In fall 2009, I opened the very first art and athletes fusion show in the city of Davis, California. The event was called “The Art of Athletes” allows athletes display their artist talents in a gallery setting. With the help of Mike Henderson, a professor at the university’s Art Studio department, who inspired me to create an exhibit such as “The Art of Athlete” and Michelle Roppeau, a UC Davis Student-Athlete Advisor.
This event recently had its third annual opening in winter 2012. The first show was held at the Log Cabin Gallery in downtown Davis-owner John Natsoulas. In my attempt to bring the public closer to the University, I arranged for the show to be transferred over to the Basement Gallery located at the University’s Art Building. This is where the event will remain for years to come.