Welcome to The CapFringe

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We are very excited to inform you about our upcoming exhibits. The CapFringe Show 2017.

This year’s event will take place in Dallas, Texas. Stay tuned for more updates.

More information will be posted later.

Schedule of Events

  • Nov. 8, 2017
    • 1:00 pm – 5:00pm – Arrival and Registration
    • 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Dinner
    • 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Conference Opening Proper
  • Nov. 9, 2017
    • 6:00am – 8:00am – Breakfast will be served
    • 8:00am – 10:00am – Lecture: What is happening to Canvas and Ink? by Mitsuyo Taka
    • 10:00am – 11:30am – Opening of the Exhibits
    • 11:30am – 1:00pm – Lunch will be served
    • 1:00pm – 5:00pm – FREE TIME
    • 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Dinner
    • 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Panel: Arts in 2020 and beyond.
  • Nov. 10, 2017
    • 6:00am – 8:00am – Breakfast will be served
    • 8:00am – 10:00am – Lecture: Financial Stability for Asian Artists by Stephanie Lang
    • 10:00am – 11:30am – FREE TIME
    • 11:30am – 1:00pm – Lunch will be served
    • 1:00pm – 3:00pm – FREE TIME
    • 3:00pm – 5:00pm – Exhibit: The Arts of Tomorrow Land by Jessie Villanueva
    • 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Dinner
    • 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Exbihit: Fireworks Display by Shogun Blast Japan

Arts and Beauty Featured Videos

Beauty Standards = Values

A slender body, silky long hair crowning a face that holds bright, alluring eyes that are not too big nor too small, perfectly pointy nose directly above a set of lips that possess just the right amount of thickness not to be considered distracting. These are what make up a woman that comes to mind when one hears the word beautiful; at least before the current century.

                And don’t make a mistake thinking that only women face this kind of unfortunate stereotypes. Men are also brutally ignored if they don’t bear a muscular figure.

Is it the media, cosmetic companies or the modeling industry that is to be blamed for such unrealistic beauty standards?

                For years, women have been pressured, almost bullied to look like a shiny plastic Barbie doll standing on her long lean legs in a box presented in a toy store. Before the world has come to an enlightenment regarding beauty, women had no choice but to be categorized by the public whether they pass the standard or not.

                With this awful kind of culture circulating the atmosphere, nothing good can be expected to come out of it. Girls, and even guys, of all ages and walks of life couldn’t run away from it.

                Teenagers spend most of their hours scrolling through the internet and different social media platforms.  Tons of manipulated images flash in front of them; planting a seed in their young minds that that is what a beautiful person looks like and that is exactly what they should strive for in life.

                Magazines and televisions are no different. Teenagers have a hard time finding faces in mainstream media that represents them; an image that reflects inclusive beauty.

                Adults refuse to embrace their because of the greater public’s over glorification of youth. With all that’s mentioned above, no person can truly accept their own identity. Moreover, these absurd ideals will encourage an entire generation to give staggering regards for physical attributes.

                To say that all of these is a thing of the past is reaching. However, on the bright side, we are, as humanity, moving forward with much awareness and changing our old underwhelming ways.

                Representation has been an extraordinary tool in shaping the minds of people to view every single person, regardless of their background, as equally beautiful as they are.

                Aside from media broadening their horizons by providing their viewers with diverse models of beauty, teaching the importance of values, especially to young children, successfully trumps the toxic culture of old.

                Values, manners and intellect far outweighs physical assets. These matters that are not seen by the eyes are what truly and actually make a person beautiful. It doesn’t matter what their social class, religion and ethnicity are.

                The world has definitely improved a lot with its so-called beauty ideals. This vital change has shed light on a crucial social issue and made everyone realize that the real reason for being beautiful cannot, nor ever be, measured with numbers.

Partners [updated May 22, 2017]

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