Past Events April 25, 2015--Lynn West and I do a discussion about my upcoming autobiography at Andrew Schultze's music studio at the Fine Arts Building, room 421, in downtown Chicago.
April 10, 2015--Lynn West and I saw famous Chicago artist and painter, Daniel Cleary, at the Uptown Arts Center on the north side of Chicago at his own event.
April 5, 2015--Charles Smith was invited to perform at Amy Shilts' Easter Party and in the process gave away some flyers regarding his autobiography that was inspired by the founding of Celebration of Joy.
March 12, 2015---Lynn West and I saw Ed Wilkerson's Jazz X-Test at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago Campus, and even met Ed Wilkerson after the concert.
July 30, 2014 - Lynn West appeared as a featured guest in an Open Mic night at the Gallery Cabaret, doing some poetry, singing, and a bit of performance art in between. I also participated by playing a few classical piano selections.
June 8, 2014 - Lynn West and Charles Smith became "front-and-center" featured dancers during the Libido Funk Circus band gig at Castaways on North Avenue Beach (Chicago, IL).
May 7, 2014 - Lynn West sang at the Open Mic at the Serbian Village in Chicago, and expanded several potential backers for Celebration of Joy Inc.
February 6, 2014 - Charles Joseph Smith and Lynn West were models, along with 25-30 other models--some with ASD and/or other developmental disabilities, at the "Lights, Camera, Action" Fashion Extravaganza, in Broadview, IL, and sponsored by The Answer Inc. (an autism awareness agency).
September 9, 2012 - Lynn West and I were important features at the Love Shine Festival for Autism at the Multikulti Chicago venue, curated by Martha Kruppa, the Love Shine Festival 2012 curator.