We are saddened by the passing of Ikouii Artist, Angelo Micheal Butler-Ricks. A founding member, Angelo was an accomplished actor, dancer, choreographer, songwriter, and ASL performance artist. Angelo founded the groundbreaking performance art event ASL Jams Night Atlanta, which invited American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life to enjoy a night of poetry, comedy, and skits.Deaf since the age of 7, Angelo was a native of Jacksonville, FL and graduate of the University North of Florida (UNF). He resided in Atlanta and worked at Georgia State University, made many contributions at various organizations such as the Georgia Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Ikouii Creative.
We love you and thank you for sharing your many gifts at the Ikouii community. Our sincere condolences to his family.
I may have many different challenges but opened my heart to see that I can do anything! I believe we all have talents hidden in our hearts and its important to let it show so others can see how amazing we are! I believe its NEVER TOO LATE to accomplish anything – something will happen to you so amazing, so never fear one bit! – Angelo Butler-Ricks