Category: Features

Arizona Youth Expressions – AYE!

ARIZONA YOUTH EXPRESSIONS (AYE!) POETRY WORKSHOP

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Arizona Youth Expressions (AYE!) is a four-week writing and performance poetry program for youth ages 13-18. The goal of AYE! is to offer Arizona youth tools to express themselves, to become comfortable presenting their ideas, and to have their poetry published in a printed book upon graduation. AYE! incorporates both workshops and public speaking/performance to achieve measurable outcomes. Classes begin in April for National Poetry Month.

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SUBMIT YOUR ART @ PARLOR/FRESH


Parlor/Fresh is more than a showcase – it’s a love bazaar. A love for art. A love for culture. A love for everything FRESH.

P/F is also artist education, development, and consultation. All too often, the artist community has an abundance of talented creatives, but lack key ingredients in taking their art to the next level. It takes the proper mix of marketing, promotion, and developing key relationships to really make things happen.

This is where Parlor/Fresh comes in…

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COLLAB: Nik Ridley Custom Art @ City Royals Menswear (Scottsdale, AZ)

When FASHION meets ART! New custom wearable art pieces coming soon! https://www.cityroyalsmenswear.com/

TRAILER | ART:EDUCATEd

This expose was special. Not only in its promotion for art as wellness and education, but also because Ron Jolly, his students and I have worked together before when we recorded, mixed and mastered a song that got placed in an indie feature film.

I have personally witnessed the power of art in teaching children valuable life skills and promoting wellness. Seeing the impact Ron has in his class and the positive outcomes, it just made sense to highlight his audio engineering program and to hear the importance of art from the students themselves. How they feel. What they think. The practical ways that art helps them in life.

Working alongside FelixFast4Ward added an element that words can’t describe. We also have worked together in music and theater, and there aren’t many people that are just…genuine, humble AND super talented. And, true to form, he came through – an experience we’ll all remember. Thanks, Fe 🙂

-Nik Ridley

Special thanks to Ron Jolly and CEC Learning College Students (Denver, CO):
ReAnn Jacobs
Stephannie Jimenez-Marrufo
Tomas Montoya III
Abraham Rodriguez-Zambrano
Bryan Torres-Zavala
Valentin Gomez

Nik Ridley Art Exhibit and Book Signing (Update)!

Peace Fama & Friends! Join me for my debut solo art exhibit and book reading, “Love is Active – A Small Guide to Save Your Mind” @ Edgy Gallery in Mesa (AZ). FREE Admission and books are for sale online at: www.loveisactive.com (Amazon, Kindle, and BookPatch). There will also be FRESH Art available to purchase. We’re changing the world – you and me.

Love is Active. Art is Life. Come thru! #100 -NR

@ Edgy Gallery | 4-9PM | 14 N Robson | Mesa, AZ | nik.ridley@artsnobagency.com

@artsnobagency | won | Nik Ridley

“Won” | Acrylic+Canvas | 24″x30″ | Nik Ridley. 2017. | $3300 | http://artsnobagency.com

Jack and Jill
Walked in a garden,
Leaving bread crumbs behind them
On a yellow brick road.
-Nik Ridley

@artsnobagency | “mirrors” | Nik Ridley

“Mirrors” | 30×36 | acrylic+canvas | Nik Ridley. 2017 | All Rights Reserved.
We often see ourselves as separate from what we are experiencing – the people, places, things. Mirrors is an interpretation of the singleness of Life, and how it is a connected reflection of our own Self. In this, there is an inherent accountability and freedom from one’s perceived condition. -Nik Ridley

client showcase | scottsdale AZ

Scottsdale, AZ – Many thanks to Alan Shugert [ @imsoalan ] for supporting – you are OFFICIALLY an ARTSNOB! You are appreciated. #GoodPeople #Scottsdale #OldTown

@artsnobagency | mother | Nik Ridley

“Mother” | 30×36 | acrylic+canvas | Nik Ridley. 2017. All Rights Reserved.
With each step is a million years of experience. She birthed into this world the dreams we all are. She is my Mother. Your Mother. Her Mother. Joi is her name, and you can find her in the hills singing a prayer – what Love will do. -Nik Ridley

@artsnobagency | she is muse | Nik Ridley

“She Is Muse” | Acrylic+Canvas | 24″x30″ | Nik Ridley. 2017. | http://artsnobagency.com
This piece honors the “Muse” – the inspiring energy that animates the artist. When we speak of inspiration, I conceive a…messenger from God that delivers a “message” via color/sight/sound/experience. We are receptacles, or containers, of an etheric download. #Ptah
-Nik Ridley

@artsnobagency | ties | Nik Ridley

“Ties” | Acrylic+Canvas | 24″x30″ | Nik Ridley. 2017. | http://artsnobagency.com
Relationships are the Bedrock of society. It is the essence and sweetness of life, and the purpose of living – so that we could all know and experience one another. This piece honors our relationships and the ties that bind us all, together. May we all know, and practice, Love for one another.