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
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
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
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
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
Heart of the East Side
Live Painting | Buffalo, NY June 2023 | Exhibited at Sunshine Vegan Eats Restaurant
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
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 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.