I don’t know about you, but I love the coming of Fall Awesomeness Season. You know, the glorious blend of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all the crazy-cool December happenings. So when I found out that 29 Rooms was coming to DC, I got stoked. Yes, because 29 Rooms is super cool, but also because it’s coming this October. So excited!
What is it, you ask? Here’s the info from the creators:
The makers behind Refinery29 have collaborated with visionaries and brands in the fields of art, activism, style, and technology to bring you 29 experiences under one roof that tap into the conversations of today and our hopes for tomorrow. Through multi-sensory installations, performances, and workshops, we present you with a new way to connect with creativity, culture, and community.
The experiential activation will be in town Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 27 at the historical D.C. Armory. Ready to expand your reality? Tickets are on sale now at https://tickets.29rooms.com/city/washington-d-c. Check out the slideshow below – THANK YOU Getty Images – and read on for the bios on the fabulous creators of these rooms!
Washington, D.C. Local Artist Bios:
- Trap Bob
o Tenbeete Solomon AKA Trap Bob is a visual artist, illustrator, and animator in the Washington, DC area. She is known for her use of bold colors and gestures to convey both the humor and struggles of everyday life. Her work is socially conscious and frequently inspired by activism and community issues, with an aim to bridge the gap between her audience and her message. As the founder of Trap Bob World, LLC, a freelance design and product company, Tenbeete has worked with both local and National companies such as Giphy, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Apple, the Women’s March, Broccoli City Music Festival, and Trillectro Music Festival. Through her role as Creative Director with women-centric creative collective, GIRLAAA, Tenbeete leads the execution of all art design and exhibitions for events, promotional materials, and other collaborations.
- Jamea Richmond-Edwards
o Jamea Richmond-Edwards was born and raised in Detroit, MI. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jackson State University in 2004 where she studied painting and drawing and went on to earn an MFA from Howard University in 2012. Jamea has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally including the Rubell Family Collection, California African American Museum, Charles Wright Museum in Detroit MI and Kravets Wehby Gallery. She resides in MD with her husband and three sons.
Creative Director of 29Rooms: Expand Your Reality Bio:
- Olivia Fagon
o Olivia Fagon is Creative Director of Experiential at Refinery29, the leading media and entertainment company for young women, where she oversees 29Rooms — R29’s award-winning festival of cause, culture and creativity. She was born and raised in Washington, DC, and came to New York after studying art history and media at Brown. Olivia fell in love with art at an early age and started her career at The Smithsonian, The Phillips Collection, and Artsy. Prior to Refinery29, she was a brand strategist at Imprint Projects.