Art direction, Experience curation, design
Black Feast is a plant-based dinner series dedicated to celebrating the work of Black artists. The series was founded by Salimatu Amabebe, a Nigerian vegan chef and artist. I joined Salimatu in the Fall of 2018 to lead the art direction and social media strategy.
Creative direction, social media strategy, graphic design, event planning, brand architecture.
WHAT I DID
Art directed the experience, brand and social strategy for Black Feast.
Black Feast: For Colored Girls was hosted at Feastly Portland. The meal is an intimate culinary and artistic experience for 30-40 people, served at a communal table.
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Menu For Black Feast: For Colored Girls
The experience consists of a four course meal, interwoven with an artistic performance from a Black artist. Each course is inspired by a specific moment within the dedicated artists’ work. All menu items Are vegan, gluten-free and free of cane sugar.
No More Love Poems #1
Daikon citrus salad with microgreens, fresh peaches and lavender vinaigrette
Red palm cream stew with spiced jackfruit and a medley of black-eyed peas, red onions, celery and bell peppers
Somebody Almost Walked Off Wid Alla My Stuff
Roasted plantain served on a bed of pineapple coconut rice with sautéed greens and chocolate gravy
Vanilla cake with strawberry saffron cream, cherry sauce and cornflake crumble
i designed a zine to accompany the meal
Each dinner guest received a zine that featured segments of Ntozake Shange’s work, alongside Salimatu’s photography, the course menu, and my own poetry.
After my first Black Feast dinner, I went on to create Black Feast’s brand design. I created our website, and designed brand materials that would capture Black Feast’s unique story of food, creativity, and social impact.