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When Living Imitates Art

When Living Imitates Art

December 12th, 2014

Bennington, VT - Thursday August 5, 2010

Oscar Wilde once claimed that life imitates art. He might never have wondered about when living and art joined forces. Life is different from living; the former is a catch-all, a big place where many caveats reside. The latter is all about time, and what we make of it.

In the case of Sose Gjelaj, her new gallery in downtown Bennington attempts to put a new spin on that old adage, but more so hones in on living. Gjelaj lives where she works, a second floor gallery, studio and apartment appropriately named Sose's Art Gallery.

Sose's is tucked away at 201 South St., identified by its red door, red sign, and its red sandwich board on the sidewalk. It's one of a growing number of art concerns leading a decade-long downtown revival that has focused on culture. This makes Sose's a natural spawn of the community's efforts at urban revitalization with a local emphasis.

When I first walked up the steps of Sose's, it never struck me...

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Steve Whalen Wins Blue Ribbon

Steve Whalen Wins Blue Ribbon

December 12th, 2014

Palm Harbor, FL - Steve Whalen is proud to announce that he won first place in photography for his "Shocking Pink" photo at the Creative Artist Guilds juried Christmas event. He will be at Art in Park, December 14th, in Downtown Dunedin from 10:00am to 4:00pm. His work is on display at Dunedin Fine Art Center, John Vassel's Art & Antique store and at Stirling Art Gallery.

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Sose Gjelaj Contributing Artist

Sose Gjelaj Contributing Artist

December 12th, 2014

Bennington, VT - ...

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Christmas Edition Available Of The Prestigious Cornwall Today Magazine With Front Cover Photo By Wayne Lingard.

Christmas Edition Available Of The Prestigious Cornwall Today Magazine With Front Cover Photo By Wayne Lingard.

December 12th, 2014

Whitsand Bay, Co - Striking photograph of a Cornish stag used as a Christmas cover in Cornwall Today magazine, taken by photographer Wayne Lingard. www.cornwallphotogallery.co.uk

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Open House At Rago In January Features A Panel Presentation By Five Under Thirty

Open House At Rago In January Features A Panel Presentation By Five Under Thirty

December 12th, 2014

Lambertville, NJ - OPEN HOUSE AT RAGO ON JANUARY 6TH FEATURES A PANEL PRESENTATION BY 5 UNDER 30.

Lambertville, NJ: Cataloguers are a talented, knowledgeable and indispensable part of the staff at Rago (and all auction houses). They work hand-in-glove with specialists on object identification and description, provenance research, catalog essays and client relations. Often, they are at the start of their careers. Always, they have a passion for the arts and material culture. On Tuesday, January 6, five of Rago’s cataloguers – all under 30 – will introduce you to property from the Rago Unreserved auction that has caught their attention and explain why:

• Elsa Vreeland, Furnishings and Decorative Arts department, on the influence of the Brothers Adam or the "Adamesque" on serviceable furniture of the late Georgian Era as typified in lot 335, a George III sideboard.
• Sarah Ann Wilson, Fine Art department, on Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds, one of which will be featured in Sunday's...

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Vikings Invade FCA HQ In London

Vikings Invade FCA HQ In London

December 12th, 2014

Farnham, Su - Well, sort of! Nigel Follett's Lumen Prize short-listed painting 'Ragnar's Epitaph' was selected by the regulatory body, the 'Financial Conduct Authority', (FCA) as part of their lobby display, 'Art at the FCA'.

It will be there from the end of November 2014 for three months and is projected on a huge screen in the waiting area of their HQ in Canary Wharf, London, UK.

Amongst other things, the FCA supervise the conduct of over 50,000 UK firms, and regulate the prudential standards of those firms not covered by the Prudential Regulation Authority. We hope that means something to some of you....

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Flower Throw Pillows

Flower Throw Pillows

December 12th, 2014

Lancaster, PA - Photographer Tana Reiff was delighted to hear FAA is now offering throw pillows. It's the ideal application for her growing collection of flower and wildflower photos. She has prepared 28 images (so far), cropped to fit as intended within the pillow margins. The gorgeous extreme closeups appear in a new gallery at http://tana-reiff.artistwebsites.com. Reiff welcomes presentation suggestions for future pillow offerings.

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Attn - Collectors And Gallery Owners - Limited Time Offer

Attn - Collectors And Gallery Owners - Limited Time Offer

December 12th, 2014

APO, AE - Limited Time Offer! Only $44 for a 14" x 11" fine art canvas print! That is a $39 discount from the original price! The work is entitled Masked Pleasure by Sandra Spalding. Exp: 12/17.

http://fineartamerica.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=158317

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Portrait Drawing Basics- January 17, 2015

Portrait Drawing Basics- January 17, 2015

December 12th, 2014

Lafayette, CO - Ruth Soller will instruct Portrait Drawing Basics- Dabbler Workshop at Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Avenue, Louisville, CO.
This 3 hour class on Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 9 am to 12 noon, is perfect for adult beginning artists and is sponsored by Louisville Art Association. Tuition is $15 for LAA members and $20 for non-members. Class size is limited, so sign up now.
Contact Letitia Hess at ljhess50@gmail.com to sign up.

Learn to draw the human head in correct proportions with basic shading. If you ever struggle to sketch a portrait, this fun dabbler workshop will provide the tools and encouragement you need to begin drawing the portrait with confidence. Working with a model we will begin by posing and lighting the model and progress to sketching the head and features in correct proportions and with light and shadow patterns.

Portrait Sketches by Ruth Soller, charcoal pencil, 18x14 approximate

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Constructing A Powerful Public Works Portfolio One Piece At A Time

Constructing A Powerful Public Works Portfolio One Piece At A Time

December 12th, 2014

Kapaa, HI - American City and County selects Brad Burns as official Construction artist.
www.americancityandcounty.com/construction/artwork-constructing-powerful-public-works-portfolio-one-piece-time#slide-0-field_images-58791

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