Kim Whitt, fiber artist and painter, holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Dance from The University of Southern Mississippi with graduate studies in Process Pedagogy, and is certified to teach K-12 in visual and performing arts. Kim taught creative movement, visual art and drama for 10 years in the Laurel School District, is a past Fellow member of the Mississippi Craftsman’s Guild as an accomplished textile artist, and has taught weaving to all ages, beginner to advanced. Whitt served as the Arts Education Director for the Mississippi Arts Commission for eight years where she administered grants and provided technical assistance to schools, individual artists, teaching artists and organizations throughout the state. She oversaw the Teaching Artist Roster and the Visual Artists and Craftsmen programming for MAC in addition to developing arts education programming and initiatives. She and her husband John, a stained glass artist of over 30 years, have Sweetwater Studios, Inc. in Moselle, MS.