curriculum vitae

Education:

  • 2012                   Bachelor of Social Work

with High Distinction at Indiana University; 2nd in graduating class.

 

Contracted and Professional:

  • 2016-Present      The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative- Executive Director

The Bridge is a nonprofit organization with the mission of bridging diverse communities through the arts. This is achieved by practicing engagement, facilitating connection, and designing great experiences.

  • 2016-2017       Reconnecting to Our Waterways- Creative Consultant

Connecting organizations and artists to resources for creative placemaking projects and planning ongoing waterway related artistic and cultural programming.

 

  • 2015-16              Big Car Collaborative - Creative Placemaker

Big Car brings art to people and people to art, sparking creativity in lives to transform communities. As Creative Placemaker: Creating cultural vibrancy in Indianapolis neighborhoods by implementing engaging, people-focused programming at waterway destinations. This includes collaborating closely with an array of community entities, hiring and empowering a team of artists, and managing a budget.

 

  • 2015-16              Reconnecting to Our Waterways - Aesthetics Committee, Acting Chairperson

Coordinating community artists and resources to accomplish assets-based beautification projects that improve awareness and investment in the waterway system of Indianapolis.

 

  • 2015-16              Streamlines - Contributing Creative Placemaker

Program collaboration with Mary Miss and City as Living Laboratory, National Science Foundation, Butler University Department of Biological Sciences, and Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University to study science learning through art.

 

  • 2016                   Rethinking Our Streets - Planning Team Member

Pilot project in Indianapolis to creatively imagine our streets for a more beautiful, pedestrian-safe, and bike-friendly environment.

 

  • 2009-15              Know No Stranger - Founding Member, Project Director, Studio Manager, Collaborator

KNS is an artist-founded organization bringing accessible and engaging cultural experiences to central Indiana and beyond with a focus on building community and inspiring beauty.  Experience includes, design and construction, project coordination, program implementation, and participation in the creation of a vision for the organization.

Partnerships and collaborations: Performing Artist in Residence at Indianapolis Museum of Art, National Endowment for the Arts, PBS/WFYI public radio, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library Foundation, Indiana Humanities, TED Talks, John H. Boner Center, Super Bowl Committee, Fringe Festival, Spotlight: AIDS.

 

  • 2006-present       Musician, Sound Engineer, and Producer

Arrangement, Musician, Sound Engineer: Heck Above Deck (2016 musical theater performance at Indianapolis Museum of Art)

Mixer, Sound Engineer: Public Sessions (2016 Listen Hear WQRT Indianapolis)

Musician, Producer, Sound Engineer: Language Burier (2016 independent release)

Musician, Producer, Sound Engineer: Megaboom (2014 independent release)

Musician, Producer, Sound Engineer: Loving South Africa: Vol. 1 (2013 AIDS benefit)

Musician, songwriter: 1997: On the Run (2008 Victory Records)           

Musician, songwriter: 1997: ...a Better View of the Rising Moon (2007 Victory Records)

 

Additional Recent Work:

 

  • 2016           Charlottesville in Living Color, Emancipation Park, Tom Tom Founders Festival,

video projection. Charlottesville, VA

  • 2016           Let It Burn, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Let There Be Light Festival,

mixed media/performance/video projection collaboration with Matthew Slaats. Charlottesville, VA

  • 2016           Language Burier, Fletcher Place Arts,

mixed media/sound collaborative exhibit. Indianapolis, IN

  • 2016          Goodbye Cruel World, General Public Collective Gallery,

solo mixed media exhibit. Indianapolis IN

  • 2015          Art, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art,

collaboration with Cloud Preaser. Indianapolis IN

  • 2015          Wagon of Wonders,

Installations and curation for mobile interactive art gallery, Collaboration with Big Car Collaborative, Jim Walker, Chris Vorhees, Chris Dance, Beatriz Vasquez, Niina Cochran and Casey Roberts. Central IN

  • 2015          A Literary Diagram of the Digestive System,

Included in Gutzine: A Zine about Bodily Functions

  • 2014          Appliance, K&S Appliance Store Pop-up Gallery,

mixed media, Indianapolis IN

  • 2014          Pigeon BusinessArt in Odd Places, and Oxford Kinetics Festival,

interactive place-based art. Collaboration with Know No Stranger. Indianapolis IN and Oxford OH

 

Recent Grants and Commissions:

  • 2017          Bama Works Foundation, Face to Face: Portraits of our Vibrant City,

Using the intimate process of portraiture to foster meaningful connection. 

  • 2016          IN Light IN, Light Festival, Paddlit,

Interactive pedal-activated paddle boat light installation. Collaboration with Big Car Collaborative          

  • 2016          Indianapolis Museum of Art, Burnside’s Sideburns,

Artist designed mini golf, included in USA Today

  • 2015          Indiana Arts Commission, Wagon of Wonders at Free Fishing Days,

Arts in the Parks Grant, Interactive mobile art gallery curation and programming for IN State Parks

  • 2014          Nice Grants, The Raparatus, 12’x12’x6’,

Kinetic Sculpture Music Machine designed to be utilized in collaboration with vocal performers

  • 2012          Indiana Humanities Council Spirit and Place Festival, Play,

Semi-permanent instructional signage to inspire interactive place-based play

 

Recent Presentations:  

  • 2015 Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Masters of Arts Administration Symposium, Bloomington IN, Innovations in Placemaking

 

  • 2015 Indianapolis University- Purdue University of Indianapolis Arts and Humanities Institute Museum of the Anthropocene, History, Environment and the Anthropocene

 

  • 2015 Neighbor Power 2015 at Marion University 2015, Creative Placemaking on our Waterways

 

  • 2015 University of Indianapolis, Presentation on Sustainable Community Development

 

  • 2015 Orr Fellowship, Business Leader Meeting Lecture, Civic Responsibility: Your City, Your Duty

 

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