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.
SEASONS: Volume I
Photo courtesy of Chau Nguyen.
Washington, D.C. - April 21, 2016
On April 21, 2016 BL_NK WORLD officially launched the supper club series SEASONS in the confines of Mess Hall DC bringing together great minds & personalities from a vast array of fields: finance, medical, government, culinary, business development, and art.
Guests arrived to Mess Hall DC to a very intimate networking hour, engaging one another to establish new connections & sip on a selection of wine and drinks provided by Zico Coconut Water, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, and Ivy City Gin. While dinner guests trickled in, our featured artist for the evening MERIMART showcased a few art pieces around the venue, elaborating on the themes behind each item as it tied into the evening's programming.
Amidst dining upon a wonderful meal course of seafood & bright flavors designed by acclaimed chef Mackenzie Kitburi, attendees were treated to educational discussions led by the evening's host Ally Behnke & our guest speakers: Sheldon Scott, Unkle Scooty, and Merima Repesa.
The evening's mix of professionals, creatives, and leaders led SEASONS to successfully raise money to help support the initiatives of the evening's honored beneficiary: Think Local First DC.
With the support of our dinner guests, and more importantly our contributors & sponsors, SEASONS established a strong foundation for future engagements in the DC market & beyond. SEASONS is positioned to grow into the leading impetus to nurture the dialogue of finding the balance of interweaving professional development with the movement of the arts.
Special Thanks to:
City First Bank of DC
Right Direction Technology Solutions
Mess Hall DC
Bruce Cost Ginger Ale
Think Local First DC
Chef Mackenzie Kitburi & Team
& the BL_NK WORLD Team
Mackerel Tartare; Peanut Vinaigrette; Fish Sauce Gelee; Asparagus; Radishes; Thai Chile; Mint
Spring Pea Jok; Smoked Mushrooms; Steelhead Trout Roe; Squid
Seared Striped Bass; Pickled Green Papaya; Red Curry Purée; Coconut Froth; Green Garlic; Black Garlic
Caramelized Banana Pudding; Melted Leeks; Shaved Harper Macaw 52% Milk Blend Chocolate
To stay informed about future installations of SEASONS please subscribe to our newsletter below.
For partnership inquiries please contact Johnny Bou via Johnny@BL-NK.WORLD
Celebrating The UNCELEBRATED !