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Sharon Lee Minor (aka Sharon Minor King, Ph.D.) is the founder of A MINOR ENTERPRISE, a consultancy and cultural exchange firm that produces quality educational materials representing communities, globally. She is a Visual and Performance Artist, Cultural Anthropologist, and Arts Educator. She has presented lecture-demonstrations, performances, and exhibitions at numerous colleges, universities, galleries, churches, communities centers, and international conferences. Sharon synthesizes art and anthropology in her visual and performance artwork. She is the first recipient to receive the combined degree of Art & Anthropology from the Ohio State University (Education, 1989). She has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Canada, and Ghana, West Africa. Local exhibitions include the “Ordinary Woman” exhibit (Howard County Cultural Arts Center), the annual MSPGS exhibition at Strathmore Mansion, and the “Art ‘n” Soul” exhibit (National Center for Children and Families). During the throes of Covid-19, through the support of emergency funding, she created an online re-enactment of a symposium held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1969 which featured seven outstanding Black artists discussing their approaches to Black Art and Aesthetics. The online presentation was portrayed by residents of Montgomery County as the artists. The community building experience from that project has spawned many opportunities to reach other communities throughout the nation and worldwide. Sharon is the recipient of funding support from AHCMC for FY22 and FY23. Her research foci are on Art, Health, and Aging based on collecting medical evidence that supports the benefits gained from the process of making art, beginning with early childhood and throughout elderhood. Also, she is an advocate and collector of research based on the importance of removing stigmas towards Aging that includes biases towards online and virtual learning experiences. Sharon has received many awards and recognitions, including the GRUMBACHER medallion for painting, as well as the Rauschenberg award for her work with exceptional and gifted students. She has performed and taught classes throughout Montgomery County including the Jewish Community Center, Sandy Spring Slave Museum, and Montgomery County Public Schools. Her work as an art instructor for both Leisure World, and Michaels stores synchronized her natural entrepreneurial attractions towards building better relations between commerce and Aesthetics.Sharon continues to expand her artistic skills by creating original jewelry, wearable art clothing, and exploring the creative process of making digital music that synthesizes her love for the spoken word. Her current artwork is in video and filmmaking. Tagging herself as “Techno-Granny”, Sharon creates YouTube videos for all ages that tell stories, document significant events, and enhance quality online learning experiences for viewers and contributors. Sharon is a graduate of George Washington University (B.A.); Wright State University (M.Ed.); Howard University School of Divinity (M.Div.); The Ohio State University (Ph.D.). As a proud fourth-generation Washingtonian (DC), Sharon has also become an enthusiastic and contributing MOCO resident for 23 years.