The Orange County artists helping to facilitate TreeCycle sculptures are:
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.
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.
John F. Simon, Jr. is a visual artist and author of “Drawing Your Own Path” (Parallax Press, 2016) As one of the pioneers in the development of Software Art, his seminal work "Every Icon" was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial and his ‘art appliances’ can be found in the permanent collections of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. He and his family live in Sugar Loaf, NY.
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.
This project is made possible with funds from the Orange County Arts Council’s Ten Year Anniversary Community Arts Grants program.