CARLISLE, Kathryn M.
While taking photos for a class project, Kathy passed away on Dec. 8, 2012. Born and raised in Detroit, she would spend hours after school and weekends at The Detroit Institute of Art, studying artists. At sixteen, during high school, she was accepted into a summer art program at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York City. She was educated at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before earning a B.A. in Arts Education and later an M.A. in Drawing and Ceramic Sculpture from CSUS. Kathy first taught art at Sacramento High School as an artist in residence, and helped develop a cross-cultural art curriculum. Through a grant from the Neighborhood Arts Program of SMAC, Kathy also worked with pediatric oncology patients from the UC Davis Medical Center. For the past six years Kathy taught art and photography at St. Francis High School, and was deeply committed to the Central Valley Holocaust Education Network. This past summer she was one of 26 people nationwide awarded a fellowship to study methods for teaching the Holocaust at the Memorial Library in New York City. Kathy also had a great love of Japanese drumming and culture, and was an original member of the Sacramento Taiko Dan. For Kathy, art was not an option. She had a huge heart, eclectic style, and a sharp sense of humor. She was passionate about gatherings with family and friends, and empowering students to learn through art. Survived by her husband Steven Jarvis, and children Will, Bianca, and Violet; and her mother, Sandy Carlisle of Brighton, Michigan.
Memorial Service will be held at St. Francis High School on Saturday, Dec. 15 at noon, 5900 Elvas Ave, Sacramento, CA.
A scholarship has been established in honor of Kathy Carlisle, art teacher at St. Francis High School. Donations can be made via the St. Francis High School website - www.stfrancishs.org.
Published by The Sacramento Bee on Dec. 14, 2012.
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My heart goes out to beautiful Bianca who attended school with my daughter Mikayla at SWS in the early years. Also to the rest of Kathy's lovely family. Let go, let love, let God, Ramona Mays
ramona mays
December 19, 2012
Kathy will be remembered as a delightful human being as well as an extremely talented artist. She emanated joy and light. We were friends at Sac State and I was waiting to be successful before I got back in touch. Don't wait - life is fleeting, so very precious!
Sally K
December 17, 2012
She was not only a teacher, but a friend. I am going too miss her deeply.
Athena Hineline
December 15, 2012
I learned many things from Kathy and always enjoyed our time together.my love goes out to Steve,will ,Bianca,and violet
Caitlan Cawley
December 14, 2012
We have such fond memories of gatherings at the Carlisle/Jarvis home. Kathy always made us feel welcome and made us laugh. She was a bright light in her family, her work and her community. May that light continue to be reflected in those who were fortunate enough to know and love her.
Laurie and Steve
December 14, 2012
Kathy's photography classmates at Sacramento City College are devastated by the loss of a vibrant spirit who left warmth and laughter in her wake wherever she went. Peace and love to her family, friends, and students.
Pat Soberanis
December 14, 2012
As a student at the School of the Art Institute, I remember Kathy in several of my classes and the passion and vitality that she had. She was blessed with talent and a love for art. May her life and memory be an inspiration. Rest in peace.
December 14, 2012
A tragic loss of a very special lady. To her family, we wish peace and condolence.
Marla and John
December 14, 2012
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