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KC Creativity and Faith Missional Network Zoom Meeting
March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A diverse city wide network of Jesus followers who are connecting their creativity and faith with God’s mission. This network is for any follower of Jesus who is connecting their creativity and faith with God’s mission. This network is focused on both local and global mission in the context of creativity and faith and includes the entire KC Metro area.
Featured Presenters: Nyla Handy and Theara J. Ward
(age 31) began to dress herself at the age of five. She refused help
from anyone who tried to dress her, even her mother- who knew her daughter would be in the fashion industry at a very young age. Since childhood, Handy has always confidently walked with great stature regardless of what life threw her way. Little Nyla knew what she wanted to be when she grew older and didn’t allow anyone to stand in her way from achieving what she set her mind to. Today, Nyla Handy is a multifaceted woman. In 2012, she received her Bachelor of
Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Product Development from the prestigious women’s institute, Stephens College, Columbia, MO. Handy is not only a national award-winning fashion designer (Founder/Owner of NYLA Couture), but she also finds passion in fashioning the interior of women as a published author. Her brand has grown to empower women of all ages. Handy authentically impacts crowds through her love for creative arts, performing arts and language arts.
Theara J. Ward
began her professional career with the Dance Theater of Harlem at thirteen years old. Her travels have spanned the globe to places like Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa, the former U.S.S.R. and South America. Her experience in the arts and entertainment has touched many areas. She made her Broadway debut featured in the Tony Award winning revue, BLACK AND BLUE.
the head of the choreography team for the Urbana ’06 (Intervarsity Christian Fellowship) missions conference, at the Edward Jones Arena, in St. Louis, Missouri and facilitated the first Community Liturgical Dance workshop at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ, “Embodying the Dream.” Theara facilitated a dance workshop at Duke Divinity School “African American
Theology & The Arts Symposium: “A Time To Dance” and shared her work with poetry, music and dance at the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance, at Duke University sponsored by the African American Studies Department. She participated in a panel with Urban Bush Women for the 100 Years /100 Women Symposium: Culture in a Changing America at the Park Ave Armory.
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