Recent Exhibitions, Community Projects,
and Traveling Exhibitions
Mothers, Daughters, and the Writing Life
Featuring responsive portraiture to the work of Southern Writers from the upcoming anthology, Mothers & Strangers edited by Lee Smith and Samia Serageldin
The Writing Life at FRANK Gallery
Music with Red Nucleus duo
Michael Goy and David Cooper
The Writing Life at BLOCK Gallery
with the CLICK! Photo Festival
Music with jazz musician Brandon Mitchell
VISITATIONS, GIFT FOR IMANI
A Creative Collaboration with Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green
Visitations at The Fence
Face to Face, Familial Journeys in Photographic Portraiture
Durham City Hall Plaza
Visitations at the Durham Arts Council
Visitations at the FRANK GALLERY
Poetic Call and Response with
Jaki Shelton Green and
ROCKIN' THE SPECTRUM
In 2013 I began photographing children and teens with disabilities, particularly those on the autism spectrum as a program of the Homestead Pool Adapted Recreation & Inclusion swimming classes.
A recent public arts project, Rockin the Spectrum, is a mix of documentary and abstracted imagery portraying the struggles and joy experienced by these students and their instructors as they navigate the underwater environment while learning to swim and to trust those who guide them. These portraits were awarded a NC State Arts and Humanities award for the Public Arts Commission project “Into The Streets,” a series of impressionistic images from the project and are permanently installed at the Homestead Aquatic Center.
This traveling exhibition series incorporates the voices of many artists, educators, university students, and families; exploring intimacy, familial attachment, and transitional issues, transforming traditional photographic portraiture into multi-layered creative portrayals; interweaving objects, landscapes, memories, and stories. Within the 10 years since its inception in Beijing, the project has attained a broader audience, addressing the multiple cultural contexts of environment, urbanization, and migration.