Following the success of Shane's mural in Calhoun Square, they offered us a chance to showcase local artists in their main hallway almost every weekend in late 2015 to mid 2016. We enjoyed building a community of artists with shared interest in displaying their works, and trying to build their brands. Some names that had participated include such artists as: Anna Hoover, Warren Peterson, SiK PiN, Jessi Sando, Maggie Moore, Caveman Clayworks, Pseudo Manitou, Angel Hawari, Sara Syverhus, Jin Wicked, and more. If not previously said, I thank all artists that participated in these events, and hope to someday rebuild this community at a different venue.
In March of 2015, I had the opportunity to travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand with Shane Anderson. The three weeks we there were spent exploring, and also creating a mural with children of a small village. Their elementary school got a real cool facelift, and they all had a hand in helping paint it. It took 3 days to complete, and afterwards we had a big dinner with the village elders.
Chiang Mai was amazing to see, we visited many galleries and Buddhist temples, tried a lot of local cuisine, saw a lot of the night life, and drank a lot of Thailand's favorite beer (Chang). Pandas were a first time in person sight for both myself, and Shane at the Chiang Mai zoo. A last stop before we had to leave was Elephant Nature Park, A group that protects and cares for the endangered elephants. They allow people to visit in a tour setting with the idea that you're to help out in the feeding and bathing of the elephants.