APRIL 24, 2013 NEWS: Honored to be invited to show a few of my new paintings with artworks done by Dawn Harbor and Dr. Rachel Marie-Crane Williams at the Douglas & Linda Paul Gallery in downtown Iowa City. [For more information about the show visit the SHOWS tab.]
APRIL 9, 2013 NEWS: My students’ will be representing Willowwind proudly by putting up their artwork at the Iowa City Public Library!
FEBRUARY 2013 NEWS: Stepped down as Lead Artist from the Benchmarks Project.
JANUARY 17, 2013 RUMOR: nAMUH after Summer, Speak Louder Than before Summer…
NOVEMBER 10, 2012 NEWS: Will be at I-CON (Iowa Comic Book Convention) in Des Moines with Jon Sims, creator of Floating BunnyHead, to hang out and promote the release of his second comic issue, Bonus Levels (in which I have a couple pinups in the back.) Join us!
OCTOBER 24, 2012 RUMOR: A mural based around the theme “Once upon a time there were humans” is in the planning process on an alleyway wall in Downtown Iowa City. OCTOBER 20, 2012 RUMOR: Offered a solo exhibition of my drawings for my story at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in 2013 or 2014.
OCTOBER 10, 2012 NEWS: So proud of my 3rd and 4th grade students for painting some benches in Downtown Iowa City! Thank you Joy Chiayu Chang for putting this together especially for Willowwind School: Click here to view slideshow
SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 NEWS: I assisted Jeff McNutt, an Iowa City-based artist known best for his Iowa Hawkeyes and USA Olympics Wrestling work, to paint with his friend’s children. His friend, Eric, is diagnosed with cancer and it was a heart-warming and fun experience creating some good memories for him and his family. There is a blog, Blesie Care, detailing the painting day and updates on Eric’s health and family.
SEPTEMBER 2012 NEWS: Benchmarks won an International Downtown Association award!
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 RUMOR : Art show at a BRAND NEW studio/gallery in Iowa City soon… SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 RUMOR: Illustrating a pin-up for the next Floating Bunnyhead book created by Jon Sims.
AUGUST 13, 2012 NEWS: Hired at Willowwind School as the new Art Teacher for the 2012-2013 school year.
AUGUST 3, 2012 NEWS: In partnership with FORMOSA restaurant and UICCU’s Paint the Town “Benchmarks”: Project, Sarika Sugla and I helped coordinate painting a bench in memory of Caroline Found. A truly heart-warming and inspiring experience. Multiple news coverages, including HBO, and the event information can be found here.
JUNE 1, 2012 NEWS: Asked to be the Lead Artist and Project Manager of Paint the Town. “Benchmarks Project”. Public benches of Downtown Iowa City.
- Blurb in the Iowa City Patch.
- Coverage by City Channel 4 (Iowa City)
- Video of the beginning of the project can be found here.
MAY 4, 2012 NEWS: “Like Club, Not Frozen” RAYGUN, Iowa City, IA. 5-7PM
APRIL 28, 2012 RUMOR: Pre-”Benchmarks” bench painting… APRIL 2012 RUMOR: Collaborating with Sarika Sugla to make a handmade paper map depicting the world for my upcoming story… LEAP DAY, 2012 RUMOR: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art?
SEPTEMBER 2011 NEWS: Daily Iowan: http://www.dailyiowan.com/2011/09/29/Arts/25142.html