MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST

Education:  Philadelphia College of Art 1982  BFA in ceramic art

Employment : Quinton Township School, part time art teacher, 2005-present

Selected exhibitions and residencies resulting in public art

2019   Veterans Memorial Mosaic Elmer NJ. Public Art Commission

2018   Da Vinci Art gallery Philadelphia Pa. “Transformed by Heat”. Two person show

2018   Rabbit Hole Gallery Philadelphia Pa. “And The Seasons Change.” Group Show

2018  Montogomery High School Skillman NJ. “Where I’m From” mosaic residency

2018  Broad St School Bridgeton NJ mosaic residency

2018  Eisenberg School New Castle Delaware. Health Center mosaic residency

2018  Indian Ave School  Bridgeton NJ mosaic residency with Kathy Casper

2017  Evesham Public Library Marlton NJ. Mosaic Map of Marlton residency

2017  Pleasantville Elementary School. Pleasantville NJ mosaic residency

2016  Rush Philanthropic Arts Philadelphia Pa. “The Joe Show” Group Show

2016  Camden’s Pride  Camden NJ. Garden installation mosaic residency

2016  Bradley Beach Elementary Bradley Beach NJ. mosaic residency

2015  Salem County Special Services Artist In Residence

2014   African American History Museum. Philadelphia PA “Unflinching Eye” Group show

2014   Friends Village at Woodstown. Quakers Artists Group Show

2014   Peace Garden at the Noyes Arts Garage  glass mosaic residency

2013   Markeim Art Center. Art Educators of NJ Group Show

2013   Clearview High School Mullica Hill NJ mosaic residency

2013   Wallace Middle School Vineland NJ  residency

2013   Friends School Mullica Hill  mosaic mural

2012   Markeim Art Center Art Educators of NJ Group Show

2012   Salem Senior Center Salem NJ  Artist in Residence

2012   Friends Village Woodstown NJ  Artist In Residence

2011   Healthcare Commons Pennsville NJ mosaic residency

2011   Perkins Center for the Arts Works on Paper Invitational

2010-2008  Galloway Township NJ schools  3  mosaic residencies

2007   Parkside Community Center Philadelphia PA  Artist In Residence

2005   The Ellen Powell Memorial Museum Philadelphia Pa Group show

I am a visual artist who has explored throughout my career the themes of nature, spirituality, community and diversity. I utilize materials such as clay and glass which are organic by nature and are durable as a sculptural substance.

Mosaics as an art form have a rich history dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. Both clay and glass as an artistic medium survive to tell us stories of the ancient world. It is because of this rich history and durability that I find the mosaic process to be the perfect medium for both my personal work and for work that is created in community for architectural adornment.

I am both a practicing professional artist as well as a teaching artist. Many of the public art installations I have worked on have been made as part of an artist-in residence program. I consider myself a community artist and am most fulfilled when working collaboratively to bring about positive social change through the artistic process.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OFFERINGS

Program Description:

Artist-in-residence programs provide an opportunity to explore different cultures and experiment with mosaics, ceramics, and mosaic murals

Program Length:

Residencies generally require 10 to 20 visits in order to create a permanent mosaic. I also do a mini-mosaic workshop; 5 visit minimum for mosaics

Appropriate For Age(s):

All Ages; Permanent mosaic installations are not recommended for children younger than 5yrs

Program Price:

TBD

Travel Fee: 

$0.58 per mile

Participant Limit: 

TBD

Program Description:

Create works in ceramic or mini-mosaics.

Program Length:

Each program runs between 45 minutes to one hour, depending on the topic and includes scripted material, music and an interactive question and answer session.

Appropriate For Grade(s):

All Ages

Program Price:

TBD

Travel Fee: 

$0.58 per mile

Participant Limit:

25