World-Renowned Muralist ARYZ Begins Painting His New Mural in San Francisco, Co-organized by Upper Playground, Fifty24SF Gallery and WallSpaceSF
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2013
Barcelona-based artist and famed muralist, ARYZ began work on his latest large-scale mural in San Francisco over the weekend. The wall located in the Tenderloin district, will feature a striking portrait of a woman drafted in ARYZs signature style. The new mural due to be finished this week is sponsored and co-organized by local support from Fifty24SF Gallery, WallSpaceSF and Upper Playground.
ARYZ, arrived in San Francisco earlier this month to open his highly anticipated, first solo show in the United States: STYLE IS THE LIMIT. The show at Fifty24SF Gallery opened on April 19th with a new body of work featuring studies, canvases and a sculpture that ARYZ has been working on between his murals across the world. The show will remain open until May 31st.
As a muralist, ARYZ is regarded by some as a transformative figure in contemporary muralism. He has been described as an artist who has taken on heavy-metal-influenced illustration and a tradition of European street art by combining them both into his own style of public art. He has achieved widespread acclaim in recent years, due in part to his artwork being featured on Aesop Rocks recent album Skelethon and a recent January 2013 cover and editorial feature in Juxtapoz magazine. But his well-received murals around the world speak for themselves and to the testament of this young artists talent and unique vision. Many of his fans in San Francisco and abroad highly anticipate what this finished mural will look like once it is completed this week. The latest news and updates about the mural will continue to post at http://news.upperplayground.com/news/aryz-mural-in-sanfrancisco.
Upper Playground Since 1999 Upper Playground has been committed to representing progressive urban lifestyles. With headquarters originating from the San Francisco Bay Area, Upper Playground has established itself as an important source and example in the contemporary art movement. Working together and representing artists from local areas and from around the world, Upper Playground continues to support all aspects of the creative process for artists across many different genres and practices. More info at http://www.upperplayground.com.
WallSpaceSF Established in 2008 by Chris Shaher, WallSpaceSF connects local and international artists with exclusive urban canvases. Through building community relationships and sourcing strategic platforms for artists to present their work, our goal is to enrich public spaces through innovative, contemporary works of art.
Fifty24SF Gallery Style is the Limit by ARYZ is currently showing until May 31st. Located at 218 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, the gallery is open Wed.Sat. 12-6 p.m. or Mon.Tue. by appointment. More info at http://www.fifty24sf.com.
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Alameda, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
Michaans Auctions is proud to announce the Treasures of Louis C. Tiffany from the Garden Museum, Part 2 auction to take place on Saturday, May 18.
Japans famed Garden Museum Collection was known for the assembly of the finest Tiffany masterworks ever produced. Michaans held the honor of presenting a portion of the collection in the first Treasures of Louis C. Tiffany from the Garden Museum, Japan Auction held on November 17, 2012. The auction led to an unprecedented sales figure for Michaans, becoming its highest grossing sale to date with a total of over $ 4 million. Over 75 fine lots originating from the Garden Museum will be featured, accompanied by additional Tiffany consignments from other private sources. Discriminating buyers from around the world will now have yet another exclusive opportunity to bid on magnificent Tiffany treasures.
Two important Tiffany floor lamps lead the Garden Museum highlight selections. Both are in excellent condition and are exceptional glasswork examples in their own right. An Oriental Poppy floor lamp standing 79 inches in height is a spectacular example of Tiffanys brilliant mastery of color. Petals were executed in ample cuts, allowing large sections of concentrated color to shine through. The red blossoms in this piece wonderfully reflect technique and bring the flowers to life in quite an inspiring way ($ 600,000-800,000). Another top-tier example is found in a Yellow Rose floor lamp ($ 750,000-900,000). The lamp is an exceedingly rare piece, sure to be coveted by the most knowledgeable of Tiffany collectors as only one other example is known. Branched, lemon yellow blooms spray out amongst a trellis backdrop, creating a beautiful juxtaposition of intricate design.
An additional piece of Tiffany lighting is offered in a geranium table lamp ($ 150,000-200,000). The conical shade is fashioned with standing geraniums, peeking out from broad leaves. The lamp is completed by a bulbous bronze base decorated with a blue and green palette of mosaic tiles. The mosaic bases are highly coveted, considered the most desirable by Tiffany enthusiasts.
Several original paintings by Louis Comfort Tiffany also make an appearance at this auction. Included is a 1925 oil on canvas titled Painting on the Beach at an auction estimate of $ 40,000-60,000. Tiffanys personal nurse, Sarah Hanley, and a fellow artist are depicted painting on a South Florida beach. The bright and airy composition incorporates expressed color and light, playing out the idyllic scene. Another Tiffany artwork in the auction is found in a watercolor on paper deemed Desert Scene ($ 35,000-50,000). Tiffany was fascinated by North Africas intriguing combination of exoticism, daunting vistas and intense sunlight. He credited his painting excursions to Algeria, Morocco, Egypt and the Levant with awakening him to the importance of color. In painting Desert Scene, Tiffany combined opaque and transparent watercolor pigments to create the effect of heat haze, giving the work marked depth and perspective.
An outstanding Tiffany armchair is to be included in the offered lots ($ 120,000-140,000). The massive oak and quilted silk velvet chair was originally designed for the New York residence of sugar refining magnate Henry O. Havemeyer. A repeating, interlaced strapwork design is utilized throughout the carved oak frame as well as the quilted upholstery, giving nod to Celtic and Norwegian Viking prototypes. The mate to this chair is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Decorative works of art from the Garden Museum Collection are quite varied in the sale, providing an exciting representation of artistic disciplines produced by Tiffany Studios. Amongst the offered lots is a circa 1900 Calla Lily and Poppy enamel-on-copper vase ($ 70,000-90,000), also an enamel-on-copper Sagittaria vase whose lip displays a foliage form ($ 70,000-90,000), a bronze candlestick decorated with Favrile glass balls ($ 30,000-40,000), a Scarab humidor ($ 35,000-40,000), a bronze Casket inkwell inset with Favrile glass turtleback tiles ($ 30,000-40,000) and an important set of Tiffany & Company mixed metal silver exhibited at the 1878 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Rounding out the highlighted Tiffany selections are many examples of vases and blown glass, as well as several Tiffany windows.
An addition to this sale will be four extraordinary modern works in glass by Steven Stelz as well as a contemporary stained glass window in the style of Tiffany by Michael Mattei.
For more information on the Tiffany & 20th Century Design Auction please call 510-740-0220 or visit http://www.michaans.com. Previews will be held at Michaans Auctions from May 3-5, 17 and the day of sale. Michaans Auctions is located at 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA 94501.
About the company:
Michaans Auctions is a leading full service auction house on the West Coast with one of the largest facilities in Northern California. Specializing in antique appraisal s and sale of fine art, Michaans has specialists in the fields of Furniture and Decorative Arts, Modern, Contemporary Art, European and American Paintings and Prints, Jewelry, Asian Works of Art and Ethnographic Art. Established in 2002, Michaans Auctions holds up to 30 sales each year attracting a broad base of buyers and consignors from all over the world. Michaans offers buyers and sellers the opportunity to preview and bid on many unique and desirable properties. Michaans holds art auctions, estate auctions, offers free art appraisal, and sells antiques. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.michaans.com.
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Farmer's market returns with food, crafts, and fun. Redwood Timesredwoodtimes.com. Posted: 05/07/2013 10:36:06 AM PDT. Summer's right around the corner! Garberville's first farmer's market of the season opened last Friday with 12 vendors selling plant …
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Crafts, Critters & Cuisine, A Benefit for Nevada Humane Society
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Riverside, Ca (PRWEB) March 30, 2013
Prints on Wood, a company that offers a variety of services including printing pictures and artwork onto wood, has just added a new page to its website that describes its latest innovative service: custom printed wood signs. The signs, which can be printed and cut to size with laser accuracy, are a great way for businesses to help build their brand and become noticed in their community.
As most business owners know quite well, it is imperative to find clever and eye-catching ways to advertise the name of their company. Rather than using a plain piece of plastic with their name on it, many store owners are looking for signs that are more memorable and unique.
Thanks to the custom-made wooden signs that are available from Prints on Wood, business owners now have a fantastic option to help advertise their company. The wooden signs can help any companyregardless of its size or what it sellsstand out in the crowd and help capture the personality of the company and its products.
An added advantage to having your signs printed on wood is that aside from serving a practical and informative purpose, they can also magnify the allure and charm your clients experience when they visit your business, an article on the new website page noted, adding that the weight, density and grain that is inherent to each wooden canvas contributes to the distinct look of the wooden signs.
Not only is a wooden sign ideal for storefront signage, but it can also be used indoors as well, creating a prominent display advertising a specific product or service. Unlike your common in-store displays consisting of paper posters or cardboard cut-outs, a custom wooden sign commands its own presence.
Although the wooden signs are definitely popular with business owners, homeowners like them too. The custom-made signs can also be printed with inspirational quotes or messages that can be displayed on the wall of a home.
Anybody who would like to learn more about Prints on Wood is welcome to visit the user-friendly website at any time; there, they can see the newly-added page about the custom wood sign service, as well read about the other services the company offers its clients. The site features plenty of full-color photos of the attractive wooden signs, and also includes a helpful frequently-asked-questions section that answers many of the common inquires that customers have about the custom-made signs.
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Prints on Wood prints photos and fine art on wood. The company also make wooden signs of all sorts, from printing them out and cutting them to any shape or size. In addition, Prints on Wood just added a new Wooden Signs page to its site that showcases this line of attractive custom-made signs. For more information, please visit http://www.printsonwood.com/wooden-signs
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Richard Anuszkiewicz: Three Dimensional Wall Reliefs and Sculptures from 1986-2012 Presented at David Richard Gallery In Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) April 26, 2013
David Richard Gallery will present Richard Anuszkiewicz, “Variations: Evolution of the Artists Media 1986-2012, the gallerys first solo exhibition for the artist that will feature three-dimensional artwork, including wall reliefs and pedestal sculptures. The exhibition will be presented from May 10-June 15, 2013 at the gallery located on 544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, phone 505-983-9555 in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District.
Featuring sculptural works accompanied by drawings and paintings, the exhibition maps the evolution of Richard Anuszkiewiczs art from 1986 through 2012 as he moves out of the purely two-dimensional plane and explores visual perception and three-dimensional space with the greatest economy of means, using only thin strips of wood or metal that are painted with just two or three carefully selected hues. Creating reductive structures, he takes advantage of a well known phenomenon in which the viewers mind completes the minimal constructs, envisioning a whole from the fragments by filling in the suggested flat surfaces or layers of overlapping planes. These structures are not only more architectural, but much simpler than his paintings, relying less on painting methods to create optical illusions and more on a literal approach aided by pure color.
In the “Translumina” series, the painted wooden strips on wall reliefs or pedestal sculptures create open structures that read as solid three-dimensional shapes. In the wall reliefs, the distances between the wood strips are graduated, which in combination with alternating hues model the rectangular shapes and create the illusion of rounded columns. Thus, he creates and maintains a tension between painting and sculpture to create the illusion of solid three-dimensional overlapping shapes. Another series of sculptures is still more reductive, whereby Anuszkiewicz uses only thin strips of metal constructed in a two-dimensional plane painted with one to four colorsmostly primarysuch that they appear as line drawings. These sculptures are so open and transparent, they seem to float like boxes and cruciform structures in space.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an on-line and printed catalogue with an essay by John Yau of New York.
Richard Anuskiewicz studied at Yale University with Josef Albers and at age 82, his art making still focuses on color and visual perception. His artwork has been featured in over 340 solo and group exhibitions since 1951 and is currently included in the international exhibition, “Dynamo: A Century of Light and Motion in Art, 1913 – 2013″ at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, in Paris (France) through July. He was included in seminal exhibitions that ushered in Op Art, such as “Vibrations Eleven”, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, January 6 – 31, 1965 and “The Responsive Eye”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, February 23 – April 25, 1965 and early in his career, he was represented by the important Sidney Janis Gallery of New York. Anuszkiewiczs art is included in the permanent collections of over 70 museums around the world including: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, among others.
David Richard Gallery specializes in post-war abstract art including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, geometric and hard-edge painting, Op, Pop, Minimalism, Feminism and conceptualism in a variety of media. Featuring both historic and contemporary artwork, the gallery represents many established artists who were part of important art historical movements and tendencies that occurred during the 1950s through the 1980s on both the east and west coasts. The gallery also represents artist estates, emerging artists and offers secondary market works.
Hair Accessory Supplier Apparel & Sarong Announces the New Arrival of Hair Barrettes To Its Wholesale Hair Accessory Product Line
Blaine, WA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
Apparel & Sarong Wholesalesarong.com adds hair barrettes to its wholesale hair accessories line.
Apparel & Sarong Wholesalesarong.com today unveils a new range of vintage hair barrettes from its latest shipment from China. The shipment underlines the companys ambition in its wholesale hair accessories category to outperform the competition in the crowded US wholesale market. There are rich choices in term of wholesale hair accessory products; there are antique retro hair pins, antique style crystal hair picks, vintage rhinestone hair barrettes, hair bow clips, headbands embellished with crystals jewels and more.
Apparel & Sarong Wholesalesarong.com is one of the leading distributors of wholesale jewelry and apparel products in continental America. The company was originally set up in 1996 as a modest web based distributor and it has since grown to its tremendous size today, serving over 10,000 wholesale customers in US, Canada and worldwide. Its business model centers on outsourcing products from low cost producers in Asia and bringing them back to North America so consumers can enjoy cost effective products at decent quality. In addition to jewelry and garment products, the company also imports watches, sunshades, home dFiled under Wall Art | Tags: Accessory, Announces, Apparel, Arrival, Barrettes, Hair, line, Product, Sarong, Supplier, Wholesale | Comment (0)
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