Where Beauty Rises: An Evening of Arts for Humanity

Photoserve, with The Friday Collective, presents:

Where Beauty Rises: An Evening of Arts for Humanity

Joanna Paul, Photoserve, Dolly Avenue, Caleb Neubauer, Chris Paquette, Lauren Reed, Colleen Welch, Tiffany Wong

Sun, October 8, 2017

7:30 pm (event ends at 9:30 pm)

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$15 - $25

 Where Beauty Rises was born from the place where the joy of creating and the desire to respond to the needs of our global community intersect. The evening will feature world premieres and collaborations across the disciplines of dance, film, music and theater from Chicago-based performing artists: choreographers Joanna Paul and Colleen Welch (The Friday Collective), filmmaker Dolly Avenue, and musicians Caleb Neubaur (Misty Aeons), Chris Paquette, Tiffany Wong and more. A percentage of all profits will go towards helping to provide clean water for those living without around the world. This evening of performance is inspired by Photoserve’s volunteer trip with Wine to Water to repair broken wells in villages of the Amazon jungle. The volunteers experienced the water crisis firsthand and were moved by the people they met and the stories they heard. Join us on this night as we trade in our fears for possibilities and create out of the passions within us.

Joanna Paul
Joanna Paul received degrees in Dance and Kinesiology from Indiana University. After graduating with highest distinction, she relocated to Chicago, where she currently performs with Esoteric Dance Project, Trifecta Dance Collective, and collaborates with The Friday Collective. In the spring of 2016, she completed Esoteric Dance Project’s Choreographic Mentorship Program, creating a new piece for the company. Additionally, her work has been seen on Trifecta Dance Collective and Project606 Dance, and presented with Dances in the Hall, Going Dutch Dance Festival, and the Awakening Movement Project (NYC). Joanna also teaches yoga and dance in the Chicago area.
Photoserve Mission Statement: Photoserve is a non-profit organization that forms teams of visual artists to partner with select non-profits and world-relief missions, aiding them in their needs by providing hands and feet on the ground for their mission. The teams’ primary goal is to always SERVE first. Visually capturing the essence of the mission is a secondary, natural progression of the teams we form. Because of this, we donate back to the organization the media we create during the project to promote their individual world changing visions. After returning, we continue to tell the story on our platforms, as well as educate and share our experience to the world around us, in hopes of spurring action and creating community. The Friday Collective is a new and evolving Chicago-based dance collective, formed in 2016 with a desire to build and foster relationships within the Chicago arts community. The artists of TFC strive to create meaningful pieces and use art to bring transformation. We are driven by our collaborative spirit, and inspired by other art forms, our global and local communities and the natural world.
Dolly Avenue
Dolly Avenue is a filmmaker, photographer and storyteller currently based in Chicago, IL She holds a BA in Television Production: Internet, Mobile, Media from Columbia College Chicago and has captured images for notable clients including Red Bull, Adidas, and Remy Martin, to name a few. Dolly is the winner of the 2016 Red Bull Illume Award, given to the top three collegiate photographers in action and adventure sports. You can find her on Instagram @dollyave.
Caleb Neubauer
Caleb Neubauer has orbited the Midwest since 2009 after growing up in Oregon. He is a songwriter, records under the collaborative moniker Misty Aeons, and performs in a band called Ooraloo. His work embraces conceptual and personal motivations with imaginative lyricism and diverse instrumentation.
Chris Paquette
Originally from the Twin Cities of Minnesota, Chris Paquette studied under Chico Perez before coming to Chicago and becoming the percussionist for many a genre of music in the windy city. He has played for big names and small, including Roy Ayers, George Clinton, and El Debarge, and continues to push the limits performing in a variety of situations on stage and in the studio. Besides working on recording his own personal music, Chris appears on recordings with a long list of artists such as Frank Catalano, Julie Dexter, Ted Sirotas HeavyWeightDub featuring the Scientist, Matthew Santos, Marquel Jordan and the list goes on.
Lauren Reed
Lauren Reed grew up in Milwaukee, WI where she received her early training from Young Dance Academy under Sandy Young and Milwaukee Ballet under Rolando Yanes. She graduated Cum Laude with honors from Butler University with a BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Religion. When she moved to Chicago in 2013, Lauren studied in Lou Conte’s scholarship program. Lauren performed with Aerial Dance Chicago from 2014-2016 and now is a company member of Project606 Dance. She teaches dance and aerial arts to students of all ages throughout the Chicagoland area
Colleen Welch
Colleen Welch graduated with a degree in kinesiology as a dance major from Indiana University. After moving to Chicago in 2010, she performed with Zephyr Dance for three years. During that time, Colleen began dancing with Dropshift Dance in 2011 and is currently a repertory performer with the company. Colleen also collaborates with The Friday Collective and enjoys teaches dance in the Chicago area. She has performed and presented her choreography in Chicago and NYC with Awakening Movement Project based in NYC.
Tiffany Wong
Tiffany Wong is a singer, songwriter, and painter. She was born in the Bay Area, CA, and moved to Chicago for her Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance. Since graduating from college, she has devoted her life to finding a way of living that is rich in experiences. She has found that in music, art, and community. Follow her creative development and newest works on Instagram: @tiffanywongart.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618