GALLERY OPENING: Created Spaces: YBA at YWC
Saturday April 3, 3-6pm
Created Spaces is an exhibition curated by Briyana Jackson (YANA).
She writes: “Looking around Baton Rouge, there were not many spaces or opportunities for young black artists to showcase their work and passions. I decided instead of waiting for other people to invite me into their spaces, it would be much more special for me to make my own. I hand picked each of these artists for the show, including photographers, painters, filmmakers, and musicians. There are so many young artists not being highlighted in Baton Rouge and Created Spaces is the perfect place to see great talent. When you don’t see opportunities you must make opportunities and that is exactly what I did.”
There’s a multitude of different things that one could say that I do, but when it comes down to it, I really define myself as a curator and cultural worker. Whether it’s in front of or behind the camera, on paper or bringing what’s on paper to life, my artistry is not really boxed to one medium. The biggest thing about all of it, is that I unapologetically work to be a voice for the voiceless, because once upon a time, I didn’t quite understand the power of my voice. I try to make people feel a sense of home in my work, as home lies in everything we do, it is just a matter of finding it. Through the lens of culture, we can learn a lot about ourselves, so in my work I try to celebrate the concept of culture as much as I can.
Instagram: @ugo1of1 @ugovision
I am a 19 year old self-taught artist, born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I have been an artist all my life and my goal is to make art that people not only love but feel as well.
An artist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, I range from many styles, Japanese to American. I started drawing in the early 2000s after i was born. I specialize in traditional & wearable art.
OPENING EVENT ARTISTS:
A multi-versed musician/artist. His vibrational soulful sound is only experienced live. He’s currently been demoing on his debut project, 100% by himself. To keep up with him follow his socials and see him live at the event!
A 20-year-old rising filmmaker from Baton Rouge, LA. She has a New Orleans based production company called Mia Upshaw Productions as well as a Baton Rouge based modeling agency called The 708 Modeling. Mia is currently a sophomore majoring in digital filming at Loyola University in New Orleans. Her production company is producing a feature film titled “Tap Dance”, which will be released this spring along with two other films.
YouTube: Mia Upshaw Prods
Instagram: @miaupshawprods @the708modeling @miaupshaw
View my latest Film here: https://youtu.be/s1bWv5hUw08
A 19 year old musician, born and raised in Baton Rouge, La. He has been writing his own music since he was a young kid. He says the only way to describe his sound is by the feeling it gives you. He is currently working on his first project and he is excited for his first live performance as well.
Baton Rouge based artist and “creative” I guess. I really have a love hate relationship with that word. It’s gonna sound so corny but i guess when it comes down to it I make cool stuff/ bring ideas to life. Music is usually my medium of choice but I really just enjoy whatever can keep my attention.
My name is Wesley Ennis but i go by Wes. I’m from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Im a junior at Southeastern Louisiana University with a concentration of multimedia journalism and aspire to be a film or commercial director in the near future. I’m a part of a duo called 6ixthSenseFilms with my good friend Joe and we write and produce stories of our imagination. We truly strive to be the creators of a new generation of film and media. Follow @6ixthsensefilms on Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube for more content.