Lillie Sheridan is an artist from Oak Park, IL. She was just accepted in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been featured in Crest Magazine and OPRF's "Best of the Year" show two years in a row. She recently led a group of her classmates to design a sculpture for the Cook County Forest Preserve.
Puzzle Quest is a band from Urbana, IL. They have played the Snake On The Lake festival in Madison and have also opened for Pet Symmetry. They were featured in the blog Smile Politely.
You can find them on Facebook.
Evelyn Coffin is a writer from Spencer, IN.
David Voss is a composer whose works are fueled by an intense curiosity in music’s vast timbral diversity and expressive potential. Most of his music is inspired by the artistic creations of other individuals as well as the musical traditions of other cultures, with significant influence from traditional Japanese music. His compositions have been performed all over the country and by a variety of ensembles, including the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, the German vocal ensemble Singer Pur, the Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble, and the All Star Double Reed Band. He has received multiple commissions from organizations, recently including the International Double Reed Society and St. Mark Lutheran Church.
He has attended a number of music festivals, including the Atlantic Music Festival, the nief-norf Summer Festival, and fresh inc, working with such composers as Anna Thorvaldsdottir, David Ludwig, Hannah Lash, Pierre Jalbert, Ken Ueno, Dan Visconti, and Stacy Garrop. He received his baccalaureate in music theory/composition from Lawrence University in 2016 and was awarded the Pi Kappa Lambda Award in Composition for Leaning Into the Evenings. He is currently attending Stony Brook University for his graduate studies in composition.
Jaime Herrera Jr. is a director from Laredo TX currently living in Chicago studying film at Columbia College. He and his team have been featured in the Columbia Chronicle and several news outlets in the Laredo area.
The following people were the principle crew for "Rana":
Director: Jaime Herrera Jr.
Producers: Joanne Wiedeman-Wolf, Patrick L. Jennings, and Luis Treviño
Cinematographer: Luis Treviño
Starring: Michael J Rapuano, Sydney Richards, Karl El Sokhn, and David McNulty
You can find more of Jaime's work on YouTube.
Jaime Herrera Jr. is a director from Laredo TX currently living in Chicago studying film at Columbia College. He wrote, produced, directed, and edited "The Baby Farmer". He and his team have been featured in the Columbia Chronicle and several news outlets in the Laredo area.
The following was the principle crew for "The Baby Farmer":
Producers: Joanne Wiedemann-Wolf, Patrick L. Jennings, and Maria Herrera
Cinematographer: Luis Treviño
Starring: Sydney Richards, Kristin Walker, and Sandy Gulliver
Designer and Operator of "The Baby": James Saxe
Make-Up: Mallory Jean Dumelle
Special Effects Make-Up: Melissa Cleary
Production Design: James Saxe
Red Scarves is a band originally from Bloomington, IL, currently based out of Chicago. They have opened for MKTO at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts and Neon Indian at the City Center in Champaign. They have been featured in/by Midwest Action, WGLT, Charm Music, and the website of Illinois Wesleyan University. They will perform at the Peoria Civic Center in the spring of 2018.
You can find out more and purchase their music by visiting them on Bandcamp.
OP $av is a two man group from Oak Park, IL made up of CRZY and NSNE. They met in high school and continued to create music remotely throughout college before officially forming OP $av. They have played shows in California at UCSB; in Iowa City at Yacht Club & Gabs; and in Chicago at Star Bar, Refuge, The Water Hole, and North Bar.
You can find them on social media, stream/buy their music, and book them via their website.
MuddaGoose is a rapper and visual artist from Chicago. As a visual artist, she works primarily in oil-based paint marker, printmaking, and graphic design. In 2014-2016 she hosted three shows at Floating World Gallery. In 2015 she was featured in the Logan Square Arts Festival. She was the Whitney M. Young High School class clown of 2014, and in 2015 and 2017 she displayed artwork in the Gallatin Arts Festival.
The images above with a grey background are from a 2014-2015 series entitled "Closed Eyes, Open Mouth".