Jessica Geftic is an art teacher and amateur photographer who has traveled to Asia, Europe and Africa in search of new cultures, interesting photographic subjects and a better understanding of the world.
When most people see a rusty piece of metal, a wilted flower or a fly-riddled village, she sees their beauty, transposing each subject into a work of art. Her art work features hand-blown glass, still-lifes, portraits, pottery, printmaking and photography. All of these works capture her unique viewpoint and personal perception of a complex world. The subjects range from pristine flowers and unique faces to majestic animals and whimsical signage.
Jessica received a B.S. in Merchandising and Design from Drexel University, graduating with honors, and received the Art History Award. She obtained a Masters in Art Education from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where she was awarded the honor of Best Graduate Thesis, and also completed numerous courses from the University of the Arts in a variety of mediums. Her photography has been featured at Cleveland Public Library in the Language Department, Negative Space Gallery in Cleveland, and Public Gallery: Extraordinary Skills | Cleveland Hopkins Airport.
For the past 20 years Jessica has taught art in grades K-8 in Pennsylvania and for the last five years teaching Pre K-8 for Cleveland Metropolitan School District.