IYO Art House is a space for creatives from all art disciplinaries to do what they love… CREATE.
Zero Plus Ones is an exclusive experience that honors those typically unseen. The eyes, ears, hands, voices and genius ideas behind the scenes, curating some of the cultures most impactful creations.
Attendees are hand selected and are not allowed to bring a plus one. This allows for a deeper connection by limiting our guests to only bring their ideas with them.
Every 0+1’s experience is unique in that the highlighted culinary artists' dishes are aligned with that volumes artistic theme. The invite only guest are curated by identifying influencers from the featured art disciplinary.
In honor of Black Womens Equal Pay Day, we dedicated this iteration of ZPO to melanated queens in leadership that are pushing the envelope to bring creativity & financial literacy to the forefront.
The experience was in collaboration w/ Her Grails & Uncle Nearest, Respectfully – 2 Black Female Owned companies. We hilighted an amazing black female culinary artist Expensive Taste and all video + photo content was captured by amazing black female creators.
In the words of a NYC music icon, “We going Ultra Black” — Yep, that’s exactly how we showed up for our third iteration of Zero Plus Ones. We had the honor of celebrating Black filmmakers in Houston for an evening of soul food, spades, dominoes and of course… some good ole backyard cookout music!
Our highlighted Culinary Artist for Vol. III was Chef Julia with Cajun Affairs and all invites were blessed by a curated 3-course — classic black folk — southern menu. These taste were paired with a variety of cocktails from our sponsor, Maker’s Mark. Volume III was a celebration indeed, but one that goes beyond the bounds of February, because our mission is to make the celebration of Black Excellence a year round ordeal.
This go-round we featured the culinary artistry of Chef Cassi (Chef Cassi’s Table) and the work of photography genius Greg Noire. The two collaborated on curating a dynamic menu that was infused with Courvoisier Cognac.
Artists and creatives across a variety of disciplines who typically aren't celebrated enjoyed an evening of culinary exploration curated by IYO, and all powered by our wonderful sponsors at Courvoisier. The people, the drinks, and amazing food made for an evening that we hope sets the stage for things to come in !
In 2021 we launched the inaugural iteration of Zero + Ones (0+1s) art series where we highlight a variety of creative mediums. Our focus for Volume 1 was visual arts. Our guest list consisted of handpicked Houston photographers across an array of genres. All guests enjoyed a 3 course meal by renown culinary artist Chef Essence curated in collaboration with Houston Contemporary Artist Femme Blaicasso. Of course the evening wouldn’t be complete without libations – thanks to our partner Tequila Herradura, our guests were able to enjoy an amazing assortment of cocktails and get an in depth taste of the artistry that goes into creating one of the worlds premium tequilas.