Karen E. Griffin
Art by E. Lewis
Karen is a fiber/textile artist and performer whose work has been exhibited in several public and commercial venues including The Black Archives of Mid America, Holsum Gallery, and the Bunker Center for the Arts.
Erick is a '16 Kansas City Art Institute graduate. His studio practice has been mainly printmaking but has recently moved towards ink drawings and illustrations. His art is always layered in meanings, symbols, and experiences from being a Chicano in the United States.
In his words:
"While I feel our culture has progressed in many positive ways, my art leans towards the old ideas that we were raised with. Through simple drawings I can honor the people that have been in and out of my life, and with the printmaking medium I can layer the ideals and philosophies of being a Chicano."
Phoenix graduated from KCAI in 2016 (printmaking). She is proactive in local events and frequently provides free art to the public while demonstrating screen/relief printing.
Among her creative output, she designs and prints garments including totes and other merchandise. Her work focuses on depicting women as devilish beings with human like characteristics.
In her words:
"Common themes/inspiration for my work come from personal life experiences, female empowerment, and relationships."
Talulah Design Studio
Jewelry produced at Talulah Design Studio is primarily of fine silver (.999 pure silver) or sterling silver (.925) and generally one-of-a-kind.
While living on the West Coast, Jan studied jewelry design and attended numerous workshops and classes under the tutelage of top-industry artists and designers to further advance her artistic and professional goals.
A devoted world traveler, Jan has been lucky to experience many cultures and exotic locales which inspire her unusual jewelry. Her work conveys a unique, organic feeling and texture anyone will treasure. Founded in 2001