Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Upcoming 'FYE: Empathy' Student Exhibition! December 8th!

In this shared exhibition, FYE students in both Forum (with professor Goetsch), and Drawing: Tradition & Innovation (with professor Fernandez Vazquez) approach the subject of Empathy from differing perspectives within their artmaking. Participants actively gathered source materials for this challenge: "embarrassing" objects and "broken" objects, and/or old artworks deserving of another chance. By using "elevator speeches" to facilitate collaboration and interest, they ultimately generated acts of empathy for their found materials. Each artist has taken significant creative risks within their choices, thoughts, and actions in order to search for context, communication, and connectivity in their work.

Major Concepts include: ALCHEMY!
Context & Content, Visual Communication & Narrative, The Economy of Visual Language, Emotional Vampirism in Artists, Ethics in the Art World, Kintsugi (gold joinery), and Wabi Sabi, among other topics, such as Shame, Privilege, and the difference between having Sympathy and having Empathy.

Shared Curricula Resources 
"Brene Brown On Empathy", RSA Short
"Picasso's weapon against fascism: Why 'Guernica' is the greatest of all war paintings", Salon.com article
Paul Rucker's 2014 exhibition, "The Empathy Project", MICA's Riggs & Leidy Gallery
"Pain and Sympathy", Art 21, William Kentridge
"The Life of Death" student film by Marsha Onderstijn

Please join us, in celebrating our students, on the evening of Saturday December 8th! Hope to see you!

Been a Minute...

Yeah, I am getting worse and worse at remembering to post things on here. My apologies. Here's a recap:

So recently: Faculty exhibition at MICA

Before that: Sold this piece to my former student

Before that: My first time participating in the School 33 Open Studio Tour

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Spring & Summer Shows

As usual, I am a day late and a dollar short on documenting the exhibitions I'm in...

This photo was taken during the reception for the juried show, The Modern Landscape, at RedLine Milwaukee in June. It is a very far away image of my two, tiny pieces you can see in the middle there, right above that person's head-- courtesy of Jake Hill.

And this photo is from the Faculty Exhibition at Howard Community College, which is still up! My mandalas are in the middle.

Earlier this spring was the exhibition Our Words Will Be Heard, at the Modell-Lyric in Baltimore. Here's a photo of me in front of my work, at the opening reception!

That's it for right now, Cheers!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

"Our Words Will Be Heard" Exhibition!

Coming up, next week at the Modell-Lyric! Stop by and see some great work from kiddo artists, and some adult artists too, like me! ;)

Saturday, February 24, 2018


I entirely forgot to post photos of my WORK, from my last exhibition. Here are just a few, I took these at the Healing Fair in September...from Come As You Are...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Today I mailed this off to Arkansas to the Dead Bird Mail Art show...

...first time in a very long while that I have done some mail art, it was macabre Victorian fun! Plus there's a quote from a song I've been listening to recently. Anyway, it's mailed, BOOM.