22 global artists to tell the stories of small business owners around the world through their art
NEW YORK, NY, USA, October 21, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Silver Lining’s Small Business Artist Program was launched with a mission to spark conversations and challenge the injustice, bias and discrimination that small business owners from marginalized communities face across the universal language of art. As part of this mission, Silver Lining has partnered with JPMorgan Chase and GoDaddy to produce the Global Collection and Wells Fargo to produce the State of Small Business in America Collection.
These two collections will be revealed to the public for the first time during a virtual art festival on Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 7:00 PM EST. The festival will bring together artists and audiences from all parts of the world to interact and talk about their art in the metaverse.
The event is open to everyone to attend, learn and talk about the great stories of global small business owners, who collectively have a major impact on our economies.
Join us in the metaverse, RSVP HERE
The Global Collection, supported by JPMorgan Chase & GoDaddy
12 artists from around the world were commissioned to create an artwork, in their own medium, exploring the challenges faced by small business owners from marginalized communities. . 5 of these artists are based in the United States and have specific commissions to do an artwork that represents the 500 small business owners of Silver Lining’s Impact 5X economic justice project.
● Chau Nguyen (Vietnam) – Short film exploring the realities of marginalized small business owners in Southeast Asia
● Izabela Ersahin (Turkey) – Fiber Art Installation exploring the entrepreneurial journey and the amazing resilience of women artisans.
● Kumar Ankit Anurag (India) – A digital illustration exploring the challenges and rewards of owning a small business
● Machado Leão (Brazil) – Surreal digital collage and NFT art created with a smartphone.
● Nourhan Sandouk (Syria & Barcelona) – Illustration and animation about female queer business owners in the Middle East.
● Stacy Osanjo (Kenya) A series of audio stories from 5 small businesses in her community in Nairobi, Kenya.
● Tamara Goddard and David Fierro (Canada) 10 NFTs and 1 physical hand drum weaving digital spaces with Canada’s Indigenous physical places, traditions and culture.
Impact 5X sub-collection
● Alexandra Jamieson (USA) – Mixed Media Collage with real faces of small business owners in Impact5 X.
● Jonathan Miron & Philip Sheegog (USA) – Composition of an original song inspired by Impact 5X Small Businesses.
● Jessica Chen (USA) – A choreography created from real words submitted by Impact 5X small businesses.
● Katie Rose McLaughlin (USA) – A choreographed dance piece exploring the isolation and loneliness experienced by small business Impact 5X.
● Wen-Ting Wu (USA) – An original composition that fuses spoken word and improvisation and channels the spirit of small business Impact 5X.
The State of Small Business in America Collection, supported by Wells Fargo
10 filmmakers from across the United States were commissioned to create mini-documentaries telling the story of the state of small business in their community.
● Aaron Villarreal (Texas) – An exploration of the beautiful culture and flavor of the west side of San Antonio, which is one of the poorest major metropolitan cities in the United States.
● Andi Morrow (Tennesee) – A short film highlighting small business owners in Appalachia who are rebuilding the local economy and reclaiming their community from the hands of large retail chains.
● Calvin Platt (New Jersey) – An animation showing the impact of a small business in urban, suburban and rural areas through the lens of a bicycle messenger.
● Damien Goodmon (California) – The story of Crenshaw’s SMEs in the face of disruption and shifting forces of gentrification and a vision for the solidarity economy.
● Daniel Fitch (Georgia) An exploration of the economic practices of black Muslim business owners as they balance the ideologies of capitalism and Sharia (Muslim law).
● DezBaa’ (New Mexico) – The story of a small business that educates young and old about the benefits and secret life of insects and why it’s important to the Navajo tribe.
● Friday Jones (North Carolina) – An in-depth look at the state of local artists and growing artistic talent in the Charlotte community.
● Kelly Ngo (Chicago) – An exploration of Asian small business owners who are at the heart of Chicago’s Argyle Street.
● Owl Rare (California) – The story of black and Mexican small business owners in San Diego and the importance of maintaining diversity in the business sector.
● Shirley Rodriguez (New York) – Her film will explore the stories of women business owners who help others connect with themselves and take care of themselves in a time when we all need a collective healing.
About Silver Lining
Since 2005, Silver Lining has been helping small business owners around the world build more profitable and sustainable businesses through their technology and data-driven Small Business Growth Program – SLAP™ – the Silver Lining Action Plan. Their proven science-based behavior change methodology is the new, modern approach to the age-old problem of growing a small business. Additionally, as part of their commitment to do everything “Small Business First”, they have since launched – Thank You Small Business – a global movement to thank, celebrate and support all small businesses around the world, as well as Impact5X, an economic justice initiative to reduce barriers to access for small business owners from marginalized communities. To learn more about Silver Lining, please visit: http://smallbizsilverlining.com/
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