For the past three years, the mentees and mentors of the Higher Education Mentoring Initiative (HEMI), have assisted me in the creation and execution of works of art that express our mission and vision. Soar with Knowledge, our most recent work, celebrates the dreams and aspirations of the HEMI mentees and how education shapes our future. The open book with the owl are symbols of wisdom and strength. The abstracted puzzle pieces represent the decisions we make on the road of life. The Higher Education Mentoring Initiative helps prepare foster youth for educational opportunities beyond high school. The HEMI Program recruits, trains, and supports mentors to establish positive long-term relationships with foster youth.
Soar with Knowledge, will be auctioned off at the HEMI’s annual fundraiser, Run for the Roses! The Seventh Annual Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Fundraising Event is scheduled for 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017, but you can bid now. To bid on this work of art email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for bidding. The winner will be announced at the Derby event on May 6th 2017, and the highest bidder will take the home this wonderful work of art!
For the last several months I have been working on new pieces that will be exhibited at the Taft Museum of Art on March 17th 2017. The exhibition Color + Rhythm, will feature art work inspired by the museum’s permanent collection. Preview some of my paintings in progress.
A special thanks to Aeqai and writer Fran Watson for their insightful review of the 30 American Plus Exhibition at the Phillip M. Meyers Jr. Gallery at the University of Cincinnati.It is an honor to exhibit my work with such great talent. The UC exhibition includes, Ricci Michaels, Anissa Lewis, Thomas R. Phelps,Delora Buford-Buchanan, Brian Joiner, Joyce Phillips Young, Tarrence Corbin, Thom Shaw, Antonio Adams, Carolyn Mazloomi, Kyle E. & Kelly Phelps, Cynthia Lockhart, and Marc Lambert.
The Art Academy of Cincinnati exhibition includes Terence Hammonds, Carla Johnson, Stacey Broadnax, Dhani Jones, Melvin Grier, Jimi Jones, Everage King, Velma Morris, Dale Jackson, Althea Thompson, Jymi Bolden, Courtney Cooper, O’ Leary Bacon, and Kevin Harris. The Art Academy of Cincinnati exhibition will continue through the July 8th and the UC show will continue through July 10th. To read the review in Aeqai click here