Felicia Ann perez
Painter, writer and performer, Felicia Ann Perez is a Westchester, New York based, Latina Artist and Art Teacher. Better known as “Feli,” her art is informed by vivid dreams, which have been prophetic, and by symbols taken from Catholicism. Her hope in translating her dreams into art is that with time, the viewer of the artwork will reflect and respond with a message that will bring her and possibly the viewer, closer to the truth. She says this is the beginning of discovering new ways to communicate with God. Feli’s eclectic artwork ranges from thick and textured to thin and multi-layered. Her mediums vary from acrylic to watercolor and clay. Felicia is a New York State certified Visual Arts Teacher and currently works at a public high school school in Yonkers. She holds a Masters in Studio Art from Lehman College and hopes to obtain her doctorate degree in the future. Felicia is part of an artist collective called We Art One,a non-profit organization which shares her passion of bringing art to the community and currently has her art studio there.
Holy Hour - 7:30 p.m.
Performance and social - 8:45 p.m.
Catholic Underground North is a monthly event where we experience a personal encounter with Jesus in adoration before the blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist accompanied with contemporary praise and worship. Following adoration, we encounter Jesus in fellowship and the Catholic arts as with a performance by a Catholic musician and a gallery by a Catholic visual artist.
My life has been lavished with more blessings than I could ever deserve. My mother and father-- Dan & Rosey (hence my name, Danielle Rose)-- are joyful, generous, selfless, patient, extraordinary but ordinary, saints-in-the-making. I grew up in Duluth, MN, across the street from the shores of Lake Superior, with a gentle sweetheart of a little brother, and a dream come true little sister. I studied classical violin, played in fiddle contests with my dad, and began writing folk music at age 14. In highschool, I performed in an alternative rock band, with my daringly dorky dad as our faithful soundman. It was not difficult for me to comprehend the love of God the Father and the profound tenderness of Jesus' Mother Mary, because my parents have always loved me so unconditionally. I truly aspire to become more like them.
At the age of 17, my parents allowed me to travel alone for a month to Delhi, India to volunteer with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. This experience completely changed my life, and inspired me with the desire to serve the poorest of the poor by offering my gift of music as a means of alleviating spiritual poverty.
After studying music & theology at the University of Notre Dame ('02), I gratefully spent many years full-time on the road as a Catholic Christian singer/songwriter. I recorded 5 albums of original music from ages 21-32. I would find myself on airplanes each week sitting next to businessmen who would ask me what I did. "I get to sing for God and hug people!!!" I'm pretty sure I met the kindest people across the planet, each place I was welcomed to serve. So much beauty.
When Mitchell and I were united in the Sacrament of Marriage on my 33rd baptismal anniversary, I knew that I was called to radically love and serve Jesus by laying down my life for our family. When we were blessed with the miracle of our firstborn child, I gladly surrendered the active music ministry back into God's hands--as I had done in entering the convent. It may look like I simply abandoned my talents or the chance to make a significant impact on the world. But don't be fooled. I still do have a full time ministry, and it is motherhood. Four children on earth, two at home with God. Prayers graciously welcomed for mama, papa and loving family.