Warren Kimble earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from VPA and is now America’s best-known contemporary folk artist. He is considered one of the top home furnishings designers today, with his images translated into dinnerware, wall coverings, framed prints, rugs, furniture, and textiles by his 35 licensing partners. Warren and his wife/business partner, Loraine, live and work in Brandon, Vermont, where they have been deeply involved in small-town civic life and philanthropy for more than 30 years. They continue to be a strong force in community development, working together with other artists and community leaders to begin an artist’s guild, renovate the historic town hall, and rehabilitate a now-thriving downtown. His honors and awards include SU’s George Arents Pioneer Medal, the University’s highest alumni honor, and an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont.