Creative Connections with Val Bee of L.I.R. Productions!
Boston is not really known as a friendly place to make genuine connections, especially when you’re a creative. So when a dope opportunity arises to connect with others in the community you hop on it. This was the case for the Boston & The Arts event presented by L.I.R. Productions on June 4th. Founded by Val Bee, L.I.R Productions is “a women owned + operated production powerhouse that provides a platform for female creatives.” (L.I.R. Productions website) With A R E A Gallery in the South End as backdrop, Boston & The Arts attendees were in for an intimate night of amazing vibes.
As guests arrived, they were greeted by the beautiful Val Bee wearing her signature red lipstick. [Side Note: she’s as sweet as she is fly!] DJ Bobby Bangers provided the tunes that set the mood for the evening. Given the intimate setting, it was a perfect opportunity for guests to mingle and get to know each other; especially considering amongst attendees there was a violinist and burlesque dancer.
As the evening continued, poet and spoken word artist SublimeLuv blessed the space with some of her best poems including her signature piece, The Black Woman is God. Given that the Boston & The Arts event was curated with the intention of highlighting other creatives, Val Bee gave the floor to BAMS (Boston Art & Music Soul) Fest Founder, Catherine Morris. With an attentive room, Catherine talked about the upcoming first annual BAMS Festival slated to take place on June 23 in Franklin Park’s Playstead Field. “An epic one day, outdoor, multistage, fun-for-fall festival that aims to promote, connect and celebrate Afro-centric culture, heritage, and contributions to the American fabric as expressed through art, music, food and entertainment with a global community” (bamsfest.org) is set to elevate the city’s profile as a power player in the nation’s music and art scene.
In addition to the events they produce in house, L.I.R. Productions is available for all of your event needs as well. Services they offer include event coaching, day-of-management (on-site coordination), photography as well as wellness coaching services. They also offer workshops to help creatives feel more empowered and live their best lives; up next is their free, seven day Bad Habit Breakup challenge starting June 25.