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Tom McMillen-Oakley
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Thomas McMillen-Oakley is an artist, a Professor, a Dad and Husband living in Jackson, Michigan. He grew up in Toledo, Ohio and attended the University of Toledo and the School of Design at the Toledo Museum of Art for a degree in Art Education. His Masters is from Spring Arbor University. Upon graduating, he taught high school art at Columbia Central High School in Brooklyn, MI. In 2000 he began teaching at Jackson Community College where he is currently the Lead Faculty for the Studio Art Department. In 2004 McMillen-Oakley was named the Michigan Art Education Association’s Higher Education Art Teacher of the year. Tom has shown extensively throughout Michigan in both the 2D and 3D realms. He was selected to take part in Art Prize in Grand Rapids, MI in 2011, no, he didn’t win. His works have been published in various journals such as “Serendipity” “Body of Work” and “Mascular.” McMillen-Oakley is also a Collaborator at Large with the Gallery Project in Ann Arbor, MI and has had works displayed in many of their shows. Tom and his husband Tod were married in California in 2008; they have two children with two legs and two children with four legs. The four-legged children are often times better behaved that the two-legged children. His artwork is featured here: http://www.reddragonstudio.blogspot.com/ More on his book and life with the children here: www.jesushas2daddies.com
Thomas McMillen-Oakley is an artist, a Professor, a Dad and Husband living in Jackson, Michigan. He grew up in Toledo, Ohio and attended the University of Toledo and the School of Design at the Toledo Museum of Art for a degree in Art Education. His Masters is from Spring Arbor University. Upon graduating, he taught high school art at Columbia Central High School in Brooklyn, MI. In 2000 he began teaching at Jackson Community College where he is currently the Lead Faculty for the Studio Art Department. In 2004 McMillen-Oakley was named the Michigan Art Education Association’s Higher Education Art Teacher of the year. Tom has shown extensively throughout Michigan in both the 2D and 3D realms. He was selected to take part in Art Prize in Grand Rapids, MI in 2011, no, he didn’t win. His works have been published in various journals such as “Serendipity” “Body of Work” and “Mascular.” McMillen-Oakley is also a Collaborator at Large with the Gallery Project in Ann Arbor, MI and has had works displayed in many of their shows. Tom and his husband Tod were married in California in 2008; they have two children with two legs and two children with four legs. The four-legged children are often times better behaved that the two-legged children. His artwork is featured here: http://www.reddragonstudio.blogspot.com/ More on his book and life with the children here: www.jesushas2daddies.com

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attention whore is whorey

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Hey it's me!

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An aging club kid speaks. A requiem for Orlando.
I added this as a chapter to my book after
watching the film “Maestro” on IFC. The clubs of my youth gave me sanctuary and
respite from life. They were my social hub and a place to be me and live my
life in a society that wasn’t quite as open as it is now. ...

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Life beyond the bubble.
Photo: J Scott Park, M Live What follows is a selection from my talk at the annual LAND Conference this past February in Grand Rapids. It is the genesis of my new book, "Life beyond the Bubble" a collection of stories from my years teaching at the prison.  ...

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If you are looking for information on my book and how to
purchase it, please follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Has-Daddies-Thomas-McMillen-Oakley-ebook/dp/B00E4UD1TE?ie=UTF8&btkr=1&redirect=true&ref_=dp-kindle-redirect There are several options...

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More on my art

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updating my blogs!

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So long, farewell.
When I first started my blog in 2009, we were a small family
of three. Legally married in California but not here in Michigan. I started
jotting down the moments in our lives that helped the folks that didn’t know us
understand a little bit more of who we a...
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