For the second week of semi-finalists we bring you Benoit Maubrey, Homer Jackson, Terreform One, and Erick J. Montgomery.

Benoit Maubrey“Speaker Sculpture” 

Benoit Maubrey graduated with his BA from Georgetown University and has worked since the 1970’s in Berlin and Baitz (Brandenburg.)  While he is most famously known for his ‘sound sculptures’ featuring the repurposing of recycled stereos Benoit Maubrey has also worked with dance, light, and video projections to create various performance art installations. He has been awarded numerous grants, residencies, and awards over the past 30 years in addition to confounding the non-profit art organization Kunstpflug e.V, Baitz. 



Homer Jackson“Master Your Voice”

Homer Jackson graduated with his BFA from the Philadelphia College of the Arts and his MFA from Temple University Tyler School of Art.  He now works with sound, live performance, found objects, and other video elements to tell a narrative as an interdisciplinary artist.  For over 50 years, Homer Jackson has worked with communities to bring access to education and active creativity to the youth and at risk populations of the Philadelphia area.  



Terreform One“Bio-Informatic Digester”

Vision for Site #2 in Whitman Park.

“Terreform ONE is an architectural design group that integrates ecological and synthetic biological principles into the urban environment.”  Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA is the Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and an Associate Professor of Practice at NYU. He earned a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, and MArch Columbia University. Joachim has won many honors in the areas of modern planning, architecture, and design. His work has been exhibited globally. 



Erik J Montgomery“Blight to Bright…Camden Is”

Erick James is a South Jersey born artist. Originally studying many different forms of art he found his passion in photography. Working out of his studio James focuses on fine art photography, but also does special occasion photography (weddings, senior portraits, etc.). In 2011 he established The Erik James Montgomery Foundation. A non-profit organization with a focus on creating public works of photographic art throughout the world. Additionally, The Foundation has a special interest in instructing today’s at-risk youth to become the photographers of tomorrow.