Jerise (she/they) is a paper artist, calligrapher, designer and teacher who lives and works in New York City, and is a GAP Board member. She learned to draw under Edward “Clay” Klewiada, Elliot Offner and Carolyn “Bone” Shafer. Jerise’s artwork ranges from large triptych papercut designs to ketubah (Jewish wedding) papercut and calligraphy to artist trading cards. Jerise has an ongoing series of papercut portraits of (s)heroes, including BLM portraits (free upon request). In her other life, Jeri taught Greek, Latin, and ancient history at various universities across the US. In her other other life, she has directed, created music for and performed in lots of Greek plays and even some normal ones. 🙂 One of her proudest accomplishments is founding Shteynzup, a Yiddish chorus in Huntington, West Virginia, still flourishing.