It was amazing to be selected as one of the lecturers for the 30 Americans traveling exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The exhibition offers a diverse range of contemporary art from 30 African American artists in the Rubell Collection.
This summer, Kennedy Heights Arts Center campers and myself, repainted the Gabriel Place Garden Tool Shed. Based around Gabriel’s Place‘s continual goal, to provide “a SAFE, beautiful, and spiritually NOURISHING place for the Avondale Community to gather into mutual respect to learn, interact, and go out in PEACE”, we designed and executed imagery that supports their mission. Thank you Gabriel’s Place for allowing us to beautify your garden. Continue reading
This June, the Cincinnati Arts Association and Western Hills High School invited me to work with the students of the Western Hills summer art club. We designed and painted two murals on the first floor of the school building. The murals celebrate Western Hills pride with themes based around the graduating seniors, class of 2016. I would like to thank art teacher, Cheri Smith, for organizing the Western Hills students and DAAP assistants in orchestrating the murals timely completion. I would also like to thank former Artworks apprentice Previn Beal and NKU student Evan Shelton for their assistance on the project.
It was an honor to be one of the guest artists who visited the Camp Art Academy at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. On June 30th, the students created mini-murals in response to my mural, Red Hot Blues, on the front lawn of the CCAC. In addition to learning about the work I do as a visual artist, campers also learned about Juan Gris and other Cubist painters that inspired the mural. Continue reading