Barbara F. Yontz--Artist

Barbara Yontz is an artist and educator with an MFA from Vermont College, an MA from Vanderbilt University in Art History, and an MA from USF in Art Education. Currently an associate professor of art at St. Thomas Aquinas College, New York, she lives in Manhattan and Nashville. Represented by the Phoenix Gallery in Chelsea, her sculptural installation, sound and performance work navigates the intra-relationships between materiality, emotion and the event.
 
The Star Womb Project: Monad to Nomad, a new work, was inspired by research into the formation of the first star. Previous exhibitions include, the Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, the Jose Marti National Library, Havana, the Boston Museum School and the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, NJ.

Daniel Wolf Savin--Scientist

Daniel Wolf Savin is a Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.  He earned his B.A. from Columbia University, his M.A and Ph.D. from Harvard University, and was a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of California at Berkeley before returning to Columbia.  In his spare time Daniel plays the double bass, dances, and rides his bicycle.  He has performed with the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall and has taught dance in the U.S. and Japan.

Garth Whitcombe--Musician

Growing up in his native New Zealand, composer and sound designer Garth Whitcombe was heavily influenced by the language, music and healing arts of the New Zealand Maori culture.Currently based in Nashville, TN, Garth is the owner of Therapy Muse, a multimedia production company specializing in the healthcare market. He maintains a busy schedule that includes soundtrack work, album production and lecturing on the health effects of sound and music. He is a founder of the Nashville Myofascial Release Center with his wife Sandy Whitcombe, LMT and Carmen Dawson, PT, and is a practicing advanced myofascial release therapist, (John F. Barnes method).

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