From Left: Residency Producer Tommy Coleman, Resident Jacob Hicks, Me,
Resident Frank Traynor, Resident Tati Nguyen
BIG NEWS: I have been selected as one of the inaugural Artist-Educators in Residence at The Children's Museum of the Arts! This exciting new program involves collaborating with four other artists (filmmaker Tati Nguyen, puppeteer Frank Traynor, and painter Jacob Hicks) to create art content for children under CMA's Digital Commons — the museum's online platform. As we await a vaccinated child population, the physical museum is closed to the public, so we (the artists) will be using its rooms as studio spaces to make and film our work. The four of us will be working closely together to make exciting, experimental projects for kids aged 5-15, and to plan and execute community events. I will be documenting my portion of that work here and can't wait to show you what I've been up to. In the meantime, you can read more about the residency and the other artists here!
As a bonus, I'd also like to share my application video for the residency, which will give you a sense of the kind of content I'm trying to make. Applicants were asked to respond to the prompt "Worldbuilding" in a 2-minute video that we felt would engage children. I enlisted the help of my young niece, nephews and siblings as well as the editing wizardry of my Video Producer partner, Ed Vega. I'm so happy with how it turned out.
Disclaimer: I am expressing only my personal opinions that have not been reviewed by,
are not endorsed by, and do not represent the opinion or viewpoints of the Children's Museum of the Arts.