Arts and Artists

Lia Miller-Co-founder/ED of Creative Aging Network-NC; Visual Arts Teacher

  Lia Miller – Lia is the Co-founder/Executive Director of Creative Aging Network-NC. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in video from Savannah College of Art & Design in 1990. She worked as a videographer, editor and digital artist for about 10 years before changing careers to work with older adults. In 2008, she co-founded Creative Aging Network-NC to enhance healthy aging through meaningful lifelong learning in the arts. In addition to developing and teaching visual arts classes, she works to advance the field of creative aging for healthcare staff, artists, older adults and those closest to them through programming, training, conference presentations, and consultations.  

Jennifer Floyd Donley – Lead Teaching Artist, Creative Aging Network of NC

Jennifer Floyd Donley – Lead Teaching Artist, Creative Aging Network of NC CAN-NC Lead Teaching Artist Jennifer Floyd Donley was educated at the University of Georgia and Ohio University receiving a BFA in graphic design and illustration. Other than creating her own multimedia art, she has found her passion to include teaching others. Her students have ranged in age from 3 to 88. Jennifer is an award-winning artist that has shown her work in Ohio, North Carolina and Georgia. She lives, works and creates in North Carolina. “I am looking for beauty in the ordinary… choosing to find the light, always focusing on color and the natural elegance in our everyday objects and surroundings.” Brought to you by Creative Aging Network of North Carolina.

Sachi Dely – Popular Teaching Artist for NC Creative Aging Network

Sachi Dely – Popular Teaching Artist for North Carolina Creative Aging Network Sachi Dely is an Indigenous Asian American artist based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Sachi was born in Dak Mil Province in Southern Vietnam on October 12, 1998. Vietnam is home to over 30 Indigenous tribes, Sachi is from the Bunong tribe. At the age of two, she and her parents fled Vietnam due to religious persecution and other human rights violations against Indigenous people. She and her parents spent a year and a half at two separate refugee camps in Cambodia before immigrating to the United States as refugees in 2002. In May of 2020, Sachi obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Art with a focus in painting and a double minor in East Asian Studies and Business Administration at Guilford College. Currently, she works as a teaching artist for the NC Aging Network while pursuing her own career in Art, Acting, Writing, and Directing. Brought to Sage Stream by NCCAN.