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Times Square Art Banner Donation Program

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Times Square Art Banner Donation Program

I’m excited to share that I will be donating all of the artwork used in the NYC World Pride Times Square Installation to LGBTQ+ non-profits across the US. Please take a look at the Indiegogo Program I launched to learn more about making nominations, supporting shipping costs to non-profits, and how you can get prints of the artwork.

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Open Letter To My Younger Self: You'll be fine. Let Go.

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Open Letter To My Younger Self: You'll be fine. Let Go.

In November of 2017,  I received a text that would fulfill a couple of my dreams. Curator, Neysa Page-Lieberman asked “Would I like to go to Morocco to paint a mural?” For a moment it didn’t feel real. For years I’ve flipped through magazines and the internet fascinated with artists that traveled the world to paint multi-story murals in countries I’d never been. It was something I often hoped to do.  I started my public art career about 8 years ago, while running a full time art business which consisted of gallery exhibits, corporate commissions, merchandise development, the works. This came after 10...

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Can we Desegregate Chicago?

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Can we Desegregate Chicago?

I want to know how successful we would be as a city if we integrated more -- if we combined strengths and competed less -- if we built bridges and created financial sustainability amongst each other. What would Chicago be like if it wasn’t segregated?

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TraffickFree

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TraffickFree
This year, 2018, we will partner with TraffickFree to exhibit artwork that helps to share a visual glimpse into the lives of human trafficking survivors. 

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Brooklyn Community Pride Center

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Brooklyn Community Pride Center
Artists, Jenny Q and Sam Kirk completed their final mural of 2017 at the new Brooklyn Community Pride Center in Bedstuy, Brooklyn. Together they have completed 10 murals this year between New York and Chicago, celebrating various cultures through vibrant colors while creating dialogue via their focus on marginalized communities for the public to enjoy.

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