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
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
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.
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.
“Inanna placed the shugarra, the crown of the steppe, on her head…Inanna set out by herself.” Inanna: Queen of Heaven and Earth, Diane Wolkstein, Pg12
Imagine who you could be if no told you that you can’t. Imagine what you could be if you were really charged up. Then start moving that way. I make it sound really easy right…It’s not. But it is possible. It starts with a choice.
I want to see more variety in the examples of womanhood presented to black and brown people. We are catalysts, decision makers, holders of authority and autonomy. Part of my interest in mythology comes from a need to explore female archetypes that are untethered from struggle, respectability politics and expectations. I want the freedom to be equally glorious and fucking flawed.
The only thing necessary for Queen-ship is the decision to be a queen. Everything you need is available to you in the moment of decision. The world is yours, if you want it.
I’m an doing a show. Find out more information here.
“To my daughter, Inanna, I shall give truth!…Inanna replied, I take them!” “Then Inanna, standing before her father, acknowledged the me Enki had given her” Inanna: Queen of Heaven and Earth, Diane Wolkstein, Pg14-16
“Then more me appeared – more me than Enki had given Inanna”
“Inanna brought the me: She brought the placing of the garment on the ground. She brought allure. She brought the art of women. She brought the perfect execution of the me.” Inanna: Queen of Heaven and Earth, Diane Wolkstein, Pg26
The Me*: The Perceptive Ear | The Power of Attention | The Making of Decisions | The Placing of the Garment | Allure | The Art of Women | The Perfect Execution
I went to the Harrison Center for the first time this month. Originally I went to see the We Are Indy Arts show, but I ended up getting way more than I bargained for (which is how art works generally). Be sure to make an appointment, wear your mask and go see the show.
I am so geeked!!! This artwork is from part of an on-going collaboration between myself and Rooted Scales. I am super excited about our partnership. Rooted Scales is a local, black and woman owned company that produces CBD products for health and wellness.
As a mother, an employee, a wife and an artist, I advocate not only for the whole humanity of others but of myself. One of my goals for this year is to invest more into my own wellbeing. CBD helps me live a more balanced and well adjusted life.
Click the link to learn more. They are super dope.
Happy Black History Month. I’m happy that I made it to February 2021. It’s been alot going on.
My New Year started with a flood at my home. Then at the end of the month I wrecked my car. (We are fine. God is good.) Some where along the line, they stormed the Capitol and Cicely Tyson died. Kamala Harris is a win for representation. Joe Biden is president and everyone was dressed in beautiful monochrome.