Creative Mentor

Claire Smith

Claire Smith Artist Statement Bright colors, vibrant fabrics, and found materials are the tools of play in this body of work. Plushy and pet-able, each piece begs the viewer to touch; inviting them in and asking them to experience with another sense. It is impossible to make work that is not in some way related to the turbulence created by current events; the work acts a subtle distraction from how dark the world can be by adding a little brightness, playful personification,...

Katharine Haleigh

Katharine Haleigh About Katharine Haleigh’s work, comprised of both ceramic sculptures and acrylic paintings, embodies elements of popular culture in an illustrative and imaginative style. Her figurative work playfully imagines a world not too different from our own that celebrates the diversity of the human form through vivid and chromatic imagery. Follow: Instagram @katharinehaleigh ...

Sean Moore

Sean Moore Artist Statement Sean Moore is a Columbus native who has had a passion for the arts since adolescence.  He graduated with honors from The Ohio State University in 2011, obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in photography. His mediums range from the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional, working with photography, mixed media collage, and sculpture. Regardless of the medium, his work utilizes the visual language of the fashion industry to explore concepts relating to body dysmorphia, gender socialization, and...

Kathleen Elyse

Kathleen Elyse Artist Statement My current work and research is focused on the idea of hype, lies, and medicine. Through sculptural objects, I use aspects of pop culture, signage, fantasy and reality to bring up dialogues about problems relating to the medical field. Most of my work has an interactive quality that at times tests the viewer’s humanity through creating scenarios where the viewer becomes patient or creates an environment where the viewer interacts with a patient. My passion for the medical field...

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