Misha McGlown - also affectionately known as Omo Misha - has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in the arts and education. She served as Program Director and Curator for the LeRoy Neiman Art Center from 2011 through February 2015 and has curated exhibitions and art events on behalf of Community Works NYC, City College Center for the Arts, Jack & Jill of America, Inc., No Longer Empty, Harlem Community Development Corporation, Helene Fuld College, Knox Gallery, the NYC Parks Department and Columbia University. Additionally, Misha has worked with the Curriculum Art Project at Symphony Space since 2003, has facilitated programming for The Sugar Hill Museum of Art & Storytelling, and previously managed programs for The Children’s Art Carnival, Congreso Girls’ Center (PA) and Artists Collective for Social Change (NJ).
She has been featured on HGTV, National Public Radio, and in numerous local and national print publications; has exhibited throughout New York City and executed public art installations on behalf of the Harlem River Park Task Force and the 125th Street Business Improvement District (2011), and; has been awarded artistic grants by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2011), Puffin Foundation (2007, 2010) and Harlem Arts Alliance (2008, 2009 and 2013).
A two-time published author, Misha is also Managing Editor for the Morningsider, an on-line guide to Uptown living, and is a contributing writer to Of Note Magazine, which features global artists using the arts as tools for social change.