Patricia Villalobos Echeverría, a professor at Western Michigan University, has a hybrid practice of prints, photos, installations and participatory projects that pivot around issues of migration, navigation, displacement and transformation.
Austin Ballard received his MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and BFA from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, where he also served as an Assistant Professor in Textiles.
Cappy Counard creates jewelry and vessels that honor detail and interconnection. The content of her pieces reflect on memory, observation, potential and realization: what we notice, what persists, the things we hold and the things that hold us.
Marcia Lausen is Director of the School of Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago and founder of the Chicago office of Studio/lab.
James C. Watkins is a ceramic artist who has worked with clay for over 40 years. Watkins’ work has been widely exhibited in 40 solo exhibitions and 164 group exhibitions.