Joseph Acquah, Plaster Casting
Joseph obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in the University of Science Technology Kumasi Ghana. He has been working as a multipurpose staff at The Seward Johnson Atelier since 2001. He does his work in three dimensions utilizing many combinations of mediums, methods, and techniques from carved objects, stone, concrete, plaster of Paris, wood and other metals bronze and aluminum.
Adam Garey, Metal Fabrication
Adam Garey is from Lexington, Kentucky. He received a BFA in sculpture from the University of Kentucky in 2000 and an MFA from Florida State University in 2005. In 2007 Adam moved to Chattanooga, TN to work for internationally renowned sculptor John Henry, where he supervised the fabrication and installations of Mr. Henry’s monumental work. In 2013 he relocated to Hamilton, NJ where he splits his time building his own work and supervising the Fabrication and Installation Department at the Seward Johnson Atelier. He has shown his sculpture in many outdoor exhibitions across the country and has work in permanent public collections in Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Chattanooga. For more info, please visit adamgarey.com
Amanda Midkiff, Herbalism
My love of herbalism began when I discovered that nettles could relieve my indoor allergies. I have been drinking nettle tea and studying herbalism ever since. I enjoy coaxing the plants from the earth and coaxing the healing properties from the plants. I moved to New Hope in 2013 to lend my energies to the creation of Roots to River Farm. During my two years there, I fell in love with the vibrant culture and community of Bucks County. I decided to stay and provide herbal medicine to the community I had grown to love. Prior to working at Roots to River, I had been working as an organic vegetable farmer throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When I’m not farming, I enjoy reading, writing, and performing poetry, acting in improv groups, sitting on the couch with a crossword puzzle, cooking for friends and family, and crafting ever-more-delicious beverages.
Megan Uhaze, Acrylic Painting
Megan Uhaze-Wear is a Trenton based artist, who received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, majoring in Art History as well as Two-Dimensional Fine Art Painting. She currently works as a fulltime artist and painter for The Seward Johnson Atelier. She is primarily a painter and printmaker, working on wood board as well as Masonite panels and other hard found surfaces. Her work is about the exploration of colors, and their relationships to one another, invoking this through pattern and design and then incorporating her subject into the mix. She has work in two permanent collections and shows regularly all over the tri-state area.
Nicolas A. Valenza, Silicone & Resin Casting
Nicolas comes from a background in special makeup effects and mold-making. Nick is currently the Assistant Supervisor of the Paint/Patina/Preservation Department at The Seward Johnson Atelier. Nick has a passion for making movie props and figurative sculptures. He currently molds his original work in silicone and casts them in urethane resins. His most recent piece is a full-size female figure.