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The Artists

The participating artists are listed here alphabetically ...just like in school.

Sachiko Akiyama

Photo: Sachi AkiyamaSachi (BHS '91) earned her BA at Amherst College in 1991 and then went on to teach high school science for three years. She earned her MFA in sculpture from Boston University in 2001 and has since been working as a sculptor in Boston. Sachi has exhibited her work in the Boston area, including the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA and the Nielsen Gallery.

Aaron Epstein

Photo: Aaron EpsteinAaron (BHS '95) has been working as a photographer in New York City since the week he graduated from Ithaca College. Following graduation, his first job was assisting legendary photographer Arnold Newman. Most recently Aaron did the photography for the Broadway show Golda's Balcony. In between, he has taken photos for the New Jersey Shakespeare Company, the Manhattan Ensemble Theater, Emerging Artists Theater, and the Bath (England) Shakespeare Festival. His work has been featured on Law and Order, turned into playbills, and adapted for posters.

Eric Epstein

Photo: Eric EpsteinEric (BHS '98) graduated from Denison University in 2002 as a cinema major with a studio art minor. Since then he has been working in New York City doing computer graphics and special effects. Recent projects have included the animations for a McDonalds commercial and a music video, and the menu animation for a Rolling Stones DVD set. He is also working on the development of a cartoon series.

Nancy Gong

Photo: Nancy GongNancy (BHS '75) has gained a reputation as one of the foremost glass artists in the world. She has been profiled in more than 20 different magazines and professional journals. Represented in galleries throughout the U.S, her work has been featured at Artform International in Palm Beach, and Glass Now of the National Liberty Museum. Nancy is the owner/principal designer of Gong Glass Works in Rochester, where she designs and fabricates commissioned leaded, etched, carved and painted glass art projects for commercial and residential environments throughout the U.S.

John Lambrix

Photo: John LambrixJohn is a social worker in private practice, working with both adults and adolescents; he does chain saw carvings a hobby. John's carvings can be seen around the Rochester area and as far away as Iowa and Wisconsin. He enjoys making traditional carvings -- bears, sea captains, eagles and moose -- but he enjoys the challenge of nontraditional carvings such as school mascots. John's work has been included the last several years in a Chain Saw Carvers exhibition in Pennsylvania that draws participants from all over the world.

Jennifer Lapham

Photo: Jennifer LaphamJennifer (BHS '84) is a Chicago-based artist whose work deals with decorative images of nature, landscape and the built environment. She earned her BA from St. John's College in 1988 and received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. Her work has been exhibited throughout the mid-west, receiving the recognition of awards and reviews. In addition to her solo projects, she works collaboratively with artist Paul Sacaridiz.

Rob Nadeau

Photo: Rob NadeuaRob Nadeau (BHS '92) studied architecture at Brown University and graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1999. Rob has been the recipient of several awards including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (1999) and a residency at the Fine Arts Work Center (1999-2000) in Provincetown, MA. Rob had his first solo show in New York City at LFL Gallery in 2002.

Cynthia Beth Rubin

Photo: Cynthia Beth RubinCynthia (BHS '68) began experimenting with digital media in the early 1980's, and the subsequent transition from painting to the electronic arts provided the means and the impetus for a shift in the subject matter in her work. Although trained as a painter in the era of abstraction, her work now incorporates strong historical and personal references. Working with photographs as a point of departure, Rubin's imagery recalls the cultural legacy of times and places beyond her own lifetime, referring to the subjective experience of memory.
Cythia is represented in Rochester by the Oxford Gallery.

David Shaw

Photo: David ShawDavid (BHS '83) is an artist primarily working in sculpture. He attended Colgate University, where he studied neuropsychology. In his junior year, David switched his major to fine arts and began to study under John von Bergen. He graduated from Colgate in 1987, cum laude and with honors in fine arts. After graduation, David moved to New York City, where he studied at the School of Visual Arts as a non-matriculated student. He has had exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe, and he will have a solo exhibition in New York City in 2004.

Julie Tomkinson

Photo: Julie TomkinsonJulie (BHS '71) continued her art education after high school through college courses and continuing education classes. She was intrigued by stained glass works, so tried her hand at it over 20 years ago, working with Bev Allardice of Classical Glass. After founding an Upstate New York healthcare consultancy, Julie sought a renewed balance in her life and has begun to focus on her art once again. Her artwork and poetry have become a reflection of the extraordinary Finger Lakes region where she now lives.