Artist Sean Fitzgibbon explores unusual, real places and events through his work. He’s been teaching college art for almost 20 years, has an MFA in art and a passion for making art and visual storytelling.
He has exhibited work throughout the US. He also illustrates books and recently completed writing and illustrating a documentary-style nonfiction graphic novel that depicts the mythologies surrounding the Crescent Hotel’s years as the Baker Hospital, a Depression Era experimental cancer hospital in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This book will be available in late 2021.
Angela Korbe is a teaching artist specializing in painting and ceramics. She has a B.F.A. in Art Education from the University of Arkansas School of Art. In her free time she enjoys baking, gardening, and hiking.
Allyssa DeZaldivar is a Fayetteville transplant, born and raised in Redlands, California. While she was previously an outdoor science major, Allyssa blended her interests of nature and art and is now currently studying fine art with an emphasis in sculpture. When she is not in class or at the Community Creative Center, she is usually painting in her makeshift studio or out with friends and family.
Originally from Fayetteville, Sangeet took his first pottery class at a small ceramics studio in Chicago in 2003. From that moment on, he was hooked. Over the next few years, he took numerous classes and workshops around the Midwest, before starting his own studio in Chicago with the help of two fellow potters. Sangeet moved back to Fayetteville in 2019, and has been working to build up a new studio and his first wood fired kiln. He is excited to share his love of clay with his students at the Community Creative Center.
James Williams has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arkansas with an emphasis in ceramics. James teaches wheel throwing and hand building classes at the Community Creative Center.
Craig Hartenberger (b. 1990, Missouri, USA) is an artist working primarily in clay. Hartenberger has shown his work in a variety of exhibitions in the United States, Mexico, Denmark, Taiwan, and Australia as well as others. He received his BFA in Ceramics from Missouri State University (2013) and his MFA from Kent State University (2020). He currently lives and works in northwest Arkansas.
Amy Littleton Field
I am a California-born Arkansan living, working and painting in Fayetteville, AR. While my larger works and my line of birds are done in oils, I also paint in small watercolors, acrylics and mixed media. I am working on a line of copyrighted “Snark Cards” that will be available from my website soon. They focus on the sarcastic side of life; the kind of dark humor that has kept me going through some really tough years including a diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma and the collapse of what I thought was a fantastic marriage.
Though my cancer is incurable and my heart remains broken I continue to paint to heal my soul. I hope it also blesses others.
Chase Wilson is an Arkansas native born and raised in North Little Rock. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BFA in Art Education and a studio practice in ceramics. Chase focuses on contemporary functional pottery and is currently expanding material knowledge and technical skills. When he’s not making pots, Chase enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and watching razorback baseball.
Elizabeth Gish grew up wanting to be an artist, but didn't actually start making art until her mid 20s because she was too afraid. But she eventually got brave and started attending Texas A&M in Corpus Christi, TX in the Fine Arts program, graduating with a Bacehlors of Fine Art in 2012. She has been an art teacher ever since; helping artists of all abilities to grow into their true potential.
Acadia Kandora is a printmaker, rock collector and nature enthusiast. She holds a MFA in Printmaking from the University of Arkansas and a BFA with concentrations in Graphic Design and Sculpture from Shepherd University. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in cities such as Baltimore, Indianapolis, Bentonville, and Korpo, Finland. Her work revolves around her relationship to nature, the natural, landscape, and the intersection between the imaginary and the concrete.
Natalie Conway (b. 1989) is a painter and public school teacher in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She spent her youth trying to become anything but an artist, but finally yielded to her own nature after graduating from college. Since then, she has devoted her time, energy, and whole self to her studio practice, of which teaching is part. Her work focuses on the process of reckoning with oneself. Merging representation and abstraction, she creates oil paintings that grapple with her relationship to identity, history, place, family, body, and personality. In addition to her post-baccalaureate studies in Painting and Art History at the University of Arkansas, she attended the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art (2015) and Mount Gretna School of Art in Pennsylvania (summers 2014 and 2015).
Abdelrahman (Abud) Metwally
Abdelrahman Metwally is an Egyptian actor, who started his career by doing street theatre, improv shows, and storytelling folk tales around Cairo and Different parts of Egypt for years, both in English and in Arabic. After earning his BA in English language and literature from Cairo University, he is now a proud MFA student of the Theatre Department at the University of Arkansas, specializing in acting and performance arts.
Trinity Kai holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and will complete a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas in May 2021. Kai is a multi-disciplinary artist that works with photographic handmade processes, fabric, and sculptural materials. Kai creates work through the lens of her own personal narrative that examines societal systems of discrimination. She creates multiple forms of language through self-portraiture, written language, and materiality to share her experiences and bring viewers into conversations that can be reflective and transformational. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and resides in the permanent collection of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Riley Newsome is a theatreand film actor. After receiving a BA in Theatre Performance from Huntington University, Riley moved to Fayetteville for an MFA in Acting and has taught Acting 1 and Theatre Appreciation at the University of Arkansas. He also has fight certifications in Unarmed Stage Combat, Small Sword, Basic Whip Skills, and is also a skilled ukulele player and proficient at guitar.