Aviance Hawkes

Aviance Hawkes is a former Mass Communications student at VCU. Aviance is an eclectic, positive, colorful being that also works at the Institute of Contemporary Art at VCU, Urban Outfitters, and Ink Magazine. Along with that, she DJs, produces, and create in all aspects whether it’s clothes or crafting. I collect and love graffiti, art, and a variety miscellaneous things.

stories by Aviance Hawkes

Hip Hop In Full Bloom

Hip Hop In Full Bloom

Reppa Ton's new EP on Gritty City Records, A Flower In The Pot, shows the veteran RVA rapper weathering the storms of life and finding new ways to grow. It’s been five years since we last caught up with RVA’s very own Reppa Ton, and a lot has changed since the last...

Resources In The Time Of Quarantine

Resources In The Time Of Quarantine

As we end another week behind closed doors, a list of resources to help avoid disaster and stay sane seems highly appropriate. Here's one RVA Mag has put together to help you keep it together. At this difficult time, it's tough to sift through all the information...

Meme-ing Our Way Through The Outbreak

Meme-ing Our Way Through The Outbreak

In which we look for amusement in the midst of panic by turning to the creative image manipulators of the internet. Coronavirus has killed thousands of people and sickened hundreds of thousands (if not millions) more around the world. It has also caused mass hysteria,...

Couch Fashions Hit The Runway At Mamersass

Couch Fashions Hit The Runway At Mamersass

With their Couch Collection, eco-streetwear brand Mamersass showed that upcycled "grandma couches" can transform into glamorous fashion. Sometimes when someone is wearing a gaudy patterned outfit, people joke that they are "wearing a couch." It's an easy joke to make,...

The Groove That Moves Your Feet At The VMFA

The Groove That Moves Your Feet At The VMFA

VMFA's Hip Hop Line Dancing event brought people together with music, movement, and nostalgia in an artistic atmosphere. The VMFA hosted a night of fun with its hip hop line dancing event on Friday, February 22nd. The event took place in the atrium of the museum from...




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