Kara Jefts is a curator, art historian, and artist. Her work centers around themes of ero guro nansensu (erotic grotesque nonsense) and the activity of an artist group associated under the name Mavo (active 1923-1926).
Kathryn Sclavi is an artist, educator, and art education consultant originally from Trenton, NJ and currently based in Philadelphia. She received her B.A. in Art Education and B.F.A. in Fine Arts from The College of New Jersey, and her M.eD. in Art Education with a focus on Community Arts Practices from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA.
Sclavi’s work focuses on creating imaginative installations, events, and participatory experiences through collaboration with diverse communities. She creates socially-engaged projects such as colorful forts, art parades, social gatherings, and workshops designed to encourage communication, celebrate spaces, and create new dimensions of shared experiences. In addition, Sclavi makes drawings, photographs, fiber, and costume pieces that draw on her love of the vibrant and fantastical.
She was a recipient of a 2013 grant from the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to create socially-engaged art in vacant lots in Philly, awarded an Innovative Curriclum award from Fleisher Art Memorial, and is a featured Graduate Alumni from the Tyler School of Art.