Twin Radius promotes the collaboration of the arts and faith-based communities to produce artistic interventions that inspire social change.

By leveraging Atlanta’s rich history of activism among artists and faith leaders, Twin Radius cultivates partnerships that stimulate dialogue, expand new audiences for the arts, and catalyze civic action. *Twin Radius is not affiliated with any religious organization or tradition.

Want to learn more? Please contact us at: twinradiusatl@gmail.com


THE TEAM


 
 
As a native of Asheville, NC, Jacob fell in love with Atlanta when he first began visiting in 1996. After moving here 13 years ago, he has since met his incredible wife and had 2 amazing children.  Jacob believes that art transforms people, places, and communities, is a force for good, and a beautiful representation of the human spirit. Jacob has worked as an arts administrator in Atlanta for over five years with companies and organizations such as BINDERS, ArtsGeorgia, and Dashboard. Prior to becoming an arts administrator and founder of Twin Radius (2016), Jacob was a Custom Framer and Art Handler for Soho Myriad, one of the world’s leading Art Consulting firms. In addition, Jacob is an active volunteer, working with several arts organizations around Atlanta including The Contemporary, WonderRoot, and World Relief. Professionally, Jacob serves as a Volunteer Group Leader for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Jacob is an alumni of C4 Atlanta’s Ignite Program (2014) and has been on arts panels for Fulton County Arts and Culture (2013), C4 Atlanta (2012), and several local arts festivals. In his spare time (approx. 24 hrs. annually) he is either painting, creating multi-media collages, or cooking a Lebanese feast.

As a native of Asheville, NC, Jacob fell in love with Atlanta when he first began visiting in 1996. After moving here 13 years ago, he has since met his incredible wife and had 2 amazing children.  Jacob believes that art transforms people, places, and communities, is a force for good, and a beautiful representation of the human spirit.

Jacob has worked as an arts administrator in Atlanta for over five years with companies and organizations such as BINDERS, ArtsGeorgia, and Dashboard. Prior to becoming an arts administrator and founder of Twin Radius (2016), Jacob was a Custom Framer and Art Handler for Soho Myriad, one of the world’s leading Art Consulting firms. In addition, Jacob is an active volunteer, working with several arts organizations around Atlanta including The Contemporary, WonderRoot, and World Relief. Professionally, Jacob serves as a Volunteer Group Leader for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Jacob is an alumni of C4 Atlanta’s Ignite Program (2014) and has been on arts panels for Fulton County Arts and Culture (2013), C4 Atlanta (2012), and several local arts festivals. In his spare time (approx. 24 hrs. annually) he is either painting, creating multi-media collages, or cooking a Lebanese feast.

Jacob Gunter

Director/ Founder

 
 
 

 

ADVISORY BOARD

 

 
 
Jill Oglesby Evans is the pastor of Emory Presbyterian Church in Atlanta where she has served for twelve years. Ministry is Jill’s third career. Her first was nursing (BSN, Duke) which she practiced in Brazil (Peace Corps), California, and Georgia. In 1982 Jill earned her M.B.A. from Emory University and, over the years, worked variously at C&S Bank, The Coca-Cola Company, and Drake, Beam, Morin outplacement firm. In 1993 Jill received her M.Div, also from Emory, in order to pursue parish ministry. As well, somewhere in there she lived for a year on a sheep and barley farm in the north of Scotland, where her specialty was lambing. Jill lives next to the Carter Center with her son, Christopher, who is about to graduate Georgia College with a major in Physics, and a minor in Math. She is a founding board member of the Horizon Theatre Company, which was actually founded in her home. Jill collects folk art and keeps chickens. She also has a penchant for gluing small things onto larger things. She’s learning welding but keeps making things too large to bring home. Jill is scheduled to retire from active ministry in March of 2017 and hopes to live a simpler, slower life.

Jill Oglesby Evans is the pastor of Emory Presbyterian Church in Atlanta where she has served for twelve years. Ministry is Jill’s third career. Her first was nursing (BSN, Duke) which she practiced in Brazil (Peace Corps), California, and Georgia. In 1982 Jill earned her M.B.A. from Emory University and, over the years, worked variously at C&S Bank, The Coca-Cola Company, and Drake, Beam, Morin outplacement firm. In 1993 Jill received her M.Div, also from Emory, in order to pursue parish ministry. As well, somewhere in there she lived for a year on a sheep and barley farm in the north of Scotland, where her specialty was lambing.

Jill lives next to the Carter Center with her son, Christopher, who is about to graduate Georgia College with a major in Physics, and a minor in Math. She is a founding board member of the Horizon Theatre Company, which was actually founded in her home. Jill collects folk art and keeps chickens. She also has a penchant for gluing small things onto larger things. She’s learning welding but keeps making things too large to bring home.

Jill is scheduled to retire from active ministry in March of 2017 and hopes to live a simpler, slower life.

 

Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans

Pastor, Emory Presbyterian Church

Bethaney is a writer, speaker and non-profit partnerships manager based in Atlanta. Growing up as a Black girl in small-town central Georgia birthed in her a desire to see individuals grow in their ethnic identities and to see entire communities move towards reconciliation across racial and ethnic lines. She received her B.A. in Educational Studies from Emory University with an emphasis in Community Building and Social Change. Now she is enrolled at Fuller Theological Seminary pursuing an M.A. in Theology and Ministry. Her love for community, justice and reconciliation has carried her all over the world – from the slums of Cairo to the war-torn regions of Northern Uganda. But none of those places compare to the pursuit of beloved community right here in her own backyard. Bethaney is also founder of the Reconcilers Coalition, a community of people committed to building bridges, tearing down walls, and cultivating reconciliation in every place they find themselves. To connect with Bethaney, please visit bethaneybree.com.  

Bethaney is a writer, speaker and non-profit partnerships manager based in Atlanta. Growing up as a Black girl in small-town central Georgia birthed in her a desire to see individuals grow in their ethnic identities and to see entire communities move towards reconciliation across racial and ethnic lines. She received her B.A. in Educational Studies from Emory University with an emphasis in Community Building and Social Change. Now she is enrolled at Fuller Theological Seminary pursuing an M.A. in Theology and Ministry.

Her love for community, justice and reconciliation has carried her all over the world – from the slums of Cairo to the war-torn regions of Northern Uganda. But none of those places compare to the pursuit of beloved community right here in her own backyard.

Bethaney is also founder of the Reconcilers Coalition, a community of people committed to building bridges, tearing down walls, and cultivating reconciliation in every place they find themselves.

To connect with Bethaney, please visit bethaneybree.com.

 

Bethaney Herrington

Changemaker

 
 
 
Brandon is an art, culture, and community development practitioner, with a passion that lies in facilitating opportunities for individuals to engage, articulate, and cultivate community activism. Professionally Brandon serves as the Head of Creative Placemaking for the Atlanta-based organization, WonderRoot. He is also a founding board member on the NYC non-profit Theatre for the Free People, and is a co-founder of the social advocacy firm, Free People International, based in NYC and Amsterdam. As a native of NC, Brandon is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and received a BA in Theatre Performance from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. He is currently a MA candidate for Cultural Sustainability and MA candidate for Management at Goucher College. Brandon believes Art is not silent, even in the absence of words, or still, even when movement is unnecessary. It does not hang lazily upon any wall or flaccid on any stage. Art lives life, provokes thought, seduces the intellect, and generates change.

Brandon is an art, culture, and community development practitioner, with a passion that lies in facilitating opportunities for individuals to engage, articulate, and cultivate community activism. Professionally Brandon serves as the Head of Creative Placemaking for the Atlanta-based organization, WonderRoot. He is also a founding board member on the NYC non-profit Theatre for the Free People, and is a co-founder of the social advocacy firm, Free People International, based in NYC and Amsterdam.

As a native of NC, Brandon is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and received a BA in Theatre Performance from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. He is currently a MA candidate for Cultural Sustainability and MA candidate for Management at Goucher College.

Brandon believes Art is not silent, even in the absence of words, or still, even when movement is unnecessary. It does not hang lazily upon any wall or flaccid on any stage. Art lives life, provokes thought, seduces the intellect, and generates change.

Brandon Jones

Head of Creative Placemaking, WonderRoot

William Massey initially found his voice through art during his time at Valdosta State University. In 2013, William moved to Atlanta and began his art career in a number of facets throughout the city. He now is a force of creative connection in Atlanta - utilizing the power of art to pursue social and racial reconciliation, build community, and comfort those in hardship. William is a freelance artist and sculptor while also acting as the director of art programs within a number of organizations and health facilities throughout the city. When William isn't actively pursuing art, he is either rock climbing, playing chess, reading, taking a walk with his dog Lucy, or playing with his 6 nieces/ nephews. And twice a month, he showers. To connect with Will, please visit williammasseyart.com.

William Massey initially found his voice through art during his time at Valdosta State University. In 2013, William moved to Atlanta and began his art career in a number of facets throughout the city. He now is a force of creative connection in Atlanta - utilizing the power of art to pursue social and racial reconciliation, build community, and comfort those in hardship. William is a freelance artist and sculptor while also acting as the director of art programs within a number of organizations and health facilities throughout the city.

When William isn't actively pursuing art, he is either rock climbing, playing chess, reading, taking a walk with his dog Lucy, or playing with his 6 nieces/ nephews. And twice a month, he showers.
To connect with Will, please visit williammasseyart.com.

William Massey

Artist

 
 
 
Sculptor Ruth Stanford began her career studying butterfly courtship behavior and protecting cave-dwelling beetles and other invertebrates as an endangered species ecologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Central Texas. With a scientist’s curiosity and keen observation skills, she now specializes in installation and site-specific sculpture, choosing particular media in service to concept. Stanford’s work draws on personal reflection to create broader metaphors relevant to the world at large. Much of her work explores history and notions of presence/ absence, permanence/ impermanence, fiction/ reality, and conscious/ unconscious. Often it relies on the language, ideas, and tools of science. An associate professor of sculpture at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Stanford received an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Her zoology degrees are from UT Austin (BS) and Arizona State University (MS). Before joining the Georgia State faculty in 2005, she served as an adjunct professor at Pittsburgh’s Chatham College, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. Her recent work has appeared in the inaugural exhibition at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, GA; Agnes Scott College in Atlanta; Saratoga Art Center in Saratoga Springs, NY; and William and Mary University in Williamsburg, VA. An avid bird watcher and history nerd, she can lasso a lizard with dental floss, a skill she learned as an undergraduate science major. She has a particular affinity for Cardigan Welsh corgis, weight lifting, bicycles, and dead people. To connect with Ruth, please visit ruthstanford.com.

Sculptor Ruth Stanford began her career studying butterfly courtship behavior and protecting cave-dwelling beetles and other invertebrates as an endangered species ecologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Central Texas. With a scientist’s curiosity and keen observation skills, she now specializes in installation and site-specific sculpture, choosing particular media in service to concept.

Stanford’s work draws on personal reflection to create broader metaphors relevant to the world at large. Much of her work explores history and notions of presence/ absence, permanence/ impermanence, fiction/ reality, and conscious/ unconscious. Often it relies on the language, ideas, and tools of science.

An associate professor of sculpture at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Stanford received an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Her zoology degrees are from UT Austin (BS) and Arizona State University (MS). Before joining the Georgia State faculty in 2005, she served as an adjunct professor at Pittsburgh’s Chatham College, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. Her recent work has appeared in the inaugural exhibition at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, GA; Agnes Scott College in Atlanta; Saratoga Art Center in Saratoga Springs, NY; and William and Mary University in Williamsburg, VA.

An avid bird watcher and history nerd, she can lasso a lizard with dental floss, a skill she learned as an undergraduate science major. She has a particular affinity for Cardigan Welsh corgis, weight lifting, bicycles, and dead people.

To connect with Ruth, please visit ruthstanford.com.

 
 

Ruth Stanford

Artist and Professor of Sculpture, Georgia State University