Lauren Henriksen joined the Santa Fe community in the spring of 2017. She brings with her a diverse background in contemporary fine art and community arts. Lauren graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Ceramics in 2011. Since graduation in Baltimore, her passion for arts and community has taken her to explore California and Colorado, expanding her experience through art residencies, education positions, gallery management, and more. Lauren has worked with at-risk youth, recovering addicts, the elderly, and others, planning programs to encourage curiosity and imagination. Lauren is passionate about volunteering and is currently a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a volunteer pottery teacher at Paseo Pottery.