Archive for the Announcements Category

Thanks to the hard work of my assistant, Shana, there are dozens of original Todd Marrones now available on Etsy. Buy one for every member of your family.

Wake Up Call

I recently teamed up with a former student/current costumed crusader, in an effort to coax Pennsylvanians into fighting for equality. Hundreds of these postcards are now floating around the City of Brotherly Love, literally and figuratively.

Dither Me Timbers

Opening Reception: Friday, June 7th, 6ish – 9ish PM
Sweet Mabel Gallery
41 N. Narberth Ave. Narberth, PA

In the mid 90s, Bevan McShea and I shared a college room and, consequently, secondhand rubber cement fumes, in a Kutztown University dormitory known as Schuykill Hall. In the mid 10s, we inhabit two sides of the marginally mighty Schuykill River. Now, we’ve combined our aesthetic vision, multiple media, skulls, flowers and Trader Joe’s cookies to create Skullkill Spring. Conveniently, tees and original artwork will be available for sale AND make the perfect gift for dads, grads and Brads.

See you there.

A big collection of paintings by a medium-sized man at The Little Apple.

Friday, December 6th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
The Little Apple

4353 Main St. Philadelphia, PA

I’ll be telling a horrendous story while people try to drink lattes.

Wednesday, June 20th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Shot Tower Coffee
542 Christian St. Philadelphia, PA

Computer Embellished Drawing

Here’s a sneak peek of one of my slide images for an upcoming TED talk. As you’ve probably guessed, my presentation is about the dangerous effects of incandescent bulbs hovering over people’s heads

Mosaic Mural • 10’x22′ • Welsh Valley Middle School

The Welsh Valley Middle School community recently teamed with one of Philadelphia’s most prolific and preeminent artistic visionaries, Isaiah Zagar, to create a monumental work of art. The project was spurred by a generous grant from the Lower Merion Education Foundation and further supported by LMSD administration, Welsh Valley Student Government and the Home & School Association.

Most every student worked to embellish Zagar’s original composition by creating, placing and polishing each individual tile. In addition to embodying communal harmony and the collaborative process, the work serves as a celebration of the life of a fallen student and friend, Sean King. Just like the installation dedicated in his name, Sean’s impact will continue to beautify and inspire for many years to come.

South Street, Philadelphia

My 4-year-old son and I encountered this man, with intellectual disabilities, on the street this evening. He was enthusiastically handing out treats to every passing kid. My son was thrilled and I was moved. He is, and will probably always be, my fondest Easter memory. If you make fun of him, I will kill you.

Happy Easter.

Poem by Maya Angelou • Paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Tempera & Oil Pastel on Paper • 24″x18″ • Student Work

In 1993, the powerful words of African American poet, author and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou, were blended with the brave imagery of the late Multicultural American painter, Jean-Michel Basquiat, to create a stirring children’s book, titled Life Doesn’t Frighten Me. In 2012, a balding middle school art teacher blended that book with 8th grade art instruction to create a stirring blog post, titled Life Doesn’t Frighten Me.

After you tell a few stories at various StorySlams without wetting your pants, they invite you to be a guest storyteller. On April 9th, I’ll weave a tale of guerrilla art identity crisis to kick the night off. It’s rumored that everyone in attendance will receive a FREE painting. I started that rumor.

Monday, April 9th, 8:30 – 10:30 PM
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA