Visual Arts Faculty
 

Rosemarie Adcock

Rosemarie Adcock is founder and president of Arts for Relief and Missions, which is devoted to communicating the Gospel from the cultural sphere of the arts. She is a professional fine artist, published author, and international conference speaker, with a heart to equip people to transform our culture for God.

Milton Coronado

Milton Coronado, also known as “Milt-One” and “Pastor Graff”, was born in Chicago, IL on July 4, 1980 in an Adventist home from Mexican immigrants. Though he experienced the trauma of losing both parents at a young age, street violence, and abuse, it did not stop him from accomplishing great goals. In 2002 he graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago accomplishing a Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration and Design.


Gaining much experience in a variety of mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, aerosol, and the airbrush, he has expanded his list of clientele throughout his education and post-graduation. He has done work for the Chicago’s Mayor’s Office of Special Events, Chicago Public Schools, Pacific Press Publishing, McDonald’s, and a variety of other publishing and educational institutions.


He has worked as a freelance artist, teacher assistant, Dean of a Seventh-day Adventist high school, Associate Pastor, and as a counselor. He is also an ordained elder in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Today, he serves as Assistant Director of Education for CAASE (Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation), where he empowers young people to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation.


With a solid background in several areas, today Coronado is recognized as a dynamic public speaker and international muralist where he travels teaching about the positive influence of art and service, and its strong impact for uniting communities and transforming lives. He also gives back by giving his time and talent in order to raise financial support for several organizations. Some of them include, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Lurie Children’s Hospital, American Red Cross Association, and has also participated with several charities.


He has been married to Celia for 12 years and they have two boys. Jaiden who is 11, and Jonah who is 6.

Linda Harris-Iorio

Apostle Linda Harris-Iorio is an award- winning illustrator and graphic designer. She is a pioneer in the revival of the arts in the church and one of the first to paint and teach prophetically during church services, Christian concerts, women’s retreats and Christian conferences.


While in college Linda studied fine arts and graphic design. After graduation she started her own graphic design business and continues today to design Christian logos, book covers, DVD and CD covers.


Linda’s prophetic art is featured on the Elijah List. She has painted live for many well know Christian leaders including Paul Wilbur,  Donnie McClurkin, Chuck Pierce, Judy Jacobs, Heidi Baker, John Eckhardt, Todd Bentley, Julie Meyer, Peter Wagner, Pamela Hardy, Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda.

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JoEl Kikke (Joey)

It sounds like a cliché, but I have always been interested in art. I remember drawing on everything as a child. I became a Jesus Follower during the Jesus Movement, and wanted to be an artist for Jesus! I earned a BA in Studio Art and Secondary Education from Northeastern Illinois University. After a few years teaching art in the Chicago Public Schools, Snippets of Life Studio was launched. Now I spend my time painting and teaching workshops. Next to the amazing family and friends I’ve been blessed with, being an artist for Jesus has been the thrill of my life. AND the best is yet to come!

 

 

Rosie Martindale

Rosie Martindale enjoys creating art which explores introspective communication with God. She holds an M.A. from Governors State University in Fine Art, with a concentration in Painting. Rosie currently teaches drawing and painting. She has exhibited her constructions, paintings, and miniature art locally and nationally.

 

Rosie's deep appreciation for the world God made and its inhabitants has its roots in roaming the world with her evangelist parents, camping and hearing great preaching from babyhood. She creates art and writes stories to inspire and encourage fellow travelers to let Jesus Christ be the author of their life stories.

Jay Peters

www.alleywaystudios.com

Jay Peters founded Alleyway Studios in 2000. Since that time the company has been involved in a wide variety of projects. Initially it filmed and edited music videos for local bands and youth groups. From there it branched out into short films, commercials and promotional videos for various corporations. In 2013 it produced its first feature film, Athanasius: Revolutionary Of Orthodoxy. Currently, Jay teaches film and photography at Kankakee Trinity Academy and freelances throughout the midwest area.

Elmer "Charlie Rooster" Yazzie

Born in Shiprock, New Mexico, (’54), Yazzie is an enrolled member of the Navajo tribe. Boyhood days were spent on the reservation, where he was educated both at Shiprock Elementary School and Rehoboth Mission School, later attending Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and earning a B.A. in Art Education (’76).

He began his career as a full time art educator for grades K-12, and has developed his own art while teaching full or part time since August of 1976. Yazzie’s art has captured the attention of art appreciators and students world-wide.

Yazzie’s unique use of the yucca plant for his watercolor brushes has brought many opportunities for presentations, lectures, exhibits and seminars. Invited to show and teach in China, Germany, Israel, Belize and throughout North America, he is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. His work as both artist and educator enables the learner to understand his Navajo culture and its artistic expression. Cultural lectures on various art forms of the Navajo are well received at all age levels.

Acrylic and watercolor paintings are the focus of Yazzie’s works. He specializes in painting “sky-scapes” and symbolic life themes in a variety of sizes.

Spirituality permeates Yazzie’s life and his art. In his words, “Art must communicate uniqueness because it is inspired.”

Yazzie resides near Gallup, New Mexico, where he enjoys visiting and conversing about art over a cup of coffee. He teaches art and coaches the cross country teams at Rehoboth Christian School.

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