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John Gascot
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John spent the first twelve years of his life in Puerto Rico, a fact to which he attributes his love of bold color. His work, in particular the Latin Pop series, combines the visual, literal, lyrical and musical. The female form dominates a vast majority of his canvases. Their bodies are curvaceous and large, but their mass speaks more about strength and presence than physical size. The female constants of his paintings also express his connection to femininity, defying the traditions of "machismo" his heritage dictates. His work is in various collections across the US and Europe. He is also the founder of Latin Pop Shop.

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CACA: The World's First PR Gallery

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 4:59 PM

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Cory Allen is no stranger to controversy. "I had two petitions and a boycott going against me," he says with a casual proud-ish smile. He is referring to public and media reaction to No Delete, Cory Allen Contemporary Art's first Saint...

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Spathe at CACA, Saint Petersburg

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2015 | 12:18 AM

Step into the Cory Allen Contemporary Art showroom (2121 2nd Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL) and you will be greeted by a cast of wondrous and otherworldly characters. As if boarding a white-walled spacecraft the space feels eerily futuristic but is clearly grounded in earth and nature you...

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Artist MG Stout Paints a Bridge Between Home and Combat Zone

(1) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 1:43 PM

Award-winning artist MG Stout has spent the last few months collaborating with combat veteran, Jason Conner, to shed some light on the inherent difficulties families and vets experience after the jubilant homecoming. Her upcoming exhibit, After the Parade, illustrates a soldier's transition back into civilian life: a long,...

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2nd Annual Have a Heart Project at Workhouse Arts Center

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 11:20 AM

Visit the small, but mighty, Studio 4 of Workhouse Arts Center and you will find gallery walls overtaken by over 1,300 brown paper lunch bags. The bags can only mean one thing: The 2nd Annual Have a Heart Project -- an artistic twist on the common...

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RuPaul's Drag Race 4: Jiggly Caliente

(1) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 4:47 PM

Jiggly kicked off this season of Drag Race with a charismatic streetwise NYC attitude. When she landed in the bottom two on the very first episode we assumed it was due to lack of sewing skills and that she'd more than make up for it in so many other ways....

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RuPaul's Drag Race 4: Milan

(4) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 11:34 AM

Dwayne Milan (aka Milan) is an accomplished actor, dancer, singer/songwriter, producer and drag performer who has worked alongside a bevy of legendary NYC artists including Lady Kier of Deee-Lite fame, Jody Watley, Ultra Nate and Amanda Lepore, to name a few. He has also charted on the Top Ten of...

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RuPaul's Drag Race 4: Kenya Michaels

(2) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 1:49 PM

If Lil' Kim and Nicki Minaj had a love child, the progeny would be Kenya. Barely five feet tall, this pint-sized diva is serving plenty of fish and fierceness. So what if English isn't her first language? Kenya lets her body do the talking. Her challenge and runway efforts did...

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RuPaul's Drag Race 4: Alisa Summers

(1) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 9:27 AM

This stunning beauty queen reigns supreme as queen bee of one of Tampa's hottest clubs, The Honey Pot.
Miss Summers, 23, boasts no one can clock her drag -- her T&A would make a biological woman blush. Unfortunately "realness" was not enough to keep her in the...

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The Have a Heart Project at Workhouse Arts Center

(2) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 3:20 PM

Trying to make it as a professional artist in an unstable economy is no easy task. Understandably, in many struggling households owning original art, however affordable, is not considered a priority. Luckily, while some may find themselves forced to put their art careers on hold to earn an extra buck...

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"GORGEOUS!" Interview With Celebrity Makeup Artist Mally Roncal

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 2:24 PM

Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal learned at an early age the importance of accepting -- and loving -- who you are. Growing up in upstate New York, her parents instilled in her the philosophy that "the things that make us different are the qualities that make us beautiful."...

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'RuPaul's Drag Race': Jujubee

(2) Comments | Posted August 23, 2011 | 11:52 AM

If "Drag U" were to introduce an elective course, "Sassy Wit 101," to their curriculum, Jujubee would be the one to teach it. Her perfect blend of sexy and funny took her all the way to the "RuPaul's Drag Race" finals and landed her a teaching position at RuPaul's esteemed...

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RuPaul's Drag U: Pandora Boxx

(3) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 3:49 PM

Pandora Boxx's quirky charms and comedic chops won the hearts of many during the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Entertainment Weekly picked her as their "Next Drag Superstar"and deemed her elimination from the competition, that season's most controversial. To everyone's delight Pandora returned to Logo as...

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First Annual Workhouse National Ceramics Exhibition

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 2:14 PM

Less than an hour from our nation's capital, and just minutes from I-95 an exciting and eclectic art experience awaits. The Workhouse Arts Center, a project of the Lorton Arts Foundation is home for more than 150 of the region's finest professional and emerging artists as well as...

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RuPaul's Drag U: Bebe Zahara Benet

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 5:19 PM

Three years ago, Bebe Zahara Benet made a bit of TV history when she became the first winner of RuPaul's Drag Race. Bebe was born Nea Marshall in Cameroon, Africa and was raised between there and France. She brings her own brand of fierce international flare to this season of...

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RuPaul's Drag U: Lady Bunny

(3) Comments | Posted July 31, 2011 | 5:29 PM

I have fond (if not a bit cloudy) memories of Lady Bunny at various NYC club parties during my days as a nightclub cigarette "girl" (Cigars! Candy! Cigarettes!). At the end of each summer, my friends and I would don our wildest looks and head down to Tompkins...

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RuPaul's Drag U: Professor Mariah

(3) Comments | Posted July 27, 2011 | 2:55 PM

If Helen of Troy had "the face that launched a thousand ships" Ms. Mariah Paris Balenciaga has the one that made them all change course and head straight for Atlanta, Georgia! But this legend of the "Ballroom" circuit is much more than just a gorgeous face (and killer...

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RuPaul's Drag U: Professor Ongina

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2011 | 3:07 PM

Full of spark, couture flare and most importantly, heart, Ongina (Ryan Ong Palao) stole our hearts on the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race. She made us laugh, cry and cheer during her turn as a contestant on the show and inspired us when she took on the...

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Drag U: Professor Shannel

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Ever the showgirl, Shannel first wowed us with her makeup skills and elaborate costuming during the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race. When Drag U premiered last summer, we were thrilled to see her grace our TV screens once more as part of the...

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(Re)introducing Támar Davis

(2) Comments | Posted July 7, 2011 | 4:51 PM

In 2006, with a Grammy nomination and a mini-tour with Prince already under her belt, Támar Davis was gearing for the release of her debut album Milk & Honey. Támar had not only gained a following of Prince fans, but garnered much attention due to memorable appearances (also...

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Drag U: The "Glamazonious" Professor Raven

(10) Comments | Posted June 17, 2011 | 5:59 PM

She may not have snatched the crown, but Raven's deliciously wicked demeanor and fabulous transformations won her a worldwide following during the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Since then, she's made several tv appearances and hosts a variety of drag events. On Monday, June 20th, Raven returns...

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