Joe Hemes is a mixed media artist concentrating on light and illuminated sculptures. He received a Masters of Architecture from Montana State University, an Individual Artists Fellowship Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, and was selected for Open Residency at Haystack School of Crafts. Among other large-scale installations, Joe won a national competition to co-design a 450 foot long abstract sculpture of the six-masted schooner 'Wyoming' constructed at the Maine Maritime Museum. He has designed illuminated sculptures for event spaces, schools, and homes, and often exhibits in art galleries around Maine and New England. His recent sculptures speak to human's climate disruption of the planet.