“Artisty Unveiled” was a gathering of influencers, art collectors, industry leaders and others to celebrate the acclaimed textile artist Bisa Butler.
“Artistry Unveiled is a testament to the power of creativity and culture,” said Joi Brown, founder and CEO of Culture Creators.
Brown continued sharing her enthusiasm in honoring the artist famous for creating colorful quilts and fiberwork depicting notable historical figures.
“It’s a platform where we celebrate the artistic brilliance of individuals like Bisa Butler while discussing the importance of preserving and promoting Black culture in the art world,” she said. “Through art, we tell stories; these stories, once woven together, create the fabric of our shared human experience.”
Guests of the event discussed the significance of Black culture in the art world and the power of storytelling through diverse artistic media.
Butler shared her insights on how her artwork reflects her community and the rich stories embedded within it. She underscored the importance of seeing one’s culture and community represented in art.
Butler’s quilts are currently displayed in permanent collections at notable national museums, including the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Art Institute of Chicago.
The conversation also revolved around encouraging people of color to view art as a wise financial investment.
Ingrid Best, founder and CEO of iBest Wines, provided an inspiring message to the guests where she emphasized the importance of art as an appreciating asset.
“Through art, we glimpse into the essence of culture, and it was this passion for art that inspired me to build a company that marries my love for art with the world of wine,” she said. “I firmly believe that art is not just a beautiful expression; it’s a smart investment that appreciates over time, enriching both our hearts and portfolios.”
Guests in attendance at the event were recognizable figures from various industries, including entrepreneur and media maven Angela Yee and Brown Girl Jane founders Malaika Jones and Tai Bauchamp.
The event also boasted some of the top names in the art world: Adebunmi Gbadebo, a visual artist renowned for her sculptures, paintings, and prints using human hair sourced from people of the African diaspora, along with Howard Lindsay, Vice President of the Global Markets Division for Goldman Sachs.
A celebratory toast of Bisquit & Dubouché topped off the night. The sophisticated cognac brand has a close association with the world of art.
Culture Creators plans to continue the Artistry Unveiled series to shed light on talented creatives worldwide while providing a platform for individuals to come together to celebrate, elevate and invest in Black culture.