Simply put… cos it’s the right thing to do,
+ it’s loads of fun!
It’s taken me a quite a long time to finally accept and proudly call myself an artist.
For the last 6 years I have had to figure out if I was really making the right choice, doing the right thing. There’s been the ups and downs, the harsh realities of the entertainment industry (and life in general ), the picking up of myself and starting this vicious cycle all over again. But the good days have come. Those days have reminded me that my work has paid off at times. Work that has moved people, intrigued people, confused people Today I do smile and call myself an ARTIST because through it all, I am still here, living my daydreams and trying to do what I can to help use my talents and gifts for good. I am proud to have listened to my true calling in life. The call to create.
As a child, I have experienced wanting and needing a creative outlet, especially in a place where people just don’t understand the true magic of art so it’s never encouraged or addressed. Our mission is simple; to help children believe that
to love art isn’t shameful,
to love art isn’t weird,
to love art isn’t to be stupid
and to love art is to be unique!
Spring of the Artful Renaissance: Creating an Exotic Eco-Chic World Where Art Meets Technology. A World to Lead the Future Generations
is a fundraiser event that we hope can help make the summer dreams of 45 children at the Street Academy come true as they enjoy a creative filmmaking journey bringing storytelling to life by having the kids write, create, direct and produce their own two short films. The aim is to let the children produce the films as independently as possible, providing them with tools and technical skills where necessary. This way, we hope that the children will get the chance to see themselves in a different light and that this will inspire them to become more confident in their creative abilities.
At the end of the summer, a mini film festival will be held in order to bring the community together, help impact the less fortunate and less encouraged through something as magical as art and in turn, in the grand scheme of things, help eradicate poverty through arts education.
I am so honored to be a part of the AKOSIA team for their 2011 summer arts program.
This is an event that you won’t want to miss! A cocktail fundraising event that will entertain, inform, and inspire everyone who attends. There will be a opening reception cocktail, performances by two amazing African Diasporan artists, a silent auction, fashion show, and an information session about the TKAFoundation.
I personally want to thank each and everyone of you for supporting, donating and spreading our cause and commitment to Akosia, and we look forward seeing you all in the BIG CITY… (where many have made their dreams come true)
I also want to thank all our sponsors and look out for more info about them here leading up to the event!
Love and heART