The Orange County artists helping to facilitate TreeCycle sculptures are:
Amy Lewis Sweetman is the creator and founder of AGRISCULPTURE : Farm Equipment - Lovingly Rethought. She is an architect, artist and welder who turns used agricultural equipment into sculpture. Amy is a five time lecturer on AGRISCULPTURE at Cornell University, and this will be her third year creating Children and Families Workshops with AGRISCULPTURE for Storm King Art Center. Amy has had recent AGRISCULPTURE fountain and trellis commissions from the Orange Regional Medical Center of Middletown, and she is Curator of Outdoor Sculpture at the Albert Wisner Public Library. Recently, Amy has created the "Do You Love What You Do? AGRISCULPTURE Community Lecture Series" and this once a month program will be hosted at The Green Onion of Chester starting in May! http://www.agrisculpture.com/
Heidi Lanino Bilezikian is an artist and teacher working on paper, canvas and ceramics. She is drawn to collaborative projects with students and community, with the goal of inspiring creativity and love of the arts. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad and is represented in numerous private collections. http://heidilanino.com/
Femi Ford is a Printmaker and Surface Pattern Designer living in the countryside of New York. She incorporates her original relief linocuts and drawings into designs for textiles, home interiors, stationary, and wall art. She is also on the advisory committee for Family Central, an all-volunteer non-profit parenting support network for parents and caregivers from birth through adolescence in Warwick, NY. http://www.femiford.com/blog/
Linda Mensch is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and jewelry artist. She founded the Moving Company Modern Dance Center in Warwick, NY. Her performance company, Menschwerks, has performed throughout the New York City metropolitan area, Boston and the UK. Recently she received a grant from the Warwick Foundation for Excellence in Learning to choreograph a movement/art program with K through 5th grade students in the PIE program at Sanfordville Elementary School. http://movcodance.wixsite.com/movingcompany https://www.lindamenschjewelry.com/
Raheli Harper is a fiber artist and homesteader. She is inspired by the materials she works with and always aims to treat them with love, whether they are fresh of the sheep or worn out & forgotten. She posts her work on Instagram as raheliharper.
Paul Ellis is a festival producer, theatre director, and playwright with numerous productions to his credit. He has developed community arts programs throughout the region. He teaches acting workshops, heads the Actors Workshop Ensemble, a professional acting company in Warwick, and is currently working on Confabulation, a community based performance scheduled for production in August of 2017. http://www.airpirateradio.com/
This project is made possible with funds from the Orange County Arts Council’s Ten Year Anniversary Community Arts Grants program.