It’s all in the family . . . SenoritAwesome! performing at the Great Migration installation on Dec. 15th

Hello Friends!

Life is funny sometimes . . .

Last week I received a call from my cousin Lauren Fareira and she told me that she would be in Chicago for her latest gig.  Lauren (otherwise known as SenoritAwesome!) is a talented singer/songwriter who travels across the country performing beautiful music to the masses.   When I found out that she would be in town on December 15th, I asked her if she could perform at the Great Migration installation  . . . and she said yes!  Now this Kinship Project event is truly ‘a family thang‘!  :)

Check out the video above to see how awesome she really is!

Come see SenoritAwesome! perform with Deejay Juice of G.A.L.A.X.Y on:

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 – 2:00 to 6:00 pm

Southside Hub of Production – third floor

5638 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

Great Migration installation opens at 2:00 pm

Music performance start at 4:00 pm

Hope to see you there!  :)

Your friend in art,

Samantha Hill

The Great Migration: the first Kinship Project installation event

The Great Migration (Kinship Project)

Join me for the first installation from the Kinship Project:  A collection of African American family photography & stories from 1920 to 1950

Featuring the Chicago family migration stories of:

Diane Pearson Santana
Simba Tayari
Sherry Williams

‘A Gift to Warm the Body & Soul’ food performance by Diane’s son, Chef J. Frank Santana

Music performance by my cousin, singer/songwriter Lauren Fareira ‘aka’ Senorita Awesome

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Southside Hub of Production – Third Floor

5638 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637

Installation is housed in Faheem Majeed’s rooftop shack on the third floor

This event is a part of the ‘Towards a Union of Public Artists’ exhibition at SHOP.

Project supporters:
Bronzeville Historical Society
Southside Hub of Production (SHOP)

Kinship Project Preview at the Three Story Feast

Hello Friends!

You are invited to the preview presentation of A Jeli’s Tale:  An Anthology of Kinship during the Three Story Street Feast on November 18th from 6pm – 9pm.

The Kinship Project began as an experimental public participation project consisting of over 200 photographs of African American families from 1910 to 2010 hung in the hallways of SHoP.   I invited to public to add their own family stories and photography to the collection, but the publics contributed more than just their stories.   During my residency at SHoP, I had the opportunity to collect sounds of children at play, music and documentation of family keepsakes.  I would like to use this opportunity to share the Kinship Anthology with you while the project is still in progress.   I welcome your thoughts and insights about the project.

Three Story Street Feast is a cross-cultural, street-food themed prix fixe five-course meal presenting local foods prepared by SHoP “resident” chef, Samm Petrichos, of Spice ( The meal will be served in different spaces throughout Fenn Mansion in a “progressive style dinner” with performances embellishing the night.   I will be documenting sound samples of the dinner, which may become a part of the Kinship Anthology as one of the performances.

This is an opportunity for the audience to ‘peek behind the curtain’ of the Kinship Project while enjoying a delicious five-course meal.   I hope to see you there!

For more information about the event, please visit the event Facebook page at: