Amanda Jayne Kennedy // Oakland CA
Drawing inspiration from the natural world and the impact of the Human Experience upon that world, Amanda Kennedy creates sculptures, collages, interactive installations, and vessels. The rich abundance of cultural influences found in Oakland have been influencing Amanda's practice for the past 12 years. She uses reclaimed materials and enjoys fostering inspiration in others.
John Alexander Holland // Traverse City MI
John was born and raised in Interlochen, MI, studying drawing, painting and photography at Interlochen Arts Academy, and went on to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to work in installation, sound, drawing, painting, mixed media collage and photography.
As a teenager, John began recording music with an audio 4-track tape recorder, experimenting with different sounds and textures. In 2006 he formed the group, SALEM with Heather Pineda and Jack Donoghue. He now DJ's under the name, JOHN THE BAPTISTE. His DJ sets are less about dancing and more like performances. He creates altered video components corresponding with the music, creating a non linear audio/visual narrative, or "Sound Collage".