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Jun 10, 2020 6:50 pm
Creators turn to art as a form of activism to support Black Lives Matter movement

Artists using a variety of mediums are harnessing their talents as a form of activism for the Black Lives Matter movement. Second-year African American studies student Jessica Jackson is creating pieces that she hopes will bring visibility to the Black community. (Ashley Kenney/Assistant Photo editor)

The paintbrush is just as mighty as the pen or the sword.
Artists both within and outside of the UCLA community are taking advantage of their creative skill sets to support the Black Lives Matter movement, which has become increasingly active following the death of George Floyd.

By Vivian Xu

Arts

Jun 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Perry Picasshoe reimagines famous art with LGBTQ+ imagery, emphasizes theme of love

Perry Picasshoe is reimagining “The Birth of Venus” for the modern age.
Second-year visual arts student Juan Hernandez creates art under the pseudonym Perry Picasshoe, a name that acts as an homage to renowned artist Pablo Picasso while playing on the term “art hoe” – someone who feigns an intense interest in art without knowing anything aside from famous works.

By Hannah Ferguson

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