Originals Only Open Mic

On March 11th SLOC hosted it’s first Originals Only Open-Mic night as part of the Writing and the Arts Month series. Thank to you our fantastic artists for their diverse works and to YOU, our audience!

For more information about the artists who presented their work, scroll down!

Kelsey Marlowe Jessup is an actor, baker, poet, and SLOC youth alum. She is a University at Buffalo Music Theatre BFA ‘20 graduate, her favorite color is purple, and she is a sunset enthusiast. Above all else, Kelsey is devoted to creating artistic works which evoke interpersonal connection and compassion.

Follow her on Facebook (Kelsey Marlowe Jessup) or Instagram (@kelsey_m_j)

Judi Clements has performed in community theater as well as done one woman shows and stand-up comedy and improv in the local community. On Facebook, Instagram (@judiclementstraining), YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Website: www.judiclements.com

I am a modern abstract artist and poet. I seek my paintings but not my poetry. I am beginning to put my work together looking for a publisher but not rushing to do so. I’m just really enjoying the creative expression.

Website: www.lippielloarts.com

Chris is a classically trained musician and private stringed instrument music teacher in Schenectady. He is a former Empire State Youth Orchestra board member and graduate of Ithaca College where he minored in music. He has been composing classical music and musical theater songs since he was a teenager. He’s performed in several shows in the past and his most recent role was as Sheriff in Bat Boy: The Musical. Chris lives with his husband on Union Street in the Stockade where they’re lovingly restoring their 18th Century home. You can follow their project here on Instagram: @schenectadyrestorationproject

William F. Pattee, author of the poetry collection “The Rain, As It Knows Us”, is a student and poet born and raised in the Capital Region. His work explores contemporary depictions of romance and trauma surrounding poverty and toxic masculinity, and he often draws inspiration from literary modernism. FB: Will Pattee ; IG: @willpattee