REBECCA PLUMMER ROHLOFF, PhD

Rebecca Plummer Rohloff is a visual artist, former tenured professor of arts education at Salem State University, and a certified Kripalu yoga instructor at Green Tea Studio and SSU Gasset Fitness Center in Salem, MA. Once a former teacher in Japan and then a high school art teacher, she completed her BA at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1991 followed by her MA/PhD in Art Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana in 2008. Dr. Rohloff is presently authoring a book, Project Imaginarium: Yoga-infused Creative Expression for Transformative Living based on her doctoral work and expertise in arts based inquiry, depth psychology, and East-West healing modalities. She combines reflective, mind-body practices with creative expression that spark others to reach their full, empowered potentials and life callings as cultural producers and change agents. This website will soon be a portal to access such online teachings, resources, and services.

Becca’s Boho Bliss Home Studio is source of her prolific artistic production that is often described as materially eclectic and stylistically whimsical, ranging from mixed media acrylic and ‘sewn’ painting, textile art, and polymer clay wearable art & jewelry. She has taught and exhibited in Southern Japan, IL, PA, MA, and Guatemala with affiliations in arts associations, Zen Centers, Quaker Meetings and Kriplau School of Yoga. As as traveler, she's been seen on local and global streets painting enplein air watercolors that have appeared in Collections such as Barefoot Wanderings, Navigating Chaos, Troubling Myths in Visual Culture, the Global Community, Negotiating Guatemala, and more. Her life partner, Peter Rohloff, a Harvard Global Health physician is founder of Wuqu' Kawoq: Maya Health Alliance that supports healthcare in Maya Language in the Highlands of Guatemala.  She will be relocating to Antigua, Guatemala in June 2019. Contact her at  rprart@gmail.com

Awards

2016 Marblehead Arts Fest, Don Howard Award of Excellence in Mixed Media

2013 Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, MAEA Massachusetts Art Ed Assocation

Articles

Negotiating Guatemala: Life With the Kaqchikel Maya. In Sextant, The Journal of Salem State University, Vol. XIX, No. 1, Spring 2011, pp. 21-31.

Solidarity, Global Scholarship, and the Ethics of Encounter: A Case Study From Guatemala. In E. Delacruz & M. Parsons (2009). Art Education and G.l.o.b.a.l.i.z.a.t.i.o.n. National Art Education Association.

Creative Interventions: Arts-based Living Pedagogy. In McCarthy, C.  (Ed.). (2007). Globalizing cultural studies: Interventions in theory,methods and policy. New York: Peter Lang.

 Beyond the Circus: Grounding A Visual Culture Pedagogy, in Duncum, P. (2006). Classroom practices in visual culture. Reston,VA: NAEA.