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About Terry Rosenfelder

After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from NYU, Terry and his wife, Chris, served two years in the US Peace Corps, teaching middle school science, English, algebra, and art at Abeyie School in Debre Sina in the cool highlands of Ethiopia, where the scenery was spectacular, the people were friendly, and the students were eager to learn. Chris and Terry’s first family included three delightful students who stayed with them; Tekleyes, Amtataw, and Mamo, who taught them much about Ethiopian culture and became life-long friends. All three students later became teachers and educators. Mamo Mengesha earned a doctorate in education and now heads IFESH Ethiopia, an organization that trains US teachers for volunteer service in Ethiopia.  In Ethiopia, during the summer break, Terry and Chris worked with a medical team in Jimma Province giving TB and smallpox vaccinations to people in remote towns.  Afterwards, they traveled with other Peace Corps volunteers to spectacular game parks in Kenya and Tanzania, including the game-filled Ngorongoro Crater which they explored in a rented Landrover.

Returning to the US, Terry taught art for 12 years at Mascenic Regional School, a newly constructed high school in scenic New Ipswich, NH, where his students learned to do drawing, painting, pastels, and wheel-thrown pottery.  Terry was a member of the NH League of Craftsmen and sold his silkscreen prints through their network of galleries.  Several of his prints featured Ethiopian scenes.

Moving with his family to Wilmington, NC, Terry taught art at North Brunswick High School for 25 years, retiring in 2006.  As a teacher, Terry gave his students a strong foundation in drawing, painting, and sculpture, and made bi-weekly art history presentations and assigned written work an important part of his classes.  Although much of their class time was devoted to studying art and artists, his students learned to produce high quality art work, which was displayed in the front office and in the media center.  At the yearly Brunswick County High School Student Art Competition at the Franklin Square Gallery in Southport, his students regularly won top awards.

Retired from teaching, Terry is happy to be able to paint full time.  He is a member of the Wilmington Art Association and the Waterway Art Association of Calabash and looks forward to competing in regional juried art shows each year.  He has won many awards.

Terry's paintings may be purchased at the Bank of the Arts Gallery, New Bern, NC, at the Community Council for the Arts Gift Shop, Kinston, NC, or through this website (click on Purchasing Originals).  Contact the artist for current prices and shipping costs.

Terry's giclee prints may be safely and securely purchased through this website.  Shipping and handling to addresses in the U.S. is free.  Begin the process by clicking on Ordering Prints.