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Born February 20, 1947

Greenville, Mississippi



Office of Applied Innovations (studied with Dr. James Kinard), DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 1999

The Art Students League of New York (studied stone sculpture), New York, NY 1991

Summer Institute, Purdue University , West Lafayette, IN, 1982

Bachelor of Science Degree, Art Education, Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS, 1975

Studied art in Italy, Greece and France (Semester Abroad Program) Mississippi Valley State University 1974

T. L. Weston Jr. Sr. High School, Greenville MS, 1966


Professional Experience

Owner and operator of Studio II, Elkhart, IN, 1993-2011

Co owner and curator for Artpost Gallery, South Bend, IN, 2009-2011

Assistance to Director Ruth Jett, Cinque Gallery, New York, NY, 1991-1993

Instrumental Enrichment Program Mediator, Office of Applied Innovations, DePaul University, 1995-2000

Special Education Teacher, Logan Center, South Bend, IN, 1983-1989

Middle school art teacher, South Bend Community School Corporation, 1979-1982

Adult Basic Education Teacher, CETA, South Bend, IN 1975-1981