Poet and Artist

ABOUT SUZAE

GreenEyedSuzyGirlBNHi there, I am Suzae Chevalier, storyteller, entertainer, children’s book author, poet and visual artist. This is my poetry/art blog that will have my artwork and poetry about friends, family, famous people stories, meetings and dreams and people who made a difference in my life.

Please look for your poem here soon if I know you or just read any poem that is of interest to you.

Suzae’s Poetry Biography

Born in Elizabeth New Jersey on April 18, 1966. Moved to Golden Valley MN in 1970, then remaining fifteen years in Cottage Grove, MN.  Middle child of 5 children. Nickname Suzy and “The Suss”. Loved to draw cartoon characters off the t.v and write poetry late at night when most inspired. Her childhood poems were lost when teacher kept them-see “Lost Poems” below.

Suzae is a inspirational poet for children and her inspirational poems were on display at Hazelden’s 50th Anniversary Event – “Rendezvous  Of Hope” in 1999 . In 2001 East Side Arts Council displayed her poem “You Are Very Special” on the Poets Post in their Poetry Park, Phalen Park, MN. She won Editor’s Choice Award in 1996 by The National Library of Poetry for anthology Portraits of Life. Her published poetry books “Ma Cherie Amour” and “Purple Poems” are on www.bn.com and available at Barnes & Noble stores. Find her poems on poemhunter.com under Suzae Chevalier as well as Christina Sunrise.

Her children picture books are written in poetic format: “Sarah’s Special Birthday”,”Melodie’s Mermaid Birthday” “Sarah’s Butterfly Birthday” and “Melodie’s Butterfly Birthday”. “Unfreezing Prince Emeray” is in storybook style, originally a soundtrack.

Suzae Chevalier’s Visual Artist Biography:

 Suzae Chevalier always loved to draw cartoons as a child. As an adult, Suzae paints in the mediums acrylic, watercolor and chalk her very own created cartoon characters which are also published in children picture books.  Suzae has been a regular chalk painting artist for the last 6 years at the Lake Worth Street painting festival and her chalk art painting’s are on display in Atria’s at St. Joseph’s nursing home in Jupiter as well as Atria Meridian in Latana and Arbor Oaks nursing home in Greenacres.  Her whimsical style and bright colors captures the attention and imagination of children as well as adults. Accepted to Delray Art League December 2014.

Childhood Storytelling

Acted out my stuffed toys with different voices provoked my brothers and sisters toy nap and make them theirs. Ratguy was the first with a story. Later developed Krendoll and Suzarian Star characters, Melodie Mezoree’, Razel puppet, UniCandle unicorn, Sarah Star, Emeray, Great Aunt Meeka, Majesty Mermaid and Eeka butterfly. Krendoll characters are (federal trademarks along with Suzae) in children picture books above.

Art Exhibits and Performance Shows:

Foot In The Door Show

Minneapolis Institute of Art

January –April 2000

Women Create

ArTrujillo Gallery

May 2001

St Paul Art Crawl

Women Create

April 2002

Minneapolis Art A Whirl

NEMMA

May 2002

Self Portraits

Babylon Studios

October 2002

Self Exhibition

Mena’s Gallery

April 2002

Delray Art League

December 2014-March 2015

Donations of Artwork to the following Nursing homes and Daycares:

Atria at St. Josephs, Jupiter Florida 2014 Atria At The Meridian Lantana, Florida 2014 YMCA Daycare, North Palm, Fl 2014 Arbor Oaks, Greenacres, Florida 2014

STORYTELLING VENUES

Barnes & Noble   Roseville, MN    

Roseville, MN: July 31, 2009               

South Grade Elementary                                     
Lake Worth, Florida: Sept. 15-18, 2009

St. Julian’s  School

 West Palm Beach: April 18, 2008                                       

Barnes & Noble                                                     
Boynton Beach, Florida
January 26 & February 23, 2008   

Lake Worth Library                  
Lake Worth, Florida: November 8, 2006

MN Fringe Festival                                    
Melodie’s Meltdown
August 2003

Hastings VFW

Hastings, Minneapolis, MN: July 2003

Fat Saturday

Warehouse Minneapolis, MN: March 2003

Art A Whirl                                                                   

Minneapolis Warehouse

May 2002

YWCA 

St. Paul, MN: May 2001

Big Bear Lake, California

Big Bear Lake, CA: July 1999

Green Leaf Elementary

Burnsville, MN: May 1999

Borders                                                     
Minnetonka, MN
July 1998

Children’s World  

Burnsville, MN: October 1998

Children’s World

Bloomington, MN: October 1998

Barnes & Noble                            
Roseville, MN
February, 1998

 Gallery 8 Restaurant

Minneapolis, Institute of Arts: July 1995

 

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