Here is a surprise article to look up. My work in Knoxville was discussed and featured in Forbes!!!!!
It's been a while!
Life gets busy sometimes. Between teaching, making, display, and now being a dad, life is going fast!
Good things are on the horizon though. Next fall I will be a visiting artist at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I will be lecturing to classes as well as doing an enameling demo.
I'm also in the process of planning a Solo Exhibition for the Summer of 2018 at Emerge Gallery in Greenville, NC.
Public art is also going great. Three pieces are installed in Salisbury, NC, two are in Anderson, SC, One in Knoxville, TN, and One in Winterville, NC for DownEast.
It has been a great start to Summer 2014, and the year in general! I am officially working as President of Tri-State Sculptors for the next 2 years and I am honored to be elected to this position. I will also continue working with the Civic Arts Committee for Pitt County and working directly with the Arts Council.
Sculptures have been installed in Salisbury NC, Winterville NC, ECU's Campus in Greenville, and in Clayton NC so far. A new piece will go into Kingsport TN next week and I will participate in Willow Walk again in Burlington NC.
I just got back from China with another PCC faculty member and 2 students. We are working on developing study abroad between our programs and we had a fantastic time in Wuxi, Shanghai, and Beijing. Now we will be making art about our experiences in China that will be displayed at the Goess Center at PCC.
Recycled Formalism version 2 has its opening at Chowan University on Thursday, Jan. 23 and the show will be up through Feb. 13.
The following week, version 3 will open up at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, NC.
For details on the lecture and opening reception, send me a message!
My new Solo Exhibition is pretty much ready to go! The exhibit will be open in Greenville at Art Avenue from July 3- August 15th. The opening reception will be Thursday, July 11th 6-9. Come out for the show, live music, and a drink.
The exhbition will move to Chowan University in January 2014 and some pieces will change.
Every sculpture in the exhibiton begins with an object that has been recycled, discarded, or was intended to be discarded. Other materials have been added, but a recycled object or piece of material was the starting point for each sculpture.
Crazy Start to 2013!!!!
Busy, Busy, Busy, but Awesome, Awesome, Awesome start to 2013. A Stainless Sculpture is being installed in Asheboro, NC for a year in the second week on January. Two pieces will be in the exhibition at the Portsmouth, VA show from February-October this year. One smaller stainless piece will be in the State Community College System Exhibition for two years in Raleigh and I'm happy to be representing my school.
I will be in Japan from March 15-April 15 this spring on Rotary International's Group Study Exchange. I will be speaking about Fine Art, Sculpture, and Teaching in the Community College system and how these things impact our community. This is an amazing opportunity to travel, learn, and speak in Japan on this vocational idea exchange.
More art will happen soon too!
"Willow Walk" by the Alamance County Arts Council in Burlington, NC was a great event! The Burlington Downtown Corp. Purchased "Opposing Arcs #3, #4, and #5"!!!
Work from the "Nickel Cluster" series and the "River Rocks" series will be availble at Lone Leaf Gallery in Washington, NC starting in June.
Summer 2012 Updates.
I will be attending "Willow Walk 2012" and will have 4 sculptures for sale at this event. It will be in Burlington, NC on June 2nd and 3rd. This evnet is sponsored by the Alamance County Arts Council.
I will be starting a series of Stainless Steel Sculptures soon as well. I was awarded a "Regional Artist Project Grant" to start stainless steel asap.
Going to NYC!
"Semi-Circle Balance Study #11" will be on display in NYC next month. It will be part of the "Black and White Exhibition" at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition. The display opens up on July 16th!
I'm currently working on a large scale sculpture of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County. The install is scheduled for May 21, 2011 and we are trying to set up a free public lecture as well. Please stop by for the installation ceremony or the lecture.
More info coming soon and the sculpture will be located near the Museum's Parking lot on the street corner.
Hope to see you soon.
Visual Overture Magazine
I was lucky enough to be selected as an "Emerging Artist" in the next quarterly issue of "Visual Overture Magazine". This will be the first Quarter of 2011. Copies can be ordered at
Check it out if you get a chance.
Lectures and Sales
Semi-Circle Balance Study #3, #6, Opposing Arcs, and Stratified Stalagmite have all sold from the Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh since summer. Thanks to the Raleigh Art community for being so supportive.
I recently gave a lecture to the Lenoir County Artist League that went very well and I appreciate the invitation.
I will be giving a lecture and possible workshop/ technichal Discussion at the Randolph County Arts Council in Asheboro, NC on December 6th. Come out if you get a chance!
Check out www.ncartsee.com or a print copy of the Magazine. I was lucky enough to be featured as an "Emerging Artist" and have a small artical and few pictures.
The Muskegon Chronicle will also be running a feature on me Sunday, August 1st and is available online or in print.
Also, the Thesis is now available through ProQuest.
Summer 2010 has been productive. Since Graduation I have been working as the "Visual Arts Director" at the Kinston Community Council for the Arts.
July 24th marked the close to a 5 person show at the Lee Hansley Gallery but Lee has been generous enough to become my new Gallery Representative. Semi-Circle Balance Study #6, Opposing Arcs and "Stratified Stalagmite" Sold. "Vertical Stalagmite" is still there but with a verbal purchase, and Mohu Stone II is still in the Gallery. "Semi-Circle Balance Study #7" is displayed downtown next to a business and will be back at Lee's Gallery.
The City of Asheboro also awarded "Semi-Circle Balance Study" an Honorarium and it is located downtown in the fountain by the stage.
End of semester update: December 2009
The semester ended well and was productive! Thesis is going well and next semester will be my last. I got a lot of work done that I was happy with and won 1st place for Sculpture in the "Rebel" exhibit and publication.
I just finished my park bench this week and the install of the trash cans and park bench I fabricated will be in the second week of July. More pics to come in the public work page and I will photograph one new piece for the "Man-Made" stones section.
Hope all is well.
I have been selected to work on a few projects for Downtown Greenville. I am supposed to be doing a park bench and 6 trash recepticals that will be placed throughout the downtown. Contracts should be done by june 19th, I hope to finish all work by the end of the summer, and they should be installed in December 2009.