Colmar France Road Trip Through Alsace Region

By laura / May 22, 2024 / Comments Off on Colmar France Road Trip Through Alsace Region

The Champagne region of France offers beauty all around. I begin my morning by wandering around the Eglise Saint André Church in Orquevaux, which is located in the Champagne region of France.  A genuine smile greets me at the front door as the French language quietly lingers in the air.  I only hope to understand…

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Interdisciplinary artist Erin Monet Wheary

By laura / August 9, 2023 / Comments Off on Interdisciplinary artist Erin Monet Wheary

I’m passionate about building community through storytelling. Connections emerge each time I sit down to listen and share someone’s story. Storytelling through photography and the written word fulfills my lifelong desire to create work that matters.  I had the pleasure of meeting interdisciplinary artist and sculptor, Erin Monet Wheary during my artist residency at Chateau…

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Mexico Artist Pablo Sanchez

By laura / January 25, 2023 / Comments Off on Mexico Artist Pablo Sanchez

I’m passionate about building community through storytelling. Connections emerge each time I sit down to listen and share someone’s story. Storytelling through photography and the written word fulfills my lifelong desire to create work that matters.  I had the pleasure of meeting Mexico artist, Pablo Sanchez during our artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux in France.  After…

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Trout Museum of Art Exhibition

By laura / January 4, 2023 / Comments Off on Trout Museum of Art Exhibition

The Trout Museum of Art offers an artist residency program. I learned to stop comparing my work to everyone else’s while participating in the artist residency program at the Trout Museum of Art.  Finally, I focused on the work I was created to do.  Visual storytelling is something I’ve been doing for nearly two decades,…

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French Chef Marie of Orquevaux

By laura / August 10, 2022 / Comments Off on French Chef Marie of Orquevaux

I’m passionate about building community through storytelling. Connections emerge each time I sit down to listen and share someone’s story. Storytelling through photography and the written word fulfills my lifelong desire to create work that matters.  I had the pleasure of meeting French chef Marie during my artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux in France. Meet Chef…

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Alfred Düsseldorf MFA graduate Taylor Keister

By laura / July 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Alfred Düsseldorf MFA graduate Taylor Keister

I’m passionate about building community through storytelling. Connections emerge each time I sit down to listen and share someone’s story. Storytelling through photography and the written word fulfills my lifelong desire to create work that matters.  I had the pleasure of meeting Taylor Keister during our artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux in France.  After years of…

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Ziggy Attias Artist Residency Founder

By laura / April 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Ziggy Attias Artist Residency Founder

I’m passionate about building community through storytelling. Connections emerge each time I sit down to listen and share someone’s story. Storytelling through photography and the written word fulfills my lifelong desire to create work that matters.  Ziggy Attias is the founder of the Chateau Orquevaux artist residency; therefore, I had the privilege of hearing his…

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Champagne Region of France Inspires Me

By laura / March 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Champagne Region of France Inspires Me

The Champagne region of France offers beauty all around. I begin my morning by wandering around the Eglise Saint André Church in Orquevaux, which is located in the Champagne region of France.  A genuine smile greets me at the front door as the French language quietly lingers in the air.  I only hope to understand…

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Latin American Artist Otto Hernandez

By laura / March 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Latin American Artist Otto Hernandez

I’m passionate about building community through storytelling. Connections emerge each time I sit down to listen and share someone’s story.  Storytelling through photography and the written word fulfills my lifelong desire to create work that matters. Meet Latin American artist, Otto Hernandez… Otto Hernandez was born and raised in San Salvador, the capital of El…

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Build Community Through Storytelling in France

By laura / March 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Build Community Through Storytelling in France

I’m in France so I can build community through storytelling. It may have taken me longer than most to find my true passions, but once I began searching, I realized I was doing them all along.  One of my passions is to build community through storytelling.  A powerful moment happens when you realize you’re doing…

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