Rebecca Lomuto is a conceptual artist fascinated with stretching the limits in traditional media. She likes to think that her work lies somewhere between the dark and dusty corners of her mind and the bright afternoon light on plants in her studio. Often dealing with the concept of fabricated truths, she pulls from spotty memories based in personal trauma, relying on process-heavy mediums. Experimental mark-making is a strong focus of hers, as she finds its description most telling of some of the rawest experiences she draws from. Her work takes material form in alternative process photographs, etchings, performance, drawings and installations.
Find her work online at www.rebeccalomuto.com
Jacquelyn O'Brien is a living and working artist, professor and founder of Politits: Art Coalition.
In the past six years she has been in 25 exhibitions, most notably, 2011 in a two person exhibition “Rough
Relationships”, 2012 the 'Lombardo Award Exhibition', 2013 a solo exhibition “Second Thoughts", 2014
in a juried exhibition “Convergence”, 2015 in thesis exhibition "Open Up", solo exhibition "Hysterical" at
the Joy Gallery, “Down Below” a solo exhibition of her mono-print work in 2016 and was the winner of
the Rochester Contemporary Sculpture Award at Sonneberg Gardens in the summer of 2017. Also, in
2012 Ms. O'Brien won the Lombardo Award at Buffalo State College, (at which she received her BFA in
sculpture), involving a networking trip to New York City, an award exhibition and exhibition of work at
the All SUNY show. While working toward her BFA, Jacquelyn received four separate research grants to
further her study of sculpture. Once receiving her BFA in spring 2013, she was awarded a six week
residency at The Osage Arts Community in Belle, MO. After teaching at The Osage Arts Community and
making work during her residency, Jacquelyn completed her MFA with designation in Sculpture and
Gallery Management at Rochester Institute of Technology. Throughout 2016-17 Ms. O'Brien was in three
residencies at The Yards Collaborative Arts Space in January 2016, Osage Community Center in March
2016 and Main Streets Art Gallery in January – February 2017. Currently, Ms. O'Brien is working at her
studio, teaching as an adjunct faculty member at RIT, managing the visitor center at the National Susan B.
Anthony Museum and House, running The Politits Art Coalition, as well as preparing for upcoming
Jennifer Kircher Carr’s fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and is published in numerous literary journals, including The Rumpus, North American Review, Monkeybicycle, Prairie Schooner, Hobart, Alaska Quarterly, Jellyfish Review, and The Nebraska Review, where it also won the Fiction Prize. Her non-fiction is published in Edible Finger Lakes and Poets & Writers, among others. She is currently working on a novel and a collection of linked fiction, and teaches at Writers & Books.
Veronica Wilson is a native Rochestarian who marches to the beat of her own drum.
Veronica is a decorated Navy veteran and served in Naples, Italy and Keflavic, Iceland. For eleven years she was CEO of a successful IT firm that she founded while living in Washington, DC. After selling her company she attended the Coaches Training Institute and became a certified Success and Life Coach. Combining her business knowledge, military experience and a variety of coaching tools and resources, she consults as an Expansion Specialist with a limited number of clients. Currently, she is consulting with NFL Super Bowl Champion Roland Williams for his organization the Champion Academy Extreme Mentoring and Empowering Initiative, which is the largest mentoring program for at-risk youth in the city of Rochester.
Through drumming, Veronica is raising her vibration and shifting energy.