Super excited about this month's run of Bud Not Buddy at the Grandel. This is my debut performance with Metro Theater Company. Check out the synopsis below and get on over to metroplays.org for tickets!
Bud, Not Buddy follows ten-year-old Bud as he sets off on an epic adventure to find his father who he believes is leading a traveling jazz band. Set in 1930s America, Bud’s odyssey is filled with the joy of finding family and plenty of live jazz music,
Based on the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel, this play combines actors with a 13-piece jazz band performing an original score composed by five-time, Grammy-winning jazz artist Terence Blanchard to tell the story of a boy who finds a home and a passion for music. Bud, Not Buddy is perfect for the whole family!
Hope to see you in the seats!
Last night's opening was AMAZING. The love that was shown by all the men and women that came out to support Invisible No More was off the chain! So many talented visual artists graced the walls with their powerful pieces and shared the impetus behind why they created the work.
The photos I took don't do the pieces justice at all. You need to experience them in person.
If you didn't make it out last night, you have all month to visit UrbArts to take a look. The Gallery is open for special events and private viewings to contact them at 314.627.1603 today to book an appointment.
“First Bloom” - Women’s History Month Series Event
Produced by Susan “Spit-Fire” Lively
Monday, March 27th
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Doors: 6:00 p.m.; Show: 6:30 p.m.
Kranzberg Arts Center
501 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
Join us Monday, March 27th at 6:00 p.m. for the 6th Annual installment of the Women’s History Month series – “First Bloom”. This year all the weekly events have been combined into one magical evening of poetry and music! Hear the incredible voices of St. Louis area women come alive during the first blooms of spring at the elegant Kranzberg Arts Center! Show creator Susan “Spit-Fire” Lively will host the series and share some of her work as well.
There will be a $5.00 cover; 50% of profits go to Kranzberg Arts Center; the other 50% to participating artists. Artists books and CD’s will be on hand for purchase, and there will be a full bar available as well. The diverse line-up this year includes many gifted local artists, including Kelli Allen, Raye Cole, Drea Vocalz, Emma Jean, FeliceSkye, Arica Foster, Pamela Garvey, and Daniella Monae. Hope to see you there! ♥
I'm SO proud and honored to be one of the exhibiting artists for Invisible No More's 5yr anniversary curated and founded by Kristian Blackmon. Kristian says, "Invisible No More was created to combat how Women of Color are treated in society. We are often overlooked, ommited and ostracized in times of chaos, crisis and despair. We are often voiceless amongst not just our white counterparts but with men and women of our same ethnic group and demographic as well. The oppressed become the oppressors and the victims become the victimizers. I wish to raise awareness of these issues through forums,media and the arts. Not only is this movement being activated to raise awareness but to uplift, empower, and strengthen ALL women to know that they have a voice and will be INVISIBLE.NO.MORE."
In the past, I have lent my voice as a poet, but this is the first time I will contribute visual art as well. Other featured artists include, Roland Burrow, Holly Roe, Dale Chambers and more. I will also be one of the featured performers for the closing reception on March 26 alongside the women of the 2017 UrbSlam team, Cheeraz Gorman, and Poetic Slang. Each artist and poet, lending it's own monologue in the narrative of women's empowerment, truly compliments Kristian's vision.
Come check us out at UrbArts, 2600 N. 14th St., St. Louis, MO 63106 and purchase tickets here. Follow me on Instagram to check out my latest pics!
Hope to see you there!
I am SO excited and happy to announce that my web store here at feliceskye.com will launch February 2017!
I've been offering my wares at pop-ups at UrbArts and private parties, so after many requests to sell online, here we go! My store will include beautiful handmade items infused with love and good vibes that feature afro-centric, spiritual and abstract themes. I'll offer jewelry/accessories, home goods, t-shirts and stationary items. Custom orders will be available as well.
I am passionate about creating daily, so check back often for new designs! I look forward to sharing a piece of myself for you to enjoy.
Be sure to subscribe and follow me @feliceskye on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook for updates and deals!!
Much love, many blessings,
FeliceSkye hosts The Love Jones Set at Wash U. Come out to experience a live band, Corey Black, Arshad Goods, Tre G, Sunni Hutton and more! DJ Nappy Needles spins. Don't miss this chance to win tickets to "Love Jones The Musical" at the Fabulous Fox Theatre!
Housed in beautiful Creative Arts Building on Grandel Square, we are just one pin drop on the map of 150 open studios in St. Louis Oct. 8-9. I'll be discussing my creative process and the vision behind the creation of "LOVEPOWER Mixtape" and "Anatomy of Hard Skin". Guests will have an opportunity to experience my poetry/spoken word live as well. Photographer Dannie Boyd and fellow creative Belle Be will be presenting their works and discussing their processes as well. This event is free and family friendly. Light refreshments available. Hope to see you there!
One would usually be quite embarrassed to be in the ladies room while their name is being called to perform, but not me. All I could do is laugh as I struggled with the tissue dispenser! I had just been asked to fill in for an artist that didn't show just moments before I went to the loo. I didn't think I'd be called up so soon. I scurry out the bathroom, still drying my hands with a paper towel and while quietly taking my seat my seat, I grin and blush at my tablemates, Artist William Bristol and Activist Kristian Blackmon.
In my absence, Spit-Fire calls Aireez DaRychuss to the stage and he marvels us with a few musical selections. When he finishes, I perform and later I am called back up to receive my award for my support and dedication to the organization that means so much to me. I sing the praises of UrbArts founder and close friend, MK Stallings mentioning that his support and dedication to artists in the community is why I'm here. I am thankful for the opportunity to add my time and efforts to UrbArts as we celebrate 15 years of service. I am looking forward to lending my support in the years to come because I believe in what UrbArts is doing for our youth, artists like, me and the community.
Have you experienced UrbArts? If so, leave a message in the comments below and tell us about your experience. If you haven't, I'd still love to hear from you. There is so much good going on there and maybe I could meet you out one day.
Much love, many blessings,
I am SO ecstatic to announce that I will be a part of the Contemporary Art Museum's Open Studios STL! This will make my third exhibition this year! This truly makes me excited about things to come and I can't wait to show you all a piece of the LOVEPOWER MIXTAPE visual art! It's gonna be an awesome experience. So mark you calendars now and I'll see you soon!!