Shenandoah Valley native artist and designer Elwood S. Madison III graduated from JMU with a BFA in Interior Design. Traveling extensively for years, Elwood has settled in Harrisonburg and has been working as a full-time painter and freelance graphic designer. He is currently the Art Director for Graphic Design at Larkin Arts and is moving into exploring different facets of filmmaking. “The level of support for artists in this community coupled with the density of inspirational talent in proportion to the population is exactly what I want.”