Today is the day I'll be de-installing all my work at Martin Luther King, Jr. Tech Academy in North Sacramento. Yesterday I was interviewed by Education Reporter, Sristi Prabha with Capitol Public Radio. Sristi's working on a feature story about Twin Rivers Unified School District's Artist Residency Program and my experience with the 1,500 seventh graders that took field trip to visit the two galleries on the MLK campus.
Our last Twin Rivers School District Tour ended the middle of April. We did around 35 tours and spoke to close to 1500 seventh graders within the school district. It was a great experience and I hope to somehow stay involved in some capacity when I can.
My awesome docents! Thom, Matt, myself and Juliet. Zahra was out the day of the photo.
For my birthday my wife planned a trip to drive the Mississippi Blues Trail. We started in Memphis then made our way south visiting Clarksdale, Greenville, Indianola, Avalon and back to Memphis. We visited around 40 markers, listed to music and stopped at the gravesites of some major blues musicians. It was an amazing trip. My highlife was visiting the grave of Mississippi John Hurt near Avalon in a wooded area. We also visited the grave sites of Robert Johnson, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Charley Patton, Sam Carr, Jessie Mae Hemphill and Memphis Minnie.