We are all affected by this Covid-19 mess. This has been
a great time for me to put some art lessons for kids on-line. You can see some at the Nelson-Atkins blog.
Also, check out the website for 3DHQ on the Plaza in KC. They are making reusable plastic masks and I have hand painted 25, so you can be safe and still make your own unique statement. Go to www.3Dheadquarter.com
Come visit with me in my studio to hear about my latest activism projects - working with Mothers In Charge to help stop local violence. This work has inspired the Balloon Series/works on paper about the emotional side of losing a loved one to violence, inspired by the tradition of letting balloons go in remembrance of a lost relative. The "Anger" piece was recently chosen to be in the permanent collection at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
I am honored and excited to have a piece selected by the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center for their exhibit titled "Resilience, Reflection, Rebuilding", that will be up through the end of 2020. My piece "Maintaining Balance in a Changing World" portrays feelings from this time of the pandemic. I am trying to balance my life moving from an orderly clear pillar of strength through a chaotic mess towards an even more turbulent destination, while feeling myself fade into obscurity.
What's been happening recently?
BIG NEWS!! My poppy art along with a new poem by Glenn North is now featured on a KC Streetcar this summer for the Art in the Loop project for 2020! Ride the streetcar and pick up a free postcard with the poem.....
For more info on the program and the whole poem, check out www.artintheloop.com
MY SOLO SHOW - MONTH OF JULY:
The Bunker Center for the Arts held my solo show titled "Hope Forward" all through July. You can still see the videos of the works and also Glenn North reading his poems on their website (www.bunkercenter.com).
The Bunker Center has an on-line store if you would still like to make any purchases - consider a small original poppy painting for only $40!