Bridging The Gap-Connie Tarbox
I have been sculpting for 17 years, starting with my first sculpture class from Joy Falls at KPC. I was hooked from that initial experience. The big surprise was that sculpting is such an internal experience for me. Self-exploration and -expression were at the root of my continued study of three-dimensional art. I was able to earn a Bachelor Degree in Art with an Emphasis in Sculpture in 2004. I have participated in exhibits at KFAC (juried, experimental and group), Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center (juried and invitational), at Alaska Pacific University (solo and group,) the Pratt Museum in Homer (juried) and Anchorage Museum of Art and History (juried). I have been a PAG member and volunteer since 2005 and served on the Board of Directors for many of those years. Besides sculpting, I enjoy fiber work and am an obsessive doodler. Beyond art, I am an avid birdwatcher and reader. My husband and 3 daughters have been a huge support in all my creative endeavors.
Starting at the End-Carter Mahan
My name is Carter K Mahan, I am seventeen years old and I am a photographer. I first knew I wanted to go down this career path when I discovered a little photo studio during a vacation to Hawaii. The photos were amazing, and I caught the bug. I am willing to do anything to get a good shot which is a good way to get a good shot, but also a good way to get shot. I love the danger of it, I love the thrill of the hunt, I love the camera on my shoulder and I love having a skill to show off. It’s all very satisfying. Photography just clicks with me, pun intended.