Turn Up Your Voice – Cheryl Wood

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January, 24, 2015, Cheryl Wood delivered hard to a room of hungry entrepreneurs at the “Turn Up Your Voice” Workshop.  This workshop gave individuals an opportunity to learn how to own their stage and their business when it comes to going after a career as a professional Speaker.  The day began with elevator pitching and feedback, followed by non-stop development training and ending with open question and answer time.  Let’s not forget about our dynamic lunch provided by Chef Steven, owner of Minute Events Catering.

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Just some of the feedback from the day…”What an incredible day of empowerment, education, sisterhood and not to mention the food, which was delicious! (Erica Gordon, Moms With Dreams University).  What a wonderful day of empowerment and learning!

You can also see Cheryl live at “She Speaks, Be Unstoppable” on February 7, 2015 at the MIST in Harlem, NY.  She will also be the Keynote Speaker in the DMV area the Powerful Women In Business‘ “Road to Greatness” event on February 28, 2015.  You can also learn to Turn Up Your Voice through working directly with Cheryl through her “Rock Your Stage” programs and VIP Coaching.

Event Covered by Nika Corbett (Womanpreneur, Inc. & 30 Days of Positivity)

 

Shenna Vaughn

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Shenna Vaughn’s intuitive abstract paintings tell subconscious narratives of the deep stories of the soul. Shenna’s use of warm colors sets the stage for the expression of the personal thoughts that all must confront. Her work invites the audience to enter a personal conversation of reflection and confession. While these subjects are introduced through her particular use of pigments and textures, the symbolism used uninhibitedly exposes vulnerability. Shenna’s use of symbols also acts as both a stabilizing balance and an ingenious hint towards her abstraction. Figures are represented by bold geometrics and hard lines, forcing the content driven work to command our attention. Yet despite the power of this technique, in reality it is only the means to an end. Shenna’s introspective work effectively acts as a reminder that it is important to listen to the story of the self.

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Shenna was born and raised in Queens, New York. She attended FIT and received her Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College. Her work has been included in national group exhibitions at Holiday House NYC (December 2014), Artmarket Hamptons (August 2014), Jamaica Cultural Arts and learning (August 2014), Skylight Gallery (January 2014), Prizm Art Fair (December 2013), Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (December 2013) Rush Arts Gallery (November 2013), The Baobab Cultural Center(August 2013), Art Prize (September 2013)  Gallery Guichard (August 2013) African-American Museum of Dallas Texas (April, 2013), Jamaica Performing Arts Center (February 2013), Rush Arts Gallery (October 2012), The WAH Center (October 2012), Gallery Guichard (August & May 2012) and Miami Scope Art Basel (December 2011) as well as international group exhibitions at  CAFA- Barbados (March 2014), Agora Gallery (February 2011) and Caelum Gallery (July 2010). Other group exhibitions include Ocean Hill Gallery (May 2008, May 2009) and Hudson Guild Gallery (September 2008). She has had solo shows at Jamaica Performing Arts Center (February 2014), Le Grand Dakar (January 2011) and Cape Liberty Gallery (July 2008).

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Shenna’s work has been on display with Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock at the Holiday House NYC (December 2014). She was cataloged in Prizm’s Art for Art Basel to represent Gallery Guichard (December 2013) and Agora Gallery in (May 2011). She has competed in the annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series in conjunction with Rush Arts Gallery and was one of the winners in (December 2011) and a New York Finalist in November 2013 and October 2012. Her work was apart of the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage (March 2014 & 2013).Her work has been on Public display at the government Social Security Building and Resorts World Casino. Her work was also featured in Brooklyn Reader (January 2014), Communities of Color newspaper (March 2013) Queens Chronicle newspaper (January 2011) and she was a featured artist in Dynamically Active Movement Magazine, an online magazine. She has been commissioned to create paintings and murals by Seven Angels Theatre.  In December of 2014 you will see her work grace the big screen in a feature film titled “Delusions of Guinevere” and SimonSays Production, where she created a mural for the film  Night Catches Us (2009).

If you would like to connect with Shenna and learn more about her work, you can visit her Website or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  You can also reach her directly through email colorful.creationsv@gmail.com.

If you would like to be a featured Womanpreneur on our Spotlight Blog, then please email me at Nika@30daysofpositivity.com.

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