Thursday, December 5
6pm – 7 pm
This panel explores how the love of our ideas, culture, and objects can be sustained through preserving what we’ve created; specifically highlighting the succession planning through teaching, collecting and preserving African Diasporic visual culture. Loving ourselves is preserving and protecting ourselves.
Sammetria is an Attorney who works with photographers, influencers, artists, musicians, designers, makers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, non-profits, arts organizations, cultural institutions, storytellers, and creatives. She focuses her practice on copyright, trademark, business formation, non-profit formation, contracts/transactional work, licensing, entertainment-related contracts, outside general counsel services, Art Law, Fashion Law, New Media Law, Entertainment, and Dispute Resolution/Litigation. She brings her experience in high-stakes corporate marketing and sales, a two-year judicial clerkship at the Trial and Motions Court level, heavy litigation practice, and transactional work with creatives to her practice at Goodson Law. Sammetria holds a BBA in Marketing from the McCombs School of Business and a BA in Art History from the College of Fine Arts – both from The University of Texas at Austin. She’s also a proud graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Mavis Gragg is an art enthusiast based in Durham, NC. An attorney with extensive experience in estate planning and estate administration, Mavis also loves to mediate conversation between art and the art consumer. She believes this allows her to champion making art accessible to her community. Mavis served as a docent at the prestigious Corcoran Gallery of Art where she helped raise money for the Corcoran’s youth arts program as an active member of the 1869 Society. Since her return to the Bull City (Durham, NC) in 2015, Mavis has continued to prioritize art and community. An avid collector, Mavis hosts art events including Meet the Artist, a talk series aimed at connecting aspiring and established collectors with artists. She also serves on the Duke Performances Advisory Board. Mavis is an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., Industrial Relations) and Pepperdine University School of Law (Juris Doctor and Master of Dispute Resolution).
Garbo Hearne | Hearne Fine Art Consulting and Appraisals Services
Founded in June 1988 by Archie and Garbo Hearne, Hearne Fine Art strives to carry out a mission rooted in education. We recognize and promote the power of African-American art in the quest to generate and sustain generational wealth.The growth of our business has been shaped by the needs and desires of our community and we hope to remain an ever evolving work in progress. Hearne Fine Art has grown and evolved into a dynamic conduit for the preservation and promotion of African-American fine art. From humble beginnings, this gallery has overcome market stagnation and numerous adversities to solidify itself as a pillar within its artistic community and the art world at large. Hearne Fine Art’s Services include Appraisal of artworks for donation purposes, Appraisal for the purpose of determining estate taxes, and Appraisal for the purposes distributing property with multiple ownership interest, to name a few. In addition Hearne Fine Art also specializes in Cataloguing and Collection Management Services.