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Fashion photographer Matt Spencer brings the 'I AM EQUAL' project to Salina. 16 June, 2011 - Salina, KS – In an announcement today, organizers for the ‘I AM EQUAL’ Photo Documentary said that international fashion photographer Matt Spencer will bring the record-breaking project through Salina, Kansas on June 28th, 2011 as part of the 175 city world tour to collect over 100,000 individual photos of people from all walks of life

More Than 270 Superstar Creators Making Philadelphia Comic Con Their Canvas This …

More than 270 comics creators from around the world – and across the City of Brotherly Love – will be taking their talents to Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, Friday through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. From Will Eisner Industry Award winners like Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential”) and Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra”) to popular creators Greg Horn ("Spider-Man: Turn off

The Amalgamation of MishMash

An exhibition of recent paintings by artists Emel Michael & Emrah Kaleli Private View: Friday 17th of June 2011 – 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm Exhibition runs from: Friday 17th of June – Thursday 23rd of June 2011 Gallery Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 11.00 am to 6.30 pm - Sat: 12.30pm - 5.00 pm Last day of Exhibition: Thursday 23rd of June: 10.00am to 5.00pm Emel Michael and Emrah Kaleli, two
06-16-2011 | Arts & Culture

William & Ellen Craft Descendants Retrace Ancestors Footsteps At Juneteenth-Aqui …

The Center for African American Genealogical Research, Inc. (CAAGRI) has announced that the descendants of legendry escaped slaves, William and Ellen Craft, will retrace their ancestors footsteps at Aquia Landing on Saturday, June 25, 2011 during the Rappahannock Regional Juneteenth Celebration. On December 18, 1848, husband and wife William and Ellen Craft fled their Georgia captors disguised as a infirmed white male planter (Ellen) with her husband playing the role releases art photographs of remote locations in the Americ …

The recently-opened Southwest-Gallery features a unique collection of digital photographs and digitized monochrome images of off-trail locations in the Four Corner states. Topics range from sweeping views of mountains and canyons to abstract natural compositions. An outstanding feature is a collection of luminous compositions recorded on monochrome film that have been digitized and carefully restored. Full resolution images are available on request for commercial and non-commercial uses. They are suitable

Three-Time Grammy Award Winner Bruce Hornsby Joins the 2011-2012 Guest Artist Se …

William Prenevost, executive director of the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AU PAC) announced today the addition of recording artist, singer/songwriter and pianist Bruce Hornsby to its 2011-12 Guest Artist Season. The solo performance will take place on Friday, February 10, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. in the AU PAC Concert Hall, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Tickets are available now, by subscription, to the AU PAC 2011-12 Guest Artist

The History of the Lithographic Propaganda Poster

World War I was the first conflict in which the illustrated color lithographic poster was used as propaganda. Already well established in the world of commerce, travel, and entertainment before the war, illustrated posters had proven the most effective means of advertising yet invented. During the war, the poster’s accessibility and impact made it the single most important means of mass communication. All sides in World War

Galatta Supports People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

The movie business is considered to be all about glamour and larger than life personalities. Galatta Media, being part of this business considered it important to showcase the other side; the humane side of the celebrities in the cine world. And a step in this effort was our June 2011 issue of Galatta Cinema. Trisha has a bubbly and sweet image on screen and she exudes the same in real life

Perrodin honored as culinary educator of the year

HOUSTON – The Foodservice Educators Network International (FENI) recently named San Jacinto College (SJC) culinary arts instructor Sean Perrodin as its 2011 Educator of the Year. The award recognizes Perrodin’s accomplishments and leadership in the foodservice-educator community, as well as his impact on the field of culinary education. Perrodin serves as lead culinary arts instructor at the SJC North campus, and as the faculty advisor for the campus’ student-operated Culinary Arts


Fashion photographer Matt Spencer brings the 'I AM EQUAL' project to New Mexico. 8 June, 2011 - Santa Fe, NM - As the record breaking 'I AM EQUAL' Photo Documentary makes its way around the globe, project creators Jason Beckett and Matt Spencer announced today that they will bring the historic campaign through Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 22nd, 2011 and stop at the Santa Fe Place Mall to capture

Colorful Motion of Life Displayed in Tsipi Shaish's Art at Agora Gallery

For Immediate Release NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature Israeli artist, Tsipi Shaish, in Elements of Abstraction. The exhibition is scheduled to run from June 30, 2011 through July 21, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, July 07, 2011). About the Artist Tsipi Shaish’s large-scale paintings are made through an intuitive process incorporating acrylic, pastel, charcoal, as well as the occasional adoption of emulsion or collage techniques. Wielding a bold artillery of

Bulgarian Pottery Now Available in Shops in the United States.

June 7, 2011 – DALTON, PA - Bulgarian Pottery and Gifts marked the launch of their business at The New York International Gift Fair in Feb. 2011 . While Bulgarian Pottery and Gifts has been fulfilling on line retail and wholesale orders since February, their first orders from The New York International Gift Fair have just arrived in the US and will be shipped to shops in Pennsylvania,

“Free As A Butterfly” - Laure Bury - The Fairway Village Wimbledon

Following her successful exhibition at the Canvas Gallery in Wimbledon Village, West Country artist Laure Bury is exhibiting a new collection of Butterfly paintings in Sportsworld’s official hospitality suite ‘The Fairway Village’ during this year’s Wimbledon Tournament. Laure’s unique style and laboured technique captures the essence of femininity, naivety and fragility. Her textured butterfly paintings are an explosion of colour and joy with a gentle ethereal quality. “I create joyous and powerful

Big Media USA Sponsors 16th Annual Calabasas Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Los Angeles, CA, June 3, 2011—Big Media USA, an Internet radio broadcasting company, will sponsor the 16th Annual Calabasas Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on June 10th at the Calabasas Civic Center Plaza. Internationally renowned restaurateur, author, and philanthropist Barbara Lazaroff will serve as the Honorary Chairman of the event. “There are several reasons why Big Media USA is sponsoring the 16th Annual Calabasas Wine Tasting and Silent Auction,”

Celebrate, Beautify and Unify Tucson - Barrio Centro Community Mural Unveiling

The Barrio Centro Association and Tucson Arts Brigade invite the entire community to celebrate the unveiling of the Barrio Centro Community Mural on Saturday, June 18th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Lucky Wishbone, 2712 E. 22nd Street. Join us for this free, fun-filled family event with food, music, speakers and performances. Trio Centrál will be playing Latin Jazz and Serenata will be playing Ranchera and Bolleros. The

Salzburg: International Summer Ballet Workshop, celebrating its 7th successful y …

European Dance Art Salzburg (EDAS) 7th International Summer Ballet Workshop in Salzburg, the city of Mozart. We welcome young talented dancers ages 14 – 26, who would like to perfect their skills and technique. Our specialty is to enable the young dancers to experience the life of a professional dancer in a company for the duration of 4 weeks, in which they learn everything about rehearsals, stage, lights, makeup, dress rehearsals

Johansson Projects presents Katy Stone + Allison Gildersleeve

Johansson Projects presents new work by Allison Gildersleeve and Katy Stone in Bramblur an exhibition that examines the material of nature and the nature of materials. Known internationally for her large scale public projects, Katy Stone's constructions in metal and Duralar act as both microscope and kaleidoscope, zooming in on the radical strangeness of plants’ physiques while enhancing the effect with hyperactive colors. Occupying the space between the organic and

ADC To Host New York Showing of “Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International …

NEW YORK - The Art Directors Club, the premier organization for creative people in integrated media and the first global collective of its kind, is honored to host the New York showing of Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010”, June 6 - July 29, 2011 at the ADC Gallery in New York. For additional information, please visit Graphic Intervention is drawn largely from the collection

Montezuma’s Treasure is Focus of New Mystery/Adventure Novel

Mysterious events, the search for Montezuma’s treasure, a good-looking rogue, and family secrets! How important is it to learn about our parentage? Will it make a difference in one’s life and the choices we make? To April, it makes a big difference. With a blend of mystery, adventure, humor, and sweet romance, Linda Weaver Clarke creates a story based upon the adventures of a married couple and their three daughters in

crystals, klunker, dimestore diamonds - modern interpretations of classical jewe …

Place: Gallery Schmuckfrage (Berlin, Germany) 03-06-2011 - 30-06-2011 Artists: Gabriele Hinze, Polly Wales, Stephanie Hensle For a long time jewellery provided precise information about the position of the wearer in society. The game with inclusion and exclusion lead to a specific language and form, wherein jewels took a central role. The number of those who wanted access to this form of language grew and surmounted the production of jewels - for some as well

Lampedo to sell Italian vintage design through in October 2011

The specialized dealer in 20th Century furniture Lampedo will be organizing a first time online auction with Italian vintage design by important architects and designers such as Gio Ponti, Gino Sarfatti, Ettore Sottsass, Angelo Lelli and Ico Parisi. For sale will be furniture, lighting and objets d'art in glass and ceramic. Platform for this auction will be the first real time online auction that holds a patent for its

Clean Energy and Public Art Design Competition to be held for Freshkills Park, S …

(New York City/May 24, 2011) The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) announced today that, in partnership with New York City's Department of Parks & Recreation, the 2012 LAGI design competition will be held for a site within Freshkills Park (the former Fresh Kills landfill) in Staten Island. LAGINYC 2012 is an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork for Freshkills that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the

Best Friend Books Supports Local and National Charities

29th May 2011 For Immediate Release Contact: Richard Egan Best Friend Books 0161 969 7085 Best Friend Books Supports Local and National Charities Best Friend Books is an Independent Sales Representative of Barefoot Books, an award winning children’s publishers based in the UK and in the United States, operating in the Trafford area of Greater Manchester. The retailer has been operating for almost a year, trading mainly at local events such as school fairs and charity fetes.

Firm Prepares to market the Children’s Picture Book, Nathan Saves Summer.

Pacific Palisades, Calif. (MAY 5, 2010) – Kid’s wall art, nursery art specialist and web seller will launch a line of wall art from the award-winning picture book NATHAN SAVES SUMMER. The title tells the story of the hippo Nathan who dreams of becoming the lifeguard for a small pond in Africa where the local animals vacation each summer. Concerned Nathan may be too big for

New Inspirational Fiction Transports Readers to A Time to Heal

A Time to Heal (2011) is an inspirational novel set in Historical Africa of the early 60’s. The story borders on the tale of two young lovers, Tori and Chidi, bond by the covenant of marriage but separated by the realities of ethnic differences. A Time to Heal is a bold story written by Seye Oke that sets out to show the healing power of forgiveness and love. Embracing the

Michel Montecrossa's New-Topical-Song-Concert for the Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 20 …

Mira Sound Germany releases ‘Something That Counts’, Michel Montecrossa's New-Topical-Song Concert for the Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2011 as double Audio-CD and DVD. The ‘Something That Counts’ Climate Change Concert, released by Mira Sound Germany as double Audio-CD and DVD is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song concert for the Michel Montecrossa’s Michel & Bob Dylan Fest 2011. Performed in the Omnidiet Music-Hall on 21st May 2011, the concert presents
05-30-2011 | Arts & Culture
art fairs

Urban Art 2011, 16th 17th July, the Big Society in action.

Urban Art 2011, is London’s largest annual open air Contemporary Arts Fair and takes place along the railings of Josephine Avenue, London SW2, during the weekend of Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Free entry. Around 2,000 pieces of work will be on display from 150 artists ranging from the novice to the established and with prices to match this is an event for all art

Art Contest Announced - Theme Abstracts - Apply Now for July 2011 Art Exhibition

Jupiter, Florida, May 28, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a Juried Art Contest with the theme “Abstracts” in which 2D artists (Including Photography & Excluding Video) from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for inclusion into the Gallery’s July 2011 online group exhibition. Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their


[For Immediate Release] Website “” – A collaborative effort by 2 pet lovers to create the best networking and social website just for pet lovers May 28th, 2011 – launches it’s all new pet networking and social site designed to provide pet lovers a unique experience on the web, offering apps and services not found in one place before. Since the launch of the site on May 23rd, 2011, PetBookPalz has seen
05-30-2011 | Arts & Culture
AMG Films

The Lion of Judah Premieres on Screens Nationwide in June

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A laugh-filled, heart-warming, animated tale, The Lion of Judah is a classic in the making that the entire family will enjoy. Premiering in June (beginning on the 3rd) in cities across the country, The Lion of Judah is seen through the eyes of a zany cast of stable animals and features the voice talents of Academy Award-winner Ernest Borgnine (Red, The Wild Bunch, The Dirty

Original YES Vocalist Jon Anderson To Release Long Awaited New CD 'Survival & Ot …

Asheville, NC - One of the most recognizable voices in music, the legendary Jon Anderson, best known for his work with Yes, Vangelis, Kitaro and other notable music artists, as well as his innovative solo efforts, is preparing to release one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year, 'Survival & Other Stories'. Featuring eleven new luminous songs with themes about love, life, understanding, healing and survival, Jon's new
05-27-2011 | Arts & Culture

Rare Books Auction in Hamburg - EUR 75.000* for two Photo Albums

Hamburg, 23/24 May 2011, (kk) – With an overall result of more than EUR 1,5 million*, the two day auction of Rare Books at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg realized a result that beat last year’s by EUR 300.000. ”The ever growing appeal this auction has to numerous new international customers that have previously been interested in art only is largely owed to the quality and the range of offerings“, said

Bullying in the Arts: Vocation, Exploitation and the Abuse of Power

Diva, Prima Donna, Maestro, Virtuoso: creative geniuses with the ability to deliver artistic excellence. However this perception can serve to tilt the balance of power in relationships and to substantiate the notion of artistic temperament; the Master is always right and the Diva must have her way. The artistic genius may be hell to work with but the end result (the art) is exceptional, so behaviour deemed unacceptable in normal

Seattle Artists Celebrate New Online Store at Yarn-Breaking Event

Seattle crafters Apple Yarn Over unveiled their new online store last Saturday before a live audience at the Victory Lounge. The kickoff celebration included live music by the band Locofoco, a yarn-cutting ceremony, and on-site sales of new products such as cuddly brontosaurus pillows, original Two Buck Books, giant teabags, crochet handicrafts, and functional art made from reclaimed and refurbished materials. Apple Yarn Over, consisting of Seattle residents Lindsay Nessel

STAR Servicios Lingüísticos sponsors The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace in Barcelon …

On 4 June 2011, there will be a very special showing of Karl Jenkin's work, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, in the Basílica de Santa María del Mar in Barcelona. The première of this work in Barcelona is the result of collaboration between the Coral Càrmina in Barcelona and the Chor Audite Nova from Zug in Switzerland. The Armed Man opened in the Royal Albert Hall in London in

London Libraries Consortium subscribes to smartsm to drive efficiencies around t …

Now more than ever, public libraries are having to find ways to make their resources stretch further and as well as buying new material more effectively, there is an opportunity to look at innovative ways to better utilise current stock. smartsm is the world leading stock performance improvement toolset for public libraries. It helps libraries practice the proven Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM) Methodology allowing them to manage and develop

Mississippi Flooding: Dr. Laurie Pappas Offers Real Hope In The Midst Of Tragedy

Natural catastrophies take a serious toll on those of who must suffer through them - serious injury, the death of loved ones, loss of homes and possessions, businesses destroyed, the displacment of families, financial ruin, the cost of rebuilding - the list goes on and on. These challenges can easily overwhelm even the strongest of us. Yet, amidst this chaos, there is another way of looking at such events. Dr.

Michel Montecrossa's Single 'In The Street' is dedicated to the Real Democracy P …

‘In The Street‘, Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song-Movement Audio Single and DVD released by Mira Sound Germany is dedicated to the Real Democracy Protests in Spain and the Young Europe Awakening. The song and video 'In The Street' is available on the Michel Montecrossa Newsletter. Michel Montecrossa says about ‘In The Street’: “Politics is cheap, you can’t trust a top thief. ‘In The Street’ is dedicated to the Real Democracy Protests in Spain and
05-24-2011 | Arts & Culture

Actors, musicians and architects become PoolPlayers at our summer school

The summer academy by ar2com /architecture to communications/ is inviting the three professions of musicians, architects and actors to elaborate a play within two weeks. It’ll take place for the first time in September 2011 with the theme: #01 PoolPlay bites. The application to #01 PoolPlay bites will end the 31st of May and can be found online what ? a summer academy for musicians, architects and actors when ? 18/09/2011 –

Cancer Survivor, Counselor and Caretaker, Charles A. Wilkinson Shares His Experi …

Cancer Survivor, Counselor and Caretaker, Charles A. Wilkinson Shares His Experiences And Thoughts In His Book Contemplations in the Sometimes Quiet of a Hospital Room "Contemplations in the Sometimes Quiet of a Hospital Room" captures the feelings-experience of a hospital stay. A book meant to be by the bedside of any patient, to fill the empty moments by naming the uncertainties and fears with humor, insight and grace. Doctors, nurses and

Bahamian Artist Secures Music Video Placement On Gospel Music Channel.

Bahamian native Stefan "The Scientist" Moss hit single "RISE242" and its accompanying music video has been picked up by the Gospel Music Channel (GMC). The video is in rotation and airs on "Soulful Voices" a show that features the latest in quality urban music videos with an inspirational message. Showcasing the beauty of The Bahama Islands, the music video features Moss cruising the streets of Nassau and highlighting local activities
05-24-2011 | Arts & Culture

Online store goes live at BVIMUSIC.COM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, May 22nd, 2011 BVIMUSIC.COM, the ultimate resource for nightlife, music and island gossip throughout the British Virgin Islands, has opened their online store. The online store at contains the original albums of BVI legend, Quito Rymer, as well as music from Reuben Chinnery, Da Tree Men and others. The music is available for purchase via secure connection - verified through PayPal. This music is only available

P.C. Stein Infantellina introduce Francesco Visalli "Realtà alternativa" solo-ex …

Francesco Visalli Alternative Reality City: Berlin Space: Palazzo Italia Address: Unter Den Linden 10 Period: 24th June to 9th July Title: Alternative Reality Artist: Francesco Visalli Curator: P. Charlotte Stein Infantellina Opening: 24th June Preview: 24th June at 6 p.m. Closing day: 9th July Critical text: Paolo Levi Catalogue: Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori PR: Infantellina Contemporary The Berlin leg of artist Francesco Visalli's international tour and his personal “alternative reality” will be hosted in Palazzo Italia from 24th June to 9th July. Occupying

Michel Montecrossa releases 'Bygone Times' - Single about love seen from the oth …

‘Bygone Times‘ is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song-Movement Audio Single and DVD released by Mira Sound Germany about love seen from the other side of the divide, just like the story of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The song and video 'Bygone Times' are available on the Michel Montecrossa Newsletter. Michel Montecrossa says about ‘Bygone Times’ : “‘Bygone Times’ is a New-Topical-Song Movie about love seen from the other side of the divide. It

Book Marketing, The 'Authors Marketing Powerhouse', Announces The Authors Show L …

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

The Art of Olivier D at Agora Gallery

For Immediate Release NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature French-born artist, Olivier D, in The Substance of Abstraction. The exhibition is scheduled to run from June 4, 2011 through June 25, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, June 9, 2011). About the Artist With a delicacy verging on photorealism, the marks made by painter Olivier D become whirling, dripping orbs, as strokes of paint in indigo, burnt umber, crimson and teal bounce

Indie Book Award Finalist "Oh, Beautiful" Honored in Two Memoir Categories

Big news on the book beat! "Oh, Beautiful: An American Family in the 20th Century" has been named a finalist in two memoir categories of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, which honor the most exceptional independently published books written in the English language throughout the world. Independent publishers include university presses, publishers that are not part of large conglomerates or multinational corporations, and self-published authors like John Paul Godges,

Award-Winning WW2 Memoir Featured on "The Balancing Act" on Lifetime Television …

Terry Tegnazian, co-founder of Aquila Polonica Publishing, will appear on the popular morning show “The Balancing Act,” on Lifetime Television Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Tegnazian will talk to viewers about the award-winning World War II memoir, “The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt.” Winner of the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction), author Rulka Langer’s book vividly describes protecting her family as Nazi German bombers rained death and

British Set to Invade Gettysburg, but for Purely Musical Reasons

The stage is set in Gettysburg for yet another invasion – a British musical invasion - and it’s coming this summer. 2011’s International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Gettysburg will be the largest and most comprehensive event in North America celebrating the works of British lyricist W. S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan. The Festival returns for a second year with an expanded program of the duo’s

Rodney Lough Jr. to Open San Francisco’s Largest Art Gallery

The new Rodney Lough Jr. gallery in San Francisco is currently under construction and attracting the attention of tourists and locals alike as they await the grand opening this summer. San Francisco, CA, May 20, 2011 -- Rodney Lough Jr., the world-renowned Master Landscape Photographer from Portland, Oregon, is currently designing the largest single artist gallery in the world. Sure to become a new landmark of San Francisco, the new Wilderness

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