Cunningham started selling art when she was 17. Initially she began working in in Watercolor. Later she traveled throughout the Us participating in juried art shows. Commissioned works for designers and architects soon reduced the need to travel allowing her to work primarily from her studio. Over 150 murals for private individuals, commercial businesses, schools, and the City of Wichita exist in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Currently Cunningham works in watercolor, acrylic, handmade paper, and most recently paper sculpture.
Chronilogical Teaching Experiences:
Since April 2002, I have been under contract as a Teaching Artist for Arts Partners, instructing teachers and students in the USD 259 school district using integrated teaching skills to fortify learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies.
Central College,1989-1991. Instructor of Computer Aided Graphic Design/Print Industry related business.
City of Wichita Arts Center (now known as City Arts) – Seasonal part-timeArt Instructor 1989 – 2000. Taught Illustration, Painting, Watercolors, Picture Framing, Children, Adults, and Special Needs
Starky Development: Community Access Program Supervisor Helped special needs clients pursue outside interests, (art interests) learn creative activities and learn to keep a calendar. Provided transportation and stayed with them while they took classes of their choice.
HUD Summer Youth Employment – Summer 1996 and 1997. Created Mural projects for teens seeking employment funded by HUD. Assisted teens in the production of murals around the city while helping them develop job readiness skills. The HUD project was in partnership with the Cultural Arts Division, Parks and Recreation, City of Wichita