Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Is The Film We All Needed In Adolescence [Review]

Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Is The Film We All Needed In Adolescence [Review]

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Andre Grant was able to screen Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time film and offer his opinion on the eve of its release to theaters.

“The creative adult is the child who survived,” said Ursula K. Leguin. Or was it someone else? Whoever said it, the moments they were talking about surviving are adolescence. That time of your life is filled with innumerable terrors as you transition from childhood to young adulthood, but those terrors are made somewhat easier by things you love; whatever you love. They should also be made easier by Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time,” which adoringly tries to tell the 12-year-old inside all of us that it’s okay to be yourself; it’s okay to delve inside yourself; and it’s okay to heal. Continue reading

Erick De La Vega & Krystopher Sapp @ The Dark Art Emporium

The Dark Art Emporium welcomes you to the dark side… join them March 10, 2018 from 7-10pm for the opening of The Shape of things to Come.

In a world where things seem to go bump in the night, and the macabre slithers beyond every murky crook and nanny, the insidious art of darkness prevails in The Shape of Things to Come, the new exhibition of Erick De La VegaKrystopher Sapp. Can you hear them whispering and calling out to you, taunting and intriguing? As these nocturnal disturbances loom with twisted narratives and eerie emotion, help The Dark Art Emporium celebrate this wonderfully eerie new collection of work. To view additional artwork and purchase your favorite pieces, please visit the gallery’s online shop. Continue reading

Interview: How One Artist Draws Millions of Dots to Create Amazingly Realistic Portraits

Million Dots Pointillism Drawings Stippling Art David Bayo

Artist extraordinaire David Bayo has an all-embracing approach to his craft. Putting a spin on conventional drawing and painting techniques, the French creative produces a range of work, including intricate white charcoal drawings, whimsical water art, and, most recently, highly-detailed stippled portraits rendered in graphite.

Each of these speckled creations is composed of millions of meticulously placed, hand-drawn dots. Through this tedious method, Bayo is able to achieve an impressive level of tonality and an amazing amount of detail. These jaw-dropping pieces take days to complete, culminating in a portfolio that showcases not only the artist’s apparent skill, but his undeniable dedication, too. Continue reading

Michael B. Jordan To Include An “Inclusion Rider” In His Company’s Future Contracts

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The Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan, is taking a stand against Hollywood’s diversity issues by adopting inclusion riders for future projects.

Michael B. Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society, is taking a stand against Hollywood’s ongoing diversity and equality issues by adopting inclusion riders in its contracts for all future projects.

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Making the announcement yesterday, Wednesday, March 7, MBJ wrote in an Instagram post, “In support of the women and men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society. I’ve been privileged to work with powerful women and persons of color throughout my career and it is Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward.” Continue reading