“We Sing What Sparkles” will be an interactive foot-stomping, heart-full, PRIDE-full concert immersing ourselves in the things that bring us together: friendship, love, grief, fun, and other joys of life. We will sing about the pieces of life that enliven us. We sing what sparkles as awakened memories and reminders of the precious value in our present moments in relationship.
We will use our bodies to create rhythm and percussion adding to the grounding awakening we experience through life’s ebbs and flows. The cycles and phases of nature and the calendar year are globally recognized ways of understanding change and interconnectedness. It is based in this centeredness of our belief in how strong we are, singing about the sparkles of life that – when shared – build us up individually and together.
The cycles and phases of nature and the calendar year are globally recognized ways of understanding change and interconnectedness.
Joy Culver, Artistic Director for “We Sing What Sparkles” concert
As the changing Seasons and Medicine Wheels across cultures represent universal elements, we will sing what sparkles through representations of Water, Wood, Earth, Metal, and Fire!
Saturday June 15, 7:00 pm concert followed by Dance with Live DJ First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago IL
Chicago Progressive Talk WCPT-820 AM featured our concert on their Art of the City Segment
WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm
WHERE: Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox, Chicago
WHAT: Artemis and several special guests (see below) will be performing many new pieces and a few old favorites.
We are celebrating famous women, current and historic, plus women leaders of our community and personal role models in our families. The Sheroes concert will present songs and stories of strong women we admire — women who made a difference, who stood up to power, who moved the people and worlds around them.
Kru Maekdo will speak about her Chicago Black Lesbian photo archives exhibit on display. Another featured speaker is Anna DeShawn, founder of E3 Radio, an online radio network that produces radio streams from a queer point of view. Writers and performers Lindsay Eanet and Nikki Patin round out our list of guest performers. Each of these artists will tell a story about female empowerment.
We’re delighted to be taking part this fall in a concert to celebrate the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus: the 35th Anniversary Holiday Hullabaloo! We will join CGMC plus 9 other LGBTQI+ arts groups to mark this milestone and pull us all into the holidays.
Fri Nov 30 at Chicago Millennium Park: Harris Theater 8pm Sat Dec 1 in Skokie: North Shore Performing Arts Center 8pm Sun Dec 2 on the south side: Beverly Arts Center 7pm
Spring concert – Sheroes
Our next Artemis concert will be “Sheroes” on Sunday March 3, 2019. In honor of Women’s History Month, this afternoon concert will present songs and stories of strong women we admire — women who made a difference, who stood up to power, who moved the people and worlds around them. We are envisioning an intimate evening of songs and spoken pieces from members of Artemis and the lesbian community.