Visiting Artists

Maracole Bijoux

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July 14 @ 9:38 pm

I am able to turn seed beads into something luxurious, by exiting the traditional path of folk art and tuning into a contemporary language. My challenge is to play with forms and colors to convey an emotion, and to create wearables that come into life. Although I can perform many…

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Jamie Bates

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July 14 @ 9:38 pm

Jamie Bates, originally from Cameron, Missouri, is a ceramic artist celebrated for their exploration of identity and mental landscapes through figurative sculpture. Holding an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Kansas and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Central Missouri, Bates skillfully employs scale, composition, and…

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Mary Garrish

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July 14 @ 9:38 pm

Mary Garrish is a landscape painter known mostly for her seascapes and coastal scenes in oils. She also travels extensively and teacher in France and Italy. She started out in a career as an ENT surgeon and become enthralled with landscape painting through a number of Plein Air workshops with…

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Melissa Sixma Lingo

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July 14 @ 9:38 pm

Melissa Sixma Lingo is a senior print artist for fashion brand Lilly Pulitzer. Since 2012, she has helped design original clothing prints, paint canvases and murals for the Lilly retail spaces, artwork for their communication channels, and live paint at various company events. She attended the Savannah College of Art…

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Rafael Lima

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July 14 @ 9:38 pm

Rafael Lima is a Miami novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and journalist. Based on his experience as a stringer reporter during the civil war in El Salvador, Rafael Lima’s first full-length play, “El Salvador,” was developed and staged at the Circle Repertory Theater in New York and published by Samuel French and…

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Carl Bretzke

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July 14 @ 9:38 pm

Carl Bretzke is a contemporary realist oil painter who is known for his original compositional choices, realistic light effects, and diversity in subject matter, ranging from plein air landscapes to more complex city scenes, often after dark.  The Washington Post once described his work as “simultaneously intimate and detached…The artist’s…

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Jamie Rodriguez

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July 14 @ 9:38 pm

Rodriguez’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally at university/college galleries and art venues such as: The Education Centre Grass Hill at Europos Parkas (Vilnius, Lithuania) and Europos Parkas Outdoor Sculpture Park (Lithuania); Tapier Gallery (Berlin, Germany); Kemijarvi Sculpture and Cultural Foundation, (Kemijarvi, Finland); Michigan…

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Penny Burdick

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July 14 @ 9:38 pm

Penny Burdick, a recently retired RN, boasts a career spanning over 15 years in the realm of stained glass artistry. Over the last 5 years, she has delved into the realm of glass fusing. Employing a variety of firing techniques, Penny crafts intricate plates adorned with captivating images, along with…

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Maia Leppo

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July 14 @ 9:38 pm

Maia Leppo graduated from Tufts University in 2008 with a degree in Biology and Community Health. She received training in jewelry and metals from various craft schools, including Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Pocosin Arts, Penland School of Crafts, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and her Masters of…

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Umut Demirgüç Thurman

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July 14 @ 9:38 pm

Umut Demirgüç Thurman is an enamelist, jeweler, and metalsmith. She received her BFA from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Textile and Fashion Design. She received her MFA from the University of North Texas in Metalsmithing and Jewelry. Umut has taught for years at the University of North Texas, Mimar…

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