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Artist Bios – Win.10

B. Rose Huber is a fiction writer living in Washington, D.C. She likes to think about her work in playful ways and works toward expressing this through bookmaking and other design. She is currently working toward her M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore and will graduate in May 2010. By day, she works in public relations at UMBC.

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 is not a writer. She likes rescuing cats, dreaming, saving the environment, reading books and seeing daylight.

Hope Keshavarz is originally from Orlando, Florida, but currently resides in western Pennsylvania. She is studying to go into the medical field and also participates in the visual arts and musical projects. Her other interests include (but are not limited to) current world events, cats, and cuisine.

Jim Lord is design director of UMBC’s Creative Services. Although he spends most of his time designing, he enjoys the occasional battle with a paint brush or box of sharpies.

Jenny O’Grady earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore in 2006; she has taught book arts and electronic publishing courses in the program since 2008. Last summer, she was one of five area writers featured in the Urbanite’s “Emerging Artists” issue. She is director of alumni and development communications at UMBC and associate editor of UMBC Magazine. Visit her online at kineticprose.com.

Carrie Perkins is a Vermont artist who transcribes her memories through paint, pencil, ink, and photography. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Castleton State College in fine art, where she studied with Bill Ramage, Rita Bernatowicz, and Gary Fitzgerald. She spent a year in Florence, Italy refining her skills. She studied under Lorenzo Pezzantini and Paul Beal. Carrie currently resides on the small farm she grew up on in northern Vermont. Her studio overlooks the woods and fields that provide much inspiration and sanctuary. Carrie is actively pursuing new styles and techniques with her art, the process of growth is never ending.

Melissa Van der Kaay graduated from Villa Julie College (now called Stevenson University) in 2008 with a degree in Visual Communication Design. She is the newest member of UMBC’s Creative Services team, working as a production designer. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, playing with her two adorable kitties, listening to music (recorded & live), experimenting with various forms of art, popping bubble wrap, and much much more.

B. Rose Huber is a fiction writer living in Washington, D.C. She likes to think about her work in playful ways and works toward expressing this through bookmaking and other design. She is currently working toward her M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore and will graduate in May 2010. By day, she works in public relations at UMBC.

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 is not a writer. She likes rescuing cats, dreaming, saving the environment, reading books and seeing daylight.

Hope Keshavarz is originally from Orlando, Florida, but currently resides in western Pennsylvania. She is studying to go into the medical field and also participates in the visual arts and musical projects. Her other interests include (but are not limited to) current world events, cats, and cuisine.

Jim Lord is design director of UMBC’s Creative Services. Although he spends most of his time designing, he enjoys the occasional battle with a paint brush or box of sharpies.

Jenny O’Grady earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore in 2006; she has taught book arts and electronic publishing courses in the program since 2008. Last summer, she was one of five area writers featured in the Urbanite’s “Emerging Artists” issue. She is director of alumni and development communications at UMBC and associate editor of UMBC Magazine. Visit her online at kineticprose.com.

Carrie Perkins is a Vermont artist who transcribes her memories through paint, pencil, ink, and photography. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Castleton State College in fine art, where she studied with Bill Ramage, Rita Bernatowicz, and Gary Fitzgerald. She spent a year in Florence, Italy refining her skills. She studied under Lorenzo Pezzantini and Paul Beal. Carrie currently resides on the small farm she grew up on in northern Vermont. Her studio overlooks the woods and fields that provide much inspiration and sanctuary. Carrie is actively pursuing new styles and techniques with her art, the process of growth is never ending.

Melissa Van der Kaay graduated from Villa Julie College (now called Stevenson University) in 2008 with a degree in Visual Communication Design. She is the newest member of UMBC’s Creative Services team, working as a production designer. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, playing with her two adorable kitties, listening to music (recorded & live), experimenting with various forms of art, popping bubble wrap, and much much more.

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