Art Now

Meet our Staff!

Program Director Leonor Brenes is originally from Spain and currently resides in NYC. She completed a BA in English language and literature at the University of Sevilla (Spain) and after working as an ESL teacher for several years in Madrid, she moved to NYC where she has taught Spanish in the IB program (International Baccalaureate) for both high school and middle school. Currently, she teaches Spanish at Saint David’s School in Manhattan. She has also worked for Summerfuel for more than 15 years getting to know in situ many of our programs. In her spare time she enjoys going to art galleries and museums, live music, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She is thrilled to lead the Christie’s Art Now program and enjoy it alongside the students.


The RA working with the Christie’s Art Now program is Ashley Cuevas. This past May, she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in leadership and creative studies at Buffalo State College. She plans to work in the higher education field or the college access area. She is so excited to be working with Summerfuel for the first time and even more delighted to be paired with the Christie’s Art Now program.