Creative Activism – Shawn Alleyne of Pyroglyphics Studio

Art is important!

Artistic expression is particularly important to the youth and their development.  Learning to tap into their creativity and utilize their talents; gives the Youth the tools to use their Voice!  Art assists in building their confidence to tell their stories and perspectives; individually and collectively.  We as a community must support these young artists and their creativity!   We must salute the efforts of those that directly, ‘roll up their sleeves’ and try to share and teach the children; by giving their time, their energy and love.

Shawn Alleyne / Pyroglyphics Studio has partnered with Free Libraries of Philadelphia to bring FREE workshops to area youth.  Basic comic book art, storytelling and more will be covered. If you are in the area and know of any youth that would love the experience, you must pre-register at one of the locations below:

West Oak Lane Branch Library, Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 3- 4PM
2000 E. Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138

The Main Free Library of Philadelphia, Room 405, Monday, July 27th, from 3-5PM
Parkway Central
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia PA. 19103

The Lawncrest Branch, Thursday July 30th, 4:30-6PM
Free Library of Philadelphia
6098 Rising Sun Avenue (at Comly St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Creative Activism: The Glory of COMMON Sense & LEGEND!

Congrats to Chicago’s Native Son and Hip Hop Artist/Actor, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. aka COMMON!  Common and John Legend scored a Golden Globe Win for Best Original Song, “Glory” for the awesome film Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay.

Artistry and Activism can co-exist and the results are inspiring. Often, outside of the creative medium, there is a tendency for artists to be ignored and not taken seriously concerning issues that affect us all.  COMMON has throughout his career attempted to enrich his listeners and fans, through his music and the Common Ground Foundation.   For the artists that choose to use their voices, talents, resources and opportunities to deliver a message of civic engagement and community activism, I salute them!  We need to support Art their endeavors, after all, there are more important things to think about besides; money, parties, cars, reality shows etc.

Peace, Power & Prosperity!

Creative Activism – International Day Of Happiness

A few days late but I must say, I enjoyed the many videos that were inspired by Pharrell’s song ‘Happy’, in association with The United Nations Foundation for the International Day Of Happiness!

If you missed it, click the link and enjoy!