Contributing Artists to
Jennifer Leigh Arave is a Minneapolis based performance and conceptual artist. She works in the mediums of video & film, object performance, conceptual public performance and installation. She has lectured and shown her work in Minneapolis, New York City and Burlington, VT.Deborah Baldizar was born and raised in Groton, Massachusetts and currently resides in East Providence, Rhode Island. She is a figurative sculptor whose work addresses the subtle complexities of hidden human emotion.
Deborah has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Fine Arts from the University of New Hampshire. She studied sculpture for two years in San Francisco and then went on to receive her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Currently, Deborah is an adjunct faculty member at Lasell College and the Community College of Rhode Island.
Deborah has shown her work in galleries throughout the country in San Francisco, CA, New Bedford, MA, Meredith, NH, Manchester, VT, Norwich, CT and Boston, MA. This summer she will exhibit her work as part of a traveling juried show called “Pulp Function” at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA.
David Bastille is an art director at Sundin, Inc., an advertising agency in Natick. He has been painting in oils off and on since 1977. In 2003, he experienced a sharply increased interest in making art and has been experimenting since then with many different ways of painting. He uses water-based oils, a choice which enables him to keep his studio within the living area of his home.
Lynn Blake's artistic practice centers on building the bridge between fine art and design. She weaves together themes of frustration of containment and discovery of voice by exploring the inconsistency of cultural expectations versus emotional well being….of outward appearance and inward emotion. Lynn's work travels beyond design and towards self-expression without sacrificing identity. With Love, Aunty Alma, celebrates a poignant figure in her life that went against the grain and demonstrated that women did indeed have life choices.
Liz Buckley is a photography-based artist-educator, working in new media. Current preoccupations are image sequencing, assemblage, humor, and cultural considerations. Buckley has exhibited her work nationally, and teaches in the Photography & Media Arts Dept. at Chester College of New England. She earned a Masters of Fine Art in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College (Plainfield VT) in 2005, and has BA in Photography from Salem State College (Salem MA).
Jeff Davis (PUPPET DESIGN AND FABRICATION) has been in front of and behind the curtain his entire life. Jeff first appeared on stage, literally in utero, in a 1968 revival of, The Boyfriend. Jeff is an artist and photographer, and in his spare time is the Director of Marketing at the world’s largest indoor automobile auction.
Lauren Davis (PUPPET COSTUMES) sews for artists and puppets of all ages.
Michael Eschenbach, MFA graduate of Goddard College, is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily in film and theater. His life's work is collaborating with communities to provide venues for original artwork. Michael has also used art to bond communities together and holds an annual sculpture exhibit which is generated by several independent offices all on the same campus. He is the current chairman for the international Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival which promotes independent filmmakers worldwide.
Farrell was born on the island of Puerto Rico.
As an artist I was influenced by writers, poets, the beauty of
the landscape, the deep color of the ocean and natural surroundings.
In the early years of my artistic career, I worked in graphic art, where
I developed my own style and ways of expression. For me this was
the time for experimentation with different mediums: woodcut, lithography,
linoleum, colograph, monotype, etching an many others. Even my
past art reflects the development of my work today.
Hortense Gerardo is a playwright and anthropologist. She is the founder of in vivo Productions, a charitable organization that promotes the work of emerging artists. She is the recipient of several artist grants including: the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Humanities Foundation, the Women’s Guild at Boston University, the Putnam Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center. She was a finalist for the 2005 Heideman Award in the National 10-Minute Play Contest. Dr. Gerardo created commissioned performance works for Project Guggenheim, Smith College, and Neighbors From Many Nations.Her first two feature-length screenplays, Fourhand, and, Dancing in Exile, are currently in production.
Hudson is currently enjoying his 19th year as a professor
of art & Coordinator of the graphic design program at The University
of North Carolina- Charlotte, where he began his teaching career after
a 10 year period of practicing graphic design in various corporate settings.
His last permanent position in design was Director of Creative Services
for The New England in Boston.
Felicia Menard is an interdisciplinary artist and prolific narrative painter. She explores issues of memory, identity, and post-traumatic stress disorder through the power of transformative language arts. She is a storyteller in the oral and written traditions, incorporating poetry, playwriting, spoken-word artistry, screenwriting, and graphic novel writing and illustration in her work. She wrote art criticism for the HippoPress in Manchester, and two of her poems have been recently published. She has taught at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Chester College of New England, Lasell College, the New Art Center in Newton, Mass., Sharon Art Center, Peterborough, NH, and Kimball-Jenkins Community Art School and New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH. Her work appears in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S., Germany, Japan, and Indonesia. Ms. Menard is currently at work on a Ph.D. in art criticism/history and artist biography.
Murray is an artist who lives in NYC. I am an
Intuitive Counselor working for the past twenty-seven years in Manhattan.
In 1980 I began to design Tarot decks and many of my decks
Randall is a graphic designer and illustrator,
and lately, teacher.
Marlene Schwartz received her M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary
Arts from Goddard College in 2004 where she studied multimedia performance.
Recent video credits: Thinly Veiled (Woman Made Gallery in Chicago),
In Good Hands (Vermont International Film Festival, Studio Place Arts),
Quantum Entanglement (Green Mountain Film Festival), Innocence (solo
show, Heidi Goodrich Gallery). Current projects: collaboration
with VSA Arts of Vermont on documentary video about the history of special
education in Vermont and the making of Bill's Bill, a stage performance
created and performed by adults with disabilities; tour of solo
show, Crazy, an autobiographically based comedy about depression and
anxiety, a selection of the 2006 New York International Fringe Festival.
Tore Terrasi, from Easton, MA., currently residing in Providence, RI and received a Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Design from Umass Dartmouth. The ambition of the artist is to try and create new ways of reading or interacting with typography. Most often these experiments lead to kinetic or animated pieces. The work explores various branches and synthesis of digital arts, graphic design and creative writing. By incorporating graphic, animated, and interactive elements the process of reading will become more exciting, engaging, and more fully understood. With static forms of text, the audience's perception of importance weakens as the immediate urgency to understand a text diminishes. I hope to not only reverse this trend, but create more aesthetically pleasing literature. To contact artist email firstname.lastname@example.org