Lots of Good News!

News is accumulating quickly so I thought I’d better open the floodgates while I can.

IMG_8605The next confirmed regional exhibit of I Am More: Massachusetts will be at UMass Amherst! This was my first choice as a western MA location, and with the help of Dr. Corey Griffin, the Public Art Committee unanimously approved hosting the exhibit on campus. We looked at the most high-traffic areas for students, staff and faculty and we’re now finalizing the location for a late winter/early spring exhibit. Continue reading

Worcester Words

Today Iain and I packed up the exhibit at the Worcester PopUp and stowed the portraits at home for a few weeks. There were still viewers there reading and we were told the gallery has had a steady stream of people from all over, including out-of-state to see it. I wanted to share with you some of the contributions to the participation board and some messages in the guestbook: Continue reading

Goal Met

I’m thrilled to share with you that the fundraising goal for I Am More: Massachusetts has been met! In a little over a year you have made this portrait series possible by donations totaling $40,000. This will allow the 20 portraits to travel to four more regional exhibits around the state to impact as many Massachusetts residents as possible. Continue reading

I Am More: Massachusetts Unveiling

For the past week, 3 am arrives with a torrent of concerns. A year and a half of work will be unveiled this Saturday and the shy artist who usually just stays home has had to manage invitations, press, framing, printing, transportation, community outreach, setup, food, and music. I keep telling myself, all I need is 20 framed portraits and 20 printed essays, and we have a show. Well, currently, two portraits are still at the frame shop and the essays are still at the printers. Hence, 3 am. Continue reading