TEDxCharlotte talk!

I was thrilled to give a TEDx Charlotte talk with other wonderful Charlotteans in October. Allowing myself to be vulnerable and share my story with other was such an honor. Watch “Anxiety as Fuel for Artistic Creativity” on youtube now!

City Center Partners + Arts and Science Council’s Piano Parking Project

What a delightful project promoting the arts and community engagement! I have been commissioned to paint two panels that were then attached to pianos and placed in public areas in Charlotte. One is in the 7th Street Station and the other is in The Green, a park in Uptown. If you see them unoccupied, play away!

Is This Condition Permanent? Group Show

is this condition permanent?
(on man v. nature & vice versa)

we know who will win (nature) if there is an end, but the struggle for space and air and position between us and everything else goes back to the caves and pervades our hours. artists can’t help trying to reckon with it.

drawing, painting, photography, sculpture & multimedia by:
theron ross, taryn rubin, sharon dowell, scott nurkin, rae legrone, molly wilbanks, kelly keith, graham carew, carolyn jacobs, ashley knight, arthur brouthers & amy bagwell

opening reception: thursday, july 31st, 5-8 pm
exhibition: july 31-august 29

artspace 525: 525 n. tryon (@ 9th st.), ste 104  Charlotte, NC 28202

Facebook invite here

Bear sculpture unveiling!

Tuesday, June 10th, 4 pm at the Main Public Library

Join me for the unveiling of the United Buddy Baer Project sculpture I painted in Berlin! It will be installed permanently by the Main Public Library at the corner of 6th and North Tryon.

Many thanks to those that are sponsoring the project: Alemannia SocietyGerman Saturday SchoolGerman American Chamber of Commerce, and the Language & Culture Foundation and Regina and Kurt Waldthausen.

Facebook invite here

Solo show at Gallery Seventeen

West Meck Skateboard Art Sale + Fundraiser!

art space 525 Open Studio
Open: Saturday May 24, 12 – 5 pm
West Meck High Skateboard Art Sale!
Reception: Saturday May 24, 3-5 pm
*funded by a Project Art Aid and Knight Foundation grant

Check out the students’ art, purchase a skateboard or make a donation. 50% of the sale goes back to the student and 50% to purchase much-needed art supplies for West Meck!

*be sure to also visit The McColl Center for Visual Art 2 blocks down on 11th and N. Tryon for Open Studio Saturday from 11-4 pm!

News stand art!

My Arts & Science Council’s ArtPop painting on a news stand! N. Tryon and 9th Street. Sponsored by Charlotte Center City Partners and Adams Outdoor.

artspace 525 Launch!

I am thrilled to now be a part of, artspace 525, a unique collaborative art space in uptown Charlotte! Artist and Art Director of The Wall Poems of Charlotte Graham Carew’s vision of uptown Charlotte landlords leasing unused spaces to artists has now come to fruition! Thank you to Charlotte Center City Partners and Parkway Properties for co-sponsoring this space.

I share this working studio with Amy Bagwell, Artist, Poet, CPCC Writing Professor, and Director and Founder of The Wall Poems of Charlotte. The space will serve a The Wall Poems headquarters and a painting studio . We will host community events from time to time. Stay tuned for twice monthly open studio days!

Visit us at 525 N. Tryon at the corner of 9th St.!

Awarded West Meck High School Grant!

Thank you to Rosalia Torres-Weiner, Ben Weiner, Bree Stallings, Frock Shop Revival and all of the volunteers with Project Art Aid! They hosted a loverly “Second Chance Soiree” party over $1000 was raised for my West Mecklenburg Art Supplies + Skate Board Project!

The money raised will purchase much needed paintbrushes, paint and gesso. Blank skate board decks will also be puchased for an art project in which I will work with the students. When complete, an auction will be hosted in artspace 525, my uptown studio to raise additional funds for art supplies!

Art Fields

See my painting, Fortuitous Journey, in Art Fields April 25 – May 4 in Lake City, SC!

ArtFields is a 10-day Art Competition, with $100,000 in cash prizes given to artists from across the Southeast. ArtFields is the largest arts competition of its kind. Winners are determined by votes from ArtFields attendees and a juried panel of visual arts professionals.