Along with being the founder and working creative director of the Hive, Jon also spends his time in the studio making sculptural objects from reclaimed wood under the label Everlution Forms and firing glass into retro cabinet hardware under the label Retroglassworks. Other than that he likes spending time surfing, working as a trainer for Crossfit, climbing and exploring Cape Ann with his wife Karen and their 2 dogs Moxy & Kiwi.
A freelance graphic designer by trade, Karen occasionally steps away from the computer to give her crafty hands some space to move. Her mediums include painting, mosaic, paper work, paint pen illustration and currently felt cake and cameras. Also an extremely talented edible cake decorator and a member of the Boston Massacre - all star flat track roller derby. Look for her work occasionally at the Hive and find her design business @ www.everlutiondesign.com
Two years after graduating with a B.A. in Fine Arts from Elmira College, Matt Rose is still striving to cut his teeth as a youngster in the professional art arena. He works predominantly with oils. His interests in painting were fostered on several unique class experiences during his undergrad which allowed him to live and paint in Brooklyn, NY. Matt paints anything from a Brooklyn skyline to Block Island, always trying to find something fresh and worthwhile, without losing any of the substance and soul along the way. When he is not in the studio working, he enjoys spoiling his new dog, climbing, writing, illustrating, and being out on the water. www.mattrosefa.com
Brett Dunton is a Middle School Art teacher in the the city of Gloucester and a lifetime resident of Rockport. Inspirations for his artwork come from: the Cape Ann Tool Company, sailing in Sandy Bay, Dogtown and the energy of Rockports Artists young and old. Art is a true kinesthetic experience, creating a surface and applying meaning to objects transforming things into future Artifacts…
After spending his first 21 years in the South, Will took to the West and spent most of the last decade chasing life experiences in Southern California. Today, he makes his home in Salem where he can take advantage of 400 years worth of unique hand-crafted furniture laid to waste in basements, garages, and barns all over Eastern Massachusetts. Will reclaims, repairs and restores each piece before giving it a bold new personality. The result is a meeting of warm wood tones, vibrant colors, clean lines and uncommon design. You can find Will’s work @ www.willmeans.com. Oh yeah, he also kayaked from Cape Ann to Cape Cod with no support boat.
After going to school for illustration, Tom found his heart was more in sculpture. He makes robot and space theme sculptures using found objects, discarded items and recycled materials that otherwise would make their way into the trash. Tom’s work can be seen in galleries around the country as well as at the Hive. Find him online @ flickr where you can see his latest work. Check out his Gocco prints too.
Jesse Ciarmataro aka Qwill
Qwill is Boston-based singer-songwriter Jesse Ciarmataro. He has toured the US and Canada, sharing the stage with such artists as Kaki King, Richie Havens, Guster, The Samples, Better Than Ezra, and The Violent Femmes. Best described as a mix of roots, rock and soul, he was also awarded Grand Prize in the 2002 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Check him out at www.myspace.com/qwillmusic
Jonathan Kozowyk is a Boston based freelance photographer and surfer. He enjoys cups of coffee, snorkeling bicycles, birds, gangsta rap, funny accents, fish, jalepenos and searching for waves regardless of the conditions. His work can be found in Fortune Magazine, Forbes Traveler, Yankee Magazine, Boston Magazine and at The Hive when we are lucky enough to get it. Check him out at www.jonathankozowyk.com
Robert Logan has been making art, surfing and teaching for the last thirty years. He presently has a studio that he shares with his talented wife in Harpswell, Maine and shows his work nationally. He is continually inspired by children’s art and works with kids in his studio. His 7 year old son is a constant inspiration. Robert also works in school systems throughout the country doing various art projects. Most recently he has worked at schools in the Boston, Massachussetts area and Juneau, Alaska. His current project he is working on is “Artist Trading Cards”, a project involving the sharing of ideas.
John Hintlian is a web and graphic designer currently living in Rockport. Since childhood he has loved taking photos. The advent of digital photography placed new vigor into his old passion. While embracing the latest gadgets, his affection for vintage and toy cameras and the unique perspectives they provide remains strong. Inspirations include photography, typography, art, autos, motorbikes, movies, and surfboards from the 1930’s to 1970’s. When not making websites, John can be found surfing, cycling, watching old movies, and shooting pictures. www.johnhintlian.com
Johna’s art is a direct extension of her passions: surfing and the natural world. Favorite techniques range from pure photography (digital and traditional) to drawing, painting and mixed-media. Her mixed media techniques often incorporate Acrylic transfer methods combined with paint. The results are often unpredictable which makes the process more exciting. When not surfing and making artwork, Johna enjoys riding bikes, hanging out with friends, and ingesting chocolate ice cream sodas. You can find her online @ specialjcreations.com
A mover and groover, curiosity and creativity have brought Kyle, with sketchbook in hand, from New York to New Zealand . . . but always back to her roots on Cape Ann. Painting and drawing are her main focus, however she explores other mediums like collage, using recycled/found objects, natural materials and making her own handmade paper. Inspired by her frequent kayak and snorkel trips in the summer, the ocean is the major influence for her work. Currently she is a candidate for a Masters in Education in Community Arts and has been leading innovative art projects in Cambridge public schools, senior centers, and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Check out her artwork at www.kylebrowne.com
Christopher Kueber moved up from New York in ‘93 to finish up his photography/graphic design education at Montserrat College of Art. After that he spent 12 years running a silk screen shop designing and spreading a lot of ink on cotton over those years. Now living in Glosta Chris works as a finish carpenter and tiler, but his true passion is photography. He enjoys finding images of stuff that is overlooked, as well as how time can interact with the subject matter. When he’s not banging nails, spreading thin-set or taking photos, he’s usually pushing the pedals on one of his bikes or boarding on some kind of medium.
Coco Berkman has had a varied career as a costume designer, seamstress, animator, and currently a painter and a printmaker. Stoked by a lifelong passion for drawing, Coco has studied printmaking at several studios in America and abroad. She teaches linoleum printmaking out of her studio on Main Street in Gloucester and this Fall at Newton Adult Education. See more of Coco’s work at www.fattybirdpress.com.
David is a Rhode Island based contemporary artist and graphic designer who has spent most of his life living and surfing along the New England coastline. Using oil paint, bees-wax encaustic, reclaimed wood and found materials, David explores the transition of light and seasons of the Atlantic shoreline. Worked into the layers are story telling elements, such as a photo transfer of a secret surf spot, a crowded summer beach scene, or a local weather report from a hurricane swell. David’s work can be seen in contemporary galleries throughout New England. www.gonville.com
Greg was born in a brick building and remained there for three or five days. He grew up in a dark woody place on the east coast. It was a miasma of household appliances and tenacious packs of brook people.Greg is a 6.5 foot rabbit stuck in a 5 foot 10 inch human suit. He fell sideways as a child and was often seen practicing Psychic Automatism. Greg now resides in a house with his beautiful artist wife, their son, a space turtle, an under cover cat, and a smelly foo dog. For Greg, art is survival. It is a composite of his daily routine. He brings subject matter together that would otherwise never meet. Early memories, thoughts, dreams and ideas collide, making the mundane of everyday life become brilliant.
To view more of Greg’s work go to gregorfanos.com
After living in New York City for 10 years, Michael moved his family and dogs to Magnolia in 2005. He is a commercial and fine art photographer with work in several museums and the Library of Congress. During the summer you can usually find him jumping off the pier. michaelprince.com
Andrew was born & raised along the coast of beautiful New England. He enjoys drawing, painting, surfing, urban exploration,walking in the woods, traveling the earth, ridding bikes, snorkeling, making movies, taking pictures & drinking brews with friends. His work can be found in gallery’s along the east & west coast, city walls, back alleys, freight trains & bathrooms stalls. Andrew has produced T.V shows in L.A, created original art for bands like Aerosmith, painted murals for the prestigious big wave Mavericks surf contest and helped his friend move out of his apt. Check out Andrew & other works from the SOul Kontroll @ soulkontroll.com
Carla Hollett, an argentinan/american, has moved many times in her 28 years, but she calls Gloucester her home. She began honing in on her artistic inclinations in high school through her art teacher Mr. Erickson, a master of puns. She went on to study art at Umass Amherst and recieved her BFA with a concentration in painting in 2004. Since college , Carla has been involved in various art projects and hopes to one day use her skills in art poduction for film. Carla’s paintings are, and will continually be inspired by reggae music and the adversity of the human spirit.
A graphic designer by trade, Julie-Ann also enjoys drawing and painting. Her venture, BirdSwell – surf inspired clothing and apparel collection, is a combination of her passion for art, design and surfing. She wants to spread the swell and zen of being connected to the ocean by creating unique, simple yet fresh surf designs using abstracted organic elements of surfing and the ocean. You can see her design work at: www.jotapajaro.com and BirdSwell clothing at: www.BirdSwell.com
Frieda Grotjahn, a native of Stuttgart, Germany, makes her home in Gloucester with her husband and two sons.Frieda was drawn to this historic seaside fishing community by its unique character, its history, beauty and its people. These special qualities were an integral part of the inspiration for her recycled sail bags. You can find her studio on East Main St. in East Gloucester or online here http://www.againnagain.com/
Mishelle Greel is a Gloucester native with a passion for the arts. A freelance Marketing/PR Representative and event planner by trade, she enjoys getting involved with artists, environmental organizations and others to further enrich the culture here on Cape Ann. She is happily raising her one year old daughter and spends as much time as possible hiking and swimming and appreciating the beauty Cape Ann has to offer. She is excited about building community through her relationship with the Hive.