ART x POETRY

Artists Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal and Suliman Onque collaborate to provide a special offering of word and art. 

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Breathing Through Concrete- Book

By Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal

This anthology of poems tells the story and stories of the often lost voices from children, especially those birthed from destructive legacies and left to survive in them concrete souls trying to master survival and live life despite challenges passed down through generations. Children attempting to find voices, life and normalcy is the crux of this compilation; inhaling possibilities, holding breaths when life becomes difficult, exhaling with passion from within into worlds of hopes, fears and with dreams of futures with promise.  A book for one to experience with an open heart in order to allow the voices within to breathe free.

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about Ameerah 

Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal is a visual artist from Newark, NJ

with a unique talent of telling stories through poetry and Visual Arts.  Ameerah has exhibits currently on display in Newark, Carteret, Morristown and New Brunswick, NJ.  Her work has been featured  in several venues in The Newark Arts Festival during the past 2 years.

Teacher, Writer/Author/Illustrator, Poet, Photographer, and Visual Arts Specialist, founder/facilitator - “When Women Speak” and “When People Speak”. Her mantra is: “Poetry isn’t poetry unless it’s Spoken...Word”.
 

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Breathing Through Concrete- Book

By Suliman Onque

Bold, jarring and thought-provoking, this digital print is inspired by Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal's powerful anthology of poems and stories, Breathing Through Concrete. Suliman Onque visually articulates the struggles youth continue to face living in blighted communities.

This piece seeks to give voice to the voiceless.

about SULIMAN

Created from genes of an artistic family, Suliman Onque began creating art in preschool and it was at this young age, that his ingenious talents were born.  With all that Suliman has achieved, his passion for art continues to inspire him to create masterpieces of any form of work that he is presented with.  There is no doubt that his "If you can imagine it, I can create it" motto speaks volumes to his unlimited artistic capabilities!

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