Here is a list of upcoming and past events and book signings. If you are interested in arranging a presentation or book signing for your book store, school, support group, company, tropical bungalow, etc. please contact me.
Daily Zoo Exhibition: Owatonna Arts Center Owatonna, Minnesota September 2011
More details to come once they're finalized, but right now it looks like an exhibition plus a few book signings & presentations.
Daily Zoo Presentation & Book Signing:
Upper Chesapeake Health Havre de Grace, Maryland June 6, 2011
11am - 2pm
I will be speaking at a Cancer Survivor Day celebration and signing books afterwards. www.uchs.org
PAST EVENTS listed below
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A portion of the proceeds
of The Daily Zoo support
recipient isThe Leukemia
and Lymphoma Society.
---- PAST EVENTS---- Orange County Young Authors' Faire OC Dept of Education
Costa Mesa, CA
May 14, 2011
8am - 12pm
A one-day event to celebrate the next generation of authors! I'll be doing a follow-along drawing demo at 9am as well as having a booth with Daily Zoo wares for sale, including the just-published MY Daily Zoo drawing activity book. There's also a pancake breakfast!
The MY Daily Zoo Drawing Activity Book is published!
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books USC Campus
Los Angeles, CA
April 30-May 1, 2011
This annual celebration of all things literary moves to the USC campus this year and, as always, is filled with books, food, and fun for the whole family.
Author signings, panel discussions, music, and children's activities galore. Come check it out and stop by the Daily Zoo booth to say hi! I will debuting the latest book too: MY Daily Zoo!
Year Six of the Daily Zoo begins! April 1, 2011 - Day 1,827
CTN Animation Expo Marriott Hotel
Nov 19-21, 2010
Three days of art, animation, and fun. Live demos, panel discussions and presentations, a chance to meet recruiters from many studios, tons of talented artists exhibiting their wares...need I say more?
I'll be exhibiting at Table T-31 in the Talent Marketplace Hall and have Daily Zoo goodies for sale including books, shirts, and prints. Also, I'm scheduled to do live demonstrations on Friday and Saturday.
Friday: 2pm in the Atrium
Saturday: 4pm on the Main Stage in the Talent Marketplace
Feel free to stop by the Design Studio Press booth (#1701) to pick up a copy of The Daily Zoo 1 or 2. I'll be signing at the booth from 3-4 pm on Saturday, July 24. Plus the first Daily Zoo t-shirt will be making its debut!
I Celebrate 5 Years of Remission! July 5, 2010
Daily Zoo Exhibition Bethesda Hospital
St. Paul, MN
June 1 - July 31, 2010
For anyone in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota, I just wanted to let you know that an exhibit of Daily Zoo prints from the first two books is on display at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, where I did a drawing workshop with some of the brain trauma patients and a book signing this past April. The show went up at the beginning of June and will come down at the end of July. Initially there were 60 images on display, but some have been sold and taken down already. The exhibit is in The Cafeteria Gallery, so if you're in the area why not stop over for a bite and some art? (I can attest that the food is pretty good there.)
On Saturday, May 22, 2010 I will be in the Los Angeles area selling various Daily Zoo sundries (how long has it been since you've heard that word?) at the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry fundraiser. Consider joining us for a night of dinner, dancing, comedy, celebrity appearances, and helping out a great cause. Be the Match works to find life-saving marrow/stem cell donors for patients in need of a transplant.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Stevens Steak & Seafood House
5332 E Stevens Place
City of Commerce, CA 90040
There is an entrance fee (I think it is either $55 or $65 per person - remember, it's a tasty dinner, a night of entertainment, and for charity!)
Discover the Art of Healing An Event to Benefit the Penny George Institute's Art of Healing Program
May 20, 2010
I currently have a bunch of Daily Zoo prints on exhibit at the Penny George Institute located in Abbott Northwestern Hospital and they have invited me back to be a part of their Discover the Art of Healing event Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. More than 30 local artists (I guess I count as local since my roots are there) will be exhibiting their work. Hors d'ouervres & light refreshments will be served. I'll be giving a short presentation around 6:30 pm and in my booth I'll have framed and unframed prints for sale, as well as books, notecards, and the first Daily Zoo t-shirts (hot off the press!).
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street, Minneapolis
$20 per person
RSVPs requested (612-863-6510)
This is the latest fundraising event that I'm participating in. Please consider attending if it sounds interesting to you and is within your means. It's a great cause.
"The Alcott Center, a non-profit organization that works with clients who struggle with severe and persistent mental illness, presents its annual artWorks fundraising event. With the recent cuts in State funding, this event has taken on even greater importance in order to service those in our community who suffer from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and chronic depression. Funds raised at this event will benefit residential programs, such as the Graduate House, which provides transitional/permanent housing and encourages Alcott residents to live as independently as possible and lead more meaningful lives.
This year's event, "The Many Faces of Art," will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at the prestigious LA Contemporary, a venue which has been host to numerous well-known artists' exhibits. Artists include such well-known names as Chris Ayers, Farzad Varahramyan Daniel Alonzo, Les Biller, Huguette Caland, Laddie John Dill, Linda Jacobson, Muromasa Kudo, Brett Livingstone Strong, Jeffrey Manpearl and Suzye Ogawa. Located in the heart of LA's exciting La Cienega art district, the evening, which begins with an exclusive VIP Champagne Reception, promises to be a fun-filled celebration of art with an auction, delicious food, good wine and interesting guests."
When: Sunday, April 25, 2010, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: LA Contemporary, 2634 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90034 (310) 559-6200
What: Art show, auction, food, wine
How: Purchase tickets $75 by contacting the Alcott Center at (310) 785-2121
Special: VIP reception at 5:00, tickets $125
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA
April 24-25, 2010
Booth #030 in Zone B
This annual celebration of all things literary on the UCLA campus is filled with books, food, and fun for the whole family.
Author signings, panel discussions, music, and children's activities galore. Come check it out and stop by the Daily Zoo booth to say hi!
April 2010 Events - Midwest Book "Tour" Minnesota/Wisconsin
April 18-23, 2010
I don't know, can it really be called a book tour if it is only a week? I guess so. Anyhow, I will be in Minnesota and Wisconsin in a few days to do a variety of Daily Zoo-themed events (presentations, gallery reception, workshops, book signings, etc.). Many of the events are in conjunction with the Midwest Arts in Healthcare Network which is having an Arts and Health Community Celebration during the month of April. Please see below for a complete listing and details of each event. If you have the time and are in the area, please consider checking one out!
Penny George Institute: Presentation & Book Signing
Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 2-5pm
Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
2833 Chicago Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Fifteen Daily Zoo prints are on exhibit at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis through May 26. There is a reception this Sunday afternoon from 2-5 pm at the Penny George Institute. I'll be presenting the story of The Daily Zoo and will have books available for signing if anyone is interested. There will also be presentations/readings/live music by other artists. Light refreshments too. This event is free and open to the public.
Bethseda Hospital: Lunchtime Book Signing
Monday, April 19, 2010 - Lunchtime (I should be set up shortly after 11am)
559 Capitol Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55103
Bethseda Hospital in St. Paul, MN invited me for a book signing and also to do some drawing workshops with some of their patients in the afternoon. The lunchtime signing is open to the public.
Hudson Hospital: Healing Arts Event
Monday, April 19, 2010 - 7-8:30pm
Hudson Hospital Conference Center
405 Stageline Road
Hudson, WI 54016
Free and open to the public, however registrations is requested (please call the Health Resource Center at 715-531-6250).
At the invitation of Hudson Hospital's Healing Arts Program I will be presenting a digital slideshow at 7pm and then be available for signing afterwards. I will be specifically addressing how my artwork has been a healing factor in my experience with facing cancer.
University of Minnesota - Boynton Clinic: Presentation & Book Signing
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 12-1pm
Lunch will be served at 11:50am
The Roen Room
At the invitation of the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality & Healing I'll be sharing my cancer experience and the therapeutic properties of creating artwork with medical professionals as part of the U of M's Continuing Medical Education program. Sorry, this event is not open to the public.
University of Minnesota Campus Bookstore: Book Signing
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 4pm
Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
I'll be signing at 4pm.
Hennepin County Medical Center: Presentation & Book Signing
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 11am-12pm
HCMC Blue Bldg, Room BL.320
900 S. 8th Street
I'll presenting & signing at the Hennepin County Medical Center as a part of the Inspire Arts program's participation in the month long celebration of arts in healthcare. This is free and open to the public.
Holy Family Elementary School: Student Workshops
Wed-Thurs, April 22-23, 2010
Green Bay, WI
Two days of art workshops with the K-8 students at Holy Family school in Green Bay, WI. Sorry, this one is not open to the public.
The Reader's Loft: Book Signing
Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 6-8pm
2069 Central Ct, Suite 44
Green Bay, WI 54311
Daily Zoo Exhibit & Presentation The Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
April 5 - May 26, 2010
An exhibit of 15 prints from the first two Daily Zoo books just opened at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. It is being put on by the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing as a part of their Healing Arts program. The show is located on the lower level of the hospital by the LiveWell Fitness Center and will be on display until May 26, 2010.
Additionally, I'm going to be presenting a slide show and telling the story of my cancer and the Daily Zoo at a reception on Sunday, April 18. The reception is from 2-5pm and will include a talk by fellow exhibiting artist Sarah Schaleger, as well as live music, poetry readings, and light refreshments. I'll be signing books for anyone interested after my presentation. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
The exhibit can be viewed during clinic hours:
Cox Forum - "Living with Leukemia" TV appearance Irvine, CA
Thursday, January 28, 2010 7 pm
The Daily Zoo made its first television appearance when I was invited to participate on Cox Forum, a show dedicated to issues relevant to Southern California. The topic of this episode was "Living with Leukemia." You can read more about it here on my blog.
Book Signing: Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN Tuesday, December 22, 2009 6-10 pm
The just-published Daily Zoo: Year Two will be available!
More info on this event here.
The Gifted Artist Show Rancho Cucamonga , CA Saturday, December 19, 2009
I was one of a large group of very talented friends and colleagues who donated art for The Gifted Artist Show in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The charity art show and auction benefitted the Loma Linda Children's Hospital and raised over $3,500!
I also presented the story of The Daily Zoo and my battle with cancer with a slideshow and signed copies of the just-published Daily Zoo: Year Two. Thanks to all those who attended and aided a great cause!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
5pm - 10pm
CCAA Museum of Art
12467 Baseline Road
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729
Comic-Con International www.comic-con.org San Diego, CA July 23-26, 2009 Feel free to stop by the Design Studio Press booth (#1701) to pick up a copy of The Daily Zoo (Vol. 1). I'll be signing at the booth from 2-4 pm on Saturday, July 25. A limited number of Daily Zoo notecards will also be available for purchase during the signing session. Hope to see you there!
UCLA Medical Center - Celebration of Life Event Presentation and Book Signing Los Angeles, CA July 16, 2009 11 am - 2 pm
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Survivor Night (Minnesota Chapter) Presentation and Book Signing Braemar Golf Course
6364 John Harris Drive
Edina, MN 55439 Tuesday, May 12, 2009 6:30-8:30 pm
I'll be sharing the story of my cancer journey and The Daily Zoo in a short presentation as well as signing books for those interested. This event is open to the public (and I believe is free) but RSVPs are required since space is limited. For more info and to RSVP please visit theLLS-MN chapter event listing here.
American Cancer Society's Annual Gala
(Green Bay Chapter) Book Signing Green Bay, WI Friday, May 8, 2009 (private event)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Bingo Night (Los Angeles Chapter) Book Signing The Eagle Lodge Van Nuys, CA Saturday, April 25, 2009 7-10 pm
Twin Cities Children's Hospital Annual Party Book Signing Minnesota Zoo Apple Valley, MN Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009
Common Good Books Book Signing St. Paul, MN Saturday, Dec. 20 , 2008 12-1 pm
Address and more info at www.commongoodbooks.com
St. Olaf Church Presentation and Book Signing Minneapolis, MN Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008
Official Publication Date of The Daily Zoo! Nov. 1 , 2008
Classroom Presentations - St. Norbert College De Pere, WI Sept. 15 - 16, 2008
I gave informal presentations to several art classes while visiting campus for the above art exhibit. I spoke about my professional experience working in the entertainment industry, my cancer journey, and The Daily Zoo project and then fielded questions from the students and faculty.