I am a multitalented creative artist with an eclectic background who who uses visual cues in words to entertain, inspire and educate. Like a Trojan Horse I gain entrance through the arts to create a window to the soul to encourage change, release creativity, fuel compassion and and increase a sense of global citizenship in the metaverse we now live in. I often work with a hand drummer who promotes community through heart shared tribal rhythms and movement in performances and at workshops.
This is an hour length edutaining African American History through Storytelling Program for children held at Bloomington Public Library February 12 of this year.
This is African American History Program held in 2019 where I recite an original poem entitled Who Will? This is done to encourage purposeful living and to continue the legacy of lives that make the world a better place to live. It is a 3 minutes 17 second recording. This poem can be found my book of original poetry entitled Uplifted and Soul's Worth available on Amazon.
This is an original song I wrote, and prepared a video for to encourage individuals to pursue their dreams. This poem is found in Soul's Worth, and the interactive poetry book Uplifted with specific questions to engage the audience around this poem.
The work samples samples show the diversity of my talent and the heart behind my presentations. It is positive, inspirational, value driven and motivational.
I am storyteller, poet, speaker, digital storyteller, singer and songwriter as well as a published writer. I have performed at at schools, universities, at churches, conferences, civic events, retreats, weddings, funerals, fairs, festival, special events and television programs. I have also conducted and participated in arts residences, workshops and conferences.
I am a creative artist evangelist and educator. I spread positive messages through poetry, prose, song, dance and the spoken word to lift others. I encourage creative, critical and reflective thinking through the arts to promote positive choices, cultural enrichment and global citizenship. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iHTSB446PGmMHzlPzsspBaKGrRrzvLca/view?usp=sharing
Programs for Specific Audience(s) Expertise
I have conducted workshops in drumming for the blind and special education students with my sons. I have conducted workshops in religious institutions to adopt the arts as a part of ministry and wellness. I have worked with high school students in an art residency to teach critical thinking through the arts; and to dissuade racial bullying. I have been a speaker in a nursing homes to entertain and encourage them using the connection of rocks from rock gardens to mountains. I have taught on self esteem at summer program. I created and ran a male youth program to promote self esteem, team work and entrepreneurial skills through the arts. I used value lessons in poetry, storytelling and song to strengthen marital relationships at program.
Traditional Folk/Ethnic Artform Statement
I am both a folk and ethnic artists. I seek to encourage understanding and acceptance through the arts to make the world a better place one song, poem or story at a time.
603 East Chestnut #C
Bloomington, IL 61701
- A cappella
$300 for an hour performance $900 for performance and workshop