Top Nine, 2018
. Many thanks to everyone whom I had a phone or in-person meeting with to discuss my Women’s Social Justice project, Silent Strength. Discussing contracts, realities and steps to turning such an important project into fruition and endeavor for true change. Corzo Center thank you for existing and for creating such an invaluable resource for artists.
To Ars Muralis, thank you. Having the opportunity to meet, learn and share was a period of time I hold very dear and what an incredible time to also celebrate my birthday! I’m so honored to know each one of you and to be working with you on these next huge community projects bringing talents from France and around the world to Philadelphia. Thank you to Conrad Benner of Streets Dept. for creating such an awesome connection. And thank you to Arts & Crafts Holdings and Spring Arts District for your warm welcome and helping to create space for Ars Muralis in Philadelphia. To Ars Muralis for insisting I create a wheat paste! Also, thank you to Conrad Benner for helping to spread my message and reminder to vote this past November by documenting and including it on the Streets Dept. blog.
Extremely honored by every single woman and person who came forward and shared with me some of your most difficult experiences in life. For your trust in me and the creation of Silent Strength. To Gilberto Gonzalez’s for your continued support of my artistic journey and Silent Strength.
To two incredible women Liz Krick president of the Women’s Caucus in art Philadelphia chapter and Natalie Merritt owner of High5 Gallery and Vice President of WCA : Philadelphia Chapter for your friendship and continued support of my women’s social justice project, Silent Strength.
To my boyfriend, my mother, my sisters and my friends thank you so much for your support, love, advice, your ears to listen, cards in the mail that brighten my day and put a smile on my face, for all the times you may have assisted in my art projects including modeling. With that being said, A huge thank you to Greg Austin for modeling so many moons ago and that art becoming part of my first wheat paste this past November. Also, a serious congratulations to my sister Nicole for graduating with her Master’s and getting hitched! Also serious congratulations to my sister Lindsay for embarking on her Master’s!
These few paragraphs do not come close to encompassing everything accomplished or all the people who made such an impact on my life in 2018 but know I send you my sincerest thanks to every one of you and sending you all the absolute best for a truly beautiful and gorgeous New Year!!!!