Oliver Franklin Anderson

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Multidisciplinary director filmmaker, cinemagraph artist, and art photographer, Oliver Franklin Anderson draws inspiration from the wild and rural landscapes of Wisconsin where he lives and works. Current film projects include The Night Country, an indie anthology series, and Dream States, a hallucinatory natural history of the ecosystems of the Great Lakes states.

Ally Wilber

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Ally recently obtained her BA in English and Studio Art from Ripon College and is now an artist-in-residence at The Refuge Foundation for the Arts. She has spent the past few months experimenting with unusual and organic media in her work, seeking to relinquish desire for total control in the creative process and investigating the line between creation and destruction. Nature seems to be a recurring trend in her work, reflecting her childhood in the woods of northern Wisconsin.

Kemery Zetzmen

Kemery is a sculptor and painter who received her associates degree from UW Fox Valley, and is planning to continue schooling to become an art teacher. She is currently working at a public walk-in art studio, and creates art whenever possible. Kemery was also commissioned a mural for a local bar, and is planning to do a painting workshop at Xavier High School in the near future.

Chad Brady

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Chad Brady has been an active artist since his childhood in Washington DC. He moved to the area in 2009; and has worked in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography. He has been a professional muralist for nearly 20 years, and his murals can be seen throughout downtown Appleton and surrounding areas. Chad has produced gig posters and album artwork for locally- and nationally-known musicians including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Lucinda Williams, and Steve Earle. Chad formed his connection with the Refuge through the mutual quest to cultivate and support the arts in Appleton, and continues to collaborate with us by bringing the Foundation’s vision and messages to life.

Justus Poehls

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Justus is a photographer that uses various analog photographic processes (film, tintype, expired negative paper, etc) to explore portraiture, abstraction, and the mundane. He's currently working on a glass plate series for Appleton's Trout Museum of Art and reinventing the first color photograph process, autochrome, originally patented by the Lumiere brothers.