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Month: March 2010

VISITING ARTIST- LINDA CHRISTIANSON

VISITING ARTIST- LINDA CHRISTIANSON

The pots we use in our home are like stage sets. At rest on a table, dish drainer, or in a cupboard, they are visually engaging. Through use they provide access to other activities: gathering food from the garden, cooking, conversation, dining, arrangement of flowers, sorting of papers. This daily relationship with the pots offers up both utility and continual visual inquiry. Like a stage set, the pot has an ability to disappear and then reappear. Linda Christianson is a…

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Stable hosts photography exhibit

Stable hosts photography exhibit

The flowers are in full bloom, the vegetables look ready to eat, the beach scenes beckon, and there is a glimpse of European travels, all inviting the viewer to “Through the Lens 11,” photography by Anne Holland. Anne Holland has returned to The Stable for the second time in the last three years to exhibit her photographs. The exhibit is Holland’s second at The Stable. There are 45 new pictures in this show. “I sold 40 pictures at the two-hour…

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G Fine Art in Northeast Washington opens ‘Naked,’ featuring works by AB Miner

G Fine Art in Northeast Washington opens ‘Naked,’ featuring works by AB Miner

With all the galleries sprouting up along H Street NE, the neighborhood may be on its way to becoming Washington’s next big arts district, and another addition this weekend will certainly help the area’s credibility. G Fine Art, formerly housed along 14th Street, is taking up residence in the up-and-coming neighborhood. The gallery celebrates its move to Northeast Washington on Saturday with a new exhibition and an opening reception. The work of A.B. Miner goes on display in “Naked,” a…

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Top 10 priciest pieces of jewellery in the world

Top 10 priciest pieces of jewellery in the world

#1 2009’s World-Beating Blue Diamond Ring The top spot, perhaps unsurprisingly goes to a blue diamond. Master jewellers Chopard set the flawless oval gemstone into a ring consisting of a diamond band set in white gold. Blue diamonds rarely occur in nature, and are caused by traces of boron in diamond’s lattice structure. Diamonds lacking visible nitrogen impurities, which tend to discolour them with a dirty yellow tinge, are rarer still. This one is a vibrant icy blue. The most…

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Panther Prints: Technology taking over

Panther Prints: Technology taking over

With the economy going in a downward spiral more everyday, technology is not helping the situation. Of course, everyone loves the fact that technology is improving their iPods and their digital cameras, but is anybody looking at the bigger picture? Big cities usually have a large variety of shops and stores for tourism and everyday economic growth.  Recently, taking a drive down a typically busy road consists of empty stores (that can’t afford to be torn down), or stores that…

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2 Pittsburgh Graffiti Gang Members Arrested

2 Pittsburgh Graffiti Gang Members Arrested

Police have arrested two men in connection with $4,200 worth of graffiti damage throughout the city of Pittsburgh. Police said their investigation began when graffiti displaying “CCK,” “3311,” “DRAMA” and “SLAVE” started appearing in the city in October 2008. Police concluded that “CCK” was an abbreviation for “Crazy Cracka Killas,” a known graffiti group. Police said “3311” was the numerical value of each first letter in the alphabet, with both Cs equaling a “3” and K equaling “11.” In February…

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Ceramics show at Rowan gallery

Ceramics show at Rowan gallery

GLASSBORO Rowan University’s High Street Gallery will welcome ceramic exhibits to its space in downtown Glassboro beginning March 24 and continuing through April 3.Ê A joint opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25.Ê Rowan student ceramist Emiley Ross of Millington will be exhibiting work in her show “The Main Course” along with the ceramic works of Professor Joe Gower’s students in a show titled “Rowan University Student Ceramic Exhibition.”Ê “My senior show is focusing on…

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Kazuri Fair Trade Jewellery – Summer Fashion 2010

Kazuri Fair Trade Jewellery – Summer Fashion 2010

Kazuri jewellery is hand made in Kenya by local women. The fair trade Jewellery made by Kazuri is bright and vibrant, Kazuri is a Swahili word meaning ‘small and beautiful’. The jewellery definitely lives up to its name, every piece is made from many individual beads that are all ‘small and beautiful’. Each bead is carefully hand-crafted by one of 400 women who create the jewellery in a small village outside Nairobi. The jewellery is made from ceramic, the process…

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Sell Your Art Online – Why You Should Consider It

Sell Your Art Online – Why You Should Consider It

Being an artist myself, I know how hard it can be to sell your art in the real world that is one reason you might what to try to sell your art online. A few years ago I decided to start selling my art online and I’m glad I did. Now, I’m not getting rich doing this, but I have made more sells online than I ever did in the real world. Plus I don’t have schlep my artwork from…

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Jewellery with Jen Putzier

Jewellery with Jen Putzier

How did you used to make products before Ponoko? The process for constructing the finished jewelry it much the same – my two hands + materials. I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today if I hadn’t dabbled with all sorts of jewelry making processes – from bead weaving, glass fusing, lampworking, Precious Metal Clay (PMC) to metal-smithing. I’ve tried it all. As my style evolved, I increasingly became frustrated with pre-made components. Everyone had the same box of crayons,…

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