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ART SAVES LIVES IS SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT FAY HELFER HAS JOIN THE CREATIVE TEAM OF ART SAVES LIVES. FAY HELFER WILL BE THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND WILL BE CREATING THE T SHIRT DESIGN FOR THE SUMMER PROGRAM IN JUNE.
Fay Helfer
Fay Helfer is originally from St. Martin/Maarten and holds an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work embraces a spirit of randomness and ‘why not?’ with science, humour and pop culture influences. She can now be found creating in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA.Pyrography: py·rog·ra·phy/pīˈrägrəfē/Also known as wood burning, pyrography means “writing with fire”. It‘s the art of decorating wood or other materials with controlled application of a heated point.




An Expression of Impermanence (Anicca)
The essence of existence is impermanence. A constant state of flux can indicate that there is no fixed nature. As everything changes from one form to another, nothing ceases to exist, only appears to. While the relative existence disappears, components can become something else. 

As a medium, pyrography and pigments on wood is much like a tattoo on flesh. The etches burn into the wood, chemically changing it’s surface properties, and the pigments get absorbed into the wood, dyeing the surface layers. Like tattoos, this seems permanent. But destruction is always an option and atrophy over time is inevitable. 


My websites:

main - www.fayhelfer.com
blog - www.fayhelfer.tumblr.com
facebook page - www.facebook.com/fayhelferart
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ART SAVES LIVES IS SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT FAY HELFER HAS JOIN THE CREATIVE TEAM OF ART SAVES LIVES. FAY HELFER WILL BE THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND WILL BE CREATING THE T SHIRT DESIGN FOR THE SUMMER PROGRAM IN JUNE.
Fay Helfer
Fay Helfer is originally from St. Martin/Maarten and holds an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work embraces a spirit of randomness and ‘why not?’ with science, humour and pop culture influences. She can now be found creating in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
Pyrography: py·rog·ra·phy/pīˈrägrəfē/
Also known as wood burning, pyrography means “writing with fire”. It‘s the art of decorating wood or other materials with controlled application of a heated point.

An Expression of Impermanence (Anicca)

The essence of existence is impermanence. A constant state of flux can indicate that there is no fixed nature. As everything changes from one form to another, nothing ceases to exist, only appears to. While the relative existence disappears, components can become something else.


As a medium, pyrography and pigments on wood is much like a tattoo on flesh. The etches burn into the wood, chemically changing it’s surface properties, and the pigments get absorbed into the wood, dyeing the surface layers. Like tattoos, this seems permanent. But destruction is always an option and atrophy over time is inevitable.


My websites:
SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT NICOLE CHANTAL DE WEEVER WILL BE PRODUCING ART SAVES LIVES PROGRAM IN JUNE 2013. ST. MAARTEN WE ARE IN FOR SO MUCH TALENT ON THE ISLAND IN JUNE. SO EXCITED. THE LINE UP OF ARTIST NO WAY TO SAY IT BUT INCREDIBLE. Founder/Coordinator/President Art Saves Lives Foundation Cultural Ambassador of the island St. Maarten N.A, graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Fairfax Ballet and Motiance. Nicole is a recipient of the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards 2010 for Best Female Dancer on Broadway. Performed at The View, Stephen Colbert Report, 64th Annual Tony Awards, The BET Honor’s Awards, Obbie Awards, Broadway on Broadway, Broadway in Bryant Park, Afro Pop Hall of Fame Awards, AUDELCO Awards, Black Film Festival, Dance Africa, West Side Story World Tour, FELA! Off-Broadway, FELA! on Broadway and FELA! World Tour. Worked with such choreographers as Katherine Dunham, Bill T. Jones, Joey McKneely, George Faison, Rob Ashford, Frank Gatson, Maria Torres, Abdel Salaam and Jamel Gaines. Has appeared on a Fox News Primetime Special with John Stossel “What’s Great about America”; Nicole has appeared on The Today’s Show with Ann Curry she has been interviewed by Leeann Trotter NBC Chicago, ABC with Tamala Edwards Philadelphia, has been a Principal on commercials on the Oxygen channel, and featured dancer on PBS special “Dancing with Life”: Katherine Dunham, American Library of Congress Documentary DVD on Katherine Dunham Technique. Nicole de Weever was the assistant to VMA Award winning choreographer Jeffrey Page for Beyonce’s video “Girls Run The World”, Beyonce’s The Billboard Award and Beyonce’s Oprah Winfrey Tribute. Performed with such companies as Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, Creative Outlet of Brooklyn, Prophecy Dance Works and Seventh Principles. Featured model for Vote #44 for Victory President Barack Obama campaign. Nicole de Weever is one of the featured dancers in the screen projection of the Alicia Keys World Tour “Set the World on Fire Tour”. Nicole Chantal de Weever is also a featured dancer in the screen projection for Beyonce’s “Mrs. Carter World Tour” 2013.
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SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT NICOLE CHANTAL DE WEEVER WILL BE PRODUCING ART SAVES LIVES PROGRAM IN JUNE 2013. ST. MAARTEN WE ARE IN FOR SO MUCH TALENT ON THE ISLAND IN JUNE. SO EXCITED. THE LINE UP OF ARTIST NO WAY TO SAY IT BUT INCREDIBLE. Founder/Coordinator/President Art Saves Lives Foundation Cultural Ambassador of the island St. Maarten N.A, graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Fairfax Ballet and Motiance. Nicole is a recipient of the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards 2010 for Best Female Dancer on Broadway. Performed at The View, Stephen Colbert Report, 64th Annual Tony Awards, The BET Honor’s Awards, Obbie Awards, Broadway on Broadway, Broadway in Bryant Park, Afro Pop Hall of Fame Awards, AUDELCO Awards, Black Film Festival, Dance Africa, West Side Story World Tour, FELA! Off-Broadway, FELA! on Broadway and FELA! World Tour. Worked with such choreographers as Katherine Dunham, Bill T. Jones, Joey McKneely, George Faison, Rob Ashford, Frank Gatson, Maria Torres, Abdel Salaam and Jamel Gaines. Has appeared on a Fox News Primetime Special with John Stossel “What’s Great about America”; Nicole has appeared on The Today’s Show with Ann Curry she has been interviewed by Leeann Trotter NBC Chicago, ABC with Tamala Edwards Philadelphia, has been a Principal on commercials on the Oxygen channel, and featured dancer on PBS special “Dancing with Life”: Katherine Dunham, American Library of Congress Documentary DVD on Katherine Dunham Technique. Nicole de Weever was the assistant to VMA Award winning choreographer Jeffrey Page for Beyonce’s video “Girls Run The World”, Beyonce’s The Billboard Award and Beyonce’s Oprah Winfrey Tribute. Performed with such companies as Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, Creative Outlet of Brooklyn, Prophecy Dance Works and Seventh Principles. Featured model for Vote #44 for Victory President Barack Obama campaign. Nicole de Weever is one of the featured dancers in the screen projection of the Alicia Keys World Tour “Set the World on Fire Tour”. Nicole Chantal de Weever is also a featured dancer in the screen projection for Beyonce’s “Mrs. Carter World Tour” 2013.

SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT HANIFA JACKSON ADDERLY WILL BE TEACHING THROUGH ART SAVES LIVES PROGRAM IN JUNE 2013. ST. MAARTEN WE ARE IN FOR SO MUCH TALENT ON THE ISLAND IN JUNE. SO EXCITED. THE LINE UP OF ARTIST NO WAY TO SAY IT BUT INCREDIBLE.
Hanifa Jackson Adderly is a dancer, dance instructor and choreographer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her professional training at Philadanco!, Pennsylvania Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem and the Ailey School. After completing her B.F.A from The Juilliard School the “world of dance” became her oyster, as she was driven to experience every thing in the Performing Arts. Hanifa has toured with West Side Story, Ballet Hispanico, Ailey 2, Complexions a Concept in dance, LVCDT, The Lion King and is currently a principal dancer in “Mystere” By Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas. Sharing your art in the present is the best gift.
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SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT HANIFA JACKSON ADDERLY WILL BE TEACHING THROUGH ART SAVES LIVES PROGRAM IN JUNE 2013. ST. MAARTEN WE ARE IN FOR SO MUCH TALENT ON THE ISLAND IN JUNE. SO EXCITED. THE LINE UP OF ARTIST NO WAY TO SAY IT BUT INCREDIBLE.


Hanifa Jackson Adderly is a dancer, dance instructor and choreographer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her professional training at Philadanco!, Pennsylvania Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem and the Ailey School. After completing her B.F.A from The Juilliard School the “world of dance” became her oyster, as she was driven to experience every thing in the Performing Arts. Hanifa has toured with West Side Story, Ballet Hispanico, Ailey 2, Complexions a Concept in dance, LVCDT, The Lion King and is currently a principal dancer in “Mystere” By Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas. Sharing your art in the present is the best gift.

SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT Lillias White WILL BE TEACHING THROUGH ART SAVES LIVES PROGRAM IN JUNE 2013. ST. MAARTEN WE ARE IN FOR SO MUCH TALENT ON THE ISLAND IN JUNE. SO EXCITED. THE LINE UP OF ARTIST NO WAY TO SAY IT BUT INCREDIBLE.


Voice

Lillias White, a native New Yorker, began singing at a young age atop her Grandmother’s dining room table. Since then Lillias has performed at major venues around the world from New York to Singapore, L.A. to Sydney.

An acclaimed actress and singer, Lillias has achieved success on the Broadway stage in such hits as FELA! (Tony Nomination), BARNUM, DREAMGIRLS, CATS, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS…, CHICAGO, AND THE LIFE, for which she won the Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Friends of New York award, and the coveted Tony Award for her outstanding performance as “Sonia.”

Lillias recently finished a successful run of FAME in Sydney, Australia. On film, Lillias can be seen with Katie Holmes in PIECES OF APRIL, with Michael Keaton in GAME SIX, and you can catch a glimpse of her with Jim Carrey on the conga line in HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS.

Television credits include; SESAME STREET (Emmy Award), LAW & ORDER: S.V.U., THE JURY, NYPD BLUE, PBS TV in Performance at the White House with Leotyne Price, and most recently, audiences enjoyed Lillias as Bloody Mary in the PBS Great Performances telecast of SOUTH PACIFIC.
Off-Broadway, Lillias was part of the original cast of CROWNS (Audelco Award) and won an Obie Award for playing “Hennie” in William Finn’s ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES at the Public. She was also seen in THE PRINCESS AND THE BLACK-EYED PEA (San Diego Rep.), THE BEST IS YET TO COME (Rubicon Theatre), and WAITING FOR GODOT (Cynthia Belgrave Th.). Lillias’ voice can be heard singing background for Madonna (“Rescue Me”) or as the voice of the Lead Muse in Disney’s HERCULES as well as “Effie Melody White” in the 25th anniver- sary concert recording of DREAMGIRLS.

SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT Anthony Burrell WILL BE TEACHING HIP HOP DANCE THROUGH ART SAVES LIVES PROGRAM IN JUNE 2013. ST. MAARTEN WE ARE IN FOR SO MUCH TALENT ON THE ISLAND IN JUNE. SO EXCITED. THE LINE UP OF ARTIST NO WAY TO SAY IT BUT INCREDIBLE.


A native of Philadelphia, Anthony Burrell began teaching and choreographing at age 14 as a student at Point Breeze Performing Arts Center.  Anthony’s extraordinary talent was evident even then, earning him an emerging choreographer award, and later resulting in him being appointed resident choreographer for the school.

Anthony attended Franklin Learning Center, where he studied with Horton master, Faye Snow.  While in high school, he danced professionally with Eleone, KTM Extreme, Danco 2 (second company of Philadanco), Koresh, and Prism, in addition to studying at the Pennsylvania Ballet and the National School of Ballet in Lima, Peru.  Before entering college, Anthony was a two times local gold medalist, and the1998 national gold medalist for the NAACP ACT-SO competition in the category of dance, as well as a guest artist with the Bermuda Dance Company. 

During his freshman of college at The University of the Arts, where he attending on a Promising Artist scholarship, Anthony was hand selected by Judith Jamison to joined Ailey II, the second company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) resulting in him leaving the university.  During his time with Ailey II, Anthony taught master classes at universities and other dance institutions across the country.  After a year with Ailey II, he joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and began touring nationally and internationally with the company for five years.   During his time with the Alvin Ailey Company, he set choreography on Ailey members and was described reviewer Jennifer Dunning as a “choreographer to watch.”

After achieving his life-long dream of dancing with Alvin Ailey, Anthony went on to experience Commercial success in LA as a Dancer/Choreographer in the music industry, appearing in countless television programs and Music videos, including Good Morning America and the Oprah Winfrey show.   He became a dancer, choreographer and dance captain for the Industry’s Top artist such as Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, and Brandy. He was also featured as a dancer on DVD recordings such as Jay-z’s Fade to Black, Destiny’s Child’s Live in Atlanta, and Beyonce’s Live at Wembly Anthony was dance captain and Asst Choreographer on “The Beyonce Experience” World Tour

Anthony decided to take on acting, and within his first month of training, he was scouted by Hi-Hat to be the featured actor for Mary J. Blige’s Heart of the City tour and later toured with her for Mary J. Blige’s a second time on her Music Saved My Life tour.  Completing the tour, he went back to perform with the Ailey Company for two more seasons. After his departure from the Ailey Company, he was featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” top 24. On the show, and was noted by judges as “exquisite”, and “the best dancer in New York.”. He later went to  Star as ‘Hank’ in Twyla Tharps Broadway Musical ” 1st National tour of “Come Fly Away(CFA) and during rehearsal period for “CFA” he Co-starred in his first film “The Skinny” as ‘Kyle’ Directed by Patrick Ian Polk. He recently Co-starred as “Dallas” on GLEE, and can also be seen on “Dance Mom” and Abby Lee Ultimate Dance competition.

SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT Queen Godis WILL BE TEACHING SPOKEN WORD THROUGH ART SAVES LIVES PROGRAM IN JUNE 2013. ST. MAARTEN WE ARE IN FOR SO MUCH TALENT ON THE ISLAND IN JUNE. SO EXCITED. THE LINE UP OF ARTIST NO WAY TO SAY IT BUT INCREDIBLE.


Queen GodIs

Spoken Word

Queen GodIs - an international Poet, Artist, & Performance Art

Therapist who serves a host of communities seeking transformation

through art._With a holistic approach to content & development,

her inter-disciplinary work engages audiences in dialogue

and activism that extend beyond the page and stage. A provocative

blend of Hip Hop, Story-Telling, & Soul, her work has been featured

across the United States, South Africa, throughout Europe,

India and the Caribbean. Her creative process has been documented

by MTV Radio, NPR, BBC, WBAI, MSG Network, Channel

13’s Many Voices and_the HBO documentary series Brave New

Voices to name a few. She has written and performed three solo

off-Broadway shows and independently released her celebrated

debut album Power U! In 2013, she is scheduled to release two

poetry collections, a new album and an electric stage production

with choreographer Makeda Thomas and several mixed-media

collaborators.

SO PROUD AND HONORED TO ANNOUNCE Zebi Williams WILL BE TEACHING JEWELRY MAKING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH ART SAVES LIVES PROGRAM IN THE SUMMER 2013. EXCITED

Entrepreneurship and Jewelry Design

A self-taught fashion designer, Zebi started her career in 2002 deconstructing

and re-purposing t-shirts into beautiful evening

gowns and street wear pieces. Her designs earned her a place at

Caribbean Fashion Week two years in a row under her own label

BORN AS A RAGGAMUFFIN and as a guest designer for VP

Records RIDDIM DRIVEN CLOTHING line. In 2010 Zebi

expanded her design sensibility to jewelry production creating

one-of-a kind earrings and necklaces for women using recycled

leather, chain and natural found objects such as coconut, bone and

feathers. Zebi loves sharing the experience of creating art with

others. Hosting signature “jewelry making parties” across New

York City, she helps to expose groups to the creative jewelry making

process. She is also the founder of an arts based summer camp

in Jamaica where she exposes youth to a variety of art forms and

encourages the development of an entrepreneurial mind. Her jewelry

collection is sold on line and in boutiques within the

Caribbean.

SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT Jacquelyn Scafidi WILL BE TEACHING BALLET THROUGH ART SAVES LIVES PROGRAM IN JUNE 2013. ST. MAARTEN WE ARE IN FOR SO MUCH TALENT ON THE ISLAND IN JUNE. SO EXCITED. THE LINE UP OF ARTIST NO WAY TO SAY IT BUT INCREDIBLE.


Native of Brooklyn New York. Jacque has danced with such companies

as Feld Ballets NY/Ballet Tech, Smuin Ballet SF,

Metropolitan Opera Ballet, International Tour of West Side Story,

and most recently Momix. She was also the associate choreographer

for Broadway’s 1st national tour of West Side Story in the

USA, Europe and Australia. Jacque has done both modeling and

print work. Her credits include Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine,

Dance Spirit, Runway shows in Bryant Park, and was featured on

the cover of Lois Greenfield’s 2002 calendar.

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