By Keami Sullivan and Paiea Kalili
Last Saturday, an art show was put together by Temple University student, Dyymond Whipper-Young, to showcase her work as well as other talents and works in the Philadelphia area.
The show, entitled DWHPP and Friends, was more like a party than a show with live performances from Temple students: Frex, Nahla Bee, Janesha, and Johnna. DWHPP and Friends, hosted by VandalSavagee, also featured Phototivity, Saeed, Yusri Yunivrs, Mike Williams, David Idk, Svetlana, and VizzualMedia as visual artists.
Williams brought his own flair that caught everyone’s eye. His paints had the “wet” look to them like he had just finished painting them before the show, which was dope as hell.
“I get my paintings glossed after I’m done to give them that fresh look. I do sneaks, timbs anything. I just like putting my art out there,” says Williams.
Saeed’s work was a whole different animal. It has a soft feel, and isn’t too aggressive, kind of like listening to a slow R&B song.
Vandal Savage had things moving on point smoothly. Overall, it was a great time. Young put together a good show and was able to sell it out and provide an experience that was fun, but still gave everyone a chance to enjoy the art.
The atmosphere DWHPP created was perfect for the art displayed around the walls. Young created a space for people to admire all the amazing work Philadelphia has to offer. With a dance floor and places to sit, she created a social atmosphere for art lovers to just have fun. The place was packed and filled with admiration, joy and laughter with each person there to have a good time, and they did. The show was a great way to kick off Black History Month, and a great way to show the world what she is capable off.
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