Freddy De Shon
Phil Proctor is a professional sculptor practicing in Atlanta since 2003. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from East Carolina University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Southern Mississippi. His permanently installed public art works can be found across the southeastern United States and Eastern Europe including several large scale outdoor works in and around the Metro Atlanta area. His outdoor sculpture exhibition record covers the southeast and includes a solo exhibition at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.
Proctor has developed a professional reputation in the public art community through his involvement in the infrastructure of public art for municipalities such as the City of Suwanee and the City of Decatur. Proctor also owns and operates Nucleus Sculpture Studio LLC; a company that designs, fabricates and installs custom projects for designers, artists and the motion picture industry.
Freddy De Shon is a metal sculptor and fabricator. Starting in 1986, he attended The Atlanta College of Art and later Georgia State University focusing on sculpture. In 1988 he accepted the opportunity to apprentice under a master carpenter in Berlin, Germany. He returned to Atlanta and worked as an independent woodworker until he discovered welding in 1996 and his life was forever changed. In a short time he was designing and fabricating bars, tables, stools, and railings for a number of local businesses. You will find his work at Fritti, Aurora Coffee, Ria's Bluebird, Little 5 Corner Tavern, Edgewood Corner Tavern, Doc Cheys (Emory,Virginia Highlands,and Grant Park locations), Osteria 832, The Book House, Kelly's Closet, Inman Park Pet Works, Java Lords, Elmyr, Ale Yeah, Criminal Records and Southerland Lofts.
Matt Sigmon was born in the mid-1980s. Many years later, and upon attaining the degree of Master of Fine Arts in sculpture, he began working as an art educator and studio technician at various academic institutions. Shortly thereafter, he left academia to pursue a career in the film industry, spending several years working as a welder, fabricator, and special effects technician on major motion pictures. In the course of his artistic practice, Matt has exhibited throughout the southern United States, and parts of Europe and Central America, as well as locally, collaborating as one-half of the art duo, The Art Officials. In 2018, he traveled to Easter Island on vacation.
Julia Hill is an artist living in Atlanta, GA.
Julia’s work incorporates many genres, including performance, installation, puppetry, metal fabrication, carpentry, ceramics, drawing and painting. Her large-scale puppets have been performed at The High Museum, The World of Coca-Cola, The Atlanta Zoo, The Hambidge Center, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and beyond.
Julia enjoys working collaboratively and facilitating large-scale creative visions with other artists and organizations. Past collaborators include Out of Hand Theater, The Lucky Penny, and Atlanta Metal Arts.
Julia also enjoys hosting skill share sessions and leading a wide variety of creative hands-on workshops for all ages at festivals, special events, and in the classroom.
Allen Peterson is an artist and metal fabricator in Atlanta, GA.
He works in various media including materials such as welded steel, iron that is melted and shaped during performance art, hand-cast paper and iron oxide printing, and raw beeswax that is placed on his sculptural work by live honeybees. During the late 1990’s he immersed himself in the foundry process at the Metal Arts program of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama.
Until 2001 he was a Resident Artist in that program, serving as a teacher and resource for the creation of cast metal sculpture. He left Sloss to get his Master’s degree in Sculpture from the University of Minnesota. After grad school, Allen Peterson taught sculpture at several colleges and universities including Atlanta College of Art. His current role as an artist and educator balances full-time artistic practice, a business fabricating metal art and architectural elements, and his role as part-time professor at Kennesaw State University.
A creative umbrella, run by Brock Scott, housing an ever evolving portfolio of intentionally non specific projects. Atlanta has an amazing network of talent and we want to build teams to tackle any wild idea we are faced with.
Eric & Laura Lewis-Moline
ELM Studios LLC is a custom fabrication and sculpture company started in 2018 by Eric and Laura Lewis-Moline. Working in a wide range of materials from steel to resin, ELM is constantly pushing to determine the best solutions for clients. Laura is an Atlanta artist with a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design who specializes in sculpture, currently practicing a process which recycles materials into
art. She has participated in many gallery shows throughout the Atlanta area. Eric has an extensive technical background with many years experience in machining, both manually and utilizing CNC equipment. Eric also currently works as a propmaker in the film union which continually exposes him to new construction techniques. Their mission is to provide high-quality custom fabrication at an affordable rate. Together, they have completed several large projects for such clients as Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement outdoor museum by Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado and PropSource GA, a major film production prop house.
ELM is happy to be a part of South River Art Studios.
Originally from Cumming Georgia, Hannah moved to Atlanta in 2015 to persue a BFA in Studio Art from Georgia State University. Her work deals with alternative forms of printing and textiles.
Etienne Jackson is a practicing sculptor based in Atlanta Georgia.
Chris VanBrackle is a freelance production sound mixer and has been working in the film industry in Atlanta since 2013. He has a degree in Audio Engineering with experience in studio recording and as well as foley and post-production sound design. He has worked on everything from feature films to documentaries, corporate and commercial work, narrative shorts, industrials, music videos, and an Emmy award-winning local restaurant feature TV show. Aside from his work, Chris is also passionate about sustainability and recycling, cooking, gardening, and tinkering with electronics. Before working in the film industry, Chris spent years in the craft beer industry and he'd love to share a beer with you sometime.
The search for deeper understandings in the fabric of creation is the source of inspiration in Ko Lim’s creative path. Her body of works intend to create that magical experience of wonder and mystery when imagination and information; spirituality and science collide. With a recent completion of a Bachelor of Fine arts degree in Jewelry, Ko is an artist passionately dedicated to her greatest pride and joy in being a designer and maker. With skills in both traditional and alternative metal fabrication processes which include, lost-wax casting, stone setting, laser welding, and chemical processes such as electroforming and etching, Ko is also knowledgeable in computer rendering and rapid prototyping using Rhino 3D. Since graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design, Ko is in search of gaining as many versatile experiences as possible to further educate and to continue growing as a jewelry designer and bench jeweler. She finds experience and collaboration to be the key essentials in her evolution and with overflowing passion and dedication, she provides sound confidence with eager curiosity in her abilities to create any vision into fruition.
Elizabeth Jarrett is a Scenic Designer, Director, and Producer born and raised in Atlanta, GA. Her work is focused around physical space and how people interact with it. Elizabeth was a founding member of The Collective Project, Inc, the first resident theater company at The Goat Farm Arts Center and was a participant of The Millennial Trains Project in 2014, where she traveled via rail around the country researching public art in various cities. She is also a three- time resident of the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences and recently presented work at the Ionian Center for Arts and Culture in Kefelonia, Greece.
She graduated with a BA in Theater and Performance Studies from Kennesaw State University. Theatrical credits include The New York Theatre of Actors, Serenbe Playhouse, Synchronicity Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Dad’s Garage Theatre Co., The Warehouse Theatre and various other strange events and places.
Elizabeth also serves as Executive Director for Deer Bear Wolf, a multi-faceted art production company, and produces and directs the popular immersive theatre series, Transgression.
More at Deerbearwolf.com
Jyotsna joins the South River Arts Studio for a writing sabbatical. Her current project is a loosely constructed transnational family memoir bridging the 20th and 21st centuries. Some other interests include thinking and writing about how we talk to / don't talk with each other, especially in the two extremes of the mundane to the most emotionally charged.
When not at SRAS, Jyotsna helps organizations and their leaders manifest diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in their work and the communities they create. At home, Spookie and Juno's tail wags keep her focused on the fleeting and infinite present.
A media artist, creative coder, DIY enthusiast, and multi-instrumentalist performer from Atlanta, Georgia. Eddie is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where he received a B.A. in Music and an M.M. in Music Technology
William Massey is a freelance artist, sculptor, creative entrepreneur, and a co-leader of art programs within social organizations and health facilities throughout the city of Atlanta, Ga.
William initially found his voice through art during his time at Valdosta State University, receiving his BFA in 2012. William arrived to Atlanta in 2013 to begin his art career consisting of outlets such as glassblowing, teaching art to homeless youth, and public art installations. He has gradually evolved into a force of creative connection in Atlanta - utilizing the power of art to unify communities, uplift public spaces, pursue social and racial reconciliation, and creatively comfort those in hardship.
William has traveled throughout the globe with his artwork, serves on the boards and leads art programs with several local organizations, founded ColorATL, and has a number of works exhibiting publicly around Atlanta, Ga.
Ashton Bird investigates realms of mental and physical spaces through large constructed assemblages. His work explores time, entropy and community through discovering, re-invigorating and re-inventing potentiality in material while questioning perception, habit and age through reconstitution and structural ruin.
Ashton bird is a sculptor, interior designer and curator from a rural town in southeast South Dakota. Bird is a nationally exhibiting artist who recently relocated to Atlanta, Georgia from Tallahassee, Florida where he received his Master’s from Florida State University.