Sam Vacanti has a Bachelor's Degree in Design (1983) and has taught at Villa Maria and Buffalo State College.
His work with photographic imagery has spanned many years. Older work will show up playfully in newer compositions creating new opportunities for interpretations.
When asked about what his images represent he
" What if the only intent that matters is the viewers interpretation of intent? What if each individual viewer attached their own meaning? What if that’s the only true meaning?"
Janet has been making jewelry for over 35 years. She first trained as a silversmith in 1977 but experimented in different mediums trying to find her style!
Attracted to both industrial artifacts and nature she found that she could emulate both their qualities by combining found objects with organic shapes and colors.
Natural aged patinas and "priors" (secret past history) are what attracted her to using found objects and recycled metals.
Her love of up-cycling materials has made her look at the
world around her in a different way.