As an alumni from ArtPop Street Gallery class of 2014, I'm so honored to have been selected to ArtPop Street Gallery class of 2019!!!! WOW!!!
ArtPop Street Gallery is a thrilling platform to share my expression to a very wide audience. I strongly believe that public art is a public service for creative presence in a community. It gives busy lives a moment of pause and provides a chance to feel and be with one’s thoughts for a minute.
Public art touches all walks of life without discrimination and removes the idea of thinking art is only visible in galleries and museums, and accessible to those privy. ArtPop Street Gallery really serves this purpose well and I'm just delighted to be of service.
I have seen this program grow exponentially in the last 4 years and have witnessed first hand the positive energy and career-boosting opportunities it brings to artists like myself and the community.
It is such an exciting opportunity and I'm filled with gratitude.
Because animals are suffering too, I continue to be compelled to "talk" about them, their fate and their roles on our planet. This particular piece is informed by the disturbing fate of our planet’s disappearing elephant population. Bright colors reference hope, sharp geometric shapes represent them amidst the chaos and violence of poachers and the white pigment in their bodies symbolizes their disappearance into ghostly presences. I bet you'll find some other things too!
Follow these links for info on the 20 artists selected for 2019:
Queen City Nerve,
Slideshow: artPop Announces Class of 2019,
Introducing Art Pop's class of 2019
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