The RAW Artists of Houston presented the REFLECT show at the House of Blues this past Wednesday and it was truly a paradise for all forms of artistry.
So much amazing talent floating around in the room from artists, to jewelry makers, musicians, dancers, writers, all types of creative magic. This was my first year attending, but it will definitely not be my last.
I was invited to this artist utopia from a good friend and fellow writer Jelisa Jay Robinson @JelisaTheWriter. Even though she was performing and the artist that I came to see, even she was shocked at the magnitude of people that showed up to support and take in the awe of all the magnificent displays of artistic treasures. JelisaTheWriter specializes in writing plays, poetry, as well as spoken word. She blessed the stage with one of her spoken word pieces and eluded black girl magic with every word. She joined a host of other performers including a rapper, singing duo, and a dance team just to name a few. The performances were truly inspiring and kept the crowd engaged and moving as we took in each of the different display booths.
Black girl magic was a reoccurring theme throughout the show, not just limited to on stage performances, but to artists on the ground as well. I fell in love with the work of one artist in particular, Ms. La Monica Robinson, with Creative Minds AL you can follow her work on her Instagram @2hip_hurrayyy. Her work is vibrant, and grabs your attention from first glance. She displayed multiple paintings as well as prints and different items she had imprinted with her paintings (including a pillow that I’m praying the universe will send my way as a prize for her raffle). Also adding to the collection of black girl magic was the jewelry guru and beautiful Queen @Locnesshippie. She had different pieces of jewelry and gems that were simply breathtaking. There were enough treasures on her table to make you feel and shine like the queen that you are. So many different booths, so many different artists, and each one had something amazing and unique to offer on their table.
REFLECT was definitely a show filled with beautiful artistic hidden treasures and budding talent. Each performance and each booth contained something special that you will not find anywhere else. RAW Artists Houston and The House of Blues created an ambiance that promoted underground artistry at the most beautiful level. Make sure you attend their next show!
Thanks for reading! Live well, prosper, and all that sh*t!