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Month: January 2010

Aipad Photography Show New York

Aipad Photography Show New York

Much of photography’s past is on display at the Association of International Photography Art Dealers Photography Show, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. But if you are concerned about the future of the medium, there are only a few hints of what might be to come. Mainly it is a show for collectors of vintage prints. Among the 72 dealers, scores are presenting usual-suspect inventories: Evans, Weston, Arbus and so on. Some, however, have exercised more creativity. Photology, for one,…

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Low sales make jewellers look beyond gold

Low sales make jewellers look beyond gold

Jewellers in Mumbai are trying various alternatives to attract the attention of consumers who have virtually stopped buying gold jewellery due to the huge rise in its price. Kamlesh Shah, director of jewellery brand ‘Incollection’, is launching a collection of wooden jewellery for the Indian markets. “Unlike gold, which needs skilled craftsmen, wooden jewellery is made using a machine. The effect is smooth and classy,” he said. Shah has already procured the machine from China, which is the largest manufacturer…

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Phillips County Art Show set March 25-28 in Holyoke

Phillips County Art Show set March 25-28 in Holyoke

The annual Phillips County Art Show will be held Thursday, March 25, through Sunday, March 28 at the Holyoke High School Commons, 545 E. Hale Street. The show will feature the work of regional artists of Colorado and Nebraska. This is the eighth year the art show is being sponsored by the Phillips County Arts Council. Area artists, from beginners to professionals, and students are encouraged to enter their work. A collection of the work of local artist Jessie Scott…

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RACIST GRAFFITI AT HIGHLANDS PARK IN CONCORD

RACIST GRAFFITI AT HIGHLANDS PARK IN CONCORD

Extremely racist graffiti (I’m talking really really bad) was found at Highlands Park last night on a bench, right as you enter the park from the Louisiana Drive side. It’s one thing to see gang graffiti, but this was bad, and it doesn’t help that it’s so close to an elementary school. Whoever you are that did this graffiti, you’re an idiot. If you see anything suspicious at Highlands, or any other park around the city, call the police. For…

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Lou Correa and Young Senators Organize Graffiti Clean-up in City

Lou Correa and Young Senators Organize Graffiti Clean-up in City

State Senator Lou Correa and students from his Young Senators program are partnering with the City of Stanton to organize a Community Graffiti Clean-up event on Saturday, March 20th from 9am-12pm in the City of Stanton. The residential neighborhood taken over by graffiti is on the corner of Western Ave and Orangewood Ave along the railroad tracks that pass through the city. “The homes of these hardworking Orange County residents have been ruined by graffiti and because of a worsening…

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Spate of Graffiti Sprayings in Lakewood

Spate of Graffiti Sprayings in Lakewood

Several incidences of spray-painted graffiti in Lakewood, NJ, have residents on alert, though, sources say, the graffiti does not appear to gang-related or targeted at any specific group, but rather simple vandalism. Graffiti is not a new phenomenon in Lakewood, where anti-Semitic writing has shown up in various neighborhoods, including Coventry Square, over the last few years. In the more recent incidents, a new house on Ridge Avenue, at New York Avenue, was blatantly sprayed up in an act of…

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Jon Naar Interview | The Faith of Graffiti

Jon Naar Interview | The Faith of Graffiti

It’s 35 years since the release of Norman Mailer and Jon Naar’s Faith of Graffiti book. The legendary book has been re-issued and is available in a special edition at Wooster Collective, who conducted this interview discussing the impact of the book and the process of compiling such a legendary title in 1974.

‘Best of’ photo exhibition in Troy; emerging artists featured in Hudson

‘Best of’ photo exhibition in Troy; emerging artists featured in Hudson

While the annual Photo Regional may be the best barometer of what’s happening in the medium, the “Best of” exhibition series at the Photo Center of the Capital District in Troy, now in its second year, is becoming the gauge of emerging talent. With 25 artists, “Best of 2009” is rough around the edges, but that’s its charm. The 52 frames jam the center’s cluttered space with a salon feel. It’s easy to miss the pictures lining the tight and…

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