Cara is an artist working in film and video, sculpture, drawing and installation. A Salt Lake City native, she holds a B.F.A. from the University of Utah, and has shown in galleries and institutions across the country. In 2014 she was the Art Director and Associate Producer for the feature length film, The Strongest Man, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015. She is also a founding board member of the Davey Foundation, a grant-giving foundation that give grants to emerging filmmakers and playwrights. From 2009-11 she founded and operated GARFO Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah in an abandoned schoolhouse. As an active art writer, Cara has been published in various magazines, and contributes regularly to The Miami Rail.
Joey Korein is an artist and teacher living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a BFA in Printmaking and Drawing from Washington University in St. Louis and will begin pursuing a masters in Art Therapy at NYU Steinhardt in the Fall of 2015. Much of Joey's work involves used or discarded materials, especially second hand clothing, as she has always been drawn to these relics, suffused with human life and love. She continually searches for new ways to honor these objects and the lives they represent. Her most recent ongoing work, The Wabi Sabi Tee Project, is a participatory piece which utilizes secondhand jersey as the raw materials for a collection of individualized color-blocked t-shirts.
Rumi earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Visual Art from the University of Washington, in Seattle. She explains her creative practice this way:
"Making art is a way for me to learn about life and to understand the world I live in. My creative process reflects how I live my life, and the product mirrors the accumulation of my cultures, history, thoughts, emotions, and everyday life experiences. It is a place where all aspects of my life come together and lose their boundaries.
I work toward becoming an artist who, like a sifter, refines this complicated world into its essential elements. In doing so, I hope to benefit each person who encounters my work.
Truthfulness is at the center of my art practice. From the place of honesty, vulnerability, and curiosity, I continue to explore the wonder of this Universe."