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03-01-2012 | Arts & Culture
Photokore

Photokore opens the ‘Asian Flavors’ Photo Contest to all photographers

Asia-based stock photo company, Photokore, launches an Asian-themed photo competition today, inviting image submissions that portrays each contestant’s concept of Asia. Images are being accepted from today, March 1. The contest, ‘Asian Flavors’, is open to all photographers around the world, and is accepting single or multiple image submissions that illustrate the photographer’s personal concept of Asia. Participants can submit images to two categories – People, and Still Life/Objects. Subject matter

Noriko Kinouchi: Eye-Catching Digital Artworks at Agora Gallery

Japanese artist Noriko Kinouchi has developed an innovative approach that transforms her original delicate representations of the natural world into something decidedly more powerful. Through digital print media, Kinouchi has found a way to create an entirely new visual representation, freeing her from the expressive limits of more traditional art forms. The computer enables her to create much bolder images than she could by using paint on canvas. As Kinouchi

Nicholas Vitale: Nature Itself at Agora Gallery

Nicholas Vitale charts new ground where the like-minded Fauvists and psychedelic artists of the 1960s left off. Using gouache or oil paint, he paints still lifes and landscapes of the rugged natural regions of the western United States. The surface of each canvas is active with texture, while the images themselves exude energy through the artist's intense use of unadulterated complementary colors. If a faraway mountain range seems to have

The Art of Ballet by Nataixa Ros at Agora Gallery

Franco-Spanish artist Nataixa Ros worked in Paris and Madrid fashion houses for years before moving to Barcelona and devoting her life to painting. The acute sensitivity of the designer to the shape and proportions of the female form continue to serve her well, particularly in a recent series of ballerina portraits. She eschews the unspecific and stylized imagery of fashion illustrations for an arresting aesthetic that, as she acknowledges, draws

JAYLENE CLARK WINS FIRST PLACE IN AMATEUR NIGHT COMPETITION AT THE WORLD FAMOUS …

February 17, 2012- Jaylene Clark, Executive Director of Harlem KW Project, LLC and Director of the Off-Broadway play, Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale was the first place winner in Wednesday night’s Amateur Night competition at the Apollo Theater. Clark performed a spoken word piece from Killer Whale entitled “SoHA”, in which she creatively expresses her sentiments against the renaming of Harlem and the changes to the neighborhood

St Louis Public Radio Interviews Photographer Steve Giovinco Photography Exhibit …

Steve Giovinco, Widely Exhibited Contemporary Fine Art Photographer, Interviewed on KWMU 90.7FM and Discusses Poetic Night Landscapes in St. Louis Photography Exhibition. Steve Giovinco, widely exhibited contemporary fine art photographer, will be interviewed on KWMU 90.7FM Friday, February 24 at 11:30am, CST. Steve will discuss his recent poetic night landscape photographs exhibited at the Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis on the local arts show, Cityscape, hosted Steve Potter. The

Johansson Projects presents Hymns to the Moon featuring Tadashi Moriyam + Robert …

Johansson Projects presents Hymns to the Moon, where sublime omens haunt everyday spaces, both of the landscape and of the imagination. Robert Minervini and Tadashi Moriyama depict visions of a timeless future. Moriyama's works swarm with details in their depiction of the last judgment for the digital age. Weeds, wires, blood and guts coil around classical sculpture, original sin and corporate headquarters. At the crux of his painted paranoia, viewers

Experience the Battle on Snowshoes at Fort Ticonderoga

(Ticonderoga, NY) Experience an exciting living history event at Fort Ticonderoga highlighting Major Robert Rogers and the Battle of Snowshoes on Saturday, March 10 from 10 am – 4 pm! Visit the French Garrison in the middle of winter inside Fort Ticonderoga and tour through opposing pickets of British rangers and French soldiers, both well trained and adapted to frontier, winter warfare. At 1 pm on Saturday, visitors will experience

Sultry Chanteuse Ute Lemper Brings Weimar to the Chan Centre Stage

Vancouver, BC - The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Berlin Nights/Paris Days: The Art of Chanson; an intimate evening of cabaret, jazz, and tango evoking the bygone Weimar era on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Leading this journey, through the work of Weill, Piazzolla, Schulhoff and Piaf, is the multi-talented singer, actor, dancer, and

Author Rusty Blackwood Releases New Children's Book For Parents And Grandparents …

Acclaimed Canadian author Rusty Blackwood, author of the 'Passion In Paris' series, has announced the release of her new children's book, 'Through The Eyes Of Innocence'. The book is a collection of short stories based on her experiences growing up in rural Ontario, Canada. "Our childhood warrants more than we realize with regard to who we become as adults," says Rusty wholeheartedly. "A child who was allowed to laugh, explore, and

Grays of Westminster Wins Amateur Photographer 'Gold Winner' Good Service Award …

The Nikon-only camera shop received a large number of votes online via their Twitter profile, Facebook Page and blog The esteemed Nikon-only dealer, Grays of Westminster, was presented with the What Digital Camera/Amateur Photographer 'Gold Winner' Good Service Award, as voted for by What Digital Camera readers and website visitors for the second year in a row. This prestigious award was presented to Gray Levett, founder of Grays of Westminster,

Altenbourg exhibition allows intimate insight - Boycotted in the GDR – on displa …

Berlin, 21 February, 2012, (kk) – Gerhard Altenbourg counts among the most renowned artists of the second half of the 20th century. Even though his accomplishments are tremendous, he was officially boycotted by the GDR up until the early 1980s. Some 100 works, among them 30 woodcuts in colors, almost 40 lithographs, a dozen woodcuts as well as drawings and India ink works from between 1953 and 1989 are on

Silver Plume Gallery Presents Red Rug Red Earth a Collection of Navajo Textiles …

The Silver Plume Gallery proudly presents their ‘Red Rug Red Earth’ exhibition, described as ‘A Collection of Navajo Textiles’ at their Native American and Indigenous art gallery, located in the prestigious Double Bay area of Sydney. ‘For one month and one month only we would like to invite you to explore an exclusive collection of Navajo textiles from the 1880 to the 1930s’ Says the Silver Plume gallery’s owner’ Tad Anderman.

Michel Montecrossa's 'A Song' appeals to conscience of leaders of Iran, Russia, …

‘A Song‘ – Michel Montecrossa’s Topical-Evolver-Song & Movie (from his Slam Poetry Earth and Peace Musical ‘The Invisible Wall), released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio-single and DVD, is a passionately non-propagandistic appeal to the conscience of the leaders of Iran, Russia, Israel and America not to lose sight of the people and not to send millions and billions of children, mothers and fathers to death. Michel Montecrossa about ‘A Song’

Southwest-Gallery.com builds online library of meditation videos

Southwest-Gallery has created a library of videos of isolated and mysterious locations in the American Southwest. Color and monochrome photographs accompanied by serene Bach selections. The three to five minute videos are perfect for meditation or a relaxing break in a hectic day. Current selections include the following: * Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona * Hole-In-The-Rock Road and the Gulch in Escalante National Monument in Utah * Ghost Ranch and the

Artist Russell Rowland Now Light Space & Time's Featured Artist

Jupiter, Florida - February 18, 2012 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that artist Russell Rowland is now the gallery's featured artist and he will be showcased on their website for the next 30 days. Russell Rowland is a freelance art photographer based in the New York City area. Russ began his creative career as a successful executive in the public relations field, where

The Ritz London Hosts The Golden Egg For The Faberge Big Egg Hunt

The greatly anticipated Fabergé Big Egg Hunt comes to London on Tuesday, 21st February, an event that will see the humble egg hurtled into a new record-breaking realm in the name of charity. The Ritz London is delighted to support this charitable event, which aims to raise up to £2 million for Action for Children and Elephant Family, and will showcase a larger than life golden egg along the Hotel’s

Michel Montecrossa's live-album ‘In The Light Is The Answer’ reflects change in …

‘In The Light Is The Answer’, released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio-CD and DVD, presents 18 New-Topical Songs by Michel Montecrossa, Mirakali and Diana Antara reflecting the challenge of change in the ongoing world events. Michel Montecrossa performs 10 Evolver-Acoustic-Songs, Mirakali 4 Peace-Evolver-Songs and Diana Antara 4 heartbeat songs. Michel Montecrossa opens the concert with his down-to-earth acoustic set presenting the following songs: ‘In The Light Is The Answer‘,

AllSaints Spitalfields Continue Their Widely Acclaimed Basement Sessions

AllSaints Spitalfields continue their close affiliation with the music industry with their latest release for the widely acclaimed Basement Sessions. Having always held a close affiliation with music, AllSaints' ever growing Basement Sessions have gone from strength to strength since their 2011 inception. From the outset, AllSaints had a long standing history of collaborating with and supporting various musical talents, however the decision to establish Basement Sessions has allowed the fashion
02-17-2012 | Arts & Culture
JCNI

Town Hall Harnesses Youth to Create Community Change

How can a community successfully address the issues that affect youth and create structures for safety, opportunity, and deeper connection between generations and among cultural groups? The answer lies in listening to the collective voice of the next generation and building partnerships that provide accessible and relevant solutions. “Silence is Worse than Violence: A Youth Town Hall Meeting” opens an important conversation in southeastern San Diego between young people, adults,
02-17-2012 | Arts & Culture
Filmfunds

Startup Looks Set to Flip the Switch on 3-D Movie Re-Releases

FilmFunds’ process speeds up converting from 2-D to 3-D and lowers the cost Los Angeles - After a 3-D re-release of “The Lion King” roared at the box office last year, a pipeline of 3-D theatrical re-releases is in place for this year. But Carl Freer, founder of L.A. startup FilmFunds, thinks there’s room for even more. His startup just started selling 3-D conversion technology to studios that allows them to

Uniaak Brings Cheers for its Clients in New Year 2012

Noida, U.P, India– February 15, 2012. Uniaak brings cheers for its clients in this New Year with its latest range of home decor items, unique gift items and handcrafted jewellery. All these items are made up of superior quality material and are available at reasonable prices. For those looking for unique home decor ideas in India, Uniaak has brought a range of artistic pieces to adorn each area of home.

Current exhibition: ‘Shadows in the park’ in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany

The parkways of Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg and Schlosshotel Lerbach in Bergisch-Gladbach near Cologne currently host an exhibition featuring a number of the so-called ‘shadow sculptures’ by the German artist Stefan Szczesny. The exhibition is part of a series of installations of these sculptures under the general title ‘Shadows in…’. Previous venues were St. Moritz, Sylt and Saint-Tropez. Born in Munich in 1951, Stefan Szczesny is among the protagonists of the

Celebrity HGTV Host Suzanne Whang Debuts One Woman Comedy Show about Breast Canc …

On February 5 at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA, Suzanne Whang opened her one woman show "Cracked Open" before a sell-out crowd. You can buy tickets to the remaining show at http://www.suzannewhangcrackedopen.com. Cracked Open radically and comically dissect issues of race, culture, gender and politics, and addresses the actress's ongoing journey with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. This funny and autobiographical show received a standing ovation from an audience comprised primarily

Hungry Ear Coffee House March Music Madness

ESCAPE TO MARCH MUSIC MADNESS at the Hungry Ear Coffee House at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation, March 3, 8 pm for ballads to beach music with a bit of country. $5 suggested donation, larger amounts gratefully accepted. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and sweets available. Plenty of free parking. Please bring a canned food donation for the Community Action Center. Doors open at 7:30 pm. PERFORMERS Wil Hodge: Real Nashville-Country - Singer/Songwriter/Producer Wil

Home Resource Presents "Shakespeare's Problem with Women" in Sarasota, FL

SARASOTA, FLORIDA – Michael and Kathy Bush of Home Resource are pleased to present “Bitch: Shakespeare’s Problem with Women,” as they continue to nurture the London tradition of live fringe theater in downtown Sarasota. “Nothing is more vivid in our memories of London than watching Shakespeare performed along the banks of the Thames, or in a field without a stage, or set where actors sat with the audience when they
02-09-2012 | Arts & Culture
Big Noise

Al Gomes and A. Michelle of Big Noise Celebrate 22 Years of Music Business Accom …

Big Noise, the award-winning music firm founded in 1990 by Al Gomes and A. Michelle will celebrate its 22nd anniversary this year. In the past year, Al Gomes and A. Michelle's achievements included assisting jazz legend Freddy Cole in scoring a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album for 'Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B' (Big Noise also hosted the celebratory party with Freddy at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel on

Michel Montecrossa dedicates Single 'Russia and America Rock' to superpowers and …

Mira Sound Germany releases as Single and DVD ‘Russia and America Rock‘, Michel Montecrossa’s Evolver-Song & Movie from the Reality Rocker movie series Part One ‘New Day’. ‘Russia and America Rock‘ is dedicated to Russia and America and their hot spots Iran and Syria. The song and movie are available on the Michel Montecrossa Homepage. The song can be downloaded from Bandcamp. Michel Montecrossa says: “The ‘Russia and America Rock’ is a

CONTESA Announces Enhanced Education Sponsorship Programme for AIDS Orphans in Z …

8th February 2012, Bournemouth: CONTESA a UK registered charity which supports AID orphans in Zambia has today announced the enhancement of the CONTESA Education Sponsorship Programme, which will sponsor the secondary education of students from Kabwe Futures Community School and Messiah Mission Community School in Lusaka. The programme was created to assist students leaving community schools after grade 9 to enter government schools that require fees to be paid for tuition,

Tiempo Libre Brings the Heat and Rhythm of Havana to the Chan Centre

Vancouver, BC - The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents three-time Grammy nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre. The high-voltage Latin septet will bring audiences to their feet on Friday, March 9 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. “The music of Cuba is undeniable. It simply sets your body in motion,” said Joyce Hinton, Co-Managing Director of the Chan Centre. “Equally

The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge [DL8] February, 9-19th 2012

Naherholung Sternchen, Berlin-Mitte [DL8], the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the festival for contemporary media and film, 2012, is hitting Berlin in a new vein and venue, this year making the up-and-comer insider tip Naherholung Sternchen its stomping ground. The reason for the move will be clear to all once they hit the doors, literally a stone’s throw from the iconic Kino International near Alexanderplatz Berlin: the location, a one-time thespians’

Fine artwork, Russian objects, more will be auctioned Feb. 25 by Elite Decorativ …

(BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) – Around 400 quality lots of fine artwork, decorative art and Russian works will cross the block on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Elite Decorative Arts. The auction will be held in the firm’s spacious gallery facility, located in the Quantum Town Center at 1034 Gateway Boulevard (Suite 106-108) in Boynton Beach. The action will begin at 1 p.m. (EST). Two works of art are expected to fetch $80,000-$100,000.

Frida Kahlo: la Tehuana

After four weeks Winter break, on February 4th 2012 the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund in Baden-Baden opens again with the continuation of the exhibition “Frida Kahlo: Viva La Vida”. During the month of February the Museum will show an additional exhibition “Frida la Tehuana”, dedicated to the famous Tehuana dresses Frida Kahlo used to wear and to paint. These dresses are composed of a blouse (called “Huipil”) and a long skirt, which the women

ACCORD Freedom Trail Creates Cell Phone Tour Experience with OnCell Mobile Techn …

This week, in honor of Black History Month, the ACCORD Freedom Trail in St. Augustine, Florida, unveiled a new cell phone tour powered by OnCell. The cell phone tour corresponds with 31 historical Freedom Trail markers dedicated to remembering, recognizing and honoring all of those who risked their lives to attain civil rights for all and to celebrate St. Augustine’s pivotal role in the passage of the Landmark Civil

Conserving and Caring for Art Prints

Pollution in the Environment and living conditions proving hazardous for precious works of art. Limited edition art prints by well known artists today retain their social and financial value as art as they are creations of an artistic process rather than a mechanical one, and they may become rare as they are limited in number. Proper care and conservation of these treasured pieces of art has become an important concern for

Elle Febbo Celebrates Birthday with OC Foster Youth through “My Giving” Campaign …

Former Orangewood Children’s Home resident turned bestselling children’s author gives back for her birthday, and invites others to do the same. Orange, CA, February 2, 2012 -- Elle Febbo was once a child resident at Orangewood Children’s Home for abused, abandoned and neglected children in Orange County, CA; today, she’s a bestselling author, and child advocate who’s opted to pass on the birthday gifts this year, and instead is asking friends

A&O Technology implements in the role of general service provider Gert Hof's pro …

Doha, Qatar – 11th December 2011 – On the third Sunday in Advent, the Katara Amphitheatre was transformed into a chalice of light and sound, while the heavens above the Katara Village in Doha, Qatar, were flooded with blazing beams of light. For the ceremonial opening of the Katara Amphitheatre, under the patronage of His Highness Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Than, on the occasion of the Fourth Forum

Threads and paint shape Raul de la Torre’s art universe at Artspace Warehouse Lo …

A Barcelona-born artist, Raul de la Torre, organically embroiders his way on the Los Angeles art scene with a sweeping artwork installation at Artspace Warehouse. Raul de la Torre’s path to art came to fruition in Los Angeles, his adopted city. Born and raised in Barcelona, Raul's artworks have been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where he is a member of the museum’s Art Council.

Experience Rhythm, Color and Movement in Sieglinde Wagner’s Art at Agora gallery …

Sieglinde Wagner's mixed media work runs the gamut from full abstraction to figurative paintings. Her careful, focused attention to her subjects and themes is surpassed only by her fine-tuned sense of rhythm, color, and movement. Wagner's lines have a pulsing, vibrating quality. Her abstracts on daringly thin vertical canvases leap from the surface with jittery, frenetic, yet somehow graceful movement, charged with electric emotion. Even when her work is

Rusiko Plaksina’s Brings a Piece of Georgian Culture to the New York Art Scene

Georgian artist Rusiko Plaksina combines abstract elements with image-based art both to highlight the beauty of art as its own entity and explore the progressive development of modernity as it continues to unfold. In fantastical images defined by a confluence of colors and a wide range of emotions, she brings balance and harmony to our modern consciousness by providing a visual counterpoint to the chaos that inevitably surrounds us. Profoundly

Janice Sobel: Contours of the Mind at Agora Gallery

A pyrotechnic orientation and a keen interest in figuration forge the core of Janice Sobel’s thickly layered acrylic on canvas compositions. Her bold abstractions in scintillating jewel tones follow elemental themes – fire, water, earth and ether. Expanding and contracting across the foreground, her painterly gestures evoke the sweet rhythm of a lilting ballad or glacial spring. Sobel identifies painting as a ‘pure’ source of joy, enabling new ways of

40. Istanbul Music Festival presents programme 2012: "Hope and Heroes", 31 May - …

The Istanbul Music Festival, the first festival organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012. Sponsored by the Borusan Holding since 2006, the Festival’s 40th edition will be held between 31 May and 29 June. The 40th Music Festival will host more than 750 local and foreign artists in Istanbul and will present a month full of music. The 40th

Incite Creative helps PaintPrints Make its Mark

The Hadassah Medical Center pioneers stem cell research to improve and potentially cure the lives of people suffering from debilitating diseases and conditions. Baltimore, MD, February 01, 2012 - Incite Creative is proud to announce its involvement with local artist, Stephanie Levine, in helping to shape her brand and create exposure for her collection of original works titled, PaintPrints by Staphanie in conjunction with her recent honoring at the Hadassah Medical

Reinisch Contemporary opens with new works by Hubert Schmalix

Winter Journey, an exhibition of new paintings by renowned Austrian artist Hubert Schmalix, marks the return of art collector and dealer Helmut Reinisch to the historical centre of Graz. More than 200 m2 in a prime location are (once again) converted into a setting for selected art projects. Günther Holler-Schuster, Universalmuseum Joanneum, about Winter Journey: The new paintings by ever-travelling Hubert Schmalix are, as in the past, determined by ostensible contradictions.
02-02-2012 | Arts & Culture
Orion PR

IIA AWARDS Celebrates Centenary of the Capital

New Delhi, 2012: Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) salutes the political and cultural city of Delhi, on completing 100 years of its re-emergence as modern India's capital. Commemorating the centenary of the Capital, this year the coveted annual 'IIA Awards 2011' will be held at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi on February 5, 2012. New Delhi will witness the biggest ever annual congregation of Architects, where more than 1800

New help for struggling photographers

Photography has in recent years been one of the most popular hobbies in the world, with millions of cameras sold worldwide every year, and the advent of digital photography and affordable equipment in theory allowing amateur photographers to take pictures as good as the professionals. So often this has not always been the case as many hobbyists struggle to get the most out of their often complicated camera gear and are

I.M. Chait To Auction Important Chinese Ceramics & Asian Artworks During Asia We …

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – When the doors are opened to I.M. Chait’s elegant Manhattan gallery space during Asia Week New York (March 16-24), the management and staff of the family-owned southern California firm expect to welcome many old friends to their preview and March 21 auction of Important Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art. The company’s venerable founder and auctioneer Isadore “I.M.” Chait, who is celebrating his 45th year

Michel Montecrossa's CD ‘Talking Banking Solution’ (The Evolver Song) for WEF, O …

‘Talking Banking Solution’ (The Evolver Song), released by Mira Sound Germany on Audio Single and DVD, is Michel Montecrossa’s New-Topical-Song singing ‘capitalism has to change’ and is stimulated by World Economic Forum, Occupy & the People. The song and video ‘Talking Banking Solution’ (The Evolver Song) are available on the Michel Montecrossa Homepage. Michel Montecrossa says about Talking Banking Solution (The Evolver Song): “Talking Banking Solution (The Evolver Song) is singing about

Robert E. Person, Popular Inspirational Singer, Debuts At D.C.’s Famed Blues All …

Robert E. Person is known for his smoldering tenor vocals and near perfect delivery. The artist’s career has soared since the release of his critically-acclaimed project, Soul Sanctuary. Showcasing inspirational, urban and jazz sounds, the CD is the third effort from the award-winning soloist. Produced by Allyn Johnson, Director of Jazz Studies of the University of the District of Columbia, the project flaunts strong jazz and soul

Prominant LDS writer publishes uplifting, nearly-lost Mormon classics

Popular Latter-day Saint author and blogger Mary Bailey has long sought after and embraced many of the early classics of Mormon literature. In the past many of these rare and obscure works have been available in antique book stores and poor-quality internet scans only. Now, having amassed and personally transcribed many of these almost-lost classics, she seeks to make these works widely available once again.

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