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Wine & unMASKing the Strong Black Woman (A Wine & Art Experience)

  • Studio B Creative Exchange 613 N East Street Indianapolis, IN, 46202 United States (map)

the "AUTHOR"

Shavonne Holton is founder and CEO of VK Press, a publishing company with the aim of connecting independent authors with freelance artists to create globally published content. Although Dating Daddy is her first published work, she has been writing since the age of nine when she began songwriting. She has a reputation for finding the beauty in all things and this is the muse for the creation of her blog All Things Inspiration. For more information visit

We all wear masks. Masks to hide. Masks to protect. Masks that have helped us. Masks that no longer serve us. Wine & unMASKing the Strong Black Woman is an afternoon of entertainment, enrichment, and the arts. It includes a live reading from Dating Daddy: Realizing God as Father through Daddy Issues and Bad Romance by Shavonne Holton, wine tasting by Sip & Share Wine, and art instruction led by Ess McKee.

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the "WINE" 

Nicole Kearney’s passions, of Sip & Share Wine, are words and wine. She travels to drink wines made by African Americans, then writes about those experiences for her Sip & Share Wine blog, magazines and journals. When she’s not traveling or writing or producing for the stage, screen or streaming platforms, she can be found pouring and drinking Black, women and boutique wines for Sip & Share Wines. For more information visit or

the "MASK"

Ess McKee, a mixed media artist, is an Arizona native based in Indianapolis, IN. Ess discovered her passion for her chosen means of expression while living in Frankfurt, Germany as a child. Inspired by an appreciation for graffiti art and hip hop culture, she began to focus on character illustrations and abstract typographic forms. With a background in graphic design, she merges the world of analog and digital to create works that are both grunge and cosmetic.