That's right! Returning to Durham for another workshop held at Walltown Children's Theater, the WonderTwins presented Sauce Kings Takeover on Saturday, March 18th. I received an Eventbrite notification for the session and immediately considered going. I'm so glad I was able to attend because once again, the energy was through the roof and I left feeling inspired and extremely thankful for the Triangle's arts community. I LOVE music and dance, and look forward to more classes and these workshop opportunities in the future. I told myself I would have to make more time for doing things I LOVE this year, especially for dance so I'm happy to be getting more of it in, regardless of how rusty I am. Snippets from this workshop and more are below (SN: I appear in several of clips compiled to makes these videos, but am only actually dancing in one).
These last several weeks have allowed me the opportunity to work in new spaces, with new clients, and to continue to engage in normally occurring activities.
On Valentine's Day, I was the artist for a studio class at Wine and Design Durham, my FIRST date night class as the instructor so far! It was lovely to see everybody coming to enjoy their night together by painting and in celebration of love. I also got the chance to teach a few classes at Wine and Design Chapel Hill, which I afterwards realized was the studio I first interviewed to teach at way back in January 2012 (interesting how that circled around). For your viewing pleasures, photos of the paintings and groups from the classes are in the gallery below; and if interested in signing up for a Wine and Design Durham session, you can now use my code "broderick5" to receive $5 off!
Outside of my recent Wine and Design classes, there was also another Canvas Creations this month. Some event photos can be seen in the slideshow below, and even more captures on Facebook. It was a great event!
Before wrapping this post up, I must share about working on my first (of many to come, I'm sure) baby's first birthday chalkboard and party goodies over the last few weeks. Those items have been added to the "...Letter Decor" custom products that can be purchased. I really enjoyed the transformation of this board, and the some photos taken throughout the process of starting to finishing touches are below as well.
I am throwing it back on this Thursday to discuss the Annual Heritage Film Festival that occurred at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, NC over a three-day span in February. This year's festival was the center's 23rd annual and showed films relating to the themes: Blaxploitation; Social Justice and Our Legacy; Afrofuturism and Science Fiction; and Community.
I learned about the festival through Sherri Holmes of Triangle Friends of African American Arts (TFAAA) while mixing and mingling at the Triangle Art Works' 3rd Annual SMASH event. The main reason she specifically shared information about the festival with me was because it 1) wasn't very highly publicized, and 2) would be showing the premiere screening of Living Colors- the Durham Civil Rights History Mural Project Documentary. Last week, the filmmaker, Rodrigo Dorfman, announced that the documentary can now also be streamed online; so if interested, please watch it here on Vimeo!
Almost 20 long and short films were shown and I watched every last one of them (some from home and some [bolded on list] at Hayti)! These films included:
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