2021 Arts & Culture Leadership Incubator Participants
Lyndsey is a Certified Music Practitioner, utilizing the intrinsic qualities of therapeutic music to provide healing in various healthcare settings. She is the only CMP worldwide certified on chromatic handpan, and has found purpose and balance through compassionate presence in her work. Music has allowed her to both experience and express what cannot be put into words.
Jamie is an intuitive abstract artist expressing their battles with mental illness and their journey towards inspiring others to continue their stories too.
Kameron was raised performing in his father’s magic shop in Billings, Montana. Professionally and personally, Kameron has experience in writing, theater/performing arts, music, circus/sideshow/clowning, magic, balloon sculpting and many more deeply weird talents. Pre-Covid, Kameron performed as Portland’s “Daredevil Circus Wizard”, and has since pivoted into creating creative and colorful balloon sculptures and installations and named “Portland’s Best Balloon Artist” in 2020.
Lynnette is a community-based visual journalist with a focus on documenting the lives of people here in Northwest Oregon. She uses journalism as a means to walk in the shoes of the people she meets and gain insight into lifestyles never personally experienced. She shares these experiences through her work.
Justin is a chalk artist, designer and sign maker currently based in the High Desert of Eastern Oregon. Justin works primarily with acrylic markers and traditional painting techniques. Justin is influenced by comic art and Mexican Surrealism often blending the two into colorful designs. Justin has painted signs for New Seasons, food & beverage labels, murals for farms and businesses and creates comic books.
Shelby utilizes plastic marine debris and ghost net in her paintings, sculptures, and installations. Her application of such free non-geographically biased resources serves as a powerful healing modality in oceanic recovery and can be defined as creative conservation and ecological rehabilitation through the artistic process. Shelby teaches of mindful relationships through her stewardship values and ongoing practice, and that by remembering our connection we are remembering our responsibility to earth, sea, and all living beings.
Debra is an arts & crafts maker and educator in Cornelius, Oregon. Her creative curiosity leads her to practice storytelling through fiber, metal, glass and ceramics. She dreams and schemes to create a nonprofit arts & crafts making opportunity for her community.