Upcoming Events

Public Arts Project
To be announced in October-ish. Stay tuned. 
PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana @ The Pygmalion Festival 2017
September 20, Wednesday, 8:20pm
I will be one of the presenters at PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Vol. 25 on the opening night of The Pygmalion Festival 2017.  My story is titled “The Art of The City of Lost Animals.”  Spaces are limited. Tickets are available at The Pygmalion Festival web site. 
PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana:  http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/champaign-urbana
The Pygmalion Festival:  http://www.thepygmalionfestival.com/tickets/
The Made Fest @ The Pygmalion Festival 2017
September 22, Friday, 5pm - 10pm (Free event)
September 23, Saturday, 12pm - 8pm (Free event)

I'm proud to be one of the featured artisans at this year's The Made Fest during The Pygmailion Festival.  New art works and art prints will be available. New items will debut at The Made Fest. Come visit to see them in person. Musical and literary talents such as Animal Collective and George Saunders are some of the headliners at the festival.  For full schedule, visit links below: 
The Pygmalion Festival:  http://www.thepygmalionfestival.com/
The Made Fest: http://www.thepygmalionfestival.com/made/
Current & Past Events
2017 - 2018
“40 North Sky Gallery Winners Announced”

The Fox's Wedding image is selected for Sky Gallery 2017, a public arts program, by 40 North and Adams Outdoor Advertising.  It will be featured on a 10' x 30' (3m x 9m) billboard throughout 2017 and 2018 in Central Illinois.
Link to SPlog post: http://www.smilepolitely.com/splog/40_north_sky_gallery_winners_announced/
Sky Gallery: http://40north.org/programs/sky-gallery

Billboard image courtesy of Adams Outdoor Advertising.
Urbana First Fridays: Makers on Main
August 4, 2017 (5:30 - 8pm; Rain or shine)
I will have a selection of art prints at Makers on Main by Imbibe Urbana in the upcoming Urbana First Fridays in downtown Urbana.
Imbibe Urbana: https://imbibeurbana.com/
Urbana First Fridays: https://www.facebook.com/UrbanaFirstFridays/
Rain Venue: Urbana Civic Center
2017 May 
“Artists at Work Video Series”

I was interviewed for the video series developed by 40 North, in partnership with Smile Politely.
Watch the interview: 40 North Presents Artists at Work: EKAH
More info about the series: http://40north.org/programs/artists-work-video-series
Excerpt images courtesy of 40 North and Five Foot Productions.
SPlog: “40 North releases newest Artist at Work feature on EKAH”
Link to article: http://smilepolitely.com/splog/40_north_releases_newest_artist_at_work_feature_on_ekah/

The News Gazette: “Studio Visit: EKAH”
Interview and studio visit with Melissa Merli from The News Gazette.
Read the interview here: Studio Visit: EKAH
2017 April
Boneyard Arts Festival 2017
April 6 - 9, 2017

I will be participating in this year's Boneyard Arts Festival and will have select works on display at two of the participating venues, Big Grove Tavern and 40 Point One Art Space. 
Boneyard Arts Festival: http://www.boneyardartsfestival.org/
2017 March
Community Supported Artists 2017 - Private Event
March 17, 2017

Blue Moon / Red Moon” - Exclusive Edition Lenticular Blocks will be presented at 40 North’s Community Supported Art 2017 pick-up event.

“Me, Myself, & I: Creating Identity” - A Juried Exhibition 
March 2 - May 5, 2017
Road To Nowhere,” a series of animated drawings with lenticular prints on wood, will be part of a juried exhibition presented by 40 North - Champaign County Arts Council.  They will be on display at 40 Point One from March 2 through May 5, 2017.

2017 February 
MTD ART: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood 2017

February 1 - April 31, 2017
The Commuters” image will be featured at the Illinois Terminal as well as inside every Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus for three months. A public arts program by Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, 40 North, and Dixon Graphics.
Illinois Terminal Photo courtesy of Kelly Hieronymus, also a
MTD Art featured artist.
Rider Shark: “If ‘Commuter Pigs’ Were A Reality... Where Would They Actually Work?”
A short and sweet shoutout about the “Beautiful Pig Commuter Art”
2016 December
Community Supported Artists 2017 Announced

40 North / Champaign County Arts Council announces Community Supported Art program's 2017 Artists. I will be among 9 artists participating in the program.
2016 September - December
The Grub Store

Art prints and other gift items will be available for purchase via various online retailers such as Society6, Redbubble, and Curioos.
2016 August
“Paper Trail,” a juried, group exhibition “featuring works on, in, of, or about paper.”

"Pensive" drawing will be on display at 40 Point One Art Space.

“The Paper Trail leads to 40 North's gallery space” Review
2016 May
Sky Gallery 2016 Winners Announced

Audition” image selected for 2016 Sky Gallery.   It will be “featured on a custom 10' x 30' (3m x 9m) billboard” and will move to various locations from May 2016 throughout year and part of 2017.
2016 May - July
MTD ART: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood 2016

The Bathers” image will be featured at the Illinois Terminal as well as inside all Champaign-Urbana MTD buses for three months. A public arts program by Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, 40 North, and Dixon Graphics.

2016 April
“After the Ground,” a juried exhibition

Selected drawing will be on display as part of “After the Ground,” a featured venue of the 2016 Boneyard Arts Festival.

2016 February 19
“Untitled - A Late Night Fundraiser” for Champaign County Arts Council.
Participating artist