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Alumni Focus: Brighton, Lacee, Jill, Karli, Melissa, Melissa & Ingrid

Brighton Metz Ballard

“Our resident illustrator, Brighton, was honored to lend some insight to VICE’s recent article about Bad Dads VIII. Each artist delves into why we are inspired by Wes Anderson’s work, and our experience participating in the show. Check it out now!”

Lacee Siler Black

From Lacee at American Crafts:

“Today I took my first official steps in my career as a graphic designer! I’m so excited for this journey with such a great company.”

“Had the best time at work today exploring ink and paint combinations for our current project.”


Jill De Haan

From Jill (on the right):

“Such a pleasure to collaborate with my cute sis on this fun mural for @saltandhoneymarket ! 🎥 @ashleycollettdesign

From Melissa Healy Turner (on the left):

“Drawing a festive window murinal with my sis @jill_dehaan ! Thanks for asking us to contribute @saltandhoneymarket , it was a real super time 🎄🎨❄️ video technology provided by @ashleycollettdesign . @ The Gateway”


Karli Duisen

From Karli:

“I decided to make a series of ‘gig posters’ as a personal project since I haven’t done almost any art outside of work in a looong time and it’s really bumming me out. I finished the first one this weekend. I had to start with the late Tom Petty because I’m still not over it. “


Melissa Healy Turner

From Melissa:

A spot illustration for a Christmas card. I wouldn’t mind cozying up in this house with some British television and a bunch of puppies. That’s what I want for Christmas

Christmas is coming! Snowmen I illustrated for the Fa La La collection by Crate Paper.

❄️Skating in a winter wonderland


Melissa Hurd

From Melissa:

“One eye is better than two, right?”


Ingrid Shoemaker

From Ingrid:

“Celebrating 101 listings on Etsy 😲😓👍🏻😁 go check it out 👌🏻 15% off for Instagram followers using code “INSTA15”! Dahliaandviolet.etsy.com/


 

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NEWS: Alumni at 2015 DIY Festival!

DIYers

The 2015 Craft Lake City DIY Festival was held at the Gallivan Center on Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th. Several VAD Alumni participated:

Natalee Cooper
craftlakecity.com/diy-festival/exhibitors/#natalee-cooper

Obake Style / Magen Mitchell & Nick Burke
craftlakecity.com/diy-festival/exhibitors/#obake-style

Katrina (Flores) Parkinson
craftlakecity.com/diy-festival/exhibitors/#black-rabbit-arts

Derek Ballard & Brighton Metz
craftlakecity.com/diy-festival/exhibitors/#neuer-geist

Esther Longmore
craftlakecity.com/diy-festival/exhibitors/#esther-longmore-llc

From Craft Lake City:

“The Craft Lake City DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Festival was formed in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, editor and publisher of SLUG Magazine (Salt Lake UnderGround), as a way to showcase local DIY (do it yourself) culture.

Since then, Craft Lake City has expanded the DIY Festival to become the state’s largest, local-centric, two-day arts festival, with over 200 local artisans, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Building, two stages for musical and dance performances, local food vendors, food trucks and hosting over 40,000 festival attendees.

Furthermore, the organization seeks to enhance Utah’s DIY arts culture by broadening the definition of “craft”  to encompass all things handmade – including craft food, STEM and DIY engineers (electronic makers).”

For more:
craftlakecity.com/diy-festival/