I am an Open Society Institute of Baltimore Fellow, I have been painting for almost 50 years, and have work all over the country and many parts of the world. One of my specialties is community based public art. My Rebuilding Thru Art Project (RAP) has ignited community engagement, empowerment, and action through the creation of public community-based hands-on art resulting in over 70 major art installations nationally, often focusing on challenged schools and neighborhoods. I specialize in bringing divergent communities together to create public placemaking murals that depict themes identified as important by the participants while fostering a sense of belonging and investment. My distinctive art workshop process brings together people of all ages and abilities in a collective community effort. Therefore, the process of team building, growing relationships and promoting understanding is as important as the renewing of place through art.
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