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Art Play is Here!

Art Play is an adult arts and crafts night I put together for fundraisers, good times and stress reduction. I am utilizing my love of art to help people and raise money to complete my travels for my documentary.  It was so much fun instructing people 21 to 65 paint their perception of the piece presented. I would like to thank the Unions Education Committee Scholorship Fund for inviting me.

Wine and snacks
Door prizes

Create! Be free! Cheers!

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The Art of Storytelling

Me and Mom (Kathy Bartney).  She took me to Europe as a child to persue her dreams as a singer Fascinating storytellers!  My grandmother at 16. 
I was invited to share the shady areas of my family tree that I am most thankful for (hahaha) at a unique and charming night called Shaking The Tree in Highland Park. I was touched by the stories that we shared that night.

I come from a family of writers, farmers and educators. My grandmother was the first Black teacher in Fortcobb, Oklahoma. My great, great uncle was the first Black cowboy to lead a parade. My cousin in the 1920's was a professor and invented a breed of cow. My mother was the first out of 8 children that followed her dreams and moved to Europe. I'm proud of my family and it is nice to know who my ancestors are and continue to be. My family always concluded we were mixed with Indian because of our hair type and our connection to Indian culture living in Oklahoma.  We are on the tribe roll of Cheyenne, Cherokee and C…