Friday
Feb222013

Cakes are a comin!!

For years I had joked about starting a company making Gooey Butter Cake, and after years of just thinking about it, I finally decided a while back to actually pursue that idea.  After much time playing with cakes, recipes, and fresh ingredients, I finally found what I am proud to call my own Original recipe St. Louie Ooey Gooey Butter Cake.  And it is made from farmers market organic and all-natural goods too!  So Gooey&Co has been born…and I am happy to say it will be coming to an Astoria storefront and New York retailers soon!  To see more click www.gooeyandco.com


 

Thursday
Apr192012

Gutenberg on Great Day Live!

Saturday
Nov122011

Last seen as Bud in Gutenberg: The Musical!

Gutenberg: The Musical!

At The Kentucky Repertory Theatre

in Historic Horse Cave, KY 

FEATURING MATT SWANSTON & DALLES WILIE 

Directed by Ken Neil Hailey

Costumes and props by TOM KLIEINERT

Doug Simon and Bud Davenport are two men with a dream: to write a hit Broadway musical. And with Gutenberg! The Musical! they’ve done just that. Come on down and watch as Doug and Bud perform all the roles and sing all the songs of their musical documenting the life and work of Johann Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press. And if you’ve got any big Broadway producer friends, bring them along too! Bud and Doug LOVE your big Broadway producer friends! It promises to be, like, probably the best musical about two guys who have written a musical about Johann Gutenberg that you will ever see.

 

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL received three New York Musical Theatre Festival awards including Excellence in Musical Theatre Writing and was nominated for an Outer Critic’s Circle Award, a Lortel Award, and two Drama Desk awards.

Saturday
Aug202011

What's New, What's New, What's New!?

Well, I must admit, I have been enjoying my summer and finding inspiration everywhere!  As much as I feel like I havent been working as much, I have attended some great exhibits, and seen some memorable performances!  Inspiration is part of the job right?  

I was super lucky to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met before it closed and am still just in awe of the art - fashion - performance fusion that is Alexander McQueen!  A revisit to the roof garden was a must too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above is the 1999 Spring/Summer White tube dress that was spray painted by two machines while the model wore it on the runway!  To the right is the roof garden at the Met with sculptures by Artist Jeff Koons.

 

I was also so lucky to see Jez Butterworth’s stunning play JERUSALEM in it’s last week on Broadway.  Mark Rylance is a theatre God and delivered one of the most captivating perfomrances I have ever seen! (the other is his portrayal of Olivia in the Globe’s 02 production of Twelfth Night!)  The ensemble was killer as well and this play just blew me away!  One of the most thrilling moments of summer!

I also had time to spend with family in St. Louis and there is nothing more inspiring than seeing home and family!  I couldnt ask for a more supportive. amazing family!  Cheers to a fun end to summer and a super awesome and productive fall!  More and more to come!  Stay posted!

Monday
Feb072011

Hearts A Bluhm Photos, News, and updates!

 Go Hearts A Bluhm!

I am so honored to have participated in this great event and even more so that both of my pieces were sold!  After its debut on Michigan Avenue, “City Pulse” will be on permanent display at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  I couldn’t be happier!

Of course there are sooo many more photos and updates of both hearts throughout the process on the projects home page on Kickstarter: Bringing Heart To Chicago, where I am also in my final days of funding!  Check it out!

Here are photos of my finished hearts on Michigan Avenue and our bit in the Chicago Tribune!

 

“City Pulse - Night and Day”

 

 

“Save Love, Keep Love” with original poem

 

At the Reception with my best friend Julie  with Janice Feinberg (and friend), and Eric Jimenez.  Good times!

Photo courtesy of Laura Brown for Northwestern Memorial Hospital


Chicago Tribune, January 31st, 2011

Artists Back Big-Hearted Campaign