A special thanks to the kind people over at Toledo.com for including me in their Creative Natives feature on their website. In the interview, I talk about some of my past projects, inspirations, and share a little of my life's philosophy.
You read the entire interview here.
My piece Evidence of Advanced Ethos will be on display as part of a themed group exhibition at the Gallery Project in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The exhibit will showcase artwork curated by Seder Burns that "explores our desire for First Contact, our preparedness for it, the event itself, and its possible consequences." The complete curatorial statement can be found here.
The show will be on display February 14 thru March 24 with an opening reception on February 22, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Project is located at 215 South Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Visit their website, www.thegalleryproject.com, for more information.
I'm pleased to announce that my submission (pictured left) to The Arts Commission's second wave of Artist Designed Bike Racks is one of the 10 selected designs. I'm really looking forward to seeing these new sculptures installed around Toledo's Warehouse District and I'm honored to have my design included.
The other winning designs can be found here along with more information about this project.
Also, be sure to browse the Arts Commission's new website, www.theartscommission.org, to learn more about the programs and opportunities they have to offer.
My piece “In the Gilded Garden” will be on display at the University of Toledo’s CVA Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art as part of the annual AIGA Toledo summer exhibition. Artists were asked to submit work under the theme of “Half & Half”; part digital and part traditional media (drawing, painting, printmaking, etc.).
The show will be on display from August 13th to September 7th with a closing reception scheduled for September 7th from 6-8pm.
For more information, visit toledo.aiga.org.
Here’s my finished piece for the You Are Here Toledo public art project inspired by Toledo’s first gated community, established in 1906, Birckhead Place.
To learn more about the You Are Here Project, visit www.youareheretoledo.com
A very special "Thank You" to everyone that voted for me at last years Artomatic 419!...because of you, I'm among the top-voted artists featured in the upcoming Artomatic 419! People's Choice Exhibition at the Parkwood Gallery, hosted by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo.
The show opens on April 16th and runs through May 25th with a reception scheduled for April 27th, 6-8pm. Thanks again for your votes and I hope to see you there!
Visit the event page on Facebook for more info.
I’m very excited and honored to have been selected to participate in the You Are Here Toledo Project (YAH), presented by AIGA Toledo and the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. The project will consist of large, outdoor dots spread throughout the city featuring artwork inspired by the dot’s location created by artists and designers from Northwest Ohio. Each dot will feature a QR code and web URL that links visitors to more info about the artwork, the location of the dot, and the artist.
I’m currently putting the finishing touches on my design and in the process of writing an artist statement for the piece; I can’t wait to see all the dots go on display in June. Until then, visit youareheretoledo.com to learn more about this unique project.
I was contacted this past summer by fellow Toledo creative Taylor Jaskolski about being a featured artist on his website, TedFury.com. We had a good chat about art, film, and music. You can read the entire interview here. While you're there, be sure to browse around; there's lots of great content with a focus on local art and music, plus there's a online store featuring Taylor's limited edition tees. Be sure to check it out!
Three pieces from my series, The Conductor, will be on display at the Secor Gallery as part of the "Reclaiming Toledo" exhibit, presented by the University of Toledo Gallery Practices course.
"Reclaiming Toledo" is an exhibition of local artists and their interpretations of the changing Toledo landscape. It takes place in the main floor gallery at The Secor Building, 425 Jefferson Ave. The exhibit contains fifty-two works of art created by twenty-nine artists and includes photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture.
The opening reception will take place during the annual 'Tis The Secor Event on December 3rd, 6-8p.m. and closes on January 1, 2012.
Works from my Castaways series have been selected and will be on display in the Carnegie Gallery at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library. The juried show, featuring artwork from all across the state of Ohio, will be on display November 5th, 2011 through January 8th, 2012. An award reception will be held on December 3rd, from 2-3:30 p.m.
The Carnegie Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library at 96 S. Grant Avenue in Columbus, Ohio.
Selected works from my series The Conductor and Castaways will be on display in the Green Room at the TRG gallery now through October 17th. Stop in and say 'hello' during the ACGT's final Art Walk of season this Thursday, September 15th, between 6-9 p.m.
TRG Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of 1 S. St. Clair Street in Toledo, Ohio. Gallery hours after the Art Walk are by appointment only. To schedule a visit, call 419-593-0044.
Visit www.acgt.org for more details about the Art Walk and other programs offered by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo.
I'll have a booth at the upcoming Maumee Summer Fair, which runs in conjunction with the Taste of Maumee event, so if you're in the Maumee area Saturday, Aug. 20th, stop by and check it out from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. I'll be set up on East Dudley Street, right off of Conant Street, next to the Municipal Buildings.
For more info on this event, visit the Maumee Uptown Business Association website, www.maumeeuptown.com. Hope to see you there!
My work will be on display and available for purchase at the 19th annual UT Alumni Association's Art on the Mall. This outdoor juried art fair will feature over 100 artists affiliated with the University of Toledo. Come check it out July 31, 10 am to 5 pm. You can find more info on the postcard below and on the UT Alumni Association's website.
I'm one of several artists featured in the 2nd issue of Splat Art Magazine; an independent art, photography, and creative based magazine. There's a great Q&A article conducted by Kerry Trautman where we discuss my art, influences, and practices. Splat was created by fellow Toledo-based artist Ryan Warner (whose work can be seen here) and is published online bi-monthly. Click here to see this issue.
You can also follow Splat Art Magazine on Facebook.
I'm a tad late on this update, but there's still two Saturdays remaining to come check this awesome event. Come see what's going on April 9 & 16 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the two spaces in Downtown Toledo, 407 Washington St., and 25 S. St. Clair Street (this is where I'll be), plus there's an after party from 10 p.m. to midnight at The Event Center (23 N. Summit St.). Click the postcard below for more details...
You can also visit www.artomatic419.org for more infomation on this event.
Two of my pieces, "The Last Tenant" and "Puppets", were accepted into Findlay Art League's 29th annual juried photography exhibit. The judge for “Photo 29” was Jerry Jividen. The opening reception for the exhibit is March 11th, 7 - 9pm and will be on display through April 2, 2011.
The FAL Gallery is located at 117 W. Crawford Street, Findlay, Ohio.
For more information, visit their website.
"Lament for the Mended" has been selected as part of the Hudson Gallery's NOW WOW project, a national juried competition. An Open House for the show has been set for Saturday, March 26th from 4 - 6pm and will be on display through April 23rd.
The Hudson Gallery is located at 5645 North Main Street in Sylvania, Ohio.
For more information, visit their website.
Two of my etchings, "Delayed Departure" and "Leverage", are on display as part of a group printmaking exhibition curated by Carly Dahl at the Kresge Gallery at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. The show runs from January 15th to February 25th.
Visit the college's website for more information.
Works from The Conductor were selected and are featured as part of their "Underexposed" initiative, which is an ongoing call for submissions that highlights the work of emerging photographers from around the world.
Visit their website for more information.
Works from both series, Left Behind and The Conductor, are on display at Space 237 in Toledo, Ohio. "Allegories" is a themed group exhibit that explores the role of artist as story teller.
The opening reception is October 15th and the exhibit will be on display until January 8th, 2011.
For more information about this exhibit, visit Space 237's website.
The Conductor is highlighted in the current volume (vol.17) of Direct Art Magazine. Direct Art is an alternative fine art magazine published annually by SlowArt Productions and is released in the fall of each year.
For more information about Direct Art, click here.To order a copy, click here.
"Dreadful Delights" from my series, The Condutor, was selected to be exhibited in the Foundry Art Centre's themed juried show which features work by artists that have been influenced by tradtional comic books or contemporary graphic novels. The opening reception is May 21st and the exhibit will be on display until July 1st, 2010.
Visit the Foundry Art Centre's website for more information.