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WaterLines Artists

Ronit Eisenbach                                         

An architect/artist/author whose scholarship and spatial practice aims to stimulate dialogue about the world we make for ourselves and its relationship to natural and cultural processes. Her work explores how the perception of subjective, invisible and ephemeral objects affects understanding and experience of place. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art, she is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Kibel Gallery Curator at the University of Maryland. Eisenbach has designed environments, curated exhibitions and created installations for venues in the US and abroad including: The Detroit Institute of Arts, Princeton University, The Cranbrook Art Museum, and the streets of Tel Aviv.

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Cassie Meador

A choreographer, performer, educator, and Artistic Director of the Dance Exchange in Washington, DC.Her work is imbued with a belief in the human capacity for change, and a conviction that art can be a potent form of research and communication. In recent years, Cassie’s choreographic investigations have tackled numerous social and environmental issues through the synthesis of movement, sound, and striking visual images. Drift, her 2008 work commissioned by the Kennedy Center and recognized with a Metro DC Dance Award, explores the human relationship to land over time. Her current choreographic project, How to Lose as Mountain, is inspired by her 500-mile walk from Washington, DC to West Virginia to trace the sources of the energy that fuel her home. Her Moving Field Guides, an interactive experience led by artists, naturalistts, and regional expers in ecology, is being implemented in partnership with the USDA Forest Service.

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Aleksandra Vrebalov

Composer. Born in Serbia, Aleksandra moved to the United States in 1995. Her works have been performed by Kronos Quartet, David Krakauer, ETHEL, Jorge Caballero, National Opera of Serbian National Theater, and Belgrade Philharmonic among others.  Vrebalov has been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Kronos Quartet, Dusan Tynek Dance Theater, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Barlow Endowment, Clarice Smith Center, and Merkin Hall.  Festivals featuring Vrebalov’s work include Lincoln Center Out of Doors, BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival, Ravinia, Interzone, and Bemus. Vrebalov held residences at the American Opera Projects, Rockefeller Bellagio Center, MacDowell Colony, New York’s New Dramatists, and Tanglewood. 

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Jeni Wightman

Bio-Artist and scientist. Wightman studied endocytosis in chinese ovary hamster cells at Carnegie Mellon, tail absorption in developing sea squirts at UC Davis, did integrated pest management field work using pheromones in pear orchards at UC Berkeley, researched retinoic acid impacts on HL-60 leukemia cells at Cornell University and then worked on bioenergy and greenhouse gas inventory in agriculture in NY State also at Cornell University. Now She is a consultant for bioenergy and carbon trading.

      Part artist. She has developed a number of exhibitions. Winogradsky Rothko in 2004 combined 19th c soil microbiologist with 20th c colorfield painter for an evolving colorfield of living pigments. Surd in 2002 was an installation of the ecological footprint of one Cornell student’s paper consumption. The Fascist Fashion Show toured the Northeast in 2003. And other conceptual art puns such as Nickle and Dime 2004 which used foreign currency flattened by the electric plant coal trains to make fishing lures.

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