Designing Your Life : 5 Lucrative Art Pathways for Students and Mid Career Professionals 

Designing Your Life : 5 Lucrative Art Pathways for Students and Mid Career Professionals 

Looking for a way into the exciting world of art but not sure where to begin? With a little bit of exploration and discovery, you can find your niche in the world of art. Countless components that contribute to the magic of our cultural institutions, events, exhibitions, and historic preservation. Art is a diverse field that offers numerous career options for individuals who are passionate about it but may not possess traditional creative talent, feel like they may have aged out of the profession, or haven’t taken the typical pathways into the field.

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In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month: 3 LatinX Poets Writing At The Intersections of Identity and Empowerment You Should Read Now

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month: 3 LatinX Poets Writing At The Intersections of Identity and Empowerment You Should Read Now

From September 15 to October 15, we honor National Hispanic American Heritage Month by recognizing the contributions of LatinX poets. Their moving verses have set the standard for poetic activism, keeping readers informed and engaged. The words of these wise scribes often reflect the rich cultural diversity of the Latinx experience, exploring themes of identity, heritage, resilience, and spirituality. In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month here are three standout LatinX poets you should know. 

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An Interview With Artist and Certified Life Coach Melissa “MUSE” Colon On Culture, Arts Policy, and How You Can Identify Your Real Tribe

An Interview With Artist and Certified Life Coach Melissa “MUSE” Colon On Culture, Arts Policy, and How You Can Identify Your Real Tribe

For millennia, our female ancestors have gathered together beneath the moon’s gentle glow, in sacred spaces, or simply within their communities to engage in healing practices and reclaim their innate power. This timeless tradition of rituals, ceremonies, and sisterhood belongs to every community of women, transcending backgrounds and cultural differences.

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Bridging The Health Care Gap: Women Centered Clinics, Traditional Healthcare, and a New Medical Paradigm With A Diverse Foundation

Bridging The Health Care Gap: Women Centered Clinics, Traditional Healthcare, and a New Medical Paradigm With A Diverse Foundation

There is still a fair amount of the American population as a whole that uses traditional healing or alternative healing for their healthcare. Additionally, Black women have formed several maternal health care databases to assist patients looking to have a culturally informed experience. Organizations such as Sister Midwife Productions and MamaGlow provide resources and information centered on the Black Maternal experience.

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The Road to Authenticity is Paved by Transformation, And For Many, That Road Starts At Onyx Therapy Group and Ends With Self 

The Road to Authenticity is Paved by Transformation, And For Many, That Road Starts At Onyx Therapy Group and Ends With Self 

Dr. LaNail Plummer is the CEO and founder of Onyx Therapy Group, a Black Woman, Veteran-Owned practice with a 30-member team, serving and empowering many of those who stem from and have experience with marginalization within their community and mental health issues themselves. According to the Onyx Therapy Group website, Plummer and her team employ various theoretical orientations and therapeutic interventions to achieve primary outcomes such as awareness, empowerment, grounding, and growth. Plummer is a highly decorated clinician with over twenty years of experience in the mental health field, educating individuals, communities, and organizations in transformational healing. No matter what the issue is at the root, her desire is to bring people into an uncompromised version of themselves.

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4 Exciting Art Books That Explore and Celebrate LGBTQ+ History

4 Exciting Art Books That Explore and Celebrate LGBTQ+ History

This month we are celebrating the art, joy, and creative contributions of the LGBTQ+ community represented in the art world. In the spirit of continuing education, compassion and allyship, I felt it would be great to take a look at some seminole literary works in the genre. These are only four, titles to get you started. However, there are many more; all of which highlight the work, craft and struggles of these talented individuals.

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Jiaoren and Ningyo: A Comparative Study of Chinese and Japanese Merfolk and Their Environmental Significance For Climate Change

Jiaoren and Ningyo: A Comparative Study of Chinese and Japanese Merfolk and Their Environmental Significance For Climate Change

In an effort to bring awareness to the effects of Climate Change on our global waterways, artists are revisiting Chinese and Japanese folklore featuring mermaids, known as 鲛人 Jiaoren(Chinese) and Ningyo (Japanese), respectively, and using them to reinterpret and engage in contemporary environmental discourse. The idea of conjuring help from the ethereal guardians of the oceans—may surreptitiously prove or disprove our belief in the mystical.

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Alice Neel: From Personal Struggle To Artistic Absolution

Alice Neel: From Personal Struggle To Artistic Absolution

As I continue to delve into the themes of motherhood, relationships, loss, and second chances, I became intrigued by Alice Neel’s story. Her experiences resonate with the struggle faced by daughters of women who feel confined by their circumstances. As women, we often emulate what we saw our mothers do or strive for the independence they were unable to attain. Ironically, even if we succeed in breaking free from financial constraints, we may still struggle with unspoken emotions of grief and loss.

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Formerly Incarcerated Mothers Gain A Second Chance At Life With Avenues For Justice

Formerly Incarcerated Mothers Gain A Second Chance At Life With Avenues For Justice

Celebrating Mother’s Day can mean different things to different people. If you’ve never been a mother, if you’ve lost your mother, or you’re reparenting yourself, or if you’re not close with your mother at all — you may have mixed emotions about how to celebrate it. But what if that’s not your story? A few days before the holiday, I sat around my dining room table with some friends, and we were immersed in the topic of mother-daughter relationships, and it wasn’t all good. for a young woman facing incarceration who has never been mothered herself, where can she turn for help? Is incarceration the only answer?

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African American Artist Bisa Butler Delicately Interweaves The African and American Story With Her Unique Quilt Designs

African American Artist Bisa Butler Delicately Interweaves The African and American Story With Her Unique Quilt Designs

To experience a Bisa Butler exhibition is to encounter the collective memory of a community interwoven with vibrantly hued threads. It is a reminder that the stories we choose to narrate, and the voices we amplify, shape our understanding of history. As we continue to reassess and reinterpret these moments in time Butler’s work provides an invaluable perspective, and a testament to the African American journey and contribution to the American tapestry.

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