|Date: October 30- November 3|
Audrey Peck (Tulsa, OK) earned her MFA from East Carolina University in 2014 and her BFA from Oklahoma State University in 2004. Her work has appeared in many exhibitions including the Baltimore Jewelry Center, Maria V. Howard Arts Center and the Greenville Museum of Art.
Mary (Everton, MO) enjoys many forms of art – from Indian beadwork, to basketry, to spinning and weaving rugs and mosaic glass work. She has decorated her home with full walls of mosaic glass.
Julie Hop (Rogers, AR) earned her BFA in Painting and Drawing from Columbia College, Chicago. She has been a muralist and has participated in exhibits in Chicago, New Orleans and Eureka Springs. Julie has designed and implemented art classes for children, teens and adults and has experience as a public school teacher. She is currently Program Coordinator at ESSA.
Gasali Adeyemo is from a small village in Nigeria. His mother taught him the traditional Yoruba technique of adire eleko and how to prepare an indigo pot. He studied at the Nike Center for Arts and Culture and mastered the traditional techniques of adire eleko, batik and tie-dye. Gasali now travels worldwide, sharing the arts and culture of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Gasali currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Spencer Meagher (Mt. Vernon, IL) is a plein air and studio painter whose subjects focus on our contemporary world. Spencer has won awards in many regional and national shows and he was a recently featured artist in Plein Air Magazine.
Carrie (Bella Vista AR) is a certified Creatively Fit Coach who is passionate about two things, her kids and her art. Her sterling silver jewelry has won local awards and can be purchased at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Fran Carlin (Eureka Springs, AR) discovered mosaics working under the master, James Hubbell, and later studied in Ravenna, Italy. She became further inspired in 2014 when she attended the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) summit where she was able to further explore mosaic processes with international mosaic masters.
Lyla Allison (Eureka Springs, AR) is a jewelry instructor who helps each student fine tune their own individual designs. Lyla teaches her students the technical skills necessary to bring their jewelry ideas to life.
Bert (Bentonville, AR) started his interest in blacksmithing while attending the grand opening of ESSA’s blacksmithing studio in 2014. He now has his own forging shop, The Smithin’ Jones Backyard Blacksmith Company, and is an active member of The Blacksmithing Organization of Arkansas. Bert joined ESSA‘s Board of Directors in 2016. He also owns Gaskin’s Cabin Steakhouse in the Eureka Springs area.
Christie Braswell (Eureka Springs, AR) is an avid outdoors woman and self-taught artists. Her handmade journals can be found in by many local galleries in Eureka Springs along with her found object easels. She loves to teach her students to live fearlessly and create a legacy through their art and written word.