Last year, six strangers formed Wilson College’s inaugural class in the Masters of Fine Arts program. They trekked to Wilson from varying parts of the state, country, and globe to participate in the first of two mandatory residencies for the program. The program accepts choreographers and visual artists and it is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 year.
These people are creative, innovative, daring, and inquisitive. It’s my pleasure to introduce a few of them to you:
Kelly Bartnik is a choreographer, performer and teacher who has been working professionally in New York, NY since 2001. She has been a guest professor at Sarah Lawrence College and director of BAXCo, the teen repertory dance company at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange. She is a founding member of GK1 Productions. She is currently performing in two upcoming webseries, Welcome to Our Mansion and 3L. Contact her at www.kellybartnik.com
Beck Metzbower is a contemporary interdisciplinary artist based on the East Coast. She holds a BFA from Wilson College in Studio Arts and is trained in classical drawing and painting, film photography and dark room processing, ceramics, textile design, fashion design and implementation. Beck has exhibited in Toronto, Baltimore, Hagerstown, Shippensburg, and Chambersburg. She was named one of the Top 40 Artists to Watch by the Edward Day Gallery & The Curator’s Bible in 2015. Follow her on Instagram @officialbeckmetzbower or contact her at www.beckmetzbower.com
Anita Williams is a painter and sculptor. Her work was recently accepted into York show INSTINCT: Why did you make that? Williams began the program as a highly skilled painter and branched into installation and sculpture as a result of the program interdisciplinary methods and faculty. She is an elementary school art teacher who lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dogs.
Stay tuned for more.