2014 Middle and High School Summer Art Studio Staff
Carrie Fonder, sculptor, has a BFA from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Recently, Ms. Fonder spent 9 months living, researching, and making art in India on a Fulbright Nehru grant. She has numerous solo exhibitions and commissions to her credit. One of her sculptures, Renewal, graces the Fox River Trail in Green Bay, WI. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of locations both nationally and internationally including New York, Wisconsin, Michigan, Louisiana, and New Delhi, India. Currently Fonder is an adjunct professor at a variety of greater Detroit area schools, including the College for Creative Studies, Detroit.
Summer Art Studio's retired co-director, will be working part-time this year as an artist in residence, assisting with classroom instruction. Sandra received her BFA from UW-Green Bay and continued her graduate studies in the fine arts at UW-Milwaukee. A documentary artist. Ms Shackelford's work combines heroic-scale drawings, black and white photography and excerpts from oral histories of (un)common heroes; the unsung, the unheralded. She is founder and facilitator of the healing through the fine art of mosaic traveling project, THE MEMORIAL WALL OF HOPE AND HEALING.
Ms Shackelford's artwork was used exclusively in the award winning television program, "But Names Can Hurt Forever" Her photographs also appear in "Westbound", a documentary detailing the life of a hobo historian, Adolph Vandertie. A published writer, Ms Shackelford also facilitates Women's Writing Circles and lectures on various aspects of art and culture.
Cristian Andersson is a recent UW-Green Bay graduate, with a double major in fine arts and graphic design. His focus at the university was in printmaking, supplemented with a number of photography courses. Prior to that he attended Columbia College in Chicago taking extensive painting and performance art courses. Much of his work deals with the concept of the evolution of the self: how life changes are dealt with and interpersonal relationships navigated.
Ahliah (Tess) Brazeau was raised in a family that lived by the adage: "Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Or do without".
Sometimes it was just to be frugal but often it was out of necessity. She was also taught that things didn't need to be dull or boring, or even stay the same thing. You could redecorate, recreate, or in today's lingo, "Upcycle". Seeing the potential in one thing to be useful in creating another different or better object is a way of life for her now.
Though she's dabbled, and sometimes excelled, in many different mediums, she has always returned to a needle, thread, and fabric as a base to express what she sees inside her head. She looks beyond the three dimensional form, in people as well as objects, to see the potential often unseen by others. Then uses primarily textile manipulation and mixed media to bring it forward, to show the world her vision of possibility.
Because of her heritage (Ojibwa) she's also developed the belief in looking forward and doing her best to ensure the next seven generations are taken care of. She uses objects purchased from thrift stores, friends, family or even things that catch her eye while just passing by. To the best of her ability she uses green alternatives in all of her art.
Kristy Deetz, professor in the Art Discipline at UW-Green Bay, received her MFA in painting and drawing from The Ohio State University. Kristy has taught painting and drawing at a number of universities and art schools over the past twenty-five years and frequently gives encaustic painting workshops at art centers such as Anderson Ranch, OxBow, Haystack, and Penland. Her extensive exhibition record includes competitive, invitational, and solo exhibitions throughout the United States. Her recent Through the Veil paintings feature a shape-shifting Rabbit who has adventures with faithful companion Kitty Boy also a shape-shifter and based on Kristy’s tabby cat, Bingley.
As a teenager, Dawn Flores attended UW-Green Bay Summer Art Camp on a scholarship she won through the Neville Public Museum. She went on to major in art and theater at Edgewood College, UW-Madison and Loyola University-New Orleans, before getting a certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden. Before becoming a teacher, Dawn worked as a commercial artist painting everything from furniture and ceiling murals, to manikins and gymnasium floors. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she is an adjunct faculty member at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She teaches throughout Virginia and Wisconsin at schools, botanical gardens, art centers and museums. Her work hangs in private collections throughout the United States and Canada.
Kathy Hackbarth has been an art teacher in the Green Bay School System for many years. Fifteen years ago she started a small company called "Books That Bind" and has been creating fine art hand-made books and journals ever since. Ms Hackbarth also teaches in several studio workshops across Wisconsin and has offered her expertise for our Summer Art Studio program.
"The books I create have to feel right when I hold them," she explained. "Each one is different in size, color, and texture... I never make the same book twice. You can never make a mistake in creating a book... Your book will be YOUR book... as creative as you want it to be."
Ceramics instructor, Dean Hoegger, loves to say, "Yes!" He understands the therapeutic value of working with clay and encourages his students to explore this medium while discovering their creative talents. He fully supports the exploratory ideas of his students and mentors their independence, helping them find new ways to grow as artists. "Yes" will also become your favorite word after you've worked with this gifted and giving instructor.
Hoegger brings many significant experiences to his Summer Art Studio classes. As a professional artist, he has exhibited throughout the Midwest since 1976. His recent clay work ranges from wheel-thrown porcelain vessels to hand-built Raku sculpture. At times, he gears up his studio for creating large, wheel thrown floor-sized vessels. Beside finding his work in local art galleries, Hoegger is a yearly participant in the downtown Green Bay arts festival, Art Street. Hoegger not only is a part-time teacher in the Sturgeon Bay School System, but he also holds weekly pottery classes and weekend workshops for high school students and adults.
Brian Knowles is a street art photographer and animation/installation artist. He has a BFA in Painting from Rice University and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Oregon. In 2013 he created installations for the ArtLab at the Krasl Art Center in Michigan and Believe Inn Gallery in Chicago. In addition his street art photography was exhibited at Galerie F in Chicago and featured on the Vandalog website. Brian has taught a Street Art course at the University of Oregon the last four years and he is currently working on a book on his favorite graffiti artist Read More Books.
Lawrence Lazare has been taking photos of the world around him for 34 years, having studied photography at Hampshire College and at New York’s New School. He is particularly fond of landscape photography using infrared and smartphone cameras. He believes that beautiful landscapes can be created in even the most mundane areas. Recently he has been photographing using his iPhone almost exclusively. Professionally, he builds websites for a living, and has been working for Thomson Reuters for the past 12 years.
Travis Lewis, metal smith, has a BFA from Wayne State University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. As an artist he creates jewelry and sculptural objects using a wide variety of materials such as wood, leather, fabric, plastic, and metal. He has exhibited his work in Arizona, Michigan, Chicago, Nijmegen (in the Netherlands), Amsterdam, London, and Munich. Presently Travis is working as an adjunct professor teaching foundations courses at the Art Institute of Michigan.
As an alumni of the Summer Arts Studios Fashion Design class, Nina Perkins has been sewing and creating garments since middle school. She loves re-working old clothes from thrift stores into new and exciting outfits as well as creating pieces from scratch. From high fashion to street style, Nina loves to pour over fashion magazines and blogs dedicated to the fun of fashion. She excited to share her love of this world with her students. Nina is spending this year in England and will return to Summer Art Studio full of fashion inspiration from the streets on London.
Our Photography in Black and White instructor Lindsey Przybylski received her BA from UW-Green Bay. Her area of emphasis is in Photography and Graphic Design. Lindsey won the Academic Deans Award at this year’s Lawton Gallery Student Juried Show at UWGB for her photograph A Silhouette of Emotion: A Series. She has had a lifelong passion for photography. This summer she is looking forward to sharing that passion and all of her knowledge of photography with her students. This year will mark her second year with the Summer Art Studio.
A native of the Green Bay area, Judy received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Green Bay and also a masters degree in education from UWGB. Judy has spent many years of teaching art in the public schools. She hopes to utilize her vast knowledge, experience, and passion to provide that special opportunity for students to develop artistic skills and creativity.
Addie Sorbo, is founder and president of Strawberry Fields Design, Inc., an award-winning marketing communications firm. She is a web and graphic designer with more than 15 years of industry experience. Prior to establishing Strawberry Fields Design, Sorbo served for eight years as the Visual Communications Manager at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Sorbo is also a lecturer at her alma mater, UW-Green Bay, teaching graphic design and two-dimensional design. She is a member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), and led Strawberry Fields Design to receive numerous ADDY® Awards, including Best of Show Interactive. She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin with her husband and two children.
Tom Wallestad earned his BA from UW-Green Bay and his MFA in Computer Graphics from Syracuse University. He has taught and created cartoon illustrations and animations in multiple media for many years. His artwork explores interactive interpretations of the visual traits and narrative structures particular to the comic book medium. He investigates perceptions of suggested space and reality forming his own unique narratives.