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African American quilt exhibit at Ocean City Arts Center Gallery

Atlantic City 30 Jun 2022
An Exhibition of African American Quilters & Fiber Artists from New Jersey.” The show opens Friday and runs through July 29 ... Christina Johnson is a West Philadelphia fiber artist focused on relaying traditional African American quilting techniques and cultural values.

Musicians, dancers, composers win this year's Kresge Artist Fellowships

Detroit news 30 Jun 2022
Twenty artists in all, announced Thursday morning, received fellowships and were awarded $25,000 each to use any way they choose ... This year's Kresge Eminent Artist, announced in January, is Olayami Dabls, a Detroit artist and muralist most known as the founder of the MBAD African Bead Museum in Detroit.


Longview News-Journal 29 Jun 2022
"We always knew we had a very special show, but now the ratings confirmed we are truly culture's biggest night! We are grateful to our audience for tuning in live and on social media, all who stepped on stage, from the artists who delivered show-stopping performances and their teams, to our winners, nominees and presenters.

National Memorial Arboretum: Tree of Cherished Memories unveiled

BBC News 29 Jun 2022
The sculpture, created by artist Jill Berelowitz, is entitled The Tree of Cherished Memories ... Ms Berelowitz said her creation was steeped in symbolism. "The branches intertwine and connect, representing the support systems and loving relationships of our families and friends," the South African artist explained ... Send your story ideas to ... .

This Southern Appalachian town uses co-ops to build new communities around old industries

Resilience 29 Jun 2022
Share. Tweet. Print ... This expanding collective of frontline workers and artists is changing the way people there view industry and the nature of work. From sharing to solidarity ... These include a statue celebrating local African-American blues artist Etta Baker and sites related to the “Maya of Morganton,” to name a couple ... Nonetheless, challenges remain.

South African singer-songwriter in a busy 'Transition'

Korea Times 28 Jun 2022
The South African artist's star has shone even brighter under the stress of both her studies and the pandemic ... The single itself is an R&B gem dripping with emotion and sensuality, with the beat produced by South African beatmaker Phreaky and the mixing and mastering done by Andrew Vlasblom of Kindle Records in Gwangju.

Sam Gilliam, pioneering abstract artist, dies age 88

The Philadelphia Tribune 28 Jun 2022
Sam Gilliam, the first Black artist to represent the US pavilion at the Venice Biennale, has died at the age of 88. The American abstract artist died Saturday, David Kordansky Gallery and Pace Gallery, which represent his work, announced Monday ... "Sam was a legendary artist who has inspired subsequent generations," Glimcher said in the statement.

Filmmaker & Entrepreneur Krishna Pimple Piques Curiosity With His Plan To Promote Tanzanian Music In India

The Telegraph India 28 Jun 2022
Consul of the United Republic of Tanzania for Southern India, Krishna Pimple is actively involved in Cultural and film exchange between India & Tanzania and other African nations ... The artists from Tanzania will visit India to do musical shows, record music videos, albums and singles.

American University Museum spotlights Caribbean American art

The Washington Post 28 Jun 2022
The 20-artist showcase represents a region where African, European, Asian and Indigenous populations have both clashed and melded ... .

Stunning Roman mosaic featuring wild animals and marine scenes returns to Israel after worldwide tour

The Daily Mail 28 Jun 2022
It features a collection of animals, including an African elephant, rhinoceros and giraffe ... Although the names of the artisans who created the mosaic are unknown, IAA senior research archaeologist Hagit Torge said it would've been made by a famous groups of artists who were prevalent in that region and made similar works in other cities.

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Atlantic City 28 Jun 2022
Fine artist and Emmy-Award winning actress Jane Seymour accompanies her art to Stone Harbor for Jane Seymour ... Local Artists at Harbor Gallery ... An opening reception to meet the artists takes place 4 to 6 p.m ... An Exhibition of African American Quilters & Fiber Artists from New Jersey” Friday, July 1, through Friday, July 29.

Orlando African American Artist Joins Disney Springs Art Walk as Walt Disney World Resort Continues ...

Jacksonville Free Press 27 Jun 2022
Orlando artist Everett Spruill’s colorful mural joined the works of several other diverse artists at the Disney Springs Art Walk ... – A colorful painting by an Orlando area African American artist became the latest artwork added to the art murals at Disney Springs this week as Walt Disney World Resort acknowledges Juneteenth and Black Music Month.

Diddy, Kanye and other surprises steer the BET Awards conversation from Lil Nas X

Finger Lakes Times 27 Jun 2022
Other artists voiced their support for Nas X too, saying his talent deserved to be recognized ... “He’s a really great artist.” ... After a year when African artists continued their charge into mainstream American culture, the genre was well-represented, both in the performances and in the trophy department ... Jazmine Sullivan won best R&B/pop artist.

Artist Chaz Guest: ‘I’m battling having my culture be so misrepresented’

The Observer 27 Jun 2022
I’m going after what it means to be a human being.” These are the words African American artist Chaz Guest spoke to me from his studio in Los Angeles on the eve of a new solo show in his home city ... For Guest, it is all about attaching greater individuality and selfhood to historical archetypes about African Americans.

‘As it Was’ by Harry Styles was one of the biggest tracks on Apple Music ...

BGR 27 Jun 2022
These and some other hits have stuck in our minds and that’s probably because of the countless Reels and short videos that we’ve been seeing online ... Top Six Biggest Tracks of 2022 on Apple Music ... Moreover, African pop music also gained traction. Drake’s popular track “One Dance” has made African artists more visible ... .

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