Professional spoken word performer and artist with 12+ years experience. Can provide a unique and powerful spoken word feature for your event tailored to the need, live painting for events, live speed painting for events, painting parties and can provide art/poetry workshops ranging from youth to elderly. Currently the spoken word instructor for Behailu Arts Academy and Henderson High School. Is also CEO/Owner of Guerilla Poets, Ltd., a nonprofit in the Charlotte Metro Area.
Powerful.. Deliberate. Shane's talent reminds us of the saying "Own the stage"!! Her tactful way to combine words of compassion and her love for humanity spews out of every measure of energy she unleashes on the stage. Shes a giant!! A wordsmith of unforeseen ability. She is unmatched and unstoppable....
Words can not describe this beautiful artist. However, I will try. I was attracted to this artists’ work primarily based on her delicate spirit. When you meet Shane, her personality will precede her and you immediately know her heart is pure. When she graces the microphone, she will cause you to react with a double-take. Her style is particularly provoking causing a physical response from her listener. Shane has performed at two events for my company, Legacy Entertainment Group. I will book this artist without question.
Response from Shane Manier:
Thank you so much for your kind words, I have really enjoyed being a part of the Legacy Ent. energy, I look forward to more events with your company! Much love!
On many occasions I have requested one or more of Shane's Talents to be puy on display from audiences across Charlotte, NC. Shane is a dynamic Spoken Word Artist and Poet. She has been both in one night for me. On top of her artistry live, and behind a brush, she is dedicated to giving back to those that many times gets the short end of the stick due to no fault of their own. If you are on the fence about booking Shane for your endeavor, get off the fence, open the gate, and walk through to the magic she brings with her always!
Response from Shane Manier:
Thank you Lady V! It's always a great time at one of your events, hey guys ^^^ she's an excellent entertainer too, poetry, comedy, painting and a dj! Thank you again Lady V for your kind words. Always rock with you all!
She live painted at my wedding of my husband and I. I love my painting so much! I will forever cherish her work and we have it framed and hanging in my room . It’s a great memory I will never forget and beautiful as can be. I’ve seen her do a few poetry gigs and her words are so amazing and she keeps you interested with every word! Highly recommend!
Response from Shane Manier:
Thank you so much for your kind words. And it was a beautiful wedding! Much love and so glad to of been a part!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 5 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
My poetry capabilities are very wide and diverse. Being a professional workshop tutor, I am able to cater to whatever the event needs. Holiday event? I can have Holiday performance poems specific to the Holiday ready in an impressive feature right on time for your event. Wedding? I got you covered there too. Social Justice or fundraiser? My poetry pockets run deep - I can do performance poetry from all ends of the spectrum.
Need a live painter? You won't have to search further, I can do both! Need flyers for your event? I am a graphic designer too!
Shane Manier is a local artist, live painter, spoken word poet and graphic designer based in NC. She is the founder of the activist/outreach art collective Guerilla Poets with branches in the US and UK. As a poet and artist, she has been featured at many shows, events and venues all across North Carolina and completed many outreach programs and projects as an activist. Currently she is the Spoken Word Teaching Instructor for Behailu Arts Academy, Henderson High School, serves on the board for CCAG Artists Collective in Cornelius North Carolina and has recently released her first chapbook "The Fallen Heroes of the Awful Waffle" published by Main Street Rag. Her spoken word album "Bootstraps" is also available to purchase. She has served on the Poetry Council of NC from 2011-2012 as the youngest poet ever to be inducted and is also on the Respect Da Mic slam team for 2017 and 2018.
Her poetry is widely known for it’s passion and strong themes that range from personal topics, politics, social justice issues, and powerful inspirational pieces that expose and bond the core of humanity.
She is also one of the very few North Carolina live speed painters in the Charlotte/Metro area. Although her work isn’t always a speed painting, she spends most of her time capturing moments in her art before they quickly pass. An Ultimate Painting Finalist for Regional Championship, she has also competed in live speed painting competitions and has art hanging in various locations in the Tri-city area.
Most local musicians, especially in Kannapolis / Concord and Salisbury, have purchased live speed painting portraits from her and have even come up with a slogan since so many of them have a piece of her collection of their own
“It’s a shame if you don’t have a Shane”. She loves showing the light within other people when they are in their element, and works to capture that expression in every speed painting requiring instinct and passion.
Additional Booking Notes
For Spoken Word performances depending upon attendance and space I may need an amp and mic. If you don't have one, no worries! I have equipment.
For Live Painting performances, I bring all my own equipment (canvas, tarp, easel, paints and brushes)
For Workshops and Painting Parties, I can provide all materials and up to 2 fold out tables. Will need chairs and more tables if attendance is high.
Past Booked Events
|December 28, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||One Mic Stand|
|December 27, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Teaching Art Workshop at Time Out Youth|
|December 23, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Encore! Open Mic|
|December 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Leading Open Mic at Time Out Youth|
|December 19, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Teaching Spoken Word Workshop at Imaginon|
|December 18, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||RDM Slam Finals|
|December 16, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||InkBlot Slam|
|December 15, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Judging for Breathe Ink Slam|
|December 14, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Live Painting at Grape and Agave|
|December 13, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Free the Mic|
|December 09, 2017 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Teaching Charlotte Meck Juvi Detention Teens|
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