Wednesday, May 19th
Thursday, May 20th
As a black woman of Gambian descent living in the South Bronx, Aisha artistry is drawn from her upbringing. In the past few years, Aisha's artistry consist of film and digital photography. Her projects sought to attention social issues in her community. From projects on street harassment to poor housing conditions, Aisha hoped her art was used as an conduit to inspire social change.
Anthony Kannon, a young rapper from Upstate New York, leads the way in his hometown Ithaca and is ready to cross borders. Known for his professionalism and skill that go far beyond his years, it’s his lyrical tone combined with cadences that make you both feel ready to party, but also hold you back and make you think.
Friday, May 21st
Hi! I'm Ayden. I'm 12 and a 7th grader and I make art and jewelry. I attend metalsmithing classes and frequently make earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. I can draw decently and I use comic books and TV shows as references for some of my art and projects! I hope to show you some of my recent projects and my thoughts and processes of a few.
Terrance is an award-winning muralist, illustrator and fine artist from Wilmington, Delaware who currently resides in Freeville, NY. Going under the moniker “Terranceism” or “IsmBoy,” his work captures a vivid Afro Surrealist Expressionism in a signature style that makes for a one-of-a-kind viewing experience.
Carley Robinson is a theatre practitioner dedicated to creating conversation around love and communal care. She has experience facilitating and teaching, having worked with Civic Ensemble, the Hangar Theatre, and Cornell University's Performing and Media Arts Department. She is excited to explore community-based work with youth, reentering people, and other members of our community.
Saturday, May 22nd
Jasmine Jay is a poet and sister-friend living in Ithaca, NY. She has worked with the Southside Community Center, CUMEP, and the Cornell English department to create opportunities for young artists to share their passion--particularly those who are Black and Brown. A graduate of Cornell's MFA program in Creative Writing, she is also a Lead Clinical Administrative Assistant at the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program.
Khalil is known throughout Ithaca and beyond for his mentorship of young people, creating murals at local sites, producing sought-after portraits during the Ithaca Festival, and exhibiting his art throughout the New York, from the Jacob Javits Center in NYC to Southside Community Center here in Ithaca. Selected to serve as a prestigious Civic Fellow at Cornell, Khalil provided his “Arts in Motion” project to encourage the creation of art, as well as the appreciation of it, and art’s influence on our lives.
M.E. My Evolution is the one-of-a kind DJ Pop Performance Artist, Ramsey “Lightyear” Fulcher. He has evolved through a variety of influences such as Rick Rubin, Pharell Williams, TIMBALAND, and Andre 3000 into his own unique flow and sound. His collaborations have earned him the title of “Best DJ of the year” by the Ithaca Times.
As of 2014 M.E. co-founded DEVINE RECORDS with partner in arts “THE UNSEEN HAND” and is now starting a new company, NU Born Fresh Productions.