Afrovelvet Artist Talk with Malissa Wilkins

By Editorial Team on September 20, 2017
Image courtesy Afrovelvet.

Artist Talk: Sunday, September 24 from 4pm-7pm

Afrovelvet will present a closing reception and artist talk highlighting founder, Malissa Wilkins alongside other creative women entrepreneurs in DC. The event, which will close out Wilkins’ art residency with A Creative DC, will take place at the ACDC studio space in Brookland and feature visual art, music, and a panel discussion.

The event will be held this Sunday, September 24th at the Brookland Arts Walk, 716 Monroe street, NE, from 4pm until 7pm. It will begin with an artist talk from 4pm – 5:40pm facilitated by Damon King of A Creative DC, followed by a live photo auction at 6pm and a chance to network and dance to sounds by DJ Geena Marie until 7pm.

The featured photo series takes inspiration from Street Etiquette’s Black Ivy editorial shoot and Lean In by Nell Scovell and Sheryl Sandberg. The images illuminate a hidden identity while emanating power, grace, and a fluidity between “roles.”

C A T A L Y S T was created in an effort to shatter the glass around the roles women have been assigned in contemporary society; who they can be, what they can wear and how they choose to carry themselves.

DC’s own Lloyd Foster and Roderick Johns photographed the project, which features 16 DC women who are artists and entrepreneurs in their own right. AFROVELVET’s founder, Malissa Wilkins, styled and co-directed the project, alongside creative curator Kelcey Abney.

More on the event can be found on the ACDC website.


About AfroVelvet

Afrovelvet is a Fashion & Brand Development Agency focused on master creation + sartorial evolution. The company uses concepts and ideas, fantasies and “lightbulbs,” to conceive utopian designs for individuals and groups. From fashion design and editorial styling, brand creation and consultations, to artist management and marketing, “Afrovelvet will make you immeasurable.”’