meet the team
MANUFACTURERS OF CREATIVITY
A Love Story of Creative Proportions
Alana and Jesse met and fell love in an art gallery. So it’s no surprise that their passion for each other pervades through all that is The Foundry. This magic duo have been referred to as “high energy, ferociously creative, fiercely talented, and passionate about art and creating community.”
ALANA SPARROW, Founding Principal
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Alana is an artist, designer, writer, and marketing communications professional with 20+ years experience under her belt. She is passionate about the potential impact art, design, commerce, and education have on building healthy and vibrant communities. Things that float her boat are strategic and creative planning, public art, and fund development projects. Of particular interest are projects that bring artists and organizations together. MUAH!
JESSE MATULIS, Founding Principal
Jesse is a design/build professional with a background in sculpture and video. His portfolio includes numerous renovations, historical restorations, and commissioned artworks—including architectural painting, public murals, outdoor sculpture and performance.
JACKIE WEAVER, Arts Administrator Assistant
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Jackie is a video and installation artist, art educator, and curator living in Troy, NY. Her recent work emphasizes art as a collaborative and responsive process that touches every aspect of life. Jackie's goal is to broaden the creative community by creating work for non-traditional spaces, easily accessible to the general public, and to include people, whether artists, friends, or community members, in creating, responding to, and participating in the practice of contemporary art-making.