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artist , educator

Vernessa Riley Foelix, American artist, educator. Advisor Cultural Planning, Raleigh, 1980; coordinator Children's Arts Programs, Fribourg, Aarau, since 1981.

Background

Foelix, Vernessa Riley was born on November 27, 1951 in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of John Robert and Neta Lee (Townsend) Riley.

Education

Student, Salem College, Winston-Salem, 1971. Bachelor of Science, University North Carolina, 1973. Master of Arts in Art Education, East Carolina University, 1978.

Career

Art teacher public schools, North Carolina, 1973-1975; teacher English, painting, Switzerland, 1981-1991; restoration staff, Dentzel Carousel, Raleigh, 1978-1980; teacher painting, Fribourg, Switzerland, 1981-1991; teacher painting, Pro Senectute, Aarau, Switzerland, since 1991. Lecturer adult education, Aarau, 1994-1995. Artist-in-residence North Carolina Arts Council and National Education Association, Raleigh, 1978-1979.

Membership

Advisor Cultural Planning, Raleigh, 1980. Coordinator Children's Arts Programs, Fribourg, Aarau, since 1981.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, biking, dancing.

Connections

Married Rainer Franz Foelix, July 10, 1943. 1 child, Pascal Andreas.

father:
John Robert Riley

mother:
Neta Lee (Townsend) Riley

spouse:
Rainer Franz Foelix

child:
Pascal Andreas Foelix