About this event.

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Author and Spoken Word Artist Dionne D. Hunter is proud to bring "A Night of Artistic Renewal" to Charlotte, North Carolina. This event is a FREE Pre - Juneteenth Cultural Celebration.

Black History did not begin or end on the deck of any slave ship.

On May 21, 2022 doors open at 3:30pm and program starts promptly at 4pm. Within the walls of the Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Art Gallery, Spoken Word Artists, a Family Friendly Comedian, young professionally trained African American Ballerinas, two Visual Artists a team of two multi talented Choreographers and a Extraordinary Vocalist will join together to entertain usually underserved members of the Charlotte NC community for FREE..

Our goal is to highlight community minded talented artists while providing a High Quality, Stimulating, Educational and Entertaining experience for all.

  • Showcasing to young and old ways of Positively Expressing their Emotions and Talents while Providing the Opportunity to Explore the Arts.

Although the event is free you still need a ticket to enter. Please reserve your spot..

  • Boris "Bluz" Rogers is an Emmy Award winning spoken word artist, honored with a recognition in Excellence in Leadership from the NAACP, the Director of Creative Engagement for Blumenthal Performing Arts, and is the slam master and coach of SlamCharlotte.

  • Vision Elite Royalty Dance Studios owned and operated by Jane Johnson builds platforms and connections that grow dancers and allow them the opportunity to perform through collaborations.

  • Linda Orji is a Bronx born Nigerian American native spoken word artist, now living in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was chosen as a finalist for the 2021 Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts Museum’s Spoken Word contest, “Spoken Dreams.”

  • Keith Allison is an author and spoken word artist who uses poetry to express his hopes for a more just and compassionate world. He also produces and edits a quarterly video poetry collection, Outdoor Voices in an Indoor World, which brings together many amazing poetic voices and has also been and integral part in helping to put this event together.

  • Dionne D. Hunter is the producer and director of "A Night of Artistic Renewal" She is also a spoken word artist, author of "I am a Dahomey Warrior!" and a video artesian whose work has been published in anthologies and screened during international film festivals.

  • NuffCed is an actor and comedian who is a former Queen City Comedian of The Year, as awarded by Kevan Glover of The Konnected Foundation, not to mention countless other awards and notes of recognition as well as being a sponsor of "A Night of Artistic Renewal."

  • Messiah "Starchild" Stradford has danced with many artists including Musiq Soulchild and B2K. He participated in several competitions including the 2015 Carolina dance off which he won. Messiah is a versatile artist who teaches Hip Hop classes, choreography and freestyle.

  • Tajmah Allison is a passionate visual artist who paints using various mediums: acrylic, watercolor, and ink to convey different feelings. Mural and large scale public artworks are currently her favorite way of presenting her narrative. Ms. Allsion will display her work during the event and will also live paint during the event.

  • Justin Klaus aka J Voc, is a painter working mostly in Acrylic, as well as Aerosol, Watercolor, and Ink. Justin has always been drawn to explosive color. He seeks to connect with the emotions and passions of his viewers, by sharing his own and will display his work during the event.

  • Jerry Dean aka Ungraceful Jay is a performing artist and choreographer with credits for being apart of Vision Elite Royalty Dance Company. He is has worked with KultureKlash, QC Krump, and also supports the Carolina Dance committee.

  • Spencer Sims aka Suspence if he’s moved to sing, he sings, when the vibe is more poetic, he raps. He believes we live in a time where we’ve been gifted by so many greats. We don’t have to be kept in a box, we’re able to think outside of it. Suspence hopes for everyone to feel as at home as he does in his music. “We’re in this together, come for the music, but stay for the artist.”

  • Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery is an African American owned Art Gallery located in Charlotte, NC at 700 North Tryon Street and features but is not limited to emerging Artist of color. They are also a sponsor of "A Night of Artistic Renewal"

  • Byron D. Morant of Byron Morant Media is a Power Block Radio Show Host, Konnected Foundation PR, NOLO Family Services PR, and is a part of Zero Gravity Records and is the videographer for "A Night of Artistic Renewal" as well as being a sponsor.

  • ASC Culture For All. serves as the designated “Office of Cultural Resources” for the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and six suburban towns by providing advocacy, cultural education programs, cultural planning, fundraising, grant making, public art and workshops and trainings for the cultural community. They combine resources from local and state government with those of the private sector to maximize community impact throughout the cultural sector and are the major sponsor of "A Night of Artistic Renewal"

---Artists will have copies of their works available for purchase during the event--