|Frank Burkhauser and his family at the SOTA craft gallery|
Our first guest will be Frank Burkhauser, owner of SOTA Spirit of the Artist, an American Craft Retail Gallery in Philadelphia. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, he followed a dream to open a business with family members and SOTA was born. He assisted curating group shows throughout his art education and worked for many galleries and museums in Philadelphia and New York. This experience combined with a love for art and all things handmade led to SOTA becoming a national award winning American Craft Gallery and an institution in Philadelphia.
|"Nebuchadrezzar" by Richard Kane Ferguson|
Our next guest will be artist, Richard Kane Ferguson. Richard has worked extensively in comics, gaming and film, for clients such as Marvel, Cry for Dawn and was the lead artist on Magic: The Gathering. Richard’s iconic characters have seen worldwide distribution in a number of formats, including print , video games, promotional films, packaging and a plethora of other promotional materials, from lunch boxes to coffee mugs. Some of Richard’s characters have even been featured as life-sized 3-D sculptures in Wizards of the Coast’s interactive gaming entertainment center initially launched in Seattle.
|Spike the Mixed-up Monster, illustrated by Melissa Sweet|
Our final guest is award winning children's book writer and illustrator Melissa Sweet from beautiful, Rockport, Maine. Melissa Sweet has illustrated nearly 100 children’s books from board books to picture books and nonfiction titles. Her collages and paintings have appeared in the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Madison Park Greetings, Smilebox and for eeBoo Toys. Some recent titles include: The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra, Rubia and the Three Osos by Susan Middleton Elya, Baby Bears Big Dreams by Jane Yolen, and Day is Done by Peter Yarrow.
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