Two headshots are stitched together into one photo. The headshot on the left shows a young woman, Dayna Walton, looking off to the side and smiling. On the right, a young man, Erik Lauchié, is seated, looking directly into the camera with a big smile. 

Virtual Visionnaire Series: Staying Creative in 2021

January 12, 2021, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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Erik Lauchié, Creative Director, Carbon Stories
Dayna Walton, Printmaker and Owner, Solstice Handmade

Brian Hedrick, Graphic Designer, GRAM

Join us for the first Visionnaire Series of 2021! Hear from local creatives Erik Lauchié and Dayna Walton on how they’ve navigated their businesses and artistic practice over the past year, and looking ahead, how they plan to stay creative in 2021.

About the Speakers:

Dayna Walton is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design, earning her BFA and Excellence Award in Printmaking in May of 2019. Her background is in studying natural science illustration, and she makes her prints, patterns, and design work with imagery focused on exploring biodiversity and ecology. Taking a community approach in her small business, Solstice Handmade, she works with other local artisans to create unique and artful objects and empower other artists.

Erik Lauchié is a young entrepreneur. He founded Carbon Stories, a Grand Rapids and Brooklyn-based creative agency in 2015 at the age of 19. Carbon tells its clients’ stories and shares experiences through numerous media forms, including; photography, videography, and graphic design. Since the start, Carbon has traveled around the world capturing content. Lauchié’s motto is Create Daily.

This event is organized by the Visionnaire Executive Committee. The Visionnaire Executive Committee is a group of creative young adults, ages 21-40, committed to introducing new audiences to the Grand Rapids Art Museum and encouraging lifelong engagement. Through a variety of events and programs, the Executive Committee furthers GRAM’s mission to connect people through art, creativity, and design, and promote the Museum’s world-class collection and special exhibitions.