Mon Jan 18, 2021 – 6PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE VIA ZOOM
A virtual event hosted by poet Briannah Hill, featuring poets Assétou Xango and Hakeem Furious, visual artist Tya Anthony, and musicians Hazel Miller and Julia Kirkwood.
Briannah Hill, a.k.a ArtsyQ, identifies as a Blaqueer [Black & Queer] Nonbinary individual. They are a poet, storyteller, and workshop facilitator, from Denver, CO. Their passion and work are driven by their artist-activist evolution, and their in-it-to-win-it attitude when it comes to breathing life back into Black imagination, Black joy, and Black futures. When they aren’t performing, ArtsyQ is a community organizer, educator, and social activist for Black Trans and Blaqueer peoples. You can contact them through firstname.lastname@example.org, or on social media @ArtsyQ2 on all platforms.
Tya Alisa Anthony (°1978, Colorado Springs, United States) Interdisciplinary Artist + Curator, explores the intersections of Ecology, Ritual, and Storytelling through sculpture, photography, collage, and reliquary. While Anthony’s research-driven artist practice is an investigation of Ritual interspersed in our daily lives, fact with a little fiction, her Curatorial practice observes, reimagines, and preserves inclusive spaces for people of color.
Anthony is the Executive Director and Founder of Mahogany Vu Contemporary Art, an online thriving gallery for BIPOC. Anthony is currently developing a thought-provoking and socially responsible, action-driven exhibit, FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, to be shown at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMOCA) in the Spring of 2021.
Anthony received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, (SUMMA CUM LAUDE) honored as Valedictorian, from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Presently, Anthony lives and works in the city of Denver, producing performance, photography + installations. Tya is currently a TANK Studios artist, 2018 Redline Residency Artist and serves on the Advisory Board for Leon Gallery, a non-profit gallery and creative space dedicated to mentoring emerging artists across multiple disciplines, along with the Advisory Board of Colorado Photographic Art Center as well as the board of directors of Tilt West, a non-profit dedicated to fostering critical dialog in art and culture in Denver. She has exhibited in Baltimore, MD and the Colorado region including a permanent collection commissioned by the Octopus Initiative and Museum of Contemporary Art, Center for Visual Arts, LEON Gallery, and at RedLine.
Julia Kirkwood – Bubbly and infectious but grounded in soulful understanding and bold self-revelation, young singer-songwriter Julia Kirkwood’s music merges pop with hints of folk, rock, and electronica. Snappy rhythms and bright guitar lines combine with vocals that range from bold to lilting, while Julia’s lyrics reflect a sense of purpose beyond her years, focusing on themes of self-realization and human connection. At age 15, Julia already has been performing for over a decade and composing almost as long. Her songs offer compelling glimpses into the inner world of youth in the thrall of discovery, conveying signature energy that holds the promise of a bright musical future.
As a solo act, Julia has performed at prestigious Colorado venues, including Colorado Music Initiatives’ Take Note Concert, Colorado State University’s Stadium Series and Lagoon Series, New West Fest, and she has even opened for Bonnie Raitt.
Hazel Miller – Colorado-based music icon Hazel Miller has a reputation for “Bringing it” whether the event is a club setting, concert, festival, or non-profit fundraiser. Hazel has toured North America, Europe, Far East, Middle East and Central America. Her powerful voice, stands out, and her beautiful spirit shines through, to the delight of her loyal fans.
Hakeem Furious @hakeemfurious is a wordsmith hailing from
Jacksonville, Florida. and developing his roots in the Rocky Mountains. He graduated from a southern arts high school as a theater major and developed a knack for words when he was involved with the spoken word community established at Florida A&M University. An HBCU that cultivated his understanding, appreciation, and preservation of black culture and resilience. Currently, he travels the country performing poetry, curating shows, writing curriculum, and grants as CEO of the #UltraTerrestrialTour.