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Stevie Mack

Stevie Mack is the founder and owner of CRIZMAC Art & Cultural Education and Travel. She holds a Master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Arizona and taught art in the public schools for 13 years. In 1985, she founded CRIZMAC to publish and distribute quality art education resources for teachers. In 1989, she was selected as the Outstanding Art Educator in Arizona. The National Art Education Association recognized her accomplishments with the Distinquished Service Award in 1998. She has published widely, and produced numerous New York Film Festival award-winning video programs.

CRIZMAC’s travel program, Journeys of Art and Soul, organized and led by Stevie has offered art and cultural, culinary and literary trips to both domestic and international destinations for over twenty years. Committed to your satisfaction, Stevie with the help of her staff and her husband Mike Grassinger, attends to all of the trip details with the intention of offering an educational and completely enjoyable experience to her travelers. After years of taking groups to Mexico to participate in the Days of the Dead celebration, in 2011 she co-authored the book Day of the Dead on the colorful traditions of the holiday. Her second title, Days of the Dead Folk Art was released in 2015.

In 2001 she opened the CRIZMAC Art and Cultural Marketplace and Gallery, a unique retail store, that featured the work of local artists and artists from around the world. Special events and exhibitions were held at the Marketplace & Gallery throughout the year. Ms. Mack gives presentations and teaches art and cultural classes through a variety of community organizations.

 

Dan Chavez

Dan Chavez is a local freelance photographer and photojournalist whose passion for photography began when he first used his Father’s 35 mm camera as a teenager. Having traveled extensively exploring and researching locations in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Cuba and Colonial Mexico, his inspiration and subject matter is drawn from an interest in history and art as well as a fascination with architecture and culture. “Individuals can look at the same subject matter, yet each person’s experience is unique and their own. Through my camera lens, my images and articles will allow individuals to experience the beauty of other places and other times.” Having visited Mexico City numerous times in recent years Chavez’s enthusiasm and curiosity will lend a unique perspective and knowledge to the upcoming Frida and Diego’s Mexico City Tour.