Come meet the fabulous new artists- Bios below.
Laurie Longtin is a Boston based ceramic artist. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2014. Since then she has continued making and teaching at MassArt, The Brookline Arts Center, and Harvard’s Ceramics Program. Her vessels are inspired by divination and ornamented by nature. At Elsewhere she will be using imagery from previously unknown Western landscapes to create a body of functional ware.
From Toby Liebowitz
Born and raised in Seattle I began my obsession with illustrating my own stories at the age of 7. I attended Parsons School of Design for Illustration and Printmaking. After a few years of Parsons and New York City I grew restless and took two years off to live abroad in Auroville, a rural intentional community in Southern India. I worked on a large-scale Permaculture farm and apprenticed under the Aurovillian paper maker extraordinaire Hervé Millet. In 2013 I returned back to Seattle to finish my studies at the University of Washington. I graduated with honors receiving my bachelor’s degree in The Comparative History of Ideas. Through intricate pencil marks that encapsulate the subtle complexities of human relationships I strive to create a world that bridges times and locations together; building a mood that can be felt. I portray the feelings that stay with us over time, sincerity, humans’ constant push/pull with nature, and having a sense of humor about the hardest moments in life. I am currently based on Vashon Island, WA working as a freelance illustrator and continuing to cultivate my gardening skills.
Sarah Freeman (b.1984) studied for 2 years with renowned figurative painter Jeremy Lipking and has won recognition from such institutions as the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and the California Art Club. Over the past 13 years, Freeman has exhibited her work professionally in California and New Mexico. Additionally, she has been featured in several magazines, including The Artist's Magazine, The Pastel Journal, and Southwest Art. She graduated from the College of Santa Fe in 2009.
Freeman lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.