Art exhibits have returned to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts’ lobby.

The digital photography collection “A Lone Paradise” by Lawrence Brillon can be viewed through the end of September.

According to the exhibit’s online description, “There are places that are plundered, abused, overlooked and eventually forgotten. There are the places to escape the normal bustle of life, and those places are where I go to find solace. Sometimes, Earth and Man cry out together to spare these places from further destruction and save them as treasures. This is my paradise.”

Brillon presents the desert personified, the Wanderer’s story and the majesty of the skies through his photography. The exhibit includes select pieces from his collections The Barren Desert, A Lone Paradise and Ciel.

Brillon blends his technical and creative talents in a collection of work from the mid-2000s, a time when Brillon and his friends were obsessed with

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In addition to Jusu, five other artists from Trenton will contribute to the project including recording artist Umar “BIG OOH!” Alim, singer/songwriter Hana Sabree, poet Terra Applegate, and videographer Diego Gordon. Jennet Jusu, Bentrice’s sister, will incorporate dance.

“No matter what the paper says, no matter how you perceive people, no matter the stories you hear [from a] third person whatever the case may be, it’s somebody that loved the person. It’s somebody that was affected by the death. It’s somebody that misses that person,” said Alim during a virtual panel at this year’s Art All Night festival in Trenton.

Alim added that the project will prevent people from forgetting those lost to violence.

“I feel like this is a platform to keep their name alive and talk to the family to get perspective on the story,” he told the panel.

Mental health is also at the forefront of the

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