Sunday, January 13, 2013

I am so hyped!

Why am I so hyped you ask? I am proud to announce that I was awarded an Idea Capital Idea Grant This amazing Atlanta organization awards grants to a diverse group of Atlanta creatives whose work embraces disciplines from public art to spoken word and from performance to photography. This year they awarded 9 grants to Atlanta artists and I was one of the 9!!

This is my first grant as an artist and I am so excited to use the funds to install art in our communities. I have always believed that art in communities can change the entire spirit and energy of its residents and ultimately help to empower and uplift.

My project will take Poetic Therapy to the streets on Atlanta with a bullhorn, soapbox and mobile desk engaging residents to create and perform poetry on corners.

Here is the press release for the award and more details on my idea.This project will hit the streets in Spring 2013! Stay tuned for lots of video and photo documentation of the stunt.

One Night Only. Created mini poetry shows outside of liquor stores on South Side of Chicago.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, sistren! So excited to see the fruits of your labor and hear/see/read the community's work.
One love,

Artist Statement

I create art for the ones who lost their voice a long time ago. I believe that impromptu spectacles can bring awareness to social justice issues that paralyze our communities. Lady Terror examines the relationship between public space and performance space and also explores ranting as a medium to address social issues and as a tool to empower communities. My art is local and neighborhood specific in its execution but global in its ideas around poverty, injustice and violence.