Art with UA student at Guerrero Center

 The Adalberto & Ana Guerrero Student Center at the University of Arizona invited me to paint with their students over 2 days during César Chávez week.

The students and I discussed, the farmers movement and how best to honor all the leaders in the past helped create and nurture the movement.  The students shared how important the Guerrero Center has been to each of them, providing them inclusion, and cultural support. The students and I had a wonderful time collectively creating the two mural panels and it also gave them a much needed break from finals.

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Tower View Alternative School Art

I was invited back to the Anderson Center at Tower View in Red Wing, Minnesota to work with the young students at Tower View Alternative school on a mural panel project. We collaborated on the story and message we wanted to tell through our art piece, and decided to share the students thoughts and feelings about what they experienced at a traditional school vs. their current alternative school environment. 

We discussed the elements of each piece of the mural and over the course of the next few days, painted, collaborated and learned so much from one another. The days were full of snow and the girls were so ready for winter to be over as it was already April and so many cold snowy months had already passed that creating art for several days was a nice break for everyone. 

At the end of our week project, the students presented our mural panels to their fellow students, instructors and the Red Wing Arts Association who sponsored our project. It was wonderful to hear how empowered these young women felt being in an alternative high school that made them feel safe, comfortable and ready to learn.

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MOCA at Home

Tucson’s Museum Of Contemporary Art held their MOCA at Home art event at the home of friend & art collector Eugenia Woods. A piece that she commissioned me to paint was the main event of the evening. MOCA created this event to invite modern art patrons to see modern art displayed in homes of Tucsonans. Eugenia is a playwright, and… Read more →

Tucson Water’s Activity Book for Water Smart Kids

The Environment Education Exchange commissioned me to create the artwork for the 2016 Tucson Water’s Activity Book for Water Smart Kids! This was a really fun project for me to give life to characters that youth could relate to and learn from. I especially enjoyed illustrating Tucson Water’s Mascot, Pete the Beak! The activity book is all about water reliability… Read more →

University of Arizona Garden Class Speaker

The Institute of the Environment invited me to speak to their students about art and the environment. My art residencies at Biosphere 2 and Globall in Uruguay catapulted my passion of environmental issues in our community.  These experiences and my continued networking with the University of Arizona has allowed me to use my art in the community to discuss and… Read more →

Free Mini Library

Three years ago we adopted a pocket park in our neighborhood along with our amazing friends from Popcycle Shop! We’ve worked with several community members/volunteers over the past few years to clean up the park that was being used as a dumping site for old furniture and constructions material. All the work and networking with our community has created some… Read more →

Welcome! Exhibition at CSULA Fine Art Gallery

Self Help Graphics & Art selected my limited edition Serigraph AZ Highway to be part of the exhibit WELCOME! on socially engaged art collectives and organizations at California State University at Los Angeles, Fine Art Gallery April 11-29, 2016 In the diverse metropolis of Los Angeles, there are artists working together, to make things in places where the gallery system… Read more →

Changemaker Interview

KXCI Commemorated International Women’s Day with a great lineup of our women public affairs programmers, djs, special community guests and lots of fantastic music by women artists of all genres on March 6th & 8th, 2016. YWCA Southern Arizona CEO Kelly Fryer selected me as one of the local Women Changemakers to interview.  You can listen to my interview and… Read more →

Art Talk at El Cisne

on March 2, 2016, Kim Fernandez, a financial advisor at Waddell & Reed invited me to be the featured artist at her monthly wine tasting event for her clients. It was a wonderful evening to show my art, talk about the pieces I brought to display  and meet people who had not seen my art before. Thank you Kim for… Read more →