On March 15th 2018, I conducted an interactive Rangoli performance at the Vermont State House for Arts Advocacy Day. The Vermont Arts Council hosted a day-long Rangoli workshop, to which Vermont legislators were invited to take a few moments of respite and indulge in some Rangoli making. As the day progressed, the Rangoli grew, creating a beautiful and calming atmosphere in the midst of a demanding and hectic day at the Statehouse.
On October 20th 2016, an interactive Rangoli performance took place at the Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington, VT. Participants were students from the Global Studies Senior Seminar and the performance took place during a solo exhibition of my work. Peripheral Vision features work created as a result of a 15-week residency in the Champlain College MakerLab in the spring of 2016. While exploring the line between permanence and the ephemeral, I have been experimenting with cutting-edge 3D-printer technology and created a body of work that attempts to connect three different elements of my practice: rangoli, painting and sculpture.
On Saturday October 19th, I was invited to lead an interactive Rangoli performance at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA., to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition, Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaborations.Over 50 children and adults participated throughout the day to help construct the 6.5ft x 6.5ft Rangoli which was made from a mixture of dyed rice, pulses and grains and materials found in the environment.
In the beautiful and historically preserved Kent Musuem, in the heart of Calais, VT, I was invited to create an interactive drawing installation on the day preceding the opening of the exhibition Full Circle. It was a wonderful experience to be working with over 20 participants. Over the course of 6 hours, we completed a 6ft x 4ft rectangular design which will remain on view to the public for the duration of the show. Full Circle runs from September 29th to October 7th 2012. Many thanks to Nel Emlen, Allyson Evans and David Schutz for putting together an amazing exhibition.