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KATHERINE VERGOS RIEDERER
Katherine grew up in Memphis. After graduating from White Station High School, Katherine attended the Rhode Island School of Design where she received a BFA in Apparel Design. After college, she moved to New York City to take a job at Ralph Lauren as assistant designer for girls 2-16 knits and accessories.
After working in NYC, Katherine decided to move back to Memphis. For the past few years, Katherine has done freelance fashion illustrations and worked at her family's restaurant, The Rendezvous, in marketing, retail and social media. Katherine is married to Danny and has one sweet little baby boy, Will.
Check out video of Anna and Katherine and their kiddos in their favorite city here.
ANNA VERGOS BLAIR
Anna is a native Memphian. After graduating from White Station High School, Anna attended the University of Virginia and received her BA in American Politics. Anna worked in the political world for a few years and then went to law school. Anna practiced law for almost 5 years, but has recently returned to her family's restaurant, The Rendezvous, to learn the family business.
Anna and Katherine were inspired by Anna's 3 year old (now 4) to open The Art Project. Anna is married to Angus and has two sweet little kiddos, Mac and Matilda.
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Grace Porter received her BA in Art in 2015 from Rhodes College. Grace has had various jobs in the Memphis arts community, including assisting and interning with Anna Wunderlich Art Consultation and studio assistant jobs with local artists Erin Harmon, Maysey Craddock, Ben Butler, Suzanne Henley, and Betsy Brackin. Grace has also had numerous experiences in art education, such as assisting at Flicker Street Studio and a Teaching Assistant position at Memphis College of Art’s Summer Art Camp. She has also spent two summers in Southern California working as a Youth Counselor at the prestigious arts camp, Idyllwild Arts Summer Program. Grace is also a practicing artist; check out her website: www.graceporterart.com. (Grace is pictured here in front of one of her pieces commissioned by Rhodes College)
Lauren was born in Memphis and grew up in Marietta, GA. She received a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and worked in marketing and public relations for several years. After nannying for two years she went back to school to pursue a masters in early childhood education at the University of Memphis. Lauren has learned the importance of art in early development. Her teaching approach and methods reflect this as she integrates art into the curriculum whenever possible. Lauren agrees with Rachel Reyner that art and creativity in early childhood foster and build unique brain connections; and can have a long-term impact on inner-resilience that lasts a lifetime.
Heather grew up in Memphis and attended Briarcrest High School. She then attended the University of Memphis, where she earned a degree in Commercial Aviation. After college she's spent her time backpacking in Europe, working as a nanny, and refining her skills as an artist, honing in on collage and paint as her primary media. She draws her inspiration from the taboo and often-hidden demons within us and hopes that through her art, she can shine a light on those subjects, thereby illuminating them to show their ubiquity.