Black and Brown Bodies in Motion Presents: Body & Soul Retreat

by Shantel Pass | published: Jan 15, 2018

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By now, we should all be in full swing with some of the habits we wanted to see more of this year. But if for some reason that’s not the case, you’re in company with many others who have the same issue committing to serious lifestyle changes with every new year. Fortunately, Black and Brown Bodies in Motion has the Los Angeles area covered with another chance to kick your health and wellness routine up into action. On February 17th, men and women are welcome to join the crew for a day long retreat to “treat yourself” on a Body & Soul reboot.

The event begins at 9am and will end at 7pm. It’s all going down at 627 Opelousas Ave, in Algiers. For details and ticket information contact theohmwell@gmail.com.


Revisit Saint Heron’s “17 Wards of Wonder” During Prospect 3 Featuring Kelis, SZA, and Katey Red

by Marley Peters | published: Nov 16, 2017

As the citywide visual and cultural art engagement Prospect 4 begins this weekend in New Orleans on November 18th, we’re revisiting our 2014 Saint Heron and Prospect 3 collaboration with Kelis, SZA and Katey Red for our original multidisciplinary art experience, “Amen! Amen! The 17 Wards of Wonder”!

The three part experience celebrated the unique regional culture and history through dining, music, and art experiences. The events occurred across the city, including “Bounce Baby Bounce,” a one-of-a-kind New Orleans style party bus produced by artist and brand collaborator Rashaad Newsome and hosted by legendary bounce artist, Katey Red. Our “Wine & Grind” five course dinner featured a live, intimate performance from SZA along with visual installations from a group of multi-talented artists before we left our woes all over the dance floor for our “Ball Out Beaucoup” dance party with a DJ set from Mannie Fresh and a close out performance from the iconic Kelis!

New Orleans, get ready for P4 by revisiting the full experience of Saint Heron x P3 above!


Mashonda Tifrere’s ArtLeadHER and Pen + Brush Present: King Woman

by Shantel Pass | published: Oct 03, 2017

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Mashonda Tifrere‘s swanky ArtLeadHER is collaborating with the unique NYC Pen + Brush gallery for an uplifting exhibition. ‘King Woman‘ will “pair underexposed female artists with their established contemporaries in an effort to support the less recognized artists within a community of like-minded women who share the ultimate goal of effecting real change in the marketplace for all women artists.

ArtLeadHER is Mashonda’s own “dynamic platform to celebrate and bring awareness to the women creating, curating and thriving in the male-dominated art world” and offers the marketing support of boosting exposure, mentorship opportunities, exhibition placement and more. Pen + Brush is an exhibition space that houses “all forms of visual arts and created an imprint,” and “electronically publish literary fiction and poetry” by women artists, writers and influencers.

From performance art to visual installations to portraiture, ‘King Woman’ will feature visual artwork from, Rebecca Allan, Azi Amiri, Ingrid Baars, Hunter Clarke, Donna Festa, Carole Feuerman, Lola Flash, Meredith Marsone, Yvonne Michaels, Stephanie Hirsch, Emma Hopkins, Khakis Kennedy, Kit King, Jane Olin, Reisha Perlmutter, Renee Phillips, Trixie Pitts, A.V. Rockwell, Victoria Selbach, Lynn Spoor, Swoon, Taira, Roos Van Der Vliet, Elizabeth Waggett and Lynnie Z. We were fortunate enough to chat with Mashonda via email about the exhibit and her mission to support women in art. Here’s what she said,

“I’ve been an art collector since my early twenties and began working exclusively with women artists two years ago. As a collector, it seemed as though male artists were always pushed to the forefront and given more respect as creatives. This is something women in the music industry also deal with so it hit home for me, having been on that side of the fence for many years. Female artists have a harder time being recognized and being respected. Also, overall just holding their presence and standing their ground within the art world by not selling their work for less, not having to sleep with male gallerists and not settling for a bad situation to in order get a career opportunity. Those are some actual examples that I’ve heard from the women artists I have worked with. My grandmother taught me to have love for everyone, but to keep a special place open in my heart for other women. I wanted to use my platform to even out the imbalance I saw in the industry.” She continued, “A King Woman is the embodiment of autonomy and determination. She is a humanist who harnesses the strength implicit in emotions, such as empathy and vulnerability.  She finds empowerment by empowering others. 

The work in the ‘King Woman’ show is expressed though a deep level of soul connection, grace, femininity, strength and nature. The show has the power to tap into your past experiences, bring forth inspiration to your present moment and give you hope for the future.”

What is sure to be an incredible exhibit with abundant encouragement through empowering, artistic sisterhood is something you don’t want to miss. Visit ‘King Woman’ October 12th – December 9th at Pen + Brush, 29 E 22nd St (NYC) and attend the opening reception from 7pm – 9pm the night of October 12th.


Saint Heron To Curate This Year’s Young Members Party at The Met

by Shantel Pass | published: Jun 11, 2017

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NYC! Having witnessed all the fly at this year’s Met Gala just a few weeks ago, we’re honored to announce that Saint Heron will be curating this year’s Young Members Party at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. At this year’s Young Members Party, all members of The Met between the ages of 21 and 45 are invited to join us for a celebration of art among fellow art lovers.

Tomorrow, June 21st, at 11am CST we will be gifting ONE SINGLE TICKET to one of our readers. The very first person to RSVP here at 11am CST will receive a single ticket to join us Thursday. The link will be live at this time.

If you’ve already got membership with The Met, we hope you’ll join us on June 22nd for private viewings of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, plus visual projections by artist Jacolby Satterwhite. Our good friend Kindness will keep the night’s energy high from the booth to keep us dancing the night away with some of the city’s most beautiful people. Please note that the YMP is open to The Met members only and membership is required. For membership information, Young Members Party details, and more info, check out their site!


Saint Heron Presents: The Saint Heron House New Orleans Jazz Fest

by JaLissa Latson | published: May 02, 2017


As a part of our New Orleans Jazz Fest festivities, we are back for weekend two with more exciting events in store! From May 5th-7th, join us at our Saint Heron House for an interactive experience through music and installation work.

On Friday May 5th, dance the night away as you move to sounds provided by Kyle Woods! This night will also feature curated multidimensional video projections inspired by Earth, Wind & Fire‘s timeless and legendary video for “September.” On Saturday and Sunday we will return with The Secret Life of Plants, our original art installation and ode to the great Stevie Wonder. With two time slots (2-6pm and 10pm-until), the always incredible Nia Andrews is set to perform on Saturday and PJ Morton will follow on Sunday with a performance (both scheduled for 11pm).  Truly a weekend of endless vibes, this is one you should not miss! Purchase tickets here and stay tuned for more info.


Join Saint Heron For An Exclusive Cultural Series at FORM Arcosanti

by Shanice Brim | published: Apr 17, 2017

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Hot on the heels on of our Afropunk stage announcement, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be debuting our Saint Heron House cultural series at this year’s FORM Arcosanti. Join us in Arizona for The Secret Life of Plants installation, a special panel discussion edition of Roll Back, Say That, and a Soul Cleansing Jam Session on May 13th.

Our community has been invited by FORM Arcosanti to apply for tickets directly through Saint Heron, right here!

Our very own, Solange, will be headlining the festival with James Blake and Skrillex. Saint Heron friends Moses Sumney, Kelela, Shamir, Kelsey Lu, Thundercat, KING, and many more will all be performing at the festival as well!

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A Saint Heron Curated Stage To Be Presented At This Year’s Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn

by Shantel Pass | published: Apr 06, 2017


AFROPUNK Brooklyn returns to Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene for its 13th annual music festival on August 26th and 27th, and we couldn’t resist pitching in to make the two-day event another spectacular experience. Saint Heron is thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with the creators of AFROPUNK to debut a special Saint Heron curated stage featuring Sampha, KING, Thundercat, Sinkane and more during this year’s festival.

The weekend will also include a Kaytranada curated stage (featuring Kaytranada himself, NAO, Sango and more) and the return of AFROPUNK’s original punk stage. Headlining performances will be announced at a later date, but with Gary Clark Jr., Macy Gray, SZA, Willow Smith, Michael Kiwanuka and many more already confirmed, you won’t wanna miss it.

Further details including the full line up and ticket info are available on AFROPUNK’s website here. We can’t wait to see you all in Brooklyn this summer.

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Solange, Red Bull Music Academy & The Guggenheim Museum Present: “An Ode To”

by Shantel Noel | published: Mar 22, 2017


Our undeniably talented boss lady Solange will be collaborating with the Red Bull Music Academy in New York to add to its running list of groundbreaking performances at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on May 18th, 2017. Solange will activate the museum’s iconic Rotunda space with an interdisciplinary performance piece and meditation examining themes from A Seat at the Table through movement, installation work, and experimentation through re-constructing musical arrangements.

The album garnered commercial and critical acclaim all while carving out a lane of its own in the musical arena. Solange who shares both personal and political views on the album is ready to reveal a live visual component with unique arrangements.

Visit here at 12pm EST today for tickets to the recently added additional show taking place this Thursday at 3pm, using our special access code, “ODE18”.

Please note that per the artist’s request, phones and cameras will not be allowed into the venue and will be checked at the door under the supervision of the Saint Heron team. Also, please come dressed in your finest all white attire. See you there!


View Gianni Lee’s ‘Why Won’t You Hear Me?’ Exhibition in NYC

by Shantel Pass | published: Mar 16, 2017

The multi-talented Gianni Lee is officially the Brooklyn WaterFront Artist Coalition’s (BWAC) current artist-in-residence for his visual artistry which already scheduled to debut in NYC. Titled Why Won’t You Hear Me?, Lee’s exhibition is sponsored and brought to the BWAC’s Civil War Gallery by The O’Connell Foundation, Kenneth Cole and Nike. Gianni said, “My goal as an artist is to be heard and inspire change. I just think about growing up in West Philly. This wasn’t supposed to happen coming from where I’m from. I am truly grateful for this experience.

You can view Lee’s genius pieces on Saturdays and Sundays from 1PM to 6PM, March 24th – April 17th. Monday through Friday viewings are available by appointment only. See the flyer below for more details.



Saint Heron Presents: A Special BUKU Music + Art Project Showcase

by Shantel Pass | published: Mar 07, 2017

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A little over a month ago we announced our collaboration with BUKU Music + Art Project, so hopefully you’ve already purchased tickets to join us. If the outstanding lineup of artists wasn’t enough to tempt you, hopefully Saint Heron’s Saturday event will. We’re pleased to announce that the incomparable Cinemadona will join us to feature a visual projection alongside sounds provided by our resident DJ Kyle Woods, DJ Zo and the amazing Like of Pac Div. So join us on Saturday, March 11th at 9:30 PM for our special BUKU Fest showcase. You can snag tickets here.


Win a Pair of Tickets to BUKU Music + Art Project 2017

by Shantel Pass | published: Feb 23, 2017

With less than a month left before this year’s BUKU Music + Art Project 2017, Saint Heron is pleased to gift one of our lucky supporters with a pair of tickets to the two-day event. Back in January, we shared the festival’s outrageous lineup which includes Thundercat, Vince Staples, Travis Scott and more. We’re also thrilled to finally share the news that our resident DJ Kyle Woods along with DJ Zo and the amazing Like of Pac Div will be joining Saint Heron’s special BUKU Fest showcase.

It’s all going down at the Mardi Gras World Venue in New Orleans on March 10th and 11th and you don’t want to miss it. To enter the giveaway, simply:

1) Follow us on Twitter

2) Reply to the below with which artist you’re looking forward to seeing most during Buku Fest & why.

Winners will be chosen at random and contacted by Monday, February 27th. Good luck!


Saint Heron Presents: “You’ve Got to Be Seen, Green!” New Orleans

by JaLissa Latson | published: Feb 23, 2017


In honor of the Mardi Gras season and an ode to the ever-so iconic The WizSaint Heron is turning New Orleans into our own Emerald City. This Sunday, February 26, don’t you dare be caught dead in red because the color is green! Arrive at The Saint Heron House dressed in your gaudy hues of green and dance the night away at our “You’ve Got To Be Seen, Green” party.

Sounds for the night will be provided by DJ Kyle Woods along with a special performance by New Breed Brass Band. The dress code is mandatory, so if you’re not “seen green, you better be wearing jade.” Pre-sale tickets are available here. Need some outfit inspiration? Check out the visual from our “Word to the Woman” Release Party: Emerald City below.


Stevona Elem-Rogers to Host Reflective Lecture on Black Womanhood at Xavier University

by Shantel Pass | published: Feb 21, 2017

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Womanist Writer and creator of #BlackWomenAreForGrownUps Stevona Elem-Rogers is hosting a lecture at Xavier University tomorrow evening. Grab your girlfriends (and tell the guys to tag along too) and make your way out to experience Elem-Rogers’ “All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men, but Some of Us Are Brave: Exploring Black Womanhood in America.” The thirty-minute visual lecture will discuss various Black women who daringly and shamelessly maintained their own sense of self in the face of societal restraints. Covering everyone from Maya Angelou to Cardi B, Stevona is offering much more than a lecture presentation. She’s sharing a thought-provoking reflection on the necessity of Black womanhood.

Tomorrow evening, February 22nd at 5pm, make sure you’re in the University Student Center at Xavier University so you don’t miss out. Until then, revisit the open letter Stevie shared with Saint Heron back in October here.


Saint Heron Presents: The Secret Life of Plants

by Shantel Pass | published: Feb 17, 2017

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New Orleans, if you missed Homecoming on Thursday night, here’s another chance to kick it with us this weekend. On February 18th, Saint Heron is hosting a musically botanical experience and ode to Stevie Wonder‘s remarkable Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants album. The extrasensory body of work was the soundtrack to Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird’s book’s (The Secret Life of Plants) eponymous documentary.

Our resident DJ Kyle Woods will keep the party going with another flawless set of live mixes, so you’ll want to make sure you bring your dancing shoes along with your green thumb. Grab your tickets here fast before they’re gone and get yourself prepped for tomorrow by listening to the 1979 release’s title track below.

Email events@saintheron.com with any questions or concerns.


Saint Heron, BMike and Nike Present: Homecoming

by Shantel Pass | published: Feb 15, 2017

All Star weekend is approaching and Saint Heron, BMike and Nike have collaborated to kick the weekend off with a special celebration of New Orleans culture this Thursday, February 16th. In our first ever pep rally-style event, Southern University’s “Human Jukebox” band and Dancing Dolls will be joining us for the spirited nightcap.

Nike’s theme for the weekend is “Equality” and we’re certain that the south’s baddest collegiate marching band and their leading ladies are the most fitting live act for such a night. Performing live renditions of everything from Faith Evans‘ “Soon As I Get Home” to Michael Jackson‘s “Liberian Girl” to Rae Sremmurd‘s “Black Beatles,” SU’s marching band has maintained a limitless versatility throughout the years. They’ve earned numerous awards and have performed in renowned venues like Radio City Music Hall, the Superdome, Georgia Dome, Yankee Stadium and more. In addition to appearances in two Spike Lee productions, the Human Jukebox and Dancing Dolls were the first band to have been featured on ABC’s Nightline and was present to help revive the spirit of New Orleans in the Superdome following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation.

DJ Mannie Fresh and Kyle Woods will keep the party going as they take over the DJ booth with live sets. And we want to be certain you, our supporters and friends, have no excuse not to be there so the event is absolutely FREE! All you have to do is RSVP here and bring a valid photo I.D. since Homecoming is a 21 and over event. Come party with us ahead of this weekend’s All Star festivities. We can’t wait to see you. But until then, you can get a peek at the slay the Dancing Dolls will be serving Thursday night by watching them in action below.

For any questions or concerns, email events@saintheron.com


Saint Heron Presents: The Saint Heron House – Miami

by Shantel Pass | published: Jan 19, 2017


Miami, our post-Thanksgiving PROCLAMATION! party was so incredible that we couldn’t stay away too long. This time, we’re taking full advantage of the opportunity for fellowship with two days of The Saint Heron House. On Friday, January 27th, you’ll be dancing your woes away with us to the sounds of our resident DJ Kyle Woods after a special Burning an Illusion screening. The 1981 film was just the second movie from a Black director (Menelik Shabazz) in Britain and follows Pat (a British-born woman of color) whose dreams of becoming a wife slowly slip between her fingers after a series of unfortunate events.

On Saturday, January 28th, we’re hosting our high vibrational Soul Cleansing with Grammy-winning cellist/singer-songwriter Leyla McCalla. This meditative experience will precede a special afterparty where all our guests are invited to exchange all the refreshed energy Leyla will usher in.

It’s all going down at The Standard Spa in Miami Beach. So grab your tickets here and bring your zen. We can’t wait to see you.


Saint Heron Presents No)one. Art House Immersive Dance Theater Experience

by Ciarra Walters | published: Jan 17, 2017


Saint Heron is excited to announce a special, three-day event to kick off the month of February. Los Angeles, prepare for an Immersive Dance Theater experience during our collaboration with artistic group No)one. Art House. On February 3rd, 4th and 5th, No)one. Art House will present multiple thrilling dance experiences. Each night will begin with the group’s stimulating arrangement followed by the sounds of our very own DJ Kyle Woods.

No)one. Art House was founded in 2014 by Christopher Bordenave, Sabrina Johnson, Nia-Amina Minor, and Jeffrey Ware. No)one. is known throughout Los Angeles for generating artistic collaborations, accumulating audiences for the arts, and helping young dancers thrive through opportunities and learning experiences in the immersive dance community. To find out more about No)one. Art House visit their site here.

To join us for this amazing weekend, purchase your tickets here.


Saint Heron Presents: Roll Back, Say That & “Braids” Live Art Show With Shani Crowe

by Ciarra Walters | published: Jan 11, 2017


And we’re back! We are so excited to share that we will be hosting our artist talk series Roll Back, Say That featuring the south-side Chicago braiding queen, Shani Crowe on January 28th in New Orleans! Stop by at 1:00 p.m. for a live art presentation of her “Braids” series and an intimate discussion moderated by the cultural practitioner and entrepreneur, Gia Hamilton.

If unfamiliar, Shani Crowe is the designer of Solange‘s epic head piece look during her live performance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Having a deep appreciation for her culture and the royalty of her roots, Shani uses her hair braiding techniques to honor her heritage and celebrate Black feminine beauty.

We’re inspired and filled with excitement to share with you the work and voice of the phenomenal Shani Crowe in just a few weeks! New Orleans, don’t miss out on the show or the Wine & Grind after party to follow! Tickets to the after party can be purchased here! See you all there!


Nia Andrews to Render a Special Performance at PROCLAMATION!: Los Angeles

by Shantel Pass | published: Jan 10, 2017


Los Angeles, if you haven’t already snagged tickets to PROCLAMATION!: Los Angeles, you’re going to want to rush to get your hands on them now. Our positivity-centric party series returns to the city of angels once again this Friday, January 13th, and we’re bringing a very special guest with us. In addition to dancing your post-holiday woes away, you’ll be able to vibe out to the sounds of the ever so lovely Nia Andrews. Rendering a special live performance for our guests, the singer-songwriter will serenade us with the same ethereal vocal textures that saturate her From Here EP. Ahead of the event, get to know Andrews by checking out our interview with her.

In addition to your mandatory proclamation for entry, you’ll need your dancing shoes to jig to the sounds of DJ Kyle Woods and DJ Zo as well as and your warmest vibes for the mesmerizing performance Nia has planned for you. Tickets are still available. See you Friday, LA!


Saint Heron To Host First Proclamation! of 2017 in Los Angeles

by Shantel Noel | published: Jan 06, 2017


Los Angeles! We are sliding through your city with another PROCLAMATION! event. Next Friday, January 13th at 8pm, come prepared to leave your woes on the dance floor and your manifesto at the door.

We’ll have Kyle Woods and DJ Zo providing the tunes and good vibes. Tell a friend or two and meet us on the dance floor. Get your year started right, as this is an event you don’t want to miss. Tickets can be purchased tickets here.