In the spring of 2020, I was one of 14 artists selected by Erie Arts & Culture to participate in a pilot program called Creating with Community. I have been paired with Alex Anthes, an Erie-based visual artist and printmaker, and we are developing a placemaking project for a neighborhood located in Erie's west bayfront. We are collaborating alongside Our West Bayfront, which is a community organization that serves this neighborhood.
To gather community feedback, Alex and I organized a pop-up living room in a vacant lot located in the neighborhood. We welcomed community members with donuts and coffee and asked them questions that would help inform our project.
I had a piece accepted into the 97th annual Spring Show at the Erie Art Museum. The show is for regional artists and is a juried exhibition. This year's juror was Aruna D'Souza. My piece, title "Puchka" received an "Artist of Distinction" award.
The show is on exhibit through September. Appointments must be made through the Erie Art Museum's website. Make your appointment today.