♥ ◊ ♥ ◊ I hope that in light of all local and global distress, everyone is taking steps in their own way (great or small) to assure that them and their family/community are okay and moving forward the best ways possible. From inspirational memes, podcasts or poetry – never stop playing with recipes for personal and collective wellness. ♥ ◊ ♥ ◊
The HEAT Center (Healing Evolution and Awareness Therapies) is a unique holistic healing collective and educational space located on the west side of the city. There’s a total of 6 in house practitioners that specialize in everything from Reiki to Acupuncture.
My friend and founder of the facility, Emily Ball put me on to having art displayed here alongside other amazing artists on June 22nd. Bring your best vibes to the opening reception and get to know everyone, it’ll be a beautiful time.
Donations for the center are kindly accepted.
This will also be one of my last visual art features in Buffalo, NY for the year.
On June 29th at 125 Tattoo Studio Art Collective, I will have a vinyl DJ Set at their next collaborative event “Don’t Sweat The Technique”. From 6PM to 11PM, there will be an exhibit with local and international artists showcasing the Love of Hip Hop and exploring the diversity of Urban Arts Culture. If you’re interested in submitting something that fits the criteria, all are welcome to contact Jessica Fox about participating. Know also that if slots are full to stay posted on their page about future shows.
Furthermore, I’m really excited to watch The D.O.P.E. Collective continue to flourish in the hands of my most trusted Buffalo homies and all our new volunteers after I relocate to New York City later this season. After close to two years of making our mission visible, accessible for those who need us and teaming up with other collective organizations… it’s time for me to explore new corners of my creative development and expand.
I warmly invite you to watch our video introduction created by digital media magician Anthony “Ace The Outsider” Pierce. We had the opportunity to talk about organizing as young black individuals in the city of Buffalo, NY, challenges we face and who we are.
*Not included with the video are the core member social media links and official websites. Find them and follow along with their passions as well:
Savion & Jamiah of The VENT Studio, Khari of Metalcore band Disrepair, Jason Teacher & Martial Arts Enthusiast.
If you’re excited to learn about what role you’re able to play within this force we created together, feel free to attend one of our Bi-Weekly Community Meetings.
My calendar is being updated regularly with events that I am hosting, assisting with and interested in – always remember to take a peek. If you miss any visuals or want to see what I’m up to in my freetime, photos and videos are on my instagram located at the bottom of the page and here.
Thanks for reading!