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NOVEMBER 3rd | 7-10pm | Soulcentricitea

Crystals brought to you by Free Yourself Jewelry

Painting led by MTC Artistry

Clay Ciphers handmade by Studio 54oo

Choose a clay cup to decorate with your highest creative intensity! You can pick your own adventure for the outside and inside of the cup. Get nasty with the dirty pour from the crystal bar. Its also ok to play it safe with a Type A stencil or guided paint led by MTC Artistry. When your project is done, its great for holding your jewelry, or even crystal clusters.

Second Fridays:            Art Dance Yoga Expo

Summer Series

         June 8th, July 13th, August 10th                                   5504-5506 Troost                                                         7-10pm                    Vendor opportunities available for local artisans! 

We'll have:
- Music, Plant-based Food, & Local Drinks
-Local artists & original artwork
- All Things Holistic and Handmade/Crafted by Local Vendors!


Pretty Girls Trap & Paint

September 28th : 7pm-12am:     5504-5506 Troost                                                           

Come to Studio 54oo for the Pretty Girls Trap & Paint party!
Located at 5504-5506 Troost, painting will led by Studio 54oo. This party  features                     Live trap music, and time for creative paint play! Photographer on site to take individual or group photos.

For tickets click here

CORKS & CLAY FOR A DAY                  

MAY 25TH : 7-10PM : 5506 Troost

Dr. Auburn, founder of Studio 54oo is a ceramic artist with studios in Chicago & KC. Join her in Kansas City for this unique class!                                                                                                                                                                                              Let's play on clay! Choose a hand crafted ceramic cup or bowl to paint as you tune into your creative spirit. Self directed or follow Dr. Auburn while working on your clay piece. Use stencils, paint and other medias to enhance the color and beauty. Take it home, or to your work space to enjoy :) Perfect for holding succulents, jewelry or office supplies.

$40  Click here to reserve your spot!


2D ART EXPLO SERIES April 13th, 20th, 27th                                                                                                                    Join me at Studio 54oo for this intro to 2D Art Series. Indulge in paint, oil pastel & other 2D media creating on canvas. Take home three works of art at end of series & learn lots of new techniques! Beginner friendly.

Cost: $125 Click here to reserve your spot!

The Silent Art Auction is brought to you by Art In Motion and Studio 54oo. Come & view new work, and bid on the pieces you love the most. Highest bidder takes home the prize at the end of the night (You do not have to be present to win)!  Wine tasting led by sommelier and owner of Nella Yoga, Shanell Petersen, as her studio launches into year three!                                                     




St. Louis : @ Blush on the Boulevard : Aug 14, 4-7 : Studio 54oo Pop Up Shop-Infusing Art, Beauty, & Wine : 1824 Washington Ave.

Kansas City : @ 18th Vine District : July 27-28 : Lincoln-RT Coles National Alumni Association Reunion Exhibition

Chicago, IL : @ South Side Community Art Center : April 22- July 2 : 3831 S. Michigan : Shared History of SAIC & SSCAC

Chicago. IL : Open Studio @ Bridgeport Art Center : Studio 54oo : Reoccurring 3rd Friday

I Can Be Misrepresented All By Myself : in The Problematic Tyler Perry : http://www.amazon.com/Problematic-Tyler-Studies-Critical-Thinking/dp/143313019X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455898848&sr=8-1&keywords=THE+PROBLEMATIC+TYLER+PERRY


Chicago, IL. January 16 @ Harold Washington Library : Lecture :  Bringing Graphic Novels to the Classroom

Kansas City, MO. June- August @ Crossroads Art District : Reoccurring 1st Friday

Chicago, IL- July 17 @Bridgeport Art Center : Painting and Ceramic Demonstration

Chicago, IL- Oct 10  @ Southside Community Art Center : Black Age XVIII: Black Age Hero's and Villain's

Chicago, IL- Oct 16 @Bridgeport Art Center : Open Studio Live Ceramic Demonstration

Chicago, IL- Dec 18 @Bridgeport Art Center : Holiday Fair


Chicago, IL- Feb 14 @DuSable Museum of African American History performing live ongoing art demonstrations

April 1-Featured in XII Magazine for Women's History Month

Kansas City, MO-April 18 @ Negro Leagues Baseball Museum : Solo Exhibition: Africentric Habits of Mind

May 1- Interviewed on Chicago’s Black Business Radio Network : What Can Our Children Learn From Their Very Own Superheros? http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cbbn/2014/05/01/what-can-our-children-learn-from-their-very-own-super-heroes-1

Harrisburg, PA- June 3 @Penn State: Adult Education Research Conference & African Diaspora Pre- Conference on field research

Chicago, IL-July 18 : August 19 @ Solo Exhibition : ONLI Studios

Toronto, ON- Oct 3 @Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. West: live ongoing art demonstrations & showcase


Chicago, IL-April 15 @ National Louis University: Adult & Continuing Education Research Conference graphic facilitation & dissertation research presentation

Chicago, IL.-April 10-May 30 @ Chicago State University Comic Book & Graphic Novel Exhibit  honoring MALCOLM X>>>>http://www.blackageofcomics.com/

St. Louis, MO-May 30-June 2 @St. Louis University: Adult Education Research Conference; graphic facilitation of dissertation research                                   http://www.adulterc.org/applications/ClassifiedListingsManager/inc_classifiedlistingsmanager.asp?ItemID=1817&CategoryID=180

Chicago, IL – June 15 @ Bronzeville Community Garden Interactive Art Installation for ComeUnity Day hosted by Revival Arts Collective

Dhaka, Bangladesh-July 26 @ Dhaka Art Center lecture on Contemporary Art & Gallery Practice in America

Dhaka, Bangladesh-August 1 @Athena Gallery on Research Methods & the Preservation of Intellectual Property

Dhaka, Bangladesh Featured in the Dhaka Daily Star: http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/preservation-of-nature-through-art/

Chicago, IL-September 20 @ Insight Arts on Culturally Grounded & Art Based Research

Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic- Nov 2 @ the ASWAD Biannual Conference on Integrating Aesthetics


Chicago, IL- Feb 18 @ A Celebration of Fearlessness

Charlotte, NC- March 1-April 1 @ Edwin Gil Gallery

Chicago, IL- July 27-28th @ 47th street corridor with REVIVAL ARTS COLLECTIVE

Chicago, IL- July-August @ Bronzeville POP UP GALLERY Solo Exhibition

San Francisco, CA-November 2-4th @ Transformative Learning Conference portraiture & graphic facilitation http://meridianuniversity.edu/index.php/presenters



School of the Art Institute-Chicago Alumni Panel @ the National Mexican Museum of Art: http://www.facebook.com/events/437346182986546/



Italy 2004- Student Artist Gallery @ Florence Academy of Art

Columbia, MO 2006- Gallery exhibition @ University MO-Columbia

Prague 2008- Artist Showcase @ Academy of Fine Arts (AVU)

Auditorium Theatre’s Office of Creative Engagement: 2008-2012 set design

Chicago Public Schools: 2008-2012 Mural Project Exhibitions