Ariane Cyusa Spreads Love Through Spoken Word

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

FRANKLIN, IN (September 4, 2018) – Ariane Cyusa is 27 years old, and she’s on a mission. It’s a mission to learn more about life, a mission to grow her craft, but above all else, it’s a mission to make the world a better place. She’s lived through far too much of a struggle for her young age as have most powerful women in the world today, but she doesn’t let life’s tricks stop her from spreading love to others.

Ariane is a poet with a plethora of talents, and recently she decided to take a big life step by cutting back on her “day job” to focus more on her artistry. Fortunately, though, as fate would have it, even the skills Cyusa learned in her trade as a nurse would help her on her way to fulfilling her dreams. She quickly learned of an opportunity to show all of her skills as a spoken word artist while still helping other with her healing abilities.

Ariane came across the Hickory Creek HealthCare Center at Franklin, and found that the residents would be more than pleased to see a live show by the talented performer. A lot of artists scoff at the notion of smaller venues and donating time, but Ariane welcomed the chance to give back some of her gifts. Despite her busy calendar she put the performance on her schedule, and planned a smashing set.

It was easy to see that the residents enjoyed Ariane’s performance as well as her company. Spoken word can often be therapeutic for both the poet and the audience, and it was no different at Hickory Creek. The listeners were calmed by the soothing delivery of the vivacious verbiage, yet still excited by the reminiscent tone that took many back to their youths. All were sad when the show came to an end, but Cyusa promised to come back another day soon to share her talents.

  

Ariane is a healer with a heart of gold and a glowing example of what young women should strive to be today. Her time at Hickory Creek is just a small example of the joy her presence brings to this world. Everyone has trials and tribulations in life, but it’s how one deals with them that matters, and Ariane doesn’t let the rough stuff define her. This profound literary artist’s work transcends far beyond any troubles of the past, and it’s obvious that Ariane will continue to use her art as a force of good for many moons to come.

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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