Gary Fowler is a senior student at UNLV working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz Voice Performance. Upon completing his degree requirements after the 2016 fall semester, he plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Education. In addition to his studies at UNLV, Gary performs at the Dispensary Lounge, the Container Park, The Artifice Urban Bar, corporate events, and in other venues around Las Vegas. Prior to his ventures in Vegas, Gary was on tour with an acappella group called Harmonic Convergence.
ISAAC PELAYO, born in Los Angeles, CA, on June 7th, 1996, picked up a pencil at a tender age and discovered a profound passion. He was compelled to mirror his father and fellow fine artist, Antonio Pelayo Jr., but produce art of his own in the process. Growing up, he found comfort in solace, as it allowed him to learn what being committed and dedicated meant and he embraced his love for the craft. His work initiated as a child; from sketching and coloring Disney characters, to now drawing life-like pieces in minuscule and in-depth detail using only a pencil. His influences and inspirations lie in his family, other visual artists, musical artist, and the idea of improving his skill on a daily basis. His massive skill didn’t take long to open up success for him. He won first place at the 2008 12th Annual Western Art Show in Riverside, CA at the age of only 11. He went on to win other first placements at the VASE Art Contest in Killeen, Texas, and at The Hemet Valley Art Competition a few years later. Also exhibiting in several well-known galleries such as The Seventh Letter Gallery, Burbank Art Center, Plaza De La Raza, and Gallery 446 to name a few.
He is an ambitious adult who strives to challenge himself to the fullest and has plans to attend professional art schools to take his skill to another level.
Janine Leffler is from Nashua NH. She has written over 300 poems and excited to have her song Angels On My Shoulders as part of this project. She is also acting with community theatre groups Amherst PTA and Friends of The Amato Center and is currently in Shrek The Musical as a villager, A Moon & A Skeleton. She thanks, Heather very much for this opportunity.
Contemporary fine artist Vickie Martin’s work has been described as a dance of textures, colors, and shapes. Beginning with an arbitrary composition that is repeatedly layered and scraped off, this causes intimate details to emerge in the tactile work.
Vickie’s work has appeared in venues from New York to South Florida. Her work has also been published in two art books. She has shown in galleries, universities, airports and retail spaces. She is currently represented by Emerging Art Scene in Atlanta and Artist’s Haven in Ft. Lauderdale. You can also view her work at festivals throughout the Atlanta area.
A native of Atlanta, Vickie is the daughter and the grand-daughter of piano tuners. Her early exposure to music has greatly influenced her artwork. After receiving a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Georgia, she studied art with nationally recognized artists in the Atlanta area. Vickie is very active in the local arts community with membership in several regional and national organizations.
Lance Carlson wears many hats, including architect, artist and home care administrator, in Atlanta, Georgia. He has studied painting, drawing and collage among other creative pursuits with a renewed enthusiasm for the past several years. Though much of his work may be labeled “abstract”, he makes personal connections in his imagery and marks between music, literature and popular culture. His work has been shown from New York to California and is in many collections throughout the U.S.
A tinkerer with intentions of meaningful experiences. With a past time of forming functions and causing disruptions. Creates in realms of politics, art, and entertainment for culture producers in the business of mass media distribution. Employers include The Daily Beast and the Oprah Winfrey Network.