It’s a honor to be included in the Artist as Activist book. This book is a compilation of articles written by Saad Ghosen in the semimonthly column “Artists as Activists” which was featured in the newspaper Streetvibes. The book contains intimate interviews with artists who have used art to change their communities. The book also has photographs by Michael Wilson. On May 31st 4 – 7pm the Weston Art Gallery will be hosting a launching party for the book I hope to see all of you there. Artists in the book include, FARRON ALLEN, ANDY AU,LAURI AULTMAN, GORDON BAER,KEITH BANNER & BILL ROSS, MARY, PIERCE BROSMER, CARMEN BOWEN BUSH, JEFF CASTO, JAN BROWN CHECCO, SUZANNE CHOUTEAU, HALENA CLINE, CEDRIC COX, SCOTTDONALDSON, ANDY FAUSZ, STEVEN FINKE, DOROTHY FRAEMBS,GARY GAFFNEY, BARBARAGAMBOA, STEPHEN GEDDES, MELVIN GRIER, GENA GRUNENBERG, TERENCE HAMMONDS, KYMBER HENSON, MICHAEL HENSON, BARBARA HOUGHTON, JIMI JONES, JERRY JUDGE, KEVIN T. KELLY, AARON KENT, MARY ANN LEDERER, CAROLYN MAZLOOMI, GLORIA McCONNAGHY, PAULETTE MEIER, ROD NORTHCUTT, KELLY & KYLE PHELPS, THOMAS PHELPS, ELLEN PRICE, MICHELLE RED ELK, MATT REED, THOM SHAW, KIM, SHIFFLETT, KURT STORCH, STEVE SUNDERLAND, KEN SWINSON, LEIGH WALTZ,, ROSCOE WILSON, MARTIN ZEINWAY.
From January 23rd to March 15th, the original drawings and poems from the book “For a Better World 2011, Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice by Greater Cincinnati Artists” will be exhibited at The Upstairs at The Greenwhich Gallery. Thank you, Saad Ghosn, editor and creator of “ For a Better World 2011” eighth edition for including me in this unique compilation of poems and drawings. This book and exhibition features over 100 artists in the field of writing and the visual artist who collaborated on the common theme of peace and justice. The drawing I did for this book, “The Working Hands of Time in the New Eden” was inspired by the three poems, “My Fathers Work Gloves”, “Uninspirited” and “The Sand Wars” written by Matt Birkenhauer. The book is filled with other great writings accompanied with strong visual imagery that evokes the mind and spirit. If you would like a copy of this book it is sold at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Opening Reception for the exhibition will On Friday January 24th from 7 – 10 pm. The exhibition will continue through March 15th 2015. For regular gallery hours follow this link.
It is an honor to have my artwork featured at the UC Health Woman’s Center Art Exhibition. It is even a greater honor to be featured in the article Healing Through Art, on the UC Health website. I would like to thank the curator of the exhibition Melissa Mitchell and the director of the center Dr. Lisa Larkin for recognizing the arts and its power to heal. For this exhibition I focused on the universal theme of art being used to heal the spirit and mind. From peace of mind, good health, empowerment, courage and perseverance, we can create physical and social change. Whether a work of art reminds us of a safe place or can turn sorrow to joy, art changes lives. When I walked in UC Health Woman’s Center I saw works of art that did this, and I know this will do the same for many others. To read the article follow this link
It was an honor to return to E.H. Greene Intermediate School as their artist in residence. In the course of one week and 20 classes, had the pleasure of engaging with 5th and 6th graders from art instructors Amy Glazer and Katy Hall’s studios about my work and journey as an artist. In addition to the students learning about my influences and the artists that interest me, we worked on two 4 x 4 foot canvases that were inspired by my latest work. Thank you Principal Philip Hackett and Sycamore school district for inviting back and Most importantly I would like to thank all 800 students that I met, who showed interest in the work I do and made these paintings come to life.