As stated in the previous entry, April was a month of achievements...none more satisfying than the launch of Apotheosis 6250 a.u., our annual art and fashion exhibition. The designers, Simply Netfah, Second World Productions and Letau Designs, took their creativity to the brink by bringing to life this year's theme: AfRAkan GothiK.
Our Creative Director, Jabulani, with his choreography and musical selections provided the unique tonality and flavor of the show.
Amber...Amber...Amber...what can we say? You knew someone, somewhere, somehow for something we needed. Your artistic talents, along with your team of stylists, gave face to the theme...to the show. Your selfless support and sharing of contacts will be forever appreciated.
We couldn't have asked for a better group of models to give style and personality to our vision. Not only did they do their jobs well, but they went and did the jobs they weren't supposed to do. These models were dedicated to the vision of the show and to the audience they were determined to entertain. Special, special thanks and much love to you all.
Our venue of choice is the perfect home for any artistic event. Gallerie Isada not only has the space but the style and decor are simply exquisite.
The art of Jean Wilson, Leroy Johnson, Cheryl Durgans and Willis Nomo illustrated Afrakan culture inter-spliced with urban reality. Special thanks to Cheryl for her expertise as curator, and to Jean for assisting.
We thank our guests for their patronage and support of these talented artists and designers who devote themselves to the expression of our cultural zeitgeist.
Every event has to be coordinated, and none coordinate better than Bo Inc. Bo's attention to detail, managerial skills, and commitment to perfection leave absolutely nothing to be desired. With her faithful partner Baka Beka Bey (the one who never tires), Bo's hospitality, decor and staging gave the professional presentation needed for a show of this magnitude.
When you see the word Apotheosis and the image that accompanies it, you are looking at the graphic genius of Baja Ukweli. He designed our flier, logo and soon to be released poster. Again, much appreciation for exceeding expectation.
We must thank Bumi for providing rehearsal space at Marian Anderson Recreation Center. Thanks again for your love and support Bumi. Hare of Govinda's Gourmet Vegetarian Restaurant too deserves a hearty thank you for providing the meals for our models. Asante sana.
DJ's come and DJ's go but Joey comes through with hurt back and all. Every thing we needed in terms of audio visual Joey was willing and able to provide. Thanks Joey.
Thank you to our mistress of ceremony, our very own goth queen, Khenti.
Much love to Maren of Letau Designs for being a part of Apotheosis. Your strength is an inspiration. Thank you too Rob, we know you were there as well.
Saving the best for last, all love and praises duo to queen mother Victoria for her constant support, belief and investments in Apotheosis. Without you there is no me or us.
All those omitted in error, please forgive us. We thank all of you who went far beyond your role and made Apotheosis a success. We could not have done it without your collective effort.
Now...The Arts and Aesthetics Collective prepares for the Apotheosis 2008 show...bigger, better and even more avant-garde.
Uhuru hetep enen a Neter
Afet Ture' & Sekayi Khita-Hetep