portrait and figurative artist


You Can't Touch a Ghost: Art & Music Charity Exhibition for Alternatives for Girls

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 6-10 pm

Galleri 2987

2987 Franklin St., Detroit, MI 48207

Cost of Entry: $15

Lot and Street Parking Available

Curated by Things Feel Heavy (Anna Schaap)

This event is an art exhibition and art auction with live musical performances by Tru Blue & Electric Blanket; also, featuring a Wearables Runway Show by Detroit Denim to raise money for the charity organization Alternatives for Girls. Featuring Detroit's top artists and artists abroad, it is guaranteed to be an art and cultural experience to remember. Sponsors include Blick Art Materials, Atwater Brewery, Forte Belanger, Celebrity Catering, and Deadline Detroit. 

Media: WJR 760Am ;  Deadline Detroit; The Detroit News

Galerie Camille's Charity Event for Type 1 Diabetes

April 2019

Galerie Camille and Vans Shoes are collaborating with artists who are reimagining a pair of white shoes in their individual artistic styles. This event is in support of research for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.


Grand Circus Art Auction: DAM Gala 4

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 7-10 pm

David Whitney Building

One Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Tickets: $100 via Eventbrite

Valet: $10

Street Parking Available

Evening Sponsors: Roger Garrett, E. Eleanor and Michael Marsh, and Jean and Joe Hudson

On Press: Making Visible an Unseen Detroit (2018, 2019)

Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 5-8 pm

Renee Rials & COTS Detroit (Coalition on Temporary Shelter)

This is a Signal-Return initiative that pairs Detroit artists with Detroit nonprofit service organizations. Read about it in this article in the Metro Times:


WOMEN: 7th Annual Exhibition and Workshop

Opening Reception & Panel "Women in Art"

Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 7-10 pm

Exhibition Dates: March 3, 2018 - April 26, 2018

The Carr Center

1505 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226

For more info visit: http://mrisker.wix.com/womenartshow


MOCAD's New Wave Monster Drawing Rally

​Date & Time: December 15, 2017, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201

Admission: $10 General Public ($7 MOCAD Members)

Art Party & Live Auction: Annual Fundraiser

Curated by: National Conference of Artists (NCA)

Honorary Chairs: Hon. Deborah Geraldine Bledsoe Ford and Atty. Jerome Watson

Date & Time: October 14, 2017, 5pm-10pm

Location: NCA Gallery, Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd., Detroit, MI 48235

Tickets: $75 each

Call 313-342-1786 for pre-registration and ticket information

Note: Auction preview begins at 5pm

Collector's Choice Exhibition

Curated by: National Conference of Artists (NCA)

Guest Curated by: Mr. David & Mrs. Linda Whitaker, Dr. Dexter Fields, Mr.Conrad & Mrs. Denise Mallett, Mrs. Marian Stephens, Mr. Harold & Mrs. Joann Braggs, Ms. Paralee Day, Dr. Margaret Betts, and Leslie Graves.

Exhibition Dates: September 9, 2017 - October 21, 2017

Location: NCA Gallery, Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd., Detroit, MI 48235

Bent, but Unbroken

Curated by: Anna Schaap (Things Feel Heavy) &  Jennifer Evans (The Wright Museum)

Exhibition Dates: July 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Location: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren, Detroit, MI 48201

Detroit Artists Market

Garden Party & Art Sale

Curated by: DAM

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Location: 56 Oxford Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

Cost: Free to DAM members (non-members may purchase a membership prior to the event or upon arrival).

Dress: Garden attire

Parking: On-site parking is available 

Exhibit: 'Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body'
Curated by: Stay Laced, and Laura Gibson of The Carr Center
Opening Reception: January 28, 2017, 6pm - 11 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 27, 2017 - March 3, 2017
Location: The Carr Center, 311 E Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226​​

Exhibit: 'Faces of Freedom'
Curated by: The Freedom58 Project
Date: January 11, 2017
Location: Capitol Building in Helena, Montana

Faces of Freedom is an ongoing, traveling exhibition. Check http://freedom58project.com/faces-freedom/ for future dates and locations


Publication: Starry Night's 'Artists to Look Out For', Volume 3
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Where to Purchase: Lulu.com and Amazon.com

Exhibit: 'You Are Here'

Curated by: Things Feel Heavy

Opening Reception: November 3, 2016, 7pm - 11pm

Exhibition Dates: November 3, 2016 - December 17, 2016

Location: The Carr Center, 311 E Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Exhibit: 'PaperWorks IV'

Exhibition Dates: June 23, 2016 - July 24, 2016

Location: Upstream Gallery in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York


Publication: 'AugustMan' Magazine

October 2015