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‘WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE,’ NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT POP ARTIST KENNY SCHARF, OPENS ON JUNE 25TH

Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide, is a vibrant and colorful portrait of the life and work of Pop Art icon Kenny Scharf. The film offers audiences a glimpse into the artist’s inspiration for his surreal, colorful, pop-culture-inspired art, according to a press release. Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide opens on June 25 in select theaters and virtual cinemas nationwide.

GUCCI CELEBRATES ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY WITH UNIQUE EXHIBITION – BOTH IN PERSON AND ONLINE

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Gucci, Creative Director Alessandro Michele curated a unique exhibition in the Gucci Garden gallery on Florence’s Piazza della Signoria – the Gucci Garden Archetypes. Within the Gucci Garden is a garden of archetypes – an immersive and multi-sensory space that recreates the sets of 15 of the most impactful campaigns imagined by Michele in his six years at the helm of the House.

ALBER ELBAZ, BELOVED FASHION DESIGNER, DIES AT 59

The death of Alber Elbaz, one of the most renowned designers shook the fashion world. On March 26, Elbaz died of COVID-19 in Paris at the age of 59. The Israeli-American designer was best known for his leadership at Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent. Celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Bette Midler, Kim Kardashian, Carla Bruni Sarkozy, Katie Holmes, Sarah Jessica Parker, Stella McCartney, and many more took to social media to pay tribute to the designer and his uncontested talent.

WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE?

On April 13, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Food and Drug Administration recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine “out of an abundance of caution.” The CDC and FDA are reviewing data after six people out of the nearly 7 million Americans who received the Janssen vaccine experienced a rare and severe type of blood clot. Here is what we know so far.

Black Is__365: Richmond Art Installation Encourages Year-Long Celebration of Black History

With Black Is___365, Ricky Parker of Dream For Purpose and Art 180’s Atlas teen art center are working together to spread the message that Black history deserves way more than just one month of the year. If you have recently taken a walk by the Atlas teen art center and gallery located in Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward neighborhood, a new installation might have caught your eye. Across four large gallery windows, imposing black letters read an inviting message: “Black is__365.”

Vaccines Are Coming — Now What?

With Pfizer and Moderna vaccines reaching increasing numbers of Virginians, the commonwealth is eager to be through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it’s become clear in recent weeks that we still have a long road ahead. As Virginia grapples with record numbers of COVID-19 cases, overwhelmed hospitals and medical staff, and lagging vaccine distribution – there is still a long road ahead before a return to what feels like normal life. After the FDA authorized the distribution of the

Ballet in the kitchen? What arts majors learned during lockdown.

If there is anything that Camille Sokk learned this spring, it’s that she can practice pliés and rond de jambes in the kitchen. The dance major at San Jose State University simply cleared off a spot on the counter to use as her ballet barre when classes transitioned online. There were other adjustments, too: Checking her technique without looking in a dance studio mirror, and turning in a choreographed video using TikTok – the app popular among teens – as a final exam.

'Put this on the news': Powerful moments from Floyd protests

Anti-racism protests that started in Minneapolis quickly spread throughout the country, and the world, demanding justice for the killing of George Floyd, and for greater police accountability. Images of violence and looting dominated the news of the protests, even though most have been peaceful. The hyperfocus on the violent actions during protests fuels negative feelings toward protesters and African Americans, says Danielle Kilgo, a University of Minnesota professor who researches social move
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