This spring I took my final class at Wesleyan where I have been enrolled in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. Marion Belanger was my professor for a class in photographic portraiture. Since this was my third class with Marion I was sure I would enjoy it. And just like in the other classes with her, I pushed myself beyond my expectations. She has a silent, strong way to get you to explore and to help you sculpt your focus until, by the end of the semester, each student has a strong, well edited portfolio of work.
For the past 20 years, each May, Westville Village has put on Artwalk, an event that celebrates the concentration of the arts in our small village. We are an historic village in the western part of New Haven. This year, Misti and Luke Hanscom of Lotta Studio arranged for 14 artists to create wearable art. Two of my works were worn in the fashion show on Friday night just before the Central Avenue Dance Party. Damian Paglia wore my Serape/Jacket and Emmett wore one of my coats. Fun was had by all!
And thanks to David Sepulveda for the video he made and posted on YouTube so the rest of could enjoy it after the event.