I’m collecting photos of my “Artists Off Grid” residency experience in instagram under "#CharisOffGrid, collected here in an album.Read More
Even with insider experience, it's as though I'm peering past the edge of the fantastic map where "dragons" are rumored to be. Being off-grid is terra incognita for me.Read More
To use a musical phrase, this "Ribbon Cutting Ceremony" was the elision* to the largest public art program in New York City: Each and every one of the 50 Sing for Hope Pianos has been permanently homed in an NYC public school after their musical sojourn through the City's parks and public spaces. These pianos will now go on to have a new and resounding life supporting kids who love to learn music.Read More
Each artwork in this exhibition is a vehicle for a personal interpretation of some of the emotions - joy, conflict, struggle, hope, anxiety, passion, challenge - that I have experienced through my time as a full-time Caretaker of the residency program at Vytlacil.Read More
Seen through a feminine lens, climate and culture change, cohabitation, dominance, sacredness of place and perception are re-examined. The ensuing dialogue between these artists works encompasses the tension perched between permanent and impermanent.
On view through October 3, 2016.Read More
Each year, Sing for Hope selects local and international artists to create individual piano artworks as a part of the largest public arts project in NYC. I've been wanting to be a part of this public art project since its beginning, and I was thrilled to be have been chosen for it! The design of my piano was in honor of my sister who died in June 2015.Read More
Exhibited at the "A Conversation With Nature" exhibition in support of environmental education in the Blue Rock School in West Nyack, NY, I'm so pleased to say that this work sold!Read More
I am so pleased to announce that my work, "Andrew in the Woodpile (Daemmerung)" has been selected as a Juror Award by the curator James Lancel McElhinney in the Representational Art in the 21st Century exhibition at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
McElhinney selected "artists charting new territories, expanding the representational canon through the process of observation" and I am honored that my painting was recognized as such among the outstanding artists selected for the exhibition which included colleagues Diana Corvelle and Noah Buchanan. See the entire exhibition.
Bringing together local and international artists based in Brooklyn, Jersey City, and Manhattan these selected works speak to the endless possible deviations from reality as envisioned by an unfettered mind.Read More
In the age of instantaneous messaging, constant updates on news feeds, disposable anything and everything, lives broken down into shorter and shorter segments, catering to our waning attention spans – the works in Human Brevity question whether the soul or the internet is the path to immortality.Read More
The mosaic tells a visual story with favorite Bible passages, Christian symbols and Bible stories. Like traditional stained-glass windows found in many churches, our artwork shares the hope, joy, faith, trust, peace, love and grace we have in our Savior. (These words are even hidden in the mosaic.)Read More