Realize Your Artistic Self
Organized by: Chris Jameson
My name is Chris Jameson. I'm an artists in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. I was inspired by my high school teacher to create. But growing up in the urban environment and influenced by its culture, I developed some bad habits. Now, (four years sober) I realize that the things hip hop culture glorifies( money, drugs, alcohol, sex) are not really important at all. Now I am creating my best work ever. Only by the grace of God, I'm am able to tell you this. The US has set the spectacle of the arts (movies, music, ect.) However, it has also set the spectacle for crime and violence for the world as well. And from my experience, I believe that trying to live up to these stereotypes we have set for ourselves is to blame. It is time to go back, and let the children know it's ok, be them self. Teach them life some of life's lesson that I have learned. Guilde them toward growing spiritually, and thinking innovatively to reach their maximum potential. There are different ways to get this message to the young people. But my preferred method is art. It is my goal to open an art school in the middle of Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati to begin to inspire others, to help them realize their artistic self.