CCC Staff

Bryce Brisco Senior Director of Studio Programs

Bryce Brisco 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.

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Maria Rainey

Maria Rainey Executive Administrative Assistant & Operations

Maria is a local of Fayetteville. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BSBA in Economics. Though she is not a professional artist, she loves to try her hand at drawing, painting, and other creative activities. Maria is excited to bring her previous experience in banking and community research to the Community Creative Center.

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!


Denise Cavins Business Office Manager

A transplant to Fayetteville by way of Texas, Denise brings an extensive background in administrative management, event coordination, and public education to the Community Creative Center as Business Office Manager. From launching and managing Fayetteville’s Town Center to teaching English, Drama, and Oral Communication in the public-school setting to managing large public events like the Dickson Street Slide, Denise has a heart for working with start-ups and nonprofits. Denise holds an undergrad in Literature from the University of Texas as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Arkansas and is a licensed teacher in Arkansas. 

Denise is also a free-lance editor and copy writer, but her main claim to fame is Mom to four kids and seven grandkids. When not bossing CCC staff around, Denise spends her time gardening, baking, and going to the lake every chance she gets. 

Lainie Coles-Leslie Marketing Director

Lainie is a Fayetteville native with a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from Arkansas Tech. She is passionate about art in all of its forms as well as CCC's mission to make art accessible to the community. Lainie is a painter, potter, fiber artist, sculptor, who specializes in animal portraiture. In her spare time she is creating, playing trivia, spending time outdoors, or snuggling with her fur babies. 

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Paloma Rodriguez Brand Ambassador

Hello! My name is Paloma Rodriguez I’m a proud Latina who graduate from the University of Arkansas with a major in International business Marketing and minor in Spanish. During my free time I love to spend time with my sweet baby boy, going for walks and of course spending time with mi familia!

Wheel Mobile Staff

Anthony Capo

Anthony Capo Wheel Mobile Engineer

A Miami, Florida native, Anthony finished high school in Eureka Springs and has made Fayetteville his home since graduating from the University of Arkansas. He’s been married to his wife Stacy for 23 years and they have two sons, Carson and Canon.