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Exciting new vision on art - WORLD ART VISION 2008 to be launched in Cancun

Over 100 artists from 5 continents will participate in WORLD ART VISION, which will feature painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, prints, installation art, video and digital art. Arturo Garcia Bustos and Rina Lazo, who were, respectively, pupils of and assistants to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera will be present during the exhibition, therefore bringing an exceptional artistic testimony to WORLD ART VISION: CANCUN 2008. The idea of WORLD ART VISION comes from
08-08-2008 | Arts & Culture


Los Angeles, CA (August 7th, 2008) – Filmmaker Shelli Ryan’s directorial debut, JAKE’S CLOSET has been invited to screen at the DC FESTIVAL 2008 on August 15th and 16th in Washington, DC. The DC FESTIVAL is a National Civil Rights Event, which supports family rights and other issues affecting children and their parents, during divorce and family conflict. JAKE’S CLOSET explores the consequences of divorce and its’ effect on children

London charity fundraiser for HIV/AIDS orphans

Actress and show host Chrystal Rose, has halted her shooting schedule to give her support to FootstepForLife Charity and its forthcoming Gala event. Chrystal was first informed of the Charity's event whilst presenting her feature-length motion picture project "Never Say Never" at the Cannes Film Festival. Close to Chrystal's heart is the work that FootstepForLife, a UK based, 'not for profit' Charity organisation is doing to raise funds and awareness

Whimsical Art Abstraction By Susan Olmetti & Anthony Zito At The Chelsea Hotel

NEW YORK/EWORLDWIRE/Aug. 6, 2008 --- From Antony Zito's portrait painting on materials found on New York city streets to intricate abstractions painted by Susan Olmetti while perched on city sidewalks, art enthusiasts' eyes will behold a feast in the Grand Ballroom of the Chelsea Hotel (222 west 23rd Street, NY NY 10011) in a single presentation of never-before-seen paintings by Zito and Olmetti. Among the pieces, Zito captured notable gay
08-08-2008 | Arts & Culture
Skip Bolen

New Orleans Photographer Skip Bolen Launches New Website of Jazz Photos, Rural W …

NEW ORLEANS, LA. -- The new Skip Bolen Photography website has been officially launched this week. The website features an eclectic mix of both black + white and color photographs primarily of musicians in New Orleans; downtown street scenes of New Orleans, Los Angeles and New York City; rural water towers from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas; and lastly, stills photography from Fox Television's K-Ville. The new website can be

Filmfest Hamburg Announces First Films

More than 140 international feature and documentary films are celebrating their German, European or world premiere in altogether eight sections at the 16th Filmfest Hamburg. The many facets of the programme range from cinematically highbrow arthouse films to innovative mainstream cinema, from road movies to melodrama, from comedies and westerns to thrillers and children’s films. Filmfest Hamburg presents the debut films of young German and international filmmakers alongside films by famous

Blood for Art exhibition in Los Angeles

QUORUM ART COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION August 8 - September 13, 2008 Reception Friday August 8, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm LIMN 169 NORTH LA BREA AVE LOS ANGELES CA 90036 Special Event BLOOD FOR ART Sunday, August 10 th 10 am - 4pm In cooperation with the American Red Cross, Quorum will present a simple proposition to the public: a pint of blood for an original print by one of thirteen artists. To sign up in advance for blood

Calendar "Mongolia 2009"

Under the title „Mongolia 2009 “has just published the calendar of the German globetrotter Jan Balster. The calendar: Untouched nature off every Having, rest and calmness, this promises Mongolia. It is alive in their simplicity, entranced by their contrasts between tradition and modern age. While the north shows breathtaking mountain landscapes and fresh pasture surfaces, the south rescues steppe, weird rock formations and the desert Gobi. The observer succumbs to

Outlook at Asylum Gallery Continues to August 17th

Trips to Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County and Northern Mexico are the impetus for Marguerite Schaffron’s new photography and painting in an exhibit called "Outlook" at Asylum Gallery inside HQ: Headquarters for the Arts, 1719 25th St., Sacramento (behind the gray fence at 25th & R Sts.) until August 17th. There is one more Saturday evening reception from 6 to 9 pm for this show on August

Artist on a Quest for Virtue Opens Fall Season at Asylum Gallery

Since he was the kid who got in trouble in school for drawing and not paying attention, it’s almost too ironic that Carmichael resident Dan Samborski now teaches art at American River College. With his last solo show back in 2002, he is now ready to show new work from September 6 to October 6 at Asylum Gallery inside HQ: Headquarters for the Arts, 1719 25th St., Sacramento (behind

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra opens the 2008/09 season with its annual appearance …

At the beginning of August, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO) travels once again to Lucerne where it will perform at the LUCERNE FESTIVAL SOMMER under the direction of Claudio Abbado, Heinz Holliger, and Daniel Harding. The internationally renowned festival opens on 13 August with a concert of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA (LFO). The MCO serves as core and center of the LFO at the request of MCO founder Claudio Abbado.

Johansson Projects presents Outpost, an art exhibit featuring David Hamill and J …

Two artists explore the tensions between chaos and order, the meat and the skin of architecture, in Outpost Johansson Projects presents Outpost, an art exhibit that probes the imaginary and illusory properties of architecture. David Hamill’s fragmented constructions burst from their core, propagate from the ceiling, through the walls and across the central gallery, exploring how we manifest ourselves through architectural forms. With both drawings and installation, Hamill dissects architecture
08-04-2008 | Arts & Culture
Mukul Goel

New Book Explains How Devotional Hindus Connect to God

Mukul Shri Goel, PhD, published by iUniverse, Inc., the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors, has announced the release of Devotional Hinduism: Creating Impressions for God. From the first moment we utter a name of God with a wish to reach him, we trigger our spiritual evolution. As we eventually reach the peak of spirituality, we no longer desire liberation but aspire to love God forever. How does this

Sculpture with Environmental Message Moves to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Be …

July 31, 2008 (San Diego, CA)…With masterful skill, San Diego Environmental Artist James Stone, 56, fused hot glass and metal into a 14-foot sculpture to raise awareness about the degradation of our oceans. Formerly on exhibit at the Port of San Diego, “Not Seen, Not Heard, But Felt” will move to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach in August 2008. The sculpture depicts sea life under
08-01-2008 | Arts & Culture
Dune Dogs

Dune Dogs Named Top Local Band In The Triangle

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Dune Dogs (, which consists of area executives playing “country-fried swamp ‘n’ roll music,” have been named the Top Local Band in the Triangle by Metro Magazine’s 2008 MetroBravo! Awards. Readers voted for the award based on customer service, popularity and overall experience. For more information, visit The Dune Dogs are: Dusty Baker (guitar, bass, vocals); “Hillbilly” Dickerson (guitar, bass,
07-30-2008 | Arts & Culture


Los Angeles, CA (July 28, 2008) – VICIOUS CIRCLE wins the top prize, “Best Picture”, at the 2008 HBO New York International Film Festival in New York City. The film screened to enthusiastic audiences while both screenings attracted “sold out” ticket sales! Filmmaker Paul Boyd’s directorial debut, VICIOUS CIRCLE stars Nike endorsed, professional skateboarder Paul Rodriguez (also known as “P-Rod”) and Emily Rios (“Quinceañera”). “We

Burnley Music & Entertainment Complex

The worlds of independent music and entertainment production can seem like an overwhelming maze of options. Artists are pulled in every conceivable direction by the differing opinions of an industry which has become more and more unpredictable over the last decade. Roger Burnley, an artist in his own right, has negotiated the twists and turns of a career spanning the areas of music, modeling, recording, acting and teaching.

RETRO - France and Germany as Classic and Modernity

Markus Winter presents on the 25th of July “RETRO”, a show curated by Jean-Baptiste Bouvier and Markus Winter that joins France and Germany as Classic and Modernity. The etymology defines ”retro” as a way to describe aspects of modern culture derivative of certain attitudes referencing the past. The aim of this exhibition is to confront artworks and furniture in the same space. The show does not propose a manifesto; it is

Course Set for Annual Maritime Auction at Kaminski’s

Kaminski Auctions, one of Massachusetts’ premier antiques and fine art auction houses, announces their August Maritime Auction. The auction takes place under the large tent at Kaminski Auctions on Saturday and Sunday August 10 and 11, 2008. Bidding commences at 10:00 AM on Saturday and at 12:00 noon on Sunday. Preview periods occur Friday from 10 AM - 6 PM and Saturday from 8 – 10:30 AM.

PUI is celebrating its jubilee - 15 years of professional Italian language studi …

In 1993 the Italian language school in Tropea was founded originally as the Caffè Italiano Club. Then, in 2004, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research Department officially recognised the school as an accredited Italian language school and the name was changed to the Piccola Università Italiana. The Piccola Università Italiana is one of the few certified Italian language schools in Italy and the only certified language school in
07-25-2008 | Arts & Culture

LA Locals Have a Taste For the Quirky and Non Conventional

Los Angeles, CA -- Judging by the fast-paced growth of online LA Magazine LA2DAY, LA locals and area visitors have a taste for quirky, underground stories beyond the glitz and glamour often reported from the City of Angels. Just 18 months after launch, LA2DAY, a favorite source for the inside scoop on entertainment, news, cuisine, and things to do in Los Angeles, announced that it has expanded its staff to

Wreath and Ribbons, Happy Signs ... Topping-out ceremony at new House for Art

Munich, 23 July 2008, (kk) - In what will probably soon be the world’s most cutting-edge auction room, more than twenty journalists and a hundred guests today joined Robert Ketterer, who commissioned the building, in celebrating the completion of construction work on schedule. Before the official festivities at Joseph-Wild-Strasse 18 in Munich-Riem, the auctioneer and owner of Ketterer Kunst personally conducted a guided tour through the

Multimedia Solutions Launches Service Offering Sound Design & Composition for Ga …

Taking full advantage of Virtual Studio Technology (VST) and Digital Audio Workstations (DAW), Multimedia Solutions was created to offer sound design and music composition services to a global audience. Specializing in sound design and music composition for the gaming industry, Multimedia Solutions also offers services for film, television, corporate presentations, websites, CD-ROMS and other multimedia projects. Multimedia Solutions is headed by Amir Khan who has over 15 years of composition and arrangement

Daniel Putkowski to Hold Book Signing in San Nicolas, Aruba, the Town That Inspi …

On July 23, American author Daniel Putkowski will be discussing and signing his Aruba-based novel An Island Away at Charlie’s Bar, San Nicolas, Aruba SAN NICOLAS, ARUBA — “Aruba is a microcosm of the world,” novelist Daniel Putkowski remarks. He should know. The characters of his latest novel run the gamut from native Arubans to American expatriates to Colombian impresarios. The settings are equally diverse, from the gritty refinery estate

The Saatchi Gallery Launches Showdown; an international art competition online

The Saatchi Gallery has launched an online international art competition open to all artists and students from around the world. The winning work from the competition will be displayed for three months in the new Saatchi Gallery when it opens later this year. This competition, Showdown, asks any artist who wishes to take part to upload an image of their art onto Your Gallery online site ( All visitors to

Adult Students Have a New Outlet for Creative Expression

The Art Institute of Atlanta will launch an Evening and Weekend Option for several of its comprehensive, career-focused bachelor’s and associate degree programs in the fall quarter starting October 6, 2008. The new option is designed to provide working adults who cannot attend class during traditional business hours the opportunity to complete their education through a combination of evening, weekend, and online courses. The Art Institute of Atlanta

Kurt Fleckenstein at the Performance Intermedia Festival in Szczecin, PL

After the initial stage of live art and performance festival, starting from the fifth edition in 2008 the Festival has been organised based on three pillars: analog performance, intermedia (multimedia performance arts, live multimedia, intermedia facilities, idea art), intermedia and performance interventions in the public space. An essential part of the Festival includes an educational program, promotion of young artists and discussions. The works presented within the framework of the Festival

Vienna becomes an art platform with festival character during the 4th viennaartw …

Wider programme and new date offer an autumn highlight in the art calendar From November 17 until 23, the viennaartweek takes place outside the VIENNAFAIR for the first time. Along with the new date comes the opening up of the concept for the public interested in art. The festival is an event organised by the Art Cluster Vienna, an association of all important Viennese museums, exhibitions and cultural institutions. All

Do it yourself Etruscan Tomb

For an artist like Wolfgang Sandt with strong links to Umbria and Tuscany, the core land of the old Etruscans it is almost inevitable to occupy himself with the culture of that mystical people. If the artist is a stone mason as well it is only a question of time until he thinks about building an etruscan tomb of his own. The idea hit Wolfgang Sandt the first time when his

earthgrooves Volume 2 – the sound of earthTV

Following the worldwide impact of the original earthgrooves Volume 1 earth television networks has again teamed up with composers Christian Hamm and Alain Bertoni to produce twelve exclusive tracks for a new 70 minute album earthgrooves Volume 2 the sound of earthTV. It is available to purchase on or as a download form the Itunes shop. A special new edition of earthgrooves one has also been released. The laid

The Richter Art Gallery Opens on Bonaire

Artists Linda Richter and Jake Richter, long time residents of the Caribbean island of Bonaire, announced today that they have opened a new fine art gallery on the island, the Richter Art Gallery. The Richter Art Gallery, located in a new, specially constructed addition onto the Richter’s home in the Belnem area of Bonaire, features a variety of fine art and unique craft works, all created by the Richters. Linda Richter

American Gold Coins, Italian Art and Chinese Rosewood Create Smiles at Burchard …

The June 22 sale at Burchard Galleries featured an outstanding collection of American gold coins from an Orlando estate that far exceeded the pre sale estimate in fourteen of sixteen cases. The top coin lot and the top lot of the sale was a 1905 Lewis and Clark gold $1 graded from PCGS as MS64. These coins graded better than MS62 are very rare. 35,041 of the commemorative coins were

... and the band plays on

Ketterer’s House for Art at Neue Messe Munich to celebrate traditional Bavarian topping out Munich, 8 July 2008, (kk) - Everything went off without a hitch so topping-out will be celebrated on 23 July in the authentic Bavarian way. A traditional toast will be followed by genuine Bavarian brass-band music, bouncing loaves of rye bread from Andechs accompanied by savoury Bavarian cheese and crispy grilled chicken. “The inaugural – The International City Guide for the City of Prague

Dusseldorf, 8 July 2008 – Prague is a great place for working, living and visiting. Ranking 6th among Europe’s most visited cities by tourists the golden city is well known for its beauty and historical wealth. Prague has managed to define itself as entry point for business and commerce in Central Europe as it attracts a large wave of foreign companies. The City still experiences an economic boom and scores

Global Mainframe announces Reorganization of Management Team

Calgary – Brian Pike, President of Calgary-based SaaS solutions provider Global Mainframe, announced four new appointments to his management group following the completion of the recent MapFusion acquisition. Joining his elite team are Guy Paterson, David Young, Graeme Boyce and Mark Paterson. Effective immediately, each has been given a Vice President title and will be located at the company’s office in Toronto. “These guys are uniquely

First Art contest award for Kurt Fleckenstein

“Standing in the way” by German-Polish artist Art is going to be presented five times in the city centre of Schwetzingen till the 19th October in an unrivalled art contest in the metropolis of Rhein-Neckar. The open air exhibition with cumbersome title "Standing in the way" has been opened already on 31th May. Besides the classical sculptures delicate creations came into being, dedicated to the public space in a poetical, critical

Honeytrap. An all female group exhibition at Strychnin Gallery

Starring women artists from over seven different countries. Opening reception at Strychnin Gallery Berlin on July 18th at 7 p.m. A coy, superior female agent seduces a male enemy and obtains his secrets. Cunningly employed charms enchant an unsuspecting victim – “honeytrap” is a term used to describe the process of seduction in order to compromise, obtain secrets, prove someone’s infidelity, or otherwise put someone in an exploitable position. Our
07-01-2008 | Arts & Culture

WCPE Expands Listenership

Partners with Missouri Southern State University Station KXMS 88.7 FM WAKE FOREST, N.C. (June 27, 2008) – announces today its new partnership with Joplin, Missouri’s 88.7KXMS/Fine Arts Radio International®. The Missouri Southern State University station will rebroadcast WCPE’s programs daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during school vacations, as well as at various times while classes are in session. “88.7KXMS/Fine Arts Radio International® is happy to partner with

Whaleless. An international group show dedicated to the whales

Opening reception July 11th at 7 p.m. at Strychnin Gallery London. A percentage of sales to be donated to Greenpeace. “Whaleless” is an art project dedicated to those artists wishing to express their indignation, rage, shame, disbelief or concern about the slow disappearance of the fascinating giant marine mammals. Pollution, whaling and unacceptable fishing practices are only some of the causes that seriously endanger their survival. It seems that they are

Patience Brewster Silent Auction to Benefit Sands Cancer Center

Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame hosts a silent auction of an original Patience Brewster. An original work is now being auctioned at Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame in Canandaigua for the Sands Cancer Center. "Offering Thanks", an original that was done in pencil, watercolor and gouache on paper from famed artist Patience Brewster, will be showcased from June 27 to July 13th. Those who are interested are welcomed to bid and

International Computer Animation Festival Vienna: realtime generation 2008

This is a generation of digital artists, who produce real-time generated audio-visual animations and inspire the public, gaming industry and film-studios with their products. Along with their partners from the digital culture movement „Demoscene“ the organisers’ team [d]vision offer a possibility to learn about the history and the language of the movement, as well as to have a closer look on audio-visual products, composed of code, music and graphic. The festival

Xavier and Antonio BUENO

From 3 July - 17 August 2008, an exhibition dedicated to the two brothers, Xavier e Antonio Bueno, "XAVIER e ANTONIO BUENO Identità e diversità di due fratelli pittori” will take place at the Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea in Arezzo. The exhibition, which is promoted by the town council of Arezzo, is curated by Giovanni Faccenda and organized by the architectural studio, Alessandro Luzzi Workshop. 75 works will be on view,

MOONBLINX Publishing announces first art book release: Rolf Wagner emerging stru …

Frankfurt, 22.06.2008. MOONBLINX Publishing (, based in Frankfurt, Germany, will publish its first art book in English and German language by Tobias Wall (Texts) and Karsten Thormaehlen (Concept & Design). Moonblinx Gallery has closely worked with the Estate of Rolf Wagner (1914-2003), Rolf-Wagner-Stiftung, to present the book "Rolf Wagner emerging structures". This publication is an important first step in rekindling an awareness for Rolf Wagner’s work among the art viewing

The Nia Trilogy Begins

Atlanta author, Kimberly Ware, wrote a thought provoking novel series called The Nia Trilogy that touches on social issues that occur in urban “ghettos” through out the United States. Messenger Publishing, Inc. (MPI) has released the first book of The Nia Trilogy, “The Age of Innocence”, as an E-book. MPI is planning to release this timeless classic in paperback on July 2008. This novel has a deep rooted meaning; the stages
06-20-2008 | Arts & Culture

WCPE General Manager to Serve on NCAB Board

Deborah Proctor Elected Affiliate Director WAKE FOREST, N.C. (June 18, 2008) — announced today General Manager Deborah S. Proctor has been elected to the board of directors of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB). Proctor will serve as an affiliate director and will be responsible for representing the interests of non-commercial radio and TV members of the NCAB. “Deborah is an extraordinarily knowledgeable and creative broadcaster, and the state’s

‘Observatory, Air-Port-City, 2008’

The exhibition ‘Psycho Buildings. Artists Take on Architecture’ in the summer of 2008, marks the 40th birthday of the Hayward Gallery. Opened by the Queen in 1968, it today belongs to one of Europe´s largest cultural centres as part of the South Bank Centre on the South Bank of the Thames. Even back then it had more of a high security prison feeling than an art location due to the
06-12-2008 | Arts & Culture

WCPE’s 30th Birthday Present

Gift-Giving Contest Kicks Off Yearlong Celebration WAKE FOREST, N.C. (June 11, 2008)—, WCPE, announces today a contest for loyal listeners to celebrate the station’s 30th anniversary. The randomly drawn winners will receive one of the WCPE 30th birthday presents in celebration of three decades of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. The drawing will take place on the anniversary of the station’s first broadcast, July 18. Thirty winners, one

Art Basel Week 2008: Extensive Coverage on VernissageTV

Basel, June 11, 2008 -- The current and upcoming episodes on VernissageTV art tv focus on the Art Basel Week 2008 in Basel, Switzerland. VernissageTV had an early look at Art Basel\'s Public Art Projects and the satellite fairs and at some Art Basel related events in Zurich. Concerning Art 39 Basel, VernissageTV focused on the Art Unlimited sector with two videos. There is an interview with American artist Ellsworth Kelly,

Houston’s First Lady, Andrea White, Publishes Her Second Brilliant Book

When Andrea White is not working hard making sure that kids are reading, she’s writing books for them. Window Boy (Bright Sky Press April 2008), is a story about a young boy in a wheelchair who has Winston Churchill as an imaginary best friend. Set in 1968, this touching novel tells the story of Sam Davis, a young man with cerebral palsy that peers though his bedroom window every day

The city’s most exclusive ladies

Munich, 6 June 2008, (kk) - Almost € 100 000* was the sum paid by a connoisseur of art and women from southern Europe for the small (36.2 x 36.2 cm) but exquisite Martial Raysse “Mädchenkopf” [“Head of a Girl”]. Thus he ensured that the estimate of € 40 000 was more than doubled at the Ketterer Kunst auction on 5 June 2008, which realised overall proceeds of

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