Artistic fundraising efforts at Art In The Annex, United Caring Shelters

Art work for the upcoming fundraiser, Jazz, Blues and Shoes began in earnest in February at United Caring Shelter’s Art In The Annex.

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Two enthusiastic shelter/Art In The Annex Guests help stretch, gesso and begin painting canvases that will be auctioned off at the April 2 fundraiser.

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On 2/13, volunteers from University of Evansville as well as artistic shelter/Art in the Annex guests joined local glass artist David Powell in making “journey” rings to be sold to raise funds for the Art In The Annex program. They are on sale now, for $5, at AIM at Zion United Church of Christ in downtown Evansville.

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And on 2/20, I met David Powell at his studio in Mt. Vernon, IN, and got a lesson in glass blowing. He also showed off three of the over two dozen bowls he is making for the upcoming Jazz, Blues Shoes fundraiser in April!

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

Finishing the UCS Yard Mural, Summer 2015

We — homeless artists and The Art Bag Lady — are getting close to finishing the smoking yard mural at United Caring Shelters Day Shelter in Evansville, Indiana. And we want/need another wall to display our awesomeness on!

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