Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri and KJ Prodigy Collaborate on Gallery Night
(MILWAUKEE, WI) – J Nikolai Art (The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 602) unveils an anthology by Kavon Jones, AKA KJ Prodigy, with original illustrations by Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri. KJ will present his anthology, The Androgynous Humanoid, at J Nikolai Art on April 15, 2016 at 7:00pm, along with other pieces he has written.
Meet the artists at an opening reception on Gallery Night, Friday, April 15 from 5-9pm The anthology and illustrations will also be on view Gallery Day, Saturday April 16 from 10-4 pm and by appointment thereafter.
KJ Prodigy is a young, vibrant Milwaukee writer who performs his works with energy and character. He is highly expressive and creative, seeking to surprise and engage audiences. KJ states: “I am (a) Harambee-Milwaukee home grown performance artist of avant-garde poetry. I started writing poetry in seventh grade thanks to mentors Kwabena Nixon and Muhibb Dyer.” Kavon’s performance venues range from colleges and universities to galleries, bars and more
Nikolai Olivieri states: “I first connected with Kavon through a Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) event, where he performed a moving and heartfelt piece. I have continued to connect with him via the arts and social media, and am delighted to work with him on this project. The Androgynous Humanoid challenged me to stretch my physical and creative boundaries, interpreting Kavon’s words and exploring the many areas of Milwaukee referenced in his work.”
Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri is a Milwaukee artist who works in watercolor, acrylics and mixed media. Her current body of work, Cabled Together, focuses on the frequently overlooked power lines, cables and wires that support us, divide our space and change our landscape. Sharp perspectives, vibrant colors and multiple viewpoints give the subject matter warmth and connect it to our lives. Her studio in the Third Ward’s Marshall Building displays her work and is open by appointment and from 5-9 p.m. the third Friday of every month.