This summer, I led an art project at APD’s Youth Summer Camp at Kealing Middle School. Share Art Heal, a non-profit, had reached out to me, as well as another local artist, S.J. San Juan, to come up with projects for these kids. I was given the theme, anti-hate, anti-bullying. I did two projects, Positive Pop! and What Goes Around, Comes Around. The concept behind my group projects is the idea that all people need to focus more on positive affirmations and positive words for oneself and with others. This helps build a strong foundation and community. S.J.’s group project was the Barton Creek Paintings, getting the kids involved creatively with one of the places that make Austin so special.
Share Art Heal also took these campers to the Long Center to get a tour as well as check out my solo exhibition, You & Me: It’s in Our Nature in Gallery 701. It was such a great experience to be able to share my art with these kids and to have their collaborative piece, “Positive Pop!” show there for the day.