David Ntephe is a painter, studying visual arts at Maryland Institute College of Art. His work started out formalist approach, focusing on line, color and pattern to define subjects– often the human figure or biological structures to portray in 'semi-self portraits'.
Lately he has been developing more thematic-based works, with his currently untitled series-in-progress, focusing on using layers of flat shapes with flat colors to insert violent, often politically or racially charged imagery against the backdrop of white, upper middle-class suburbia. He is also looking to explore more autobiographical content as well.
His art career began at an early age with focus on sculpture, cartoon, graphic design and mixed media. David launched his young adult career in mixed media and painting while attending Orange County School of the Arts. His hobbies include politics, cooking and traveling.
GINGER BLUME is a jewelry brand based in New York City, dedicated to more. Our brand is built on the philosophy that if you relentlessly go after whatever it is that you want, it has no choice but to manifest! For us, we’re going after joy, peace, self-love, inspiring others, and being inspired by others. To be honest, this brand is just as much for us, as it is for you.
Our pieces are often dainty, but we sprinkle in some edge. You can expect gold tones, romantic vibes, and modern classics - for an affordable price of course. GINGER BLUME is curated for you, for us, and for anyone who is unapologetically going after it.
Trinity Mouzon Wofford co-founded Golde with her partner Issey Kobori in 2017 with the mission of bringing good vibes to the wellness industry. They're an independent, Brooklyn-born brand centered in making superfood-boosted essentials for health and beauty. Our products are always natural, easy, and (most importantly) fun.
At the heart of it, they believe that being well should feel good. That means products that look good, taste good, and help you feel like your best self.
Kaleidadope is a company created by Krystal Banner that specializes in stationery, self-published decks, illustration and design inspired by color & culture. The company was created with a passion for creating an interest in art through representation and relatable themes. Kaleidadope celebrates discovering passion and purpose through creativity, positivity, a sense of humor and individuality.
Trade Street Jam Co. is a minority & woman-certified small batch jam company founded by Ashley Rouse. Ashley, who's been a chef for almost 15 years, created the name for the company in 2008 while living in an apartment on Trade Street in North Carolina. Now, some 10 years later, Ashley and her Brooklyn-based company create fruit forward and clean tasting vegan jams that are low in sugar and high in flavor. Her jams are best used in craft cocktails, BBQ sauces, glazes for meats or vegetables, baked goods, yogurt, overnight oats, salad dressings and more! She teaches jam classes to kids at underprivileged schools and aspires to use residual jams to feed the less fortunate, two efforts that are near and dear to the owner’s heart.
After years in the pharmaceutical industry, Tayiana is pursuing her passion for non-toxic beauty and wellness. As the founder and CEO of The Wellness Apothecary, Tayiana is a licensed clinical pharmacist and a wellness expert dedicated to curating affordable, clean, and natural health & beauty products to cultivate a holistic lifestyle.
Products are chosen by their ingredients and ability to meet FDA & USDA requirements. Label ingredients must be free of carcinogens, parabens, sulfates, silicone and talc. Products must also be vegan, cruelty free, gluten free, and eco-friendly.
Dr. Reed has dedicated her career to helping patients and clients obtain clinically proficient, cost effective drug information, and currently works in public health in the DC area.