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Hugh Hamilton

Hugh Hamilton

About Artist

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  • Artist Statement

    Artistic expression is more than an art form, it's a lifestyle. It's a musical orchestrated by the will/wheel to succeed, to expand, to grow. It is the decisions and challenges that cultivate our inner character, the need to SPEAK. It is our universal connection to Science. It is the equation of our Mathematics. It is the color of our evolution. It is who we ARE and who we must be if we are to ever experience FREE.I am Poetry! My work is very natural, soulful, and vibrant. I focus on very colorful, sensitive, and direct subjects. We all are Poetry in motion. I enjoy using myself as a verbal display to highlight situations, circumstances, consequences and actions that cause life to become emotionally attached. To me, Poetry is the highest level of expression. Concept is very important to me. After writing, the work is usually taken to studio to be recorded. Poetry is the substance that creates life. I feel its body is void of energy if I don't create and unite within it.POETIC X
  • Resume

    POETIC X (Shreveport, LA) is a Poet/Spoken Word Artist who has brought the Power of Poetry up close and personal to many artistic communities. His passion and persistence has led him to being a highly sought after component of the spoken word movement. He has many awards and recognitions under his belt, including a Fellowship Award, Bona-Fide Performance Award, and the G. Scott Griffin Award. POETIC X has recorded 2 CD's of Poetry. He is the founder of SPEAK Entertainment. A Mural of his work, "The Central Art Station" can be found at The Central Art Station. (Shreveport, LA) He frequently visits schools, colleges, universities, venues, events and conducts workshops as well. He has been named Poet Laureate of the Month by The National Endowment of the Arts and Poet Laureate of the Month by the Louisiana Film Prize. He has featured in many magazines and newspapers including The Shreveport Times. His slogan: 'Taking Artistry To Higher HeightsNAME: Hugh E. HamiltonSTAGE NAME: POETIC XShreveport, LA 71107PHONE: (318) 990-3108EDUCATION: Graduate of Caddo Parish Public SchoolsAttended Grambling State University-Fall 99’-Fall 00’
    PERFORMANCES/APPEARANCES 2008-2010- Alexandria Teen Summit, Louisiana State Museum, Bona-Fide Performance Competition, Southern Black Theater Festival, Taking It To The Streets Festival, Youree Drive Middle School, Booker T. Washington High School, Grambling State University, Captain SHreve High School, Southern University (Shreveport), LSU-S, Centenary College, Hunington High School, ARTBREAK.2011-2012- PRIDE Awards, Community Foundation (Celebrating Philanthropy) Electrolytes: Replenishing Sisterhood, LA Film Prize Festival, From Courtroom To Classroom Summit, Youth Leadership Institute, ARTBREAK, Poetry On The Swamp2013- Central ArtStation, V.A. Medical Center, Mary Springhill A.M.E., Greenwood Acres Baptist Church, Urban Grind (Atlanta, GA) S.M.A.R.T Thursday Acoustic Lounge (Atlanta, GA) Youree Drive Middle School, Southern University (Shreveport) Poetic Expressions (Alexandria, LA) 4J's Java Coffeehouse, Youth Poetry Workshop and Poetry Slam (David Raines Library) 2014- "X"Clamation2014 Tour—- Atlanta, GA (Urban Grind) Dallas, TX ( Heroes Bar & Grill) New Orleans, LA (JuJu Cafe) Houston, TX. (The Bambou Lounge) More cities and venues to be added   ACCOMPLISHMENTS* Founder of SPEAK Entertainment
    * Artist with Louisiana Touring Directory
    *Featured on NEA (National Endowment of the Arts) website
    *Article on Power of Spoken Word' in Shreveport Times Newspaper
    * Work "Treatise de Art" displayed at Critical Mass 2
    AWARDS*SRAC Fellowship Award Winner (Theatre)
    *Bona-Fide Performance Award Winner (ARTSPACE)
    *2011 Recipient of G. Scott Griffin Award (Community Foundation)
    2012/2013 Youth Leadership Institute Award.COMMISSIONED POEMS (Titles)*Sunset Gallery
    *On The Shoulders of Giants
    *Southern Hospitality
    * This City, Our City
    *Lights Camera Action 1 & 2
Member since
Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00
Last online
2 years ago