Heidi Klotzman is the Founder and CEO of HeidnSeek Entertainment, LLC (HNS) and an award-winning events and marketing entrepreneur. She also created Rock & Soul, Baltimore: The Live Music Showcase that features local talent on the rise and founded the Jill of All Trades Union, a personal and professional support group for businesswomen. She is currently a Maryland Music Award judge and a volunteer on the publicity committee at the local chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness.
What was it like to be part of this fashion shoot at the American Visionary Art Museum?
I’ve been modeling in one way or another since I was a child. I was just an animated, singing, acting, posing, joyful child. So playing dress up in the chic clothes, shoes and accessories of local shops was a treat.
Fashion is whatever you make it. It can be a costume of armor or a true expression of self. Sometimes, I put on a funky hat and it serves as a confidence beacon. Props are a catalyst for fun, creativity and play.
You go to a lot of events (and organize many as well). Do you have a favorite event to attend?
My favorite Baltimore event is anywhere where there’s ambiance, live music/DJ’s and positive, fun-loving people. I also need to get back to going to open mics. I wrote a book of poetry that I never published and used to perform spoken word when I was younger and just love being in a room of that expressive, rhythmic energy.
What is something about Baltimore that you wish more people knew?
I wish outsiders knew more about the warmth of many of the people here and the arts and culture beat that I find so authentic and endearing. My friends, TT the Artist, Eze Jackson, Kevin Hock, Femi, Shelby Blondell, Julian Roso (many Rock & Soul alums) and so many more are great examples of this. The city is brimming over with good people who really have something to say and share. Look to the writers, artists and musicians. You will find all you need to know about the past, present and future there.
What are you excited about this year?
I’m excited about a number of things. Personally, I am excited about compiling my final first collection of poems and working on the challenge of writing the book on my Dad’s fascinating life. Professionally, I am getting ready for #TunesAtTarks, the new courtyard music season I will be booking and promoting at Tark’s Grill & Bar on Thursdays at Green Spring Station. I am also excited about Island Hour, a seasonal after-work series I conceived for local waterfront venues and which will feature an island destination theme with corresponding food, drinks, decor and music for professionals that enjoy socializing at the end of the day.
Check out more photos from our spring fashion shoot at the American Visionary Art Museum.