MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Art met spoken word and hip hop for a good cause Friday night at Roasted Café in downtown Macon.
Artist Dewayne Kendrick, along with Poetic Peace and B.L.A.C.K. Poets as well as rappers from Real Talk Hip Hop, came together for 'Beauty and Power', an event designed to raise funds for a kidney transplant for one of Kendrick's good friends, Johnnie Farms.
Aside from Kendrick painting outside to live music, several of his works were on display inside the café for those attending to enjoy and purchase.
Kendrick says Facebook got the ball rolling on planning for the fundraising event.
"I saw a cause request on my page, and I answered it," says Kendrick. "At the time, I was painting, and I thought that maybe I could donate a couple of paintings to the cause. It kind of ballooned into this great big event that's been helped by a whole bunch of caring people."
Kendrick tells 41NBC he jumped at the opportunity to participate in Friday night's event because he already loves to paint, and he felt the need to give back to someone who could use his help.