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My work "GateKeeper" is included in the national exhibit "Freedom of Expression" at the 
Webster Art Center, St. Louis, Missouri
From January 15, 2019 to Feb.28th, 2019

Exhibit Opening Reception -January 15, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.


 "For this special exhibit, artists are asked to respond to themes of censorship, bigotry, free speech, and speaking truth to power found in the play “Alabama Story,” which will be presented by the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. The play and exhibit will be presented concurrently, sharing audiences.
Alabama Story tells the 1958 story of Emily Wheelock Reed, an Alabama librarian who refused to ban the children’s book, The Rabbit’s Wedding, that depicted a marriage between a black and white rabbit. The book was written and illustrated by Garth Williams, known for illustrations of E.B. White's Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web and The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 

More about the book and controversy can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rabbits%27_Wedding



ONE HOUSE Project 2018 - on view now

ONE HOUSE Project 2018 - on view now
ONE HOUSE PROJECT - 2018              NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 15, 2018


The One House Project at BlackRock presents a heterogeneous collection of art from descendants of Native Americans, African slaves, Mayflower Pilgrims, Jewish Holocaust survivors, European indentured servants and every successive wave of immigration.
With over 50 countries of origin represented, a common shared narrative is the flight from persecution or extreme poverty, and the hope for a new chance in America. Quests for the American Dream that began over 400 years ago with the very first arrivals continue to this day. The house, covered by panels, makes a powerful visual statement of the strength of diversity and the common elements of our shared humanity.

Elixir: Artists Respond to Making and Healing

September 13 - October 20, 2018
Curated by Schroeder Cherry, ED.D.

Curator and Artist Talk: September 22,  2018

Joan Hisaoka Gallery
Smith Center for Healing
1632 U Street, Washington DC 20009

Gallery Hours: Th - Fri 11 AM - 5 PM

Deep Flash:On Art and Transformation

September 5 - October 14, 2018
Gibbs Street Gallery/Kaplan Gallery/Common Ground Gallery/Concourse Gallery
Rockville, Maryland

Saturday/September 16/ 2 PM     Deep Flash Panel Discussion with Curators and Artists
Docent led tours available on Sat. and Sundays at 1 PM

Digital Catalog Available:   Read it here - bit.ly/deep-flash

“HerStory” 2018 on-line juried exhibition on view until August 20th

“HerStory” 2018  on-line juried exhibition on view until August 20th
"It is an honor and privilege to present the Manhattan Arts International “HerStory” 2018 exhibition through August 20, 2018. It features art by extraordinary women artists from around the world. A range of subjects, styles, mediums, and sizes of art reflect their far-reaching artistic competence and innovation.  As the juror and curator of this exhibition I took care to select artists who meet our standards of excellence. They have mastered their mediums and developed a cohesive body of work in a signature style that reflects their unique creative vision. They have also acquired essential career credentials, among other requirements. Unfortunately, there were many deserving artists who also entered excellent works of art; however this exhibition was limited to 57 artists. Please contact the artists directly to purchase, exhibit or write about their artwork. Links to their websites are provided." ~ Renée Phillips, Juror/Curator & Director, Manhattan Arts International