Same place - Manzano Multi- Generational Center - Elizabeth and Southern , with Applebees afterwards of course. And Admission is always Free...
Richard's - Bio. etc.
Combining his passion for truth and justice with extraterrestrial intervention, ancient history and alien contact, artist, writer, media host and public speaker Richard Smith is best known for his groundbreaking lecture presentations on the Moorish Legacy, White Freemasonry, the Temple of Solomon and the Alien Abduction Phenomenon. Spanning a tremendous cross-cultural spectrum, Smith?s lectures have inspired a wide range of people from multiple and diverse backgrounds while serving as a platform for a growing global movement that began in New Egypt, New Jersey, at the Earth Mysteries and UFO/ET Conference in 2005.
Born in Tampa, Florida, Smith grew up in New York and began studying classical piano at the age of 11. In his early teens, he continued to perform and compete in musical recitals but his interests began moving in the direction of art and math, showing an unusually strong aptitude for both by his late teens. At the age of 21, his childhood memories came to the forefront in an eruption of total recall as he was confronted with a major decision that would forever alter the course of his life. Would it be the painted canvas or the musical composition? At the flip of a coin, the artist won and the musician receded into the background. The total recall he experienced represented his first major awakening and would reveal many secrets about his family?s lifelong connection to the arena of non-indigenous alien contact as well as the grander scope of extraterrestrial intervention, past and present.
An outspoken advocate for the victimized underdog, the paranormal, lost knowledge and ancient wisdom, Smith studied art and design at New York State University, focusing his studies on how to turn the medium of visual arts into a voice for those that have no voice with underlying social, political and historical themes. In 1995, he came on the scene with his first solo exhibition, ?An Experiment in Humanity,? at the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, located at New York State?s Old Westbury campus, in which he showcased his unique body of work including paintings, mixed-media sculpture, installation work and brass etchings. The exhibition represented a concept, perspective and approach that had not been seen before. Its success gave birth to a new persona for Smith in the paranormal and esoteric communities.
On the night of the opening reception, a group of Japanese businessmen were in attendance with members of the local news media carefully examining Smith?s work with great enthusiasm. One of the businessmen looked in Smith?s direction and stated ?you are the ufo teacher.? The name stuck. A year later, Smith adopted the term ?ufoteacher? as his online identity, making it the foundational platform for what would become his official brand and site, ufoteacher.com.
In 1996, he graduated from college with honors, receiving the Certificate of Achievement Award, given for Outstanding Achievement, at New York State University for his dedicated work with Extraterrestrial Intervention and Alien Abduction Phenomena. After finishing his college studies, Smith began experimenting with new avenues of expression, mainly poetry and prose, while focusing more so on his own personal perspective as a central theme. With ?An Experiment in Humanity? serving as the initial inspiration, Smith created his own epic anthology of original and powerful free verse exposing his own intimate, enlightening and horrific experiences for the first time. An autobiographical account about extraterrestrial bloodlines, the age old struggle for civil rights and the raw passion of true love found amidst the backdrop of a hybrid war, Smith self-published the anthology in 1999 under the title ?Legions of Light / Armies of Darkness.? Updated in 2005 with a special second edition, it was published through AuthorHouse and is currently available on Kindle and Nook tablets as well.
Utilizing his skills in art and design, Smith created his own graphic design business, initially under the name Smith and Smyth Creations with artist/teacher Eileen Smyth. As the business evolved and grew, it experienced a transitional period and was later renamed Richard Smith | Design with the motto ?change your perspective.? Time and experience has given Smith the unique opportunity of working with a wide range of high profile establishments including the New York Post, Publisher?s Clearinghouse, the Albuquerque Journal and the prestigious Art League of Long Island, to name a few. Knowing the long term benefits for both print and web design, Smith also pushed the business in the direction of online media venues, creating a strong social media presence for promoting and advertising business clientele.
Speaking publicly since the nineties, Smith has collaborated with various institutions, organizations and media venues ranging from conference lectures and radio interviews to DVDs, Skype broadcasts and YouTube videos. Presenting an educational and riveting journey through the Moorish Legacy, our global society, the galactic community and the family of man, Smith explores all things extraterrestrial, discussing the metaphoric, sociological and historical symbolisms therein and how they relate to the human condition.
One of his lectures, ?European Confessions of a Moorish Legacy,? has served as a spearhead of hot button paranormal discussion, circulating like wildfire in DVD format ever since its original presentation in Philadelphia at Temple University?s Pan-African Studies Community Education Program in 2007. Working with media host Curtis Davis, Smith produced a comprehensive six-part radio series on Occult Science Radio in 2012, expanding on his earlier lecture at Temple University.
Attracting international recognition and interest, Smith was approached in 2013 by IBT?s Talent Bookings Worldwide, an Australian based agency, to be one of the premiere lecturers at the Human Origins Conference, an annual global event that would include Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States in its touring schedule. Smith was also invited by the Moorish Science Temple of America to present his lecture in Toronto, Canada, at the Noble Drew Ali Day annual event in 2014.
Smith currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, working on his second book. He is available for lectures and conferences.
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