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GRAND OPENING | AAHMSNJ at THE NOYES ARTS GARAGE

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Congratulations Mr. Ralph Hunter on the Grand Opening of your art exhibit. Honored to be included as an artist in the first African-American Heritage Museum in Atlantic City, NJ.

Come and support!

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November 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Pennsylvannia Ave School – Atlantic City, NJ – Instrumental Music Concert

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AC PRESS PUBLISHEDI’ve had the opportunity to be a sub-teacher this year! What a great experience and very thankful for the relationships I’ve developed with the students and teachers in this setting. Yesterday, our school was treated to live music and songs performed by Sovereign Instrumental Music Academy and Pennsylvania Ave School students. Lead by Choral Director, John Howard, and Orchestral Director, David Murray, the students put on a good show. Seeing these young musicians took me back 15 years ago, when I was in their place playing Bach, Mozart and some of these same classic show tunes! Fortunately, I had my camera so I decided to take photos during warm-up and the morning.

Enjoy 🙂

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Jocelyn Ramos, 13 of Atlantic City, quietly rehearsing backstage before showtime at Pennsylvania Ave School, Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

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Shantall Castilla, 13 of Atlantic City, on violin with the Sovereign Instrumental Music Academy on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

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Brothers, Joseph and Joshua Zee, 14 of Atlantic City, on violin playing “Do Re Mi” in instrumental music concert at Pennsylvannia Ave School, May 28, 2013.

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Orchestral Director, David Murray, leads the young musicians as they play “Fiddler On The Roof”, Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

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Music Teacher, James Daly, on guitar playing classic show tunes with students of Sovereign Ave Instrumental Music Academy.

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Tahzhan Bethea-Goddard, 13 of Atlantic City, on trombone with his musical peers at Pennsylvania Ave School on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

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Pennsylvania Ave School students listening intently while classical tunes are performed by their peers.

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Atlantic City Public School teacher, Mr. Eli, waves to my camera during music show.

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Atlantic City Public School teacher, Mrs. Neal watches students play and sing live songs at Pennsylvania Ave School, May 28, 2013.IMG_8564

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John Howard, Choral Director at Pennsylvania Ave School, pauses behind piano while his students begin singing a new song for classmates and teachers.

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Shantall Castilla, 13 of Atlantic City, poses with her violin after performing in music concert, Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

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One of my favorite students, Jeniya Atkinson, on trumpet and modeling her freshly painting nails by me.

IMG_8617 Diligent, hard working students who practice and learn their music lesson are treated to awesome music note freehand nail designs by me. 🙂 Keep playing that trumpet, Jeniya! Trust me; it’ll take you far.

Just Right Productions Presents Vagina Monologues

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Cast members of The Vagina Monologues

Cast members of The Vagina Monologues

Dione Carroll in the The Vagina Monologues, March 30, 2013.

Dione Carroll in the The Vagina Monologues, March 30, 2013.

Arnelle Lyles performing "My Angry Vagina" piece to a crowded audience at The V-Monologues, March 30, 2013.

Arnelle Lyles performing at The Vagina Monologues, March 30, 2013.

Dance piece performed by Travis Love and Chrisitina Noble at The Vagina Monologues show, March 30, 2013.

Dance piece performed by Travis Love and Chrisitina Noble at The Vagina Monologues show, March 30, 2013.

Director Travis Love and Artistic Director for The Atlantic City Dance Theatre, Pattie Harris, at the Vagina Monologues at All Wars Memorial Building, Saturday, March 30, 2013.

Director Travis Love and Artistic Director for The Atlantic City Dance Theatre, Pattie Harris, at the Vagina Monologues Show, March 30, 2013.

Choreographer, Christina Noble.

Choreographer, Christina Noble.

Phyllis Hawkins, founder and organizational director, of "Just Right Productions" presents The Vagina Monologues, Saturday, March 30, 2013.

Phyllis Hawkins, founder and organizational director of “Just Right Productions” with cast members, March 30, 2013.

Artwork of Kellie Prevard featured in "The V Monologues" show in Atlantic City. March 30, 2013.

Artwork of Kellie Prevard featured in “The V Monologues” show in Atlantic City. March 30, 2013.

Kimberly Gipson and Nastassia Davis artwork decorates stage backdrop.

Dancer Kimberly Gipson and Nastassia Davis artwork decorates stage backdrop.

Kelly, Travis & Sparkle

Kelly, Travis & Sparkle

Saul to Paul Dance Ministry's Christina Noble (Choreographer) and Tifaya Noble (Founder) with Director Travis Love.

Saul to Paul Dance Ministry’s Christina Noble (Choreographer) and Tifaya Noble (Founder) with Director Travis Love.

More photos here

Great show! Proceeds benefits One Billing Rising and The Atlantic County Women’s Center.

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April 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Newborn Baby Photos

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Available Now.

Available Now.

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March 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Youth Self-Esteem Exercise Through Light Painting

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Jordan Langford, 13, Atlantic City, is an AC Youth Exposure mentee, light paints during the “Light Workshop” conducted by photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

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Robert Dade, 12, Atlantic City, a mentee of AC Youth Exposure from Atlantic City light paints during the “Light Workshop” conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013..

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Raquel White, 15, Atlantic City, a Jr. mentee of Youth Exposure from Atlantic City light paints during the “Light Workshop” conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

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Mia Concepcion, 14, Atlantic City, a mentee of AC Youth Exposure light paints during the “Light Workshop” conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Lamar Bruckler, 15, a Jr. mentee of Youth Exposure from Atlantic City, participates in the "Light Workshop" conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Lamar Bruckler, 15, a Jr. mentee of Youth Exposure from Atlantic City, participates in the “Light Workshop” conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Shay Steele, 12, a mentee of Youth Exposure from Atlantic City, participates in the "Light Workshop" conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Shay Steele, 12, a mentee of Youth Exposure from Atlantic City, participates in the “Light Workshop” conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Kay'leece Barnes of Atlantic City, 12, a mentee of AC Youth Exposure light paints during the "Light Workshop" conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Kay’leece Barnes of Atlantic City, 12, a mentee of AC Youth Exposure light paints during the “Light Workshop” conducted by AC Photographer, Nastassia Davis, at The Boys and Girls Club, Saturday, March 3, 2013.

One of the most powerful ways to build high self-esteem in others is by recognizing  exactly what makes them so unique. The importance of believing in oneself from an early age, is mentally healthy, strengthens confidence and opens up an array of possibilities for that person to help them be great citizens of the world.

In the words of Oprah Winphrey, one of our world’s most influential, powerful leaders, “Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.”

For my youth photo workshop, I conducted an educational and fun light painting exercise with “AC Youth Exposure” to send out a message of self-love to help inspire the community. The mentees came up with a word that they felt best described themselves or something they want to do – drew their words in the air while I photographed them.

Youth Exposure of AC at The Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Adults of AC Youth Exposure (Natalie Devonish, Erika Moore, Jameka Moore, Joseph Carter) and AC Mentees (Raquel White, Saniya Thomas, Kay’Leece Barnes, Ronique Phillips, Princess Turner, Jasir Turner, Lamar Bruckler, Shay Steele, Rashad Kirkland, Zion Bond, Robert Dade, Jordan Langford, Rodjohnnay Thomas, Nafi Hinson, Ta’Najah Smith, Jasmine Cruzado, Mia Concepcion, Elijah Brown, Tynayjah Dillard) at The Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, March 3, 2013.

Thank you ACYE team and mentees for making this such a successful event!

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Self Portrait Art / Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

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Modeled, photographed and edited by Nastassia Davis (Inspired by Deep Cotton’s song)

Atlantic City, along with other parts of the East Coast, such as New York, were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy on Oct 30, 2012. The disaster took many cars, personal treasures and homes away leaving many physically and emotionally distraught.

Many across the nation have been donating clothes, money and food to the victims of this storm. I know Fema still provides help up until December 15, 2012. I’ve already donated clothes myself. Operation Hat Trick in Atlantic City raises $500,000 for Sandy charities and other great things are going on to help those in need.

I created this self portrait, partially inspired by Deep Cotton‘s Song, “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out” as a fun photo exercise which actually embodies the support we all have been giving. The lyrics “Who will cook? Who will clean? Who you paint the fence?” go hand in hand to what everyone here is doing and has done to help provide.

For more info on how you can make a difference, please click on these links below:

RED CROSS

FEMA

Awesome Photos Around The Nation of Hurricane Sandy- Boston Globe

Atlantic City Hurricane Sandy Aftermath [Photos]

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Hurricane Sandy Tears Up AC Boardwalk

Parts of the Atlantic City Boardwalk washed up on Revel Blvd from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy Wednesday, October 31, 2012. [Photo by Nastassia Davis]

 
Hurricane Sandy tears up AC Boardwalk

Hurricane Sandy leaves behind a demolished Atlantic City Boardwalk in the Inlet, Wednesday, October 31, 2012. [Photo by Nastassia Davis]

Broken boardwalk debris washed up on Pacific and Vermont Aves behind the Historic Absecon Lighthouse, Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Broken boardwalk debirs washed up among resident’s homes in the South East Inlet behind The Revel Resort, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 [Photo by Nastassia Davis]

There’s hope as a tiny bird looks among the washed-up rubble in the South East Inlet area, Wednesday, October 31, 2012. [Photo by Nastassia Davis]

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November 2, 2012 at 9:07 am