Spring is finally here and so is the third installment of our recent graduates! Make sure to keep up with these fabulous artists and look for another batch of grads next week.
Ethan Kiermaier is a Massachusetts-based artist, DJ, event producer, builder, and educator. Ethan works with images, found objects, interactive elements from videos, performances, and installations to create intimate dialogue between people. With his A4A funds, Ethan plans to expand his Kuff Lynx Productions (which is currently focused on DJ services) to include media content creation to be used for event bumpers and projections. Check out Ethan’s website to keep up with the latest!
Natalie Tyler is a sculpture artist working in bronze and glass. After beginning her career with metal casting, Natalie discovered she could add light and color to her process with cast glass. Natalie’s work highlights “…aspects of nature’s wonders, giving importance back to the little amazing things.” Natalie invested her A4A funds in her studio practice. To keep up with Natalie’s work, go to her website — and check out L’Atelier Berkshires, the gallery she just opened in Great Barrington!
Eartha Watts-Hicks is a NYC-based writer. She is a member of many organizations including Women in PR, the Black Public Relations Society, the New York Association of Black Journalists, and is a contributing writer for Harlem World’s Magazine’s blog. Through her LLC, Earthatone Enterprises, Eartha has released her debut novel Love Changes, and she intends to continue publishing books for and about people of color. With her A4A funds, Eartha plans to expand Earthatone Enterprises to a fully functioning multimedia corporation. Keep an eye out for Eartha!
William Alderfer is a talented metalsmith and jeweler. Working mainly with silver and copper, Will’s designs take inspiration from nature, often incorporating organic textures and patterns. His work is distinctive for its use of Mokume-gane, a Japanese technique of fusing two metals together to create a wood grain pattern. With his A4A funds, Will will expand WAM (Will Alderfer Metalarts) and as of one month ago, he is now offering commissioned work. Go to Will’s website to see more of his work!
Kate Fauvell is NYC-based visual artist who makes paintings, drawings, and collages that often explore personal history, love, and loss. Kate’s latest body of work, The Legacy Project, documents her family history in a series of collage portraits. With her A4A funds, Kate will pursue gallery representation. To see Kate’s beautiful work, check out her website!