Thank you Brian Joiner for inviting to be apart of your league of creative visionaries in the Chocolate Exhibition at Prairie Gallery. Once again you challenged me to not only think outside the box but to pull from the sensuality that the subject matter(chocolate) already evokes to the senses. Along with the work of Gustav Klimpt and Alphonse Mucha you have once again inspired me. A portion of proceeds from the exhibition’s sales benefit the Taft Museum of Art’s Duncanson Society.
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December 4th of 2010, I was apart of the Holiday Extravaganza event at the Cincinnati Art Museum called Magical Music. I engaged Museumgoers about my work and its relation to music. For one day I can say that I was in the Cincinnati Wing of the Cincinnati Art Museum.
On November 9th of 2010, Arts Wave invited me as a guest artist to be apart of their Board Member Training Class. It was a pleasure to meet and talk with potential board members who were graduating in to Cincinnati’s premier art organizations. In addition to sharing with the group my experience in art education and its services to diverse communities, I engaged the class with the interactive magnetic quilt project, which originated from one of my lessons from Contemporary Connection at the Contemporary Arts Center. Thank you Arts Wave for inviting me and my magnets.
In conjunction with the Weston Art Gallery’s exhibition, Ascending Horizons, Art Shapes Us was an education workshop that featured the artwork of twelve high school students from the Cincinnati area. Participating schools included Walnut Hills High School, Aiken College and Career High School, Dater High School, Roger Bacon High School, and the School for Creative and Performing Arts. Students worked over the course of seven weeks with me at Engine 22 Studios on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The classes included gallery visits to the Weston Art Gallery where the students received personal insight into my new work. Art Shapes Us allowed students who have a strong passion for the visual arts to create work that expresses what inspires them while utilizing the same mediums, methods, and processes that I used in my paintings. On November 13th 2010 at the end of the seven-week program, students exhibited their body of work at in Center Stage Room adjacent to the Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts.