Tammi Ann Ross

Tammi Ann Ross teaching basic glass blowing

A local glass blower sharing her skill, teaching classes and providing demonstrations for local schools and groups.

She is the founder of Ross Haven Gallery Art, a local shop that promotes small artists in our area with the vision that someday that little store will have given an artist a place to move on from. She is also one of the founders of Soul Hammer, an Artist Collective that provides a place for artists to realize their talent and thrive.

"If we can just reach that one person who needed to break out of their shell, it will have all been worth it."

Leslie Wood

A teacher inspired by her own education to share the healing nature of art and make a difference in the lives of her students.

Leslie has been an art teacher in Green Lake, WI for 16 years. She attended UW-Oshkosh and East Carolina University where she received her BFA in Art Education with a concentration in textiles. Throughout her education and teaching career she has had the opportunity to work one-on-one with special needs students: a dream of hers is to be a part of her community and work with special needs artists.

"I believe as human beings, we have an innate need to create things with our hands and that need makes life more beautiful and more meaningful."

Todd Schabel

Todd Schabel is a contemporary realist oil painter who grew up in Central Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Todd's training mainly consisted of the portrait, the figure, and still-lives, but due to his love of the outdoors and interest in travel, it wasn't long before he fell in love with the landscape, particularly plein air painting.

Todd has had the honor of receiving several plein air awards in the Midwest region and has been juried into several National and International exhibitions. His work is featured in our gallery space at Soul Hammer.

"There is joy in more places than we can imagine, and my hope is to encourage others to pause and see more of that beauty around us, but even more importantly, to nurture it."