Waiting To Be Seen – September 2020

Somewhere, something incredible is… Waiting To Be Seen.
A conceptual art exhibit featuring 17 diverse Indiana artists displaying their visions of selected artworks of photography by experimental photographer Darrell Staggs. Coming in September to Lost Dog Gallery in Indianapolis.

I am so incredibly excited about this show. I can’t wait to see all the different work that will be displayed. I will be attending the Saturday reception, so definitely stop by and have a chat. Or check us out on one of our other dates.

Collector’s Night | Thursday, 3-September | 6-9pm
Saturday Reception | 12-September | 12-3pm
Closing Reception | Friday, 25-September | 5-8pm
Masks Required — RSVP below.

“It’s not what you Look at that matters, it’s what you See.”
– Henry David Thoreau

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Each artist has selected a photographic image, some “predictable” and some ‘abstract/surreal”, and are replicating what they “See” in their own personal style and medium. It’s learning about Art and how Art works.
Artists: Kylin Brown – Lacy Pearson – JD Bills – Amy Ward – Gary Lynn – Molly Dykstra – Susie Blackmore – Brinton Farrand – Bryan Bromstrup – Lynne Medsker – Kristy Quinn – Cierra Johnson – Jerry Points – Corey J Mills – Linda Wesolowski – Garth Gathers – Jessica Hancock

To see a sneak peek of the show visit:
https://www.darrellstaggsphotography.com/

Circulating Dollars

I should have been wearing mask…I tried to keep socially distanced.

Hey Y’all. Y’all good?

These photos were taken by Mia Moore at the Juneteenth Festival. Having your picture taken is always super cool and these are great. You can see more at the link below.

https://sheshoots317.pixieset.com/juneteenth/

Being a part of this festival allowed me to make some needed investments in my business. I’m adding a second table to my “live set up” and I’m going to be able to use my online space a lot more effectively. Social distancing is life. Exciting.

I also invested in some stuff for me. I got some body scrub and butter from Be Bella Co. They are black owned and women owned brand based right in Indy. I also bought black owned hair stuff…needed it.

Justice Now T-Shirts are still available. Pre-Orders will close on July 24th. Proceeds benefit BailProject.org

Justice Now T-shirt

14 day turn around. Shipping Available.

$35.00

Art Life/ Juneteenth/ Brightwood

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to set up my table at a Juneteenth Festival presented by Black Owned Indy. It was a wonderful experience celebrating our history and culture, and getting to display some artwork. It was great to get out and do some in person networking right in the neighborhood.

I also had the chance to go visit the new Brightwood-Martindale Branch of the library. It is a beautiful space and I love that they filled it with local artists. I think having that type of support is going to be a real blessing in the neighborhood.

All in all, a really good weekend.

Get Cute

Get cute for the cause!

Custom “Justice Now” shirts are available for preorder.

Proceeds will benefit the Bail Project, an organization in Indianapolis that helps individuals post bail and be reunited with their loved ones. The inability to post bail is an issue that disproportionately effects black and brown people, especially women. We need our people free and fighting the good fight.

Designed by Cierra Johnson and produced by Erika Blackwell. When you buy this shirt you support:

1. Black/Woman/Locally Owned business

2. Indianapolis’ Eastside

3. Working moms, wigs, & lip gloss

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Extended sizes available.

7 day turnaround (in time for Juneteenth)

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Yellow: A Color Exhibition

The Garfield Park Arts Center presents its 2nd annual Color Exhibition, featuring the color yellow. Yellow, the color of sunshine, often represents warmth, happiness, optimism, energy, and intelligence. However, it can also signify caution or fragility. View artwork created by local artists containing various shades, tones, and meanings of yellow and see how the color has moved them.

The show goes live on June 5, 2020 and runs until the 27th on the Garfield Park Arts Center Website. Click here to visit their website.

A Virtual First Friday is happening on Instagram June 5 from 6-8 PM. Follow @gpacindyparks to see my work and the other talented artists!

Primary: MTA XXII 2020

1st Primary V2 ~ 2020


Here are the finished pieces from Meet The Artists 2020. It was really great blessing to be a part of this show. To have the opportunity to be seen in this light is incredible and more than I could ask for. I hope to continue working at this level.

Special thank you to Billy and Claudia Thomas for my framing. Really everything about this was wonderful.


Thanks to the Indianapolis Public Library and the Center for Black Literature and Culture. Thank you to everyone involved.