Juneteenth is approaching and celebrations are underway in the city of Atlanta. Everyone has their own unique way of recognizing the historic and purposeful holiday. Celebration can come in many different forms and earlier this month, The Self Liberated Fine Art Exhibitionserved as a reflective, penetrating and purposeful reminder of why we gather to celebrate not only our ancestors, but each other.
Glass is considered one of the most exciting and most dynamic art forms in Australia. It’s capability to transform endlessly is one of the reasons why The Tom Malone Prizeis awarded each year to a skilled Australian glass artist. It’s been 18 years since its inception and each year its winners receive $11,652 for demonstrating their ability to reinvent and challenge themselves by finding new ways to distill human experience in accessible and enlivening ways. Mel Douglas was able to sweep the stage twice by winning this prestigious award both in 2014 and most recently in 2020.
A trip to Benihana is always sensationally action-packed. Between the onion volcanoes and the fiery tricks, you’re bound to leave both full and entertained but that usually comes after you've given the chef a standing ovation. Hibachi is normally uniform no matter where you go. You get your rice, veggies, meats and of course-a show. Most people would be scared to go against the grain and add a twist to this tradition, but when it comes to Chef Tavius Parker and his signature Hibachi Pasta, he’s proven that a blacktop grill and a bowl of pasta can certainly meet somewhere in the middle.
Words are powerful. Words are strong. Words have the ability to enact change and uplift people. America has given birth to some powerful poets in the past such as Maya Angelou and Robert Frost; both of whom can attest to the magnetic force that words can have on a group of people.
But when poetic words come from a 22-year old author and poet who dreams of running for president in 2036, they leave behind a monumental, nostalgic moment that can never truly be forgotten.
When I think of Jordans or J’s, almost immediately a picture of the classic Air Jordan 1’s pops up in my head, and also the thought of how I can get my hands on a pair of them. Most people can agree that a nice pair of fresh Jordans; with no creases can definitely uplift anyone's mood. When the words ‘art’ and ‘jordans’ show up in the same sentence, it now becomes a little harder to entertain the thought. Brooklyn-based artistMichael Murphyhas figured out how to perfectly blend the two together in a way that emphasizes the viewer's perspective; depending on where they are standing in the room.