Marie Brown, executive director of Handshouse Studio, and Jackson DuBois, interim executive director of the Timber Framers Guild, will discuss taking part in the reconstruction of the spire of Notre Dame and how a couple of American timber framers came to be included in that work.
About the Speakers
Marie is a director and maker who received her MFA in Directing from the University of Texas at Austin, and her BA in Music and Theatre from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and developed a broad range of skills through a devoted practice of life-long learning. She is drawn to collaborations that invite innovative, multi-disciplinary, and educational approaches to challenging questions, is passionate about building connections, cultivating curiosity, and empowering the voice, body, heart, and hand.
Marie joined the Handshouse Studio as Director in 2018. She has also participated as Project Manager and Workshop Leader for the Gourd Banjo Project Workshops/Exhibitions (2018-2020), Faculty for the Toys For Elephants: Thailand travel programs (2019-2020), Project Leader for the Trojan Horse Project (2017-2020), Program Coordinator for the Gwozdziec Synagogue Project: Poland travel programs (2011-2012), Associate Director of Handshouse Studio (2003-2004), and Management Assistant for the Bushnell Turtle Project (2002).
Jackson has been an active member of the Timber Framers Guild for almost 20 years and is currently serving as interim executive director. Raised in the Pacific Northwest he has called central New York home for almost 10 years. His passions include sailing, travel, and working on old buildings.