Leave Your Shoes At The Door


I was asked to help coordinate an arts event benefiting a company that provides shoes to developing nations.

When I was released from prison I started taking photos, skateboarding and making art constantly. With no place to show art, I decided to ask my friend Jeff if I could organize an impromptu pop-up exhibition. It was this that made me visible to the organizer.

It was a lot of work and required more funds that I had access to at the time. I enlisted the help of my friend Eric, who designed the flyer using some of the photographs I had taken personally.  Rhonda, one of my three sisters. worked the door, while I mc'd and ran the raffle.

We had art from the high school, greater community and some from friends in California. My favorite band, Harold Borup played, as did Earhart and kthanksbye. My friend Fabian did a live painting which we raffled along with some other artworks. We raised a bit of money, some of which was used to send the shoes off. The remainder of the funds were donated to the Bay City Women’s Crisis Center during one of their off-site visit to Wharton County Junior College.