Jerushia Graham is currently the Museum Coordinator for the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking. The Atlanta-based artist exhibits both nationally and internationally. She earned an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and BFA degrees in Fabric Design and Printmaking from the University of Georgia in Athens. Graham was previously the Education Director for Atlanta Printmakers Studio as well as an arts professor for Kennesaw State University, the University of West Georgia, and the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur. She has produced curatorial projects for the Zora Neale Hurston Museum in Eatonville, Florida, and the Hudgens Center for Art and Learning in Duluth, Georgia. Graham has been selected by the Georgia Committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts as one of five women to exhibit in Paper Routes: Women To Watch 2020. Several of her paper cuts are currently traveling the state of Georgia in the Highlighting Contemporary Art in Georgia: Cut and Paste exhibition sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art and Lyndon House Museum. Graham is interested in nurturing socially-minded introspection through her artwork and building welcoming collaborative arts experiences through her workshops and curatorial projects. She is currently experimenting with pop-up engineering for a new series of work as well as planning a paper-based stop motion animation festival for the Paper Museum.
Lauri Jones is an Atlanta-based artist who creates works on paper, artist books, art quilts, and intricately stitched textile pieces. A native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Jones graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1990 with a degree in Graphic Design. She spent most of her design career creating TV network identities, promotional animations, and main titles for both domestic and international clients. In 2009 she received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Savannah College of Art and Design and currently teaches art and design thinking at The Westminster School in Atlanta. Her recent exhibitions include Page by Page at the Hudgens Center for Art and Learning; Hard and Soft International Contemporary Craft Exhibition in Denton, Texas; and Book as Art: Flight Edition at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Her work can be found in many personal and public collections including the City of Decatur and Rhode Island School of Design’s Fleet Library Special Collection.
Kevin Sipp is a fine artist, independent scholar, and curator with expertise in printmaking, painting, sculpture, and multi-media installation. A Florida native, he has lived and worked in Georgia since the early 90s where he received a BA in Printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art. Sipp’s fine art works have appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout the country and internationally. His fine art prints have been featured in exhibitions by noted curators such as renowned Master Printmaker Malcom Christian, Founder of Caversham Press in Balgowan, South Africa. His foundational aesthetic focus examines the spiritual, political, social, and historical influence of African derived culture in the world often making references to African Myth, Afro-Futurism, Cultural Identity, Colonial History, past and contemporary music, politics and comics.
Sipp is a highly sought-after public speaker whose lectures have inspired and entertained audiences at Brandeis University and the Emory University Michael C. Carlos Museum, Arnall Golden & Gregory Law Firm, festivals, and comic book conventions. His poetry has also been featured during the National Black Arts Festival. He is an independent curator and exhibition designer, and the City of Atlanta’s Gallery 72 Cultural Affairs and Public Art Coordinator.