2016 will bring the Potentialist out on a US tour from San Francisco to Atlanta, Austin to Chicago, Milwaukee to Miami!
The Potentialist Workshop is a collective of artistic diversity, originating in Reno, NV. Our mission is to bridge the gaps between the arts and to promote original local talent throughout the United States and the globe, bringing exposure and experience home to our community.
The 2016 Roadshow promotion in San Francisco is geared toward building relationships with our neighbors and forging collaboration between artists.
We look forward to bringing you the events photos and the scoop on how the party went in a future post, so keep an eye out! Thanks again for all your support!
Artists: Niyonsenga Pacifique, Pan Pantoja, Kelsey Sweet, Tony Walker, Joe C. Rock, Bryce Chisolm, Carrie Lynn Smith, Lu Brock, Chad Sorg, Jeff Johnson, Erik Brooks, Dianna Sion, Natasha Stanton, Arthur Richmond, Jennifer Charboneau, Courtney Hutton, Jeanette Burleigh, Nazanine Aras, Gilbert Leiker
Musicians: Mac Esposito, D.W. Albrecht, Xtevion, Greg Gilmore, Jill Marlene, Christopher Wyatt Scott
Bands: Weapons of Mass Creation, Bazooka Zoo
Poetry: Spoken Views Collective
On the road we go...
Rwanda to Reno
We are so honored to have had the opportunity to feature art from Rwanda, brought to us by Niyonsenga Pacifique and his Niyo Arts and Cultural center. We are most proud of our community here in Reno for showing up to support kids in Africa by buying some amazing art. Check out the video below for tour!
From Kigali, Rwanda, he turned his experience of surviving on the streets into a life of public service in Rwanda. Pacifique is the founder of the Rwandan Niyo Cultural Centre dedicated to improving the lives of street children.
His art installation in the Potentialist Gallery reflets his experience surviving in Rwanda.
To support children in Rwanda, you can donate to Niyo Cultural Center on GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/niyoculturalcenter
For more information, check out this article: http://www.konnectafrica.net/pacifique-niyonsenga/
Below, you can find video footage of Pacifique performing a native dance on the set of Hey Brother in our theater, Ali's Alley.
The eyes and ears: behind the scene, in the scene. Taking notes and photos.