An award-winning visual artist, Tricia Rose Burt expanded her creative focus from studio art to writing and performing in 2008. She is a featured guest storyteller with The Moth, the acclaimed international storytelling collective and her stories are frequently broadcast on the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour as well as The Moth’s podcast. In addition, she is part of The Moth’s corporate training arm, which conducts storytelling workshops for many of America’s leading organizations. Her one-woman show, How to Draw a Nekkid Man, was selected for the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, further honored to be included in the FringeNYC Encore series, curated for the Nashville Sideshow Fringe Festival, and selected for NYC’s United Solo Theatre Festival. An audio recording of the show is available both on CDBaby and iTunes. Burt is currently working on a memoir, while maintaining a (somewhat) weekly blog at www.triciaroseburt.com.
In a previous life, Tricia developed communications and training programs for leading business institutions, including Harvard Business School Publishing and Fidelity Investments. After nearly 15 years, she decided to redirect her creative energies from business to the arts. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Nita Andrews has resided in Franklin, Tn since 1997. She and her husband, Al, have two sons. Hunter lives in Nashville and Brent is a freshman at Western Kentucky University..
Nita devotes her time to leading creativity groups every week. She enjoys guiding women through the creative process and often uses paintings, films, poems, and music to stimulate conversation on relevant themes of our lives.
Most week days you can find her discovering a new art medium or inventing a recipe in the kitchen. Nita paints landscapes and creates multi media installations as well. Her current fascination in art is the medium of encaustic. She works out of a studio in the Germantown village in downtown Nashville.
Nita is an author of two study guides and she is currently working on a book about creativity and the use of poetry in contemplation and spiritual growth. Nita is an adjunct professor in the department of theology and philosophy at King University. She has a degree in Theology and a Masters in Counseling from Grace Seminary.
Nita loves art, poetry, and theology and the family’s Border Terrier, named Hobbs. Nita and Al are active at three ministries, Porter’s Call, Thistle Farms (paper studio), and St. Augustine’s Chapel at Vanderbilt.