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STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sean Pinion | President

Sean is a transplant from Louisiana and has lived in Colorado Springs since 2016. He is an avid volunteer in the community and has coordinated several projects in Colorado Springs. His work is inspired by the beauty of the natural world and melds it with his own imagination. Sean brings a wealth of technical, strategic, and financial knowledge to the board and hopes to contribute to it's growth and development.

Kai Gaynor Secretary

Kai is a Colorado Springs artist, community advocate and resident of over 10 years. Her career is as a freelance artist and owner of a local art shop called Momo-XO, where she sells variety of art prints, stickers, and etc. Her creative mantra is: "Till death we do art.", which stresses the importance of the creation process as a constant pursuit of self exploration and fulfillment she will.


Callie GribbinsBoard Member

Callie is a local promoter/ music enthusiast. She moved to Colorado Springs in January 2020, before the start of Covid-19. Quickly emerging herself in “underground” live music, to escape the pandemic; she found a community. You can now find her partnering with local artists and venues to produce engaging events across the Pikes Peak region! Callie would like to bring a greater awareness to local artists (communities), and believes "everyone deserves a spot on the map.”

Ari Flatt | Vice President

Ari has lived in Colorado Springs for most of her life with roots in local theater groups. She has dabbled in everything from sculpting, fencing, acting, voiceover work to standup comedy. Her current role is working as a Communications Specialist for locally owned and operated full service agency called Adpro Results. She is attending the University of Colorado Colorado Springs for her bachelor’s degree in Organizational and Strategic Communications and is passionate about the local community and hopes to expand her involvement.

Lilly Gray | Events Coordinator

Lilly is an environmentalist, wisdom enthusiast, barista, social activist and creative who has found home to the springs since birth. Multifaceted she values and explores expression between the limits of human condition. Whether use of poetry with pencil, paint, language and voice, fabric, body, or space, Lilly leaks art to light up her world. You’ll find her making lattes at your local cafe, thrifting vintage trinkets and threads, listening to cassettes and live music, playing with worms, engaged in social activism, crafting, or sharing a beer with friends.


Daniel Logan | Board Member

Daniel is a local artist that paints primarily animals, landscapes, and what he describes as the grit of life using a mixed media of acrylic and charcoal. After getting out of the military in 2019, Daniel pursued his passion for art by graduating from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in 2022 with a Bachelors in Illustration. In 2023 Daniel started his own art business and has been pursuing his love for art ever since. 

Kay Picard | Treasurer

A native of Colorado Springs, her recent retirement has given Kay time to devote to art, hers and others. Primarily self-taught, Kay has surrounded herself with other artists who keep her enthused and charged-up to try other mediums and experiment with other techniques. She prides herself on creating a diverse mix of art: mosaics, glass, clay, acrylic, ink, fabric, and the list goes on. She joined the PPAC board in November 2023 to fulfill a desire to see the arts community grow and strengthen in Colorado Springs. She is a member of the Great Create Art Group of Denver, Lakewood Arts Council, Society of Decorative Painters, and executive board member of the Pikes Peak Arts Council.


K'Lynne Saunders | Curator

K’Lynne is a retired educator and Navy Veteran focused today on a journey back to her artistic self through her oil painting. She has a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics, a minor in Air Traffic Control Technology and Post Baccalaureate teaching certifications in Mathematics and Art. She received a Teacher of the Year Award for innovative teaching of art in a technology environment. In 2004, she moved into school administration, but continued to be involved in the local arts, teaching painting and creating her own works as time permitted. She is excited at the point in her life because she can devote 100% of her time to her passion for art.

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1902 E. Boulder St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

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