Find out what an altered book is and read about my very first altered book...and maybe join my class this summer.
Art in Schools
Each year, I work with Bucks Artist in Residence, an amazing group that puts working artist in the classrooms through specialized grants. I create lasting installations (sometimes with a whole school, other times with a specific grade) that are created using reclaimed materials.
Art in Healing Spaces: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
In the entrance to the cancer in-patient waiting area in Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine, five original mixed media pieces depicting images and feelings of the area greet patients as they come in. Images of farmland, fields, the Hershey Towers, and other photos taken by me are sewn together with local ephemera. These pieces were created with funding from the Greater Harrisburg Arts Legacy Fund and the Pennsylvania a Council on the Arts.
Art in Healing Spaces: Capital Health Medical Center
This "Urban Landscape" was created from all reused acrylic business signs and mistake paint. It is 70-feet long and is in the pediatric corridor of Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell. This amazing hospital is filled with art and opened November 2011.
Each summer, my daughter and I go on a mission trip to Freeport, Grand Bahama,with our local church, Karazim Ministries and a large group of teenagers. We work in a village building and rebuilding homes. I cannot help but see possibility all around me. What a joy it is for me to truly turn “trash” into art with these teens.