Executive Director, archi-treasures
Joyce Fernandes is a cultural worker whose career encompasses extensive experience in arts administration, lecturing and teaching, critical writing, and visual arts practice. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Her primary focus has been to develop innovative community arts practices. Joyce has been Executive Director of archi-treasures since 1998. Joyce has a history of working hard to facilitate strong community partnerships by recognizing and honoring the tremendous assets and resources that are available in all communities by designing creative projects that leverage and complement those assets. Joyce has also worked as the Director of Exhibitions and Events at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.