Summer has FINALLY arrived, and I have an exciting line-up of shows, events and appearances this month. From panel discussions and gallery openings to traveling the country, June is shaping up to be a busy month. Feel free to click on any of the images below to get more information on how to attend any of these events. Please note: some require an RSVP, so read the descriptions carefully.
TENT# P | Happy Jazz Fest Y'all. Filled with music, art, and energy, the Congo Square African Marketplace is alive with the culture and spirit which helped create the jazz and heritage for which New Orleans is known. You will find an array of local, national, and international artisans exhibiting ancient crafting techniques, as well as modern variations and adaptations of those techniques. Enjoy the exchange of wares, customs, and ideas that embodies a true marketplace experience as you encounter people and art from throughout the African Diaspora.
BOOTH# 125 | 2017 marks the thirteenth annual event for the top ranking Artisphere festival in Greenville, SC. Despite its short history, Artisphere has distinguished itself as both a regional and national highlight. A supportive, art-loving community, beautiful setting, notable on-site artist amenities and hospitality, and over 500 volunteers make Artisphere a standout event for exhibiting artists and patrons alike. Since the debut festival in 2005, Artisphere has become a signature event that draws both locals and art buying tourists to Greenville, SC's dynamic downtown.
This past Memorial Day weekend, I had the opportunity to make an on-air appearance with my man Malcolm Tubbs from Fox 25 Oklahoma City to talk about the Paseo Art Festival. It was great to meet him. Funny enough, the previous night I'd spotted him hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, which I had the pleasure of attending. He naturally threw me a couple of jabs when he mentioned my Bulls not making the playoffs, but it was all good; despite the bad jokes, Malcolm was a cool dude, and it was awesome chopping it up with him for a few minutes.
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Earlier this spring, I got to show my work for the first time in Chattanooga, TN at the 4 Bridges Art Festival, and the response I received was amazing and validating. Immediately during the preview night I was approached by several attendees expressing how excited they were to see me and my work at this year’s festival. That alone was the start of a great show, but I was then honored with “Best-in-Show”, which is generally never awarded to a photographer. Typically, the top award goes to a mixed media, glass or sculpture artist. The appreciation for my work and craft was refreshing, and I'm looking forward to showing at 4 Bridges again next year as a Featured Artist.