I worked as a Camp counselor this summer with an organization know as CFUM. Children Family Urban Ministers (CFUM) located at trinity church in Des Monies Iowa, is local organization that focuses on before and after school care in the river bend neighborhood. Their summer program had be working with the kids as an art teacher for kindergarten to fifth grade. it was a truly rewarding experience and in honor of my time working their i created a large 4 foot by 8 foot mural with the help of my students. I created a back drop for what would be their creation. The kids where prompted to create pictures of what CFUM meant to them. these pictures where then deconstructed and reconstructed into the shape of both Trinity church and Moulton Elementary the two sites the CFUM operates out of. the large 8 by 4 foot mural making the street view CFUM breaks down into two 4 by 4 foot murals which are site specific to each building.

Childs Play

My Second solo show titled Childs Play was up at the Des Moines social Club in The Basement. While feating a small section of my prints the main focus of the show was on the two large mural I created. However, I had the aid of the Social Club juniors Program. I worked as an art educator durring this after school program for kindergartners through fifth graders. The kids where a lot of fun to work. In turn they aided in developing paintings whose bright colors and vibrancy i found reflective of their positive attitudes. 

80/35 2017

Back at it for a second summer. Compliments of the Des Moines Social club Bryan Nance and Daniel Nutt create another mural durring the 2017 80/35 music festival. This time however we made the 6 foot by 6 foot painting open to public collaboration and handling. This time around the piece was held on to and currently on display in the Basement of the Des Moines Social Club. come check it out.

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