Tag: Awareness

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Little Amal’s Big Journey to Shed Light on Refugee Crisis

Throughout the world, 79.5 million people have been forcibly displaced, and 26 million of them are refugees. Many people are vaguely aware of the plight of refugees worldwide, but most have no idea of just how dire the situation truly is. In an effort to shed light on this horrific crisis, a puppet by the name of “Little Amal” is going on an 8,000-kilometer journey, beginning at the border of Syria and Turkey. 

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In Isolation – an Interview With Seth Clark

On October 23, 2020, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the solo exhibition “In Isolation” opened for public viewing. Created by multimedia artist Seth Clark, this unique and exciting exhibition will run through November 21, 2020, at Paradigm Gallery + Studio®. “In Isolation” features a collection of collages and drawings that contribute to Clark’s ongoing exploration of structure and aging architecture.

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Tips for Visitors To U.S. National and State Parks During COVID-19

As we adapt to a new normal to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, outdoor enthusiasts are finding ways to get back outside safely. Being outside isn’t just good for your physical health, it can help combat feelings of anxiety, stress, and worry brought on by the uncertainty of the global pandemic. As long as we’re following guidelines set out by local governments and keeping the wellbeing of ourselves and our neighbors in mind, it’s possible to get your much-needed fix of mountain air.

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‘Alone Together:’ Katherine Fraser’s Latest Exhibition at Paradigm Gallery

Paradigm Gallery + Studio is extremely pleased to present “Alone Together,” Katherine Fraser’s latest exhibition. “Alone Together” is new oil on canvas, opening on September 25th and remaining throughout October 17th, 2020. Fraser draws from her own experiences and emotions and has created arguably her most personal show to date. This is Fraser’s fourth exhibition with Paradigm Gallery, and her work this time around demonstrates even more vulnerability than usual.

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How 600 Women Came Together to Confront Gender-Based Violence

In addition to its devastating health effects, COVID-19 has resulted in an increase in domestic violence cases. It is a horrendous story that is, sadly, only part of an ever-growing realization—a “shadow pandemic,” as the United Nations has claimed. A veritable scourge against women around the world. Along with the help of some friends (new and old) from Mexico and the U.S., one woman has channeled her frustration regarding this alarming trend into a unique therapeutic artform. The results have resonated far and wide.

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Creating Look-Alike Companions for Children With Physical Differences

Amy Jandrisevits makes dolls. And not just any dolls—handmade craftworks that are exact look-alikes for children who are physically different. Like other innovators before her, she came up with the idea for her unique side business after noticing a lack of diversity among similar products on the market—stuffed figurines with vacant, lifeless plastic eyes peering out from toy store shelves. She took it upon herself to change all that.