43Gowri SavoorGowri Savoor, is a visual artist and teaching artist, whose practice includes sculpture, painting and the Indian art of Rangoli. Born in England, she was educated in Manchester and Leeds, and moved to the United States in 2007. Having trained with organizations such as Walk the Plank, she has been teaching local communities to host school and district-wide lantern parades in the UK, and the US.

She is passionate about bringing art to the community through participatory art events and has been a teaching artist for over 17 years. Since 2010, Savoor has been the the co-organizer and artistic director of A River of Light in Waterbury, as well as facilitator of numerous parades in towns across New England.

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