Our Team - Art Faculty
Emily Vaughn, BFA
Emily is a multimedia artist based in Dayton, Ohio, and she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Cincinnati’s Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) program in 2022. Some of her accomplishments include curating and facilitating a VR gallery space with over 65 international submissions and assisting with a mural project in Cincinnati in 2018. She has had her work displayed at the Tabula Rasa Gallery and a Puerto Rico- based university in 2019.
The prevailing themes within her body of work revolve around flora & fauna, human nature, and reflection. She is able to convey these various themes using texture, color, and form. Ultimately, she wishes to make art an accessible and fun manner of expression to any and all people.
Julia Green, MDES
Julia Green is an artist and designer based out of the Cincinnati, OH area. She attended the University of Cincinnati, where she earned both her bachelor's degree in Fashion Design and her Master of Design (MDES) degree. She has since put her skills to use at locations such as Nordstrom, the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Artonomy. Julia returned to UC as an Adjunct Professor in 2013, where she taught Foundation Drawing, Fashion Drawing, Design Communication, and much more!
Currently, Julia is the founder and CEO of (DSGN)Cllctv, a gallery, retailer, event and production space with the intention of serving the greater creative good in Cincinnati, OH. She also continues to teach as a private instructor, showing students the basics of drawing, animation, fashion, and design.
Kerri Bram, a veteran artist and art educator, is the owner of Tea Stained Studio, a stained glass studio located in the Clifton/University Heights area of Cincinnati, Ohio. After spending 17 years teaching in the traditional classroom, decided it was time to start focusing on producing on her own. Kerri specializes in the design, construction and repair of architectural stained glass windows.
As an artist, she uses natural elements as the media for her work (glass, metal, rocks, wood and fibers) to alter both one’s perspective and relationship with their environment. Whether it be through her sculptures or her windows, I hope to stimulate a sense of place in the environment.
And, at the end of the day, Kerri loves the sound of breaking glass.
Krista Helton is a professional quilter with over 17 years of sewing experience. She is a self-made entrepreneur and started a successful quilting business from her home in Tampa in 2007. As a philanthropist, she has made and donated ribbon quilts to various hospitals throughout the state of Florida.
Krista is a graduate of The School of Advertising Art. She worked as a graphic designer for 10 years before focusing on her love of sewing and quilting through her projects and youth sewing lessons she has conducted since 2019.