Current & Upcoming
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2020 August
WCIA - Ci Living: Meet the Artist EKAH
I was recently interviewed by Erin Valle of Ci Living via Zoom. It was a fun and dorky interview. 
Watch the interview here: https://www.wcia.com/ciliving-tv/meet-mahomet-based-artist-ekah/

2020 September
Exquisite Trio: Black & White
Exquisite Trio is a multi-part, collaborative project between artists, Kim Caisse, Lydia Puddicombe, and EKAH. The first installment of Exquisite Trio will showcase a collection of black-and-white, ink drawings.
The project was borne out of Double Take, an invitational group show from 40 North, where EKAH, Kim, and Lydia were participating artists. Double Take was “inspired by the Exquisite Corpse drawing game invented by the surrealists where artists took turns creating sections of an image on a sheet of paper, folded to hide each individual contribution.” The three artists have become friends in the past several years and are mutual admirers of each other’s art, and all three have affinity for dreamy creatures. The commitment to the project began before the shelter-in-place was in effect.
Serendipitously, collaborating on an Exquisite Corpse game seemed like a logical step in the time of social distancing and after the cancellations of all seasonal art festivals.
Where: Everywhere/Online/Virtual
Opening: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Time: 2 pm - 5:30 pm (Subject to change)
Available for viewing: September 19 - October 17, 2020
How to view: Link(s) will be provided on the day of the event. Check for updates or event announcements.
Event Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/601112830790568/
About the artists:
Kim Caisse
Instagram: @kimcaisseart
Facebook: facebook.com/kimcaisseart
Website: kimcaisse.com
Lydia Puddicombe
Instagram: @lydiapuddicombe
Website: lydiapuddicombe.com
EKAH
Instagram: @steampunkgrub
Facebook: facebook.com/SteampunkGrub
2020 May
Poetic Art 2020 - Her Creative Collective
The exhibition is a collaboration between poets and artists. The artists chose an anonymous poem and created artworks drawing inspiration from it. The paired poet and artist were revealed on the day of the opening. My piece, “Melatonin 15 mg” is paired with Ja Nelle Davenport-Pleasure's “Fade to Black.”

Exhibit available for viewing online: May 15 - August 15, 2020

https://www.hercreativecollective.com/poetic-art

Watch and listen to the conversation from the opening night:
https://www.hercreativecollective.com/art-video-montage/poetic-art-exhibit-2020

Melatonin 15 mg drawing: https://steampunkgrub.com/melatonin-15-mg-drawing
2020 May
Takes on Double Take: A Conversation with Kim Caisse and Kelly White of 40 North
'Introducing "Takes" on DOUBLE TAKE! Since the chance to see the new Double Take show at 40 Point One was cut short, we are instead creating virtual gallery talks with the pairs of participating artists so you can learn all about their amazing collaborations for this show. We are kicking off with EKAH and Kim Caisse!
Double Take was a special exhibition inspired by the Exquisite Corpse drawing game invented by the surrealists where artists took turns creating sections of an image on a sheet of paper, folded to hide each individual contribution. DOUBLE TAKE featured 10 pairs of artists that were invited to collaborate with only minimal shared information on a set of 12 inch x 12 inch provided panels. The opening reception was a huge reveal since all the artists saw their completed corresponding panels for the very first time.'


Watch and listen to the conversation:
https://youtu.be/vOqptkqBC8Y
Learn more about the Double Take show: 
https://40north.org/programs/40-point-one

Collaborating Artists:
Steampunk Grub (EKAH)
https://www.instagram.com/steampunkgrub/

Kim Caisse
https://www.instagram.com/kimcaisseart/
2020 April
Limited-Edition of “The Book Shop” art prints available at Jane Addams Book Shop
Update: All 25 art-print bundles are SOLD OUT. There are few more prints available outside the bundle. Please message to reserve one.
Only 25 of 40 limited and numbered edition of The Book Shop illustration will be exclusively available as a promotional bundle via Jane Addams Book Shop.  Each 11" x 14" print signed and numbered by artist. This limited bundle comes with a $10 gift card and a Jane Addams Book Shop Tote Bag! Limited to 25.

Purchase art print bundle here: SOLD OUT
https://janeaddamsbooks.secure-chrislands.com/product/233470/cupARTners-Bundle-featuring-artwork-by-EKAH-
Website: https://www.janeaddamsbooks.com/


This project is a part of CU pARTners, a grassroots collaboration to mutually benefit local, small businesses and artists affected by the quarantine. 
CU pARTners: https://cu-partners.com/

2020 March
COVID-19 Cancellations & Update

Nifty Nook will no longer continue having a store inside Enchantment Alley. Enchantment Alley will continue having local artists under a different brand called The Loft. Due to recent shelter-in-place order from the Governor of Illinois, Enchantment Alley must stay closed as long as this order is in place. I will not be able to continue my presence at Enchantment Alley. I may revisit the idea at a later time. For now, I will focus on creating more art and try to help the local artists in the community like myself impacted by the recent events.

The Magic Lantern Part 2 is still postponed. I will have updates as soon as circumstances change. Hope everyone stays safe and healthy.

2020 March
Event Canceled: The Magic Lantern - Part 2
Update: 
Hi everyone,
I regret to inform all of you that the Magic Lantern Part 2 will be canceled and will be postponed due to COVID-19 precautions until further notice. The Urbana Free Library is canceling all events through April 12, 2020. I will be making alternate plans to share the project with you in the near future. Your safety is a priority. I will keep you posted on the news of the project via my Facebook page and Instagram. Thank you for your understanding.
Warm regards,
EKAH

Please read this announcement from The Urbana Free Library regarding COVID-19 and future events:
https://urbanafreelibrary.org/eresources/covid-19-resource-page
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If you missed my presentation last year, you can catch a new installment of The Magic Lantern. This is a two-part presentation. The Magic Lantern: Part 2 is the second installment of an ongoing series of interactive animation projects which explore the art of animation through various, animation-viewing contraptions of the old and the new. The presentation will be divided into two parts. The first half will showcase various animated shorts. I will then give a live presentation of animated sculptures created from modern tools such as 3D printing and laser-cut wood panels.
The project was in part funded by Urbana Arts & Culture Program and the City of Urbana. 

To learn more about what to expect from this event, you can read this recap from last year from Smile Politely:
EKAH and The Magic Lantern: a story of technology, animation, and public arts support
You can also view videos here:
https://steampunkgrub.com/the-magic-lantern

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Urbana Free Library
210 W Green St, Urbana, IL
Lewis Auditorium (Lower Level)
6pm -7pm
Free Admission. All ages welcome.
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/167426691371417/
2020 February
Double Take Opening Reception & Boneyard Mingle

I will be one of the invited artists featured at the Double Take exhibition. I have been paired with Kim Caisse, a wonderful, Missouri-based mixed media artist.
“40 North presents DOUBLE TAKE - the next exhibition at 40 Point One art space. This special exhibition was inspired by the Exquisite Corpse drawing game invented by the surrealists where artists took turns creating sections of an image on a sheet of paper, folded to hide each individual contribution. DOUBLE TAKE features 10 pairs of artists that were invited to collaborate with only minimal shared information on a set of 12 inch x 12 inch provided panels. The opening reception will also be an exciting reveal since all the artists will see their completed corresponding panels for the very first time!”

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Opening Reception
40 Point One Artspace
1300 S. Neil St. (inside Consolidated Communications)
Champaign, IL
5:30pm -7:30pm


2020 October
Young Artist's Studio: Accidental Pop Art
“Come explore accidental art-making with local artist, EKAH! Join us for the next installment of our Young Artist’s Studio where young participants will learn how to ‘see’ art in the clouds--or in this case, in random blobs of paint! Each young participant will use their imagination to find and trace images they see! By the end, participants will have a new masterpiece to take home.

The Young Artist's Studio is a series of art workshops sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and The Urbana Arts & Culture Program designed to offer youth an opportunity to explore the arts. All events in the series are free and open to the public. The series is designed for children ages 5 to 11 (7 and under with a caregiver).”

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Urbana Free Library
210 W Green St, Urbana, IL
Lewis Auditorium (Lower Level)
3pm -4pm
Free Admission and open to the public


2019 November
40 North 2019 Ace Awards Video Series

Watch the inspiring videos of 2019 Ace Awards winners by 40 North and Five Foot Productions.
EKAH - Artist Ace: https://youtu.be/sMnbSqcoTLs
View videos of all Ace winners: https://youtu.be/2p9cSXG67Dw
2019 November
"Meant to be seen"

Even though fewer folks are reading physical newspapers, I was thrilled to be featured on the frontpage of The News Gazette just a day before the Ace Awards ceremony.  The irony of the headline is not lost on me.
Link to article:  "Champaign artist being honored for work she once strived to keep anonymous"
2018 - 2020
Sky Gallery 2019
The Pecking Order illustration is selected for Sky Gallery 2018, a public arts program, by 40 North and Adams Outdoor Advertising.  It will be featured on a 10' x 30' (3m x 9m) billboard from 2018 and throughout 2019 in Champaign-Urbana area in Illinois.
http://40north.org/programs/sky-gallery
Billboard image courtesy of 40 North.
Past News & Events
2020 January
Nifty Nook Opens in Urbana!

Nifty Nook Holiday Pop-Up, founded by Judy Lee, an artist and children's book illustrator, has a permanent space inside Enchantment Alley in Urbana, IL. I am one of the resident artists who will be offering art prints, limited-edition items, and workshops.
“Assortment of local makers and artists coming together to make something beautiful happen in CU.”

Nifty Nook (Upstairs, inside Enchantment Alley)
123 W. Main St.
Urbana, IL 61853
Hours:
Mon Closed
Tue 11am - 6pm
Wed - Sat  11am - 9pm
Sunday  1pm - 9pm
Follow Nifty Nook on Facebook and Instagram for updates:
https://www.facebook.com/niftynookmakers/
https://www.instagram.com/niftynookmakers/

2019 June - 2020 January
Busey 1868 Collection

Original drawing of Subsurface” has been selected and will be featured at the Busey Wealth Management's corporate headquarters in Urbana, IL as part of a rotating exhibition of artworks, 1868 Collection, a semi-annual exhibition coordinated in cooperation with 40 North, the Champaign County Arts Council. The exhibit will be on display for 6 months.

201 W Main St., Urbana, IL 61853
Hours: 9am - 5pm
http://www.busey.com/home/wealth/1868collection
http://40north.org/
2019 December
Mistletoe Market
I will be at the Mistletoe Market along with many local artists and artisans. 
Friday, December 6, 2019
4pm - 10pm
Lincoln Square Urbana, IL

Even page: https://www.facebook.com/events/501731533982798/
2019 December
Holiday Showcase
I will be one of the Showcase artists at Allerton Park and Retreat Center. 
Allerton Park & Retreat Center, Monticello, IL
Opening Night:
Friday, December 13, 2019
5pm - 9pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019
10pm - 4pm
Sunday, December 15, 2019
10pm - 4pm


Full schedule and more info:
https://allerton.illinois.edu/events/holiday-showcase/
Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/397779194183549/

2019 November
40 North 2019 Ace Awards

I am incredibly honored to receive the 2019 Artist Ace Award.  Please join me for the 2019 ACE Awards Celebration and Ceremony on Friday November 8th, 5:30pm at The City Center.

Advocate ACE Award – Jason Finkelman
Artist ACE Award – EKAH
Volunteer ACE Award – Susan Mertzlufft Curtis
Business ACE Award – Dixon Graphics
Teacher ACE Award – John Currey
Student ACE Award – Keenan Dailey
Lifetime ACE Award – Bea Nettles
Friday, November 8th | Doors open at 5:30pm
City Center | 505 S. Chestnut, Champaign

https://40north.org/programs/ace-awards
https://www.facebook.com/events/504568216781318/
2019 October 5
Heartland maker Fest

The Heartland Maker Fest is Makerspace Urbana‘s annual event celebrating the amazing makers in Urbana-Champaign and the surrounding communities. I will be participating at this year's Maker Fest for the first time.
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Lincoln Square Urbana
Saturday, Oct. 5
10 am - 2 pm
Urbana. IL
Free Event!
2019 August 3
Inaugural Crystal Lake Art Fair
I will be among the selected artists featured at the inaurgural art fair at the Crystal Lake Park, Urbana's oldest park.
“Crystal Lake Park will be transformed with local and regional art vendors that will set up along the park road and feature paintings, textiles, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass, mixed media and much more!” 
Saturday, August 03, 2019
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Crystal Lake Park
206 W Park St
Urbana, IL 61801

More info: 
40 North: https://40north.org/programs/crystal-lake-park-art-fair
Urbana Park District: https://www.urbanaparks.org/events/free-crystal-lake-park-art-fair/

2019 May 3 & 4
Immersion Festival 2019

I will be part of Immersion Festival 2019 along with experimental.installation, sound, visual, and video artists.
"Immersion is a two­ day, multi­disciplinary experimental arts festival. The festival will incorporate two nights of main stage performances, daytime workshops on May 4th, a visual arts gallery, video art projection installations, and (as the centerpiece) a 16.2 channel sound ­dome installation..
The goals of the festival are to bring experimental art forms into an accessible format for the Champaign ­Urbana community and to act as a catalyst, encouraging artists to pursue emerging methods, formats, and mediums in their own work."

Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
202 S Broadway Ave Ste 1, Urbana, Illinois 61801
For full schedules and line-up:
Immersion Festival 2019 Event Page
All banner images courtesy of Immersion Festival.
2019 March
Smile Politely Review of The Magic Lantern

The Arts Editor, Debra Domal, vividly recaps the evening. 

Link to article:
http://www.smilepolitely.com/arts/ekah_and_the_magic_lantern_a_story_of_technology_animation_and_public_arts/
2019 Feruary 14 - April 15
PAPER TRAIL | page 2

I will have 12 small works in ink and watercolor in this group show from 40 North.  “This juried exhibition explores work that is on, in, of, or about paper. The Paper Trail show features 30 local artists and includes mediums such as screen printing, watercolor, ink, graphite, photography, digital illustration, collage, charcoal, colored pencil, block print, gouache, and mixed media.”

Opening Reception:
February 14, 2019 Thursday
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Open to public:
Feb 14 - April 15, 2019

40 Point One Art Space
(inside Consolidated Communications)
1300 S Neil St, Champaign, IL
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/241424196776909/

2019 April 5 - April 6
Boneyard Arts Festival 2019

I will have showings at the following venues during the Boneyard weekend. Please check the times for each venue. Times in parenthesis indicate I will be present on-site and/or will be giving demonstration.
My complete Boneyard Schedule here: http://www.boneyardartsfestival.org/tribe_speaker/ekah/
Lodgic
9 original "Lodgic artists" will have new works on display in the private event space, which will be open to the public during Boneyard. The 9 artists currently have artworks in Lodgic's permanent collection.
Friday, April 5, 5-7 pm (5-7pm) reception featuring artists, open to public. Appetizers and cash bar.
Saturday, April 6, Noon-5 pm (1-2pm), open house, open to public, light snacks and (non-alcoholic) drinks. 
1807 S. Neil St.Champaign, IL
Miscellany at Rogards
11 artists will take over the former Rogard’s Building! Explore the space to view a collection by an eclectic group of artists. I will give short demos during times indicated in parenthesis.
Jazz guitar Friday evening
Jam duet Saturday evening
Friday, April 5, 7pm-10pm (7pm, 8pm) | Saturday, April 6, 2:30-9pm (3pm, 5pm, 7pm)
214 S. Walnut St, Champaign, IL


PAPER TRAIL | page 2
I will have 12 small works in ink and watercolor in this group show from 40 North.  
Open to public:
Friday, April 5, 8am-5pm
(not present)| Saturday, April 6, 12-5pm (not present)
40 Point One Art Space
(inside Consolidated Communications)
1300 S Neil St, Champaign, IL


2019 March
The Magic Lantern

I am a Urbana Arts Grants 2018 recipient for my animation project, The Magic Lantern. The Magic Lantern is an ongoing series of interactive animation projects which explore the art of animation through various, animation-viewing contraptions of the old and the new.  The Magic Lantern will showcase my animated work and interact with the medium in a live-audience demo - zoetrope, praxinoscope, turntable zoetrope, mutoscope, and contraptions I have modified for the project.
The project is in part funded by Urbana Public Arts and City of Urbana. 

Monday, March 25, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Urbana Free Library
The Lewis Auditrorium
210 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Free Public Event
2018 November - 2019 April
Busey 1868 Collection

Original drawing of The Commuters” has been selected and will be featured at the Busey Wealth Management's corporate headquarters in Urbana, IL as part of an exhibition of artwork, 1868 Collection, a bi-annual exhibition coordinated in cooperation with 40 North, the Champaign County Arts Council. The exhibit will be on display for 6 months.

1868 Collection opens to the public on November 9, 2018
201 W Main St., Urbana, IL 61853
Hours: 9am - 5pm
http://www.busey.com/home/wealth/1868collection
http://40north.org/
2018 January - 2019 March
“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: http://www.steampunkgrub.com/lightbox-mural

View watercolor and ink study: http://www.steampunkgrub.com/subsurface
“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.”
2019 January - 2019 March
8 to Create Alumni Exhibit at Krannert Art Museum

My “Remnants” piece will be on exhibit along with works from former 8 to Create artists at the Krannert Art Museum.
Opens to public: January 14. 2019 - March 1, 2019
Opening reception:
January 17, 2019, Thursday
7pm - 8:30pm
Krannert Art Museum
Hood Gallery (Lower Level)
500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
2018 October - 2019 January
MTD ART: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood

“Signal-to_Noise Ratio” 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.
October 2018  through January 2019
http://40north.org/programs/mtd-art 
2018 October - December
Murals at Stratton Academy of the Arts
I will be collaborating with Amanda Danowitz, along with talented, young students from Mr. Casey Kashnig's Art Studio class at Stratton Elementary School on a mural project. The mural design is based on my “Audition” illustration that I have modified to accommodate younger students to work with.  New character designs have also been added to better represent the school's artistic and creative environment.  The murals will cover multiple walls that span 83 feet (23 meters) in total width. Stratton is an arts magnet school which specializes in visual and performing arts. 
Follow the mural in progress on Instagram or Facebook: 
https://www.instagram.com/steampunkgrub/
https://www.facebook.com/SteampunkGrub/

Stratton Academy of the Arts Web Site: 
https://stratton.champaignschools.org/

Stratton Mural In the News:
WCIA - The Morning Show: https://www.wcia.com/the-morning-show/stratton-elementary-school-mural/1638806049
The News Gazette: “Stratton students busy on mural they will be remembered for”
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-11-27/stratton-students-busy-mural-theyll-be-remembered.html
2018 December
Mistletoe Market 2018
I will be one of the featured artists and artisans at this year's Mistletoe Market, an annual holiday market hosted and curated by Imbibe Urbana and Norden Design.

December 7,  Friday 4pm - 9pm
Urbana Civic Center
​​​​​​​108 E Water St, Urbana, IL 61801
Details of the event and full list of artisans:
https://www.facebook.com/events/518720811925180/

2018 October
Inktober 2018

I don't participate in online challenges, but I have participated in Inktober since 2015.  It is a fun and great way to become familiar with the medium and experiment with various styles and subject matter. 
Follow my Inktober 2018 drawings and sketches on Instagram or Facebook:
https://www.instagram.com/steampunkgrub/
https://www.facebook.com/SteampunkGrub/
View previous Inktober drawings & sketches:
Inktober 2017
Inktober 2016
Inktober 2015

What is Inktober:  “Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.” - https://inktober.com/
2018 October 6 - 27
The Freak Show

Some of my odd works from the vault will be featured in this strange and weird group show, among twelve other deviants, hosted by Melissa Mitchell of ACME Elfworks

Where:
44 East Main Lincoln Building, Champagn, IL, Suite 518
Opening Reception:
Friday, Oct 6  5pm - 8pm
Gallery Hours:
Thursdays & Fridays  Noon - 6pm
Saturdays 11am - 4pm
Closing Reception and Halloween Party: 
Saturday Oct. 27 6pm - 9pm
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/280112482815005
The News Gazette: Frank's Weekend Faves Sept. 30, 2018
2018 October 4
Lodgic Everyday Community opening conceptual workspace October 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
A Day in the Life - Lenticular Serieshttps://www.steampunkgrub.com/a-day-in-the-life
Grand Opening: October 4, 2019  https://www.facebook.com/events/1985916391668972/
Official Website: https://lodgic.org/
Smile Politely: Lodgic Everyday Community opening conceptual workspace Summer 2018 in Champaign
2018 September
The Made Fest @ The Pygmalion Festival 2018
September 28, Friday, 5pm - Midnight (Free event)
September 29, Saturday, 3pm -10pm (Free event)
708 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL

(Goodwin Avenue between Nevada and Oregon in Urbana, right in front of the Canopy Club)
I have been selected 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. Music, Food, Made, Tech, Lit, and Comedy.  For a full schedule and tickets, visit links below: 
The Pygmalion Festival:  http://www.thepygmalionfestival.com/
The Made Fest: http://www.thepygmalionfestival.com/made/
2018 September
Urbana Art Expo
I have been selected and will be one of the artists exhibiting at the 4th annual Urbana Art Expo which will take place during 9/15 Saturday and 9/16 Sunday.  New works and prints will be available for viewing and/or for purchase.  Established by Urbana City Council, the Urbana Public Arts Program and Commission and 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council jointly sponsor the annual Urbana Art Expo, a juried fine art sale and exhibition held at the Urbana Civic Center. 10% of all sales will go to Urbana Public Arts Program.
Where: Urbana Civic Center - 108 E. Water Street, Urbana, IL
When: Saturday 9/15 and Sunday 9/16 10am - 5pm
Free Admission

http://urbanaartexpo.com/ 
http://www.40north.org
Banner image courtesy of CUDO. Event photo courtesy of 40 North.
2018 September
Meet The Pros Series - CUDO & Parkland College Fine & Applied Arts
I will be giving a presentation on my illustration and animation techniques at Meet The Pros series hosted by Champaign-Urbana Design Organization and Parkland College of Fine & Applied Arts.  Space is limited. Please RSVP.
September 10, 2018 Monday
7pm - 8pm  Free Event
http://thecudo.org/
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/380151552519062/
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
http://40north.org/programs/mtd-art
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
http://40north.org/programs/40-point-one
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 Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1870203969659446/
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: https://www.facebook.com/events/578359669197376/

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.
http://40north.org/programs/40-point-one

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

http://www.steampunkgrub.com/lightbox-mural

Boneyard Arts Festival 2018:  http://www.boneyardartsfestival.org/
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
Info: http://publish.illinois.edu/8tocreate/
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.
http://40north.org/programs/mtd-art
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:  http://urbanaartexpo.com/

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:  http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/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:  http://www.thepygmalionfestival.com/
The Made Fest: http://www.thepygmalionfestival.com/made/
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.
http://40north.org/programs/community-supported-art/csa-2017-artists


“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.
http://40north.org/programs/40-point-one


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.
http://40north.org/programs/mtd-art
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”
https://www.rideshark.com/pigcommuter/
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