Illustration Teaching Artist
STAFF + INSTRUCTORS
Derrick is an accomplished artist and teacher. Known in the Grand Rapids community by the moniker “VitoArt,” his paintings adorn the walls of many local homes, businesses, and institutions; notably, HopCat, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, and Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. He has taught art classes for the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Artists Creating Together (ACT), and Bethany Christian Services, among others. He has an enthusiastic interest in art community development and youth mentoring. He works and host exhibitions and events from his spacious art loft on Grand Rapids’ Avenue for the Arts.