Artvention 2018

Me with the collage table, Artvention 2018

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.

First Friday @22 Jefferson Studio/Gallery, 9/4/15

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!

Bluez Windows @WC Handy Festival, Henderson KY

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!

Exhibition of Heart Story @Henderson County Public Library, 11/2014

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.

Upcoming Inspired by Women Exhibition

Trust, mixed media on paper, 2012

Trust, mixed media on paper, 2012

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!