(Columbia, SC) – Calling all artists, photographers, models, makeup artists, fashion stylists, influencers, and fashion enthusiasts! The Creative Culture Brand will host the 2nd annual Creative Culture Art Expo on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Chappelle Auditorium of Allen University. The expo will feature a panel of industry experts, keynote speaker, and live streamed, live audience mass fashion shoot as an opportunity for photographers to build their portfolios of work. Tickets are $25.00 and may be purchased on EventBrite. College students are $15.00.
A dynamic group of creatives will lead a candid panel discussion about their experiences and pathways. The speakers will challenge the thinking of artists and push them to their potential. Speakers include:
· Jacquard Daniels, Professional Hair Stylist, Owner, The Experience Salon and Spa
· Kayland Hagwood, Television On-Air Personality (Moderator)
· Ashley Marie, Fashion Stylist & Influencer, Prissy with Pearls
· Robert Matheson, Art Educator, Newberry Made
· Michael McGuirt, Art Gallery Owner, Heritage Antique Mall and Cafe
· Sarah Pullen, Fashion & Runway Model
· Nyiesha Satta, Professional Makeup Artist, Make Up By Nyiesha
· Tiana Scarlette, Allen University
· Bee Turner, Professional Photographer
Ija Charles, renowned muralist and self-taught artist, will serve as the keynote speaker.
“We are excited to bring the Creative Culture Art Expo to Columbia as an artistic expression of every part of the fashion industry. Our goal is to be the ultimate place for artists to explore the world of photography, videography, modeling, acting and general creativity using teaching and training from true professionals in the respective fields,” said Rashawn Merrick, creator, The Creative Culture Brand. “The expo is an opportunity for professionals and students to learn, engage, and elevate their careers as they build their portfolios. Columbia has a vibrant art scene! We hope to stimulate the gifts of those creatives, ignite a passion to pursue those gifts, utilize our resources, and tap into our local talent together.”
This event is open to the public but directed to industry professionals and students who wish to network with like-minded individuals. Attendees are encouraged to bring their camera/camera flash for the mass photoshoot. The photoshoot will have several stations with different backgrounds, props, models, and looks. All photos taken may be used to create or enhance portfolios.