"As an artist you don’t realize why you’re making what you’re making initially," painting MFA Erin Castellan explained. "But grad school helps solidify why.”
Although MFA painter Erin Castellan has spent the last two years ensconced within academia, she’s spent more of her adult life outside of it.
As part of National Condom Week, local designers are using 500 condoms to create garments that will be on display at the first Condom Fashion Show.
"Each one of these carpets has the effect of calming me. I just love to look at them. I'm sort of mesmerized by them."
In the midst of the volatility rocking her native Chile in the early 1970s, Carmen Benavente sought to create community with a few simple stitches.