Meet the Artists 2024 - Part 4

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bio pics for Laura Lyn, Kate, and Richard, three artists

As we approach this year’s Furnished for Good, we will feature our artists who have created pieces for the upcoming event and auction. This year we are working with 14 local artists selected by our Guest Curators, Damon Reaves and Lawren Alice. All of these artists work with different mediums, have diverse styles, and bring new perspectives through their artwork. This week we are featuring Laura Lyn Stern, Kate Capone, and Richard Stoler. All three artists transformed pieces from our Philadelphia Furniture Bank. 
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laura lyn stern bio picLaura Lyn Stern 

@lalystern on Instagram

Laura Lyn Stern is an artist and art educator who resides and maintains a studio in Philadelphia, Pa. Her formal education includes receiving a BFA in Textile Design from Moore College of Art, an MA in Ceramics from Purdue University and an MFA in Ceramic Sculpture from Louisiana State University. Ongoing intensive studies in kiln formed glass at Bullseye Resource Center, Pittsburgh Glass Center and Urban Glass in addition to her natural curiosity fuels a vibrant studio practice.

Laura Lyn is currently a Teaching Artist at the C3 Charter School in Elmer, NJ and was recently an Artist in Residence at Mural Arts Tacony LAB Community Center. She has led adult workshops at Center on the Hill, Peters Valley, Touchstone and has taught at several art centers throughout the Philadelphia region. Working with students on large scale mural projects is her specialty.  

Stern's mixed media mosaic artwork takes several forms including creating commissioned residential and commercial installations, free form panels, sculptures and wearable jewelry. Always searching for new ways to express timeless concepts, experimentation with new and unusual materials and processes are her passion and ongoing artistic journey.


kate capone bio picKate Capone

@katecapone_studio on Instagram

As an artist, Kate Capone is deeply committed to spreading joy and creativity through my art and patterns. Her passion lies in offering people the chance to infuse their homes with personality and character, by giving them access to unique and beautiful pieces that bring a sense of warmth and comfort to their living spaces.

For Kate, creating art is about more than just producing beautiful things; it's about making a positive impact on people's lives. Whether it's through a colorful painting or a bold pattern, she aims to bring a sense of joy and happiness to those who view her work. 

Kate believes that everyone deserves to have access to art that speaks to them and reflects their individual style and taste. By providing a wide range of options that cater to different preferences and personalities, she hopes to empower people to express themselves in new and exciting ways.

At the heart of everything Kate does is a deep love for creating beauty and spreading joy. Kate is committed to bringing color and life into people's homes, and to providing them with the opportunity to add a touch of magic to their everyday lives.


Richard Stoler Bio PicRichard Stoler

Richard Stoler is a master craftsman and carpenter.  He specializes in historic reconstruction and preservation, and has worked on projects that range from Daniel Boone's homestead to private farmhouse residences and barns, to Philadelphia rowhomes, condos, community relief projects and more.  Now semi-retired from the building business, Rick has more recently funneled his drive to create into construction mission trips and a variety of artistic pursuits including welding large sculptures from recycled metal, stone and wood carving, and building fountains for the garden.  He also enjoys spending time with his wife and three dogs, at their reconstructed farmhouse in Bucks County.

Read more about the other artists in this year's exhibit:

Meet the Artists Part 1 

Meet the Artists Part 2

Meet the Artists Part 3