About Us

Director and Founder, Soh Young Lee-Segredo

Soh Young Lee-Segredo is as an amazing person with many talents and a passionate soul. She is known as the ‘song bird’
among her friends and as her fans. She is an educator, humanitarian, community activist, MC, storyteller, singer, director
and program coordinator. Her life journey began in S. Korea, via Paraguay, Brazil and then to the USA. She enrolled in
New Town H.S. at the age 18. She holds BA from Queens College, MA from Bank Street College, Professional Diploma
from Dowling College, and Bilingual/ESL Extension from St. John’s University. She is resident of Freeport and works in
Hempstead Public Schools. From a very young age she was an MC in S. Korea mostly in school and church events. At
Miss New York Korea 1981, and then throughout the years she has emceed for many events including 45th Anniversary of
Korean American Association of Connecticut in 2009 and Korean Theatre Company production of Hongdoya Uljee Mara
She was the first Korean recipient of Nassau County Dr. Martin Humanitarian Award in 2007 and the Town of Hempstead
Pathfinder Award 2009. She received an award for her effort to bring communities through Cultural Diversity from the
Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board on 2010. She is life-time member of NAACP, Freeport/Roosevelt Branch ACT SO Committee Chairperson; she is Long Island ACT SO Vocal Coach which is local talent competition from which gold medalists attends National NAACP ACT SO Competition. She is a member of Hagedorn Foundation’s Common Ground, Nassau County Anti-bias Crime Task Force, and North Shore Hospital Feinstein Genetic Studies
Community Advisory Board member. She was Nassau County Human Rights Commissioner and is appointed as Commission Chairman of Multi-Ethic from The Federation of Korean Association USA.
Her family (husband and two sons) traveled to Europe with the Multicultural Peace Mission Choir, founded post 9/11
which promotes diversity, cultural harmony and understanding. She debuted in Madison Square Garden at age 20 singing Korean and American National Anthems, Carnegie Weil Recital Hall as a winner of the International Artists Competition 2007, grand prize winner of Korean Idol NY 2007 and National Korean Fork Performance Competition 2007. ‘Home: Where the Heart is’ is her CD with many different genre and can be sampled and purchased through her website www.sohyoung.com. She was recently recognized at the First Village of Freeport Mayor Hardwick’s Women’s History Month’s as recipient of Phenomenal Woman on March 23, 2012 as well as NYC NAACP Phenomenal Woman Award on March 25, 2012 in Harlem, the first Korean recipient in 101 years.

Diann S. McCabe

Diann S. McCabe attended the New York Institute of Technology, majored in Fine Arts, and minored in Education. She graduated from Adelphi University, majoring in Fine Art and education. Her fellowship was in ceramics and she had one woman show at Adelphi alumni gallery. 
Trained as a formal visual artist, Diann S. McCabe felt the need to share her artistic talent with children. Her experience in painting, drawing, photography, and stained glass led her to become a K-12 Art teacher in private and public schools. Along with teaching various art classes, Ms. S. McCabe also privately tutored high school students with college entrance portfolios and helped them enhance their own artistic abilities. Ms. S.
McCabe has exhibited her works in New York City galleries and does works on commission. Her biography is published in The Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities. ‘Humanities for Kindergarten’ is a book she co-authored with a music teacher, her first collaborative effort. Integrating art with other subjects is a new adventure, as well as, being the secretary/treasurer for The Multicultural Council of New York. She often devotes her time to design and creating stained glass.

Doyoung Kim

His life in New York for the past 40 years, the city that has inspired him to become an artist. People call him a painter or a photographer, whatever we name him he loves to be an artist. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 1982, his aim to depict the complications of life through a combination of color and form through a viewfinder or with a brush.  His devotion to the artistic movement is not only his responsibility or duty as an artist, but being in Art is his life.
In the past 35 years, he has attended more than 30 photography and art exhibitions and has curated 10 exhibitions himself.  He also teaches painting, sculpting, and photography throughout the years.  With the development of digital cameras and smartphones over the past two decades, people's enthusiasm and interest in photography have only increased. Now he is immersed in teaching photography.