CCC Staff

CCC Executive Director and Teaching Artist Bryce Brisco

Bryce Brisco,

Executive Director

Bryce originally hails from rural Northwestern Arkansas. After receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts with Honors, in Painting from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, he pursued the study of functional pottery in North Carolina, and Louisiana. He attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where he received a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics. He served four years as an Artist-in-Residence at the Appalachian Center for Craft, in Smithville, Tennessee. Bryce has participated in numerous national juried shows and held eight solo exhibitions. He has published articles in Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, CFile Ceramics, and Ceramics Arts and Perception. Most recently, he has returned home to the Ozarks to establish an independent workshop.

Anita Cowan,

Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships

Hi, I’m Anita Cowan, I like holding hands and going for long walks on the beach.  I also like watching romantic comedies while cuddling…oh wait, wrong profile.

I’ve worked in Broadcast Media here in Northwest Arkansas for over 25 years as the Marketing, Promotions and Events Director for 10 Radio stations in two markets, where I created many great events such as the World’s Largest Baby Shower, Wingfest and the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. I truly feel blessed to live in Fayetteville.   I love the people, the trails and the natural beauty our area has to offer. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, riding my bicycle, gardening, cooking and recently became certified to teach yoga. I’m excited to be a part of the Community Creative Center.  My son and I have enjoyed taking art classes at the Center and now I’m part of the team!

Portrait of Anita Cowan, Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships
Photo of Mary Carriker

Mary Carriker,

Office Administrator