Lois Russell is a fiber artist whose sculptural work reflects her background as a traditional basket maker. Her current work is twined with waxed linen. She also uses coiling, knotting and random weave. Ms. Russell has won numerous awards in juried exhibitions and two of her pieces will be included in Rooted, Revived and Reinvented: the History of American Basketry which will travel nationally from 2017 to 2021. Ms. Russell has been the president of the National Basketry Organization and currently serves on the board of the Craft Emergency Relief Fund and the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston.
Cynthia Graber, award-winning print and radio reporter, whose work has appeared in Wired, The New Yorker, and various NPR shows; and Nicola Twilley, contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes about science in print and online.