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Joshua Braunstein is a slam poet, sharing a talent he has nurtured since the age of 16. Currently a junior English major, Joshua is a member of VCU’s slam poetry team, the Vice President of the Slam Nahuatl at VCU, and has been named the Association of College Unions International Region 5 Individual Poetry Slam champion at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has performed at the University of Virginia and the Lewisburg Literary Festival, and he has opened for Lianne La Havas in Washington, D.C. Joshua is one of the winners of the TEDxRVA Open Mic night from November 2013... Read More t

For conceptual artists, designers and professors Charlotte Potter and Robin Rogers, glass is more than an object—it’s also a performance. Charlotte and Robin met in their current positions as Programming Director and Assistant Manager of the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio. Both artists have been trained as traditional glassblowers; Charlotte holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and Robin received an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. These individual artists create sculptures, installations and performances that have been exhibited worldwide at galleries, museums, and art festivals. The two have been identified as pioneers in developing glass as a performance and conceptual medium. They have collaborated to create numerous art experiences, most notably the Grand Point Weird in Burlington Vermont and the acclaimed Third Thursday Performance Glass Series at the Chrysler Museum of Art... Read More t

Daniel Goldschmidt has a passion for music. This Minneapolis, Minn., native studied the connection between music cognition and therapy at the University of Kansas, and then he moved to Richmond to work as a music therapist at Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg, where he works with works with military service men and women to help alleviate disorders such as PTSD and substance abuse. Daniel is also a composer for KC A Capella, a music teacher, a freelance pianist and owner of a piano repair service... Read More t