On Saturday, November 21st, 2020 join Writer and Educator O.B. Amaechi for an artistic journey to heighten the awareness of the arts, wellness, and the power of interdependence. Hosted by Laverne Delgado The Virtual Book Launch party will start at 5:00 PM/PST. He has selected six artists to display 5-6 pieces of their work which will be presented together with one of the five values from his book.
Curated pieces from each artist will be showcased in a virtual art gallery setting almost as if you were there physically! You can keep your mask at home and engage in a virtual dialogue, getting a closer look at the work of each artist but also who they are within their own sphere. The evening will also include special raffle giveaways from selected sponsors.
In giving back a portion of ALL sales will be donated to an amazing non-profit, ArtSpace New Haven. The proceeds will be contributing to their student apprentice program. This program brings 12 – 15 New Haven high school students, 3 – 4 college-age interns, and a professional artist or artist team together to collaborate on a large-scale public project. Learn more at www.artspacenewhaven.org
The Intentional 5 are representative of the following from the acronym VERGE: Vulnerability, Experiences, Relationships, Gratitude, Evaluation. “My intention is to give life to my words through a display of work and dialogue. Moreover, while people are admiring art, I will lead a brief discussion asking a set of questions that align with a chosen value (VERGE)”.
O.B Amaechi is a serial-prenuer with his purpose surrounding beauty and collaboration. O.B. since a kid has always wondered about the emotions of people and what makes people tick. He started at a young age helping younger kids in his neighborhood see their worth through affirmations and intrinsic and extrinsic motivators. The great results have given him the confidence that believing in others is worth it. Despite growing up in the rough inner city of New Haven, CT he could not be contained to this surrounding alone. He is truly a man for the people and has made lasting friendships with people in all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. Most know him as extremely eclectic, responsible, and free-spirited.
As a teacher, school climate advisor, teacher coach, family counselor, behavior specialist, dean of students, and overall social architect, O.B. Amaechi has spent part of his career inspiring students and teachers to overcome their fear, develop a healthy self-image, and achieve greatness. Regardless of the room that O.B. is in he continues to extend his vision of beauty by his sincerity, hard work, and dedication by seeing the world through the lens of interdependence. (Read Full Bio Here).
ABOUT THE EVENT HOST LAVERNE DELGADO
Laverne Delgado is a passionate activist, speaker, artist, and Executive Director of Freedom and Fashion. She is an alumnus of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and has spent many years working in the fashion & beauty industry, with her experience encompassing everything from mass production to couture for the runway. Beyond fashion, Laverne has a love for young people overcoming human trafficking and other injustices and has built her life around serving them with her talents and resources. With her vast experience in working with survivors of abuse, single mothers, conquerors of injustice, and the LGBTQIA+ Community, Laverne’s track record upholds her connection to the human spirit and empowering one’s greatness. Throughout the years, Laverne has led many teams and activated generosity in thousands of people, which has led to providing resources to people in need around the world. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
For tickets, a chance to win raffle giveaways from event sponsors, and to view a snapshot of the art gallery Zoom setting visit: