These murals were completed this year for the Franklin Park Community Garden. Along with my sister, I designed the art for the final two sides of the tool shed. Because there is no electricity, we designed a montage of objects found in the garden and made drawings for reference. We held work parties and invited others to participate by add elements and filling in colors.
The opportunity for gardeners to earn service hours also encouraged social engagement and we hope a sense of shared ownership in the project.
Whenever possible I volunteer with the Hilltop Artists program as an event volunteer, cashier or most recently as Auction Tech. Support for their annual fundraiser the Better Futures Luncheon.
Hilltop Artist is a glass arts program for middle and high school students. The students learn to work on teams glass blowing or individually use flame work to create small pieces by hand.
In Eugene I served as an Artist Ambassador for the city’s 20×21 Eugene Mural project. Artist from around the world were invited to Eugene to create public art in preparation for the International Track and Field competitions. As an Artist Ambassador, I stood at the ready to assist the artists and guide festival goers during Eugene’s Visual Arts Week.
On a visit to the Oregon coast, assisted the museum preparator at the Coos Art Museum with hanging the Biennial 2018.
After years working in the arts and completing my associated degree along with the honors program at my college, I wanted to start giving back to my community. So, I served as event volunteer at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art while attending the University of Oregon.