Hermann's Footprint still causing a stir!

Sooo...Hermann's Footprint, allegedly sculpted by some New Ulm local, has been the subject of some Youtube action. Video 1)  in which the fun effects of touching Hermann's Footprint are illustrated in a really nice tourism piece featuring New Ulm.

Video 2) in which a local artist (Jazz Jaberman) does not mind being lampooned, because he looks like Slash in a white suit and tells off the paparazzi.  Check out info on the play "Hermann the German: The Scandal the Rocked New Ulm" 

Final preparations for the WELS National Worship Conference

Here's an overview of print materials I'm bringing to this year's WELS National Worship Conference.

See the new edition of business cards below.  I'm planning some fun ways to distribute them at the conference.  If you are attending, keep your eyes peeled.  If you come across a cube or a stray pack of cards...finders keepers.  You may see them in stacks at vendors tables...take a few, leave the stack.   COLLECT AND TRADE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!  12 CARDS IN ALL!  (Don't worry I have plenty...)

I spent some time mounting prints for the artists exhibit.  Remember to cast your vote in the people's choice award!

And this too-tall-for-the-studio banner is ready for action.
Purchase the digital file for the banner above as well as other artwork produced exclusively for the Worship Conference at

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Lutheran Celtic music at Art A Whirl!

My weekend is booked.  I'll be at St. John in Northeast Minneapolis participating in the "Art-A-Whirl festivities.  I'll have original Christian artwork for sale and perform some sand animation with Joey Shumann of the Lutheran Ceili Orchestra.  

What's Art-A-Whirl?
Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the country. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork.

 Art-A-Whirl takes place annually in Northeast Minneapolis, the third weekend of May. This event is free and open to the public.

2014 Dates and Hours:
Friday, May 16th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday,  May 17th -  Noon-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18th -   Noon-5:00 p.m.

Where is St. John's?

St. John's is dedicated to hosting Christian Artists for Art-A-Whirl!

Lutheran Celtic?
I'm excited to perform with the multi-talented Joey Shumann at St. John's this weekend.  Learn more about Joey and the Lutheran Ceili Orchestra at  An excerpt: 

The Lutheran Ceili Orchestra is a group of accomplished Celtic Christian musicians from Wisconsin that have travelled the country playing their unique blend of hymns and traditional Irish music. Their "Celtic Service" series combines the verses, prayers, and legends of the ancient Celtic Christians with traditional music and hymns from Ireland and the British Isles played on authentic instruments including the Uilleann bagpipes, tinwhistle, fiddle, harp, bodhran, and more. The group is led by Joey Schumann, who is an annual featured Celtic musician at Carnegie Hall in New York City and has recorded and toured with American composer Tim Janis.

A bit about Joey:

"Joseph (Joey) grew up in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and is excited to return to the area. His family has roots in Appleton and grandmother had a long and happy nursing career at one of the Appleton hospitals where he will be doing some of his residency training. The idea of “family” is very important to him, which is one of the many reasons he chose the field of “family” medicine. He began college with an interest in becoming a children’s book illustrator and was awarded various art scholarships. Along the way he was surprised by how much he loved science courses and switched to medicine. He graduated from Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina having achieved honors in science, fine art and athletics and was also the starting fullback on a Division 2 football team. Joey’s illustrations have appeared in an orthopedics textbook, as well as public exhibitions. He plays a number of ethnic instruments including the Irish bagpipes, tin whistle, and duduk; has toured with American composer Tim Janis; has been a featured performer twice at Carnegie Hall in New York City; and has recorded on various albums, including a project by Janis which was dedicated to people suffering with ALS. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where he was recognized by his class for being a standout in ethics. In the future, he hopes to have a sports medicine focused practice in Wisconsin. Joey is an avid backpacker, values a well-rounded life and spending time with his wife and son."

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Video for "The Work Behind the Work"

Here's my art talk for the show "The Work Behind the Work".  The exhibit is no more, but the lecture lives on!  I really had no idea that I had gone on for so long.  This was a really fun talk for me and I heard some great responses.  Thanks to Bethany Art Department, especially Bill Bukowski, for inviting me to show my work.  I had a great time!    

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"the work behind The Work" prezi

Here's the prezi document I used for my art lecture, "the work behind The Work".  Be patient, it may take a while to load up.  You can simply click the arrows to move through the presentation (arrow keys on your keyboard will work too), or you can drag and zoom the whole canvas to explore.  Enjoy!

If the embedded version doesn't load try it at this link:

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