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Dollie McClean

executive director, Artists Collective

Clarice (Dollie) McLean is the founding executive director of the Artists Collective, Inc. of Hartford, CT. She was raised in New York City, where she studied dance under Katherine Dunham, Jon Leone Destine, Asadata Dafora, and Martha Graham. In 1970 she and her husband Jackie McLean enlisted local artists bassist Paul Brown, dancer Cheryl Smith, and visual artist Ionis Martin to join them in establishing the Artists Collective, Inc. in Hartford, CT.