Art & Literature

prAna Awards $100K to Software Engineer Turned Poet in Dream Job Promotion

prAna, creator of the Clothing for Positive Change movement and leader in sustainable, outdoor fashion, announced November 14 the winner of their $100,000 Dream Job Promotion. Queena Bergen was selected from more than 2,400 entries with a dream of quitting her software engineer job and embarking on a national poetry tour to motivate and inspire others. Her story was both original and…

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‘The Christians’ features a 1960s Louisiana love story

By Cora Lester, The Drum Newspaper The Christians, book one, follows the life and love of Mary Jean Woods, a young, Christian woman in 1960 South Louisiana as she maneuvers through self-discovery, unrighteousness, and betrayal in hopes to find a true spiritual identity. Through this first release, B.J.T Ledet weaves a story that answers “What…

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Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Kicks Off the New Decade With the United States Debut of Theaster Gates’ “Black Image Corporation”

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is proud to present the United States premiere of “Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation” Jan. 28 – May 16, 2020. This exhibition, which was curated by internationally recognized artist Theaster Gates, includes 10 large format prints by two important African American photographers who both work for the Johnson…

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$100,000 Naming Rights Contribution Announced by Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum in Orangeburg

  A $100,000 contribution to the Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum in Orangeburg has been announced with naming rights to one of the museum’s eight history galleries. “In accordance with wishes of the donors, Kathy and Kenneth Chenault of the Ayco Charitable Foundation, the entrance foyer and gallery in the museum has been named the,…

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Gibbes Museum of Art Announces Finalists for the 2019 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

The Gibbes Museum of Art announced this week the finalists for the annual 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. The 2019 finalists are Damian Stamer, Donte’ Hayes, Herb Parker, Martha Clippinger, Michi Meko and Stephanie Patton. One of these artists, whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement, while contributing to a new understanding of…

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