Community Art Projects

I believe in the power of art to change our culture and our communities.  I've completed several community based projects in the last several years that encourage collaboration and cooperation.  The gallery below shows a selection of these projects.   I've included pictures of the finished project and as well as images of the work done to create them.  If you want to partner with me to create a project for your community, church, school, etc, please get in touch.  

"The Story of Our Rialto", Mural Elements 1
"The Story of Our Rialto", Mural Elements 1

"The Story of Our Rialto" was completed in 2021 and combines 14 mixed media original paintings with hand painted mural elements that span 500 sq ft. to express the 100 year story of the Loveland Rialto Theatre in conjunction with the story of performing arts and film in America. This public art piece is located in the Rialto Theatre Pass Through Hallway. Commissioned by City of Loveland Art and Public Places .

"The Story of Our Rialto", Mural Elements 2
"The Story of Our Rialto", Mural Elements 2

"The Story of Our Rialto" was completed in 2021 and combines 14 mixed media original paintings with hand painted mural elements that span 500 sq ft. to express the 100 year story of the Loveland Rialto Theatre in conjunction with the story of performing arts and film in America. This public art piece is located in the Rialto Theatre Pass Through Hallway. Commissioned by City of Loveland Art and Public Places .

"Good Beer, Good Friends" Collaborative Project
"Good Beer, Good Friends" Collaborative Project

"Good Beer, Good Friends" is an original mixed media painting that was created using submitted beer labels and coasters by the Loveland public. The elements were collected and then arranged in the studio. The finished piece features a Colorado hops field.

"Good Beer, Good Friends" Collaborative Project, WIP
"Good Beer, Good Friends" Collaborative Project, WIP

"Good Beer, Good Friends" is an original mixed media painting that was created using submitted beer labels and coasters by the Loveland public. The elements were collected and then arranged in the studio. The finished piece features a Colorado hops field.

"Good Beer, Good Friends" Collage Submissions
"Good Beer, Good Friends" Collage Submissions

"Good Beer, Good Friends" is an original mixed media painting that was created using submitted beer labels and coasters by the Loveland public. The elements were collected and then arranged in the studio. The finished piece features a Colorado hops field.

"Fun in the Plaza" Chalk Art Project
"Fun in the Plaza" Chalk Art Project

The activity was sponsored by the Loveland Downtown Parntership in the summer of 2020 as a part of their "Fun on the Plaza" program. Children participated in helping me fill in a mosaic heart with prepackaged chalk kits. Each child could fill in a square (or two) however they desired.

"Fun on the Plaza" Collaborative Chalk Art Project
"Fun on the Plaza" Collaborative Chalk Art Project

The activity was sponsored by the Loveland Downtown Parntership in the summer of 2020 as a part of their "Fun on the Plaza" program. Children participated in helping me fill in a mosaic heart with prepackaged chalk kits. Each child could fill in a square (or two) however they desired.

"Fun on the Plaza" Collaborative Chalk Art Project, In Progress
"Fun on the Plaza" Collaborative Chalk Art Project, In Progress

The activity was sponsored by the Loveland Downtown Parntership in the summer of 2020 as a part of their "Fun on the Plaza" program. Children participated in helping me fill in a mosaic heart with prepackaged chalk kits. Each child could fill in a square (or two) however they desired.

"Fun on the Plaza" Collaborative Art Project, In Progress
"Fun on the Plaza" Collaborative Art Project, In Progress

The activity was sponsored by the Loveland Downtown Parntership in the summer of 2020 as a part of their "Fun on the Plaza" program. Children participated in helping me fill in a mosaic heart with prepackaged chalk kits. Each child could fill in a square (or two) however they desired.

"Fun on the Plaza" Collaborative Art Project, supplies
"Fun on the Plaza" Collaborative Art Project, supplies

The activity was sponsored by the Loveland Downtown Parntership in the summer of 2020 as a part of their "Fun on the Plaza" program. Children participated in helping me fill in a mosaic heart with prepackaged chalk kits. Each child could fill in a square (or two) however they desired.

"Small Hands Can Do Big Things" Collaborative Transformer Box Project
"Small Hands Can Do Big Things" Collaborative Transformer Box Project

Commissioned by the City of Loveland Art in Public Places "Transformations" Program. This transformer box utilizes a design that incorporates handprints from participating adults and children (and dogs!). The box is located at 7th Street at Redemption Church.

"Small Hands Can Do Big Things" Transformer Box Project, Side View
"Small Hands Can Do Big Things" Transformer Box Project, Side View

Commissioned by the City of Loveland Art in Public Places "Transformations" Program. This transformer box utilizes a design that incorporates handprints from participating adults and children (and dogs!). The box is located at 7th Street at Redemption Church.

"Small Hands Can Do Big Things" Transformer Box Project, Close Up
"Small Hands Can Do Big Things" Transformer Box Project, Close Up

Commissioned by the City of Loveland Art in Public Places "Transformations" Program. This transformer box utilizes a design that incorporates handprints from participating adults and children (and dogs!). The box is located at 7th Street at Redemption Church.

"Small Hands Can Do Big Things" Transformer Box Project, Close Up
"Small Hands Can Do Big Things" Transformer Box Project, Close Up

Commissioned by the City of Loveland Art in Public Places "Transformations" Program. This transformer box utilizes a design that incorporates handprints from participating adults and children (and dogs!). The box is located at 7th Street at Redemption Church.

"Small Hands Can Do Big Things" Transformer Box Project, Hand Print Days
"Small Hands Can Do Big Things" Transformer Box Project, Hand Print Days

Commissioned by the City of Loveland Art in Public Places "Transformations" Program. This transformer box utilizes a design that incorporates handprints from participating adults and children (and dogs!). The box is located at 7th Street at Redemption Church.

"Bridging The Gap" Collaborative Mixed Media Painting
"Bridging The Gap" Collaborative Mixed Media Painting

This piece was created for Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church in Sunbury, PA. The piece includes submitted, handwritten cards from congregation members as well as imagery related to the church's mission. Over 500 cards were used in this diptych, measuring 30" x 80"

"Bridging The Gap" Collaborative Mixed Media Painting, Background
"Bridging The Gap" Collaborative Mixed Media Painting, Background

This piece was created for Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church in Sunbury, PA. The piece includes submitted, handwritten cards from congregation members as well as imagery related to the church's mission. Over 500 cards were used in this diptych, measuring 30" x 80"

"Bridging the Gap" Collaborative Mixed Media Painting, Background Close Up
"Bridging the Gap" Collaborative Mixed Media Painting, Background Close Up

This piece was created for Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church in Sunbury, PA. The piece includes submitted, handwritten cards from congregation members as well as imagery related to the church's mission. Over 500 cards were used in this diptych, measuring 30" x 80"

"Bridging the Gap"  Collaborative Mixed Media Painting, Background Close Up
"Bridging the Gap" Collaborative Mixed Media Painting, Background Close Up

This piece was created for Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church in Sunbury, PA. The piece includes submitted, handwritten cards from congregation members as well as imagery related to the church's mission. Over 500 cards were used in this diptych, measuring 30" x 80"

"The Journey Project" Collaborative Mixed Media Project
"The Journey Project" Collaborative Mixed Media Project

This project was done in partnership with Fort Collins Faith Church in conjunction with their Journey Project Campaign. The purpose was to help the congregation engage further with the campaign and be reminded of the mission of the campaign through its two year life. The project took 6 weeks. Each Sunday, the congregation would be asked to fill out a card related to a specific question and then they would submit those cards for the creation of a "chevron" that would be completed during the wk.

"The Journey Project" Collaborative Mixed Media Project
"The Journey Project" Collaborative Mixed Media Project

This project was done in partnership with Fort Collins Faith Church in conjunction with their Journey Project Campaign. The purpose was to help the congregation engage further with the campaign and be reminded of the mission of the campaign through its two year life. The project took 6 weeks. Each Sunday, the congregation would be asked to fill out a card related to a specific question and then they would submit those cards for the creation of a "chevron" that would be completed during the wk.

"The Journey Project" Collaborative Mixed Media Project
"The Journey Project" Collaborative Mixed Media Project

This project was done in partnership with Fort Collins Faith Church in conjunction with their Journey Project Campaign. The purpose was to help the congregation engage further with the campaign and be reminded of the mission of the campaign through its two year life. The project took 6 weeks. Each Sunday, the congregation would be asked to fill out a card related to a specific question and then they would submit those cards for the creation of a "chevron" that would be completed during the wk.

"The Journey Project" Collaborative Mixed Media Project, Submitted Cards
"The Journey Project" Collaborative Mixed Media Project, Submitted Cards

This picture shows a sampling of the cards that were submitted each week during the 6-week "Journey Project" collaboration. Each week, over 400 cards were submitted. In order to use them all, I extended the project to include a paper card installation.

"The Journey Project" Hanging Cards Installation
"The Journey Project" Hanging Cards Installation

Due to the amount of cards submitted each week over the 6 week project, I decided to expand the project to include a hanging installation which allow for all the responses to be used. The card installation is meant to move and flow and express growth.

"The Journey Project" Collaborative Mixed Media Project, Cards
"The Journey Project" Collaborative Mixed Media Project, Cards

Due to the amount of cards submitted each week over the 6 week project, I decided to expand the project to include a hanging installation which allow for all the responses to be used. The card installation is meant to move and flow and express growth.