• Art Event,  Artwork,  Local History

    Clemens and the Pen

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    This year was the fifth year I participated in the Clemens and the Pen artist retreat at Quarry Farm hosted by Community Arts of Elmira and the Center for Mark Twain Studies.  The event was the beginning of August and the weeks have gotten away from me, but I still…

  • Adventures,  Local History

    Clemens & the Pen

    Clemens & the Pen Blog Cover

    This past weekend was the Clemens and the Pen artist retreat at Quarry Farm in Elmira, New York and it was a beautiful day for it!  This was the fourth time that I’ve attended the event.  I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to spend an afternoon in such an…

  • Adventures,  Artwork

    Quarry Farm Art

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    I took some WordPress seminars the other day and learned some new tricks – I’d love to have your feedback. I’m looking forward to playing around with some of the different things I learned. If there’s something you particularly liked (or didn’t) let me know. However, that’s not what this…

  • Art Event

    April Events

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    The weather is getting warmer, the flowers are starting to bloom, and new events in the arts are starting to pop up!  After a long year, it’s exciting to see more things available to experience the arts.  Here’s what I have going on for April! Clemens & the Pen: Studio…

  • Artwork,  Interactive Art Show

    Elmira Art Show

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    Today I put together an interactive art show featuring some of my favorite pieces of art that I’ve created of Elmira!  Grab yourself a cup of tea/coffee/wine and a favorite snack to enjoy while we explore the gallery.  This gallery is completely interactive – follow the prompts to explore the…

  • Artwork,  Local History,  Painting Series

    Portrait Series: John W. Jones

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    Recently I started to research different time periods throughout history that had ties to important movements in Black history and the role of Elmira (my current town) in each of them.   One of the first time periods I decided to dig into was the Abolition Movement of the 1830’s to…

  • Art Event

    March Events

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    UPDATE(3/20/2020): All galleries are currently closed through the rest of March.  Opening receptions and events have been postponed.  The Shoppes at the Oldies But Goodies has been temporary closed.  Going into February, here are places that you can view my art in person!  Be sure to keep an eye on my…

  • Art Event

    February Events

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    Going into February, here are places that you can view my art in person!  Perspectives From the Porch at Quarry Farm December 14 – March Community Arts of Elmira 413 Lake Street, Elmira, NY A group exhibit featuring art, fashion, & poetry inspired while visiting Mark Twain’s summer home Gallery…