It’s going to be a crazy busy month, but I’m really excited to be showing work in three different venues this summer. Each marks a special milestone for me. You’ll find all the details below. And I hope to see you at one of the opening receptions!
The Shemer Art Center
5005 East Camelback Rd., Phoenix AZ 85018
”Triad Triptcyhs” | June 5- July 11, 2019
Opening Reception: June 6, 2019 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
This is the first time I’ve exhibited at Shemer so I’m beyond excited to have had two pieces, “Spirit of Ancient Trees” and “Pineapples", selected for this show. Shemer Art Center has been named “One of the 10 Best Museums in Phoenix” by USA Today and “One of Phoenix’s 10 Best-Kept Secrets” by The Culture Trip.
207 North Gilbert Road #201, Gilbert AZ 85234
”All Art Arizona” | June 15 - August 3, 2019
Opening Reception: June 15, 2019 | 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
I’m proud to say this is my third consecutive year to be accepted into Art Intersection’s annual exhibition highlighting the breadth and diversity of art created by Arizona artists. The range of acceptable artwork encompasses sculpture, glass, photography, painting, ceramics, wood, printmaking, mixed media, artist books, and more. I’ll be exhibiting one of my new gilded pieces called “Bending to Forces.”
419 East Roosevelt St., Phoenix AZ
”Loving What Won’t Last” | June 14 - July 7, 2019
Opening Reception: Third Friday - June 21, 2019 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
This is my first solo exhibition in Phoenix, and I am honored to be part of this contemporary arts collective. Eye Lounge is a rite of passage for emerging artists and will soon celebrate its 20th anniversary.
I’ll be sharing a curated selection of work created in the last five years. Twenty-three photographs come together to explore the concept of Mono No Aware, a Japanese Shinto term that is hard to translate, but contains the understanding that there is joy and love within the sad realization of the transience of life. The images capture moments that are beautiful, but fleeting. They hold tiny details – a blade of grass, a floating twig, a bird’s nest – that tug instinctually at something deeper in us than reason and logic.
The title of the exhibition is inspired by the first lines of Mary Oliver’s poem “Snow Geese.”
“Oh, to love what is lovely, and will not last!
What a task
of anything, or anyone,
yet it is ours,
and not by the century or the year, but by the hours.”