Clarence Heyward is a figurative painter working to create a visual narrative centering faces he feels are often dismissed. Introduced to art through community programming and mentorship, Clarence hopes to reflect that community through visual commentary on past and current events
Annie Blazejack works with oil paint, textile installation, performance, and video work, following ideas from one material to the next. She graduated from Brown University, and received her MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Tufts University in 2013. While pursuing her graduate degree, Blazejack began a long-term collaboration with Brooklyn-based painter Geddes Levenson. Their artworks weave a feminist, environmentalist sci-fi narrative.
Embroidery artist Jennifer Markowitz uses thread to inspect feelings of dislocation. Her ongoing series titled Fleshmap: My Embroidered, Bipolar Geographies, maps the geography of her own bipolar disorder since 1985. Her hand embroidered panels encompass images and text pulled from memories, traumas, confusions, and artifacts. This body of work invites the viewer to travel through an unflinching navigation between memory and pace.
Julia Caston creates interactive experiences for people based on concepts of belonging, privilege, humor, compassion, and interpersonal communication. Her practice encompasses drawing, sculpture, and performance art.