Art Shows      

2014 Inaugural Bearden Birthday Bash Art Festival Charlotte, NC

Solo Show.  The Festival honors the life and legacy of native Charlotte artist Romare Bearden.  Feature artist will participate in a juried art walk. 

2014 Taco vs. Hotdogs Group showing answering the aged old debate Taco's vs. Hotdogs. 

2013 Bite of  the  Apple 4th Annual Juried Competition                                                                       Pineville, NC

The Bite of the Apple Juried Competition host an annual juried exhibition at the Civic and Cultural Arts Center in Pineville, North Carolina.  The show emphasizes the vision educators bring to their respective schools and highlights their individual success as an artist.

 

2013 Arts Council of  York County’s 24th Annual Juried Competition Rock Hill, SC

The Arts Council of York County hosts an annual juried competition at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  Works of 2D, 3D, and video, created by artists of all levels, from the Carolinas to California are featured in this exhibit. Each participant is selected through a rigorous juried process.   Featured work:  “Little Boy’s Blues”  4ft x 4ft oil on panel. 

 

2013 The Art Institute of Charlotte’s Art Educators Appreciation Exhibition                                            Charlotte, NC

An annual Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools event dedicated to featuring the art work of teachers who are also practicing artist.

 

2012 The Art Institute of Charlotte’s Art Educators Appreciation Exhibition                                            Charlotte, NC

An annual Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools event dedicated to featuring the art work of teachers who are also practicing artist.

 

2011 Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Art Teacher Exhibit                                                                        Charlotte, NC

An annual Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools event dedicated to featuring the art work of teachers who are also practicing artist. 

 

2009 45th Annual Festival in the Park Charlotte, NC

Solo Show featuring my “Private Thoughts” series.   Festival in the Park is an annual arts festival which attracts over 85, 000 visitors each year.  Each participant is selected through a rigorous juried process.  In this event, I featured 8 original oil paintings.  

 

2009               Martin Luther King Community Mural Project Charlotte, NC

The MLK Community Mural Project has produced over 500 murals in Pittsburg,  Miami,  Atlanta, Texas, North Carolina,  Detroit, Brazil and Haiti.  I was selected by founder and CEO Kyle Holbrook to serve as one of five lead artist in the creation of the  “Charlotte, Past, Present, and Future Mural” in Charlotte’s Historic West End.  Additionally, as part of the project I directed five high school students, who completed a portion of the mural project.  

 

2009 Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Art Teacher Exhibit Charlotte, NC

An annual Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools event dedicated to featuring the art work of teachers who are also practicing artist. 

 

2009 Art House Main Gallery Charlotte, NC

Solo Show under the direction of T’Afo Femster, owner of Art House art gallery in Charlotte’s NODA arts district.  

 

2008 Portrait of John Taylor Williams Charlotte, NC

Selected to paint the portrait of John Taylor Williams for permanent display in the John Taylor Williams Middle School Main office.

 

2008 Columbia South Carolina Gay Black Pride Festival Columbia, SC

The Columbia Gay Black Pride Festival is one several national pride festival held to help foster unity in the LGTB community.   I was asked to display 12 original illustrations during the first annual pride festival.  

 

2007 Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Art Teacher Exhibit Charlotte, NC

An annual Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools event dedicated to featuring the art work of teachers who are also practicing artist. 

 

2007 Art with a Heart Exhibit Charlotte, NC

The purpose of this exhibit was to raise awareness about domestic violence.  I was selected to show a piece entitled, “Eviction Notice”.  16x 20 Graphite on Paper.  Piece was sold at silent auction.  Funds raised went to The Battled Women’s Shelter in Charlotte.   

 

2007 UNC Charlotte Cone Center Art Gallery  Charlotte, NC

Solo Senior Exhibit. Showed 20 original illustrations and paintings under the direction of Professor Jamie Frankie 

 

Community Projects

2013 Harding University High School “Garden of Peace Mural”

2012 Harding University High School Student Mural 

2012 Ranson Middle School Student Mural 

2011 West Charlotte Recreation Center Community Mural

2009 Martin Luther King Community Mural Project

 

PUBLICATIONS

2011 Featured in Charlotte Rocks! Wells Fargo celebrates community commercials 

The commercials featured me discussing the inspiration behind our schools rocking chair for the “Wells Fargo’s Charlotte Rocks Campaign.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2iNfp-H9XM

2011 John Taylor Williams Legacy 

This article quoted my remarks about the closing of John Taylor Williams middle school and the portrait I created in honor of the school’s name sake.  http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/News/Pages/TheJohnTaylorWilliamslegacy.aspx

2009 Featured by way of News Story on the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Television News - I was selected as one of three CMS teachers to be interviewed for a television special entitled “What I did this summer.”  In the special I discuss my work of the MlK Community Mural in Charlotte’s Historic West End.  The special aired on the CMS television network for the 2009 - 10 school year.   

2009 A landmark building gets a new look

This article was a write you about the MLK Community Mural project I helped create in Charlotte’s Historic WestEnd. http://www.qcitymetro.com/news/articles/teaching_through_art085330426.cfm

2001 Featured Illustrator of the Winston Salem State University Monthly News Letter (The News Argus) 

Three original illustrations on historic African American Greats.   

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