The Year of Expansion
In 2023, Cultuvue™ opened in two locations! Attendees were able to experience new, original portraits and artwork at our main location in the International Speedway Square (ISS). The exhibition began Saturday, February 4th, and ran through March 28th, located at 2500 W International Speedway Blvd Ste 550 (same plaza as Dick's Sporting Goods). Year three brought the greatest change: Cultuvue™ was born as a trademarked, 501(c)3 organization. The exhibit featured over 70 individuals in 7000 square feet of air-conditioned comfort. The most significant change is that Cultuvue™ added a detailed narrative to accompany each individual portrait as well as each thematic collection. The exhibit was extended for two months following several thousands of hours of preparation. For the first time, impact stories were introduced. We also introduced a host of curated tours to local schools and the public. In the middle of hosting this year's exhibit, we decided to initiate a series of talks called the Cultuvue™ Community Exchange Series. We saw a need to start some important: conversations. Each exchange delved into topics that affect the community at large Topics from mental and physical health to business/nonprofit startups and generational wealth transfer and end-of-life preparation.
For those that missed the first two exhibits, Cultuvue™ featured past portraits at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural Center (YSG), located at 1000 Vine Street in Daytona Beach. We partnered with the City of Daytona Beach to host a satellite location that ran concurrently with the main location at ISS. It ran from January to April. In addition, another satellite location was offered for the public to view the exhibit. Our Cultuvue™ Photography Exhibition is currently showing at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach Campus! We're excited about this opportunity. It's held in the Nicole Stott Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Student Union Building. Even though we can't fit the entire photography exhibition in the space, attendees were able to tour our scaled version. It opened Wednesday, May 24th, and runs through Thursday, September 24th.
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, underserved people of color through the lens of the local community. Here's a sample of individuals featured in our 2023 exhibition.
JUDGE JOAN ANTHONY
CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, DAYTONA BEACH
CEO, ADVENT HEALTH FISH MEMORIAL, DELAND
RACE DIRECTOR, NASCAR
We Must Admit, It Was Quite The Experience
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)