Mary Frances

I’m just a silly little guy, who is obsessed with liminal spaces. Their aesthetic conveys moods of eeriness, surrealness, nostalgia, or sadness, and evokes responses of both comfort and unease.

Now, picture this: high school me, the ultimate jack-of-all-trades. If there was a club, I was in it. But for all my extracurricular hustle, I was stuck in a liminal space – Richard Rohr describes this space as, “Where we are betwixt and between the familiar and the completely unknown”. I dabbled in everything, soaking up skills like a sponge, but passion? 

Nowhere to be found. I was scared about that.

College came around, and I stumbled upon graphic design in the most gracious way I could – lots of crying and rethinking all my life choices. I took a lot of different art and design classes and came to the realization: 

Hey, I make some pretty cool stuff.

I’m still now somewhere in my own liminal space, between what was and what's next, but I’m not as scared anymore. Honestly, I still feel uneasy every day, questioning if I will make it out there; but for now, I find comfort in knowing I'm just a silly little guy who likes to make cool stuff… so that’s cool.

Sproot Studios

Sproot Studios provides affordable studio spaces and resources to nurture a supportive community of artists from different backgrounds, fostering their creative growth and helping them bring their artistic visions to life.

Welcome to Sproot Studios, where creativity knows no boundaries and artists from all backgrounds come together to flourish. Situated in the heart of our community, Sproot Studios is more than just a space—it's a vibrant hub where imagination thrives, connections blossom, and dreams take shape.

At Sproot Studios, our mission is simple: to provide a nurturing and inclusive environment where artists can unleash their potential and bring their visions to life. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting on your creative journey, you'll find a home here among fellow Sproots, where collaboration and camaraderie are celebrated.

Our studio spaces, reminiscent of cozy garage units, offer the perfect setting for artists to immerse themselves in their work, with all the tools and resources they need right at their fingertips. From hands-on artisans to digital wizards, our equipment library boasts a diverse array of tools and materials to fuel your creativity, while our communal cafe provides a cozy spot to recharge and connect with fellow creators.

But Sproot Studios is more than just a place to work—it's a community. From workshops and classes to gallery exhibitions and outdoor gatherings, there's always something happening at Sproot. Join us, and let your imagination Sproot as part of our welcoming and supportive family of artists.

Come and see for yourself what sets Sproot Studios apart. We can't wait to welcome you into our creative haven, where every day is an opportunity to grow, explore, and create something truly extraordinary.

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