Sculptor Dessa Kirk is known for creating large-scale lilies and portrayals of women from Greek mythology. Much of her work ranges from raw to elegant, but also big and jagged. She spoke with Shana Ritter.
Richard Perez is now the artistic director of the Bloomington Playwright’s Project. Before coming to Bloomington, Mr. Perez developed the Ensemble of Artists, a combination of writers, actors, and directors who work side by side to create new productions.
A native of Bloomington, lead guitarist Jason Wilber has gone on tour with artists such as Carrie Newcomer, Todd Snider, Hal Ketchum, Kim Fox, Greg Trooper, Tim Grimm, and Iris DeMent. For more than ten years, Wilber has played lead guitar for John Prine and toured all throughout Europe and the United States.
Sol Gordon is a Professor of Child and Family Studies at Syracuse University. He is also founder of the Institute for Family Research and Education. Mr. Gordon has written many books on family and child rearing.
In 2005, Patricia Pizzo was awarded the Arts Advocate Award by the Bloomingotn Area Arts Council. Since the 1950s, Pizzo has supported and volunteered for numerous artistic clubs at Indiana University.
Li-Young Lee has been called “one of the finest young poets alive” by the American Poetry Review. In his poems, Lee reflects on the obstacles in which he has faced in his own life. In “The Winged Seed: A Remembrance,” Lee retells the story of his parents’ escape from Indonesia and the political confinement they faced there.
At age 23, Sallyann Murphy was the youngest TV producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation. Murphy has gone on to work as an investigative journalist for a variety of publications, including the Daily Mail. She now teaches history and media studies at Harmony High School in Bloomington, Indiana.
For more than twenty-five years, Daniel Baron has worked to further the education of young people in both public and private institutions all throughout the east coast and mid-west. In 1997, Baron co-founded the Harmony Elementary School in Bloomington.