2022 Resident Artists
Chrystal has had a lifelong love of the arts. Born and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Chrystal attended the School of Art at the University of Arkansas and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in art education. In 2018 she became a teaching artist at the Community Creative Center, instructing classes in ceramics, painting, and glass fusing. In the past year, she completed her post-baccalaureate at the University of Oklahoma studying ceramics. While in Oklahoma she also worked as a studio school instructor at Oklahoma Contemporary. When she isn’t in the studio she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
Mikayla Dennison earned her BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from the Maine College of Art in 2020. Dennison also earned a BA in Expressive Arts from Burlington College in 2016, where she studied psychology, art therapy, and studio arts. While there, she focused on multimedia sculptural paintings and her fascination with child development and human behavior. Now, making metal objects that facilitate unconventional human interaction, Mikayla is dedicated to an Expressive Craft practice highlighting aspects of identity and the human experience.