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B0107 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Beki Basch (2D and 3D Art) Beki Basch is a practicing visual artist who hails from New Jersey but has been based in Baltimore for the better part of 10 years. She works with any means necessary to convey her ideas, including video, sculptural installation, narrative, 2-dimensional drawings and diagrams and some work in the digital realm. Beki is a current MFA candidate at UMD and spends most of her days working at her College Park studio.

Zac Benson (3D Art) Zac Benson is an international artist who has shown his sculptural work in Colorado, New York, Virginia, and Tennessee, where he was born.  He has also made public sculptures in Australia, Vermont, Colorado, and New York.  He graduated with his B.F.A. in sculpture from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2011 and is pursuing an MFA in Studio Art at the University of Maryland. Previously, he lived and worked in the arts full time in New York City.

Jaqui MacMillan (Drumming) Jaqui found her passion for African drumming in the early 1980’s.  Over a span of fifteen years, she studied with many Masters at the Tam Tam Mandigue School in Washington, D.C.  Having performed and recorded with some of the top names in the business, she began sharing her joy of drumming with others by teaching classes and facilitating community drum circles. Jaqui has taught privately and given workshops throughout the USA for over eighteen years through her program, Drum For Joy!™.  The Washington Area Music Association, (WAMA), awarded Jaqui the “World Music Instrumentalist Award” every year from 1995 through 2002 and she was featured in the Women Drummers 2000 issue of DRUM! Magazine.