Originally from Oak Park, IL, Diana Baumbach earned her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis (2003) and her MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2007). In addition to numerous juried and invitational group shows, she has had recent solo exhibitions at Box13 (TX), Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, Washington State University and Arkansas State University. Baumbach received funding to create a temporary outdoor sculpture at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts (ID) in 2012 and completed a permanent public commission in Pinedale, WY in 2013. She received a Visual Art Fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council in 2015 after receiving Honorable Mention three times (2011, 2013 and 2014). Baumbach is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming where she lives with her husband Shelby and sons Shepard and Holland. http://dianabaumbach.com/
Allen did his graduate work at The University of Texas, Austin way too long ago, where he studied Theatrical Design under Dr. David Nancarrow. He has worked in Film, Television, and live Theater for 25+ years, designing for The Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Repertory Theater, and numerous independent venues and dance companies, including SoleVita Dance Co., RhetOracle Dance Co., Terry Best, Kitty McNamee, Reflections Dance Co., and Axis Dance. He has been the Resident Lighting Designer for the Los Angeles Youth Ballet and the Los Angeles Ballet Academy since 2006. When pried out of the theatre, he enjoys spending time with his family, scuba diving, and riding a bicycle for long hours.
Brian Wood is a multi-instrumentalist/ composer/ songwriter from Orange, CA. His specialty is improvisation; sensing and responding to people and environments through sound and music. Music is his way of communicating with life- healing himself and others. He is not so much an instrumentalist as he is a musical sorcerer - comfortable creating interesting music with any available sound-makers from guitars and strings to flutes and drums to squares of carpet, bathroom fans and door hinges. He holds a degree in music composition from UCSB's College of Creative Studies. He has improvised music as a modern dance accompanist for 7 years. He has collaborated on and offstage for dance performances at Cal State Long Beach, UCI, Chapman University, and CSU Fullerton as well as collaborating with live theatre productions in Los Angeles. He is fascinated by sounds from other cultures and has studied/ performed Middle Eastern Ud and Indian sitar as a member of several UCSB world music ensembles as well as studying and performed Shamisen and Taiko while living in Japan for 3 years.
Wolvez is an West Coast experimental rock and roll band based in Los Angeles. We are using music from Wolvez for our latest work. Check them out at https://wolvez1.bandcamp.com/