French master bow maker Benoit Rolland uses rare Brazilian wood to carve his world-class violin, viola and cello bows. The bow, he says, is the voice of the string instrument, evoking sounds unique to the musician. Rolland is a 2012 MacArthur "Genius" fellow.
Ray Matthews captured his memories of South Hill, Virginia on canvas for years and tucked the paintings away in his apartment. He worked low-wage jobs and continued to paint. It was when he sold one painting to the local general store to get some money for medicine for his mom that Janet Hubbard took notice and set out to meet Ray.