7 DECEMBER 2023
A short bio about experts:
Steven Jones (Born New Orleans, Louisiana USA 1975) is a sculptor and educator living and working in Washington, DC USA. His own artwork involves cast bronze and mechanical rides and has shown regionally and nationally. When not in the studio, Steven teaches part time at the University of Maryland and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Steven also has built and run public access studios, including Chester River Casting, a foundry connected with a scrap yard, and DC Glassworks and Sculpture Studios, a public access glassblowing and fabrication studio outside of Washington DC. Steven is also a contractor for the Smithsonian Museums' fabricating and installing exhibitions.
Patrick Burke is a sculptor, arts instructor, and museum professional. His personal artistic works span a broad range of materials and techniques, from metal fabrication, to woodworking, to cast wax. Over the past few decades he has worked with several universities and educational programs teaching classes and seminars on these various production skills. Additionally, Patrick has over 25 years of professional expertise in the safe handling, transportation, storage, and installation of artwork and artifacts. In that time he has worked with many world class museums, collections and organizations, guiding and ensuring the safety of a variety of important objects. Patrick lived in Kosovo as part of a US diplomatic mission with his family from 2018-2022, and was lucky enough to be involved with the second and third editions of the Autostrada Biennale as well as assist in their education programs. He currently resides in Washington D.C. USA with his wife and daughter.