On Saturday afternoon, March 2, the following individuals will share TEDtalk-like presentations about their artistic disciplines and creative passions.
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Ed Guthero professional art career has spanned over four decades, working as a graphic designer, art-director, illustrator, photographer, and writer in both advertising and editorial design. His particular love is publication design and he has designed over 240 magazine editions. Ed has been awarded over 95 national and regional awards for his work including recognitions from Communication Arts Magazine, PRINT Magazine, The Rockies Advertising Awards, Graphis, The New York Society of Illustrators, Dove Awards, and the Associated Church Press.Ed believes at the heart of creativity is storytelling and has parlayed his love of the West into the award-winning photography coffee table book “Fire and Rain: A Portrait of the Contemporary West.”
He has also taught classes and developed courses in graphic design for many years at Southern Adventist University, Boise State University, and Northwest Nazarene University. He is proud of his numerous students over the years who are working today in various sections of the design industry.
He believes creative artists in all fields have countless opportunities and power to utilize their gifts in influencing society for good. The voice and role of the arts is crucial.
Currently, he operates his design studio in Boise, Idaho.
K.C. Hohensee was not born with drumsticks in his hand, but he was born with a song in his heart. He has been leading worship through percussion since 1994, and has been sharing that song with everyone that will listen. What started out as a hobby, quickly turned into a passion, and now has become a calling. Worship through music has been replaced with a desire to live a life where worship is a lifestyle and is evident in all aspects of life. Music opened many doors for K.C., including the opportunity to travel and play throughout the United States. Most important to him today is his heart to share Jesus through his God-given gift. When not playing the drums, K.C. can be found serving the students, staff and faculty of Loma Linda University as an Assistant Chaplain, and spending time with his beautiful wife Natalie and their two daughters, Elliot and Poppy.
Tanya Musgrave is a photographer and filmmaker whose true passion is people. She has used the camera as a vehicle to meet extraordinary people around the world who are actively making the world a better place. She graduated from the film program at Southern Adventist University and freelanced for 8 years before taking a job as a Creative Director in Boise, Idaho. She enjoys backpacking, mountains, and being involved with music.
Wendy Williams – Residing in Riverside California singer/songwriter Wendi Rene` is the Creative Arts Worship Director at Mt Rubidoux Seventh-day Adventist church. At a very tender age Wendi knew she had a unique gift in music and decided to embark on a journey that afforded her the opportunities to work with many accomplished musicians, producers and singers. In 2006, after graduating from Oakwood University she moved to back to her home in Los Angeles California where she pursed a career in songwriting and vocal production. It was her dream to work behind the scenes producing records for her favorite Pop and R&B artists. While she never fully realized that dream she did get the opportunity to collaborate and work for noteworthy producers like Toby Gad, Eric Griggs, Kenny “Babyface” Edmunds, Andre Merritt, Raphael Saadiq, Carole Bayer Sager and Diane Warren. By 2015, much to her surprise, everything shifted and a career in music was no longer the focus of her pursuit.
One evening in December 2015, after realizing the hand of God on her life, Wendi received a spiritual call to the worship ministry. Music and various creative art forms have become a medium through which she expresses her great love to God for the salvation and healing of her soul. Now, working in tandem with the pastoral staff and the Creative Arts Ministry team, her mission is to create atmospheres of worship where individuals are inspired to make Jesus their primary pursuit.
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