Joe Jeffers and Shannon Stratton are Chicago, Il and Chesterhill, Oh based arts organizers who collaborate occasionally on event design and execution, programming and curatorial projects independently and at their respective institutions. They are endeavoring to bring their collaborative, quiet-time making of digital and manual visual effects to the public.

Jeffers is an electronic musician and producer who founded and runs 8550 Ohio, a music and visual arts residency on his family’s tree farm in Chesterhill where he also hosts the TRAYSH ISLAND music and arts festival in August. Stratton is a writer, curator and founder of Threewalls, a 12 year old contemporary visual arts organization in Chicago.

Jeffers and Stratton spend summers in Ohio, where their rat terrier Lady is the Hospitality Director of 8550 Ohio.