We provide arts experiences with the intention to empower and honor the sacred voices of people everywhere, of any ages. We provide experiences in writing (both prose and poetry), reading aloud, painting, drawing, handmade books, singing, rhythm, movement, and more. We also offer performance and audience participation activities. As our name implies, we respect and nurture human expression for its sacred nature, beyond creed, denomination or affiliation.
October 15, 2015
Every 3rd Thursday
Mystic Arts Gallery
7pm – 9pm
664 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach
Join us from 7 – 7:30pm for Book Making which is going through the dream process, visiting Dreamtime, and using recycled material and classic book binding to create a personal Dream Book to take home.
Terrell Anansi is the Facilitator of SACRED VOICES which sponsors a weekly gathering of performers and musicians called “The Meeting Place” in Irvine, Ca. Twenty-two years ago Terrell created the concept of Tribal Neo Pop after graduating from the University Of Irvine, with a B.A. in English/Comparative Literature (’83). His grandmother and grandfather were acapella gospel music teachers, his mother a gospel singer and his aunt sang jazz in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Terrell lived in a bell jar of sacred voices.
A hair designer, model, singer, video artist, poet, performance artist, teacher of critical thinking skills and editor, spiritual warrior, and defender of truth… Terrell is an UP-Cycle Artist of the Human Spirit…from the 1960s to now…from the church to the streets to academia and back to the streets…and back to the churches and sacred spaces. Always fighting for the voiceless, women, people of color, gays, victims of sexual abuse, the homeless and the poor-those people who have a disconnection from our modern world.
To honor his history and to heal what he knew was wrong with his life, Terrell began telling his stories in words, in visual images, and through the power of the sacred voice. Terrell was 36 when his daughter was born, and as she took her daily two hour naps, he took the opportunity to develop his personal challenge to make meaningful fine art out of discarded memories, belongings, people’s histories. Terrell learned to allow the recycled bark, paper, cardboard, fabric and wood to talk to him, dream with him, dictate with spirit in co-creation….as a sacred artist…a revolutionary artist who has become an evolutionary artist of change.
Terrell speaks language as he breathes words and images with respect to his ancestors and this planet. He is a spiritual energy, experiencing a human experience. He is a human, being.
Terrell’s recently published work, “Echoes and Ashes” is a spoken word/spoken song experience, a celebration of life honoring the human expression, our sacred voice. And to be sacred is to know intimacy in poetic and dreamtime, real time knowing. To honor the sacredness of the human voice only honors the sacredness of life itself, the bonding of the human experience. Echoes and Ashes is a call to be a spiritual happening every second…a.s.h.e.s. We can change our lives in a instant, a second in time…a change in personal actions. Change the story, the echo, we are living in into to a story that is a more functional story or echo. Our thoughts become our words and then our words become our world…a poetic modern novel, such as Echoes and Ashes. Available on Amazon.com http://goo.gl/sJH5fI
Echoes and Ashes is a project highlighting the transformational journey and visionary quest for world healing.
Echoes and Ashes has three parts:
1. A book of poetry, Echoes and Ashes, already available on Amazon.
Receive this FREE with a donation of $25 dollars.
2. A CD,”My Place of Belonging,”ready to go to press. Your donation will fund production. Receive this with a donation of $50 dollars.
3. A nine-video series, “A Voice in the World Choir.” Check out the first in the series above. The gofundme will help produce the second in the series.
Receive the first in DVD format for a donation of $100 dollars.
4. Receive the book, CD, the first video and the second video for a donation of $250 dollars.
5. Receive a sustainable art piece, “Crown the Queen,” 24″ by 48″ /Mixed media/abstract/assemblage for a donation of $600 dollars.
“We can change our lives in an instant, a second in time, a change in our actions…Our thoughts become our words and our words become our world…Echoes and Ashes…”