Kristina Dutton, Co-founder and Director

Kristina Dutton has worked as an educator, director and curator. For over a decade she has taught small to large ensemble classes at music schools, from middle school through university level at Columbia College, Chicago. She has worked as a curator at popular venues in both Chicago and San Francisco, co-founding two contemporary music series as well as an art and science series. In the past two years she has been invited as a guest lecturer and workshop developer at several universities including California College of the Arts, and Santa Clara University. Though her primary work has been in the arts, her background is a unique blend of study and experience in both the arts and natural sciences, with work ranging from that of a naturalist guide for middle school field trips in West Oakland, to field assistant for UC Berkeley’s biosciences research lab. Dutton’s current work focuses on the intersection of art, science and community, with the belief that this cross-pollination fosters innovation for a more resilient world and healthy planet.  


Adam Carlin, Co-founder and Director

Adam Carlin lives and works in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is currently the Executive Director of Greensboro Project Space, a contemporary art center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is formerly the Visiting Curator at Bennett College, Co-Director of Some Thing Spacious Gallery, and Founder of Art Maker Avenue, center for visual and performing arts in Oakland, CA. He has a BFA in Sculpture from California College of the Arts and is currently pursuing his MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University. In addition to having curated dozens of exhibitions, symposiums and workshops, Carlin has most recently exhibited work at ZERO1, The LAB, Somarts, The Window Project at GSU, The Mondavi Center, and Nelson Gallery at UC Davis.


Kimberly Sutherland, Director

Kimberly Sutherland is a graphic designer and artist exploring the interconnections between us and the natural world. Her work examines relationships and creates opportunities to connect with the systems we move through and are part of. She has worked at The New York Times Magazine and Project Projects with clients ranging from The Museum of Modern Art, Columbia University, Phaidon, and Gagosian Gallery. She has a BDes from Emily Carr University and is currently a candidate for an MFA in Art & Social Practice at Portland State University. Raised amongst the Canadian Cascades, Kimberly currently lives and works between New York, Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC.