|November News FlashGreetings! I hope you are enjoying the fall colors as much as I am. If you are interested in seeing even more, come visit me during my open studio event where I am sure to have a few Leaf paintings on display. This year, Do the Dow Art Crawl will be held on November 14 & 15. This one building art crawl offers the public a chance to view the work of 30 artists including myself. Bill Gamble and Cierra Hill will be performing Friday night in my studio and during both days I will be facilitating an interactive art project with the help of whomever shows up. Stop by and become part of the art and receive a fragment of the created piece as a gift for participation! Details are below. If you can’t make this event and would still like a studio visit, email me and we can set up a time!
If you are unsure of what a public art project looks like, check out the short video below. Last month, I was the featured guest at the Rain Taxi booth at the Twin Cities Book Festival. A form of social sculpture, I created artworks based on real-time conversations with Book Festival attendees about their favorite books, quotations, and authors. Each participant received a bookmark cut from the scrolls, a one-of-a-kind piece of the larger works made that day. Many thanks to Rain Taxi for having me at the festival and to my interns, Amber Skarjune and Henry Gable for their capable assistance throughout the day. Thanks to all of you who stopped by. I loved connecting!
As many of you know, I find being active in the Twin Cities art community wonderfully energizing. The Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA) has offered me a position on their Strategic Planning committee that will help the MMAA chart the direction into their new home and presence in downtown St. Paul. It is a privilege to serve on this committee in my home town!
Corporate Art Force, located in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Minnesota Arts District, has named me artist of the month! Their mission to is to become the premier provider of artwork nationally and is currently the #1 arts based employer. Yet another honor bestowed on me this past month!
My final piece of news is I am excited to announce I am preparing for another solo exhibition in January at the Crary Art Gallery in Pennsylvania! What an exciting way to begin the new year. More details to come in the December News Flash!