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Peter GoldFlóra Carlile-Kovács is an award-winning fiber artist. Born in Szeged, Hungary, she now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she teaches felt-making and produces felt clothing and accessories.

Peter GoldPeter Gold is a professional trapeze artist, coach, and director of Trapeze-Experience™, an industry-leading organization that promotes wellness through soaring. A former trapeze instructor with both Club Med and a circus school in France, Gold has performed as the catcher for five trapeze acts and toured in eight circuses, including Ringling Brothers.

Daniel MackDaniel Mack has been working with rustic materials for more than 30 years to make furniture, architectural work, garden structures, and small, simple objects. He has written five books on rustic work and has been teaching this popular workshop for many years.

Rosary O'NeillRosary O'Neill, author of several books and 21 plays, is a Senior Fulbright Drama Specialist for the American Embassy, a five year appointment. She also was founding artistic director at Southern Rep Theater from 1987 to 2002 and has held other prominent playwriting fellowships in the United States and internationally.

Nathan TaylorNathan Taylor is author of Shaker Baskets and Legend of the Bushwhacker Basket. Known for bringing the lost art of Shaker basketry back to life, he is an expert in Nantucket basketry and own a basket shop and supply catalog for Shaker, Nantucket, and country basketry in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

Sanga Of the ValleyAnthony Francis, also known by his stage name Sanga Of The Valley, is originally from Trinidad. Playing African drums from an early age, Francis moved to New York City in 1970, where he met Babatunde Olatunji and became one of Olatunji’s students.

Kozza Olatunji-BabumbaKozza Olatunji-Babumba is the grandson of Grammy Award-winning Nigerian percussionist, Babatunde Olatunji. At the age of six, Olatunji-Babumba got his start performing on stage with Olatunji at the age of 6 as part of Drums Of Passion. Since then, he has performed with Olatunji at such places as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theater, and The Metropolitan Museum Of Art.

Bob BloomBob Bloom began his studies of African drumming with Babatunde Olatunji in 1983 at the Omega Institute. In 1985, Bloom was appointed as a faculty assistant to Olatinji for his Language of the Drums workshops at Omega, a position he held for 18 years.

Kutendereza Olatunji-BabumbaKutendereza Olatunji-Babumba is the granddaughter of the world renowned Nigerian musician, Babatunde Olatunji. She has always had a natural knack for dance and developed her talent further by attending Boston’s first high school for the arts, Boston Arts Academy.

Dan WeldenDan Welden, coauthor of Printmaking in the Sun, has taught and demonstrated printmaking at more than 200 universities, colleges, workshops, television programs, and schools. Past president of the Society of American Graphic Artists, Welden has shown his work in more than 70 one-person exhibits and more than 500 group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Douglas BeasleyDouglas Beasley is founder and director of Vision Quest Photo Workshops. His workshops worldwide emphasize heart, soul, and vision over the mechanics of camera use. Extensively exhibited and published internationally, Beasley’s second photo book is Earth Meets Spirit.

Jane DaviesJane Davies is a full-time artist working in collage, paint, and encaustics. Beginning as a potter in the early 1990s, Davies transitioned into freelance art, using collage and paint as her medium. She is author of three books on collage and mixed media, Adventures in Mixed Media, Collage Journeys, and Collage With Color, as well as a book on ceramics.

Lucia Rose HoranLucia Rose Horan was born into the family of the 5Rhtyhms®. She danced with her mother, the late Gabrielle Roth, founder of 5Rhtyhms®, and continues to do so with her brother, Jonathan Horan. Recognized as an international teacher of the 5Rhythms® practice, Horan teaches nationwide and internationally.

Wendy KramWendy Kram has developed and produced projects with Oscar-winning talent for Walt Disney Studios, Universal, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, ABC, CBS, NBC, USA, HBO, Showtime, and Lifetime Networks. Creative Screenwriting magazine ranks Kram as one of the film industry's Best Script Consultants.