CREATIVE CONDUCTOR - FRANK ROSE
Frank Rose is a creative conductor, passionate about facilitating avenues of support for artists. He holds a degree in Digital Media and has exhibited in exhibitions in the US, China, and South Korea. He founded Gallery 1724, a community art space in Houston in 2005 and was the Publisher of ArtsHouston Magazine before moving to Santa Fe in 2008. He co-founded Santa Fe’s form & concept in 2016, opened Hecho a Mano in 2019 and Hecho Gallery in 2022. Frank loves expanding consciousness, hiking, good coffee, and tacos.
CREATIVE DELIGHT (USUALLY) - KARA DUVAL
Kara is enlivened by unexpected connections and collaboration. Kara's first community was a group of rowdy Russian Folk Musicians at a Renaissance Festival in Magnolia, TX, inspiring her love of dance. She graduated with a degree in Photography and Digital Media which became as passionate of a practice as dancing. She would spend countless hours in the darkroom feeling connected to alchemists of old and that connection delighted her.
After working as a Freelance Photographer, an advertising retoucher, and a Zoo Ranger, Kara moved with her husband to Santa Fe and became a massage therapist. In Santa Fe, she discovered a strong and quirky arts community which rekindled her love of performance and led her to co-found an improvisational dance group, Underland Dance.
Besides leaping, Kara loves dark chocolate, cats, her family, and living in Santa Fe, the best place on Earth.
CREATIVE CONSPIRATOR - NIKA FELDMAN
Nika Feldman is a creative conspirator, stimulated by artistic voice and good conversation. Currently working towards her MFA, she maintains a 20 year long career as a textile artist. She holds a BFA from NSCAD University with an Interdisciplinary major and a minor in Art History, as well as a BA from the Institute of American Indian Arts with a major in Indigenous Liberal Studies and a minor in Community Wellness. Additionally, as a recipient of the prestigious Monbukagakusho award, Nika spent two years as an independent research student at the Kyoto City University of Arts in Japan. Having moved to Santa Fe in 2017, Nika splits her time between New Mexico and her birth place of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.