2018 Afro Innovator Exhibition
March 10th - 11th @Cielo Galleries/Studios Art.Tech.Science.Culture 12pm to 6pm #afroinnovator2018
Shawna Mills, from Star Wars Rebels, Invader Zim and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Television Production, will be discussing her transition into Game Development, as an independent under her own company, Soda Monkey Entertainment. Come ask questions!
Topic: What it takes to be a cartoon animator turned game designer.
Jeffery Carr, as CEO and Founder of Heroic Art Studios, is a keen believer in entertainment that is both exhilarating and inspiring. An avid gamer and animation/movie buff, Jeffery applies his sharp eye for new content along with his charismatic personality to everything he creates for Heroic Art Studios. A professional artist and experienced animator, he is passionate about using his talent to inspire and better the lives of others. He is also a talented voice actor and stars in the HA! Studios original animated series, The Supernatural Angel-Man (coming soon!)
Heroic Art Studios
Topic: A behind the scenes look at being an Indie Animation CEO.
Rashida White, is a Brooklyn-based user experience (UX) designer and researcher who’s passionate about bridging the digital divide and empowering people through creative expression and change. Her journey in design and technology began in 2012 with a small UX boutique where she worked as a UX Researcher and Strategist. Over the past six years, she’s had the opportunity to work in diverse environments freelancing for design teams across multiple industries.
Kendra Clarke, is the VP of Data Science and Technology for Sparks & Honey, where she focuses on using data to quantify culture and unlock organizational strategy initiatives; while also occasionally holding lectures on turning data and analytics into usable insights, diversity and inclusion, and the future impact of data and tech on our daily lives. She’s passionate about information design, the data of human experiences, and narratives that inspire empathy.
VP Data Science & Technology
Shared Topic: Our Journey in Tech: How not to lose your true self in the midst of mediocrity.
Witch Hazel Widow
Paco-Michelle Atwood, is Founder of WITCH HAZEL WIDOW™ ePoetry Therapy, & Grounded Living Spaces™ 3D Environments Designer. Using simple software applications and a meaningful combination of words, images, and sound, WITCH HAZEL WIDOW™ ePoetry Therapy is a series of ongoing writing exercises and mini-video productions, which provide a means for Creative Spirit to thrive, and the Institution of Poetry to be kept alive for 21st century generations.
2 Days Topic / Workshop: (Day 1) ePoetry Therapy "the story," How one poet transformed traumatic experiences into Interactive Platforms. (Day 2) ePoetry Therapy "the recipe," How to transform your own story into a VR experience.
Tamesha Scott, is a native Californian raised in Compton. She learned how to grow and harvest her own fruits, veggies and herbs from her grandmother Rosie Lee, who was a staple in South Los Angeles known for helping to provide food for the community. Inspired by her grandmothers legacy, she harnessed organics in combination with chemistry. From that seed emerged founding Rose & Mary and publishing Clean Eating Cookbook: The Homegirl That Can Cook.
Rose & Mary
Urban Soul Farmer
R.T. “Zoe Blaq” Bartney, M.A. Clinical Psychology and Certified Victory Gardener. She established Urban Soul Farmer, and has been advocating healing mental health issues through the holistic practice of gardening, and art wellness workshops. Urban Soul Farmer has also been expanding into schools, facilities, colleges, community garden spaces, participating in speaking engagements, and available for private parties.
Tamesha Scott will be teaming up with Zoe Blaq, to talk about the healing properties of food, and demonstrating recipes that are quick and easy. Sample tasting with a take home gift.