A poet, Mrs. Sonia Sanchez, born Wilsonia Benita Driver, and key figure of the Black Arts Movement once said, “The Black artist is dangerous. Black art controls the Negro’s reality, negates negative influences, and creates positive images.”
The Culture Creators’ 2019 “Innovators and Leaders” award recipient Kevin Lee or “Coach K,” is redefining the current era of rap and hip-hop music. Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of the Atlanta-based and black-owned indie record label Quality Control Music, Coach K has a dream to make not only the record label but Atlanta into a force to be reckoned with.
On Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, Dior Men and the Jordan Brand announced their upcoming collaboration during the Dior Menswear pre-fall 2020 show, by debuting their premier silhouette: the Air Jordan x Dior 1 High OG. The sneaker was revealed and shown off during Art Baselin Miami Beach, a for-profit, international art fair that brings designers, collectors, and spectators together to celebrate and trade luxury art. Thus, this year’s art show capped the end of the decade, and both Dior and Air Jordan left a mighty big print.
Like many other elements of American culture in 2020, our art world has been invaded by technology. Noisy, avant-garde multimedia exhibits occupy museums and galleries everywhere, and we might find ourselves feeling nostalgic and wishing for a return to classic styles. And, that’s where Contemporary Artist Mario Henrique delivers.
The novels assigned to students in American English classes throughout grade school are often labeled “classics” such as “Of Mice and Men,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Pride and Prejudice,” etc. Rarely do students understand the essence of the story they are assigned, nor do they care enough to venture into anything other than the Sparknotes summary. I know this because I was one of those students, feigning apathy in the face of yet another classic slammed down on our desks.