Tony has an undeniable positive presence at the studio. Two of his main passions are classic cars and music (Michael Jackson is his favorite) . The love for cars shows in his art work. Tony uses collage to create flowing and vibrant ‘car-scapes’ that seem to drive over a background of colorful geometric
designs. When Tony isn’t at the studio he tirelessly walks all over south Lincoln collecting cans. Tony has been known to make extra money depositing these cans at recycling centers. Tony also has a more conventional job washing dishes in the cafeteria at Wesleyan university.
Arlys has been making art at Live Yes for about a year now and could not be more excited to display her very first show. Arlys’s favorite mediums to use are clay and acrylic paint. When Arlys works in these mediums she makes her love for fantasy, and fairies in particular, come to life with vibrant color. When Arlys is not making art she can found enjoying the other amenities of the studio, including socializing with a diverse peer group and going places she would otherwise never get to see. Arlys is already excited to begin work on another gallery show and has been personally involved in the curation of this one.
Eugene, or Jr. as he likes to go by, has been making art at Live yes Studios for nearly five years. Lately, he has been finding his stride making electronic music using a computer program and even writing his own original poetry to rap over the top of his beats. Eugene uses his poetry to revisit and explore his past, both good and bad experiences. Eugene also works in visual art, his preferred medium is oil paint and the subject matter ranges from landscapes to wild life. When Eugene is not at the studio he likes watching T.V. and movies. He also enjoys putting models together. When the weather permits, Eugene can be found outdoors mowing the yard or grilling. Eugene's aspirations are not unlike anyone else’s. He strives for a more independent life, gainful employment, and even a family.
Kelli is tenacious. She draws, she paints, she works with clay. She has bloodied her knuckles carving into a linoleum print block, she has pricked her fingers pushing a needle through embroidery cloth, and Kelli will laugh when she tells you about all her misadventures at the studio despite the fact that, as a child, her doctors told her mother that, because of her diagnosis of cerebral palsy, Kelli would never be able to communicate. Well, Kelli proved everybody wrong by teaching herself to read and spell using only what she could see in front of her. This is just one example of how Kelli’s incredible will has let her, not only experience her life on her own terms, but thrive in it. Kelli makes strides every day at Live Yes with her physical ability and dexterity. Kelli would love to show you her work and even though she will talk to you about anything, if you have opinions about anime or comic books you’ll really make her day.