INSTRUCTOR BIOS


  Grace Sheese:  Ceramics

Grace entered college wanting to be a doctor. Along the way she met and fell in love with clay. Uncertain of where the relationship was going, Grace taught 3rd and 4th grade for seven years before finally committing to being a full time studio potter. After being together for twelve years, her relationship with clay was getting stale. In 2009, she went to graduate school at Illinois State University with the hopes of rekindling her passion for clay... and it worked!

 

 

Dale C. Evans:  Painting

Dale was born and raised in Bloomington, and studied art at Bloomington High School with Elizabeth Stein. Dale received a BFA in painting from Herron School of Art of Indiana University in 1970. In addition to painting, Dale is a luthier who builds folk instruments. He says, "I must be working on, or at least planning a project to feel fully alive."


 
Erin Furimsky:  Ceramics

Erin Furimsky is a studio artist and educator in Normal, Illinois. She received a BFA from the Pennsylvania State University and an MFA from the Ohio State University. Furimsky has exhibited her work nationally and internationally; reproductions of her ceramic work have been featured in numerous books and catalogs. As an educator, Furimsky has been a featured presenter at national workshops, as well as serving as a visiting professor at ISU and HCC. 
Heather Evert:  Fiber Arts 

Heather is a fiber artist who lives in Bloomington. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and has been a high school teacher. She has also worked as a newspaper page designer, a restaurant cook, an unemployment insurance adjudicator, a musician, a jewelry store salesperson, and a translator. All along the way, she has studied knitting, embroidery, spinning, felting and sewing. Heather is certified by the Japan Temari Association. 


Sarah Sciba:  Printmaking

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Printmaking from Kendall College of Art and Design. Sarah resides in the Founder's Grove neighborhood, where she maintains her home studio. As MCAC's Education Coordinator, Sarah enjoys facilitating studio art classes for diverse audiences.





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