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November 25, 2019

Finally, I am able to offer the sale of prints of works created during live Manibus Happenings. It is exciting for me to allow participants to purchase a print version of the work that they helped create during a public dance-painting performance event!

Not a participan...

November 6, 2019

Bridging Divides to Mobilize a Creative Force was a workshop by Jonny Stax, Artist, Creative Coach, and Social Equity Strategist.  The event was part of the Witching Hour Festival in Iowa City Nov 1-2, 2019. If you aren't familiar, the Witching Hour is "a festival expl...

July 10, 2019

As you might guess, I am deeply honored to have been awarded a 2019 Iowa Artist Fellowship. In addition, I am over-the-moon-excited about the possibilities at hand for several reasons.

First and foremost, this is an invaluable opportunity for me to simplify some extrane...

May 29, 2018

I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded a residency at New York Mills Cultural Center in New York Mills, MN.  I will be spending time there this summer during July working on an updated Manibus painting tool and collaborating with the community. 

I will p...

March 12, 2018

 My Solo Exhibition titled

Emotional Traces: Manibus and the Vestige of Movement

is on display at the Oskaloosa Art Center through April 27, 2018

March 12, 2018

I was honored to be featured in the March - April 2018 issue of dsm Magazine.  The article titled, "To Boldly Go" featured myself and two other Fitch Building artists, Larassa Kabel and Brent Holland.  The article was about artists pushing themselves and their work in...

September 11, 2017

Many people have asked me how they can collaborate with Manibus and myself to create their own work of art.  Here are some ways in which you can participate in the project:

- Community Painting Events

like the Mini Maker Faire at the Science Center or other upcoming even...

September 5, 2017

Here are a few fun photos from the Des Moines Mini Maker Faire at the Science Center of Iowa on Monday Sept 4, 2017.  These show some highlights featuring Manibus-painting collaborators - so many movers and shakers! It was awesome seeing so many engaged kiddos with an...

August 9, 2017

It was so much fun to take part in this video series, Modern Makers, showcasing entrepreneurs in their creative environments!  Many thanks to BHG, Luminary Creative, and Ballet Des Moines professional dancer, Mary Cooper.

Watch the video and read the transcript on the B...

August 7, 2017

What is Manibus?

Manibus is the name given to a movement-controlled wireless painting robot designed to translate the motion, movement, and the dynamic emotion of dance into a painting.

What does Manibus mean?

Translated from Latin into English, manibus means "the hand."...

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