Seth D. Myers ~ Co-creator & Lead Project Artist

Seth D. Myers is an artist, filmmaker, and educator who lives in Dubuque, Iowa. He received his MFA in New Genres specializing in time-based media from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003. Myers’ creative work ranges from experimental video to short films to large-scale video installations. His work is driven by personal inquiries into social behavior and psychological space. His award-winning video work has exhibited and screened internationally at film festivals and venues that include the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, and Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is currently an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Loras College and considers himself a creative recluse.

Sarah Stolar ~ Co-creator & Lead Project Artist

Sarah Stolar is an interdisciplinary artist who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Working from a vast technical perspective, the breadth of her work includes painting, drawing, multi-media installation, film, video and performance art. Sarah's visual art, performance, and collaborative work have exhibited across the United States and in Argentina, Spain, Germany, Austria, Finland, Italy, and Cuba with solo exhibitions at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Harwood Museum of Art, and BGMoCA in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her work has been featured in publications including The Nation Magazine, LandEscape Art Review, Nomos Journal, and Hyperallergic. Sarah is currently the Chair of the Art Department at UNM-Taos.

Heather Marie Bergerson ~ Project Collaborator

Heather Marie Bergerson is a German-American interdisciplinary artist and BFA candidate at University of New Mexico. She apprenticed for three years at Atelier Schlieper photography studio in Germany and is now a published photographer. Heather has participated in various exhibitions including a group show in Budapest, Hungary and a recent solo show in Taos, NM. She currently works as the Assistant to the Chair of the Art Department and Atrium Gallery Director at UNM-Taos.

John Spencer ~ Project Collaborator

John Spencer is an award winning filmmaker, photographer, and freelance videographer who specializes in production and post-production work. Most recently, his documentary “The Art of Living” screened on Iowa Broadcast Television as part of the Film Lounge series and has screened in many national festivals. In addition, he has worked with writers, musicians, brands, and artists delivering dynamic content for multiple platforms. Fascinated by the correlation between sounds and visuals, he creates immersive environments by incorporating the two seamlessly in his work.

Enrico Trujillo ~ Project Collaborator

Enrico Trujillo's work ranges from  traditional painting to digital sketches to complex interactive new media installations. Enrico's new media work has exhibited multiple times with the PASEO, his paintings are represented by Robert L. Parsons Fine Art in Taos, NM, and his illustrations have been published in the Lovito Learns About book series. He has a BFA from University of New Mexico in Painting and Drawing and is currently the Multimedia Development Specialist for the UNM-Taos Digital Media Department.

Garrett Anderson ~ ​Choreographer

Garrett Anderson trained  at the Contra Costa Ballet Centre, the San Francisco Ballet school, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s professional division. He has been a soloist at the San Francisco Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp, Belgium and also danced with Trey McIntyre Project, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, LED, Ballet Chicago, Civic ballet of Chicago, and Chicago Reparatory Ballet as well as SF Danceworks in San Francisco for which he was named as one of the years outstanding male performers by Dance Europe in 2016. He was the recipient of the American Ballet Theatre national dance scholarship and holds a B.A. from St. Mary’s college of California. Formerly the Chair of the Dance Department at New Mexico School for the Arts, he is now currently the Artistic Director of Ballet Idaho. 

Bella Palermo ~ Lead ​Dancer & Actor

Bella Palermo has been dancing since she was ten years old and has trained with the New Mexico School for the Arts, National Dance Institute, Colorado Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Starr & Company Performing Arts, and Ferndale Dance Academy. Bella Palermo is currently a dance major at the New Mexico School of the Arts in Santa Fe where she majors in dance with emphasis in ballet, contemporary, and modern.

Andrew Velie ~ Dancer

Andrew Velie lives in northern New Mexico and currently attends art school at University of New Mexico. He is dedicated to raising awareness about how art encourages wellbeing for the artist, the audience, and their environment. His artwork is multidisciplinary and explores a diverse use of spiritual symbolism combined with street art qualities. He often uses found and handmade materials to embody a form of healing through the creation of sculpture, painting, and collage. Andrew also participates in sacred sculpture restoration projects. He is currently restoring a wooden 1000 armed Bodhisattva sculpture for a Mahayana Buddhist Monastery located in northern New Mexico. This project has been underway since 2016. 

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