The Great Crate Connection
July2021-November 2021. The Great Crate Connection: It's my artistic contribution to the Arts Connection's "Blocks of Care" and will be centered around fifteen crates that are filled with art and items of use to each social group that I am trying to reach (San Bernardino City youth, homeowners and people experiencing homelessness). It is an artistic exercise in the interconnectedness of individual and community based actions.
October 2021 Morongo Valley NEA Big Read. Created the event graphics and helped with he planing of the event for the Beatnik's role in the region's activities. The October Beatnik Lounge art exhibition WHEN WIND BECOMES WORDS will celebrate the 2021 Big Read featured book An American Sunrise by the first Native American Poet laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo. Harjo expresses flames of exile, grief, and hope in poetry of place, ancestors, origin stories, social justice, and more.
27 Memory Lane
La Matadora, Joshua Tree, CA July 2021
Two person pop-up show for one week.
I've been a volunteer curator/hanger since Autumn of 2019 at the Beatnik Lounge, in Joshua Tree, CA. When Covid19 hit I transitioned the physical gallery to a website and a more active social media presence. From May 2020 I have collected, posted, and hosted the Beatnik shows. I work with the Beatnik and the monthly hosts to pull a them together, create the online event, and gather artist. I assist artist in submitting their work and trouble shoot issues that arise. I host the online receptions for the gallery of aide the guest host in their vision and supply the files for the screen sharing.