Lisa Austin (work to be on view at University Hospitals)
Raised in a military family, Lisa Austin has lived in a dozen places across the US and in Taiwan. Austin earned degrees in sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth and Yale universities and she teaches at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Austin's work has addressed place, memory and community via her installations, public art works, prints, short films, writing and social sculpture in Erie, PA. With the Civitas artist collaborative she co-founded in 2004, Austin has volunteered on the city's Zoning Hearing Board and catalyzed the creation of organizations for preservation and design (Preservation Erie), economic development (Innovation Erie), transportation (All Aboard Erie) and a regional sculpture faculty and student networking group now managed by The Sculpture Center (SculptureX.org). Austin is now running for County Council in Erie, PA.
Lisa Austin, Child's Garden for the ICU, 2001, casters, steel, pine, plastic laminate, electric light, 6 x 10 x 10 ft. Image courtesy of the artist.
Edward Heavrin is a Louisville-based artist working in film, performing arts and music. He recently released an album Waiting for Clouds, which is available through iTunes, and his musical Letters From India received a staged-reading Off-Broadway at Urban Stages in New York in 2008.
Edward Heavrin, The Potter's Field Documentary, 2011, digital video still. Image courtesy of the artist.
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