Millicent Cummings is a Professional Performer, Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist having composed over 300 songs and released 5 CD's of original music on her own label. Visit the Music Page for all things Musical where you'll find video links and upcoming events. She was working on her new Production, "High Time to Rise", a CD/DVD/Film, but was interrupted by our most pressing and interesting times to focus her attention on EAA, the Educational Arts Academy.
A graduate of Parson's in NYC, Cummings has shown her multi-media work in one-woman and group shows from NY to Honolulu and has curated three of her own Fine Art and High Craft Galleries. Visit the Art Pages to find a treasure for yourself or someone you love. If it is already sold, commissions are available to create something together that none of us could have imagined alone! As Millicent says, "Life IS Art and Thou Art That'" Let's make some Art!
Millicent offers personalized classes and workshops for students of all ages and stages in Voice, Guitar, Slack Key Guitar, Ukulele, Songwriting, Sound Healing, Anatomy Life Drawing and all manner of Multi Media Arts and Crafts. She has taught both music and art through such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC Police Athletic League, San Francisco Academy of Art University, Kaua'i Academy of Creative Arts, YWCA, Kailua Music School and numerous other public and private learning environments. With your support she will soon be working in concert with many other instructors to offer every media known to human kind through the Educational Arts Academy...Her newest project coming soon!
Calling all educators, parents, students, administrators, grant writers, philanthropists, land stewards, builders, farmers, healers, artists in every medium and critical thinkers with good intentions...Let's put our poop in pile already and do something truly healing and meaningful for the next 7 generations! Ships Ahoy!
Here is one of Millicent's most recent films called 'Cabaret 2020', a compilation of original songs and satirical skits over the course of that ( ) year except for the newest skit "Naked Face News" created in February of 2021. LOL
Millicent Cummings is an award winning singer, songwriter and guitarist, recording and multimedia fine artist, producer, instructor and advocate of the Arts. She is also an activist deeply involved in the protection of human, animal and environmental rights and is most importantly a Mother. Cummings began her education in Seattle at the Cornish Institute and was heavily influenced by the Pacific Northwest School of Visionary Art, Asian, Indian and East Indian Art graduating from Parsons School of Design in NYC a quarter of a century ago. She has taught both music and art through such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC Police Athletic League, San Francisco Academy of Art University, Kaua'i Academy of Creative Arts, YWCA, Kailua Music School and numerous other public and private learning environments.
One of her recent CD Releases of original music called, 'Altar Native" was a Hoku Hanohano Award Nominee and she was the recipient of the Peoples Choice Award in 2003 and the Best Song Award in 2010 at the Mokihana Music Festival. She has produced festivals like the annual 'Wahine Fest' now in its 12th year, as well as numerous other multimedia productions, cabarets, panel discussions, non-violent direct actions and workshops for both children and adults. She had been working on her next CD and Soundtrack for a film many years in the making when the 'Great Interruption' happened. Her newest project, the Educational Arts Academy, has taken precedence over the many projects still being worked on and will hopefully be launched in the fall of 2022.
Cummings has produced music videos and documentaries for Ho'ike and Olelo Community Television, hosted her own live music radio program on KKCR called 'Kaua'i Live', curated her own fine art galleries called 'Gallery M' on Kaua'i and Tubac, AZ as well as the 'Mother Tongue' in Hilo, She has emceed numerous productions and open mics and also performed in the internationally acclaimed, 'Vagina Monologues'. She has produced dozens of multi-Media musical events and has given both one-woman and group exhibitions of her multimedia paintings and sculptures from New York City to Honolulu. Cummings is presently showing one of her paintings in a juried exhibit in Hilo opening July 4th where she presently resides. She has visited all 8 islands and has lived on O'ahu, Maui, Kaua'i and the Big Island for the past 20 years with reverence and profound gratitude.
Due to the challenges of our most interesting times, she has shifted her focus from the next CD/Film project to EAA, (Educational Arts Academy), an alternative to the Public School System that teaches children and adults through the Arts instead of the Arts being peripheral to the main curriculum. It is a grassroots, ground up project seeking teachers, administrators, healers, farmers and grant writers so please contact Millicent if you are interested getting involved. .She was Vice President on the Board of the Storybook Theatre for five years and also created her own curriculum for young adults called, Multi Media Mania with Millicent. Thus dubbed, 'The Mistress of Media', Cummings is a true 'Renaissance Woman of the Arts', viewing all of them as eternally time tested tools for both individual and collective healing, not just for self expression but more importantly of course, for self realization. She holds the opinion that the Arts are needed more now than at any other time in OURstory as they have always been the connective tissue that holds communities together all around this wonderful world of ours. Peace on earth indeed! ALOHA!
Mahalo for your support! ALOHA!!!
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