Philippa P.B. Hughes
Philippa P.B. Hughes is a Creative Placemaker and Cultural Strategist who designs creative placemaking projects that bring people together who might not normally meet to engage in dialogue and meaningful interaction. She constructs human-centered activations that facilitate connections between neighbors, reinforce community bonds, and strengthen relationships. She opens portals to art and culture for the culturally curious.
Holly Bass is a multidisciplinary performance and visual artist, writer and director. She creates performances with professional artists as well as public art happenings with untrained community members. Her work has been presented at the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the Seattle Art Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach and the South African State Theatre, among others. Since 2014, she has directed an arts program for adjudicated youth in DC’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.
Amber Robles-Gordon is a mixed media visual artist, known for her use of found objects and textile to create assemblages, large-scale sculptures and installations. Robles completed her Masters of Fine Arts from Howard University in 2011. She has exhibited nationally and in Germany, Italy, Malaysia, London, and Spain. Her exhibitions and artwork have been feature in numerous media outlets including the Washington Post, Washington Informer, Hyperallergeric, Ebony.com, and Callaloo.
Peter Krsko utilizes sculptural installations and murals to inspire communities to reclaim their public space and to strengthen the relationships in the neighborhoods. Besides numerous works in the DMV area, he has also designed and built interactive structures for festivals and events such as Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. His interdisciplinary and interactive methods result from his scientific background. After receiving a doctoral degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, Krsko was awarded a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. In 2017, Krsko completed a residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, during which he designed and taught an interdisciplinary course on Bioinspired Art and Technology.