The Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum are some of the world’s most prestigious locations to display art, this is something most artists often dream about. However, Brooklyn born photographer Gregory Crewdson’s work has been exhibited in all three museums and many more.
The Music Midtown festival takes place annually in September in the city of Atlanta. It is a chance for musicians to showcase their art, genres at the festival range from R&B to pop and indie. Country music artist Kacey Musgraves of Nashville has the opportunity to be a part of this experience next month in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park.
All writers know that there is a slim chance of getting published, and becoming a bestseller is even more rare. Roxane Gay, however, has done both. Gay, 43 of Nebraska is an author, editor, essayist, professor, and columnist. She has over ten published works including fiction, non-fiction, comics, and a memoir.
South Korea is getting more credit in the mainstream media as its music, food, and fashion gain popularity. Along with the rise of k-pop and Korean restaurants opening in several major cities, the fashion of South Korea is making an imprint in mainstream cultural norms. The street wear has made its way into prestigious fashion shows like Seoul Fashion Week. The public has the opportunity to get a close up view of some of the greatest fashions to hit the runway thanks to Korean fashion photographer Kyunghun Kim.
In today’s day and age, it is almost customary for artists to make it clear to the public what their political and social motivations are behind their work. New Jersey native and artist Clifford Miskell presents this same narrative in his work, and with his chosen name. The painter changed his name in 1997 to Cbabi Bayoc. Both names are acronyms that represent his beliefs and who he is as a person. Cbabi stands for Creative Black Artist Battling Ignorance, and Bayoc stands for Blessed African Youth of Creativity.
In the digital age, it is becoming increasingly difficult for musicians to stand out as individuals with something different to offer the world. The industry has become saturated with act after act, that bring the same level of talent and longevity to the game, and anyone can share their work with the world on the internet. Thirty-five year old Washington, D.C. artist Kelela has a uniqueness to her art, making her stand out in the indie R&B world.