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SCAD Presents ‘Gou Pei: Couture Beyond,’ Now Showing at SCADFash

SCAD Presents ‘Gou Pei: Couture Beyond,’ Now Showing at SCADFash
SCAD Presents ‘Gou Pei: Couture Beyond,’ Now Showing at SCADFash
SCAD Presents ‘Gou Pei: Couture Beyond,’ Now Showing at SCADFash
SCAD Presents ‘Gou Pei: Couture Beyond,’ Now Showing at SCADFash
SCAD Presents ‘Gou Pei: Couture Beyond,’ Now Showing at SCADFash
SCAD Presents ‘Gou Pei: Couture Beyond,’ Now Showing at SCADFash
SCAD Presents ‘Gou Pei: Couture Beyond,’ Now Showing at SCADFash

On Sept. 8,  SCADFash presented Guo Pei: Couture Beyond, the exhibition will show until March 4, 2018. SCAD is elated to announce, the show is the first solo museum exhibition presented in the U.S. by the extraordinary Chinese designer, Guo Pei. The exhibition places guests in a different space and time. Each dress, a vignette to Gou Pei’s culture. My favorite narrative comes from the gown layered in red and pink rose petals, and a cape the color of royalty:…

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Fast Forward // Rewind, Showcases the Photographers You Simply Cannot Miss

Moca GA Pairs With Atlanta Celebrates Photography For A One Of  A Kind Show, Fast Forward // Rewind On Friday, Moca GA in Atlanta had the opening reception for Fast Forward// Rewind. The showcase is a beautiful collection of photographers across the nation, who curator, Mary Wilson Stanley names, The Ones To Watch. The photographers come from various social and economic backgrounds, but have the common goal to produce art that speaks to the soul. The artists are telling stories, protesting…

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New Broom Sweep Clean But Old Broom Get Corners by Seón Wine, A Collection For Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Legacy, purpose, bloodline, innovation, heritage, humility are just a few words that embody the spirit of fashion collection, New Broom Sweep Clean But Old Broom Get Corners produced by Seón Wine. Fashion Designer Tia Wine, founder and owner of the brand, teamed up with Documentary Photographer, Rose Smith, Fashion Photographer, Christian Cody and Videographer, Tyler McClelland to create a body of work that mirrors her soul. The visual identity of the collection depicts the beauty for ashes concept, the ability to transform…

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Hasani Sahlehe’s Most Recent Installation Takes Religious Tradition & Places It In A Surprising Environment, & Its Brilliant

Photos by Hasani Sahlehe “I confess that I called my ex’s ex and told her she was crazy”and “I want to confess that I have this guilt about talking to multiple women” are just a couple of the dozens of confessions I received as a participant in Hasani Sahlehe’s Performance Installation, Confession, located in Midtown, Atlanta in Colony Square. I sat in a glowing red room behind a dark curtain as viewers walked in, it was my job to greet them…

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Atlanta Based Producer, Corey Benjamins Introduces Hip House Music, Bridging The Gap in Music In A Refreshing Way

    Music is an influential source that has the power to shift perspectives through story telling and/or evoking lost emotions. But what makes music profound is the soul responsible for the sound. Corey Benjamins is a Filmmaker and Producer from Virginia now based in Atlanta who is destined to turn the music industry upside down with how he’s shifting the way we experience music. He takes defining instrumental elements of different genres and places them on one track, creating…

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Justin Marcus, Founder of Mentor Sixteen, Sets Out To Build Up Young Women in Atlanta & Abroad

Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending Daughters 2016, a one day conference geared toward young women, founded by mentor and life coach Justin Marcus. The conference hit on fundamental keys to establishing healthy habits in relationships, finances and life’s purpose. Yaimet Daniel spoke to the young women on relationships and self worth. Financial expert, Tommy Stapleton educated us on managing finances and Justin Marcus empowered us on the 5 ways to finding purpose. The conference left the young…

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A Tiny Peak Into Art Basel 2016, Showing A Few Of My Favorite Pieces & Installations

Art Basel is the main event of a flux of national and international art fairs in Miami. NADA, Untitled, Pulse, SCOPE and Art Miami are a few of the major fairs held during Miami art week. I was there for a short time, although the fair ran from Tuesday, Nov. 29- Sunday, Dec. 3. During my time I experienced phenomenal works and met incredible artists. Here are a few of my favorite pieces: As you can imagine the art in…

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Award Winning Visual Artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden Discusses The Series of Our Generation: Colorism & Come To Selfhood

It’s sad in 2016 we are still discussing topics such as racism, social injustice and equal rights. Minorities learn to live with a buried fear due to their differences and are often subjected to the close-minded perspectives of some of the majority in our country. While there are several devastating routes, especially Blacks and Hispanics may take as a result of the exclusion, including gang activity, drug dealing, violence, suicide etc., there are alternatives to fighting and to breaking the…

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Multi-Talented Artist Ben Carson Discusses Project, “My Words Your Freedom” and Keys to Finding Your Purpose

Talent without a purpose or destination is desolate. We all need a direction in order to find value in each day. Writer, musician and life connoisseur, Ben Carson is mastering the pillars to finding  purpose, and he’s doing it all through his love for music, poetry and motivational writing. “My purpose is to spread the message of individuality and being yourself.” His project, My Words Your Freedom is a collage of sounds and poetry that echo this message. A motif…

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The Award Winning Artist, Srinjoy Gangopadhyay Shares His 2 Most Recent Series And We’re Inspired

    When an artist can pull you into eclectic realities, inciting stories, sounds and exceptional visuals that create individual experiences– both spiritual and sentimental– just by glancing at their work— you have experienced the highest caliber of artistry. Srinjoy’s Gangopadhyay is an artist that moves viewers through this unique journey. He is an international contemporary artist with a focus in painting and installation art. The work he creates is infinite in its execution because the story doesn’t end with…

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