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Women stir cultural melting pot with art on COVID-19 Pages exhibit

“I’ve always wanted to use the past and make present statements,” says artist and architect LaVerne Wells-Bowie. 

Locked up in her home during quarantine, Wells-Bowie was in the midst of an artistic block. Typically she would be traveling internationally and collecting vernacular art pieces to adorn her studio space. She is moved by textures and three-dimensional work, and typically uses found materials. 

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During the lockdown, she decided to rummage through old boxes of

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‘Hyphenated Americans’ art exhibit opens at Latino Arts in Walker’s Point

MILWAUKEE — The “Hyphenated Americans” art exhibit opened it’s doors on Friday night at Latino Arts in the United Community Center. The exhibit features art from the Latinx community in Milwaukee and explores what it means to be Latinx in the U.S.

“They’re exploring the idea that they are Americans, growing up in the United States, being a part of this community. However, they’re cultural heritage is rooted somewhere else,” said Latino Arts Managing Director Jacobo Lovo.

Katie Avila Loughmiller, the curator of the exhibit and co-founder of LUNA (Latinas Unidas en las Artes), said she’s hoping to bring more

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Elgin art exhibit celebrates Black culture in America

When Elgin artist Freddrick D. Wimms was asked just after Christmas to curate an art exhibit for Black History Month, he didn’t have much time and didn’t know what he wanted the show to be. But he did have an idea for a name.

“Black Then, Black Now, Black in the Middle …”

“When I set the name, I had no idea what the show was gonna be,” Wimms said. “I knew it couldn’t be based just on Black history. It had to be about the essence of Black culture, and then that will reflect on Black art and that

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SCCPSS students, teachers create #BlackLivesMatter art exhibit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – A new art exhibit has debuted in Savannah to celebrate Black History Month.

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The pieces vary in mediums, but all tell a specific story – that Black lives matter.

The artists are not well known or renown, but local Savannah-Chatham teachers and students with a message.

Stepping into the Beach Institute you’ll see a new exhibit, “#BlackLivesMatter.”

“It celebrates so much culture and that just brings me so much joy just looking at it. So, art has a healing power,” said Sharonna Ray, an Art Teacher at Humanities at Juliette

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