Gathering Me’s

I’m super excited for this!!! It’s finally back. And it’s coming together beautifully. I’m so blessed to have this opportunity to show all the things that I can do.

We will have good art, good music & good people. Come thru. It will be fun. More details at the link below.

Gathering Me’s opens August 2021 at the Storefront Theater in Broad Ripple.
717 Broad Ripple Ave Indianapolis, IN 46220

Flava Fresh! XVIII 2021-2022

This is so awesome. I am so excited to be a Flava Fresh Artist for the first time this year. I remember taking my son to one of these shows and how much fun we had, how welcoming the space was. It is so important for local black art to exist in public spaces to remind us of our presence and importance. I’m honored to be in Ms. D’s events.

Each show is different so check out each one.

FLAVA FRESH ! ARTISTS: An Annual Juried Multi-Art Exhibition Presentation Series of Contemporary Art based in Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Artsgarden | June 29th, through August 29th, 2021
110 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Sullivan Munce Cultural Center – Museum | Sept. 3rd, through Oct. 30th, 2021
225 W Hawthorne St. Zionsville, IN 46077

North College Avenue Library | Sept 2021 through Jan 22nd, 2022
4180 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205

Up The Scale

And, upward and onward along this Scale of Life, everything is moving. All are on the Path, whose end is THE ALL. All progress is a Returning Home. All is Upward and Onward, in spite of all seemingly contradictory appearances. Such is the message of the illumined.

Chapter 7, Paragraph 8 The Kybalion  

“Up The Scale” 48×60″ Mixed Media & Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. 1,100 USD. Prints of this piece are available on my Etsy.

I’m excited to be making space in my life for more blessings. I am finally starting to feel like I am finding my way. The Indy art community is growing in a way that is really encouraging personally and professionally. Everywhere I go I meet a new dope person and I couldn’t be happier to be exactly where I am. I am firm believer that there is space for everyone in the creative economy; I am grateful to be finding my spaces and my places.

Again, I am super blessed. God is good. This year started rough and the turn-around is real. So much awesome news! I’m so happy that my chest hurts and I am a little overwhelmed. This is my first year as part of Flava Fresh! So dope.

I am so excited to be showing with Flava Fresh this year!

Flava Fresh

Indianapolis Artsgarden | June 29th, through August 29th, 2021

110 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Sullivan Munce Cultural Center – Museum | Sept. 3rd, through Oct. 30th, 2021

225 W Hawthorne St. Zionsville, IN 46077

North College Avenue Library | Sept 2021 through Jan 22nd, 2022
4180 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205

I showed at the Garfield Park Art and Music Festival. I danced all night and had my best sales day ever. It was exactly what I needed. That win is giving me great momentum going into this 3-day intensive art and business workshop I have coming up.

I showed up to a networking thing…proud of me for showing up. I have faith that will get easier. Either way I am putting myself out there.

I showed at the public library again with Gary Gee and a host of other talented artists. The Hip Hop Anthology show is something you should check out every year and should happen forever.

Excited for the work I will get to do at Arts for Lawrence.

And it’s back! My show goes up in August this year at the Storefront Theater. I can’t wait for everyone to see what I bring. It will have good art & good music. It will be a great opportunity to get to know me and my work.

Good Art. Good Music. Good Life.

Gathering Me’s
August 2021 @ The Storefront Theater | 717 Broad Ripple Avenue
Reception | August 21, 2021 7- 10pm
Details Coming Soon.

Exciting!!!!

Sky’s The Limit

Have what you want. Be what you want.

Thank you again to Gary Gee for curating this amazing show! I’m honored to be showing with so many great artists. Watch the clip & go check out the show.

Sky’s The Limit (2021) 

Acrylic & Mixed Media

36 x 48” | 825.00 USD

I have prints of this piece available on my Etsy. Click the link to shop. Check out the song below.

Hip Hop Anthology Vol. 2
Curator: Gary Gee

June 1-30, 2021 at the Central Library
40 East Saint Clair Street Indianapolis, In 46204

June 2021

Additional Dates Added! God is good. So Excited.

Garfield Park Biergarten

Enjoy an evening in the Sunken Garden with the Garfield Brewery and The Original Swayzee Hand Breaded Tenderloin! The Garfield Park Biergarten events will take place every 3rd Thursday May-August.Visitors can listen to live music, participate in themed activities, purchase artwork from local artists, and meet community partners. Event admission is free, and there is no need to register.

5:30- 8:30 PM | 2505 Conservatory Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46203 | Find More Information Below

Fort Ben Cultural Campus Grand Opening

I am so excited for this event! Not only am I an Artist Partner at Arts for Lawrence, I am also a member of the Visual Arts Center Committee. I had the privilege of showing at their VIP night and I can’t wait for the public opening!

June 18th, 19th & 20th | 8920 Otis Ave Lawrence, IN 46216 | Find More Information Below

Happy Juneteenth! Happy Solstice! Happy Pride! Happy Black Music Month!

God is good. I’m so excited to be showing this month! Make sure you check out these shows!

Hip Hop Anthology Vol. 2
Curator: Gary Gee

June 1-30, 2021 at the Central Library
40 East Saint Clair Street Indianapolis, In 46204

Hip Hop Anthology Vol. 2 is a Visual Narration. Collectively curated by visual artists that are authentically inspired and influenced by Hip-Hop culture, music, fashion film, literature, lifestyle, politics, social commentary, and the voice of the underdog.

Garfield Park Art and Music Festival

The Garfield Park Art & Music Festival is hosted by the Garfield Park Arts Center, Indy Parks, and Garfield Brewery at Garfield Park, the oldest city park in Indianapolis. The 4th annual Garfield Park Art & Music Festival (GPAMF) is an outdoor festival celebrating the art, music, and culture of Indianapolis. The festival will feature a handful of local musicians and bands of diverse genres performing their original music. Up to thirty local artists working in a variety of mediums will also host artist booths with their fine art and handmade wares for sale. The mission of this festival is to showcase and celebrate local talent in the art and music scene in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable way.  

June 26th, 2021 4-10pm at the MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park
2450 Conservatory Drive Indianapolis, IN 46203

Please register here:

Check back in on this post for more details on my upcoming pop-ups and events. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @CJCRTV.

Thank you to The Storefront Theater, Arts For Lawrence, Garfield Park Arts Center for having me in the month of May. I can’t wait to come back.

May 2021: VIVE & Power

God is good. I am so excited to be showing new work this year! I am featured in “Vive, A Group Exhibition” with Kori Bethea and Aaron Scamihorn at the Storefront Theater in Broadripple. We had a great soft opening. Not only did I collaborate on the playlist, but I made a sale!

All three of us will be featured there later this year in solo events so be on the look out for those shows as well.

I do have select availability for personal tours, so contact me if you would like to see the show in person. We are planning on having a closing reception; so stay tuned for those details. This show will be up until the end of May 2021.

I am also excited to announce my participation in, “Power: Hoosier Women In Art.” The exhibit will run from May 7-29, with an exhibit opening reception during First Friday on May 7, 5:15 – 8:00 PM. You and your guests will need to register for a time slot at tinyurl.com/gpac-first-friday.

Check out the facebook event below:

Lastly, I have new listings on my Etsy:

Art & Pleasure

Studio Update

Making art is fun. Every moment that I spend making art is pleasure. There is nothing more purely good than putting brush to canvas. Few things can compare to the heady mix of brewed coffee and marker fumes. No sensation quite matches the scratch of pencil on paper. Art feels good.

I used to think of my art as “the great work” of my life. Recently, I realized that was wrong-headed. Art is the great joy of my life. It is the opposite of work. With art the labor is the fruit. When I draw or paint, I feel passionate, purposeful joy.

One of my goals this year is to enjoy life more. Life is short and I want it to be fun. I want to do more of the things I love. Some people say life is a race or a marathon. For me, life and art are long walks; its easy, natural. You will eventually get where you are going. Enjoy it.

A few quick announcements:

I am incredibly grateful for the clients that I have had over the years; but in order to make time for more pleasure, I will be discontinuing my freelance graphic design work. I am happy to consult or make recommendations.

I look forward to focusing more on my fine arts practice, gallery shows and vendor events.

On Hiatus

My freelance and commission calendar is closed until at least 3/15/2021.

I have some show opportunities percolating for later in the year that I’m really excited for. I am available for meet-ups and stuff (low pressure or no pressure).

You can view my latest listings here:

Thank you again to the CICF for awarding me a grant this year. I can’t wait for everyone to see the work I make.