Who are these people?

Sheila Wyne

is a visual artist based in Anchorage. Her studio work has been shown across the state, the Lower 48 and overseas. Her work is in permanent collections of the Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Pratt Museums.  Since 1990 she has designed over 20 public artworks. In the last 15 years, Wyne has also worked as a set designer with theatre companies in Alaska and the Northwest. Wyne has been awarded a national NEA/TCG Fellowship in set design, as well as a Rasmuson Artist Fellowship, a Boochever Fellowship and the Alex Combs Artist Award. She has also received grants from Alaska State Council on the Arts, the NASE Development Program, the Rasmuson Foundation, the Andy Warhol and Rockefeller Foundations. In 2009 Wyne received the Governor’s Award for Individual Artist.

Bruce Farnsworth

Anchorage based writer and community organizer is the founder and director of the MTS Gallery in Anchorage from 2005 through 2011. During that time MTS hosted a renown program of monthly cutting edge visual art exhibitions and performance art work by both local and visiting or invited artists from around the state and the world. In 2011, Farnsworth was the recipient of the first ever “President’s Award” from the Rasmuson Foundation, an award created by the foundation’s President and CEO to honor his work in neighborhood revitalization through the arts. 

Becky Kendall

is a choreographer, performer and teacher from Alaska where she first began her dance training. Becky has since studied dance and performed in New York, Colorado, and Seattle, also earning a degree in Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University.  Making her home in Alaska, she has instructed students in classrooms and workshops and is currently on faculty with Alaska Dance Theatre and the University of Alaska Anchorage, and has founded Momentum Dance Collective, a nonprofit contemporary dance company where she serves as Artistic Director. With a passion for choreography, Becky has continued to create work and collaborate with other artists at every opportunity. Her work has been seen on stages, business, buildings, and parks. She continues to work and perform in Anchorage where she is inspired by creative risk takers, performers, her students, and the language of everyday movement.


Christopher Jette

Christopher Jette is a curator of lovely sounds; a composer, performer, researcher and New Media artist. He holds a PhD from the University of California Santa Barbara and his compositions and research have been presented throughout the world. His music and digital media works investigate the intersection of technology and human interaction in the creative and performance arenas.


Light Brigade Core4 member Bruce Farnsworth's presentation at a contemporary urbanism conference