Vanichi magazine presents art culture

Vanichi Magazine presents ART & CULTURE issue

Vanichi Magazine presents ART & CULTURE, an issue that looks at the current and ever-changing landscape of our global world.

A NOTE FROM OUR EDITOR

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If you want to truly understand a person, place or thing, examine the art and culture associated with it. Culture pulses through the spaces and objects we create. It shapes how we see the world. It provides rituals and traditions. It brings color to our world, flavors to our cuisine, layers to our fashion and uniqueness to our individual self-expression. Whether its pop culture, ethnocentric, or a melting pot, culture always informs art.

Art is the voice of the people. Imagine the world without a song. Imagine a city without a museum, graffiti, public statues. Such a world would devoid of life’s most central question: Why?

Vanichi‘s ART & CULTURE issue looks at how these intertwined aspects of life have and continue to shape us. Art and Culture can be born from struggle and sacrifice. It can be commissioned for luxurious endeavors. It can be mass-replicated until it practically looses all intrinsic significance. It can be as ephemeral as the air you breathe for a moment only. As Margaret Atwood might say, it is “that unnoticed & that necessary.”

I hope you enjoy discovering more about this special issue.

Keep rising,

Joy Donnell

Editor-in-Chief, Vanichi Magazine

TABLE OF CONTENTS

COVER FEATURE: We start with insight into diversity in television and film through our exclusive article and video interview with JASON GEORGE, star of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Diversity Chair of SAG/AFTRA.

INTERVIEW: Expert Barbara Roberts breaks down 10 Facial Features of Creative People. Yep, sometimes creativity is written on your face.

INTERVIEW: Artist Daniel Pierce + His Custom Painted TOMS Shoes

INTERVIEW: In the Mind of jazz musician R’kardo St. Von

FASHION

Nick Lovell’s BREAKING THE ICE video editorial that welcomes spring

The Trouble of Beauty by Elena Kutznetsova

grey by Anthony Chiang

dove by Ricardo Urroz

FEATURE INTERVIEW: Esteemed photographer RICARDO URROZ brings us into his world behind the lens. He shares his thoughts on creating powerful imagery and connecting to your subject.

SPOTLIGHT ON: Q-Pot Accessories

FEATURE: Pernilla Strand and Therése Palmhager present the sibling themed CONCRETE ICE. Written by Courtney Ann

BEAUTY

Impulse Beauty by Purple

Intense Hydration: keeping your skin supple by Barbara Yniguez

TRAVEL

Embera Quera, Panama by Terrisha Kearse

Cloud of Water: A personal story of exploration in the Andes by Lindsey Labrum

 

ABOUT OUR COVER:

THE CREATIVES

EDITORIAL CREDITS | Wardrobe Styling + Creative Direction by COURTNEY ANN. Grooming by ROZY DUGGAN. Makeup by SHERRI CELIS. Photography by VIKA PETLAKH.

VIDEO CREDITS | Directed by NZINGA BLAKE. Cinematography + Editing by YOUSSOF SEKANDER. Executive Producers JORDAN SWAIN, JOY DONNELL, ERIC JOHNSON, NZINGA BLAKE.

Special Thanks to Deltagram for creating our gorgeous final artwork. Post Production, Artwork: Marcus Christopher @ Deltagram; Layout: Katharina Ziegler @ Deltagram