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Obama Portraits Unveiled

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On Monday the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution unveiled the likeness of former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama. Painted by artists Kehinde Wiley for Mr. Obama and Amy Sherald for Mrs. Obama, the two portraits differ greatly from the other former presidents’ portraits and speak immensely with the context of the time in which they were created. As if being the first African-American president and first family wasn’t enough, the Obama’s decided that they were…

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13 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her & Him Under $30- I Did the Shopping For You

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas   Valentine’s Day is this week and shopping for the perfect gift can be hard and expensive. My suggestion is to plan a date/experience with your significant other. Creating memories is more important than materials (especially when on a budget).  The classic dinner and a movie (at home or out), visit an art museum, plan a day trip etc. And as an emblem of your love, pick up an item that won’t break the bank, but…

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5 Athletes to Watch this Winter Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics The 2018 Winter Olympics opened yesterday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with a timeless opening ceremony. Filled with dancers, drones, fireworks, and dazzling displays of light, South Korea saturated us in their wonderful culture and music to declare messages of peace and love for these winter games. This year, 206 National Olympic Committees attended the opening ceremony as they prepare to compete in events such as figure skating, skiing, sledding, and snowboarding. Competing together are a host of…

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Culture, Documentary, Events, Life

Photographer Melissa Spitz Documents Mother’s Mental Illness, “You Have Nothing To Worry About”

You Have Nothing To Worry About At SCAD Museum Of Art From January 30th to April 29th, the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Museum of Modern Art will showcase the photo collection You Have Nothing to Worry About, from photographer and SCAD alumna Melissa Spitz. The collection exhibits Spitz’ mother through battles with mental illness and substance abuse during an 8-year period.       Melissa Spitz is from St. Louis, Missouri, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York….

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7 Life Lessons I Learned from Lynx Nguyen’s 7 Years of Discipline Series, Showing at Mason Fine Art

7 Years of Daily Discipline Discipline is one of the hardest skills for humankind to maintain consistently, but when we do, the most beautiful, the most innovative and the most impactful events and ideas are birthed. Lynx Nguyen practiced discipline in his art for 7 years and on January 11th put it on display at Atlanta gallery, Mason Fine Art, for all to experience. The show is captivating in a way you maybe never experience at an art show. His…

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Your Cuba Travel Guide, 10 Things You Should Know Before Your Trip

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  The Ultimate Cuba Travel Guide If you need to get away, and I mean really disconnect from your lifestyle, consider a trip to Cuba. Despite what you’ve heard, Cuba is a safe and beautiful country. And a fairly inexpensive get-away compared to most overseas excursions. My friends and I stayed for 4 nights and 5 days, right outside of La Habana and each day was magical. We toured the Old and New Havana, learning the history pre and post-revolution. We…

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Culture, Events, Fashion

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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