Monthly Archives: July 2022

Rachel Elise Thomas

Photo of Rachel Elise Thomas Rachel Elise Thomas (b. 1988) is a Detroit-born, lens-adjacent multidisciplinary artist and designer. Being a collage artist and documentary photographer has given Rachel the versatility to tell stories in different ways. "My work details the intimate and introspective moments in my life over the past two years." She gathers inspiration…

Dessislava Terzieva

Dessislava Terzieva is a Bulgarian-American contemporary artist based between Detroit and Sofia. She earned a BA in Political Science from Oakland University, and an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2021, where she won the Museum Purchase Award, and her work was accessioned into the permanent collection of Cranbrook Art Museum.  Photo…

Kat Spears

Photo of Kat Spears Kat Spears was born in Georgia and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. Their work draws on images and memories of everyday experience to explore mysteries of empathy, perception, and unselfing. Kat has an MFA in Painting from Indiana University and a BA in Studio Art, Art History, and Spanish from Berea College.…

Rachel Derocher

Hi, I'm Rachel Derocher, one of the A2AC's Education Coordinators. I have a helping hand in our camp and ArtBox programs, along with coordinating art parties and team-building events. I was born and raised in Michigan but found my way to Ann Arbor about five years ago. I love the quaint, organic journey that led…

AJ Schnettler

AJ Schnettler is a nonbinary, multi-racial photographer and printmaker born and raised on the South Shore of Long Island. Their work is based on what one does to provide self-acceptance. Working through identity or the space surrounding them; how to feel at peace overcoming negative, social, and cultural pressure. Most recently working to discuss mental…