At-risk kidz outreach, week of September 1, 2015

My first week at Henderson County Housing Authority, working with an energetic group of middle and high school kidz! We will be meeting twice per week at the wonderful CAT center facility. Our first project: zentangle-like name designs. A similar project is taking place at CHEERS via Work of Art @Henderson County High School, where I also returned on 9/3. How I missed those kidz over the summer!

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Six kidz helped with the Central Academy middle school hallway mural on Thursday, Sept. 3 — all afternoon, until the bell rang (2.5 hours).  During that time an Evansville police officer paused, commented, and was invited to paint! Also talked with A, a talented high school mural artist while working on his version of the eagle in the high school hallway. Impressive!

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New Studio in Haynie’s Corner

I am so pleased to be part of Evansville Indiana’s arts district, by way of my first private studio space since graduate school!  Thanks to 22 Jefferson‘s owner Anna Maria Whetstine for inviting me, and to Emily Gartner of Arts Beats Eats for connecting us!

My new studio space at 22 Jefferson, Evansville IN

My new studio space at 22 Jefferson, Evansville IN

Got A Grant!

KFW Official Logo

KFW Official Logo

THANK YOU to the wonderful Kentucky Foundation for Women, for funding close to $4000 for my Life Stories/Life Lessons project connecting elderly women and girls through writing and art in Henderson, Kentucky! So excited about starting this project!!! Soon!!!