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
The Working in Progress paint by number mural is complete and on display at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. In conjunction with the Freedom Center’s exhibition Passages to Freedom, works by Stephen Marc, 4/27-8/31/2013, I along with my creative team of artists, created an interactive work of art in the form of a paint by number mural that museum goers painted on Saturday May 4th and 11th. I would like to personally thank the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for all their support with this project. I would like to also thank my team of artists, Christian Harrson (Cincinnati State), Rita Beckman (McNicholas High School) , Previn Noble (Walnut Hills High School), and Visionaries and voices artists Barbara Riddle and Diamond Snowden who all worked with me through the various stages of the project. Most of all, I would like to thank friends, family and the general public for lending their creative touch to the painting. Stop by the Freedom Center from now till September 2nd to see the painting.
I want to thank writer Chris Graves and Soapbox Cincinnati for the piece they put together for my upcoming exhibition. Siegfried’s Sonata at the PAC Gallery, Opening Reception November 9th. Thanks Soapbox for the support!
Follow this link to read the article and see the awesome shots by photographer Scott Beseler of some of the paintings in progress.
Opening this Friday February 10th is the third annual Harlem Fine Arts Show at the Historic Riverside Church in New York. It is exciting to be able to introduce my work to new audiences. The show will run through Sunday the 12th. For more information on this event follow this link http://hfas.org/index2/
The Black Creativity annual juried exhibition is one of the longest running events at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibition features over 100 works of art from artists around the globe, and I was awarded second place. The exhibition opens January 25th and continues through February 29th.