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Aviona Rodriguez Brown

County: King County




Grants for Artists' Progress (GAP) 2021
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Aviona Creatrix Rodriguez Brown instills inclusivity and accessibility, by creating multidisciplinary art to tell stories surrounding being multiracial, exploring queerness, working through mental illness, stress, navigating drug addiction, and homelessness. Using tools and resources from smART Grants, Artist Up Scholarship, and the Mentorly Scholarship The Creatrix has developed healing workshops, along with a 45-minute solo show derived from self-written poetry which has been translated into Spanish and toured to New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Washington. Through ongoing community-oriented youth projects, they aspire to educate the masses on self-awareness and the benefits of art alternatives when dealing with everyday stresses. Creatrix encompasses the many art avenues to which they contribute: Arts Education Administration, (2) Board Memberships, Curating, Directing, Teaching, Mentoring, Stage Managing, Performing, Producing, Writing and now Sound Engineering. 

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