Debra Everett is an artist and educator. She works primarily in fiber arts. Debra also teaches in the Education Studies Department at Mesa Community College.
Ronna Nemitz is an artist who specializes in installation work. In her work she often references her own experiences, memory, and loss.
Image of Debra Everett and Ronna Nemitz in front of Wave, courtesy of Chris Rothgeb.
CFS 176 - Child Development
ART 113 - 3D Design
Bachelor of Arts - Whittier College
Masters of Education - Arizona State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts - The University of Wyoming
Master of Fine Arts - Arizona State University
“We are tied together in the single garment of destiny.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
Ronna Nemitz and Debra Everett address the current world health crisis in Wave. The artists use remnants of ordinary household linens and transform them into an expanding memorial for the Covid-19 pandemic victims. Over 2000 masks are knotted together, a metaphoric presence of individual lives lost and the world community undergoing a catastrophe. Wave is part of a larger scale exploration of experiences and states of loss during the Covid-19 pandemic called the Lost Project. The artists plan to continue to make masks to align with the number of deaths to Covid-19 in Arizona.