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Get to Know Us


Graphic Novelist 

Ken Knudtsen is a recently relocated NY writer and artist(Wolverine) and the creator of My Monkey's Name is Jennifer(SLG Publishing), and has also worked on animation for projects developed by Comedy Central, Robert Reich, and PBS. Feel free to discuss with him the awesomeness of Huey Lewis & the News, Fast Five, John Wick, and Aquaman at your earliest convenience.


Studio Assistant

Zainab Elrahal was born and raised in Charlotte. She is currently pursuing a B.F.A with a double concentration in ceramics and Art Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Zainab gravitates towards using unconventional materials such as human hair to challenge the ideas of what creates artwork. Much of her artwork is inspired by what happens when words can no longer describe the world around us. While clay is the main medium in her work, Zainab also loves experimenting with many different processes and learning through failure. She also creates henna artwork with experience gained over many years.



Rebecca Lipps is a multifaceted artist and educator that moved to Charlotte from Cincinnati, Ohio in 2013. Rebecca received a Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University with a concentration in painting. In May 2019, she received her Masters of Fine Arts from Winthrop University with a concentration in sculpture and video installation. In 2019, Charlotte’s Arts and Science Council named her a Community Supported Artist and she exhibited her work with Art Pop at Le Meridian Hotel. Her paintings center around her interest in discovering patterns in nature. She films and edits video to appear as a moving painting that cohesively blends with her 2D work. Lipps plans to explore more of these contrasts in pattern and human behavior through combinations of material and technology. You can view one of her murals and take one of her paint and sip classes at Bold Missy Brewery. Catch her live painting at SteveFest 2020.


Figure Drawing Host

Jackie has always had a love of sewing which began when she learned how to make a drawstring backpack in her middle school home economics class. Preparation met opportunity when she founded Jackie Rae Studios shortly after graduating from NC State's College of Textiles in 2016. Since then, she has been dedicated to blending her passion for textiles, art and interior design to bring you handcrafted and thoughtfully curated designer pillows and artwork that will make any space feel like home.

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