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Artist Bios – Nov. 10

Dayna Carpenter is a watercolor aficionado inspired by the rolling hills and vast skyscapes of her home state of Maine.  She is a graduate of the University of Maine, and has had her work displayed in a variety of locales, including the Maine College of Art, The University of Maine, Island Artisans Gallery, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland.


Clare Greene works in the Service-Learning program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  She’s currently pursuing her MA in Teaching for secondary education in English; she is also completing an ESOL certificate.  Clare and her husband Avery live in Baltimore, Maryland.

Michelle Jordan graduated from UMBC with a degree in visual arts, emphasis in photography, in the era before the interwebs. After college, she moved from photography to web design and programming. She likes rescuing cats, dreaming, saving the environment, reading books and seeing daylight.

 Dave K. is a writer who lives in Baltimore. His work has been published in Welter, Ghoti Hook, Battered Suitcase, the Nautilus Engine, and 5923 Quarterly, and he is a regular contributor to Adfreak and Brandfreak. Find him on the web at When he’s not writing, DK is a Martian impact crater approximately 56 kilometers in diameter.


Andrew Livingston is a filmmaker and experimental musician living in Baltimore. His websites are and

Carrie Miller lives in Western Maryland with her husband and son. She works a day job to pay the bills and spends her evenings writing. She has her undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Maryland College Park and is in her second semester of the Seton Hill University MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction. She writes poetry, flash fiction, and novel-length fantasy.

Carol Myers is a graduate of UMBC and Loyola College in Maryland with degrees in sociology and modern studies.  Her interest in photography goes back to the 1950s and the gift of her first brownie camera.  Travel to Europe and Caribbean has proven to be the impetus for her continuing pursuit of the “perfect shot.”  Using a Konica FILM camera she has vowed never to go digital. 

Jenny O’Grady is editor of The Light Ekphrastic. She is director of alumni & development communications at UMBC, and associate editor of UMBC Magazine. She also teaches book arts and electronic publishing courses in the University of Baltimore’s Creative Writing & Publishing Arts MFA program. You can see more of her work at

Ken Shaw grew up and spent his formative years in New England.  Finishing at the University of Conecticut School of Fine Arts, Ken became interested in filmmaking and continued production and animation studies at the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Boston Film and Video Foundation while working as a print and Web Graphic Designer. As a broadcast designer he has designed and animated for A&E, AMC, CMT, DIY, Discovery, ESPN, HBO, HGTV, History, NBC, Nickelodeon, and SPEED.  Some of his work for the SPEED Report can be seen in the comedy Talladega Nights.  He has also lent his hand to museum films for The American Sports Museum, The Montreal Canadiens, and The New England Patriots. The more time he spends designing digitally the more he needs analogue media.  Recently, his awesome girlfriend gave him a plastic toy camera for his birthday.  This reminded him of what he loved about photography.

Karen Steele studied Anthropology at Goucher College in Maryland and Graphic Design at The Academy of Art University in California. She spent the last 11 years living in wonderful Berkeley CA, but last year she moved to New York so that she could be reunited with her beloved Seasons again. Her two biggest passions are getting messy while making her own art and getting messy while teaching art to kids. Karen has been an art teacher since 1999 and this year she began working at the coolest school ever: Studio Creative Play in Brooklyn.  Karen LOVES the two and three year olds that she teaches. She is also a huge fan of children’s art and it definitely influences her own work. To see more of her art check out


Chris Toll is a poet and collagemaker who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. He co-curates the Benevolent Armchair Reading Series. In 2011, his next book will be published. Its title will be: The Disinformation Phase.

Jenn White was born was born and bred in the birthplace of both plastic and Johnny Appleseed. She received her BA from the University of Colorado and MFA from the University of Baltimore’s Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program. Her writing has appeared in Diner, Blind Man’s Rainbow, Square One, Welter, Abbey, and Nerve Cowboy. These days she resides in beautiful Salt Lake City, UT. She is a lover of forests and blue skies and you can find her at her blog:

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