2019 ARTISTS

City Sounds is proud to be a supporter of local art and local artists. Here are the talented creators who will design pianos for the 2019 season. 

Hannah Claire   Art has been her biggest passion since a young child. It began with staring at her grandma's art and listening to her talk about it. Working hard and chase her dreams, Hannah realized she had gotten lost in working almost forgetting to have a dream. Deciding things had to change, she’s here chasing her passion, hoping to inspire a few others along the way.

Hannah Claire

Art has been her biggest passion since a young child. It began with staring at her grandma's art and listening to her talk about it. Working hard and chase her dreams, Hannah realized she had gotten lost in working almost forgetting to have a dream. Deciding things had to change, she’s here chasing her passion, hoping to inspire a few others along the way.

Amber Hathaway   As a professional in the style industry, Amber has a consistent, keen eye for texture and product. Her work navigates numbers mediums, branching from grooming to design, wearables to street art. Hathaway’s art is never stagnant but dynamic and fluid. In creating art that shows the viewer a process, affectation and transformation, she reminds us that beauty is no pretty.

Amber Hathaway

As a professional in the style industry, Amber has a consistent, keen eye for texture and product. Her work navigates numbers mediums, branching from grooming to design, wearables to street art. Hathaway’s art is never stagnant but dynamic and fluid. In creating art that shows the viewer a process, affectation and transformation, she reminds us that beauty is no pretty.

Mujo Ramic & Theresa MacDonald   Mujo Ramic grew up in the Des Moines area after moving from Bosnia when he was 9 years old. After graduating from Grand View University he began his career as a graphic designer. He currently works as the Creative Services Manager for United Way of Central Iowa. In his free time he loves playing video games, snowboarding, illustrating and hanging out with his fiance and their adorable cat.

Mujo Ramic & Theresa MacDonald

Mujo Ramic grew up in the Des Moines area after moving from Bosnia when he was 9 years old. After graduating from Grand View University he began his career as a graphic designer. He currently works as the Creative Services Manager for United Way of Central Iowa. In his free time he loves playing video games, snowboarding, illustrating and hanging out with his fiance and their adorable cat.

Sue Weiser Penn Wood   Sue is a mixed media artist who began painting at the age of twelve. She loves color and texture! She is a licensed artist with FreeSpirit Fabrics where they print her hand-painted art on fabric.

Sue Weiser Penn Wood

Sue is a mixed media artist who began painting at the age of twelve. She loves color and texture! She is a licensed artist with FreeSpirit Fabrics where they print her hand-painted art on fabric.

Monica Cohen   Monica is a native New Yorker, most recently finding her way to the Midwest. Inspired by the duality of nature and the city. as well as the push and pull of chaos and control. Capturing moments in time, taking one back to a feeling, a sound, a smell. Monica is a practicing artist and creating connections in the city with her sidekick dog, Marilyn.

Monica Cohen

Monica is a native New Yorker, most recently finding her way to the Midwest. Inspired by the duality of nature and the city. as well as the push and pull of chaos and control. Capturing moments in time, taking one back to a feeling, a sound, a smell. Monica is a practicing artist and creating connections in the city with her sidekick dog, Marilyn.

Ted Lyddon Hatten   His work is best described as theopoetic and multidisciplinary. As a visual artist, he works with encaustic, wood, metalpoint drawing, installation art, site-specific ephemeral art, and dry painting - favoring materials that are satisfying to work with and add additional layers of meaning. Ted is currently the Director of the Wesley Foundation and adjunct professor at Drake University.

Ted Lyddon Hatten

His work is best described as theopoetic and multidisciplinary. As a visual artist, he works with encaustic, wood, metalpoint drawing, installation art, site-specific ephemeral art, and dry painting - favoring materials that are satisfying to work with and add additional layers of meaning. Ted is currently the Director of the Wesley Foundation and adjunct professor at Drake University.

Trey Reis   Trey is a visual and sound artist who has been working in Des Moines, IA since 2013. His works explores the relationships between 20th century mediums, both printed and recorded. Using processes of deconstruction and decontextualization, he creates large-scale visual and sound collages highlighting aesthetic and textural similarities between otherwise disparate media forms.

Trey Reis

Trey is a visual and sound artist who has been working in Des Moines, IA since 2013. His works explores the relationships between 20th century mediums, both printed and recorded. Using processes of deconstruction and decontextualization, he creates large-scale visual and sound collages highlighting aesthetic and textural similarities between otherwise disparate media forms.

Momentum: A Community Support Advocates Program   Community Support Advocates offers a unique program which features artists living with a disability, brain injury, or impacted by mental illness. The Momentum Art Program has been able to get participants to dream big while they experiment with art in a safe and supportive space. This project seeks to generate a greater understanding of mental health and disability within our community.

Momentum: A Community Support Advocates Program

Community Support Advocates offers a unique program which features artists living with a disability, brain injury, or impacted by mental illness. The Momentum Art Program has been able to get participants to dream big while they experiment with art in a safe and supportive space. This project seeks to generate a greater understanding of mental health and disability within our community.

Maddy Fusco   Maddy Fusco is an local artist with a degree in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Inspired by nature and storytelling, she creates ink drawings in her own offbeat and imaginative style."

Maddy Fusco

Maddy Fusco is an local artist with a degree in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Inspired by nature and storytelling, she creates ink drawings in her own offbeat and imaginative style."

Katelyn McBurney   Her work has been featured regionally at the OL Guild, Mainframe Studios, Des Moines Social Club, Chapman House, Stewart Gallery and the Denler Gallery. Her background is in Biology and her work is influenced by her study of the human body and organic material. Katelyn’s work is vibrant and fluid, mixing representational imagery of the human figure and animal form with abstract organic shapes.

Katelyn McBurney

Her work has been featured regionally at the OL Guild, Mainframe Studios, Des Moines Social Club, Chapman House, Stewart Gallery and the Denler Gallery. Her background is in Biology and her work is influenced by her study of the human body and organic material. Katelyn’s work is vibrant and fluid, mixing representational imagery of the human figure and animal form with abstract organic shapes.

Iven P Jones   Born and raised in Chicago, Iven has resided in Des Moines for the pass 20 years. A self taught painter and on the board of the Rebel Art Alliance who’s goal is to open a door for other artist who is interested in showing their artwork. Iven has painted multiple murals at the Barnum Factory and participated in the mural project with the 6th Ave Corridor using his signature black empowerment and graffiti style.

Iven P Jones

Born and raised in Chicago, Iven has resided in Des Moines for the pass 20 years. A self taught painter and on the board of the Rebel Art Alliance who’s goal is to open a door for other artist who is interested in showing their artwork. Iven has painted multiple murals at the Barnum Factory and participated in the mural project with the 6th Ave Corridor using his signature black empowerment and graffiti style.

Mary Roth   A Des Moines resident and paint-by-numbers artist. Roth is inspired by the talented artists and musicians who are constantly creating new things in our community. She is excited to invite the community to make their mark and be a part of creating a piano. Outside of work, you’ll find her around town at coffee shops, arts events and concerts with her husband and two daughters.

Mary Roth

A Des Moines resident and paint-by-numbers artist. Roth is inspired by the talented artists and musicians who are constantly creating new things in our community. She is excited to invite the community to make their mark and be a part of creating a piano. Outside of work, you’ll find her around town at coffee shops, arts events and concerts with her husband and two daughters.