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Thank you for hopping over here to my website. I've been a writer since high school and that evolved into performance and spoken word, which evolved into collaborating with other artists around the country, which evolved into designing arts-based community engagement projects, which evolved into producing multi media events and founding an arts non-profit organization, which evolved into a visual art practice. In short, I believe we're born to create, not destroy. So, I make things and encourage other humans to make things.

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Artist CV

Select Exhibitions + Commissions + Projects

Des Moines Arts Festival; juror – Des Moines, IA 2023

enuf; solo exhibition – Cedar Rapids, IA 2023

Consider the Meaningful; art installation (commissioned by Ballet Des Moines) – Des Moines, IA 2023

The Remoir Project; solo exhibition – Ames, IA 2022

Prompt for the Planet – Iowa City, IA 2022

Octagon Exhibition; juror – Ames, IA 2022

In Living Color: Black Art in Iowa – Cedar Rapids, IA 2022

Freedom’s Daughters – Cedar Rapids, IA 2022

Pocket Park Poetry Project – Marshalltown, IA 2021

POP of Color – Cedar Rapids, IA 2021

Red Cedar Chamber, Love and Life Residency – Cedar Rapids, IA 2021

Cey Adams, Live from the Studio (Virtual) – New York, NY 2020

Homebound; solo exhibition CSPS – Cedar Rapids, IA 2020

Iowa State University Student Exhibition; juror – Ames, IA 2020

JFK Center for the Performing Arts; performance – Washington, DC 2020

Artists for Biden; poetry – Cedar Rapids, IA 2020

Clinton Foundation + Her Flag; poetry – New York, NY 2020

Women Lead Change; poetry – Cedar Rapids, IA 2019

Englert Theatre + Strengthen. Grow. Evolve; poetry – Iowa City, IA 2019

HER Flag + Marilyn Artus; poetry – Des Moines, IA 2019

In Search of Homeland and Security; poetry – Petaluma, CA 2018

Red Cedar Chamber; Love and Life with Composer Stephen Cohn – Iowa City, IA 2017

Moberg Gallery + Larassa Kabel’s UpSpeak; poetry – Des Moines, IA 2016

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art + ArtLOUD!; theatrical production – Cedar Rapids, IA 2016

Iowa Arts Summit; poetry – Des Moines, IA 2016

Mission Creek Festival; poetry – Iowa City, IA 2016        


Professional Appointments + Fellowships

Arts Midwest; Artistic Director, We the Many – Perry, IA 2021

Arts Across America; Partner and Curator  – JFK Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC 2020

Arts Midwest; Advisor, Regional Arts Resilience Fund – Minneapolis, MN 2020

Arts Midwest; Advisor, We the Many – Perry, IA 2019

Iowa Arts Council Fellow -- Des Moines, IA  2016


Select Invited Lectures + Workshops + Keynotes

The Remoir Project – Mt. Vernon, IA 2022

Octagon Business of Art Conference – Ames, IA 2022

Iowa Department of Public Health, Keynote – Cedar Rapids, IA 2021

TRIO, keynote – Cedar Rapids, IA 2021

Visiting Artist & Workshop Instructor, Iowa State University – Ames, IA 2020

Iowa Youth Writing Project, Workshop Facilitator – Iowa City, IA 2020

Iowa Youth Writing Project, Keynote – Iowa City, IA  2020

Visiting Artist & Workshop Instructor, Grinnell College – Grinnell, IA 2019

Visiting Artist & Workshop Instructor, Mount Mercy University – Cedar Rapids, IA 2019

Visiting Artist & Panelist: Seeing, Making, Doing: Social Capital, Iowa State University – Ames, IA 2019

Planned Parenthood of East Central Iowa, performance – Cedar Rapids, IA 2017

United Way Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, Keynote – Cedar Rapids, IA 2017

Women’s Power Luncheon Series , Speaker – Cedar Rapids, IA 2017

Cedar Rapids Public Library; OUT LOUD! Author Series, Host – Cedar Rapids, IA 2016

The University of Iowa’s Center for Diversity & Enrichment Speaker Series – Iowa City, IA 2016


Board Memberships   

Brucemore, Board of Trustees 2022 – Present

Iowa Arts Council 2019 – Present

Legion Arts 2016-2017; 2019

NewBo Market 2016

Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation 2016 


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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