A Washington D.C-based self-taught and multifaceted artisan, Ashley's work expands from digital practice on her Apple tablet to produce prints, postcards and illustration work. Her studio work focuses on traditional acrylic painting on canvas panels, stretched canvas, glass and garments. Being a big fan of coffee, rock n roll, rap, fairytales, romance, and fashion, one can feel the inspiration in her illustrations. Ashley is also co-owner of Others Coffee roasting company and the Mother of sweet Jackie Olive.
A self-taught, independent florist who is interested in pushing the boundaries of who and what a florist can be by inspiring a freeform approach to floral artistry. Her work is playful and wild yet romantic and intentional. Designing with dried flowers is a huge element of Kelanda’s work, mixing the beauty of fresh flowers with a number of other natural and synthetic elements. Offering everything from daily deliveries to large-scale installations, the parameters of her work continue to expand.
A chef and food justice advocate specializing in organic farming systems and producing avenues for wellness access, Galila Daniel is a researcher and student of culinary and wellness traditions of the global majority, fostering a specialty in elevated offerings with bold flavors, bright colors, and intentional wellness benefits influenced by her East African heritage, hometown of DC, and travels throughout indigenous communities of the world. In 2014, Galila began Palette/Palate, which is now a small business that amplifies the importance of consuming colors and engaging the senses for optimal health and transcendence. Galila has served on the board of directors for Common Good City Farm, continuing to engage its surrounding DC communities in wellness-oriented goals for communal progress.