BMAJR kept the beat going
Welcome to the Culture Collective; a celebration of contemporary and inclusive art and artists. In order to truly understand what the Culture Collective is, one must take a moment to revisit the definition of culture. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition, defines culture as, “The arts, beliefs, customs, institutions, and other products of human work and thought considered as a unit, especially with regard to a particular time or social group”. This paired with the term collective, sufficiently emphasizes that the Culture Collective is about unifying the community at large by showcasing the very personal experiences of the artists and minds that live within it. By exploring these unique perspectives, we are given an opportunity to see the greater landscape of humanity as a whole. As Stanley Victor Paskavich said, “We're all pieces of the same ever-changing puzzle...”
In association with Newark Arts Festival, coming fall 2019, and sponsored by Hennessy, the Culture Collective was an invitation for artists, influencers and pioneers to share space, dinner and cocktails while recognizing their peers efforts to promote social justice and progress. Newark artists: Gera Lozano, Josephine Barreiro, and Bisa Washington were recognized with specially engraved bottles given by Hennessy as part of their ongoing commitment to the community of arts. The event took place at ODR Studios in Newark, NJ, with dinner prepared by Chef Kiki Holmer and sounds by DJ BMajr.
Catering by Two Birds And A Stone
I was honored to be invited by Ericka Regine at Daupeaire and Newark Arts to document this exceptional event. You’ve seen the space and you’ve seen some of the culinary delights offered at the Culture Collection 2019. Now enjoy the experience.
Event design by Talia
I hope you enjoyed. Now before you go, I wanted to take a more to recognize a few other individuals in attendance. Fashion Designer Melody Asherman, Kern Bruce, Lenny Correa, Principal Akbar Cook, HBO Filmmaker Leron Lee, Chef Ameer Natson, Producer Ladun Thompson. There are so many names to mention so to all of our guests...