Website: Empathinc.

This website saw many iterations in the last year and a half.  It saw lots of writing, designing, editing, redesigning, and reorganizing.  Many creative forces* weighed in, as I suppose it should be for for a company founded on the principal of collaboration.

And then, last month, with a big event to promote, we finally pulled the trigger, declaring "done enough!".

The new site was designed to bring the many efforts of Tom Schulz and Sheila Ennis under one electronic roof -- Tom's fine art and that of other artists, Sheila's educational workshops and seminars, Empathinc's Community Events (like the Scott Avett art show we planned last year), Tom's labyrinth and artistic concrete installations, and the writings of these two insightful, inspirational teachers/thinkers/philosophers ("empathinkers").  

Since launch, Sheila Ennis has been filling the blog page with near-daily doses of reflection, humor and beauty.  Check it out! 

*Credits are complicated with such a creative, collaborative crew, but contributers include: Sheila Ennis, Christine Dryden, Lisa Rubenson, Tom Schulz, and Daniel de Wit; with Mary Geitner and Mary de Wit assisting. 

Congratulations to Tom Schulz on the September dedication of his recent and stunning installation project, a sculptural Remembrance Wall constructed in partnership with Presbyterian Hospice at Novant's Presbyterian Hospital Jack Matney Memorial Labyrinth.  The dedication ceremony was jam-packed and the crowd awed by his beautiful work.

Avett Art Show Collateral

We enjoyed a very successful show with Scott Avett last month, entertaining hundreds of Avett fans and art lovers during the two days of our exhibition. 

Here is the program created for the event (a 6x11, 2-sided card on heavy stock), and the poster that marked the entrance to the exhibition space. Both recognized the contributions of our many generous sponsors.

One of our guests wrote this lovely summary of her experience Friday night. And Daniel deWit captured the beauty of the community spirit of this event in his video of our setup of the show.

(Daniel filmed this footage, wrote and recorded the music, and created this film all in one afternoon! Impressive, huh?  You can see another video he made about Scott Avett's art here.)

Scott Avett Letterpress Poster

I am honored to have designed a commemorative letterpress poster featuring a linocut self-portrait by Scott Avett for this week's exhibition, "The Paintings of Scott Avett: Exploring Story & Spirituality".

I worked with the fine folks at Crayton-Heritage Letterpress to produce this 16x20 poster on 100% Cotton Crate Lettra, and am beyond happy with the printing.  The posters will be sold at our Friday, Feb 24, 2012 fundraising event for The Educational Center, as well as at the public exhibition on Saturday, Feb 25, 10-4.

It was quite a treat to visit last week for a press check with the lovely, detail-oriented Jillian Long -- so cool to see the press in action.

Website: Scott Avett: ArtStorySpirit Fundraiser

It has been quite a treat to work with my friends at Empathinc. to plan an art show and fundraising event featuring artist Scott Avett

On Feb 24, 2012, Scott will speak about his art and spirituality at a private fundraising event for Educational Center and on Saturday, February 25 his work will be exhibited to the public.

Working on a limited edition commemorative poster featuring one of Scott's linocut self-portraits -- more on that soon!

More information on event can be found at