Martha G. Michael
Trained as a metalsmith, Martha Gallagher Michael is an artist that is not set in a medium, style or color scheme. She is interested in exploring the depths of her own psyche in a variety of ways and rejoices when she finds a way to get ideas out that are visually appealing and provocative to the intellect of others, but creates for herself. She is captivated by the intimacy of the conversation she has during art making with the piece(s) and decisions made. She has extensive teaching experience, including four years teaching K-8 in public schools. She taught beginning and advanced drawing, and color theory, at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, as well as AP Art and beginning metals at Midland School in Los Olivos, California. Currently, she is a professor at Capital University in Education and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her two dogs.
Brooke Hunter-Lombardi is an artist/educator from Columbus, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) and her Master of Fine Art from The Ohio State University (OSU). While at OSU she was awarded a College Book Art Association Project Assistance Grant, a Graduate Teaching Associateship, an Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant, was a finalist for the Hayes Graduate Research Forum and was a two time recipient of the Fergus Memorial Scholarship Award. Hunter-Lombardi's current body of work incorporates her love of science, history and storytelling through ceramics, watercolor, mixed media, printmaking, book arts and assemblage. Teaching since 1994, she seeks to facilitate maximum learning, as she works with all age groups including 16 years' experience teaching college art foundations and over a decade of teacher training. Hunter-Lombardi is currently on faculty at Arts & College Preparatory Academy in Columbus, Ohio, which is nationally recognized and rated as one of Ohio’s top Charter Schools. She teaches 3D Art, Advanced Ceramics, Visual journaling and Advanced Placement Studio Art.
- Brooke Hunter-Lombardi Artist Statement
Looking forward, Looking back
Eclectic and inspired, my new work matches my daily life. It seems I process the demands and expectations of my busy world by tackling projects and working through concepts, allowing inspiration to come from the people, places and things that surround me as well as the materials themselves. My day job as a teacher and my important roles of spouse, mother, daughter, sister, and friend overlap and mold me as I strive to learn, grow and express myself as an artist. Rather than one clear focus, various recent fascinations can be seen through the lens of my current work. Much like the impact of my overlapping roles, my artwork ranges from realistic, historical-inspired watercolor paintings, to collaborative assemblage works created with live silkworms, whimsical teapots, miniature people and personal cartography.
Learn more about Brooke Hunter-Lombardi at www.TheDayofTheBreakthrough.blogspot.com