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Bio: To merely refer to North Carolina native and Alexandria, VA resident Shelly Bell as a curious and talented consumer of life’s most positive energies would only tell half of the story. An award-winning poet, as well as a songwriter and published author, her diversity of skills allow her to expertl... See Full BioMore Info
Poetry Salon: Salon Logos Shelly Bell and the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum present SALON LOGOS An afternoon poetic exhibition space where participants map original creative writing with visuals then present their journey to an engaged, intimate group of curious art enthusiasts. Our two dynamic presenting poets will be Pam Winters and BRASH. April 26, 2014 FREE, 2pm-4pm The Athenaeum 201 Prince Street Alexandria, VA POETS! POETRY! SHARING! REFRESHMENTS! More info: Meaning: Logos (Greek for 'word') refers to the internal consistency of the message--the clarity of the claim, the logic of its reasons, and the effectiveness of its supporting evidence. The impact of logos on an audience is sometimes called the argument's logical appeal. Special note: The writing can be previously written creative writing of any genre, but the visual mapping happens in the 30 days leading up to the day of presentation. The visual mapping is not limited to digital images. Participants are allowed to paint, sketch, create sculptures, add 3D elements, animation, etc. JOIN US!
A Celebration of Women in Art (SWAN DAY 2014) Have you ever heard of SWAN DAY? Support Women Arts Now (SWAN) Day is a national celebration of women in arts. To highlight SWAN Day Shelly Bell and The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum collaborate to bring you the 2014 SWAN DAY KICK-OFF EVENT! A celebration of women artists hosted by Shelly Bell Monologue by Princess Best Speaks Music by Mary Bowman Live painting by Cierra Tenhue Poetry Performances/Reading by various women poets March 28, 2014 7pm, $10 donation to women artists The Athenaeum 201 Prince St. Alexandria, VA 22314 Meet the artists: Princess Best Performing a snippet from her one woman show entitled "Shameless." Shameless, is a hip-hop theater exploration of the history, health and communication of Black women and girls. From African handed-down traditions to entertainment video vixens, we now live in a time where you can get your pap smear results online. In this age of technology, what are Black girls learning about their woman-ology, especially their bodies? P.M.S. (Physical, Mental & Spiritual) has got a new meaning and Shameless is set to connect how the health of Black girls impacts the universal world. Mary Bowman Mary Ellen Bowman is a 25 year old singer, musician, poet, author, educator, and a nationally known advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS. She has written and published a collection of poetry entitled LOTUS and is currently writing her 2nd collection of poetry as well as recording her first EP as a singer and musician. Mary is a woman living with HIV and has shared her story on many stages including the 2012 International Conference on AIDS, the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and a host of other college and university stages. Mary is currently working full time as a Community Health Worker, linking and retaining people living with HIV in medical care as well as facilitating support groups for women living with HIV/AIDS. Cierra Tenhue My name is Cierra Tenhue. People call me Lola. I returned home from the Art Institute of New York to perfect my craft and grow in my artistry. Within a years time, what is now Friendly Artillery has emerged and blossomed beautifully. Including not only one of a kind hand made jewelry, but also painting, designing unique bow ties, and baking phenomenal desserts. For my first year as a full time artist I can confidently say you have only seen the tip of the iceberg. Working to develop my artistry to not only promote confidence in one's self. Proclaiming and owning one's individuality. But most importantly, using art as a release to shine bright even in darkness...mastering your own destiny. Art saves lives. I am a firm believer. With it, we are all conquerers.
Poetry is commmmiinnnggg to your strreeetttt... #dcpoets Poetry on H The Duo Show hosted by Shelly Bell featuring Drew Law & Pages Matem Two of DC's finest hit the stage to bring you an interactive showcase of poetry, music, and other ish that's cool like that! The first duo was Shelly Bell and B. Sharise Moore. Don't be crazy enough to miss this event again! Details about the next duo will be announced at the show. December 3, 2013 Happy Hour @ 7pm Show @ 8pm, FREE Da Luft Lounge (DC) 1242 H St, NE In collaboration with Kojami Songwriters & Poets Seven City Art Society, LLC
Doors open at 7:30pm, the open mic starts at 8pm. For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear. $5 Cover. On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased online here starting at midnight and in the restaurant starting at 10:00 AM (cash only). No refunds. Ticket purchase limit of 4 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door if available. Guests must have their wristbands (tickets) on upon entering the event.
Poetry is commmmiinnnggg to your strreeetttt... #dcpoets Poetry on H The Duo Show featuring Droopy the Broke Baller and Dwayne B. aka The Crochet Kingpin Two of DC's finest hit the stage to bring you an interactive showcase of poetry, music, and other ish that's cool like that! The first duo was Shelly Bell and B. Sharise Moore. Don't be crazy enough to miss this event again! Details about the next duo will be announced at the show. October 29, 2013 Happy Hour @ 7pm Show @ 8pm, FREE Da Luft Lounge (DC) 1242 H St, NE In collaboration with Kojami Songwriters & Poets Seven City Art Society, LLC Crochet Kingpin Who are these poets anyway?! Drew Anderson aka "Droopy the Broke Baller" Bio "People call him the black Weird Al Yankovic, but I think Weird Al Yankovic is the white Droopy the Broke Baller." - @DrewLawDMV. He be the slash (/) man. Not slash as in "half", but indeed he is a "cut-up". Entertainer/educator. Poet/emcee. Filmmaker/actor. Comic/tragic. Adored/ignored. Good lover/bad boyfriend. Selfless/self-absorbed. His words provoke laughter/thought, and just when you think you've got him all figured out, he'll present a whole new side/front. All that he promises is that the investigation will be ever worth the effort. He be Drew Anderson/Droopy the Broke Baller. Be forewarned/excited. Dwayne B Dwayne Lawson-Brown always has a hard time writing bios. The 29 year old SouthEast DC native finds inspiration in the community he serves, his family history, and the ever evolving realm of relationships. He’s the co-host of the NUSPA award winning poetry venue “Spit Dat” with Droopy the BrokeBaller. Dwayne is also a fashion designer making a splash with his Crochet Kingpin line of scarves and accessories, His work has earned him articles in the DC Examiner, The Washington Post, as well as segments on WETA and BBCAmerica, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s “Emerging Leaders Award. His personal goal is to be a good dad and a nice guy. Follow him on Twitter @crochetkingpin and check out his newly launched website/blog crochetkingpin.com BE THERE!
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