Mrs. Evelyn Furaha Kessler

Brief review of custom handbag design done on her personal Kate Spade (as seen on Instagram and Facebook) | November 2023

Fun Fact: this beautiful client and I actually met at a restaurant and just happened to have the same brand and model of handbag (Kate Spade’s are our weakness hahaha) we admired each other's bags as we stood in line and the rest is history <3

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Nourish A Child's Dream Art Gala

Fundraising Event along with Interview with ICA Founder & Executive Director Mrs. Evelyn Furaha Kessler | Buffalo, NY | September 2023

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International Child Advancement

Partnership with International Child Advancement, non-profit organization with a mission to empower and inspire orphans and underprivileged children in Western New York and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Custom HandBag design for Nourish A Child's Dream Art Gala | September 2023

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VegFest Festival 2023

Annual VegFest Festival in Buffalo, NY | August 2023

Collaboration with Ms. Leah Underwood, CEO & Founder of Prime Like Whine LLC

Collaboration Giveaway: AJCS Hand-Painted Handbag with custom wine glass from Prime Like Whine

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The Matriarch

Comissioned Painting for my next-door neighbors. The portrait is of her late mother, who used to be great friends with my grandmother when she was still alive. It was an honor to paint this for her.

Acrylic & Oils on Canvas | Buffalo, NY | July 2023

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Heart of the East Side

Live Painting | Buffalo, NY June 2023 | Exhibited at Sunshine Vegan Eats Restaurant

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TILL Movie

Movie Premiere & Live Discussion | Washington, D.C. October 2022.

Till Movie captures the incredible yet heartbreaking real-life story of 14 year-old Emmett Till and his mother Ms. Mamie Till-Mobley. Directed by Mr. Keith Beauchamp. One of the major sparks of the Civil Rights Movement. Commissioned hand-drawn portrait. Discussion with Inspires Foundation.

Inspires Foundation Welcoming Speech

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Ani Janelle Creative Studio 6-Month Anniversary

Celebrating the 6 Month Anniversary and Holi Celebration of Colors in Washington, D.C. in May 2022

Visit to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. Photographed with the phenomenal Ms. Alysia Dempsey of the Inspires Foundation.

SCBWI Winter Conference

Society of Children's Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Winter Conference in New York City in February 2020

Recipient of Student Illustrator Scholarship and portfolio showcased and photographed with the lovely Ms. Sarah Baker, Executive Director of SCBWI.

StoryMakers Symposium

StoryMakers Symposium at the Brooklyn Public Library (Grand Army Plaza) in Brooklyn, NY | March 2019 with artwork exhibited for the spring season. Photographed with the incredible Ms. Pat Cummings.