Over the last three decades, the Atlanta-based National Black Arts Festival has persisted in its mission to advance the contributions of artists of African descent by showcasing Black artists from all over the country in Atlanta. In the process, it has become a staple in the art community for Black artists, who now have a platform to impress their art into the fabric of society. Though the mission has always remained the same, the direction of the organization has certainly changed. One of the driving forces behind that change is CEO Vikki Morrow, whose vision is to work directly with artists to progress their careers, implement programs to foster new talent and reimage what the organization can do for Black artists. Under Morrow’s guidance, the organization now focuses more on implementing year-round programming to uplift youth and emerging artists. “(Morrow) is doing an outstanding job of reconnecting the NBAF with the community through partnerships and … [Read more...] about A Focus on the Future: After 30 years of serving Metro Atlanta, the National Black Arts Festival is shifting its focus to developing young and emerging talent
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Home HomeNewsEducationHealthTechManufacturing & LogisticsLife SciencesAg INnovationINPower INnovatorsBigWigs & New GigsVideoPurchase Gerry DickGerry's ViewSpeaking Engagement RequestSubscribeNewslettersPODCASTAppRSSOn-AirTV & Radio Listings ContactAbout IIBMeet the TeamContact UsIntern with IIBFlagship Stations First Fort Wayne Public Art Commission Members Introduced Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:24 PM EDTUpdated: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:24 PM EDTBy Dan McGowan, Senior Writer/[email protected](Image courtesy of Visit Fort Wayne.) FORT WAYNE - Members of the city of Fort Wayne's newly-created Public Art Commission have been announced. The commission, which was established in March by the city council, oversees the city's new Public Art Program. It will commission, review and select works that will be displayed in public spaces. The city says the goal is to boost Fort Wayne's "visual environment and strengthen the positive … [Read more...] about First Fort Wayne Public Art Commission Members Introduced
By Heide Janssen | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 15, 2017 at 9:43 am | UPDATED: June 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm We asked graduating high school seniors to share with us their post-graduation plans for the fall. We heard from 486 visual arts students. Some plan to go to work and some are taking a gap year, but most are off to college, to study everything from animation to journalism to marine biology. We’ve listed them by the school they will attend, including their major and minor fields of study, statements about how the arts have influenced their plans, and their reason for choosing the institute they’ll be headed to. $ = scholarship received Nawal Seedat, El Modena UC Berkeley: molecular and cell biology (immunology and pathogenesis) major; public health, minor (Photo courtesy of Nawal Seedat)Jocelyn Fermin, Katella UCLA: environmental science (Photo courtesy of Jocelyn Fermin) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsShea Meyerson, OCSA Pacific Northwest College of Art: … [Read more...] about Where are 2017 Orange County visual arts students going to college?
Madison Rossetti of El Dorado High plans to attend the University of Oregon as an undeclared photography major. Why this school? “The location, school spirit and the courses/majors they offer. I am planning on double majoring with something else, as of now journalism with a photography major as well. Maybe even photojournalism.” Ashley Chung of Northwood High plans to attend San Jose State University as an art (animation/illustration) major. Why this school? “Animation at SJSU has grown its own reputation for winning multiple awards and developing well-rounded artists. I have heard testimonials about how unusually tight-knit the animation program has become between students and teachers. After going through four years at Northwood, where teachers are passionate about their subject and genuinely care for the well-being of their students, I decided to prioritize having an inspirational faculty over prestige.” Sound The gallery will resume inseconds … [Read more...] about Arts Grads: Visual Arts
By Kelli Skye Fadroski | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 11, 2018 at 11:58 am | UPDATED: June 11, 2018 at 12:01 pm Master Po, the lovable panda from the DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda” film franchise, has found a new home at Universal Studios Hollywood. The state-of-the-art DreamWorks Theatre attraction featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” will officially open to the public on Friday, June 15. The theater, located on the Upper Lot near the main entrance where the Shrek 4-D attraction once stood, has been completely overhauled and the newly constructed building matches the rest of the theme park’s updated main drag with inspired Mission revival architecture that’s reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the Art Deco period of the 1920s and ’30s. The building is also ext door to the new, 6,000-square foot Animation Studio Store, which opened earlier this year and houses the theme … [Read more...] about Peek inside the all-new DreamWorks Theatre attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood before it opens June 15