Performing arts include singing, acting, playing piano, making people laugh and feel guilty pleasure for it, poetry slam competitions, and recently telling people when the ball dropped for New Year's 2016 as hostess/comedian/MC . I grew up developing my visual art skills with my dad's darkroom, received a KINSA award and blue ribbon in landscape photography, have sold mixed media paintings, (acrylic/watercolor/ink,) participate in art shows, Honorable Mention in both juried shows locally and had a collection of my paintings just return from Las Vegas, Gallery Red, displayed since July 4, 2015.
I wrote and had an original monologue published in an underground student magazine, (1989), called "DAR".
I connect the dots for people, and look to develop a recent concept into a movie.
I love pushing myself and giving fresh opportunities to those talents that may otherwise go unnoticed. I've sung for my supper. As I explore my career in comedy, As Jen Eros, I continue looking for new means of expression.
Unique traits: My green eyes can see la vie en rose, I can touch my tongue to my nose, use humor and music to teach about dating and STDs, (the song "Got Herpes? No? Do you want some?" Is going viral) and can hold a urinal for my dad. (Most people only catch sh;+ from their parents!). The last two items are separate, BTW, but thanks for being concerned. Activism: I enjoy doing things I've never done before, like playing piano for a high school or elementary choir, representing a homeless man who needed medical care after patient dumping during the holidays, being on a taser committee for NAACP re: Law Enforcement use of force techniques, fighting a water contract between two utilities that would have had devastating consequences, (and winning!) before anyone remembered the cycles of drought, and managed a blues band in 2007 at its inception, which is still going strong today. Hence, Shoestring Budget Philanthropist. For me, when armed with passion, wisdom, and determination, Not getting involved is the scarier option.