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Board of Directors

Kim “Kimfer” Flanery-Rye

She / Her

CHAIR

BIO

With an entrepreneurial spirit, creative mind, and passion for service, Kim is a season professional with 20+ years of experience with a diverse background in art, design, communication, training, digital marketing, brand strategy, executive leadership, and design. She pursues organization development specifically focused on the IDEA: Inclusion = Diversity + Equity+ Accessibility, allows you to build culture from the inside out.

As a past executive, current Adjunct Professor and holder of an MBA in executive leadership, Kim understands that the heart and mind help bring balance to people and business. She is a fierce advocate for the community, spending her time volunteering and donating to bring positive changes and support the organizations around her.

Above all, Kim is someone who absolutely loves a creative mind, an artistic eye, and a wicked sense of style…in whatever form.

Juanita Clemente

She / Her

VICE CHAIR

BIO

A native of Washington State, Juanita grew up in the Tacoma/Lakewood area and received a B.A. from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She is the Chambers Deputy for The Honorable Richard A. Jones at the United States District Court, Western District of Washington in Seattle. For over two decades, she has been dedicated to public service and a trusted team member of the Court.

Juanita understands firsthand that representation matters and is committed to advancing Urban ArtWorks’ mission in connecting area youth with professional teaching artists to create public art murals throughout the Seattle neighborhoods. Juanita daydreams daily of returning to Paris, is a Mama to two giant cats, played guitar and sang in a pop punk band, enjoys tennis, and is someone you want on your rock trivia team. She loves music, meatballs, coffee, and movies…separately and sometimes together.

Elizabeth Hodges

She / Her

TREASURER + YOUTH EMPOWERMENT CHAIR

BIO

Elizabeth Hodges is passionate about the Urban ArtWorks mission and feels grateful for the opportunity to support it via board leadership. Elizabeth credits the Seattle Public Schools art teachers that nurtured her artistic abilities, first at McClure middle school and then at Franklin High School, for giving her the confidence to pursue and earn a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Clark Atlanta University, paint murals in public schools as an AmeriCorps member, and embrace her work as an art gallery assistant fresh out of college.

Elizabeth is currently the Executive Director of the local affiliate of a national nonprofit whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Prior to her present role, Elizabeth served as the inaugural Greater Seattle Executive Director of an award-winning national STEM nonprofit focused on girls attending high needs schools, implemented a pilot program geared toward unemployed and underemployed single mothers and their children as part of a national two-generation poverty prevention initiative, and served as the inaugural Director of Youth & Family Empowerment with a local workforce development organization.

Elizabeth completed her graduate studies at Clark Atlanta University, earning a Master of Social Work with a concentration in school social work. She spends her free time with her husband, Reuben, trying new restaurants, looking for the best local coffee shops, and appreciating public art.

Angelina Villalobos

She / Her

ARTIST ENGAGEMENT CHAIR

BIO

With a focus on education and leading by example, Angelina is a muralist and teaching artist in Seattle, working with the community on public art projects and workshops. Her goal is to create safe and beautiful spaces for community members by engaging them in mindful installations. With a love for working with youth she challenges their brilliant minds to think about their roles within the rapid growth of our city. Angelina’s work strives to engage the viewer to be a part of their environment through observation, critique, & participation. She believes that community engagement is vital to successful art planning and that art should be accessible to all.

LAUREN LUNDBERG

She / Her

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

BIO

An East Coast Transplant with a passion for philanthropy and advocacy, Lauren came to Seattle 8 years ago to pursue her Master’s in Public Administration at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Since then, she has worked with several Seattle non-profits in program and campaign fundraising, advocacy, economic development, and outreach.

As the Deputy Director at the SODO Business Improvement Area she has seen the transformative impact art can have on a neighborhood. Via the SODO Track, wrapped signal boxes, and hidden beautiful murals, art has brought a bright light to the industrial community and has brought so many people together. Lauren is eager to work and engage with diverse communities to bring people together for the greater good around a shared goal.

Barry Johnson

He / Him

MARKETING CHAIR

BIO

Barry Johnson is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist whose work explores race, community, and culture. He has held residencies throughout the Puget Sound region, Hawaii, Tulum, and Argentina. Barry recently authored and illustrated a children’s book titled, Oh What Wonderful hair and his work has been shown and collected around the world ranging in mediums and sizes. He has also created multiple permanent works across King and Pierce County.

Barry has also spoken at a TEDx event in Seattle about the power of creating multiple personas to aid you in your career. He has received multiple grants and awards including the Edwin T. Pratt Award, smART Ventures award, the 2018 GAP Award and he was a finalist for the Conductive Garboil Grant in 2018 and he was a finalist for the Neddy in 2020. Barry is currently going to school to be an architect and lives in Federal Way.

Devin Reynolds

He / Him

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

BIO

Devin Reynolds works for the Ballard Alliance, the neighborhood’s business improvement district. His role includes running a public art program, producing large-scale community events, creating vibrancy through business attraction and more. In 2018, he was instrumental in the Ballard Alliance’s efforts to create a public art program, which ultimately has resulted in the installation of vinyl artwork on seven SDOT utility boxes, the Western Towboat mural on Market Street, 25 storefront murals during COVID-related temporary business closures and the five-mural Ballard Blossom Project. Through his work with the owners of the Ballard Blossom space, Reynolds spearheaded the creation of a short-term, pop-up incubator space for local small businesses.
Devin has a degree in Community, Environment & Planning from the University of Washington’s Department of Urban Design & Planning. Through that program, he was able to combine his passion for community-building and public arts—fueled, in part, by seeing local art and mural installations around him. These impactful local artworks included Ellen Picken’s Star Sister mural at the Sorrento Hotel and Nathan Watkins’ Sunlight Over First Hill I-5 column murals.
Reynolds is a long-time musician and songwriter, and back in 2006, his band was signed to an indie record-label, recorded an album and toured in 33 states. He grew up in Dallas-Fort Worth and relocated to Seattle with his family in 2010.

SUNG PARK

He / Him

BIO

Sung Park grew up in Seattle after moving from South Korea at the age of 7. His earliest memories are of drawing out the steps of making a peanut butter & jelly sandwich in elementary when he was still learning the english language. This sparked his love for art and attended UW graduating with a BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Art, and a BFA in Visual Communications. He then worked as a product designer for various companies for 15+ years before switching fields to product management.

In 2020, he decided to take a break and pursue his PMBA at Seattle University and will be graduating in Dec 2022. In his some 22+ years of working experience, he has seen first hand the importance of representation, inclusion, diversity, and having a seat and a voice at the table. Sung is very excited to be a part of Urban Artworks and looks forward to making a positive contribution to the young artists, the community, and the organization.

Michael Gonzalez

He / Him

BIO

Born in Ventura, California, Michael is a child of immigrant parents from Jalisco, Mexico, whose deep roots are from Indegiounous and European lineages. A professional in Information Technology, he has been experiencing and managing the ever changing world of technology for over 40 years. Blessed with beautiful opportunities in his life to live and experience multiculturalism and international travel, he enjoys embracing the great diversity of mythology, arts, music, and the spirituality of our world. He spends his free time advancing philanthropic pursuits, volunteering in the community, and creating musical compositions. He currently resides in The Emerald City – Seattle, WA.

Lakshmi Narayanee

She / Her

BIO

Lakshmi endeavors everyday to navigate with curiosity as her compass and loves to learn, unlearn and listen for a living. She was born and raised in India, holds an MBA degree and has over 13 years of work experience across India, Middle East/Africa and more recently Seattle (yay PNW!). She is an active advocate of DEI and has built several programs that champion the cause of under-represented communities, and is now looking to broaden the realm of impact in the community through Urban Artworks. She works hard to build nimble, curious and kind teams that advocate for each other and celebrate each other’s growth. She is inspired by how cultural and cognitive diversity challenges her to broaden her perspectives, continuously evolve and become a better version of herself. Lakshmi is a (super) amateur DIY art dabbler who gifts hand-made painted rocks/ coasters/ bookmarks that her friends kindly accept; she has volunteered in a few energizing UA mural gigs and is looking forward to participating in more such in coming times. She also loves to read (and hoard) books on her Kindle, saunter in Seattle to be blown away by nature’s bounty at every nook and enjoys coffee, conversations of all kinds.
Lakshmi is passionate about art, representation, youth, equity and is beyond thrilled to join Urban Artworks and meaningfully contribute to its mission.

Past Board Chairs

Kifaya Dawud

Kat Latet

Rebecca Jacobs

Tim Jones

Annie Arnold

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