On Sunday, October 1st from 1:00 to 7:00p.m., Inspired Artist Movement (IAM) will be hosting their 3rd Annual Conference at Nimbus Dance Works in Jersey City, NJ. This year, the event will feature workshops, panels, and legendary Hip Hop photographer Ernie Paniccioli will be receiving the Inspiring Artist Award. This event is one I highly suggest you attend because the energy and purpose behind it is very genuine, filled with love, with the goal of assisting artists grow through education and expanding their knowledge. Read more about the upcoming event below.

Ernie Paniccioli to Receive Inspiring Artist Award Legendary

Jersey City, New Jersey – Arts empowerment organization Inspired Artist Movement will honor legendary Hip-Hop photographer and author Ernie Paniccioli with the Inspiring Artist award as part of the organization’s 3rd Annual Inspired Artist Movement Conference on Sunday, October 1, 2017 beginning at 1 pm at Nimbus Dance Works’ studio located at 165 Newark Avenue in Jersey CIty, New Jersey.

Ernie Paniccioli is an American photographer of hip hop culture. A Cree Native American, he grew up in Brooklyn, New York. His photography of hip hop began in the 1970s with shots of graffiti in New York. The Hip Hop journalist Kevin Powell encouraged Paniccioli to make a book and in 2002, Who Shot Ya? : Three Decades of Hip-Hop Photography was published. Paniccioli’s work has appeared in various magazines over a 30-year period including Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The Source and Time featuring artists such as Jay Z, Lauryn Hill, Public Enemy, the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac and more.

The 3rd Annual Inspired Artist Movement Conference will present several panels including Inspirations of a Girlboss, I AM Entrepreneur, Issa Glow Up and fireside chat, It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop with honoree Ernie Paniccioli. The artist and photography exhibition featuring Womanly Magazine, To Him Project, and a snippet of Ernie Paniccioli’s photography featured in his 2002 book, Who Shot Ya. The evening will end with musical performances by Thread Imprint’s recording artist Ezrakh, singer Sadé Emoni, singer and producer JMR JCBS featuring a special guest DJ set by Bizz Nice.

It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop (a fireside chat)
Moderated by Dennis Debo, CEO of Guazabara Insights
Featuring guest speaker Ernie Paniccioli

Inspirations of a Girlboss
Moderated by: Tatyerra Spurlock, founder of Pretty Dope Creatives
Stephanie Garced founder and producer of Girls Room JC
Minorca Sanchez, creative director of LDYBY and
Brittany Graziosi, owner of Jersey City Oddities Market

I AM Entrepreneur
Moderated by Flisadam Pointer, founder and editor-in-chief Envert Entertainment;
Priya “Pretti Pri” Williams, founder and chief visionary officer of Pretti Ink Media Group
Dr. Jah Jah Shakur, Hip-Hop business consultant and
Maria “My-My” Myraine, digital media maven

Issa Glow Up
Moderated by Ailyn Katerin, co-founder of Womanly Magazine;
Kaila Boulware, digital media strategist, photographer
Ashley Jacklyn, photographer and lifestyle blogger and
Justin, Director of Operations, Nimbus Dance Studio

Tickets for the 3rd Annual Inspired Artist Movement are on sale now available at www.inspiredartistmovement.splashthat.com. For $30 you have access to an afternoon full of vibrant panel discussions, an art and photo exhibition, vendors and music performances.

About Inspired Artist Movement: Inspired Artist Movement (IAM) is a community organization that provides a safe space for independent and emerging artists to learn how to move their creative career forward through workshops and panel events. IAM creates programming, curates experiences and develop partnerships that help artists build a viable path all the while empowering them to use their voice for positive social impact. The annual Inspired Artist Movement Conference is an unique platform for artists, creatives, businesses, educators, activists and organizations to connect, learn and get inspired together.