ART OF THE SELFIE
Ah, the selfie. A modern, yet age old, phenomenon made rampant by the everflowing increases in technology and photo-snapping smartphone devices. While some argue that selfies border on a mental condition—Selfitis—driven by a constant hunger for attention and lack of personal intimacy, others say it’s simply a form of expression, one practiced by all inquisitive walks of life for centuries. Painters used them as documentation, early muses used them as reference— read the interview from tapestry artist Erin Riley via the link below.
CELEBRATE THE UNCELEBRATED
Washington, D.C. | February 12, 2016
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Washington D.C. | February 12, 2016:
Kicking off 2016 strong, BL_NK WORLD invades the majestic confines of BLIND WHINO to provide a night of art, culture, and music in celebration of BL_NK WORLD's online platform launch. Attendees invited to the private reception explored a vast gallery showcasing talented local artists of various different mediums, and network with fellow creatives and influencers, while simultaneously exploring the grand work of art that is BLIND WHINO itself. Those that were able to were treated to drinks from our sponsors Illy Issimo Coffee & Honest Tea, while snacking on the healthy offerings of KIND bars & Cava Mezze Grill. A few adventurous guests were even able to experiment on creating some concoctions with our pleasant bar staff, and really get to taste the different possibilities of Illy Coffee & Honest Tea pairings for everyday consumption.
As the reception died down and guests slowly trickling in, the doors were open to the public as the night went into full swing with live music at the Grand Hall stage. BL_NK WORLD was proud to present a night of music of the always talented local DMV artists & musicians. Ranging from hip-hop, to rap, to deep house, and beyond, attendees were able to keep energy levels high within the four walls of BLIND WHINO, but as SOULECTION DJs Whooligan & Lakim took the stage, it is safe to say that the roof is in need of repairs.
Photos courtesy of Ben Droz
BL_NK WORLD has indeed left its mark on Washington DC, and everyone can expect that we are going to do the same across the country this year. A big thank you to our sponsors Illy Issimo Coffee, Honest Tea, Cava Mezze Grill, BLIND WHINO, KIND Healthy Snacks, Streetmeet DC, and A Creative DC for coming on board for the launch.
And definitely a big THANK YOU to all the artists for being supportive & involved, and you, the attendees, for coming out and enjoying the vibes.