2019 - now
CDMRP NFRP Advocacy: Washington, D.C. Both the NIH and the CDMRP's NF Fund as the Nebraska representative for NF Network's subsidiary NF Central Plains. I used my portraits to tell constituents' stories to our senators and congressmen in the states of Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Colorado. (The portraits are used by all advocates for their states.)
Millard Public Schools. K-12 Art Educators Workshop and portfolio preparation presentation.
Using Visual Arts in Health Science Education. Creighton University. CE Credit.
Creativity Builds Wellness. Interprofessional Conversations on Provider Fatigue and Wellness. Creighton IPE conference.
Inter-expressional: Creative Expression and Ignatian Reflection for Health Professions Learners. Creighton IPE session.
Many Faces of NF. 7th Annual Neurofibromatosis Education Symposium. John Hopkins All Children's Hospital. St. Petersburg, FL. Invited by Neuro-Oncology Department.
Art After Dark: Life Drawing. PACE Figure Drawing Workshop. Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Drawing workshop centered around "Presence to Pause" exhibition. Bemis Center. Omaha, Nebraska.
Portfolio Preparation Workshop. Kent Bellows Mentoring Program, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska.
Unconscious Bias: Using Art, Reflection and Mindfulness to Develop empathy in Health Care. Rockhurst University OT student workshop paired with my exhibition.
Many Faces of NF. 6th Annual Neurofibromatosis Education Symposium. John Hopkins All Children's Hospital. St. Petersburg, FL. Invited by Neuro-Oncology Department.
Seeing Neurofibromatosis through Medicine and Art. Presented with Paul L. Moots, MD; Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Neurology Grand Rounds and Challenging Cases. Nashville, Tennessee.
Painting beyond the Diagnosis: How I use the Visual Arts to Initiate Conversations. Keynote Speaker. HIPE Conference. Sponsored by Clarkson College.
Who is Taking Care of You? Strategies for Health Care and Community Professionals’ Wellbeing. Workshop for Clarkson College Alumni.
Brush Away NF - Children's Tumor Foundation online painting class fundraising event. Fundraiser collaboration with Bourbon Charity. The event raised $5,000 for Children's Tumor Foundation.
Scanxiety - the anxious patient behind the screen. By Antonia Gurney, MD and Lucy Muinov, MD. These radiologists used my artwork for their presentation at the 2022 SABI Annual meeting in New Orleans, LA.
#Unveiling NF. Neurofibromatosis Network. May is NF Awareness. Each Day a new painting will be revealed with the person’s biography. #UnveilingNF
Artist Talk for Neurofibromatosis: A Portrait of Nebraska. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Nebraska City, Nebraska.
Painting beyond the Diagnosis: How I use the Visual Arts to Initiate Conversations. Cancer Education Series. MercyOne Health & Fitness Center, Des Moines, Iowa. Invited by Dr. Richard Deming.
Neurofibromatosis: A Portrait of Tennessee. 4th Annual NF Patient/Family Symposium. Vanderbilt University NF Clinic. Sponsored by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Children’s Tumor Foundation. Nashville, Tennessee. Invited by Dr. Paul Moots.
Neurofibromatosis and a Portrait of 1 in 3000. HUMAN/E Healthcare Symposium. Creighton University. Roundtable Presentation with Regina Idoate, PhD and Ashok Shrestha.
Neurofibromatosis and a Portrait of 1 in 3000. Two hour Live-Streamed YouTube event. Lied Art Gallery, Creighton University in collaboration with the Children's Tumor Foundation and the Connect2Fight Anti-Bullying Campaign.
Arts in Medicine: Portrait Drawing Workshop with Rachel Mindrup. UNMC, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Omaha, Nebraska.
CTF NF Symposium: Iowa. University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Science Center of Des Moines. Des Moines, IA. Invited by Neurology Department.
Many Faces of NF. 4th Annual Neurofibromatosis Education Symposium. John Hopkins All Children's Hospital. St. Petersburg, FL. Invited by Neuro-Oncology Department.
Many Faces of NF. Boston Children's Hospital's Multidisciplinary NF Clinic NF Patient & Caregiver Symposium. Boston, MA. Invited by Neurofibromatosis Northeast.
Beyond Academia: Exploring Space, Place, and Embodiment in the Professions. You Are Here: An Interdisciplinary Conference. Keynote Panelist. Creighton University.
CTF NF Symposium: Tennessee, Vanderbilt Medical Center. Nashville, Tennessee. Invited by Pennie Brooks and NF Tennessee Board.
Thursday for Teachers. Joslyn Art Museum. Guest presenter. Demonstration and lecture on Peyron's "The Death of Socrates" Followed by a workshop.
Portrait of a Disorder: Neurofibromatosis. Lied Art Gallery. Creighton University.
Many Faces of NF. Washington University's NF Clinic Bi-Annual NF Symposium. St. Louis, MO. Invited by Dr. David Gutmann, NF Clinic Director.
Many Faces of NF. "A Day of INFormation" Sponsored by NF Central Plains. Overland Park, KS
Thursday for Teachers. Joslyn Art Museum. Guest presenter. Demonstration and lecture on Thomas Eakins.
Deciphering Identity: The Role of Portraiture. Artist Talk(s). University of Nebraska-Omaha. Omaha, Nebraska. This was a series of 13 artist talks working with the English Department to utilize the Service-Learning Academy to promote NF awareness outside the classroom. Students engaged in fundraising for CTF and spreading NF awareness.
Deciphering Identity: The Role of Portraiture. Artist Talk. University of Nebraska - Kearney. Kearney, Nebraska.
Many Faces of NF. "A Day of INFormation" Sponsored by NF Central Plains, Kansas University School of Nursing. Overland Park, KS
The Content of Character: Portraits of People with NF. Artist Talk. NF Mid-Atlantic. Presentation for the webinar series.
Deciphering Identity: The Role of Portraiture. MFA Artist Talk. Art Institute of Boston. Boston, Massachusetts.
The Art and Science of Neurofibromatosis. ScienceCafe. University of Nebraska Medical Center. Omaha, Nebraska.
The Momma Artist Presentation and Panel Discussion. Les Femmes Folles and Momaha.com. Omaha, Nebraska