Talks & Tours

Third Thursdays @ The Wright - November

Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 6:00 - 9:00

Third Thursdays @ The Wright - November 16, 2023, 6:00-9:00

Enjoy an evening of art, live music, cocktails, and light fare at our monthly Third Thursdays mixer at the Wright! This month's program, Joy Still Happens: Onyx Edition, is hosted and curated by LaShaun phoenix Moore, a Detroit-based vocalist, spoken word artist, activist, and culture creator whose interdisciplinary work is infused with her love for the City of Detroit, Hip-Hop, God, social justice and her black momma. Tonight’s lineup features an array of artists including Starlit Ways, Galaxy, Remedi, Kahn and Shannon Garth-Rhodes.

Third Thursdays at The Wright includes access to our latest special exhibition, Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design. Galleries are open until 7pm! 

The Event is Free and Open to the Public.


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La Shaun phoenix Moore is a Detroit-based vocalist, spoken word artist, activist, culture creator and wife. Moore’s interdisciplinary work is infused with her love for the city of Detroit, hip-hop, God, social justice and her black momma.  She is currently working on her first memoir exploring the complexities of the Mother Wound (an intergenerational trauma that is carried by a mother – along with any dysfunctional coping mechanisms that have been used to process that pain – and inherited by her children) and how it is rooted in her immediate family.

As a spoken-word poet and poetry host, Moore has had the wonderful opportunity to share stages with many national and local acts including The Last Poets, Saul Williams, Jamaal May, Franny Choi, Nandi Comer, Tommye Blount, Airea D. Matthew, Wes Matthews, Jassmine Parks, Ajanae Dawkins, Brittany Rogers and Natasha T. Miller.  She was the five-year host of the ByteThis Poetry Series.  Moore sat on the Executive Council for Poetry Slam, Incorporated and served as the Event Coordinator of the national poetry slam events Women of the World Poetry Slam and Individual World Poetry Slam.

Moore is the coach for the InsideOut Detroit Youth Poetry Performance Troupe and Youth Advisory Board.  Additionally, Moore curates spoken word and music events with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan State University, and the grassroots organization End Prejudice. She is the recipient of multiple Creators of Culture Awards by CultureSource and is the standard for excellence in artistic curation in Detroit.


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Formed in 2014, Starlit Ways is an acoustic duo made of singer/songwriters Rose Nkechi Onyeneho (originally from West Africa, specifically Gabon and Nigeria) and Chris Glover, native of Columbus, Ohio

The duo performs an eclectic range of music from originals,  jazz age classics, and modern tunes from a diverse range of genres. Rose's truly gifted vocals combined with Chris' guitar abilities and harmonies create a unique sound that reflects their talents and passion for music.  

Starlit Ways has performed in the Central Ohio area including Columbus, Zanesville, and Yellowsprings, OH.  Venues include the Columbus Arts Festival, Westerville Arts Festival, Copious Notes, Java Central, Weasel Boy Brewery, and many more. The duo was also featured as part of ABC 6's Good Day Columbus!

Don’t wait – register today for an incredible evening at The Wright.