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Tiera Nolcox, Abigail Conklin, & Uptown Lowdown at Celebration!
January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join CelebrateWomxn845 at their annual CELEBRATION arts showcase for POETRY by Tiera Nolcox (Newburgh NY) & Abigail Kirby Conklin (Brooklyn NY) and performances by The Uptown Lowdown (vintage jazz dance troupe, Kingston NY)!
Saturday, January 18, 2020
7:00PM at WomensWork.Art Gallery (4 South Clinton Street, Poughkeepsie NY)
A FREE event (but all donations go to the performers)!
The Uptown Lowdown will perform before, between, and after the poetry sets.
Tiera L Nolcox: www.instagram.com/tieralynne
As a Newburgh native and Hudson Valley resident, Tiera has always used poetry and short stories as an emotional outlet. She’s ready to share her words with her community in an effort to both inspire and connect with those who may seek comfort and empowerment within art.
Abigail Kirby Conklin: http://www.abigailkirbyconklin.us/
Abigail is a native Brooklynite with a Virginian driver’s license, a degree from Michigan State University, and a bedroom in Manhattan. She has been involved with youth development and public education for almost ten years. Currently, she works in college access and career development in the New York City public school system, in addition to her writing and performing. She is the author of the chapbook Triage, forthcoming in January 2020. Her work can also be found in The Lampeter Review, K’in Literary Review, Curlew Quarterly, and Sugar House Review.
Audience members can expect snark, some meandering flowery language, thoughts on love and the female body and the political landscape we live in, and occasional ranting. Her new chapbook, Triage, will also be available for purchase.
Uptown Swing Kingston’s Uptown Lowdown: https://www.uptownswingkingston.com/uptown-lowdown
The Uptown Lowdown celebrates the tradition of chorus girl dancers, while placing it within a modern-day context. We believe in vintage style, not vintage values. We intentionally perform to music by women- and minority-led bands. Our choreographies range from sassy showgirl numbers, to feminist protest pieces, to joyful holiday routines. We design and make most of our costume elements and have also collaborated with Karina Dresses (woman-owned, Kingston-based business making dresses in the USA!) Chorus girls work together as a unit, and the Uptown Lowdown believes that by working together, our collective is greater than the sum of its parts.
ABOUT US: CelebrateWomxn845’s mission is to organize, recognize, & celebrate(!) women, femme, & nonbinary creatives via pop-up events throughout NY’s Hudson Valley. CELEBRATION is a multi-disciplinary arts exhibition that will feature both visual and performing artists- both local and international – and creative events that are open to the public. The show will run from January 10 – February 1, 2020 at WomensWork.Art Gallery in Poughkeepsie, New York.
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