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Water water, poetry for water

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE ~ Poems, Short Prose & Art is curated by Jennifer Heath.

https://waterpoetryprose.wordpress.com/

Here you will find great little treasures such as water poetry and art.

Maybe you’d like to submit your treasure too!

Michael Wolfe

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 Cecilia Vicuña

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18th Street Arts Center Celebrating 25 Years

18th Street Arts Center

Celebrating 25 Years

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Join us for 18th Street Arts Center’s 25th Anniversary Weekend Celebration.
A Milestone so big we need two days to celebrate!
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Saturday, Oct 25th
6pm – 10pm
At 18th Street Arts Center
Tickets: $125/person
More about our Saturday activities»
Sunday, Oct 26th
5th Annual BAM – Beer Art & Music Festival
1pm – 5pm
At 18th Street Arts Center
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To honor all that has happened on our campus over the last 25 years, on Saturday October 25, we will have a benefit art sale hosted in partnership with Saatchi Art including notable past and present 18th Street artists, historic self-guided tours, unique performance art presentations by Barbara T. Smith, Dan Kwong, and Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, video art installations, and more. Not to mention musical entertainment by Angel Luis Figueroa & Los Tres Caballeros and DJ sets by artist Ofunne Obiamiwe. Also, we truly can’t forget to mention that visual artist, folk singer, and 18th Street alum Phranc will be leading the evening’s festivities.

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We are excited to share the exciting full line-up of artists with you of artists for 18is25

BENEFIT ART SALE HOSTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SAATCHI ART INCLUDING THE WORK OF MANY PAST AND PRESENT 18TH STREET ARTISTS:

Luciana Abait | Lita Albuquerque | Jerri Allyn | Jacki Apple | Shagha Ariannia | Elena Bajo | Michael W. Barnard | Joe Biel | Dark Bob | Nancy Buchanan | Clayton Campbell | Susanna Bixby Dakin | Laddie John Dill | Alex Donis | Barbara Drucker | Ala Ebtekar | Patricia Fernández | Yvette Gellis | Mark Steven Greenfield | Ramiro Gomez | Alexandra Grant | Paul Harryn | Asher Hartman | David Hendren | Ulysses Jenkins | Kate Johnson | Arzu Arda Kozar | Suzanne Lacy | Francisco Letelier | Nuttaphol Ma | John Malpede | Judith Margolis | Michael J. Masucci | Max Maslansky | David McDonald | Christina McPhee | Rebeca Mendez | Diane Meyer | Mike Mollett | Amitis Motevalli | Richard Newton | Warren Neidich | Eamon Ore-Giron | David Palmer | Maria Porges | Gala Porras-Kim | Tim Portlock | William Powhida | Astrid Preston | Nusra Qureshi | Vincent Ramos | Joaquin Segura | Anne Seidman | Kyungmi Shin | Julius Shulman | Denise Uyehara | Linda Vallejo | Consuelo Velasco Montoya | Suzan Woodruff | Michiko Yao

PHRANC
18is25 Honorary Grand Marshall

ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE ART PRESENTATIONS BY:
Dan Kwong, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, and Barbara T. Smith

VIDEO ART INSTALLATIONS BY:
Michael Masucci, Kate Johnson, Asher Hartman, and Ulysses Jenkins

PARTICIPATORY ART PROJECT LEAD BY:
James Rojas of Place it!

October 26th, 2014 | 1-5PM

 Sunday, October 26 from 1 – 5pm, we will host the anniversary-edition of our signature fundraiser Beer Art & Music Festival(BAM). This lively afternoon festival will include unlimited tastings from over 40 specially selected craft breweries including well-known national breweries and local favorites like Smog City, Golden Road Brewery, the newly-opened Santa Monica Brew Works, and Three Weavers Brewing Co, art crash courses, the benefit art sale continues in the main gallery, local artists and organizations in residence Michael W. Barnard, Miha Štrukelj, Cheryl Walker, and Yujun Ye will have their studios open and rumor has it Claudia Borgna will be interacting in the crowd, local live music, food trucks, and more.

Don’t want to drive? There will be FREE bike valet, so cruise on down! 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica!

1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310.453.3711
Fax: 310.453.4347
Email: office@18thstreet.org
Gallery: 11am-5:30pm, M-F
Office: 10am-6:00pm, M-F

 

Next show at Palazzo Bottigella – Pavia

10170916_304015309801544_6286326809426320175_nLa prestigiosa sede di Palazzo Bottigella Gandini apre le porte
nel 2012 con un’iniziativa intenta a promuovere il lavoro di
giovani artisti. Dopo una serie di mostre collettive, realizzate
con il Settore Cultura della città di Pavia, che hanno suscitato
l’interesse del pubblico dei collezionisti, nasce l’Associazione
Culturale “SUPERNOVA GALLERY”, un incubatore di idee
ed iniziative avente lo scopo di mettere in evidenza il giovane
mondo dell’arte contemporanea nella certezza che possano
emergere nuovi talenti nel complicato sistema dell’arte.
SUPERNOVA sarà aperta a collaborazioni pubbliche e private
diventando un contenitore parallelo e stimolante per collezionisti,
critici e quanti vogliano affacciarsi con il loro contributo
all’arte contemporanea fuori dagli schemi convenzionali.
Il tutto per mettere in atto, così, uno slancio propulsivo a nuove
idee e movimenti. Il 25 ottobre con le opere di ELISABETTA
CASELLA si inaugurerà la prima di una serie di personali.
La mostra, improntata su diversi nuovi lavori, alcuni dei quali
site specific, vedrà esposte anche alcune opere meno recenti:
questo per meglio comprendere l’interessante evoluzione della
giovane artista nel corso del tempo.

1236329_168137633389313_488243085_nPalazzo Bottigella Gandini | Corso Mazzini, 15 Pavia |
email: artlab.bottigellagandini@gmail.com |
contatti: +39 335 6892646 | +39 333 4906874

 

Elisabetta-Portrait-picc21654407_304363359766739_8248566325495474305_nElisabetta Casella
Opere
Mostra a cura di Mariangela Calisti
Testo in catalogo di Silvia Ferrari Lilienau
25 ottobre-22 novembre 2014 | Palazzo Bottigella Gandini | Corso
Mazzini 15 | Pavia | Orari martedì-venerdì: 15.30-19 | sabato: 10-
12.30 | 15.30-19. In orari diversi da quelli di apertura si riceve su
appuntamento.

 

Elisabetta Casella nasce a Piacenza, Italia, nel 1973.
La formazione si compie all’Accademia Galli di Como.
Vive e lavora con Ello, Valentino e un numero imprecisato di gatti
nella campagna piacentina.
Consapevole è la scelta dell’informale come possibilità pittorica
a sottolineare la necessità di abbandonare le forme degli oggetti
per ritrovarne l’essenza nella materia. Una ricerca volta spesso
alle monocromie. Monocromie che si risolvono in campiture di
colore delicato ma incisivo, tormentato da un lavorio sommesso
di segni e punti di luce che indicano un percorso immaginativo
circolare. Sferica, la sua ultima ricerca scultorea. Vissuti emotivi
intensi, tradotti in circonferenze inabbracciabili, fatte di gesso e
materiali ritrovati, stoffe, garze, chiodi, scampoli di merletto.

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California bans single-use plastic bags

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http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/plastic-bags-on-their-way-out-in-california/

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, on Tuesday, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties.

The plastic bag ban marks a major milestone for environmental activists who have successfully pushed plastic bag bans in cities across the U.S., including Chicago, Austin and Seattle.

“This bill is a step in the right direction – it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself,” Brown said.. “We’re the first to ban these bags, and we won’t be the last.”

The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag makers vow to take their opposition to the ballot box.

(MORE: The World’s Worst Garbage Problems)

Here are some key things to know about the landmark legislation:

What Does the Law Do?

SB270 targets plastic bags provided at check-out counters at grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores and liquor shops. It does not apply to non-food retailers such as clothing and electronics shops, nor does it apply to the plastic bags provided at grocery stores for produce and meat. It will take effect at larger stores July 2015 and expand to smaller businesses in 2016. The law prohibits grocery and retail stores from providing single-use plastic bags, requiring them to charge at least 10 cents for paper,  compostable and reusable plastic bags.

What is the Problem With Plastic Bags?

Environmental groups and local governments say plastic bags have been a vexing source of pollution. Because they don’t easily decompose, they end up littering parks, rivers, beaches and oceans. Plastic debris can accumulate in the ocean and ends up in the bellies of fish and other marine life. Cities and counties estimate they spend millions of dollars to clean up the waste, according to an analysis of the bill.

What About Recycling Plastic Bags?

Some opponents of the legislation favor an approach that encourages recycling plastic bags instead of banning them. California set up such a program in 2006, but The Associated Press found the state wasn’t tracking how many bags were recycled. The state’s last review of the data, in 2009, found a recycling rate of only 3 percent, and officials doubt it has improved much since then.

What About Paper?

The legislation allows stores to charge consumers at least 10 cents each for paper bags, which many businesses now provide for free. Opponents of the legislation have blasted the provision as a cash-grab by grocers who supported the plastic bag ban. The bill’s author Sen. Alex Padilla says existing bans show that consumers quickly adapt and that the paper bag fees will not be very lucrative for grocers. SB270 also limits how grocers can spend the proceeds and requires stores to provide free bags to people who are on public assistance.

Who Else Bans Bags?

Momentum has been picking up in recent years for plastic bag bans in coastal communities and large cities across the U.S, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin and Seattle. New York City has been considering a ban, along with state legislatures in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Hawaii also is on track to have a de-facto statewide ban because its four counties have adopted such ordinances.

What Happens Next?

The American Progressive Bag Alliance, a coalition of plastic bag manufacturers, says it will seek a voter referendum to overturn California’s law. The group has three months to gather more than 500,000 valid signatures, the number needed to place a referendum on the November 2016 ballot. The group says it will push to make sure the law does not take effect until voters have a say.