|I love critiquing....|
|I love critiquing....|
(Last Updated: February 2nd, 2013)
I suffer the joys of being trapped in a constant state of wonder. I'm always trying new mediums and evolving my philosophy on life; create, learn, repeat. I love that which I don't understand -- be it language and music, thoughts, ideas, math & science, etc.... foreign cultures fascinate me. As do sharks (for whatever reason).
I adore the DA community and the conversations that I get to have around here. I'm overly-zealous and hideously sentimental, etc. etc.
My art is what it wants to be. I consider myself a surrealist/psychedelic artist at heart, but I dabble in a little of everything. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about my creative services or life itself~!
STANDING STRONG FOR OUR PRECIOUS WATER:
ART EXHIBITION AND CONCERT BENEFIT FOR STANDING ROCK
On Friday, December 9, 2016, roughly 100 artists from across the region are coming together raise funds to benefit the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The event, titled Standing Strong for Our Precious Water, will be hosted by the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) in the American Indian Center, located at 202 W. 2nd Street in Duluth, MN. It will begin with the public art opening at 5:00 p.m., followed by a concert featuring performances by musicians Keith Secola, Annie Humphrey, Lyz Jaakola, Richie Townsend, Jake Vainio and others at 7:00 p.m. The call for artwork related to the #NoDAPL Movement, Standing Rock, or the sacredness of water will be open until December 1. AICHO plans to open up its entire building to accommodate the show, including its two small art galleries as well as Trepanier Hall. The event is open to the public and there is a suggested $10 donation to attend; a light, traditional meal will be provided.
For the first time in over 200 years, all the native tribes in the United States have come together, standing strong with the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota and advocating on behalf of human rights and the safety and sacredness of our shared water supply. Aside from motivating thousands of people to camp on site and march in solidarity with the water protectors, the movement to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline has also been a source of inspiration for artists across Indian Country. AICHO works closely with many of these indigenous artists to integrate art into the healing process for American Indian families who’ve been impacted with homelessness; hosting such a culturally relevant and important exhibit in the Gimaajii building seemed to be a natural fit....