Velásquez’s performance is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 with singer Lupita Ortiz as the opening act, said Ramona Hill, the founding director of Credo Studio. The facility located at 1 Polk St. in the Mission City will play host to the so-called “Superwoman Chicana” whose works including music, poetry and storytelling.
It’s all part of the Summer Music Series put on at the studio, which is in its second year of existence. The series will end up including four artists, including two this month, Hill said. The other act is set for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 when musicians Judi Jaeger and Bob Reid will perform.
It’s all part of Credo’s intention of continuing to expand its artistic offerings on top of its slate of classes. With Velásquez, Hill noted how she’s inducted into the Northern Colorado University Hall of Fame for her achievements in creative writing and her works are archived at Stanford University.
“She’s well-educated and accomplished and she’ll be doing this presentation of her work, kind of a medley,” Hill said.
As for Ortiz, she specializes in traditional Mexican performances, including the bolero genre, a slow-tempo style of music.
Aside from such performances, Hill said Credo will continue offering space for classes, such as dance and yoga. Hill, a dance teacher herself, originally intended it to be a dance studio but has expanded the possibilities beyond that. She also stressed how performances and offerings are kid friendly.
“Part of it is that there be creative space for the creative goals of the community,” Hill said.
Ticket information for Gloria Velásquez show
Tickets: 18.00 advance and 20.00 at the door. Buy tickets online at www.credostudio.org/gloria or at the door.