Interview with Voyage houston
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
"I grew up in the small town of Brenham Texas and have painted for as long as I can remember. I loved the art community of Houston and was involved with a few of the art programs. In 2013 I was invited to attend the Western Art Academy and a year later at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo one of my paintings, The Procession, was sold at the live auction.
I then had an opportunity to attend art school in Connecticut at Lyme Academy College of Fine Art and have been studying there for the past four years (I am now in my final semester of senior year). I now work for a painting conservator helping in painting and frame restoration.
I’m looking to continue my studies at the graduate level and hope to continue to make work that blurs the line between the real and virtual world."
April 12, 2018
VR/AR SYMPOSIUM DAY 2017
"Learn how virtual reality (VR) and a combination of real and virtual worlds (augmented reality AR) can support engaged learning from STEM to the humanities. What was initially a tool for gaming and entertainment has rapidly evolved into immersive learning experiences that can transport."
-Tom Garrett, University of New Haven Faculty
CIrcuits Exhibition, 2017
"The Circuits: A Community Exhibition Exploring the Intersection of the Body and Technology exhibition, of which I conceived and curated, took place from April 14th to April 22nd, 2017. The exhibition, under the theme of the body and technology, included works by artists from Connecticut College, Lyme Art Academy, The Williams School, and the broader New London Community. The intent of the exhibition was to bring these diverse communities together through the thematic concepts. These sub-themes explored technology as a tool in which images of the body can be altered, the hybridization of machine and human form, and the post-digital disenchantment with “new” media."
- Bianca Scofield, Curator
Brenham Middle School Memorial Painting, 2015
"A reading area at the Brenham Middle School Library was dedicated Thursday in the memory of Deb Tackett, long time Middle School librarian who lost her battle with cancer last year. Over one hundred people attended the ceremony that included a video presentation on memories of Deb and the unveiling of a painting by artist Shawn Paul Michael that will be displayed in the library. The reading area will be known as Deb’s Corner and has comfortable seating for students to enjoy reading their library selections."
- Mark Whitehead, KWHI News