SuVon and Siana Treece are two sisters who share a passion for the arts. In 2008 they established Artistic Expressions Gallery and held their debut Art Show as a way to expand their audience and continue to share their common gift with others. In 2010 they collaborated with a fellow artist to expand upon their ideas and make the event annual. What blossomed from this is an event that not only showcases their own talents, but also provides a platform for local artists to display their works in the areas of visual arts, performing arts, music, photography, fashion design and literary arts. Artistic Expressions Gallery also gives back to the community by selecting a charity to donate a portion of their event proceeds. Some of the charities that have benefited from A.E. Gallery’s success are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, Alternatives for Girls, The Rhonda Walker Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure. The Annual event has been held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for 5 years and this past 6th Annual Event was held at the Jazz Cafe inside of the Music Hall.
A.E. Gallery’s Art & Charity event provides guests with an evening filled with artwork, live entertainment, cocktails, refreshments, and an amazing raffle and silent auction. This event has truly become a tradition that Detroiters and residents of the surrounding cities embrace and look forward to.
2013–2015 – Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Detroit
Their mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find cures.
2012 – The Rhonda Walker Foundation
The organization’s mission is to empower Detroit inner city teen girls to become strong, confident, successful and moral future leaders.
2011 – Alternatives for Girls
This outstanding organization was selected due to its stellar contribution to the community as a safe haven for young women who would otherwise be homeless.
2010 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
This critical organization helps children realize their potential and build their futures through mentorship and other programs.