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Black Creatives Are The Future In ‘Art Is Revolution’ Virtual 3D Exhibit

Creating a more equitable future requires the ability to dream of something better. So the fourth and final installment of “Art Is Revolution (AIR),” our 3D virtual exhibit celebrating groundbreaking Black creators, focuses on the future.

“The artists this week are paving the way into new art and tech,” said Danielle Elise, curator of “Art Is Revolution” and founder of the All Black Creatives foundation and agency. “They are making us conscious of things we do not yet see.”

The installation spotlights art that both imagines what the future will look like and brings together cutting-edge applications for art and tech, she says. “Afrofuturism is a beautiful form of art that depicts both the past and the future of Black culture worldwide. We can imagine things as they were and also as they may be.”

HuffPost teamed with All Black Creatives and RYOT, Verizon Media’s immersive storytelling production house,

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More than 100 artists are painting Black Lives Matter murals on boarded-up windows in Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • After George Floyd’s death, protests broke out in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and some downtown shops were damaged.

  • Thermopolis Smith III, an artist who goes by “Phresh Laundry,” was one of 100 local artists chosen to paint Black Lives Matter murals on boarded-up businesses.

  • A public art organization called Art This Way helped connect the artists with business owners, who will get to keep the art on their property.

  • Phresh Laundry says that painting helped him out of his lowest moments of life, and he hopes his work can inspire others, too.

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Theoplis Smith III — otherwise known as Phresh Laundry — is a self-taught artist whose latest paintings are on the boarded-up businesses of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

“With the recent passing of George Floyd, this kind of got the city up in the

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