Many people fantasize about being “discovered” in the street, even though it’s highly unlikely to happen. For a Nigerian woman selling bread on the street, however, the nearly-impossible moment of “discovery” became a reality. It’s been a whirlwind experience ever since, changing her life forever. Seemingly overnight, she went from being a bread seller to a professional…

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One of the most amazing aspects of advancing technology is the possibility it presents to further expand collective understanding on any number of topics. Ideas can be shared worldwide to engage with wider audiences everywhere. A new interactive exhibit of Hieronymus Bosch’s famous Garden…

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Parvick Faramarz’s portfolio overflows with rich, dark characters that seem to be plucked straight from the pages of a fairy tale. Not your typical fairy tale though, for Faramaraz’s tattoo style lends itself towards darker, foreboding creations that conjure visions of beasts from the Brothers' Grimm twisted folklore. From…

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Artist Jackie Taylor (of MoonStarsJewelry) aims to infuse the beauty of the universe in her pieces of jewelry. For over 20 years, Taylor has refined her design process, which always begins with a detailed drawing. Her multifaceted technique includes wire construction, metal forming, soldering, firing glass in a kiln, casting,…

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At the Art Institute of Chicago, it’s now possible to stay in a bedroom that Vincent van Gogh had immortalized through his post-Impressionist work. His iconic painting titled The Bedroom was translated into a life-size replica and features all of the details from its namesake, including: thick, sculptural brush strokes; distressed…

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Up on stage, the goal of the professional ballet dancer is to create an image of effortless grace and beauty during each performance. The success of this appearance is a testament to the skill of the dancer and the hours and hours spent backstage, practising until perfection. As a Russian ballet dancer who performs with the Theatre of St. Petersburg, young …

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