Kris Perry is an American metal sculptor whose work includes large kinetic pieces and sound sculptures. Born in Berkeley, CA, he studied under illustrator Charles Pyle, and attended California College of Art. A skilled craftsperson and metal fabricator, he has worked with David Best on large scale projects. His own creation, the much-heralded “Machines”, combines industrial sound sculptures with live performance, and has been exhibited in a number of galleries and venues. These collaborations have included Tommy Stinson, Elvis Perkins, Brian Dewan, and others. Large-scale kinetic sculptures have been commissioned and exhibited across the country. His workshop is in Hudson, NY.
Louise Smith is an artist whose main body of work consists of abstract paintings on canvas and other materials. Originally from Williamstown, MA, she is an alumna of Bard College (where she was the recipient of the Jane Fromm Yocenda Scholarship in the Arts), and received her post baccalaureate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. Louise’s work has been exhibited regionally and nationally, and she was recently commissioned to create several large-scale murals at the Freehand Hotel in New York City. She lives in Hudson, NY, and works at her studio in nearby Germantown.
Jeff Schultz is a nature photographer who also works extensively in film and television. Jeff earned his B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from Cornell University. He has worked as a Climatologist at Cornell University’s Northeast Regional Climate Center, and later moved to New York City to work in private weather consulting. Jeff currently works in the camera department of feature films, TV series and commercials – he is proud to have filmed General Joseph McNeil for the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s Greensboro Lunch Counter exhibit, and exhibits his own nature and surf photography in east end galleries.
Eric Perez is a sound specialist who has worked in just about every aspect of audio engineering and mixing. He began as a nightclub dj and has worked as an audio systems installer for home and businesses, FOH mixer for live events, and currently is a location sound mixer for documentaries, commercials and TV. His current residency is on two NBC shows, “George to the Rescue” and “Talk Stoop”.