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Art Curating in Jersey City

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Bringing people together has always been my strong suit, so why not bring my artistic and creative souls together? I was wanting to do an event to finish the year off since I have been a little quiet lately giving myself time to live a little. So, I stopped by my comrade, Cheese’s spot Redemption Art & Music to “shoot the sh!t” as some say. He suggested doing the second edition of All City 1.0 which happened a couple years ago with Dj Bizznice. Since everyone is already in my circle why not continue the legacy, right? Makes sense. So we put it all in motion, collecting amazing talent from New Jersey’s best. The goal was 12 artists but I ended up with 52 pieces of work.

missyb chicpea allcityThe scene was set at Blow-Out Beauty Lounge who has an amazing space and also filled with very talented hairstylist. Juan Vasquez helped me with the task of hanging every piece of work, Dj Bizznice was our Dj for the night and the sweets were provided by SugarSupplyJC with her custom pastries. While pouring some mango mimosas and adding the final touches Ms. ChicPea and mini ChicPea came in for a sneak peak before the night started. After a little dance with mini Chicpea we were ready to open the doors.
missyb jaynewest interviewJayne West covered the event for ChicPeaJC with an interview from myself and a couple artists as well. With over 100 people coming by the energy was great! I am glad I chose to collab with Society Needs Culture, Redemption Art & Music, Blow-Out Beauty Lounge because it just made sense. It’s amazing to be surrounded by people who believe in you. I am proud of the artwork presented and look forward to curating another…. Please check out the article!

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All City 2.0 was a success!!! Thank you to all the artists that entrusted me with their work including the Legendary Ernie Paniccioli!

Artists: Juan “Cheese” Vasquez, Hota’te, Clarence Rich, Danai Graham, Mustart, Goomba, Scum, Enver Vucetaj, Awol, Warr, Jayne West, Ocean Clark, Susan Pinto, Iurii, Jesus Diaz & Me!

Violeta Hodzic

Violeta Hodzic NOE TWO

Excuses us, ladies and gentlemen, one, two

You need to pick your afro, daddy
Because it’s flat on one side
You need to pick your afro, daddy
Because it’s flat on one side, what you waitin’ on
Well, if you don’t pick your afro
You’re gonna have one side high

Well, you said you was gonna take me to see Wu-Tang, baby
So I braided my hair, well, yes, you did
You said you was gonna take me to see Wu-Tang, baby
So I braided my hair, yes, I did, corn roll and everything, baby
Well, you changed your mind and said we weren’t goin’
But my momma saw you there, yes, she did

Check this out, one time

Well, I been blowin’ up your pager, daddy
But you never call me back
Well, I be puttin’ in 911, baby
But you never call me back, no, no
See, you don’t know how to use that pager, daddy
I’m gonna take that hoe back, yes, I will, you know I’ll do it

~E BADU

SACREDNESS

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“I’ve often thought of the forest as a living cathedral, but this might diminish what it truly is. If I have understood Koyukon teachings, the forest is not merely an expression or representation of sacredness, nor a place to invoke the sacred; the forest is sacredness itself. Nature is not merely created by God; nature is God. Whoever moves within the forest can partake directly of sacredness, experience sacredness with his entire body, breathe sacredness and contain it within himself, drink the sacred water as a living communion, bury his feet in sacredness, touch the living branch and feel the sacredness, open his eyes and witness the burning beauty of sacredness”
― Richard Nelson, The Island Within