Artist Member Directory

Members directory

  • Profile picture of Akua Lezli Hope
    Akua Lezli Hope

    Poet, writer, papermaker, designer, organizer, dreamer.  Creator who uses sound, words, fiber, glass, metal, and wire to create poems, stories, music, ornaments, wearables, jewelry, adornments and peace whenever.

  • Profile picture of Ann Recotta
    Ann Recotta


    Jewelry, Mixed Media


    Beadwork, Fiber Arts


    Art Lessons, Commissioned Artwork

  • Profile picture of Carl Johengen
    Carl Johengen

    I am a professional musician: singer (classical tenor), choral conductor, voice teacher, and composer. I have performed in opera, concert, and recital in such venues as New York's Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Carnegie Halls, and with major orchestras. I currently serve on the voice faculty of the Ithaca College School of Music, and am Choir Director at Wells College. I conduct Ithaca's premier a cappella choral group, the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, and the Women's Chorale @171 in Corning. I am also a mixed media/collage artist, and have worked in other craft media as well (polymer clay, fiber arts.)

  • Profile picture of Shannah Warwick
    Shannah Warwick

    BlckBts, pronounced “black boots” originally started 8 years ago and featured hand dyed silk pieces. I am constantly learning new dye and fabric manipulation techniques to apply and expand my line; I have incorporated nuno felting and hand dyed wool, resulting in one of a kind wearable art. BlckBts has been featured in runway shows, galleries and in select boutiques such as Joan Shepp and Toile.

    Nuno felting is a technique that incorporates wool fibers into the weave of a fabric, allowing me to incorporate texture and sculpture into my work. In nuno felting, the wool fibers are agitated and migrate through the weave then “shocked” and shrunk to become a permanent part of the fabric. This technique allows me to create pieces that are truly ooak, organic in shape, and a distinct wearable work of art. I use high quality materials and fibers that have a wonderful textural feel.