Michel Accad, MD, practices cardiology and internal medicine in San Francisco. He has a special interest in the connection between the Faith and Aristotelian-Thomistic natural philosophy on the one hand, and modern science, medicine, and economics on the other. He publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals of medicine, ethics, or philosophy. His blog about health care and medicine is AlertandOriented.com.
Caleb Brown is a Master Teacher for Act One‘s Screenwriting Program, which has been training Christians for careers in mainstream entertainment for over fifteen years. His career started in 2009 when someone who saw him speak invited him to offer a course to staff and interns at Lin Studio’s Warner Bros office – a class called ‘How to Watch a Movie’! Caleb’s own original TV pilot, House of Romanov, is currently in consideration at NBC International. He is a graduate of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology part of the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, CA, with a Masters in Theology and a Masters in Philosophy.
David Clayton is an artist, writer and teacher who grew up in England and is a graduate of Oxford University. He is Dean of Pontifex.University. David is also a Visiting Fellow at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in New Hampshire and has an international reputation as a painter, with major commissions in both the UK and the US. He is a regular contributor to the New Liturgical Movement website and has published many articles and two books about sacred art and culture and their connection to the liturgy. The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home (co written with Leila Lawler) has been an Amazon bestseller, and his latest book, The Way of Beauty – Liturgy, Education and Inspiration for Family, School and College, was published in 2016 by Angelico Press.
Martinho Isidro Correia is an established artist and teacher whose work is in private collections in Italy, England, Portugal, Australia, the USA, Canada and Colombia. His painting “Anastasis” is in the collection of Cardinal Piacenza in the Vatican. Martinho is graduate of the European University/Pontifical Athenaeum, ‘Regina Apostolorum’ in Rome (Masters in Architecture, Sacred Art and Liturgy), University of Calgary (BFA in Painting), University of British Colombia in Vancouver (BEd in Art Education), Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy (Diploma in Drawing and Painting). Martinho has also studied with Odd Nerdrum (painting), David Kassan (painting) and Glenn Vilppu (anatomy and drawing). Currently Martinho splits his time between Canada and Europe. He has taught at the Angel Academy in Florence for many years.
Carrie Gress has a doctorate in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. She is the author of two books, Nudging Conversions: A Practical Guide to Bringing Those You Love Back to the Church and Ultimate Makeover: The Transforming Power of Motherhood. She is the co-author with George Weigel of City of Saints: A Pilgrims Guide to John Paul II’s Krakow. Her work has been published in Aleteia, Catholic World Report, CatholicVote, The National Catholic Register, Real Clear Religion, and Zenit, and has been translated into seven languages.
Andrew Wilson Smith is a freelance sculptor and stone carver. Working in a variety of media including cast bronze, plaster, and stone, Andrew has completed a number of sculpture commissions in both sacred and secular settings. He served several apprenticeships and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, as well as the Florence Academy of Art. During this time, Smith honed his technical skills and developed a historical perspective on art and aesthetics that continues to guide his work. In addition to his work as an artist, Mr. Smith is deeply involved with Liberal Arts education. Mr. Smith has instructed students in Art, Art History, and the Humanities at St. Gregory’s Academy, Wyoming Catholic College, and the South Bend Museum of Art. Mr. Smith currently serves on the faculty of Gregory the Great Academy, a liberal arts high school for boys in northeastern Pennsylvania. To learn more and to view his work please visit: www.AndrewWilsonSmith.com
Andrew Thornton-Norris is a graduate of Oxford and London universities and is based in England. He is an acclaimed poet and commentator on literature. His book, The Spiritual History of English was described by The Times as “an enjoyable, erudite and cohesive journey through the history and philosophy of English literature in 150 pithily written pages.” His poetry anthology, The Walled Garden and other works of poetry in general have been praised by figures such as David Yezzi, Fiona Sampson, Alison Brackenbury, John Powell Ward, Fr John Saward, Fr Aidan Nichols and Roger Scruton. He has his own website at www.thornton-norris.com.
One of the best known Catholic artists in the US, Anthony Visco is the founder and director of the Atelier for the Sacred Arts in Philadelphia. He is and experienced and sought after instructor and lecturer and each summer he teaches at the Sacred Art School in Florence, Italy. Known for his work in sculpture, relief sculpture as well as paintings he has had many major commissions including St. Joseph’s National Shrine in Old Philadelphia, Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, PA, the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, the Saint Rita National Shrine in Philadelphia. Since 2004 he has performed as fine arts coordinator for the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, WI.
Keri Wiederspahn, is an iconographer who received her BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York City and later pursued Christian Russian-Byzantine iconography, studying under the late renowned Russian iconographer Ksenia Pokrovsky. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, churches, and museums throughout New England and in private collections internationally. Formerly a senior manager of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Keri is currently director of OQ Farm: A Creative Sanctuary — a new initiative to bring a Christian arts colony into existence that centers around supporting the artist through both creative and spiritual renewal on a 500-acre farm in Bridgewater, Vermont. Her website is www.iconeyestudio.com.
Geoffrey Yovanovic is based in Atlanta where he is a key member of the design team of the architecture firm Norman Davenport Askins, Architect. He is a graduate of the University of Miami and University of Notre Dame architecture schools and is a winner of the Addison Mizner Medal from the Florida Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art in recognition of excellence in classical design. He is also a graduate of the Way of Beauty Summer Atelier at Thomas More College!