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Folklife – The Artist Vibe
Friday, September 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Enjoy live music and shop directly from local artisans online with The Artist Vibe! This monthly virtual event, hosted by Tinesi Minikon, will feature one local performing artist and one local visual artist/artisan.
Featured Artist Priya, Henna Artist
Priya, the artist behind “Charming Henna” based in Rockville, MD (USA) is a professionally trained, Henna Artist, who has been serving tri–state (Maryland, Virginia & Washington DC) with over 10 years of experience, in henna body art! Her attention to details, creativity, & unique designs elevates the Bridal henna to a piece of art. Her diligence & professionalism in work made her a popular & in demand Bridal artist in Washington DC & around the area. Priya has provided henna not only for brides and weddings but also for various Occasions & Corporate events of all sizes. She also does henna crowns for patients suffering through alopecia OR chemo & conducts Henna workshops. Her love & passion for henna art drives her as an Artist.
Featured Performer, Joshua Espinoza, Pianist
With a style that is tastefully modern yet firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, American pianist Joshua Espinoza blends and bends genres into original compositions and arrangements that are immediately relatable, yet hard to define. Recently, Joshua has performed alongside such notable artists as Warren Wolf, Sean Jones, Damien Sneed, Todd Marcus, Jerome Jennings, Paul Bollenback, Miho Hazama, Alex Norris, John D’earth, Mike Pope, Kris Funn, and Chuck Redd. A finalist in the 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition and current faculty member of the renowned Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, his playing has been heard on stages large and small including the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Blues Alley, The Jazz
Kitchen, The Kennedy Center, the Barns at Wolftrap, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the DC Jazz Festival. His debut album‟Journey Into Night” – released in June 2019 – is available on all platforms. Currently, Joshua is a freelance performer in Baltimore, MD. To read and hear more, visit www.joshuaespinoza.com.
The Artist Vibe is brought to by SSM Folklife partner, FAsMarketplace.