Last year on April, 28th 2014, C.E.O. Robyn Willard debuted the 1st ever #Instagram art exhibit. Robyn and her Artist S. Whittaker wanted to showcase women who have paved the way in the past and present in a positive light. Some of the women who were painted are, Phylicia Rashad, Mary J. Blige, Frida Kahlo, The singing group TLC, Nina Simone and more. Both young ladies collaborated heavily on this art exhibit. Artist S. Whittaker painted each piece which was strategically picked by the two young women. Robyn contributed audio and content for each piece. This art exhibit created an unexpected buzz, gaining over 30,000 followers on Instagram for Robyn’s artist S. Whittaker (@SWhittakerREC).
Artist S. Whittaker painted over 30 pieces. Each piece is available on apparel designed by Robyn + Steph. Hand painted apparel or chucks are also available. Customers are able to order custom hand painted apparel. As you can see in the picture above, 1 of our supporters is rocking a #TBOZ Tee.
“The Dopeness” and we keep going!
To view and purchase Art pieces or Art on Apparel, visit:
To view the Instagram Art Exhibit, visit @SWhittakerREC
www.instagram.com/swhittakerrec and C.E.O.|Curator|Creative Director Robyn Willard
Here are a few pieces that were featured in the “WOMAN” art exhibit.
#reignentertainmentco 80’s mural for our #RECKIDS fashion show, painted by @swhittakerrec is complete. #Epic!
Artwork by @SWhittakerREC
“Mo’ne Davis wins Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY”
Davis won the “Best Breakthrough Athlete” award Wednesday at the ESPYs in Los Angeles. You go girl! Keep on shining and inspiring us!
Artwork by @SWhittakerREC
We are all entitled to voice our opinions and what tends to stand out the most is when a voice speaks up about important issues in our society. 16 year old Amandla Stenberg has been “trending” not only as a young American actress but an influential voice.
WHY ARE WE STILL FIGHTING OVER OUR RACE AND APPEARANCE?!
It is inspiring to see such a young person full of talent not have a care in the world about what other’s may think when it comes to addressing racial/social issues. There are many celebrities out there who are in the position to speak up, who are older and are capable of influencing masses but are afraid of losing something. Amandla Stenberg, we thank you for being bold, intelligent and caring to be a voice for people. You will continue to shine and grow into a wonderful woman who holds a leadership spirit. This is what stems from people who know who they are and where they come from. Hopefully, what you contribute will spread and inspire many to speak up for what is right regardless of where you come from.
“Dream Girl” was piece number 5 at the “WOMAN” art exhibit curated by Robyn Willard, featuring Artist S. Whittaker R.E.C.
“Woman” is the 1st ever instagram art exhibit which dropped on April 28th, 2014 – May 23rd, 2014 but was extended due to popular demand. C.E.O./Curator Robyn Willard and Artist S. Whittaker R.E.C. wanted to showcase art in a unique way that would reach a wide range of viewers. They wanted to pay homage to women who have paved the way in the past and present. Over 33 women were painted. Some of the Women displayed were, Maya Angelou, Grace Jones, Aaliyah and Mary J. Blige.
“Dream Girl” was also the 1st painting sold before the Woman art exhibit premiered. It’s our number one seller. Supporters are able to purchase paintings and art hand painted/printed on apparel @ www.reignentertainmentco.com. To check out the Woman art exhibit please visit instagram.com/swhittakerrec. It’s free, educational and entertaining. Also, make sure that you follow these two talented young women so that you won’t miss out on their next art exhibit and other events.
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R.E.C. takes the time to congratulate Serena Williams for winning her first round match against Margarita Gasparyan of Russia during day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2015 in London, England.
After winning her first round, Serena Williams shared her feelings about the Charleston massacre, calling the June 17 shooting of nine black worshipers by an alleged white supremacist “unspeakably sad,” and recalling how she refused to play in South Carolina while the Confederate flag flew above the state legislature.
In 2000, Williams pulled out of the Family Circle Cup in South Carolina in support of the NAACP’s call for a boycott over the Confederate flag flying above the state house dome.
The flag was eventually moved to a monument in the grounds later that year.
“I wouldn’t go to Charleston until the flag was removed. Once it was, I went there, and only after the Confederate flag was removed,” -Serena Williams
“What happened in Charleston is a tragedy yet again to our country, the United States. It’s really unspeakable how sad it is and how much of a toll it can have. – Serena Williams
“But you just have to continue to have faith, continue to believe, continue to be positive, continue to help people to the best of your ability.” -Serena Williams
Thank you Serena Williams for being an icon who stands for important issues like this. You are an inspiring leader and we hope that the trail of celebrities standing up for what is right will continue.
To add live art at any event can be one of the most suiting, relaxing, refreshing way to entertain guests. S. Whittaker and Robyn Willard were apart of a charity event at Harlem Hospital Center. Check out the artist painting live! To inquire about having S. Whittaker join your next event, email @ 3dart@ReignEntertainmentCo.com!
Today 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.
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!
The 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.