The epitome of a Trellistee rests in our ability to be both analytical and creative. One of Trellist’s newest employees, Ashley Cleaver, who is both an IT professional and a talented artist, demonstrates this archetype through his participation in Delaware Fun-A-Day.
Delaware Fun-A-Day is an annual community-centric art project and exhibit that challenges local artists to select an art project and contribute to that project daily throughout the entire month of May. The end result is more than beautiful artwork – it’s a story that communicates each artist’s journey over the course of the month.
The art is then placed on exhibit and available for viewing during a weekend-long show at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA).
Ashley wanted to participate in this event to support the local arts community, which stretches from Philadelphia to Wilmington and throughout Delaware. He opted to create anatomical diagrams using graphite and ink on wood panels. Ashley explained his selection saying, “I always admired the medium visually. Also, I wanted to use this as a way to challenge myself artistically, and complex anatomical diagrams using graphite, ink and wood was definitely a challenge.”
In addition to the artistic challenge, Ashley was also tested by time as he took on Delaware Fun-A-Day, started working at Trellist, and completed his education in Computer Network Engineering all during May. But he persevered and completed the project. He now defines the pieces as some of his best work.
To learn more about Delaware Fun-A-Day, visit delawarefunaday.com