Saturday, June 15, 2013

IN:SITE Art on Fondy

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Hello Fans, 

So I have been keeping this project pretty close to the vest, but now... the word is getting out. 

A "sneak peak" of one of the images used!

So here is strike 2, ironically, in my own words. Please take a minute to read the latest with regards to my participation in the Art of Fondy Project. I will be completing a public art installation at Sherman Park Senior Living Center (formerly Jackie Robinson Middle School) and Curative Care Network, entitled Life in Retrospect.

The experience has been one that I have learned so much from!! Pegi Christian, the project organizer and one of the founders of IN:SITE is beyond awesome! I am really thankful for this new opportunity. My images actually went to print this week!! Just wait... they will be close to 40x60 inches each! This is the first time I have ever printed this large! *pins and needles*

The community is excited and welcoming of this endeavor. I am excited too! Be sure and stay up to date by following me on Twitter @FotoFans I promise to include images from the installation set for the 22nd!

Until next time...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Personal is Political: Martha Wilson and MKE

This is a cross post with my FOTO FANS Blog, but I had to share!! 

Greetings Fans! 

Guess whose been a busy little bee? I have "3 HUGE STRIKES" better known as projects coming up in the next month, but trust me, this girl is NO TURKEY!  I wanted to start at the very beginning and invite you to the first one... 

Please join me for my new group show-- opening at the Portrait Society Gallery June 8th (running through July 14th)!

Portrait Society Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition that brings together the contemporary work of feminist artist Martha Wilson with regional artists responding to her influential practice.

Also exhibiting are: Laci Coppins, Paul Druecke, Skully Gustafson, Ashley Janke, Niki Johnson, Erik Moore, Joseph Mougel, Amy O’Neill, and Rafael Salas.

Local artists were asked to use the catalog, Martha Wilson Sourcebook, as inspiration for their own work. The catalog was prepared by the artist in conjunction with her touring retrospective (concurrently at Inova). (The book was reviewed in the May 2013 Art News).

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Monday, February 25, 2013

A Fresh Beginning...

I just wanted to take a moment to record my recent thoughts...

People close to me, know that I lost my father on December 3, 2012. I have been thinking a lot about him lately. Obviously my life has continued on without him.While he was often in and out of my life from childhood to adulthood, I often hoped he would always remain in my life consistently. This picture is from my art exhibition at Fisk University in 2010. This would be the only time he would see my work in person. I cried as he walked through the door. Unfortunately, that time has now passed... I will never have him back in my life in the physical sense.

My birthday is set to hit Sunday and I will not have a father to call and say happy birthday or hello. I am thankful that I do have his voice mails recorded from past messages. Thank God for iPhones! I am thankful to have the memories I do have. I am also thankful that in the midst of the rain, God always provides His Sonshine. He provides a fresh beginning...