~ Saturday, March 21, 2015 • 2-5pm ~ at Impact HUB, 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Check out photos, audio, and video from past Transformative Visions events using the navigation menu or links below. See separate pages for ART, WORD, MUSIC each year. ________________________________________________
TRANSFORMATIVE VISIONS is a dynamic community arts event with a message of peace, justice, and possibility. Through visual art, spoken word, and live music, our goal is to both challenge and inspire, offering a multi-vocal creative response to critical issues of the present day. We engage the arts as activism and a channel for healing and community connection. In a climate of escalating violence, racism, and economic injustice, and in this time of growing social movements – including the Movement for Black Lives, Immigration Rights, and Indigenous-led struggles for sovereignty and environmental sanctity – Transformative Visions brings people together, inviting us to see differently, and affirming that within each of us is the power to transform ourselves and our world.
For a 3 minute video montage of past events click HERE.
LIVE JAZZ: We are excited to present jazz all-stars, the Destiny Muhammad Project - Destiny Muhammad on harp and vocals, Duane Muziki Roberson on keyboard, Vince Tolliver on viola, Leon Joyce Jr on drums, Mark Heshima Williams on bass, Doug Ellington on trumpet, Paulynn Brown vocals. With opening drum call and libation by Sistahs of the Drum.
MULTI-MEDIA ART EXHIBIT:Will be on display at Omi Gallery / Impact Hub March 6 - 27.
Bay Area artists, working in a wide range of styles and media, are participating. They include: Aambr Newsome, Abba Yahudah, Eesuu Orundide, Favianna Rodriguez, James Gayles, Kris Patton, Marnika Shelton, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Salma Arastu, William Rhodes. Postcard design by Xiomara Castro. Live painting at the event by Malik Seneferu. (Image above (c) Abba Yahudah Sellassie).
SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS: performing original works with a message of positive social change: Blackberri, Demitrius Burnett, Kin Folkz, Kinara Sankofa, Marvin White, Schmian Evans, Tevah El Emmet (aka Virtuous), Yani Davis.