The Rise Of An “Empire”

"Taraji!" Painted By S. Whittaker w/ Robyn Willard

Painted by S. Whittaker, Acrylic on Canvas 1.28.15

“The Rise Of An “Empire”

The new show “Empire” starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard has everyone watching since it premiered on prime-time television on January 7th, 2015. Empire, shot right out the gate with everything deemed controversial but one character that steals the show is Cookie Lyon, played by Taraji. Cookie, mirrors the Aunt you don’t always invite to your functions but you call to FINISH an altercation. If you take drama, action, music and even a little comedy and throw it in the pot, you’ve got Empire.

Is it safe to say, our Wednesday nights are just as excited as our Thursday’s! :-)



Dr. Martin Luther King Painting by S. Whittaker w/ CEO Robyn WillardToday we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. The moment that is set to honor such a marvelous heart and bold individual is indeed held as a respectful day and very inspiring but sad at the same time. 47 years later and some of us are still fighting for justice and equality + better treatment. We are still suffering the loss of many innocent African Americans/People of color who didn’t have a chance to a fare trial. At R.E.C. we believe that all lives matter and we hope that a day will come where we treat others the way that we’d like to be treated. Thank You Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for setting a visual of how one could stand for something, how one can dream, how we all should live in unity, love and peace.

R.E.C. Staff


Sketch of our FLOTUS by S. Whittaker R.E.C.

Happy Birthday to our FLOTUS from the R.E.C. Family! Thank you for your contribution to our world. You are bigger than amazing and such an inspiration and a beautiful leader we look up too! We appreciate you and Love what you’ve done for this Country. Thank You and have a wonderful Happy Birthday!

R.E.C. Staff

Happy Birthday Ms. Eartha Kitt from the R.E.C. Family!

ERTHA KITT BY S WHITTAKER REC WOMAN ART LINE CURATED BY ROBYN WILLARDThe R.E.C. Family would like to take the time to remember and wish a Happy Birthday to Ms. Eartha Kitt. She would have turned 88th today January 17th, 2015.

“Eartha Mae Kitt was an American actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedienne, activist and voice artist, known for her highly distinctive singing style.”

She was one of the Legend’s featured in the 2014 “WOMAN” Art Collection for the 1st ever instagram art exhibit curated by CEO Robyn Willard and Paintings done by Artist S. Whittaker. Ms. Eartha Kitt will always be remembered. Forever a Legend. S.I.P.

R.E.C. Staff


Happy Birthday to a Great Legend!

Happy Birthday to a Great Legend!

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali! Today January 17th, 2015 Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. (Muhammad Ali) turns 73. The R.E.C. Family would like to thank you for your inspirational achievements and efforts that have made you the G.O.A.T. We pray that you will heal soon and that you see many more years filled with blessings!

“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” #MuhammadAli

Enjoy your day!

R.E.C. Staff