Hometown love and bad photos.

"Dude, you got Cthulhu and some Star Wars goons on the walls of the Evansville Museum". Yes I did. I was one of 16 former students of Joan Kempf Dejong selected to show at the Master Teacher exhibit in celebration of the University of Southern Indiana's 50th anniversary. Many of the 16 selected were former classmates of mine. Joan was a great teacher, and we had such a great group those few years. It was great to catch up with many of them that I had not seen in many years and great to spend some time with the ones that I have been working with since I graduated. 

"Ephant Mon" and Cthuhlu's Tide hanging in the EvansvilleMuseum of Arts, History and Science. The lighting looks so harsh in the photo.

"Ephant Mon" and Cthuhlu's Tide hanging in the EvansvilleMuseum of Arts, History and Science. The lighting looks so harsh in the photo.

Matt and I worked on these 3 Tin Man pieces. They also won Gold and Judge's choice at the local AAF Addy awards last night. The two woodcut band posters were also collaborations between Matt and I. They were done in the early 2000s when we had Semisans, a design studio on 3rd Street in downtown Evansville.

Matt and I worked on these 3 Tin Man pieces. They also won Gold and Judge's choice at the local AAF Addy awards last night. The two woodcut band posters were also collaborations between Matt and I. They were done in the early 2000s when we had Semisans, a design studio on 3rd Street in downtown Evansville.

Some of the other work in the show were Tin Man pieces, submitted by Matt Wagner. These were pieces that Matt, Aaron Tanner and I collaborated on. Matt also entered these into this years local Addy awards. The Damascene can and the vector series both took gold and received a jurors choice.

Evansville AAF awards. Two Gold and Judge's choice awards for Tin Man Brewing.

Evansville AAF awards. Two Gold and Judge's choice awards for Tin Man Brewing.

Not a long post. Just wanted to share the good things that come from working with friends. I've been fortunate to have had a wonderful teacher and friend in Joan and great classmates that I continue to work with today, 14 years later.