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Being an Artist in the DC Area May Become Easier, Thanks to DJ Déjà Vu | Super NoVA

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Being an Artist in the DC Area May Become Easier, Thanks to DJ Déjà Vu
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Being an Artist in the DC Area May Become Easier, Thanks to DJ Déjà Vu

Artists provide something everyone can enjoy; yet they are not always supported. DJ Déjà Vu (Sheila Coleman) of Alexandria, Virginia, is working on providing a community for artists to make sure they do not suppress the natural gifts they have in order to conform to society. Coleman makes this week’s Super NoVA spot for her efforts to change the art world that she believes has become disfranchised and disheartened.

“A lot of artists try to do something, but don’t have the community. I want people to be able to do what they love,” said Coleman.

In October 2009, Coleman and two others, Megan Leigh and LaJuan Major, started the Stand for Art Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at supporting and guiding artists. Currently, their top priority is to find a space in the DC area that would be available for all artists to explore their talents. The center would be open 24/7 and would be free for all artists to use. Beyond finding this space, Coleman plans to establish a solid foundation of artists and build support through grass-roots efforts in order to change the diluted art scene. 

“I really see this changing the entertainment industry; the art revolution has already begun here,” said Coleman.  

Look out for more Super NoVAs every Wednesday going forward. Email escott@wusa9.com if you want to nominate yourself, or someone you know that deserves to be recognized as a Super NoVA!

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