Under the Shade I Flourish has an opening reception free and open to the public on September 15 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. The exhibition includes photography, video, interviews, and collected sound from conservation educational sites in Belize’s Cayo and Stan Creek regions. This multimedia installation explores and documents the crucial conservation practices developed over the past 40 years.
I am incredibly thrilled to be a member of the upcoming Democracy Lab cohort, a year-long academic, interdisciplinary and intergenerational project of the Wyoming Institute for Humanities and Research. There is a crucial role that the arts and humanities bring to a healthy community and democratic society, excited to be in community while strengthening best practices for my community-rooted work.
I just spent a week in Northeastern Pennsylvania with University of Maryland’s anthropology professor Paul Shackel, interviewing and filming Latinx community leaders in the region to bring their voices and lived experiences into The Anthracite Heritage Museum. This work will be launched as an online exhibition winter 2022.
As a deep public lands enthusiast, I am thrilled to be the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Bureau of Land Management’s Alabama Hills National Scenic Area in the California wilderness this month. I will be creating an online audio and visual guide to the layered uses of the land through time, utilizing photogrammetry of objects and land features and centering the voices of local stewards and community members.
What a treat to be welcomed on as the newest board member of the Laramie Public Art Coalition. I’m incredibly excited to work in service to my new community through the arts.
Thanks to the American Heritage Center for funding my spring mapping and oral history project—Elected Roles: Visualizing (Under)Representation of Women in Wyoming Politics—centering around the women who have historically held elected roles in the state, and visualizing the deep, continued underrepresentation of women in those roles. Looking super forward to digging through their suffrage archives and exploring the women who broke a whole lot of structural barriers to be elected in the first state that gave women the right to vote. The mapping project comprising archival materials will be accompanied by oral histories of women holding office today, so we can learn from their lived experience as to why women are so deeply underrepresented in elected roles in The Equality State.
It’s lovely to have three pieces—comprising vinyl, textiles and photographs— in the 47th Annual Juried exhibition at the UW Art Museum, juried by Natalia Ángeles Vieyra, Maher Curatorial Fellow of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums specializing in the art and material culture of the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. The show runs February 26th-May 14, with an opening reception February 25th 6-8pm.
Incredibly excited to be the Wyoming National Associate for The Living New Deal. As a deep public works enthusiast —and a lifetime admirer of the WPA— I am looking forward to researching and photographing New Deal sites in this state, and sharing these stories and spaces with a larger audience. While the New Deal was far from perfect and failed to oppose racist and oppressive social order in the U.S., it was one hell of a federal program rooted in civic duty and public service. See what New Deal sites are in your city.
Cheers to the Haub School of Environmental and Natural Resources for the funding to create a photography book of visual research conducted in Belize and two sites of wildlife rehabilitation and ambassadorship. I can not wait to photograph at the The Raptor Center and the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center, and send copies of the book back these beloved institutions.
I’m ecstatic to receive funding from the Frison Institute as well as the Center for Global Studies at the University of Wyoming. This research funding will support my travel to site visits, in collecting oral histories and photographing folks throughout Belize engaged in interdisciplinary practices that, together, comprise the country’s environmental conservation and stewardship of heritage, cultural and archaeological sites.