Frontiers of Imagination

Welcome to my page if you are new here,  a few changes have occurred since my last posting.

 I have finished my year long project of doing a drawing a day and have delved into my monthly paintings now. So far I have done 4 and just about finished with my 5th since March. Also, I will be doing a 3' x 3' linoleum print next month for the upcoming 2nd annual Kitsap Wayzgoose Arts Festival in downtown Bremerton that falls on Labor Day weekend. Super psyched my name was drawn from the lottery! The last time I worked with linoleum was 2000 or thereabouts at UTSA!!


Another development has been my inclusion as a member of the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton. It is a Co-op gallery with thus far a total of 19 artist members, all of varying backgrounds and artistic styles. In July, I will proudly be displaying my artwork for sale amongst my peers and each month thereafter will have a different body of work to display. Please check out the website and stop by the gallery if you are a local or just visiting the area.

 And finally, I am volunteering for the Valentinetti Puppet Museum, co-habiting the space with Kitsap Historical Museum, in downtown Bremerton. As an avid lover of all things puppet, it felt like a natural fit to do so. Initially I had approached Michael Goodnow, the GM of the Historic Roxy Theatre adjacent to the museum, to screen an independant puppet film called Yamasong: March of the Hollows. I convinced Michael to screen the film and met in the lobby afterwards, Stan Hess, the curator of the Puppet Museum. After speaking with Stan a little while, I spoke to him about helping out at the museum as they needed help with funding (it is a non-profit) and bringing some needed change to help market the Valentinetti. See the following link for more details.

 So as a result of this meeting and getting the film to be screened at the Roxy, I was able to get the director of Yamasong: March of the Hollows, to visit the Valentinetti Puppet Museum. Afterwards we discussed, and 3-4 of the puppets from the film will be on loan to the museum and displayed starting in July!!

 The film is on multiple streaming sites, but if you are curious to see what it is all about, check out the trailer here.