Project Coordinator & Manager for Eye To Eye: The Making of We. Working with Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy on a project to connect an artist, chosen by me, with each of 5 teams of Advocates and their Proteges. The artists, representing a range of media and processes, will interview and interact with their respective teams to gain an understanding of their individual stories and collective dynamics. (I will serve as one of the 5 artists as well.) The resulting creations will provide, in an unprecedented way, a unique perception of individuals with disabilities and those who step forth to help improve their lives. This project will culminate with an exhibition to open on September 28th, 2012 - along with other related events taking place in Savannah.
Visiting Artist Savannah College of Art And Design, working with numerous graduate students in exploring and developing ways of integrating temporary public art within the city of Savannah's Revitalization Initiative along the Waters Avenue corridor - a once thriving business and residential area on the city's east side. This work included involvement in SCAD's Design Ethos Conference/Do-ference collaborating with Josh McManus, formerly of Chattanooga, TN & David Berman of Ottawa, Canada in formulating the 400lb Baby Adoption Agency for the repurposing of 28 abandoned planters located along Waters Avenue. See the links below for details: http://www.fastcompany.com/1836852/how-savannah-art-school-kids-are-renewing-urban-renwal;
Presentation thesis: From an artistic point of view, the most fertile valleys, the most lushly grown fields, and the most exuberant gardens all exist within the landscape of the human mind.They are given potency by that which we call creativity, and compelled into existence by the ever present need for spiritual sustenance and personal expression.They shift and drift along the tectonic plates of our contextual identity, and become flooded or barren on the basis of how we feel.
Savannah Magazine article featuring a conversation/interview over cocktails and food with Jerome Meadows, Murray Wilson and Tom Kohler (left to right). November/December 2011 edition, page 28. Article by Associate Editor Jim Signorile.