Happenings

  • This is why I am an artist

    This is why I am an artist

    I was photographing my show at OK State and asked some people walking by the gallery if they would come in and look at the show so I could have some photos with people in the gallery. I talked to them while photographing and told them the premise of the Saved project--the photos are of objects people have saved from deceased loved ones and the prose written (by Lorene Delany-Ullman) about memories of that person.

    One of the men, Justin, had lost his father a week ago and I let him know my father had also passed away. Justin made his way to the area where My Top 100 is installed in the gallery. This project is a playlist and a print of 100 songs that evoke a strong visual memory from my past. People are invited to listen to my songs and share a memorable song from their past. Well, I am honored that Justin shared a song and memory about his father. Thank you for your generosity and kindness, you brought tears to my eyes today. May your father rest in peace.

  • TEDx Greenville

    TEDx Greenville

    A few weeks ago I participated in the annual TEDx Greenville event. This year's theme, Unzipped, was curated by Lisa Corley. I gave a short talk on my project Dreams for Free and also provided an interactive expereince in the lounge. Tiffany Deluccia, one of the attendees, wrote a blog post about my project on the JDPR site. And our speaker coach for the event, Deb Sofield, talked about my project on her weekly podcast themed Dreams are Free. You can read more and give a listen here. She starts discussing my project early in episode at 1:10 and the piece ends at 9:48. I am grateful that people enjoyed my project. Thanks to Deb for her support throughout this process. 

  • Saved featured in Lunch Ticket

     

     

    Selections from Saved are featured in the Winter/Spring 2014 edition of Lunch Ticket, a literary journal published by Antioch University in Los Angeles. Thanks to Tim, Allen, Chris, Blair, Mark and Troy for sharing memories of their deceased loved ones with Lorene and me. 

  • Dreams for Free on 14th Street, Art in Odd Places, Part 2

    Dreams for Free on 14th Street, Art in Odd Places, Part 2

    I was asked to return to 14th Street and be part of the afternoon activities for Art in Odd Places: Number. Today I set up a table to encourage people to take a moment and think about what they would do if they had a sudden windfall of money. The next lottery jackpot is for 55 million dollars, which would change so many people's lives. It is striking to me how many people dream of having their basic needs met, like transportation and shelter, along with paying off debts.

  • Invite for Art in Odd Places: Number

    Invite for Art in Odd Places: Number

    I am headed to NY in October for the annual Art in Odd Places event. I plan to do my project Dreams for Free on 14th Street on October 18 starting at 3 pm. Come out and share your dreams with me--I will give you a free lottery ticket for whatever the jackpot is that day.