RTIST BIOGRAPHY Jean Minuchin is the founder and director of the non-profit, WORLD AND EYE ARTS CENTER, inc. since 2010. The venue is a culmination of her work as an artist and director of programs and services artists and participants through performances, exhibits and workshops. World and Eye explores the role of the artist as visionary and truth teller on questions of social justice. It was Jean’s goal to provide a place for herself and other professional artists who needed a showcase for their work and to provide a lens on creativity focused on social concerns. Jean received her BFA in art and MA in performing arts. Her performance pieces are highly visual including mask and puppetry. Sculptures include character and story, blending the forms of theater and art. She has exposed herself to direct contact with contemporary artists in dance, theater and puppetry such as Pilobolous Dance Theater, Bread and Puppet in London and Superior Concept annual puppet pageant in Morenesio, Italy. Her work as an artist has appeared at The Boca Museum of Art 61st Annual Exhibition and Competition; Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Gross-McCleaf gallery in Philadelphia; In Boston at the Brazelton-Cutting Gallery; In New York she showed annually at the Ward-Nasse Gallery and in Mexico City at Galeria Kin. Her original theatrical works have appeared at a National Puppetry Conference Fringe Festival, as part of two NYU Forums, The Rane Gallery in New Mexico, The Eugene O’Neill Puppetry Conference, MOCA’s "5 Minutes of Fame", and THE NERVE Performance Art Festival. Jean's puppet plays "Beneath the Hood", "Odyssey in the Land of Shadows" and "Still Life of an Orange and Other Puppet Parables" have been in various venues and festivals including The Hollywood Fringe Festival. As a director/educator Jean created and ran two programs in addition to World and Eye. Jean conceived of and implemented a bilingual drama program at Milam K-8 Center in Hialeah helping teens to create and perform original theatrical works. Jean also developed a multicultural theater program at the Charles River Studio in Boston including yearly productions by her group "The Fables Repertory". After moving back to Massachusetts in 2020, she is currently co-directing a new theater group of puppeteers and performance artists named "Paper, String, Revolt".