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Air Air Artist Introductions - September 2017

We received an incredible number of applications for our second round of Air Air! We were blown away by the response and all of the proposal ideas. Thanks to everyone who took the time to apply and share information about our residency program! We hope you will continue to follow and check out these three amazing artists:

 Elise Williams, Air Air Artist - September 2017

Elise Williams, Air Air Artist - September 2017

Elise completed her undergrad with a concentration in Printmaking from GCSU in Milledgeville, GA. After spending a few years making 2 dimensional works on paper she began to try and transform her drawings into 3 dimensional sculptures and installations. She aims to create intriguing pieces of work that engage the viewer for more than just a few seconds while also pushing herself to use a multitude of mediums and materials.

Her drawings and installations stem from her interest in microscopic organisms as well as ocean life. She finds inspiration through their textures, movements, and intricate details.

We can't wait to see how Elise's work translates to a confined space in the air!

 Joe Dreher (AKA JOEKINGATL), Air Air Artist - September 2017

Joe Dreher (AKA JOEKINGATL), Air Air Artist - September 2017

Joe considers himself a social artist. His work is mainly described as installation art. He uses a number of tools and mediums to create his work including photography, murals, street art, wheatpaste, painting, sculpture, architecture, poetry to name a few. People are his primary interests and his appreciation for people informs so much of his creative work. His work is always multi-dimensional because,  "I see a world where people are not flat. They are not obstacles, or heroes, or rogues, or saints. They are people – dimensional and deep. There are no strangers in your world when you meet people fully prepared to accept who they are." Joe aims for his work give and to elevate.

We are incredibly excited to see the results of the community that Joe creates in the sky!

 Amy Smoot, Air Air Artist - September 2017

Amy Smoot, Air Air Artist - September 2017

Amy grew up in the metro Atlanta area. She recently received her BFA in ceramics at the University of West Georgia, where she received the Department of Art Scholarship. Currently, she is beginning her second year as a graduate student in Ceramics at The University of Alabama. For her first year at UA, she received the Graduate Council Fellowship, and this fall she will be the solo instructor of a figurative ceramic class. Amy fell in love with clay late into the process of obtaining her BA at UWG and decided to switch gears. 

We think Amy made a good move and we look forward to seeing how her clay forms take shape from above!