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Premiere of the Photo+Art Book Hamburg'11

From 2nd to 4th of September 2011, 70 national and international exhibitors will attend the premiere of the Photo+Art Book Hamburg'11 at the House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg (Germany). July 17th 2011 - Hamburg (Germany) – The Photo+Art Book Hamburg’11 will be focusing on the printed medium as an artistic platform. The creative fair is not only a forum for well-known publishing houses but also invites visitors to discover young

Evalynn J. Alu Featured in the Light Space & Time Artist Showcase

Jupiter, Florida - July 15, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very proud to announce that Evalynn J. Alu is now featured in the Gallery’s Artist Showcase. Her works are sweeping abstract representations of her thoughts and visions allowing form, shape, and color to flow from her mind though the brush in hand as she adds layer upon layer to her paintings. It has been said of

FluidSwim Announces Financing Now Available For Riverpool Purchases

San Diego, CA ( openpr ) July 15, 2011 - The American Dream was once a simple vision – owning a home with a white picket fence and perhaps a new car in the driveway. Today, however, it seems as if that dream has expanded to include all of the above plus being fit as a fiddle to look and feel as good as possible. Unfortunately, the sheer number
07-18-2011 | Arts & Culture

Master printmaker launches major new art resource online

In a move designed to offer art buyers, art lovers and art students access to the work of major artists from around the world, The Print Studio in Cambridge, England, has launched a new website where visitors can see and buy the work of over 60 artists, discover the background of the artists, and learn about the screenprinting process with online videos. Led by master printmaker and artist, Kip Gresham, The

Masterful Beadwork of the Sioux Indians This Week at

As the Buffalo roamed the prairie the Sioux Indians of the Great Plains were never far behind. Millions of buffalo roamed the plains. They were the Sioux’s lifeblood. The meat was the tribe’s major source of food and every part of the animal was put to use. The buffalo was also the source of a Sioux woman’s sewing needs. Bone awls were used to punch

American Filmmaker Completes Felix Austria! Docufeature with History Making Fina …

Los Angeles, CA, July 14, 2011 (PressReleasePoint) -- Filmmaker Christine Beebe is wrapping up Felix Austria! a feature documentary six years in the making on her unique subject Felix Pfeifle, who crisscrosses the globe to deal with his father’s Huntington's Disease and his own mortality, immersing himself in the myths and culture of the lost Habsburg Empire. The film has already caused buzz for its discovery of the uber-charming Pfeifle

Boston Rare Maps Features Civil War Maps and Ephemera

SOUTHAMPTON, MA – Boston Rare Maps, one of the country’s premier specialists in rare and unusual antique maps, presents a unique selection of original maps and ephemera from the American Civil War. Included is an iconic 1864 Currier & Ives political cartoon, a schematic map detailing the battle of Gettysburg and a handwritten report by a South Carolina general assessing the tactical situation in Charleston Harbor before the bombardment

Artfact Live! June Auction Results Roundup

(Boston, MA) – Online bidding at Artfact sizzled in June with six-figure sales of Asian Art at Czerny's International Auction House and individual online sale records at Tajan, Sloans & Kenyon, Quinns Auction Galleries, and McMasters Harris Apple Tree Doll Auctions to name a few. Artfact is also proud to announce the signing of exclusive live auction agreements in June with The Coeur d'Alene Art Auction, Decoys Unlimited, Gavelers Auctioneers

The 2011 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition

For Immediate Release August at Agora Gallery can only mean one thing – The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition! Agora Gallery is proud to host this annual event, showcasing powerful contemporary works chosen by the competition’s juror. The 2011 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition will take place between August 19, 2011 and September 9, 2011. The opening reception will be on August 25, 2011. The 2011 Chelsea International Fine Art

Finding Stock Photos Faster: Can Stock Photo Launches New Design & Stock Photo S …

The most apparent change at Can Stock Photo is the new website design. The page layout and design has been completely revamped, featuring a new logo, navigation links, front page, and search box. The intended focus of the new design is to provide more user-friendly navigation, visual appeal, and focus on the company’s collection of nearly 5 million stock photos. This marks the first major site redesign for the stock

New DVD Release from Filmmaker Shawn Baker "Comrades" Available Now

New DVD Release from Filmmaker Shawn Baker New York, NY, July 08, 2011 --( Writer/Director Shawn Baker offered, “I brought a myriad of life experiences from script to screen with Comrades.” Shot on location in Brooklyn, NY with producer Kevin Spice Greene, Comrades stars Onyx’s Fredro Starr (Torque, Save the Last Dance), newcomer Daniel Philip, Chyna Layne (Push, HBO’s Life Support), Mike Lubik and features rap artist Tru life. Eddie is a

Author Tom O'Grady Releases 'A Gift Is Waiting' In Kindle Format

Everyone knows someone who has lost a child. From everyday people to billionaires to celebrities such as John Travolta and Kelly Preston, no one is immune from one of the most heart-wrenching events to befall any human being. Tom O'Grady, author of 'A Gift Is Waiting', demonstrates that even in the darkest of tragedies, a gift can be found. "I wrote this book," stated Mr. O'Grady, "because, like the parents in

Investigation finds Mona Lisa Code in Islamic book

Scott Lund, an investigative writer and documentary producer, has found Leonardo da Vinci's inspiration for the Mona Lisa in a book by medieval Islamic scholar Avicenna. According to Lund, Leonardo painted his masterpiece based on the writings of Avicenna, who stated that the "soul gives birth to soul as body to body." In his upcoming book and film, the “Mona Lisa Code,” Lund shows that Leonardo gave life to Avicenna's tenet

Barry James Hickey's Multicultural Novel The Glass Fence is Intriguing and Allur …

5 stars (out of 5). As the sequel to Chasing God's River, The Glass Fence exudes that all Americans, no matter what ethnicity, need to work together, to honor our diversity but find common ground. San Diego, CA, July 11, 2011 -- As with Hickey’s prior books (Chasing God's River, The Five Pearls), The Glass Fence elicits both tears and laughter. It moves emotions and has the power to change old

South Bay Ballet’s Regina Park Suh to Dance with Sacramento Ballet

South Bay Ballet, located in Torrance, California, announces Regina Park Suh has been invited to dance as a guest company member with Sacramento Ballet for the 2011 – 2012 season. During the last two years, Park Suh has trained exclusively with Diane Lauridsen of Lauridsen Ballet Centre and Artistic Director of South Bay Ballet, and during the same time has been a senior company member of South Bay Ballet. Park

Book Marketing Announcements: The Authors Show Lineup For The Week Of July 11, 2 …

Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson of, founders of Book Marketing, announced today The Authors Show radio and TV weekly broadcast schedule. Book Marketing, branded as 'The Authors Marketing Powerhouse', allows authors and publishers the opportunity to upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book trailers. The site also offers discussion forums, segmented special interest groups and allows for event listings. Each author can develop

South Bay Ballet’s Paul C. Kirk Signs Professional Contract

South Bay Ballet, located in Torrance, California, announces Paul C. Kirk, 19, has landed a professional contract with Oklahoma City Ballet. Kirk signed a 28-week contract as a company dancer and will commence rehearsals this September for the 2011 – 2012 season. South Bay Ballet Artistic Director Diane Lauridsen is especially proud of Kirk on the signing of his first professional contract. “Paul has trained at Lauridsen

New DVD Release From Filmmaker Shawn Baker "Comrades" Available Now

New York, NY - Writer/Director Shawn Baker offered, “I brought a myriad of life experiences from script to screen with Comrades.” Shot on location in Brooklyn, NY with producer Kevin Spice Greene, Comrades stars Onyx’s Fredro Starr (Torque, Save the Last Dance), newcomer Daniel Philip, Chyna Layne (Push, HBO’s Life Support), Mike Lubik and features rap artist Tru life. A street smart college freshman becomes trapped in a world of crime after

Johansson Projects presents BISCHOFF SOREN BLACK

Johansson Projects presents a three-person show in which landscape, seascape and dreamscape melt into a new sub-human habitat. Through the use of photography and video with varying degrees of analog and digital effects, Brice Bischoff, Tabitha Soren and Ellen Black manipulate environments, creating uncanny exaggerations and projections of what could exist. Bischoff's large format ‘Bronson Caves’ prints use long exposure to create an equation in which performance and photography

Classic AC/DC Bassist Mark Evans Announces DIRTY DEEDS Memoir; First Insider Acc …

Bazillion Points Books has announced the North American release of DIRTY DEEDS: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC, by Mark Evans, bass player in the classic 1970s AC/DC lineup. Evans recorded countless rock anthems with the band on the groundbreaking releases High Voltage, TNT, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock, and the '74 Jailbreak EP. The book's release is scheduled for November 2011. For more information, visit: At nineteen

Tools of the Early Firefighting Trade This Week at

Fire buckets were the tools of the firefighting trade in the late-19th century. A bucket usually displayed the homeowner’s name in paint. How many buckets in a household depended on the fire risk. One bucket for each fireplace was common. After a blaze was extinguished, fire buckets typically lay heaped in piles waiting to be reclaimed by their owners. To tell one from another, people

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Announces New Members At 'Authors Speaking' For The …

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, nationally recognized author and positive psychologist announced today a sampling of new members on 'Authors Speaking', a social site dedicated to bringing authors and readers together. 'Authors Speaking' allows authors to make virtual visits to classrooms, libraries, bookclubs and bookstores through Skype and other forms of technology. Authors Speaking gives authors and publishers the opportunity to upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book trailers. The site

Attorney Lauren P. Raysor, Esq. Announces Jazz by the Riverside Featuring Claris …

Attorney Lauren P. Raysor, Esq., author of “Living the Wealthy Life,” announces that Jazz by the Riverside will take place on July 8 from 6-10 p.m. at Riverside Church, 10th Tower, 490 Riverside Drive in New York, NY. The entrance is on the Claremont Avenue side. Ms. Raysor and other luminaries will be on hand to introduce guest performer Clarissa Sinceno. A native of Harlem, Ms. Sinceno was influenced by the

E.V.A. – Experimental Video Art

Summer Screening 16th July – 5th August 2011 Venue : Bashimi Art House Neutorstrasse 32k 5020 Salzburg, Austria Bashimi Art House is pleased to present a selection of experimental videos from emerging artists.9 artists from various countries participate the organisation with their last term works. Video screenings will take place in Bashimi Art House , Salzburg Gallery daily between 4pm – 7pm . Free entrance screenings will be open for all
07-07-2011 | Arts & Culture

Photoworld Launches Gloss Photo Book

Warwick, United Kingdom (28 June, 2011) – Photoworld, one of Europe’s largest photo companies, has recently launched the high gloss page photo book which is now available for purchase on their website. Photoworld is a leading photo finisher in Europe that regularly produces high quality prints, photo gifts, photo calendars, personalised greeting cards, canvases and posters. Photoworld produces billions of photo prints and photo books every year in their state-of-the art

New Book Examines the One Unique Name for God that is His Name Forever

June 30, 2011(Jacksonville, NC) - In most religious faiths, devotees can agree on the name of the one they worship. Yet for those who use the Bible as their holy book, there really is no clear consensus of the name of the god featured in the Bible. His Name Forever: The Story Behind the Name of “God” (144 pages, Authorhouse Publishing) not only identifies that name but helps readers

OnCell Introduces New Interactive Features Suite: OnCell Q

OnCell Q, a suite of interactive features, enables cultural institutions to engage their guests in new exciting ways. It is now possible for cultural sites to engage and interact with their visitors on a whole new experience level with OnCell’s Q product. OnCell Q provides the technology platform for museums and other cultural institutions to develop multiple "edutainment" features such as quizzes, surveys, scavenger hunts, games, polls, voting, ranking & questionnaires.

Racial Discrimination, Equal Rights and Gay Marriage: Dr. Laurie Pappas Offers P …

All human beings, be they black or white, male or female, Muslim, Hindu or Christian seek the state of peace. Yet there can be no peace where inequality - perceived or otherwise - is present. To achieve a state of personal peace, we must first accept that all beings share a common source - spirit. Only then can the issues that divide human beings be overcome once and for all.

Marshall-lekae Fine Art Gallery Receives Mario Robinson’s Artworks

(July 5, 2011) Marshall-lekae fine art gallery recently received the artworks made by Mario Andres Robinson. Marshall-lekae Scottsdale art galleries are one of the best art galleries in the world. Recently, Marshall-lekae fine art gallery received some of the artworks that are made by Mario Andres Robinson. He was born in Altus, OK and his family was relocated in New Jersey at the age of 12. During his pre-teen years, a

Waterlogg Productions Founder Celebrates 40 Years of Storytelling

It was 40 years ago in July of 1972 when a 13-year old Joe Bevilacqua began making up "funny voices" on a Panasonic cassette recorder his father bought him. Bevilacqua would sit up in his attic room improvising full half hour comic audio plays featuring his own creations Willoughby and the Professor. Joe Bev. (as he is also known) has gone on to produce, direct and perform hundreds of hours

Bahram Dabiri's Solo Painting Exhibition at Queen Gallery

Bahram Dabiri is a true artist. He understands balance and knows how to reach the limits and also how to pass them. He blends these all together. He has been playing with light and colour for years, but the unique essence of his specialty is in his constant search to comprehend new phenomena and to use them in the creation of new and different pieces of work. With a full

Younghee Hong Displays Harmony and Light at Agora Gallery

For Immediate Release NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature Korean artist, Younghee Hong, in The Portal of Tranquility. The exhibition is scheduled to run from July 26, 2011 through August 16, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, July 28, 2011). About the Artist In the shifting sunlight and dappled shadows of Younghee Hong’s paintings one finds a calming respite from the noise and confusion of modern life, a harmonious vision of illumination

Artisan Galleries present Richard Rowan

Essex, United Kingdom, (27 June 2011) – Artisan Galleries, a leading online supplier of affordable fine art with 5 celebrated galleries across London, are delighted to announce an exhibition by renowned glass artist Richard Rowan taking place on Thursday 30th June 2011 at the Artisan Fine Art, Epping gallery. Coming from a design and fine art background, Rowan won the Daily Mail’s 1992 ‘Artist of the Year’ award, but after finding

South Bay Ballet Dancers Capture Scholarships and Acceptance to Summer Programs

Summer is officially in full-swing when South Bay Ballet’s dancers head-off to summer intensive programs at major dance companies all across the country. As in years past, South Bay Ballet is well represented as its talented youth embark upon a summer full of learning and growing in their chosen art form. Artistic Director Diane Lauridsen is pleased to announce that 51 placements have been awarded to 17 South Bay Ballet

Office Boutique Celebrates Children’s Art Day

This week in some schools activities are taking place from 6th July – 13th July to tie in with Children’s Art Day on 6th July. Office Boutique, an online gift stationery retailer has recently expanded their line of children’s stationery and to help inspire children to sketch nature and the countryside it is offering 25% off any item in this range during the week of activities. The “Farmhouse

Winners of Abstracts Art Exhibition Announced by Art Gallery

Jupiter, Florida, July 01, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its July 2011 art exhibition is now posted on their website and ready to view. The theme for the Light Space & Time art exhibition is “Abstracts”. The gallery received submissions from 16 different countries from around the world and they also received entries from 30 different states. Overall, there were 590

American Family Besieged by Outside Forces? Godges Espouses Contrary View

Going head to head with Michael Ray Dresser, host of the “Dresser After Dark” talk radio show, author John Paul Godges shared contrary opinions about the state of the American family in an age of global communications, multicultural relations, and anti-immigrant legislations. “The biggest problem we have is outside intervention in the family,” Dresser began. Godges, the author of Oh, Beautiful: An American Family in the 20th Century, acknowledged that

Bonin Architects Hires Summer Architectural Intern

NEW LONDON, NH – The architectural firm of Bonin Architects & Associates, PLLC, New London announces the hiring of Christopher Presutti, of Webster, New Hampshire as an Intern Architect for the summer. Presutti, an architectural student at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, will start his third year in the Bachelor of Science degree program in Architecture this fall. He is an honorary brother and co-head of the alumni committee

Michel Montecrossa's Single 'Secrets Of The Green World' points to the answers o …

'Secrets Of The Green World‘, released by Mira Sound Germany as Audio Single and DVD, is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song pointing to the answers of nature and love to our many questions. The song and video 'Secrets Of The Green World‘ are available on the Michel Montecrossa Newsletter. Michel Montecrossa says about ‘Secrets Of The Green World’: “In a world of increasing climate change and natural disasters it is foolish and self-destructive to
07-01-2011 | Arts & Culture

Photokore opens the ‘My Country’ Photo Contest to all photographers

Asia-based microstock photo company, Photokore, launched a country-specific photo competition today, inviting image submissions that profile each contestant’s country of choice. The contest, ‘My Country’, is open to all photographers around the world, and is accepting single or multiple image submissions that illustrate the photographer’s country of choice. Subject matter is left to the contestant’s imagination – people, landscapes, objects, etc. The objective is to submit a photo that evokes the opens photography exhibit, Battle of Earth and Sky

Thunderstorms gather over mountain peaks of the American Southwest in the afternoon. Although lightening is always a concern, the collision between jagged peaks and threatening clouds makes for turbulent and romantic images. The photographs in the new exhibit at suggest massive sets for a production of Faust or Götterdämmerung. There are no human references -- people are irrelevant in the face of such a vast conflict. The following photographs are

Live Jazz by Eric DiVito at Caribbean Soul

Jazz guitarist Eric DiVito will play live at Caribbean Soul restaurant in Brooklyn on Friday, July 8th from 8 – 11pm. Eric began playing the guitar at the age of 11 and was gigging professionally by the time he was in high school. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance and Music Education from the Crane School of Music where he studied with Doug Rubio and Bret Zvacek


MIKE CHURCH'S "ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE" HITS #2 AT AMAZON Historical Thriller Tops The History Channel’s Take On America’s Story NEW ORLEANS, La – Mike Church’s newest film, “Road to Independence: The Movie,” continues to fly up the charts. While the film debuted at #7 on in the Movie/Documentary/History category, it has now topped the History Channel’s “America: The Story of Us” in both the Documentary/History category as well as overall rank at

Excellent half-year figures - Bidding running high in the auction room

Munich, 29 June, 2011 (kk) - A remarkable result of more than EUR 12 million* have been achieved in the spring auctions at Ketterer Kunst. ”If the quality is right collectors are willing to invest large sums. This is proven by an average increase of up to 71 percent for sold objects (ratio between limit and hammer price) per auction, as well as a maximum of 25 percent new customers

“Pack Your Bags!” at International Poster Gallery

BOSTON, MA - International Poster Gallery (IPG) proudly presents their 18th annual summer poster show “Pack Your Bags!”, an exhibition of original travel and transportation posters from around the world. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public and runs July 4 – Labor Day, September 5, 2011, features over 50 original vintage posters advertising exotic vacation destinations, luxurious rail and air travel packages and modes of

“Over the Top & Back Again” by Brandon Wilson Receives 2010 Book of the Year Bro …

"Over the Top & Back Again: Hiking X the Alps," the latest travel adventure book by Brandon Wilson, has been named 2010 Book of the Year Bronze Award winner (travel essay division) by ForeWord Reviews. The announcement was made on June 25, 2011 at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans. Wilson’s book was selected by librarians and reviewers from 1400 entries in 56 genres, representing more than
06-24-2011 | Arts & Culture

Maybach is sponsor of the retrospective “Permanently Becoming and the Architectu …

June 21th 2011 – What have in common Venice, the decadent city of the lagoon, and Maybach, the luxury cars brand of the Daimler AG group? Not much, you’d may think, since in Venice it is not possible to drive wheeled vehicles, especially of the imposing size of the giants from Sindelfingen. But the city and the luxury cars brand share similar traits d’union and, you may say, they have

Stewart, Campbell, Lloyd, Baccarin Headline Wizard World Chicago Comic Con Aug. …

North America’s largest pop-culture tour continues as Wizard World Chicago Comic Con returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 11-14, with superstar guests Patrick Stewart, Bruce Campbell, Christopher Lloyd, Morena Baccarin, Felicia Day, Academy Award Winner® Lou Gossett Jr. and James Marsters headlining the list of celebrity attendees. The event will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to mounts Water Flight exhibit, images of remote locations of …

Water is scarce in the American Southwest, but elevation changes are abundant. The widely-separated rivers and streams invariably contain innumerable waterfalls and rapids. The new "Water Flight" exhibit at features photographs by Stan Humphries on the theme of descending water. The southwest offers a remarkable diversity of examples, from rivulets in the desert to full cascades in snow-covered mountains. The photographs capture off-trail locations. In the absence of any

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