Maryellen Shea
Senior Counsel – New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel

"It is rare to find in one person such an extraordinary constellation of talents so perfectly suited to meet the comprehensive needs of artists and arts organizations."

It is rare to find in one person such an extraordinary constellation of talents so perfectly suited to meet the comprehensive needs of artists and arts organizations. Cecelia Hobbs Gardner is an attorney/ mediator and Juilliard-trained violinist. Her intelligence, compassion and incredible work ethic are a given. What sets her apart is her uncanny ability to so quickly grasp the complexities of any situation or dispute and articulate with clarity what’s needed to guide resolution. She does this with warmth and humor. Without hesitation, I recommend Cecelia and Guiding Arts LLC to arts organizations of all sizes.