Becoming A Community Staple
Year two of Cultuvue™ (previously called rePresent) saw a huge increase in our community reach. The first year was an introduction, but year two was a coming-out party. Our capacity to scale the exhibit was critical to its success. We moved from a 1300 square feet venue to one that was more than 6600 square feet. The community inspired us to go bigger. So with more time to prepare, we captured more artistic and motivating images. Year two brought changes: the exhibit lasted fourteen days, there was extensive media coverage, and Youth Day was introduced. We also discovered the influence of collections: a series of portraits that create a thematic story.
The result: we had attendees from as far away as Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami/Dade counties visit the exhibit. The variety of ethnic groups that came was encouraging, and visitors increased to more than 3500.
HIGHLIGHTING THE COMMUNITY
Cultuvue™ is our gift to the world, and it allows viewers to experience culture curated through a new lens. Cultuvue™ maintains being a free, community-based initiative of KGI, which serves as a voice for the unsung, mis- and underrepresented people of color through the lens of the local community. Here's a sample of individuals featured in our 2022 exhibition.
CITY MANAGER, DAYTONA BEACH
DR. KIDESTE YUSEF
CHAIR OF THE DEPT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, BCU
LT. GABRIEL SHUMER
FIRE RESCUE, PORT ORANGE
We Must Admit, This Was Exciting
Cultuvue™'s mission is to provide positive representations through fine-art portraiture accompanied by extensive narration. The images and their narration are displayed in a free-of-charge, curated exhibition to encourage visual literacy that will lead to communication and understanding among different ethnic groups. Take a peak into:
Cultuvue™ (EIN 88-2226265) 501(c)(3)