Just a few examples of my past work, some of which I completed while working for the Council on Culture & Arts.
In Honor of the Worker is a 15 foot aluminum sculpture created by Tallahassee artist Mark Dickson. The work was created for the History and Culture Trail, the largest infusion of outdoor public art in Tallahassee/Leon County history. In partnership with the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, Leon County Government, and the City of Tallahassee.
We Are All One consists of two cohesive but distinct, 20 foot tall murals created by Canadian artist Yasaman Mehrsa. The works were created for the History and Culture Trail, the largest infusion of outdoor public art in Tallahassee/Leon County history. In partnership with the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, Leon County Government, and the City of Tallahassee.
A Stroll Down Seaboard Street is a 200 foot long mural by New Jersey Artist How Cowdrey. The work was created for the History and Culture Trail, the largest infusion of outdoor public art in Tallahassee/Leon County history. In partnership with the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, Leon County Government, and the City of Tallahassee.
Long term exhibition of Quark, a 70 foot steel sculpture created by nationally renowned Chattanooga artist John Henry. The piece weighs more than 20 tons. In partnership with John Henry and the City of Tallahassee.
The Voice of Trees - Tallahassee project is part of a global initiative celebrating the voices of poets and linking their work to the landscape. In partnership with 100,000 Poets for Change and the City of Tallahassee’s Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs Department.
Poems on Panes - A community building initiative that engaged local writers and business owners along with readers in discovering poetry in public places. In partnership with the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority.
Keynote presentation for the Art and Education for Social Justice Symposium hosted by Florida State University's Department of Art Education. Attendees represented local, regional, national, and international institutions.
Photo credit Emma Tanski
Master class series designed to teach high school students how to succeed as arts entrepreneurs. The series kicked off the inaugural Business in the Arts course at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida.
Photo credit Natalie Hyder
The Symphonic Safari Adventure Activity Book is an exploration of the wild world of musical instruments for 2nd-4th graders. In partnership with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and the Florida Center for Reading Research.
The Arts Integration Symposium provided arts training to teachers in all subject areas and grade levels. In partnership with Opening Nights at Florida State University, Focus 5, Inc., Leon County Schools, the Florida Alliance for Arts Education, and the Florida Center for Partnerships for Arts Integrated Teaching at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.
Professional development bookmaking seminar for visual art teachers. In partnership with Duke Energy Foundation, Leon County Schools, and the Florida State University Department of Art Education.
Professional development drumming seminar for elementary school music teachers. In partnership with Duke Energy Foundation, Leon County Schools, and The Giving Tree Music.
The History and Culture Trail Artful Celebration Kick Off event, press conference, and community mural painting experience. In partnership with Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, Leon County Government, the City of Tallahassee, and Canadian artist Yasaman Mehrsa.
Photo credit City of Tallahassee
Book launch event for ‘We Found Paradise’: Gerald Ensley on the History and Eccentricities of His Beloved Tallahassee, held at the Tallahassee Democrat. Program included excerpts read aloud by elected officials, local leaders and prominent citizens.
Photo credit Alicia Devine/Tallahassee Democrat
Wedding design, ceremony and reception florals, and custom decorative elements for Ginny Josey Perine and Christian Perine.
Photo credit Dena Dixon Photography
Custom cookies inspired by the work of South Carolina artist Carolyn Ford, created for the artist talk and opening reception for All Over The Map, an exhibition featuring Ford's ceramics. In partnership with Florida State University's Department of Art History, Museum Studies program.
Custom themed cookies created for a private Fourth of July cookout event.
Food styling, decor and prop creation for a private, themed Game of Thrones finale event.
Gateway to History: New murals honor the Allen Subdivision - feature article highlighting Toronto-based artist Yasaman Mehrsa and her work. Published on the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency’s website.
'In Honor of the Worker': Sculpture pays tribute to Elberta Crate employees - feature article highlighting Tallahassee artist Mark Dickson and his work. Published on the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency’s website.
'A happy place': Godby theater students grab cameras and embrace 'The Art of Healing' - feature article highlighting an original production at Godby High School. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
'A Town Divided' educational film sparks powerful student discussions - feature article highlighting one of the Southern Shakespeare Company’s theatre education programs. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
'We Found Paradise': Gerald Ensley on the History and Eccentricities of His Beloved Tallahassee - a compilation of 45 articles by Gerald Ensley, who was one of the Tallahassee Democrat's most popular writers ever. In partnership with Pediment Publishing and editor Ron Hartung.