Artist INC Houston Facilitators
Meet the Artist INC Houston team which includes a diverse group of local artists and creatives leaders.
  • Outspoken Bean

    Emanuelee “Outspoken Bean” is a performance poet, writer, compassionate mentor, electric entertainer, and an educator. Bean travels the country performing his original works and inspiring creative minds. Bean is a military brat but, calls San Antonio, Texas home and since high school Bean has been producing shows and performing continuously. That work ethic has taken him to Trinidad to Off-Broadway New York City and across the Houston Metropolitan where he inspires people from all walks of life to find their voice. He is a Texas Poet Laureate nominee, ranked 9th in the Individual World Poetry Slam 2013, ranked 2nd in collaborative poetry at Group Piece Finals 2013 and, is ranked 11th at National Poetry Slam 2014 (both with Houston VIP). He started performing spoken-word in 2005. In his senior year at Prairie View A&M, Bean founded and coached the University’s first poetry slam team. In their first year, they won the title in their region and grabbed the 8th place ranking in the country at College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI ’08). Bean has also worked with the Harris County Department of Education, Houston’s Young Audiences: Arts for Learning and Texas Commission for the Arts, and Houston Grand Opera. He serves as the Project Coordinator, Lead Coach and mentor for Meta-Four Houston, a project under Writers in the Schools’ WITS Performance program. Where professional performance/slam poets encourage self-expression and literacy among Houston’s youth through creative writing and performance.

  • Eepi Chaad

    Eepi Chaad is an arts access advocate, a working studio artist, and an environmentalist. Each passion feeds the other and this has informed her mission. After studying architecture at the University of Houston with a focus on sustainability, Eepi decided to shift her career path to focus on a different way supporting healthy social practices. She worked to develop her personal artistic practice while concurrently working in arts outreach by creating continuing professional development programming for artists and arts educators. Eepi went on to work as a residency coordinator & teaching artist for an eco-art non-profit on the Gulf Coast that bridged the gap between arts access and ecology through public art projects and outdoor adventures to promote conservation of coastal margins. Eepi was then selected as one of the first resident artists for the City of Houston, where she worked with immigrant and refugee populations to create communal art as an exercise in creative placemaking. Most recently, Eepi has joined Art League Houston where she is spearheading the growth of the organization’s outreach and arts access programming. Eepi believes that just like art, every community is built of ingenuity & creativity therefore these practices must be utilized in tandem to grow a successful and healthy society for all.

  • Tami Merrick Moschioni

    Tami Merrick Moschioni has lived/worked for the past 16 years at her studio in the First Ward Cultural Arts District in Houston, Texas. She has extensive studies at Art League and is completing a certification at MFAH Glassell School of Art with major in painting and sculpture. In addition, she has a Master of Architecture degree. She received a Houston City Initiative Grant for an international collaboration project. “Rorpost Collaboration Project” was created with her artist critique organization called Art Chatter. She is also was part of a two artist collaborative sculpture commission at the George R. Brown convention in Houston. Process and color field with juxtapositions of flatten forms are inherent in her art career. She experiments in multi layered mediums including: ink, Mylar, collage, acrylic/ enamel/ oil paints, wood, and salvaged materials. Her sculptural work is still in exploration and flux in terms of medium and materials. Most recent series worked mostly in assemblage of found materials from Houston Building recycle center.

  • Nicola Parente

    A Houston resident for 29 years, Italian American artist Nicola Parente currently works out of his studio at Winter Street Studios. Working in a variety of media, he engages the viewer in dialogues of human encounter within the urban environment. Most recent projects and exhibition include “Genesis” a museum exhibit at the Museo de Guadalupe in Mexico. Earlier this year Parente partnered with Writers in the Schools (WITS) to transform trees on Buffalo Bayou Park into “Poet-Trees” during National Poetry Month. This interactive installation had more than 7,000 visitors over the course of 4 weeks. In 2016-17, Parente’s paintings were part of a touring exhibition between Esbjerg Denmark and Houston TX. In 2014, Parente was featured as one of Houston’s 100 creatives by HoustonPress and was the featured artist in the Bayou Review, a literary and visual arts journal published by the University of Houston.

  • Dominique Røyem

    Dominique Røyem is the Music Director of the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra. An active guest conductor, she has worked with ensembles such as the Ukrainian State Orchestra, Plevin Philharmonic, Galveston Symphony, Moores Opera Center, Sugarland Opera, HBU Opera Theatre, and the Houston Civic Orchestra. She was the Resident Conductor for Bayou City Concert Musicals, Music Director for Houston Grand Opera’s Opera to Go!  during the 12-13 and 13-14 seasons, and the Conducting Fellow for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season.   She has a Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Houston Moores School of Music. Her dissertation, entitled “Generic Integration and Its Expressive Potential in the Music of Kurt Weill and Richard Rodgers,” uses semiotic and genre theory to illuminate the similarities between opera and musical theatre in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Dominique currently lectures at the Women’s Institute of Houston.


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  • Chris Thomas

    Christopher Thomas began dancing and entertaining at a very young age, by the time he reached 11 Thomas was already being featured in commercials. Taking a break during his teen years to focus on sports and college Thomas returned to his true love, dance, and in 2007 began traveling the world. Thomas has visited 24 countries as a teacher, choreographer, and performer. Through corporate entertainment Thomas has performed alongside Steven Tyler, Keith Urban, Sugar Ray, Life House, Natasha Bedingfield, 69 Boyz, Flo Rida, Kendrick Lamar, and more.

  • Lori Yuill

    Lori Yuill is an independent choreographer, performer and teaching artist.  Her work challenges audiences to look at dance in new ways, and aims to create and connect to community through movement. She did her undergraduate work at TCU and then moved to Guatemala to perform and teach with Momentum Danza Contemporanea.  In 2000 Lori returned to Houston and performed with Suchu Dance.  In 2003 Lori moved to NY to pursue a masters degree at Sarah Lawrence College. She spent the next decade in New York and DC performing for Sara Rudner, Anneke Hansen, Milka Djordjevich, Stephanie Miracle, and Daniel Burkholder/The Playground.  Lori’s choreography has been presented internationally in Paraguay, Guatemala, Brooklyn, NYC, and Houston.  She was a 2014-2015 Artist in Residence at Dance Source Houston and received an Artist Project Grant from Houston Art Alliance to make “The Story of a Space”, a site specific piece set in Tranquility Park.

  • Angela Carranza

    Artist INC Houston program administrator

  • Reyes Ramirez

    Artist INC Houston program administrator