Patty Mitchell is the Founder and Executive Director of Passion Works Studio in Athens, Ohio. She has worked for more than 20 years as an artist and social innovator, specializing in collaborations between artists with and without perceived differences. Patty is also the CEO of Creative Abundance Consulting (www.creativeabundanceconsulting.com), which provides consultation to-organizations dedicated to advancing community collaborative arts programming.
Patty received a Distinguished Alumna Award from Ohio University’s College of Fine Art. She has received an Ohioana Citation for Art and Education, Individual Artist Award from the Ohio Arts Council, Citizen of the Year from Civitan, and The Keystone Award from Ohio University for outstanding community service. Patty Mitchell received her BFA and MFA from Ohio University and is currently a Community Fellow at Ohio University with the Barbara Geralds Storytelling Institute.