Every year, Washington D.C.’s famous cherry blossoms let the world know that spring has arrived. For many, they also symbolize renewal, hope, and friendship.
Winter is always a vulnerable time for the roughly 860,000 Germans who are experiencing homelessness. Add in a global pandemic, though, and this difficult period becomes even harder.
To spread some extra holiday cheer this year, Finnair, Santa’s official airline, is using virtual reality to offer eight “flights” to Santa’s hometown of Rovaniemi, Finland. This will be Finnair’s first-ever virtual flight experience. Starting on December 25, Finnair’s virtual reality flights will be available for just €10 ($12) per person. All of the flights’ profits will go to a fund created by UNICEF, which will help children who have been negatively affected by COVID-19.
On November 5, 2020, LatchKey Gallery opened its doors to art patrons who are eager to experience the Puerto Rico-born and based artist Emanuel Torres’ newest exhibition: “Sombras Fracturadas | Fractured Shadows.” The NYC show features nine new paintings from Torres. All of these paintings were created during the spring and summer of this year while he, like most of the world, was in quarantine.
When forced into lockdown by the forces of a global pandemic, there is no better use of time than using one’s unparalleled talent to paint the world’s largest canvas to date. What’s even better, the one-of-a-kind work of art will raise $30 million for children facing poverty.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do many things. Weddings and award shows have been hosted via Zoom, and school is taking place exclusively online for millions of students. Fashion shows are no exception to the social distancing rules adopted in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
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.
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.
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.