BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND… aLOT of Art is a wonderful interactive program where 17 artists over 5 events create large-scale art murals LIVE, during LOT 323. The finished product will become a part of our outdoor gallery for the season and will be available for sale. This is not a competition, it is just LOVE FOR ART and the CREATIVE PROCESS. Come and enjoy the experience this concept as well as the incredible talent.
Learn about the 2022 artists & schedule below
Loren Dann has an interest in literature, social justice and history. Her work has been exhibited extensively in New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Her freelance work makes appearances on material cultural items from album covers to handbags creating a strong and recognizable presence. Loren’s skill as an art educator has allowed her to work with all ages, genders, and races to explore art as a creative and therapeutic outlet for both emotional and physical well-being. Loren also uses her art to encourage diverse communities where all forms of art and expression are encouraged and valued. Loren Dann’s works explore intersectionality by exposing difficult questions and unraveling the tangle of answers.
Shanaya Ferguson is a local Philly artist who creates bold, colorful art in a variety of print mediums.. Her current passions are acrylic paint and digital art. She is the owner of The Artist Expo, which she describes as a cozy zen art gallery filled with her art and work of fellow artist friends. In addition to art, the studio also serves as a yoga studio.
Essence Hampton has loved painting since she was a young girl. Her work on wood panels and canvas juxtaposes unlikely natural elements with portraits, creating effects that could perhaps best be described as dreamscapes.
Adam Nicely “ I don’t like a blank canvas, so I get a smear of dirt or rip the canvas as soon as possible. That chaos, that germ, creates rules for the rest of the piece.”
De’von Downes is an experienced muralist who has worked with Philadelphia Mural Arts and has a mural here in Woodbury at the Cultural Collective. In addition to his drawings and paintings, De’von is also an accomplished jewelry designer, creating beautiful works with gem stones.
Milja Dann is a student artist at Woodbury High School who incorporates music and emotional expressionism throughout her work.
Lori Raggio’s body of work deals with women icons, self-worth and the unattainable combining literary figures and modern-day people.
Aaron Weber is an artist and educator who teaches at the elementary schools in Woodbury. He’s also an Executive Director of the South Jersey Artist Collective, a local nonprofit that supports and elevates the art and artists of the area. He creates mixed media pieces that invite viewers to discover their own meanings.
Courtney is a freelance artist who hopes to make a career teaching art. She expresses love and emotion through her art. You can find her @yourfavoriteartsygal.
Iris Richardson is an accomplished fine art photographer and painter, who gained her BFA in studio arts from Rowan University. In 2020, she received her MFA in studio arts from SACI Florence, Italy. Her hand painted gourds are an example of how she applies her skills across disciplines.
Jeff Quattrone is the Founder of Library Seed Bank. An artist by accident and an activist by choice, Jeff strives to expand the conversation about preserving local food diversity through seed saving. Embracing propaganda to do so, Jeff created the Growing the Food Sovereignty Revolution propaganda poster series, and the Plant Propaganda blog.
You can learn more at www.libraryseedbank.info.
Jennifer Bates is a professor, artist, and entrepreneur. Through her business, My Path Inspired, she provides symbolic nature-based art to inspire people to learn how symbolism and self-awareness are part of self-care and personal empowerment. She uses the pen name Tela Talise in several collaborative books that range in topics from spiritual self-care to mindfulness art practices in meditation.
Deborah Bolton. Deborah is a life long fine artist. Her mission is to paint positive experiences that capture the beauty of God’s creations, such as what you felt when you saw the sun setting on the ocean, baby robins being fed by their mother, or the simplicity of a water drop on a leaf. She hopes her images encourage children and adults to interact in more positive ways. She has also illustrated several children’s books and is an art educator.
Antoine Brown’s work is about navigating through the complexity of life’s challenges, such as struggle and depression primarily within the black community. He captures a roller coaster of emotions that we feel but tend to ignore in an effort to make viewers feel those emotions that they mask with happiness.
Lisa Evanoff is a Graphic Designer and Traditional Artist from South Jersey. With a focus in acrylic painting, she also enjoys watercolor painting and digital illustration. Her current series is based on the Colorado mountains. You can see more of her work at etsy.com/shop/artsyabsurdity,
Olivia Musselman is an illustrator and fine artist pursuing her BFA in Printmaking at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University. She loves to explore form, line, and anatomy and include surreal, fantastical elements in her work. You can find her @omusselman.