About Claire Sevigny

Claire Sevigny is a freelance writer, social media manager, and jack of all trades. She started working with Benevolent Media during their first annual festival and enjoyed being involved in the local DC community and savored the opportunity to write about social issues. She specializes in events concerning the arts, fashion, and gender parity.
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Capital Canvases for a Cause: Graphic Illustrator Supports YoungLives

Capital Canvases for a Cause is a monthly event in Washington, D.C., organized by Long & Foster on Capitol Hill, that supports local artists and community-based organizations with wine, hors d’oeuvres and networking. Art sales are split evenly between the featured artists and the nonprofit. The latest Capital Canvases event featured the artist known as […]

Eco Art + Design Depot: Celebrating “Creative Reuse” on Earth Day

  In celebration of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, 2012, Benevolent Media and SCRAP DC presented an afternoon of eco-conscious art and design, featuring a pop-up marketplace of local vendors and interactive workshops led by teaching artists dedicated to inspiring “creative reuse” and environmentally sustainable behavior. This event was scheduled as part of The Water Street Project, a multidisciplinary […]

Capital Canvases for a Cause: “Dream Windows” for Loving Me Girls’ Conference

  Capital Canvases for a Cause is a monthly event in Washington, D.C., organized by Long & Foster on Capitol Hill, that supports local artists and community-based organizations with wine, hors d’oeuvres and networking. Art sales are split evenly between the featured artists and the nonprofit. The monthly “Capital Canvases” event, held on Friday, February […]

Hip-Hop as Transnational Protest in “Furious Force of Rhymes”

    Hip-hop has always been breaking down barriers. American hip-hop artists were among the first to have videos shown on MTV, with shows like Yo! MTV Raps, which brought them national notoriety, intertwining their music with the dawn of a new global era in music. The evolution of hip-hop has not been confined to […]

Artist Duo Champions Message of Change at “Capital Canvases”

  Capital Canvases for a Cause is a monthly event in Washington, D.C., organized by Long & Foster on Capitol Hill, that supports local artists and community-based organizations with wine, hors d’oeuvres and networking. Art sales are split evenly between the featured artists and the nonprofit. Last Friday, the art-focused happy hour continued bringing notoriety to […]

Photography for Good: PhotoPhilanthropy, Nuru Project, Critical Exposure

  Highlights from the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival: On Sunday, November 6, Benevolent Media hosted a slideshow and panel discussion with three nonprofit leaders working to inspire social change through photography. Ernst Fischer believed that “art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.” The panelists of the Benevolent Media Festival’s Photography for […]

Finding the Female Voice in Media

  Highlights from the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival: On Sunday, November 6, Benevolent Media and  BloomBars hosted a screening of Miss Representation, a documentary film that explores media’s limited portrayal of women and girls. One audience member, fashion writer Claire Sevigny, reacts to the film. Women make up 51 percent of the population in the United […]