Five years ago, Joshua Enck found a perfect spot for his studio, in a former 1929 belt factory in Rochester’s north side. He divided the two-thousand-square-foot space into a woodworking and then a metalworking area, and was particular attracted to the natural light coming through five big windows.
Amy Bennett is an American artist who lives and works in Cold Spring, NY. Her paintings have been shown at numerous national and international solo exhibitions, including Miles McEnery Gallery in New York; Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Vermont; Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm; and Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo. She’s had recent group exhibitions at Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles; Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT; and MUba Eugène Leroy museum in France.
Jen Bradley is a painter and printmaker whose work has been exhibited in the United States, and is held in public and private collections in America and abroad. In 1994, Bradley began routinely drawing at the gorilla habitat at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. Since then, she has continued to record her experiences and observations through the process of drawing and video. She refers to this ongoing series as The Ape Drawing Project. Her recent work contains references to mythical geographies, interiors, and the natural world. She received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, MA. She splits her time between Boston and Provincetown, MA.
A resident of San Francisco, Henry Jackson has exhibited his abstract paintings nationally and internationally. His work is part of the permanent collection of the De Sassait Museum in Santa Clara and the Boise Art Museum in Idaho, and it is held in numerous corporate and private collections. Jackson combines figurative and abstract elements in bold, colorful paintings composed of oil paint, dry pigments, wax, graphite, and sometimes collage. He draws inspiration from the abstract expressionist movement. He received artist-in-residency awards from Monte Azul Contemporary Arts (MACA) in Costa Rica, the San Francisco Zoological Society, and the Bernard Osher Foundation, as well as a fellowship award from the Vermont Studio Center. He studied fine art and environmental design at San Francisco State University and California College of the Arts in Oakland.
John M. Humphries is an artist who grew up in Texas, and teaches architecture and interior design at Miami University in Cincinnati, OH. His artwork has been exhibited in Japan, Germany, the Czech Republic, and the United States. He has received several awards, including the Award of Distinction from the Interior Design Educators Council and the International Juror’s Award of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. He serves as a fellow of the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and The Virginia Center for Creative Arts. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Texas, Arlington.
Six years ago, artist Fay Wood and her husband sold their large, inspirational church in the Hudson Valley to a musician and artist. For over twenty years, she had lived and worked there, creating some of her finest artwork, and enjoying the wildlife and changes of the moon over the Catskills. But, as the couple aged into their mid-seventies, the building became too large and the four acres of gardens required too much maintenance.
Liz Dexheimer’s paintings and works on paper have been exhibited widely in the Northeast and Southeast. Her work, including commissioned pieces, is in numerous private and corporate collections, including the corporate headquarters of Frontier Communications, J.W. Marriott (Essex House), Hudson Insurance, Ritz Carlton, and United Peoples Bank.