The Artists Behind Futures Coffee Collective: Hannah Hoffman and Greg Sanderson

“We had a lot of long work nights, and we just got to know each other and clicked really well. We’ve been friends since.”

BY JENNY GOLDSBERRY

Hannah Hoffman and Greg Sanderson met at Weber State University as they were pursuing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. There are limited studios for students to create in. Greg and Hannah were arbitrarily assigned to share a studio space at The Monarch.

“We had a lot of long work nights and we just got to know each other and clicked really well,” Hannah said. “We’ve been friends since.”

Both have painted murals before on their own. Greg even painted a mural at the Southtowne Mall in Sandy, Utah. The owners of Futures Coffee Collective solicited them to cover their wall with a mural all of their own. They asked that they depict the process of coffee but they trusted the artists. Hannah and Greg painted the life of a coffee bean from the ground to the customer’s hand. Once they were completely finished, they surprised the owners.

They plan to continue on in their art career. Hannah is an art teacher at a junior high and anticipates painting many more murals during the summer breaks. On the other hand, Greg has been commissioned for business logos, sculptures, and paintings.

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