It’s been awhile since I posted about art because I’VE BEEN LIVING IT… mic drop. But seriously, these last several months have been art bananas and I don’t mean Comedian. Let’s jump in.

Myself and my three bandmates, Daniele Yandel, Tasha Lutek, Erica Schreiner, had a 2 week residency at Millennium Film Workshop for our exhibition, WE ARE THE MAP. We exhibited our super8, mini dv, photography and paintings. We wrote a lot for the exhibition. I learned so much from my bandmates. It was a dream come true to make The Ride, a video projected onto my painting with piano music I wrote and recorded, and ocean audio.

flier for WE ARE THE MAP
Gallery view of Household in WE ARE THE MAP at Millennium Film Workshop
Gallery view of our videos playing on monitors in WE ARE THE MAP
video installations from WE ARE THE MAP

At Millennium this week, I curated PLANTASIA VOL. 1: an exhibition and screening by artists who use the outdoors as a tool.

PLANTASIA installations at Millennium Film Workshop

Curating is a good feeling. Especially when artists are engaged and excited to be apart of it. That they appreciate your thought and time by giving it their thought and time. So it’s a two way channel. Emily McDonald and Rica Maestas were super great work with. The legendary MM Serra, Director of Filmmakers Coop, came and it was the greatest gift of the world.

Me with MM Serra at the opening of PLANTASIA

I’m 35 and I am renting a small, modest, old, oceanfront beach cottage for a week in October in Nags Head, NC where I am from. The plan is to shoot the 10 minute short film Joe and I are writing together. It’s about two Sisters who live in the cottage. One is a painter and one is a writer. They are famous on the island. A mysterious man washes up on the beach and challenges their bond. This is me giving myself an artist residency.

In March of this year I was in a three woman painting exhibition, Her Ironic World, at the Dare Arts Center in Manteo, NC. It’s in an old courthouse. Very beautiful tall wooden walls with partitions and paneling. This was with artists Reddawn and Jasmin Miller. Pictures for the next post.

Goodnight and sending love to the 250+ Russian spam comments I received during my blog hiatus.

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