Ahmari Benton is a multidisciplinary visual artist that frequently experiments with wet and dry media, collage, and printmaking techniques. The ethos of her work focuses on the interrogation of boundaries, self identity, and social identity within the scope of gender and race politics. She prioritizes opportunities for sustainable adjustments in her studio practice; this often takes the form of repurposing textiles, found materials, or activating found objects. Bee Frazier is an exploratory art studio that promotes the development of visual literacy skills and a mindful existence through creative interventions. Ahmari is a graduate of Howard University with a BFA in Painting & Fashion Design and is pursuing her MA in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She is also a Nancy Prophet Fellow at the RISD Museum, where she is exploring the convergence of museum interpretation and social activism.
Brooklyn-based, DMV native, Alicia Drayton has created a sound both unique and enticing. The songstress began her career as a Youtube cover artist under the alias Mudi, amassing 99k+ subscribers and 5 million+ views. With her latest project “Til Dawn” along with singles “Old Flame” and “Perfect Timing”Alicia’s sound has evolved far from it’s traditional origins; accentuating her haunting vocals, intense lyricism and captivating echoes of melody.