The Future Is Here: Meet Jody and Lois

Jody Servon was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and currently lives and works in Blowing Rock and Greensboro, North Carolina. She is an associate professor and director of the Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Servon received a MFA in New Genre from The University of Arizona and a BFA In Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Servon’s recent projects include sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs and videos. Her work has been included in exhibitions and screenings throughout the US and Canada. Venues include: ArtCenter/South Florida, FL; 5ive & 40rty Gallery, Winston Salem, NC; University of Tulsa, OK; Space1026, Philadelphia, PA; Tucson Museum of Art, AZ; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ; Time Warner Cable, New York, NY; and Locust Projects, Miami, FL. She has completed public art projects in Delray Beach, FL, Charlotte, NC, and Cleveland, TN.

Servon attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Contemporary Artists Center and is a recipient of two fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council. Articles and reviews have appeared in: The New York Times, Sun Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post, The Miami Herald, Arizona Daily Star and New American Paintings. Servon also curates exhibitions focused on contemporary art. Exhibition reviews have been appeared in Artnews, South Florida Times, Palm Beach Daily News, The Miami Herald, Neural Online, and El Pais. Servon is currently on the advisory board for Elsewhere Collaborative in Greensboro, NC and Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC. She was on the policy board for the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Hendersonville, NC from 2004-2010.

Lois Servon was born in North Dakota and raised in northern Minnesota. She earned a BS in education from Bemidji State University and was employed as an elementary school teacher for thirty-five years. She was awarded a Christa McAuliffe Fellowship, honored as Teacher of the Year, and served on numerous educational committees during her career. Servon is a member of the New Jersey Retired Teachers Association and a lifetime member of the National Educators Association.  She was recently accredited to teach T’ai Chi Chih and Sejaku.

Servon started a quilting club in New Jersey comprised of women who sewed together for 30 years. She continues to actively quilt in her community at the Jersey Shore. She belongs to a canasta group that has been meeting for over 20 years, a golf foursome that has been playing together for 10 years, and has sung in church choirs for more than 40 years. Servon was a board member and performed with a community theater group The Stage Crafters.

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