Lehigh Avenue Arts Festival This Saturday, April 26th! Noon-8PM

Lehigh Avenue Arts Festival This Saturday, April 26th! Noon-8PM
With schools cutting arts and music classes left and right, Portside provides an enormous variety of classes for any student including drawing, painting, music, dance, upholstery, spin art and more. Founded in 2007 by Creighton, a local mosaic and …
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Working with a purpose
Mentor, VJane Gordon, whose “inquiry method” fosters experimental and conceptual approaches to drawing and painting, supported the artists' development from direction finding and goal setting to celebratory conclusion. From inception through exhibition …
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Never Adult Moment: Artist Michael Sieben ollies his skater years into the
Bright with paintings and sculptural installations and a short animation, Sieben's show conjures a mythos of wheels and speed and skilled kinesis, the music-fueled camaraderie and architectural surround of its young inhabitants, the sensation of …
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杉本博司新作版画展『3 Lithographs』

ラムフロム・ザ・コンセプトストアのギャラリースペース、GALLERY at lammfrommでは、現代美術家、杉本博司(すぎもとひろし)の新作版画展『3 Lithographs』を2010年6月9日(水)から6月30日(水)まで開催いたします。

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St. Helens High School hosts multi-school art show
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Exhibition of Nikos Floros Unique Aluminum Sculptural Costumes Inspired by Maria Callas, Grace Kelly and Catherine the Great, Enthralls at the Russian Arts Museum


New York, New York (PRWEB) March 14, 2014

International dignitaries and celebrities joined an overflow crowd at the opening reception on March 6th of the major retrospective exhibition of the internationally recognized sculptor of Hellenic descent, Nikos Floros, at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Following a very successful run from September 2, 2013 to March 2, 2014 at the Tsaritsyno State Museum and Reserve in Moscow where over 4 million people from around the world visited the exhibition, it continued on to St. Petersburg where the director of the museum reported that the record crowds have come to see the exhibit in the first few days after its opening and the comments have been extremely favorable. Many visitors were very impressed by the originality, creativity, and great beauty of the artwork. On display in the Raphael Hall, the exhibition will be open to the public until April 6, 2014.

The artist presented his unique sculptural costumes created using recycled aluminum, specifically Coca-Cola and other beverage cans. This original method was created and patented by Nikos Floros in 2003. Among the many honored guests were the Dean of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, Simion Michailovsky, Mr. Igor O. Lonsky, St. Petersburg Government Committee of External Relations and Dept. Chairman and Head of International Corporate Development, Ms. Galina Gronova, Chief Expert, St. Petersburg Governemnt, St. Petersburg Committee of Tourism Development, Honorable Michel Fayette, Consul General of Switzerland, Honorable Theodoros Bizakis, Consul General of Greece, Demetris Demetriou, Consul General of Cyprus; the Director of the Russian Museum of Fine Arts, Ms. Elena Tutrina, the Director of the Greek National Tourist Office in St. Petersbur, Mr. Polykarpos Eustathiou, as well as Mr. Ioannis Smirniotis, Mayor of the City of Tripolis, Greece, which is also Nikos Floros place of birth.

The surrealistic pop-art creations by Mr. Floros have been exhibited around the world including many major museums. These include, the Archeological Museum in Thessaloki, Greece; Benaki Museum and Museum of Meizonos Hellenism in Athens, Greece; as well as the National Museum Palace of the Grand Master, Rhodes, Greece. In addition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Metropolitan Club in New York City, Mr. Floros was the only artist invited to exhibit his work dedicated to Princesss Grace in Monte Carlo, Monaco during the Grace: Symbol of Change international tribute held under the auspices of HSH Prince Albert of Monaco; among many others. In 2013, Nikos Floros was invited for a solo exhibition to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Theatro Communale in Bologna, Italy, one of the oldest and most distinguished operas in the world. This exhibition was sponsored by Tonino Lamborghini Nikos Floros sculptural costumes are in museums and private collections around the world.

Throughout history, clothes have projected status, and served the wealthy and powerful as symbols of their strength and influence over others. Clothes play a vital role in how others perceive people and how those wearing them behave. Today we call this branding or marketing. The clothes worn by famous and influential people such as Queen Elizabeth I, Maria Callas, Grace Kelly, Catherine the Great and others have played a vital role in projecting their influence and power. In our modern era, one of the most recognizable and prevalent brands is Coca-Cola. Encased in a common aluminum beverage can, it is known throughout the world and a powerful symbol of power and influence. Aluminum, a material which characterizes our modern era, is itself a very modern creation and is most available and prevalent in our everyday beverage cans. These are powerful symbols of our modern era.

Through his artwork, Nikos Floros has combined all of these elements, to create an alternate perception. Utilizing this very modern medium, aluminum, along with a very modern and powerful brand, Coca-Cola, he has weaved a new form of fabric creating unique and original sculptural costumes evoking the power and influence of these historical figures and personalities. The artist, creating these sculptural costumes, heretofore symbols of power, utilizing a material which is a product of modern society, wishes to realize and make evident the great power and strength that the autocracy of modern day marketing and advertising exercise over common man and how the raison detre of our society has become I consume, therefore I am.

Dedicated to International Womens Day, the exhibition celebrates the lives and contributions of exceptional women. Nikos Floros utilizes materials from our everyday lives which he transforms into magnificent original works of art. A major inspiration for him has been the lives of extraordinary women such as Queen Elizabeth I, Katherine the Great, Maria Callas and Grace Kelly. These women have been transformative figures. Nikos Floros has been inspired by them and created moving tributes to their art, their lives, their spirits and their legacies. The centerpiece and highlight of this exhibit is his new masterpiece inspired by Catherine the Great of Russia and presented for the first time on March 6th in St. Petersburg. This portrait, utilizing the aluminum material for which Mr. Floros is well known, is a natural progression and development of Mr. Floros work, utilizing a mosaic-like technique for the portrait while including sculpture-like components. Aristotelis Karantis, curator of the exhibit, stated that for the first time a portrait of Catherine the Great has been created using aluminum and upon completion of the exhibition, this piece will be contributed for the permanent collection of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

Nikos Floros work has received worldwide recognition and has been covered by major news services such as Reuters, BBC, Sky News, ABC News, New York Times, Vogue, W, Associated Press, Fashion TV and many other news and television channels throughout the world.

Nikos Floros was recognized for his talent and originality early in his career and was awarded with the Grand Prize for the Red Queen Elizabeth costume, presented by the curator Harold Koda of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, the Grand Prize for the Silver Elizabeth I costume, from the French Heritage Society at the Young Friends Heritage Society, Golden Medal of Arts and Sciences from the Albert Schweitzer Foundation in Vienna, as well as The Global Thinkers Award in 2013 for Excellence in Innovation. Nikos Floros artwork was chosen by the Brazilian educational system for inclusion in their instructional textbooks.

Curator of this exhibition is Aristotelis Karantis, exclusive photos provided by Ilias Diamantakos, and the exhibition is organized by Julia Sysalova and public relations by Dora Ziongas of USA. This and all of Mr. Nikos Floros’ exhibitions are dedicated to his late friend and collaborator, the Broadway actor/singer, George Costacos.

This exhibition was introduced by the City of Tripolis, Arcadia, Greece as part of their candidacy for European Cultural Capital 2021 campaign Tripolis Ambassador of Contemporary Greek Culture. Nikos Floros draws great strength and inspiration from his home town in Arcadia, Greece a harmonious and peaceful place where humans live in balance with nature.

Very moved by the enthusiastic and warm reception his work has received in Russia, Mr. Floros has sent a personal note of thanks to Russian President Vladimir Putin expressing his feelings of gratitude and the great honor bestowed upon him by these two very important and distinguished national museums of Russia.

Mr. Floros believes that art is one of the strongest bridges between peoples around the world, bringing together nations with the goal of uniti

Lecture presented about Regionalist artists during The Great Depression

Lecture presented about Regionalist artists during The Great Depression
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Art Expo New York 2014
The New York Art Expo features original artwork including paintings, lithographs, glass art, mixed media, drawings, sculpture, innovative photography, ceramics, and giclees. This all inclusive exposition attracts architects, framers, interiors …
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Gurlitt signs deal with German state, pledges to return all Nazi-looted art
In March 2012, during a raid of his apartment in the Schwabing district of Munich, police discovered a stash of 1,379 works of art — sketches, oil paintings, charcoals, lithographs and watercolors — stored behind mountains of canned food. Although …
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Cap City's Alli MacGregor lives to ink another day
But it took many years for MacGregor, a lifelong artist who's been painting and drawing since she was a toddler, to practice her passion. At 18, she sought a tattoo apprenticeship, but was turned away because she's a woman. “Back then women couldn't …
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Drawing to a close: Betty Churcher's final gift
That cruel day in 2008 at the NGA, when she burst into tears as she stood before a Degas painting she could no longer see clearly, forced her to fight, not flee. Her bout of wailing was brief. She's devastated by the darkness but not defeated. “Once I …
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Register now for Summer ArtVentures 2014 at AMSET
This year's line-up of week-long, half-day workshops, from June 16 through July 18, is more exciting than ever, with printmaking, 3-dimensional sculpture, drawing, painting and much more, all taught by professional artists. ArtVentures is offered …
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Chicopee Boys and Girls Club holds art show in tribute to Amanda Plasse
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Sedona, Arizona Makes the “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014″ List


Sedona, Arizona (PRWEB) March 27, 2014

The Smithsonian Magazine has just named Sedona, Arizona as one of the most remarkable towns in America on its “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014″ list.

Here is what the Smithsonian Magazine has to say about the splendor of Sedona: Approaching Sedona, you will feel your jaw drop as pinnacles, hoodoos and buttes risecrimson, carmine, burnt sienna, depending on the slant of the sun. The effect makes you want to paint a Sistine Chapel even if you can’t draw a straight line.

Sedona is a four season red rock playground where families can escape, where romantic adventures materialize and where photographers dreams come true. Sedona offers healing and restorative therapies, the adrenaline rush of off-road tours, and its also a shoppers paradise. Enjoy the cool mountain waters of Oak Creek while youre mesmerized by the glowing red rock formations. Surrounded by stunning red rock formations and an abundance of activities for people of all ages and interests, its no wonder Sedona has been ranked as the most beautiful place on Earth by Good Morning America.

On behalf of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, it is great honor to be placed on the Smithsonian Magazine list of “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014″. We are very proud to be recognized for our outdoor adventure, arts & culture, and rejuvenating activities that Sedona offers visitors and locals alike, says Jennifer Wesselhoff, President/CEO of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce. Its recognition like this that helps position Sedona as a premier destination in the United States. Kudos to the businesses recognized for top-notch service and world-class products and services.

Other towns listed on Smithsonian Magazine on the “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014 include:

1. Chautauqua, NY

2. Healdsburg, CA

3. Williamsburg, VA

4. Steamboat Springs, CO

5. Woods Hole, MA

6. Marietta, OH

7. Beaufort, SC

8. Sedona, AZ

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10. Lanesboro, MN

11. Spring Green, WI

12. Havre de Grace, MD

13. Columbia, PA

14. Mount Dora, FL

15. Ketchum, ID

16. Montpelier, VT

17. Harrodsburg, KY

18. Silver City, NM

19. Decorah, IA

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