I am proud to be a part of Artvention, the post-vention suicide survivors event I helped create in 2017 and facilitated again in 2018. New this year are video recordings of participants as they worked; I felt very honored to received their stories. Dedicated to Owen Carl Chaney, whose death taught me much about life and love.
Lots of artistic activity at 22 Jefferson Studio/Gallery Haynie’s Corner, Evansville, Indiana on First Friday 9/4/15. Had a good turnout, despite the heat. Two United Caring Services shelter guests appeared to help out during the reception, which included a display of Art In The Margins artworks from United Caring Services/Shelter ‘s Art In The Annex program. A mosaic stained glass piece created by a shelter guest sold, along with many other small works of art and photography by the artist shown in the main gallery. And the evening ended with entertainment across the street from 22 Jefferson, on the tightropes!
Here’s the windows, designed by me and painted by kids and parents on Saturday 6/13/15 in Central Park @ the opening of The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival in Henderson, KY. Thanks to Downtown Henderson Partnership, who found venues to display them through the week of the festival!
Thanks to the Henderson County Public Library for welcoming an exhibit of Heart Story artworks by homeless women and children at the Fr. Bradley Shelter in Henderson, KY.
I recently added a project to ArtSpeak — a blog for and by (hopefully) the underserved populations I work with at United Caring Services. Based on my success attracting homeless writers and artists to author the blog, I hope to expand Notes From The Margins to additional homeless and other shelters in the area.
Had a wonderful time with three participants in my Crazy, Creative Quilting class at the Evansville Museum on 5/17/14. Join us on 5/31! Information here.
Two of my recent empowering arts productions will be in the Inspired By Women Exhibition at Deaconess’ Women’s Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.
The exhibit runs from May 15 through June 13, and the reception for artists will be held on the third floor of the facility, from 5-7:30 p.m. on May 15. Hope to see you there!
The Pollination Project — and I! — got a blurb in the April 21, 2014 Huffington Post!
Examples of “suggestion boxes” collaboratively created with residents of a homeless shelter.