Meet Members

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Savannah Stephens first dropped by over a year ago, She decided to become a member and has been coming in regularly, taking advantage of the space and dabbling in programming. Meet Savannah!

1: How did you come to be a member of

About a year ago I was preparing for an exhibition of my work and was desperate for studio space and a good friend of mine recommended that I check out There I met Chase Lanier and he gave me some valuable insight that I ended up taking advantage of, just in the nick time. From then on my boyfriend Thomas and I have kept in mind and have been curious about getting involved. Finally the time came when I decided to really immerse myself in the local art community and it was back to we went.

2: Describe the moment you decided what you wanted to do when you grew up? 

I’ll let you know when I figure that out exactly. I’ve always had a passion for art and nature and honestly I just see myself as a student of the world, constantly seeking out new information and skills to learn. Can a person be professionally curious?

3: What do you do in your current work?

Currently I’m seeking full or part time work in the arts to supplement what I do on my own time. My current undertakings include acid etching designs on steel plates, hand-making scrap leather notebooks, weavings using natural inspiration, dabbling in a new found love for pixel art, as well as various painting and sewing projects. I’m a new volunteer at the Aiken Center for the Arts and I am also signed with the talent agency Directions USA out of Greenville, NC so I occasionally travel for modeling work. It is a great opportunity as it gives me the chance to visit the art communities in other areas that I otherwise may not have been able to experience.

4: What is an expertise you have that you would like to share with others?

I wouldn’t call myself an expert in anything though I do love to share my strangely varied knowledge with anyone willing to learn. Though come to think of it I do make a mean white chili….. ha!

5: What are you tinkering with at the moment?

Whoops, see question three! Oh, I did recently attended PyNight for the first time so I am now a computer programing noob.

6: What are you interested in learning?

Is ‘everything’ a permissible answer? As I’ve spent more time at the Clubhouse I’ve developed a curiosity for robotics. I also would love to flesh out my welding knowledge, which is rudimentary. I should probably learn how to tailor my interests into a manageable selection honestly.

7: What is your favorite sci-fi movie?

Off the top of my head I’m going to have to say The Fifth Element- though Blade Runner and Alien are also near and dear to my heart.

8: If you have not lived all of your life in Augusta, where else have you lived?

Well I lived most of my life in North Augusta, SC; Belvedere, SC when I was a child, and after college Savannah, GA was my home for a few years.

9: If you could see one thing happen in Augusta in the next 5 – 10 years, what would it be?

A larger and more connected artist community taking interest in the city… I believe it would do Augusta nothing but good to see its artists rally together.

10: Core Values are: Risk Boldly, Honor Your Commitments, Be Worthy of Trust, Give More Than You Take, and Share Solutions. Which core value do you best exemplify and why?

As hard as it is to choose one of these values I must say that I best exemplify Share Solutions. I personally love to learn and the older I get the more I realize how important it is to help others by sharing information and knowledge openly. I believe for those people who share this idea, those other values fall naturally into place.

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Located in a historic 1802 Schoolhouse, our space is divided into two wings. One for learning and prototyping, and one for coworking and business incubation. Our membership comes from a wide variety of backgrounds that all consider themselves some measure of hacker, maker, and doer. I am an architect. We have entrepreneurs, business people, teachers, engineers, designers, artists, and Jacks and Jill’s of all trades, and of course many software and hardware developers.

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