Artist for Hire: Commissions, Education, Private Events, Programming; Media; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Dance, Performance Art; Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Nirali Schrader is an India born artist who moved to America in 2007 to earn a double Master’s degree in Education. Teaching in classrooms helped Nirali realize that she wanted to continue to instruct and inspire but in a more creative capacity. She started her own business, Akron Henna Art, with her inspiration from the city where she completed her education and launched her career. The specialty medium of choice is henna, a plant-based dye native to her India and appreciated around the world for its ability to temporarily stain the skin to make beautiful body art. She enjoys creating henna body art at Ohio festivals, along with face paint art, at home parties for all ages to enjoy. Nirali helps to share the healing properties of henna through her non-profit Henna Crown Art which gives another layer of beauty to courageous people who are fighting cancer. She also leads art classes online on behalf of Access the Arts, a non-profit, with the Medina Juvenile Center to share a new artistic expression with kids so they can learn to how to create works of art under her guidance. One of Nirali’s recent works includes a one-of-a-kind, hand painted, decorated door which was displayed along side several others at the First Congregational Church in Akron, to recognize and support LGBTQ+ and diversity in the community. Her piece was inspired by her Mandala style art.Nirali is even a quadrilingual, using English, Hindi, Gujarati & Sanskrit to inspire art and teachings.