The Turn of the Page

If you’re in New York this spring, head on over to Brooklyn Public Library to see the amazing work of Pat Cummings! Also on display is the work of many of her former students including yours truly. Pat Cummings is this year’s Katowitz Radin Artist-In-Residence this year. 

Today in Seoul

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in Art, Art Crush, Artists, printmaking | No Comments
Today in Seoul

My summer vacation is coming to an end. For the past two weeks I have been visiting my dear friend Taeeun Yoo in Seoul, Korea. We spent our time drawing around Seoul, eating great food, working, and exercising together. It has been truly restorative. Today, my last day here, Taeeun conducted a printmaking workshop for […]

Ashley’s Island

Ashley’s Island

I checked two major items off of my bucket list last week – driving to Maine, and visiting Ashley Bryan on Little Cranberry Island. When Deb Taylor asked if I wanted to drive up with her, it was a no brainer. Prior to our departure, a large hurricane had barreled up the east coast causing […]

Amy Sherald – HelpHOPELive

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 in Artists | No Comments

Before I moved to B-more, I searched for artists to reach out to. I came across Amy Sherald’s work and was immediately in love. I harassed her via facebook and e-mail and once I moved, we became friends. One year and counting! Not only is she an amazing painter, she is also an amazing person. […]

Kingsland Printing and Nadirah Iman Films

Posted on Jul 24, 2012 in Art, Artists, printmaking, Uncategorized | No Comments

Kudos to two of my SU friends for this collaboration! Sara Gates, owner of Kingsland Printing in Brooklyn, NY, shares her work and love of the craft with film maker, Nadirah Iman. At Syracuse I knew Sara as a painter. We met in our foundation year and remained friends throughout. When I moved to NY […]

Leo Dillon 1933-2012

Posted on May 29, 2012 in Artists | 2 Comments

My heart goes out to the children’s book world today as we say goodbye to one of the most beloved and respected illustrators of our time. I only met Leo a few times in NY, but it was enough to share a hearty laugh and let him know how much he and his wife’s work […]

Rollin’ with the homies

Posted on May 1, 2012 in Artists, Education, MICA, Uncategorized | No Comments

Last week was senior portfolio week at MICA. By a strange stroke of luck, four of my SVA homies all ended up at MICA to participate. Though we didn’t get to see each other at once, it was great getting hugs and catching up with everyone in small groups. Taeeun, Lauren (MICA graduate), and Nora […]

African American Chidren’s Book Festival Recap

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 in Artists, Book Fair, Fieldwork | No Comments

Last Saturday was the African American Children’s Book Festival created and organized by Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambatti. It was a huge event with a fantastic turn out. This year veteran superstar picturebook makers, Jerry Pinkney and Walter Dean Myers were in attendance. I sat in between Floyd Cooper and Jerry Pinkney and was able to get a […]

Traveling Art & Material Girls

Wow, it’s been a minute since I’ve blogged, but I’ve been busy, busy, busy. WHITE WATER debuts in 3 days! I’ve been working on a promotional material for that, including a shiny new trailer for my youtube channel (coming soon) ;-). School starts in a week and I’ve been obsessing over my syllabi, meeting people […]

Ashley Bryan Honors and NBAF

Ashley Bryan @ Library Lions 2008 I’m a little slow…. After receiving an e-mail last month about speaking with Ashley Bryan at the Auburn Avenue Research Library it wasn’t until I spoke with my friend, Jan Burkins (Literacyhead.com) this morning that I realized I am being honored next year by Ashley Bryan in collaboration with […]

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