Part of my joy is the opportunity to give back to my community. I am a firm believer in karma – what I give comes back to me twofold so I am more than happy to share my time, my skills and love with others in the community. The list below indicates my passion for improving my community.
Summer smART program – this program teams local area artists with the elementary school to create projects which are displayed during the Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival.
Last, I have incorporated community into my next significant art undertaking – The Faces of Helper. This project consists of collecting stories from our older residents while creating a portrait of the subject. This ties the humanities to the art and makes it more connected to the human experience.