July 25, 2024


Art Shines Through

‘Sistahs Who Swing,’ a multi-day diversity event, offered by NKU’s School of the Arts

Northern Kentucky University’s College of the Arts, in affiliation with Jazz Alive, Inc with assistance from Ohio Arts Council, will be internet hosting a multi-day function entitled “Sistahs Who Swing.”

The event will rejoice and highlight African American females artists, educators, and businesswomen. There will be discussion and reflection on a assortment of difficulties that all ladies in enterprise and the arts experience in the pursuit of effective careers and life.

Internationally renowned and award-winning jazz vocalist René Marie will be the visitor artist-in-home/clinician for this party. The celebration will conclude on Saturday, March 26 with a functionality by René Marie and the NKU Jazz College.

All situations are absolutely free and open to the community, many thanks to the help of the NKU SOTA Tom and Christine Neyer Spouse and children Checking out Artist Fund and NKU Faculty of Arts and Sciences Fairness, Range, and Inclusion Fellowship. But you should make reservations.

Reserve your place right here.

Thursday, March 24th: (Newport inhabitants are panel individuals)

10:30 am – Sistahs Who Swing Panel Discussion/NKU Otto Budig Theatre
Staking Your Location: African American Females in Business enterprise, Schooling & the Arts

• Laura Gentry, President, Jazz Alive
• Kathy Wade, Jazz Vocalist and CEO, Mastering Through Artwork, Inc.
• Angela Powell Walker, Creative Director, SCPA
• Taren Plesinger-Kenebrew, Nearby Enterprise Entrepreneur
• Virinda Garland Doddy, NKU Alum – 2nd Vice President Northern Kentucky Department NAACP & Newport resident
• Adoria L. Maxberry, Artist and Owner, Most outGROWing, LLC
• Shelia Williams, Creator & Newport resident

Midday – Luncheon with Panelists/UC Ballroom

Lunch supplied for the initially 65 registrations by means of generous guidance of the NKU College of Arts and Sciences Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellowship

1 p.m. – Keynote/Art & Layout Speake/NKU Otto Budig Theatre

Josie Like Roebuck: Roebuck’s method addresses the modern day complexity of determining as biracial by symbolizing discomfort and triumph, exclusion, and acceptance. The act of Roebuck sewing with each other portraits has authorized her canvas to become her paper and her needle to turn into her pen, in buy for Roebuck to attract on the previous and current to express a story of her encounters and her family’s activities.

Josie Really like Roebuck is represented by Latchkey Gallery (NY) and is an interdisciplinary artist from Chattanooga, TN. Roebuck is presently instructing at the University of Cincinnati wherever she acquired her M.F.A (2021). She obtained her B.F.A with an emphasis in drawing and portray, from the University of Georgia (2019).

She has exhibited her work at Kunstheille Krems Artwork Museum (AUT) forthcoming, LatchKey Gallery (NY) forthcoming, Akron Art Museum (OH), Ann Arbor Art Heart (MI), New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Artwork partnered with University of Southern Indiana (IN), Denny Dimin Gallery (NY), Roy G Biv (OH), Christie’s at Rockefeller Plaza in collaboration with 1-54 Modern day African Art Good (NY), NADA Property (NY), LatchKey Gallery (NY), Present-day Arts Centre (OH), Portrait Culture Gallery (WI), and Untitled Artwork Good with Denny Dimin Gallery (NYC/on the web).

Rene Marie

Friday, March 25th:

10:30 a.m. – René Marie: Visitor Speaker/NKU Greaves Concert Corridor

3 p.m. – Grasp Course with Rene Marie/NKU Greaves Live performance Hall

Saturday, March 26th Headline Celebration:

8 p.m. – René Marie Live performance NKU Greaves Live performance Corridor

René Marie Effectiveness with NKU Jazz School. In a span of two many years, 11 recordings and plenty of stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her standing as not only a singer, but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer, and teacher. Guided and tempered by effective everyday living lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other primary girls of previous generations, she borrows many factors of folk, R&B, and even classical and nation to develop a captivating hybrid type. Her system of operate is musical, but it’s much more than just songs. It is an exploration of the vivid and dark corners of the human practical experience, and an affirmation of the electric power of the human spirit.