On Friday April 1, the Cashmere Cricket in Cuyahoga Falls was a packed house. Attendees were there for a collaborative evening of spoken word, song, live music, photography, artwork, great food and drinks. Collide: Cuyahoga Falls and ArtsNow hosted the event.
“Ace” Epps emceed the evening and was the featured poet. Other area poets joined him on stage for spoken word: Sophie Hamad, Noor Hindi, Quinton “N’Sight” SpenceRay, Tyler Powell and Damien McClendon. Eboni Redsoul contributed to the evening with a beautiful rendition of “Summertime.” Live music was provided by Falls Music School. DJ, Isis Maat also provided some sounds to the evening.
Cuyahoga Falls photographer, Tim Fitzwater (Fitzwater Photography) exhibited several pieces of his work. Local artist, Kevin Smalley also exhibited and spent the evening live doodling to the music and poetry.
Light appetizers from Flury’s Café were provided for attendees to enjoy.
The audience added to the collaboration of the evening by participating in wet ink. They were given the writing prompt “love on the rocks,” and at the end of the event, they were given the opportunity to share their creations on stage.
About Collide: Cuyahoga Falls
Collide is newly formed organization dedicated to bringing awareness to the unique art and cultural scene of Cuyahoga Falls to, for and with the community. Through collaboration with like-minded organizations, other artists, and supporters of the arts, their goal is to help create a vibrant Cuyahoga Falls.
ArtsNow is an innovative non-profit which connects arts, culture, and community. An outcome of the GAR and Knight Foundation funded Arts and Culture Assessment, ArtsNow seeks to connect, collaborate, and support the incredible creative sector in Summit County. The mission of ArtsNow is to strengthen the vibrancy of Summit County and enrich the lives of its people and community through the advancement of arts and culture. ArtsNow owns and operates SummitLive365.com, a website providing a comprehensive arts, culture, and entertainment calendar as well as a free portal for artists and creatives to showcase their talent.