News day reporter
Kevon Gareth Foderingham will present his work and launch his first book, Things I Learned in my Thirties – Motivational Musings for Creative Millennials, at an evening with Kevon.
The event will also see the screening of a short film, I Am, and the corresponding first solo art exhibition based on his coaching practice – The I Am Experiment; and a presentation of the KF x Kevon Foderingham menswear capsule collection on July 3, according to a press release.
Foderingham is the Executive Director of the arts, social change and cultural exchange non-profit organization, CFAFF/For Common Good, and founder of East Trinidad’s grassroots cultural space and social enterprise, East Yard – where he carries out his curatorial practice, according to the release. . He is a personal brand vision coach for creative entrepreneurs and a visual artist with an aspiring and socially engaged artistic and coaching practice. He is also the creator of a line of clothing and accessories, The I Am Experiment.
In the statement, he said, “I have chosen the moniker of Art and Social Change Advocate, which means that I am deeply committed to promoting and creating works that address pressing social issues and change the way we see the world. For my own practice, I now use my visual arts, writing, fashion and films to support other creatives around the world.
Since her work is conceptualized as a creative mission with a social ethic at heart, a percentage of Foderingham’s art, book, fashion design and film earnings are used to create a fund to provide support. to Black, Indigenous (and) People of Color Creations (BIPOC) deemed most needed in certain countries around the world. Those in need of support will be able to apply for small grants to support a particular creative enterprise.
A portion of this revenue will also be reinvested into The I Am Experiment, allowing Foderingham to continue to provide subsidized and, in some cases, free personal brand vision training to early and mid-career creative entrepreneurs.
The I Am Experiment workshops will then take place in St Vincent and Washington, DC later this year. He recently received a Catapult Caribbean Arts Fellowship.
The fund will be managed by East Yard Enterprises and administered by CFAFF/For Common Good.
“I’ve gotten so used to curating and promoting the work of others and I’ve never showcased my own work to this extent. I’m thrilled and feel blessed to not only be able to share my work with the world, but also use it to make a difference,” Foderingham said.
The Kindle version of Things I Learned in my Thirties is now available for pre-order on Amazon, with paperback copies also available through Amazon and at East Yard from July 4.
The I Am exhibition, short films and fashion designs will be presented to the public at East Yard from July 4 to 9, then on www.kevonfoderingham.com