Justin hails from Boston, Massachusetts and spent his early years in Melrose. In 2001 he moved to southern Vermont where he studied and worked with oil painter Eric Aho. Justin had his first solo exhibition in 2004 with the Great River Arts institute of Bellows Falls Vermont. In the course of 2007, Justin traveled to Portland, Oregon and began working to a degree in printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. During this time he had numerous solo exhibitions, and received many awards, including the Site-Works Scholarship from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. While attending college Justin also interned with Oregon sculpture Lee Kelly, and contributed to many public artworks commissions. Justin graduated in the winter of 2013, and headed home to New England. Currently he resides in Brattleboro, Vermont pursuing a career as a professional artist, and exhibiting nationally.
Erika Senft Miller is a conceptual performance artist. She trained in dance theater and studied with Fe Reichelt, a master student of Mary Wigman. Erika holds a bachelor’s degree in communication, a master of science in Physical Therapy and a doctorate in Dance Education. Her work is about pushing to the edges, asking both the performer and the audience to look beyond the expected. It is an examination in realtime of self, body, place and experience; how they inform, shape, and define each other in the transitions, in the spaces between. Erika is always looking at how movement, habit, and intention shape how we experience and interact in our landscapes, both inner and outer. Erika has spent her entire life making site-specific work. The site defines the creative process that informs the performance, and the audience’s experience. With each performance, every participant (both viewer and artist) becomes an active collaborator, and the experience is uniquely theirs, shaped by the space and the movement. Erika directed, choreographed and performed “Salt” in 2016 which was nominated by SevenDays as one of the top 10 exhibitions of the year, and has produced and performed numerous site-specific multimedia installations.
Nancy Winship Milliken is an environmental sculptor creating site-specific work in urban and rural landscapes. Her work explores the tension of man in the landscape, and his desire to belong and be a part of the landscape. Communing with the earth is where this art lies. Milliken's environmentally performative sculptures reveal the actions of wind, rain and sun as they transform shapes and alternative materials, adding an element of time.
Milliken’s use of natural and industrial materials, stems from her interest in rural art, agriculture, and sustainable living. These were brought together through the lens of a Masters in Fine Arts degree in 2008 from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, with residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Along with installing her work in New England and New Zealand farmland, Milliken has shown in solo and select group shows, including Boston Sculptors Gallery, Artstrand Gallery, the Christian Science Plaza in Boston, Qorikancha Museum, Peru, Provincetown Art Association Museum, University Museum of Contemporary Art, and Brattleboro Museum. She incorporates her sculptures into set design for Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, Massachusetts.
She has given guest lectures or been an Artist-In-Residence at several schools, universities and galleries including Burlington City Arts, University of Massachusetts, University of Vermont, Marlboro College, Amherst College, and Hampshire College.
Milliken is represented by Boston Sculptors Gallery.
Michael Zebrowski is an artist designer and educator and founder of UP END THIS a public art and design studio. With an education in architecture from the University at Buffalo and a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2003 his work explores art, architecture and science through the lens of material culture. His body of work investigates the concept of architecture as an instrument to record time and space. Zebrowski seeks to make work that reveals change in a built or natural environment with an aim at challenging our perceptions of the world around us. He aims to have a viewer experience not only the physical work, but encourage them to turn and look back out into the phenomenon surrounding the installation.
He has taught art, design and architecture at the University at Buffalo, Mississippi State University, Morgan State University, MICA, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Johnson State College in Vermont.
He has shown extensively in Vermont including a six month residency at Spruce Peak at Stowe and a six month residency at Shelburne Farms in conjunction with the Of Land and Local: Watershed exhibition curated by Burlington City Arts. Most recently, Zebrowski completed adesign and installation project for the Gibbes museum of art in Charleston, South Carolina in conjunction with the 2017 eclipse called Eclipse S U R V E Y.