Sunday, January 20, 2013


    Yes, yes. Paint and Poetry has made it to one year(and counting)! Mojo Disco started this event last January as a step forward for all of us to come together and be better. Of course I had to take part, not only to blog about the event but to be reminded that we are great and that I am surrounded by talented people who have goals and share goals. It was all fun. The event was held at the spot which is like our new home 3rdEye(Sol)ation art gallery in Bushwick. My best friend(photographer) and I arrived at a great time. Right when the spot was filling up just before the show got started. The room was FILLED with young artists being themselves and enjoying themselves.

     Ashley 'Ajay' Johnson kicked off the performances with a piece and then brought out Ashley August  to perform. August just released her first chapbook under Ajay's publishing company More Performances included music AND spoken word from guitarist and singer Joey B. Rains of Sus.Life Ent., Spoken Word artist Malcolm Wicks, MC Chris Wise, and so much more. . The performances were so great, I overheard someone shout "I would've paid $20 for this!!". There was also plenty of time to mingle and chat with really great people
    Each month I am so thankful for Mojo putting this whole event together and bringing together people with similar interests, all different walks of life but common goals. It's rare for a bunch of strangers to come together and not have a fight break out(lol). Honestly though P&P has done such big things over the past year and will do so much more in the years to come.
    Now lets get to the photos. This event was also filled with photographers, videographers, and bloggers. Here is the moment as captured by my best friend Ali Esteem.

Ashley 'Ajay' Johnson

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