August- Sept 2019 Community Engagement project: Beautification in White Center
4Culture funds a lot of great projects in the Seattle area and throughout WA. There is always some type of call that looks for artists to showcase their talents or get involved. Earlier this year there was a call to get funding for projects, and I knew I wanted to do a project for the community I grew up in (White Center) so I had been drafting up ideas of what I could possibly do. The inspiration for my project came from always passing by the ugly, tagged on Traffic Control Boxes for the intersections. I thought this could be a really great project to do while engaging the community and showcase their art skills and participation. The photo above is a draft of something that could be created, although I picture the participants coming up with their own designs based off patterns inspired by fabrics or multi- colored art you'd find in different textiles. The workshop will be coming soon and will be held in the White Center area. Stay TUNED!
July 2019 Urban Artworks: Teaching Artist
I recently worked with Kids Co at Graham Hill Elementary as a guest Teaching Artist for their Summer Programing. There I helped the students of various ages create their rough draft drawings into small mural that will be showcased on the outside of their playground.
May- June 2019 Commissioned Art:
WSCADV Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
I will always be thankful for the opportunities that my fellow artists pass along to me. I was involved in this project which consisted of creating original illustrations, that to be added onto a family calendar. The text seen with the illustrations came from Dichos (Sayings) that were created to promote healthy, loving relationships with others and ones own self .These calendars will be distributed by WSCADV and their home visit teams .
2018 Nov- 2019 Feb City of Kent Traffic Control Boxes
Last winter in 2018, I applied to an art call that consisted of creating a design for a traffic control box that would be in Kent. Luckily my design and application was chosen, and was installed earlier this year 2019. You can find my box in kent, on E Smith St. Thank you to the City of Kent for creating these opportunities for emerging artists like myself.