Artist Talk: Avery-Jai Andrews, Coka Trevino, Joshua Banbury, + Kenyon Adams

Kenyon Adams YoungArts
Presented in partnership with Origin Studio House + YoungArts

FRIDAY APRIL 12th: Artist Talk with Avery-Jai Andrews, Coka Trevino, Joshua Banbury, and Kenyon Adams

Corridor of the Arts Between Cities: Conversation delving into the notion of an interdisciplinary cultural leadership network between the cities that leverages each region’s capacities for mutual national and global presence and initiatives.

Join Fusebox & Origin Studio House for the Fusebox Festival 2024 Artist Talks happening daily from 12:30pm -1:30pm starting Wednesday April 10th through Saturday April 13th.

Each day will bring new artists and creatives, both local and international, who will sit down and share their projects, processes, and passions. Come take your lunch break with us at Origin Studio House where there will be beverages and food for sale as we dive into what makes our community of artists tick.

Avery-Jai Andrews

Dallas-based dance artist, arts entrepreneur and community organizer. She is deeply committed to developing the Dallas local arts community as evident in her service as Executive Director of Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Co-Founder of Agora Artists, and the Alumni Relations Coordinator for the Advisory Board of BTWHSPVA. A performer, producer, and creative, she is a versatile and potent leader with ambitious goals and a growing network. She is excited by the momentum in the Dallas arts scene and eager to see her hometown emerge as a destination for creatives. Avery-Jai earned her BFA in dance at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Coka Treviño is the Founder and Curator of The Projecto, an Austin based organization fostering cultural connections between Latin America and the US. She is the Curator and Director of Programming at Big Medium, an Austin based nonprofit art organization dedicated to advancing artists’ careers. Additionally, she does Arts Programming at Soho House Austin. Her curatorial practice focuses on uplifting diverse artistic communities with an innovative and respectful approach to culture and contemporary social issues. Her work attempts to intertwine art, music, and social perspectives as often as possible, always with diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront of the projects.

Joshua Banbury is a multi-dimensional vocalist and lyricist, gaining international attention for his work in jazz, folk, and opera. The rising star from Texas has made solo appearances with some of the most respected artistic organizations in the country, including The Apollo Theater, The New York Philharmonic, The National Black Theater, The Phillips Collection, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s All-Star Orchestra, Jazz at The Ballroom, The Kelly Strayhorn Theater, and The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. In 2021, he was selected as a fellow for The American Lyric Theater, considered the country’s premier mentorship initiative for promising operatic writers.

Kenyon Adams is a multi-hyphenate creator, speaker, coach, and artistic director. Through ritual arts practices, he seeks to reclaim or expand embodied ways of knowing, towards imagining and constructing sustainable futures. His forthcoming book Joywerk: Affirmations for Creative Souls, motivates creative people of all kinds to discover and fulfill their core contribution.  Kenyon has contributed art and thought leadership to Live Ideas (New York Live Arts), Fusebox Festival, Open Society University Network, the Fisher Center at Bard College, Yale School of Drama, the Alpine Fellowship, the Langston Hughes Project, Armstrong NOW (Louis Armstrong House Museum), YoungARTS, National Arts Policy Roundtable, the Watermill Center, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He studied Religion & Literature at Yale Divinity School, and Theology of Contemporary Performance at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He holds a BFA from Southern Methodist University, and an MAR from Yale University. Adams has performed nationally as a vocalist, songwriter, and blues harmonica player, making his feature film debut as Jason in Golden Globe Award-winning director Lee Isaac Chung’s narrative feature Lucky Life, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and Moscow International Film Festival. Kenyon is the founding principal at FUTURE SOLITUDE, a lifestyle brand that promotes rest and leisure time for all.

Artist Talk: Avery-Jai Andrews, Coka Trevino, Joshua Banbury, + Kenyon Adams

Origin Studio House Wheelchair Accessible
2925 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702

  • April 12, 2024 12:30 pm
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