Madeline Rile Smith
Madeline Rile Smith uses glass as a performative vehicle to consider notions of intimacy, compromise, and embodiment. Informed by her background in music, she creates objects and videos which explore connection and isolation. Her work has been exhibited in venues throughout the US and internationally. She is currently an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, teaching glass art. Madeline has instructed glassworking in schools and institutions throughout the east coast, including UrbanGlass and Salem Community College. She earned an MFA in glass at Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BFA in glass from Tyler School of Art.
Trisha Pickelhaupt is a multidisciplinary filmmaker who approaches her work with curiosity. A modern renaissance woman, her creativity manifests in many forms, from documentaries to podcasts, Trisha produces work about the minutiae of life with an underlying focus on the universal human experience. She is currently located in Rochester, NY – you can find more of Trisha’s work at www.trishapickelhaupt.com.