I am honored to have participated in the Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois exhibition at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. As described by the museum’s website– the exhibition “is a platform for an ever-evolving tradition of premier contemporary art exhibitions that recognize the contributions made by our nationally known artists to the cultural landscape of Central Illinois. Traditions communicate values, stories and accomplishments while encouraging groups of people to create and share a collective identity, which in turn serves to shape individual identities. They remind us that we are part of a history that defines our past, shapes who we are today and who we are likely to become.”
As the show closed, I had an opportunity to give a presentation about the evolution of “Charred”, now titled,”Crucible”. You can watch my artist talk below.