Artist’s Bio Ingrid Cowan Hass grew up in the foothills of North Carolina and has lived in Greenbelt since 1998.  She majored in Studio Art with a minor in Music from Smith College in Northampton, MA and holds a Master’s degree in Opera Performance from the School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC.  Ingrid is a professional musician, a mezzo-soprano, and performs regularly in opera, oratorio and recital in the greater Washington DC area.  She teaches voice, piano and various art classes to adults and children and maintains an art studio in her home. Music, theater, and visual arts have been an intricate part of her life from a young age. These interests merged a few years ago when she and her husband Ole Hass started a puppet company. Their shows feature original scripts, beautifully hand-crafted puppets and sets, and many songs, creating unique artistic performances for children and adults alike. Beech Tree Puppets ( serves the greater Washington Baltimore area, performing in public and private schools, as well as libraries, small theaters, and public meeting spaces. Ingrid has shown her work at local venues in Greenbelt including the New Deal Café where she has had two solo shows, Greenbelt Arts Center, and the Labor Day Art Festival Art Show.  She has also had several shows at the National Arboretum, the Meeting House Gallery in Columbia, MD, Paint Branch Unitarian Church in Adelphi, MD, in Rutherford County, NC, at the Annual Celebration of the Arts, the County Arts Council in Forest City, as well as the Rutherford County Arts Guild.
Ingrid Cowan Hass