Public Sculpture Symposium: Concept, Material & Placemaking

Date and Time:  November 10, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Public art can transform a city and invigorate a public space, but what does that mean for Springfield, Missouri? Join the Department of Art + Design and Sculpture Walk Springfield for a panel discussion moderated by sculpture professor Deidre Argyle. Featured sculptors J. Aaron Alderman, Jenn Peek and Theda Sandiford will explore how public sculpture exhibitions contribute to the social and cultural fabric of communities.”

Registration for this free webinar is required. 

FREE EVENT Register Here

 

Free Your Mind: Artist Talk 10/15/22

Please join me for my artist talk this Saturday, October 15 from 1:00-2:00pm on Governors Island at to learn more about my social justice public art project Free Your Mind.

Location: Art Crawl Harlem House; 406b Colonels Row, Governors Island, NYC

Free Your Mind is a public textile art project aiming to collect, exhibit, embed and release personal narratives about Microaggressions in a multi-sensory installation facilitated by artist Theda Sandiford.

Participants are invited to write a story about a microaggression they have experienced onto a ribbon and tie this ribbon onto a net to release this story from their personal narrative. This is a story ribbon.

The installation evolves with each new story ribbon, keeping a public record of disempowering interactions, that can be exposed and talked about. Participants have the feeling of being seen and acknowledged while interacting with the work.

In 2021 Free Your Mind toured, collecting story ribbons in Bayonne NJ, Jersey City NJ, Sunsets @ The Standard, Miami Art Week. The installation is currently at Governors Island May through October 2022 and made stops in Indianapolis for Butter Fair. Free Your Mind is scheduled to travel to Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Newark and Michigan next year in 2023. ​​

Glow Up Teddy Bear

My emotional baggage cart in progress on Governors Island asked me to make a Teddy Bear for it so naturally, I complied.

Come see the completed cart at the end of the month and save the date for my Artist Talk on Saturday October 15th at 1:00pm.

Location: Art Crawl Harlem House 406B Colonels Row on Governors Island, NYC

Free Your Mind from Microaggressions with Me this Saturday

“Free Your Mind” is a cascade of story ribbons tied to fishing nets draped upon the wall like a blanket. Visitors are invited to share written statements about experienced microaggression on a “story” ribbon which I will weave into the “Free Your Mind” blanket. Infusing the essence and yarn of each participant into the social fabric of a protective blanket.

Free Your Mind Public Art Installation

Exhibition Dates: On view for the public Thursday  through Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00PM until the end of August

Location: ArtCrawl Harlem @ Governors Island, 406b Colonels Row

Theda In Residence: June 25, July 2, July 16, from 11a – 3pm.

Upcoming Artist Talks

Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7-8pm     The Center for Contemporary Art virtual studio visit. Register here.

Friday, March 5, 2021 6-9pm                 Weave Weird Baggagecarts JC Friday. Register here.

Please save these dates. Registration links forthcoming.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 7-9pm            Microaggressions MoCADA Artist Talk

Saturday, June 12, 2021 3-5pm             Microaggressions MoCADA Workshop

Virtual Studio Visit 3/4

I am the third prize & solo exhibition winner in the International Juried Exhibition, Victor Davson, juror.

Join me for a virtual studio visit to see what Ive been up to this past year on Thursday March 4th @ 7:00pm ET.

Registration fee is free for members of The Center for Contemporary Art and $15 for non-members.

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Caribbean Friendship Bracelet

February Exhibitions & Talks

Color, Cuts and Contour Delineations

Take a break from the dank and drink in the color, whimsical line play and personal stories at 5 Points Art Gallery + Studios in Milwaukee, WI at “Color, Cuts, and Contour Delineations” Exhibition.

The exhibition runs from February 5, 2021 until March 28, 2021.

The Empowering

The Empowering: A social justice show was curated by Danielle Scott featuring sculpture, video, painting, drawing, fiber art, and photography.

The gallery will be open by appointment only every weekend Sat. and Sun. 1-4pm.

Appointments can be made on Eventbrite via this LINK. 

The exhibition runs from February 6 – March 21, 2021

Pieces of Me: Artist Talk

Join me, Blond Jenny and Preksha Kapadia for our closing talk with Kristin DeAngelis about the works in Pieces of Me.

The Artist Talk will be hosted on Zoom – Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:00pm. Register for Zoom link HERE

Virtual Artist Talk

Join me as I share images of recent work while discussing my process and how the double pandemic has influenced my recent work.

Tuesday, February 16 at 3:00pm. Register for Zoom link HERE

THE BRIDGE/ 3RD Annual CELEBRATION of African American Artists

Exhibition Dates: February 14, 2021 – March 12, 2021

Reception: Sunday February 14, 2021 from 1:00-4:00PM

Location: The Gallery Space Rahway, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, New Jersey 

2021 International Juried Exhibition

I have two works of the 51 pieces in the show, selected from more than 740 entries from 259 artists by juror Victor Davson.

The exhibition runs through February 27, 2021.

See the virtual show on the The Center for Contemporary Art website HERE.

Fiber Art Now’s Excellence In Fibers VI.

Virtual online exhibition on view on New Bedford Art Museum’s website HERE through March 2021. I am in the Sculptural artist group.

JC Fridays

The next JC Fridays is March 5, 2021.

Virtual JC Fridays will take place on Zoom! There will be one online event showcasing all that Jersey City has to offer, hosted by Art House Productions. I’ll be showing my baggage carts.

Free, advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register HERE