Who We Are
Jay Wegman runs the Abrons. Prior to joining Henry Street in 2006, he served as Canon for Liturgy and the Arts at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine from 1993-2003 and was a Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC from 2004-5. Jay is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Yale University.
Adrian Geraldo Saldaña
Adrian originally joined the Abrons Arts Center in 2007 as a marketing intern. He currently oversees the Abrons' communications, marketing and PR, and financial management. In 2010 he received his MPA from the Wagner School at NYU, and he has begun curating exhibitions through the Abrons Gallery program. Adrian was born and raised in Texas and resides in Brooklyn.
Education Programs Manager
Anna began teaching dance in 1999 at the Dance Company in St. Augustine, Florida. In 2001 Anna moved to Miami, where she was awarded a full scholarship to the New World School of the Arts College. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance in 2005. Upon relocating to New York City she became a member of the Urban Ballet Theater, dancing and teaching master classes throughout the country. Anna has been teaching on the Abrons Arts Center faculty since 2005.
Director of StudioLab
Carolyn manages artist teaching residencies, supports visual arts exhibitions and residency programs, and develops public programming. She has worked in New York City and South Florida as an artist, curator, and art educator at institutions including the Teachers College of Columbia, New York University, New Museum, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, and Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Carolyn received her M.S. Edu in Museum Leadership at Bank Street College, completed a B.F.A. in Sculpture and B.A. in Art History at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Kansas City Art Institute, and Florida Atlantic University.
Patron Services Associate
David is responsible for the information center/front desk area/lobby, providing a gateway for the exchange of information, thereby facilitating the needs of a vibrant cross-section of patrons/students/performers/staff/general art enthusiasts/neighborhood residents/random passers-by. David's previous art-milieu experiences include similar stints with Anthology Film Archives and Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Director of Visual Arts
Jonathan organizes the gallery exhibitions, AIRspace residency program, and visual art classes. Prior to 2008, when he started at Abrons, he was an artist in resident at the CORE Program Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He received his MFA in sculpture from UCLA, and is the recipient of an Aunspaugh Fellowship from the University of Virginia. Jonathan's artwork has been exhibited internationally including Recess, NY, Mixed Greens Gallery, NY, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY, Learning by Doing at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Outpost, CTRL Gallery, Material Culture, Fort Worth, and the Library Project, Galerie fur Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany.
Evening Front Desk Associate
Julia is a Lower East Side resident and has extensive experience in the business world She is currently employed full time at Lawyers for Children as a data entry worker, meeting the needs of the attorneys and social workers who deal with foster care and neglected children throughout the city.
Education Programs Associate
Kim is responsible for registering students for workshops and classes. She also manages the music department. Kim has been with Henry Street since 1987, working full time as a receptionist and clerk at Youth Services. She has also worked at Governuer and Bellevue Hospitals.
Rose provides direction and day to day management of several key functions, including administration, operations, human resources, liaison, also assists with events and supports the director with projects, as needed. Prior to joining Henry Street in 2005, she worked for The World Travel Specialist Group for Lawyers, as the Facilities Coordinator. Rose attended Pace University in 1984.