Mark Neuenschwander

Visited with 2010 Limner visiting artist, Mark Neuenschwander and his family this past Sunday. The Limner Society was able to help him with the recovery of his equipment in a small way. We would like to continue to encourage Joplin artists to make art that comforts, heals, and brings refreshing to the community.

As I leave...

I am sitting in the KC airport reflecting on the trip and I thought this picture was an appropriate sentiment.

Last full day in Joplin

Well, we didn't break our back today. We had great fellowship with Christ's Church of Joplin, then spent some time with Mark Neuenschwander and his family before heading back to the host home to chill. Tomorrow morning we drive to KC then fly home. What a great trip.

Joplin day 4/5

Sorry I couldn't post last night. I spent the night with a good friend, Shaun Conroy, on Indiana Street near 20th, about a block away from the destruction path. He didn't have internet access back yet, for obvious reasons. It was a half day of work with twice the load. I carried lots of wet carpet and padding out of a basement.

Joplin day 3

We spent the day at one house today with about 15 other volunteers from everywhere. Gutted the house down to sticks so that they could rebuild. I got sun burnt thinking that i would be inside most of the day.

Second full work day...

We stayed at one house most of the day. We prepped the house to begin rebuilding. Pulled nails demo-ed the bathroom and cleaned it up a bit. I also got to reconnect with some old friends, which is great. [gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

Joplin, first full day of work...

We spent the day going from house to house, 4 in all, power-washing, doing small demo jobs, and removing and raking debris from yards. I am spent, sun kissed, and blessed. Here are a few images and a video from today. [gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] MOV05766

Arrived in Joplin

It was a quick drive down 20th street. There are no words... [gallery link="file" order="DESC" orderby="title"]