Erin LaBonte received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and her Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has participated in artistic residencies and exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Erin practices many artistic mediums in her own studio work —specializing in photography, painting, installation and sculpture. She is an advocate for bringing art to public spaces and community engagement. Through the many technical and conceptual facets that art has to offer, Erin is dedicated to inspiring and educating young artists in their personal explorations. www.erinlabonte.com
Dr. Dionne Landgraf received a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, a Master of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dionne is an accomplished artist and art instructor, with extensive teaching and exhibition experience. She is committed to teaching future art educators as director of art education at Silver Lake College. She is actively engaged in studio processes. In her work, she hopes to touch the experiences of others. In her teaching, she hopes to assist others to express themselves artistically.
Stephanie Carpenter received received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Graphic Design from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana and a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. She is a graphic designer, letterpress printer and book artist. Stephanie is the assistant director at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. She regularly teaches graphic design, letterpress printing and book arts classes to students of many skill levels. Stephanie is committed to craft and the intellectual analysis of design.
David Carpenter is from New Haven, Indiana. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art concentrating in painting and drawing from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. David then attended The New York Academy of Art where he received his Master of Fine Arts concentrating in painting. After returning to the University of Saint Francis where he taught as a guest lecturer for three years, he and his wife moved to Manitowoc, Wisconsin where he currently lives and works. While he focuses primarily on works done with oil paint on panel, he also enjoys working with linoleum cuts and wood engraving, as well as most drawing media.