Thursday, November 29, 2018

Artist Highlight Keona Nguyen

Keona Nguyen was kind enough to share her talents and cultural pride at our In the Flow Studios Allie Fundraiser. She represented the Filipino Marital Arts and history through her work with PaaMano Eskrima and Performing Arts. She has shared the stories of ancient warrior Princesses, the history of the once forbidden Filipino martial arts and the culture still living in traditional dance.


Keona has spent her young life in the pursuit of personal excellence. She’s a well rounded person with a love of humanities, the arts and cultural history. Her moral compass points to her integrity and her actions are a reflection of her content of character.


 Being multi-cultural American, Keona has learned to not only appreciate her ethnic heritage (Vietnamese and Filipino) but also other rich cultures like Hawaiian, Samoan, Tahitian. She dedicated years of study and performing in traditional Polynesian and Filipino dances. She has shared her cultural dances throughout California (from Moro Bay to Los Angels). She danced with Nonosina Polynesia. She has also danced and choreographed for Filipino American Community Club of Monterey Peninsula for many years.


Keona took her interest of her Filipino heritage to another level a few years ago when she began learning the once outlawed Filipino Martial Arts. She is a key student and performer at PaaMano Eskrima and Performing Arts. Keona has represented the legendary warrior princess Princess Urduja of ancient Pangasinan at Filipino festivals, celebrations and events. She is proud to tell the story of her ancestors and the long forgotten s/heroes. The warrior princesses piece has inspired many girls to remember their strength.


Athletic completion has been a cornerstone in her life. From an early age her mother and father encouraged her to try new things including sports. She found the she really enjoyed waterpolo, basketball, volleyball and cross county. Keona uses sports as a way to help her stay physically and mentally fit. She enjoys the challenge presented in team competition and enjoys the camaraderie.



Keona believes in giving back to her community and mentoring others. She's a team player and finds joy in helping others reach their full potential. She was the Cerritos High School football team manager for four years and was honored for her dedication. She was Peer Leader for Unity Through Christ, a confirmation class. Her focus was on mentoring and guiding hopeful students through the confirmation process.


We are grateful to have had such a generous and talented person perform and share at our event! We wish her continued success in all her endeavors and look forward to seeing all the good she will do in the future!

Thank you for visiting. May inspiration overflow throughout all of your creative processes.


Contact Info for In the Flow Studios Arts
Instagram: http://instagram.com/speakyourart or @SpeakYourArt 
"In the Flow Studios is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the arts, the artist and worthy causes."

Aurora's "Speak Your Art Blog Hub" combines posts from seven of her other blogs: In the Flow Studios ArtsIn the Flow Studios BodyI Love Shelter DogsMana KeepersPaaMano Eskrima & Performing ArtsSelf-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment and Speak Your Art Poetry. It brings her organizations together and offers her readers an easier way to follow new posts in one convenient location. 

POI

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

In the Flow Studios Arts Open House and Allie Fundraiser

The In the Flow Studios Arts Open House and Allie Fundraiser promises to be a day filled with artistic inspiration and lots of heart! Come enjoy an afternoon full of inspired art and help Allie and her family win the battle with childhood Leukemia. Our In the Flow Studios Arts Open-houses feature veteran visual and performing artists as well as talented new comers.

We'll have musicians, dancers, singers, poets, painters, photographers, sculptures, martial arts, fire-knife, visual arts displays, artisan booths, photo booth, raffle and much more.

Our generous artists are also donating arts and services for a silent auction/raffle and 100% of admission goes to Allie and her family.



Admission:
Adult
Pre-sale $15.00
At the door $20.00
Kids 4-12 yrs
Pre-sale $5
At the Door $5
Kids 3yrs & under FREE
Order pre-sale tickets: https://allierose.mydagsite.com/

Come out and share in the artistic flow and you'll be showing your love and support for a beautiful little angel. Please share this event with art lovers, family and friends. They won't be disappointed.


Our Performing Arts Lineup:
Mahal Ramos - Poet and Spoken Word



Chrissy DePauw - Singer/Songwriter
Kadan Martial Arts - Kids' Taekwondo Demo




Roland H. Ferrer/Sound of Zero - Harpist
Isabel Beyoso - Singer



PaaMano Eskrima - Filipino Martial Arts 

Kadante Ferrer/Hip Hop Martial Arts - Fire Knife





Joan G. Grand & Joel Samonte - Singers/Musicians

Leiya & Aleenah Samonte - Singers/Musicians



Our Visual Artists & Artisans

Ruben Palma - Aztec Artisan


Kip Henderson - Comic Artist














Josie Stocks - Painter/Animator


Molly Bupp - Painter

Jon Luce - Painter


Denise Luce - Photographer













Haring Ibon Children's Program - Exhibit

Mana Keepers - Dewdrops Images - Crystals & Books




















Food and Bake Sale

We'll have slow-cooked Southern Pulled Pork sliders with coleslaw on Hawaiian King Bread Rolls





Fresh deli sandwiches strait from Santa Fe Importers.







Vegan Jackfruit “pulled pork” sliders.












Our bake sale is sure to be a favorite with a multitude of delicious treats to satisfy your sweet-tooth.














Thank you for visiting. May inspiration overflow throughout all of your creative processes.


Contact Info for In the Flow Studios Arts
Instagram: http://instagram.com/speakyourart or @SpeakYourArt 
"In the Flow Studios is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the arts, the artist and worthy causes."

Aurora's "Speak Your Art Blog Hub" combines posts from seven of her other blogs: In the Flow Studios ArtsIn the Flow Studios BodyI Love Shelter DogsMana KeepersPaaMano Eskrima & Performing ArtsSelf-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment and Speak Your Art Poetry. It brings her organizations together and offers her readers an easier way to follow new posts in one convenient location. 

POI