Thanks to Wexler Gallery my work was exhibited at Collective Design Fair and received great support. I want to thank the team at Wexler and all of the people who worked hard to put Collective Design Fair together. Here is a link to a write up about Collective that features Wexler and some images of my work.
I am incredibly pleased to announce that I will be presented as a 2015 NCECA Emerging artist this year in Providence, RI. This is a prestigious opportunity to present my work as well as my thoughts in front of a audience of my peers. I am truly honored to be chosen for my artwork and I will be sure to present a lecture that will be one to remember.
Richard Ross and Roberto Lugo will discuss the positive social effects of creative education and its need as part of the reform of the juvenile justice system.
Juvenile In Justice is an interactive artistic project that will participate in the nationally important conversation about juvenile justice and display the positive social effects of creative education and its need as part of the reform of the juvenile justice system. Focused through an exhibition of documentary photographs by Richard Ross and ceramic artwork by Roberto Lugo, a series of public programs will engage audiences in a discussion about juvenile incarceration. Participants in this conversation include at-risk populations in the community and community stakeholders. They will be asked to consider the need for reform within the juvenile justice system in Philadelphia and advocate for the role creative education can play in this reform. In collaboration with the Philadelphia not-for profit Inliquid, Juvenile In Justice will be presented at the Ice Box space of the Crane Building in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia and will attract and engage audiences from the surrounding communities as well as other parts of Philadelphia.
As I am getting set up for the Juvenile Injustice show I finally got to show some of the work I made this summer in Hungary and received feedback on what affected people the most. I was able to make an eclectic mix of sculpture, potters, and even paint. I felt very free and back to being me. I recently told a curator that I wanted to stay raw and she said “Your not Raw, Your Real”
At this years NCECA conference I will be a presenting “Activism Through Ceramics” a lecture about how to use ceramics to serve the community as a part of NCECA’s “Student Perspectives” series. I am very Excited about this opportunity and look forward to seeing you there.