30 December 2009
28 December 2009
27 December 2009
January 7th through January 30th, 2010
Tribute Gallery presents Play for Keeps, a group exhibit of new works on paper by a dynamic group of national artists. An opening reception will be held January 7th from 6pm – 9pm featuring live music provided by beloved local DJ Chris Chase. The show runs through January 31, 2010.
Play for Keeps was designed by guest curators Elizabeth Lamb and Chloe Gallagher to explore the often underrated importance of play.
26 December 2009
25 December 2009
Mr. Robinson.....Eddie Murphy
[ Mr. Robinson enters his apartment dressed as Santa Claus ]
Mr. Robinson: [ singing ]
"It's a beautiful day in the neigborhood
A beautiful day for a neighbor.
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?"
Hello, boys and girls! You know, Christmas is a special time in Mr. Robinson's neighborhood. It's a time for giving, and look what Mr. Landlord gave me - it's an eviction notice. Well, that's why Mr. Robinson has to wear this Santa Claus suit to sneak in and out of his building. But it just isn't a disguise, boys and girls. Because, when I add this little pail here, and when I have this little bell, it becomes a small business. [ rings the bell ] Yes, Christmas is a season for giving, and for taking! And with this little operation, I figure I'll be taking on about $300-400 a day! Oh, why oh why, must Christmas come but once a year?
[ puts his stuff away ]
You know, another reason why Mr. Robinson likes Christmas so much, boys and girls, is because I have so much in common with Santa Claus. We both like to sneak into your house late at night. Only Mr. Santa Claus likes to leave things. Mr. Robinson prefers totake a few things every now and then. Let's see what I have for Christmas today. [ reaches into his sack ] Oh, look.. a little doll baby! Isn't it so cute, boys and girls? It's not worth a lot right now, but, through the miracles of modern science.. [ pulls off the head, and replaces it with a cabbage ] ..Cabbage Patch doll! Now they're worth a lotof cabbage! I could sell these to little stupid kids for about $50 each! $50 each! Can you believe that! That's why I love Christmas! And that's today's word, boys and girls. [ walks over to the word board, which has "X-MAS" written on it ] "Christ-mas". You know any other words that start with "X", boys and girls? How about.. [ flips card over to show word "X-CON" ] ..Ex-con"? [ a knock is heard at the door ] Who could that be, boys and girls?
Voice At Door: Robinson! Are you the guy that sold my kid a head of lettuce with a dress on it?!
Mr. Robinson: That reminds me of another word, boys and girls, that begins with "X" - "Ex-scape"! [ grabs his bag ] Well, I'll see you later. And remember: "Tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll visit you tomorrow when you're sound asleep.." [ jumps out window ] Goodbye, boys and girls!
[ title fades in, then out to black ]
22 December 2009
21 December 2009
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Allow me to lace these lyrical douches, in your bushes
Who rock grooves and make moves with all the mommies
The back of the club, sippin Moet, is where you'll find me
19 December 2009
Artlink Regional Exhibition
18 December 2009
An EP was released in 2008, called the Nouveau Riche Longtail EP, downloadable for free on the group's official Myspace page, and has managed to obtain considerable success all over the Internet.
The band was also nominated for the 2007 Okayplayer Music Awards in the Rookie of the Year Category but lost to Gym Class Heroes. 
After releasing a 2nd EP for free through their Myspace page in 2008 which was titled "Free Money EP", the band announced that they'd break up and that "Nouveau Rich is no more".
16 December 2009
12 December 2009
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Director: Joel Coen
From Time Out Film Guide
10 December 2009
09 December 2009
08 December 2009
02 December 2009
Award Winners from the 7th Regional Exhibition
December 11, 2009 – January 13, 2010
Andrew Lemmon, Wendi Norton and Joshua Witten were the three award winners from last year’s 7th Regional Exhibition. Now the three artists will fill the gallery with their work. Be sure to check out Andrew Lemmon’s conceptual sculptural works. Wendi Norton will display watercolor paintings which demonstrate her ability to create distinct moods through color and environment. Joshua Witten demonstrates his eloquent techniques in printmaking, drawing, mixed media and painting. Witten’s draftsmanship and use of line add to the underlying message of his work.
30 November 2009
Nicole Fox is a 18-year-old girl from Louisville, Colorado. She was born with a bloody eyeball and she is the first petite model in the shows history. Nicole is entitled to a Seventeen magazine cover shoot and six-page spread, a spot at Wilhelmina Models and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics. Wow….
She beat Laura Kirkpatrick on the finale. She completed her CoverGirl commercial smoothly and conquering the final runway.
Laura Kirkpatrick could not deliver something emotional to the camera Nigel Barker asked her. Even so, Jay Manuel disliked the way Nicole read her CoverGirl commercial because she sounded like a snob. During the judging panel, the judges liked Laura’s walk better than Nicole’s but appreciated Nicole’s signature walk.
Then they went through the girls’ CoverGirl shoot. Nigel cheered for Laura’s photo while Tyra loved Nicole’s relax but confident shot. The judges decided upon Nicole as the winner after considering their portfolios. Congratulations, Nicole Fox!
29 November 2009
23 November 2009
21 November 2009
19 November 2009
17 November 2009
By building these sculptures I try to understand the human relationships that surround me. It is a way for me to contemplate and remind myself that even if there is conflict right now, there is a way for all the pieces to fit together. That even if some people don’t feel at home here and now, there is a place where they belong and that they will eventually find it.
16 November 2009
11 November 2009
08 November 2009
The name diamond is derived from the ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adámas), "proper", "unalterable", "unbreakable, untamed", from ἀ- (a-), "un-" +δαμάω (damáō), "I overpower, I tame". Diamonds are thought to have been first recognized and mined in India, where significant alluvial deposits of the stone could be found many centuries ago along the rivers Penner, Krishna and Godavari. Diamonds have been known in India for at least 3,000 years but most likely 6,000 years.
Diamonds have been treasured as gemstones since their use as religious icons in ancient India. Their usage in engraving tools also dates to early human history. The popularity of diamonds has risen since the 19th century because of increased supply, improved cutting and polishing techniques, growth in the world economy, and innovative and successful advertising campaigns.
In 1813, Humphry Davy used a lens to concentrate the rays of the sun on a diamond in an atmosphere of oxygen, and showed that the only product of the combustion was carbon dioxide, proving that diamond is composed of carbon. Later, he showed that in an atmosphere devoid of oxygen, diamond is converted to graphite.
The most familiar use of diamonds today is as gemstones used for adornment, a use which dates back into antiquity. The dispersion of white light into spectral colors is the primary gemological characteristic of gem diamonds. In the twentieth century, experts in gemology have developed methods of grading diamonds and other gemstones based on the characteristics most important to their value as a gem. Four characteristics, known informally as the four Cs, are now commonly used as the basic descriptors of diamonds: these are carat, cut, color, andclarity. A large, flawless diamond is known as a paragon.
06 November 2009
Takashi Murakami (村上 隆, Murakami Takashi?, born 1 February 1963 in Tokyo), is a prolific contemporary Japanese artist who works in both fine arts media, such as painting, as well as digital and commercial media. He blurs the boundaries between high and low art. He appropriates popular themes from mass media and pop culture, then turns them into thirty-foot sculptures, "Superflat" paintings, or marketable commercial goods such as figurines or phone caddies.
Murakami attended the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, initially studying more traditional Japanese art. He pursued a doctorate in Nihonga, a mixture of Western and Eastern styles dating back to the late 19th century. However, due to the popularity of anime and manga, Japanese styles of animation and comic graphic stories, Murakami became disillusioned with Nihonga. He became passionate about otaku culture, which he felt was more representative of modern-day Japanese life.
This resulted in Superflat, the style that Murakami is credited with starting. It developed from Poku, (Pop + otaku). Murakami has written that he aims to represent Poku culture because he expects that animation and otaku might create a new culture. This new culture is a rejuvenation of the contemporary Japanese art scene. In interviews, Murakami has expressed a frustration with the lack of a reliable and sustainable art market in post-war Japan, and the general view of Japanese art as having a low art status. He is quoted as saying that the market is nothing but "a shallow appropriation of Western trends". His first reaction was to make art in non-fine arts media. Then he decided to focus on the market sustainability of art and promote himself first overseas. This marks the birth of KaiKai Kiki, LLC.
In 2008, Takashi Murakami made Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list, the only visual artist included.