|Date: October 30- November 3|
Richard Stephens is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1969 with a degree in art.During the past few years Stephens has enjoyed success by winning awards in numerous watercolor shows and competitions around the country.
Becky (Millersville, PA) heads up the Fine Art Metals Area at Millersville University in Pennsylvania and currently serves on the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Board of Directors. Becky received her MFA from Arizona State University and BA from University of Wisconsin Lacrosse.
Cathrin Yoder & Sheri Cunningham
Cathrin & Sheri (Eureka Springs, AR) are co-owners and collaborators of Arts of Mud professional clay studio. Sheri has a B.A in Pottery and Ceramics with experience as a studio artist and teacher. Cathrin has a M.A. in Humanities with an emphasis in Art and Technology. She has taught at the college level, conducted teacher workshops and is currently a studio artist in Eureka Springs. Both have exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the United States. Together they have over 50 years of combined experience teaching art.
Dan (Eureka Springs, AR) is a multi-talented artist with a background ranging from watercolor, charcoal, paper mache to metal sculpture. He is a Little Rock, Arkansas native and has attended six different art colleges over his career, including the San Francisco Art Institute and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Dan has his BFA in Metal Arts from Millersville University in Lancaster, PA. His vision enables him to create both whimsical and realistic pieces. Dan is currently the “Artist in Residence” at ESSA.
Maureen Alexander (Eureka Springs, Arkansas). Maureen has called Eureka Springs home for over 10 years and has been creating stained glassworks for over 30 years. She explains that mosaics give her the freedom to create the images in her mind easier than traditional stained glass.
Barbara Kennedy (Eureka Springs, Arkansas) is self-taught artist and comes from an artistic family. Early on Barbara learned to experiment with color, materials and new ideas. She prefers painting in oils because of their rich colors and ease of blending, but she also uses acrylic paints and colored pencils in her work.
Danielle (Raleigh, NC) is a metalsmith, neon artist, educator, designer and storyteller. She started her passion for jewelry making at Millersville University and received her BFA in jewelry design in 2010. In addition, she is a recent graduate of the MFA metals design program at East Carolina University.
Ken Bova (Greenville, NC) is Associate Professor of art at East Carolina University. His work focuses on the application of color in personal adornment. He has work in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, Tacoma, Philadelphia and Georgia Art Museums and has presented workshops nationwide in places such as Haystack, Penland, Arrowmont, Idyllwild and Peter’s Valley.
Leandra Spangler (from Columbia, MO) began making paper in 1986 and has explored ways of using paper as a medium in her creative artistic expressions. Leandra became a full time studio artist in 2000, after twenty-five years of teaching art in the public schools.