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L’Oréal Paris, Lights On Women Award, Kate Winslet, 2021 Juror. © L’Oréal Paris
Recognizing a Promising Female Filmmaker

On the occasion of the 74th Festival de Cannes, L’Oréal Paris has announced the launch of the Lights On Women Award which will honor one rising female filmmaker in partnership with the Short Films competition of the Festival de Cannes. The winner will be hand-picked from a selection of the Festival de Cannes’ Short Films competition and from international film schools’ short film programs. The final choice will be determined and announced by Academy award-winner and L’Oréal Paris spokesperson Kate Winslet – the Award’s first Juror – during a special prize ceremony at the Jeune Cinéma dinner in Cannes on July 16.

Launching A Dedicated Award for Women Short-Film Directors: Empowering Talented Women to Positively Impact the Future of the Film Industry
As an Official Partner of the Cannes Film Festival for more than 24 years, L’Oréal Paris has always been a feminist brand that champions women’s empowerment, specifically in the world of film through its privileged relationship with iconic actresses who embody the values of the brand. Now, L’Oréal Paris is going even further with this commitment, with the launch of a dedicated award program for women in cinema. Short films, thanks to their flexible format and relatively low barriers to entry, have long been considered to reflect the future of the film industry; as such, this award will encourage promising directors to pursue their creative ambitions and provide funding that will empower women in overcoming the obstacles that they encounter.

“This exciting partnership with L’Oréal Paris represents a natural extension of the brand’s ongoing support for Cannes and the wider cinema community,” says Thierry Frémaux, Director of the Festival international du film de Cannes. “The…

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Los Angeles's longest running art fair leans into the future with AR, VR, and NFTs alongside contemporary and modern art

The LA Art Show, the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America, is honored to officially kick-off the city’s 2021 art season at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 29, 2021. This special Summer Edition takes a closer look at some of the latest technological trends in the art world including AR, VR, and NFTs, while still offering a traditional lens from art around the globe.

Sitting among the exciting additions we have the return of DIVERSEartLA, an important and highly-anticipated part of the show curated by Marisa Caichiolo. This part of the show will focus on the presence, research, and documentation of women and non-binary artists at the forefront of work at the intersection of art, science, and technology, represented by guest museums and institutions.

The most unconventional contribution to the section is Tiffany Trenda, a multidisciplinary performance artist working with DIVERSEartLA to bring live performance to the art fair, coordinating a viewing experience for attendees via QR code. The LA Art Show is also diving into the NFT world by showcasing Vellum LA, the first physical gallery for NFT-backed digital art in Los Angeles. They are presenting Sea Change, a physical NFT exhibition partnering with SuperRare, the…

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The artworks are also auctioned off to benefit the National Urban League

Pitroda Art is pleased to present the final public installation of artwork by 15 artists participating in Movement: Art for Social Change, the annual juried exhibition that celebrates artists as champions of positive social change. The 14 artworks, selected by a renowned jury and responding to the theme of racial justice and equity, will be projected onto The Brooklyn Public Library in New York City on June 21 from 9 p.m. until Midnight.

The art projection in New York City is the fifth public art projection by Pitroda Art on a cross-country tour of major U.S. cities.

The iconic locations for the art projection tour were carefully curated to tell a larger narrative of racial justice across the U.S. In Washington, D.C., the projection was on the Black Lives Matter Plaza, the city’s notorious street mural a stone’s throw from the White House. In Atlanta, the birthplace of the civil rights movement, the artwork lit up the City Hall. In Los Angeles, the artworks were featured in the historic West Adams neighborhood, dubbed Sugar Hill, where infamous Black entertainers laid the groundwork for the Fair Housing Act, while in Chicago, the projection was showcased in the Bronzeville Art District, the largest…

ArtRegen, Dr. Desirée Cox’s Transformative Art Brand, to Be Featured in British Vogue’s Summer Art Campaign
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Performing Arts Workshops Providing Grant Assistance for Summer Camps
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Screen Legend Sophia Loren Plays Her Own Mother in Biopic ‘My House Is Full of Mirrors’
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Live Orchestra Concerts in an Open-Air Pavilion to Celebrate the Classical Tahoe Festival’s 10th Anniversary
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Paulo Goes to become 14th dean of the A.B. Freeman School of Business
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Paulo Goes, Dean and Halle Chair in Leadership at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, has been named dean of Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, effective August 23, 2021.

“The ability to attract leading scholars and administrators such as Dean Goes is a testament to the Freeman School’s growing stature and national reputation and sets it on an exciting trajectory for the future,” Tulane President Michael A. Fitts and Provost Robin Forman wrote in a university-wide message announcing the appointment. “As a preeminent scholar, professor, author, researcher and administrator, Paulo will be a perfect fit for our school.”

As dean of Eller College, Goes built nationally recognized interdisciplinary programs in entrepreneurship and innovation, digital transformation economics and business while prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. He implemented a strategic plan for Eller and oversaw incredible growth of its online graduate programs in management information systems, cybersecurity, healthcare management and accounting.

During his deanship, Eller’s online MBA has been recognized as a Top 10 program by U.S. News & World Report. Under his direction, the college’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) continues to be a top quality program, attracting 20 percent of the University of Arizona’s first-year students and boasting a 90 percent placement rate. The online BSBA also grew in enrollments and serves as a platform for innovative micro campus programs in Cambodia, Indonesia and Peru. Goes also rebuilt the school’s fundraising, alumni relations and corporate relations programs.

“I am honored to be the next dean of the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane. Freeman…

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The National Museum of Mexican Art will reopen to the public Thursday, July 1, 2021, having temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The National Museum of Mexican Art announced it has received an unrestricted donation of $8 million from advocate and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott and her husband Dan Jewett. This is the largest single gift in the Museum’s 39-year history.

The couple donated $2.74 billion to 286 organizations their charity team identified as equity-oriented, non-profit teams working in areas that have been neglected.

“Arts and cultural institutions can strengthen communities by transforming spaces, fostering empathy, reflecting community identity, advancing economic mobility, improving academic outcomes, lowering crime rates, and improving mental health,” Ms. Scott said in a blog post on the gifts, “so we evaluated smaller arts organizations creating these benefits with artists and audiences from culturally rich regions and identity groups that donors often overlook.”

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