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Pass It On Open Mic & Showcase: Queens Carved in Time
Sun, June 5th at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In collaboration with the All About Love Education Studio and the Queens of the Washitaw Nation, this program is the culmination of a Creative Assembly Connector Residency led by Brit Lindsey and Pass It On that featured weekly workshops for youth led by a range of New Orleans artists including poets, fashion designers, visual artists, and Black Masking Indian Queens. These workshops included artist-led design prompts which utilized the medium of sewing as a community responsibility and cathartic artistic ritual.
Join us in shining light on and basking in the light of these young artists, alongside live performances from other artists. We celebrate the connection between sewing and connection to culture with Big Queen Ausettua along with the visual design brilliance of Lana Meyon and students from Lawerence D. Crocker. We also have a very special lineup featuring Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley, Chasity Hunter, Naomi Daugherty, Akilah Toney, and Preach; and music from Charm Taylor, Bobbi Rae, and The Vibe. The program will also feature a special activation of Spirit Gates by percussionist Nita Bailey.
Free and open to the public. When you arrive, please check in at the event entrance located in the outdoor courtyard on the left hand side of the building.
About Brit Lindsey
Brit Lindsey is an educator, equitable education advocate, social worker, creative entrepreneur, and art director. Hurricane Katrina and a full scholarship to play basketball at Tulane University drew her to New Orleans from Atlanta, Georgia in 2006, and she’s held permanent residence ever since.
She is the owner of Master Minds Private Tutoring, a New Orleans-based tutoring service that caters to Children of HUE and members of the LGBTQIA+ Community. She recently founded the HUEMan Development Project. This work and the inspiration for the creation of this nonprofit is rooted in community responsibility, self-actualization, and entrepreneurial equity in New Orleans. Brit is particularly interested in assisting children of HUE along their journey of identity exploration, through intergenerational mentorship and community service.
About Pass It On
Pass It On is an art and performance series dedicated to the advancement and preservation of New Orleans’s multicultural artisan community, through the integration of visual art, music, and spoken word.
Created in 2008, the series sought to reestablish New Orleans’s cultural footprint post-Katrina. Pass It On, a name derived from John T. Scott’s philosophy, that if ever he was to do a good deed or kindness for someone, that instead of being thanked, he would ask that person to “pass it on.” Here, “it” represents the idea of caring for each other, the energy of service to one another, and the responsibility of love when paying kindness forward.
Pass It On now enjoys an expansive network of celebrated poets, visual artists, musicians, educators, activists, youth, and cultural institutions—all who pass on the tradition of community narration through spoken word, indigenous jazz and progressive music culture and visual arts.
About Creative Assembly
Creative Assembly is a community engagement initiative by the New Orleans Museum of Art that uses neighborhood-based participatory art experiences as a vehicle for personal exploration, community collaboration, and social change.
NOMA’s Creative Assembly community engagement initiative is supported by the Wagner Foundation.