Grammy Award Nominee / Multi-Instrumentalist / Singer-Songwriter
Save the Date! February 22 – 24, 2013 At the Omni Bayfront Hotel Corpus Christi, Texas
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN NOVEMBER
Join us at the Omni Bayfront Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas for lovely views of the "sparkling city by the sea" in the Coastal Bend of Texas. The Omni overlooks our beautiful marina and is located near the South Texas Museum of Art. Spend two days prior and two days after the conference, at the conference rate, to take advantage of the long weekend to relax, enjoy excursions and visit the beaches on Padre Island.
Come Early Stay Late At The Conference Rate!
Coastal excursions available Friday & Sunday afternoons!
As a sociologist and a performance artist, Kimberly Dark uses entertainment to illuminate potentially contentious cultural themes. She calls it Artistic Activism and does so in order to open dialogue about themes that are hard to discuss - gender, sexuality, the environment, parenting, poverty, race, and privilege. She believes we have to have fun while making the world a better place, so in addition to being a scholar, she is a poet and an entertaining storyteller. Dark says "... new stories are like water seeping into the granite of the status quo. Through humor and beauty and pain and fear and hope, people can connect and systems that seem built of stone start to crumble - slowly at times, quickly too. Rather than forcing change, we inspire change. That is the power of artistic activism."
Grammy Award Nominee is now added to the many accolades of Austin based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and award-winning songwriter Kit Holmes. Her music fits within the style of classic, confessional female solo acts such as Carole King and Carly Simon. Like those artists, she is effortlessly able to wrap hummable melodies around particularly stinging lyrics.
Holmes sings of life in her latest album "Return to Love" which "finds Holmes reaching a level of musical craftsmanship and depth of feeling that is quite impressive and impossible to ignore." (All About Jazz - Review Oct. 18, 2011). As an added layer of depth, Kit Holmes is an inspirational Speaker and Spiritual Counselor, being able to blend her journey of growth with her music. Her plans for world domination via love and laughter are unfolding beautifully.