The first sign that a new genre of sound has been created in music usually comes from the emergence of new terminology. In the 21st century, it is becoming more and more difficult to pinpoint artists to a certain genre— or to even identify if the genre has been created before. This could not be more accurate for the Australian-based music group Tame Impala, whose sound takes listeners outside the realm of the known universe. Put simply, Tame Impala is radically changing music and the status quo when it comes to grooves that move us.

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Creation benefits not only the artist; the audience also takes enjoyment from the dedicated passion that allows them to view the craft and a final product in a new way. The misconceptions of having to be classically trained as an artist, or that you needed to have attended the most well-known art schools in order to be successful continues to persist, despite that in the end, it’s pure talent, hard work, and love for the craft that drives success and fervor. 

No one knows this better than Robert Peterson, a figurative painter who concentrates on portraiture. Peterson said in an interview with the online artist platform ArtX: “I create because I love creating, it feels good and gives me peace, I want my viewers to feel the same way. I know my work will not speak to everyone but to those it does, I want it to speak so loud that they hear it for days after leaving the exhibition.” Peterson’s art does speak loud, but what also stands out is his approach on how to paint life.

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In the waiting room of the Illuminarium in Atlanta, the guide starts off your adventure by telling you a simple statement: safari means journey in Swahili

They then tell you that pictures and videos are more than welcome: just no flash. Although not exactly an educational introduction to the immersive experience that is the Illuminarium, it excites everyone in the waiting room for what is to come. The current exhibit at the Illuminarium is entitled WILD: A Safari Experience, and focuses on scenery from during different times of day and night within the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya.

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“I find my inspiration in some unusual places,” said Israeli fashion designer Hed Mayner. With a global reputation and designs sold to more than 50 boutiques in the world’s fashion capitals of Paris, Milan, Tokyo, New York, and Los Angeles, Mayner still enjoys working in his rundown studio in Israel. He adores the realistic lifestyle of everyday Israeli people making a way with a small budget. “Here, there’s the freedom to do what you want because there’s nothing here. There’s no history of fashion, really, so you can do what you want. It’s freeing,” he said in an interview with Times of Israel, a Jerusalem-based newspaper used to document developments in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

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