AFLCT Teaching Artists in the news!


We’re proud to share some exciting news and engagements for a number of AFLCT’s Teaching Artists.

First, Khaiim Kelly, (AKA Self Suffice the RapOet), has been named Hartford’s first-ever troubador! According to city commissioner of cultural affairs Richard Hollant, “On top of having tremendous talent, with a lyrical spirit that’s so far advanced and sophisticated, [Kelly] also has this generous spirit where everything that we’ve witnessed doing is in the spirit of community and in lifting up other performers and writers and poets.”

To learn more, check out this article in the Hartford Courant. You can also find out more about Khaiim’s programs with Arts for Learning CT here.

Second, we’re excited to share that a number of AFLCT Teaching Artists will be involved in the Bridgeport Art Trail, happening November 11 – 14. You can find the work of Aisha Nailah, Roxy Savage, and Alicia Cobb throughout the event. More information on their work below.

Congratulations to these artists—and keep an eye out for more exciting work from them and their colleagues in the future!

Aisha Nailah
Read’s Artspace
Mixed media, photography
[email protected]

Roxy Savage, #201
American Fabrics, 2nd Floor
Visual artist/teaching artist
MFA candidate/Art Practice SVA, NYC!
[email protected]

*The Wobbler installation by Roxy Savage at American Fabrics Arts Building #1. The Wobbler is a sound-activated sculpture that makes Jell-O wiggle. Roxanne’s studio sale includes art, art supplies, art books.

Alicia Cobb will be demonstrating body painting on Saturday 11/14 at Nest from 12-4pm
*10 Body Painting with Alicia Cobb