Clarice McLean

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Clarice "Dollie" McLean is founding executive director of the Artists Collective, Inc. of Hartford, Connecticut. 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 (whose vision and concept was the Artists Collective) 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, Connecticut.