Current & Upcoming

2018 May - July
MTD ART: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood

The Lives of Others” 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.
May 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
2018 May - June
Lodgic Everyday Community opening conceptual workspace Summer 2018 in Champaign

I am excited and honored to have been selected among nine artists to work with Lodgic Everyday Community to create artworks for their first-ever Lodgic Everyday Community in Champaign-Urbana, IL. I will be creating a multi-piece art installation (6 lenticular panels) exclusively for Lodgic Champaign.  Limited work-in-progress and behind-the-scene images will be shared on my Instagram and Facebook
Official Website:
Smile Politely: Lodgic Everyday Community opening conceptual workspace Summer 2018 in Champaign
2018 January - June
“LIGHTBOX” - Featured artist
The mural titled “Subsurface” is now on view at Weiskamp Screen Printing's retail window facing Neil Street in Champaign, IL, located at 312 S Neil St.  The mural is approximately 24 ft x 10 ft (7.3 m x 3m).  For best viewing experience, walking around the window on foot is highly recommended.
LIGHTBOX / Subsurface mural:

View watercolor and ink study:
“LIGHTBOX is a collaboration between 40 North and Weiskamp Screen Printing that rotates site-specific installation art in Weiskamp's highly visible retail window space facing Neil Street.”
The Magic Lantern

Dates TBD
I am a Urbana Arts Grants 2018 recipient for my animation project, The Magic Lantern. The project will be partially funded by Urbana Public Arts Grants Program.  The project intends to introduce the art of animation in a series of events to a general audience via contraptions of the old and the new.  The project will feature two events in Urbana, IL showcasing my animated work and interact with the medium in public settings. Stay tuned for more info and updates on the project in the coming year. 
Past Events
2018 March - May
PLURAL - Juried Exhibition • Boneyard Arts Festival 2018
The Voyage image is part of this group exhibition and is currently on view at 40 Point One Art Space.
This juried exhibition will feature work that has either more than one medium, more than one dimension, more than one part, or more than one artist. 
1300 S. Neil St, Champaign, IL
2018 April
Recipient of the Urbana Arts Grants Program 2018
I am honored to be one of the Arts Grants 2018 recipients for my animation project, “The Magic Lantern,” from Urbana Public Arts Program.  Urbana Public Arts Sneak Peeka public announcement of grantees and celebration, will take place with music, food, and entertainment.

Urbana Public Arts Sneak Peek
Thursday, April 26 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Broadway Food Hall, Urbana
Free and open to the public.
Event Page
2018 April
Different Strokes: Boneyard Arts Festival • Open Studio
T. H. Lee, a contemporary realist painter, and I will showcase a selection of works at the Lincoln Building during the Boneyard Festival this year.
Friday, April 13 • 4 - 9pm
Saturday, April 14 • 12 - 6pm

The Lincoln Building
44 East Main Street, Suite 509
Champaign, IL
Event Page:
T. H. Lee:

Other Boneyard Venues of my work:

"The Voyage" image can be viewed at PLURAL exhibit at 40 Point One Art Space during the Boneyard Arts Festival.

"Subsurface" LIGHTBOX mural at Weiskamp Screen Printing
Saturday, April 14 • 10am - 2pm

Boneyard Arts Festival 2018:
2018 March
8 to Create - 8 artists with 8 hours to create 8 pieces
I am honored and excited to be one of the 8 artists included in this year's 8 to Create.
“8 to CREATE is a live art event in which 8 artists have 8 hours to create 8 works of art.  This is our 4th annual event. It is open to the public to observe, engage, and participate in the creative process.  Stop by anytime between 10am and 6pm to watch the artists work, and stick around for our reception at 6:30!”
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10 am - to 6 pm
Link Gallery 
408 E. Peabody Drive

(Located between the entrance of the School of Art & Design and Krannert Art Museum at University of Illinois campus.)
Reception: 6:30 pm
MTD ART: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood 2017-2018
November 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018
Down The Rabbit Hole” 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.
2018 February
Hooey Home Show

I have been invited to participate in a cozy, art and fine craft show curated and hosted by Hooey Batiks. There will be about 10 other artists and artisans invited to participate.
February 10, 2018 Saturday
905 S Lynn St, Urbana, IL (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Mistletoe Market
December 1, 2017  Friday 4pm - 8pm
I have been selected to participate in 2017 Mistletoe Market from Imbibe Urbana, a juried art market for December's Urbana First Fridays at Urbana Civic Center (108 E. Water Street Urbana, IL 61801).  New works and art prints will be available.
4pm - 5pm: Special Ticketed Happy Hour with hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting, live music and first dibs from the 30 vendors! $15 per person. Limited number. Buy Mistletoe Market Tickets
5pm - 8pm: Free Admission for everyone after 5pm.
3rd Annual Urbana Art Expo
November 19, 2017  Sunday, 10am - 5pm
I have been selected and will be one of the artists exhibiting at 2017 Urbana Art Expo.  New works and art prints will debut at the expo.
"The Urbana Public Arts Program and Commission and 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council welcome you to attend the third annual Urbana Art Expo, a juried fine art sale and exhibition held at the Urbana Civic Center (108 E. Water Street Urbana, IL 61801) on Sunday, November 19th from 10am-5pm." 
Urbana Art Expo:

PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana @ The Pygmalion Festival 2017
September 20, 2017  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:
The Pygmalion Festival
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:
The Made Fest:
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:
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:
Urbana First Fridays:
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:
Excerpt images courtesy of 40 North and Five Foot Productions.
SPlog: “40 North releases newest Artist at Work feature on EKAH”
Link to article:

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:
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”
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