

She has since worked on The Bay Lights and Earth Dance, and has curated several exhibits including The Anxiety Show, Lee Harvey Roswell, Android Jones, and Bruce Barton surrealist collages. She currently manages the Burning Man art collection, works on the Archives and does seasonal projects at the event, including the Souk in 2014 and the Midway in 2015. Her book, The Jewelry of Burning Man, a collaboration with Karen Christians and George Post, will be out in June 2015.

After earning her MFA in sculpture from the Art Institute of Chicago, she spent four years in the Peace Corps, teaching art in Lesotho, Southern Africa, and working with woodcarvers in Jamaica. She has written several articles on popular art in the African Diaspora, including West African sign painting, and the street art of Jamaica. After ten years on the art world treadmill in New York, she moved to San Francisco, found Burning Man, and never looked back.

Her favorite quote…

“What keeps driving the global mind is the generosity and joy we take in creating and sharing.  The global mind is built on the gift culture of every medium of connectedness since the invention of language.  You gain status by what you give away, by the value you create, not the value you take.” – Stewart Brand