Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It features internationally known visual artist Carrie Mae Weems, SCADfash executive director and curator Alex Sachs and model Carol Martin + Monti Washinton and Mahdi Cocci from Tyler Pery's BET+ series BRUH.
Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Carrie Mae Weems has teamed up with SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) for a new art campaign titled Resist COVID/Take 6. The public installation features buttons, billboards, images on bus shelters and church fans with a riveting message about the racial inequities COVID-19 has on people of color. In the interview, Weems talks about the inspiration behind this project and how it has expanded to other U.S. cities and around the world. Check back to WCLK.com for the video with our full conversation.
Atlanta's very own Tyler Perry made headlines again this week with his BET+ series Bruh. The entertainment mogul shot 19 new episodes of the dramatic series in four days and put an end to his highly publicized “Camp Quarantine.” For the past two months, actors and crews from all four of his shows (Sistahs, Bruh, The Oval, and Ruthless ) have been working and living on the campus of the Tyler Perry Studios and filming episodes for their upcoming seasons despite the Corona Virus. UPFRONT talked to Bruh stars Monti Washington and Mahdi Cocci about working through the pandemic and more.
New York Fashion Week is in full swing and were taking a trip down "runway" lane and look back at the life and legacy of icon fashion designer Patrick Kelly. SCADfash executive director Alex Sach and Patrick Kelly's Atlanta friend and former model Carol Martin, remember the style icon and talk about the current exhibition Derrick Adams: Patrick Kelly, The Journey. Watch our conversation below: