The Happening was a beautiful experience indeed. Those whom were there to witness what happened that night can attest to that. Performance, artistry, creativity, unity, and love are only a few words to describe the event. We could do our best to illustrate the details, but it wouldn't do what actually happened during those moments any justice. The following are pieces of documentation that have been provided from that night.
"A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room."
"Unfortunately my son and daughter were playing over at the VCMS Stage so we missed the beginning, but the artistic side of the event was well presented. The space with its stark white walls were the perfect backdrop for the black light artwork and the black and white sayings/quotes on the wall which relayed the importance of creativity and the power of art. The tree, set up in the corner which seemed to carry a variety of meanings: Roots, life, restraint, death, family... hung over the violinists and poets (we did make it in to catch several spoken word performances) like a protective parent. Artistik Approach was gracious and welcoming to all of the constant stream of visitors pouring in and out of the event, which could have been a distraction but created a symbiotic union of listener and artist. The clusters of friends talking, hugging, sharing photos on phones, was a welcomed sight. I truly wish that I had visited the Artistik Approach events on other occasions because I can only imagine how powerful it is in a familiar setting without so many other projects pulling everyone in every direction. The Happening, what I was able to see, was an incredible experience that reminded me so much of my time hosting readings in California. I felt at home although I honestly didn't know many people at all."
- Chris Burns