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Celebrate Black History Month 2021 in Flint with art exhibits, movies and virtual events

FLINT, MI — Celebrating Black History Month may look and feel a lot different this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

But there are still ways you can celebrate the culture in Flint.

Here are the events planned throughout February to honor and celebrate Black history:

-Genesee District Library

20th Anniversary Black History Celebration

The Genesee District Library and ABC12 have partnered for a virtual 20th Anniversary Black History Celebration set to air 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.

The 60-minute segment can be watched here.

The show will include music from the a cappella group, Linkin’ Bridge, who performed at the brunch in 2018 and were finalists in season 11 of the NBC reality competition show “America’s Got Talent.”

Voices of Service, finalists in season 14 of “America’s Got Talent” will also perform, and Dr. Traci Currie, who presented at the 2016 Brunch, will share a powerful poem.

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Jessie Andrews Presents Art and Commerce Side-by-Side at Tase Gallery

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Jessie Andrews, who owns e-commerce-based brands Basic Swim, Bagatiba, Jeu Illimite and Petiue, is bringing her businesses offline. This week, the 28-year-old Andrews is opening the doors to Tase Gallery in Los Angeles. The West Hollywood space will serve as an art exhibition venue for established and emerging artists, as well as a physical showroom and retail space for her own lines. Her intention is to build relationships with customers by creating an immersive retail environment rooted in visual, tactile and ephemeral elements.

The first artist featured in the space will be fashion photographer Hugo Comte, followed by weekly rotating exhibits in March with work by photographer Pegah Farahmand, ceramicist Analuisa Corrigan, and painter Fong Min Liao. “I’ve always

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Philadelphia photographer prints social justice art book for charity

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WPVI) — “We’re all gonna be talking about 2020 and what happened for decades,” said photographer Matt Barber. “These are images that capture what’s really happening in your community.”

The camera-clad Philadelphian was among thousands of protesters filling the streets in June of 2020 following the death of George Floyd.

“I took so many photos back in June, and I thought for the longest time, what should I do with this?” he asked.

Barber, a South Philadelphia native, called an illustrator, Halimah Smith, from Northwest Philadelphia, to collaborate on a project. The dynamic duo produced an art book titled, “PHL Black Lives Matter.”

“I think the book really does a good job of telling a story of people who are fed up,” said Smith. “They want change and they want it now.”

The book, which can be purchased on Barber’s website for $20, is forwarding all of

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Aluminum photography group hopes brand and ownership changes will spur awareness, sales | Local

Yet, he saw how the company differentiates itself from competitors through the dye sublimation process.

“It’s part art and part science,” Brenner said.

“Once people see how photographs printed on aluminum can transform their home or their place at work, it tends to make that emotion that great photography can produce even more compelling.”

Difference maker

Brenner said that professional photographers, businesses and consumers choose Vivid for its products “because of the purity of the sublimation process and the luminosity of the aluminum substrate,” which comes in five different finishes from glossy to matte.

The Vivid process also has the advantage of using aluminum that is made from 94% recycled material; both the print and frame are 100% recyclable.

“We’ve gained clients from weddings, hospitals, restaurants, corporations, hotels, showrooms who chose our products as a means to inspire their customers, employees or as a signage to attract customers,” Brenner said.

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