Margaretville, New York (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
Theodore Leland Finkle comes to the Blue Deer Center, having been born and raised in the Catskill Mountains where both sides of his family have lived for nearly two centuries. His great-grandmother, Florence, had Native American ancestry in the Algonquin tribe and was an accomplished herbalist. He has been a stonemason for twenty years and has a background in the hospitality industry. For many years, he has studied nutrition, reiki, yoga, and shamanic traditions.
He received his early training at the Rudrananda Ashram and Restaurant in Big Indian, New York, where he lived and worked for three years in his early twenties. It was there that the fire of his creative and spiritual life was lit. During this time, he was immersed in culinary arts, kundalini yoga, music, painting, and sculpture. He recognized his connection with stone while building walkways, walls and sculptures throughout the Ashram property.
Theodore studied Hotel and Restaurant Management and was employed by numerous restaurants including the famous CafFiled under Wall Sculpture Art | Tags: Blue, Center, Deer, Finkle, Manager, Margaretville, Theodore, Welcomes, York | Comment (0)
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2013
Norwegian Cruise Line today debuts a New York City-inspired advertising campaign themed, The Best of NYC Sails to Sea to promote its new ship, Norwegian Breakaway which will be the largest cruise ship to homeport year-round in New York City. The new campaign includes an eye-catching, state-of-the-art digitally animated television commercial, print advertisements, various out of home elements, online media and new digital experiences on the Breakaway microsite that artfully render the New York City experiences found on board.
The Norwegian Breakaway television spot shows striking visuals of the Manhattan skyline cruising by the Statue of Liberty and out to sea atop Norwegian Breakaway, visually conveying that the best of NYC will sail to sea on Norwegian Breakaway. The new television spot will air on various networks throughout the winter and spring in New York, Boston and Philadelphia and can be viewed on the lines YouTube channel. There is also a Spanish version of the television spot that will air on Telemundo and Univision in the New York market. In addition, Norwegian has enhanced http://www.breakaway.ncl.com with new digital experiences that highlight the New York City experiences found on board and demonstrate how Norwegian Breakaway brings the best of NYC to sea. Site visitors can watch as a theater on Broadway is transformed into the Breakaway Theater and as New Yorks popular SOHO Neighborhood transitions into The Waterfront on board Norwegian Breakaway. Additional transformations will be launched later in January including Central Park being morphed into the ships Aqua Park.
Its so exciting to be launching this dynamic advertising campaign promoting our new ship, Norwegian Breakaway, during the start of Wave Season, the best time to book a cruise, said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Lines chief executive officer. Our goal with the campaign is to show the ships strong connection to New York City in a visually striking way that will inspire everyone to want to come aboard and experience all that Norwegian Breakaway has to offer beginning May 12.
Designed as New Yorks ship, Norwegian Breakaway will bring the best of NYC to sea when she arrives to her year-round homeport in early May 2013, offering the high-caliber dining and entertainment options that New York is known for worldwide. The line also announced that it is an official partner of the popular NYC & Company programs: NYC Restaurant Week and Broadway Week, further strengthening Norwegian Breakaways strong ties to New York City. To generate additional awareness and buzz throughout the city, Norwegian, in partnership with NYC & Company, is creating interactive Breakaway Warming Stations that will pop-up in different locations throughout the city in January.
As part of the partnership, Norwegian is prominently featured in the NYC Restaurant Week and Winter Broadway Week promotional booklets, on nycgo.com, and in advertising, including bus shelters and on light pole banners throughout the city. In addition, on select dates in January, New York City residents and visitors are invited to visit one of Norwegian Breakaways Warming Stations, where they have the opportunity to get a break from the cold weather and a hint of the warm weather and sunshine the ship will offer guests when she sails from New York year-round to Bermuda, Bahamas & Florida and the Caribbean. Guests can learn about the ships exciting amenities or take a photo amongst a beach-themed setting, which can be uploaded and shared on Facebook right from the station. Photos from the Warming Station events can also be viewed on the lines Facebook page. To add to the excitement, visitors can also win special prizes hourly, including tickets to see the Broadway smash-hit Rock of Ages, or dinner at Geoffrey Zakarians restaurant, The National.
The Norwegian Breakaway Warming Stations will take place between 9 am and 4 pm on the following dates:
(PRWEB) November 29, 2012
Norwegian Cruise Line announced today two more New York-inspired food and beverage offerings onboard Norwegian Breakaway, the lines newest ship: Sabrett Hot Dogs and Brooklyn Lager beer. Further enhancing the ships ties to New York City, its year-round homeport, these newly-announced offerings provide guests with a taste of the Big Apple at sea.
Located on the Waterfront, pool deck and forward deck, three Sabrett hot dog carts will sport the brands iconic yellow and blue umbrellas and offer up the same all-beef frankfurters that New Yorkers have voted the #1 hot dog for more than 50 years, renowned for the famous snap! of their natural casing. The carts on Norwegian Breakaway will also include the companys famous condiments, including mustard, sauerkraut, relish, and onions in a delicious tomato sauce, so guests can order their complimentary Sabrett hot dog all the way (complete with all the toppings).
As a New Yorker, Ive been a fan of Sabretts. Since we are launching New Yorks ship, it made complete sense to bring New Yorks favorite hot dog to Norwegian Breakaway, said Kevin Sheehan, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. With Sabrett hot dogs and Brooklyn Lager beer, our guests will truly get a real taste of the city as a part of their whole New York experience while onboard.
Sabrett is a New York institution, offering our famous all-beef frankfurters to New Yorkers for half a century, said Mark Rosen, vice president of Sabrett. Were so excited to offer our hot dogs on board Norwegian Breakaway and look forward to welcoming New Yorks ship to the Sabrett family.
New Yorks award-winning Brooklyn Brewerys Brooklyn Lager beer will also be offered on Norwegian Breakaway in Uptown Bar & Grill. Lager beer in the Vienna style, Brooklyn Lagers amber-gold color and firm malt center are supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by dry-hopping, the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavorful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food.
For more information or to book a cruise on Norwegian Breakaway, visit http://www.breakaway.ncl.com or call 888-NCL-CRUISE.
The 4,000 passenger Norwegian Breakaway will arrive in her year-round homeport of New York City in early May 2013. The ship will begin weekly summer seven-day cruises to Bermuda on Sunday, May 12, 2013. From October 2013 through April 2014, New Yorks ship will offer voyages from the heart of Manhattan to the Bahamas & Florida and the Southern Caribbean.
To date, the company has revealed the ships groundbreaking design, including The Waterfront and 678 Ocean Place; a wide range of indoor and outdoor venues on three dynamic decks that will create a whole new complex at sea that enhances guests connection with the ocean.
Norwegian Breakaways entertainment will include three Broadway shows: five-time Tony nominated ROCK OF AGES; the dance sensation BURN THE FLOOR; and CIRQUE DREAMS & DINNER JUNGLE FANTASY. The famed comedy troupe The Second City, Howl at the Moon dueling pianos, and New Yorks own Slam Allen will also perform on the vessel. Celebrity Chef and Food Network star Geoffrey Zakarian will also debut his first restaurant at sea on Norwegian Breakaway: Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian.
The top decks of Norwegian Breakaway will feature the first Aqua Park at sea with five full-size water slides, including twin Free Fall slides, the first ever at sea, and a three-story sports complex that includes the largest ropes course at sea, a nine-hole miniature golf course, basketball court, rock climbing wall and more.
The ship will also feature a rich mix of stateroom options including The Haven by Norwegian, comprised of 42 Suites at the top of the ship and 18 additional Suites located
throughout the ship; the innovative Studios, designed and priced for solo travelers; the re-introduction of Oceanview staterooms, Balcony and Mini-Suites; along with Spa Balcony, Mini- Suites and Suites in close proximity to the spa.
For more information on the incredible features and accommodations on Norwegian Breakaway, visit http://www.breakaway.ncl.com. To book a cruise on Norwegian Breakaway, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 800-327-7030 or visit http://www.ncl.com. Comment on todays announcement on our Facebook page.
About Norwegian Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 46-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to Cruise Like a Norwegian on one of 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea.
Norwegians largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010 and has been named Best Overall Cruise Ship by the readers of Travel Weekly and Best Ship for Sea Days by Cruise Critic. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, appearing for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, The Second CityFiled under Kids Wall Art | Tags: Breakaway, Brings, Norwegian, Taste, York | Comment (0)
New York Art Exhibition at Agora Gallery Opening November 1st Featuring Many Artists Including Sculptor Cheri Mittermaier
West Palm Beach, Fl (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
A great deal of Cheri Mittermaier’s work comes from her dreams. And speaking of dreams, Agora Gallery is having an art exhibition November 1st – November 21, 2012 The opening reception will be on November 8, 2012 (6 to 8 pm)
Many of Cheri Mittermaier’s sculptures will be exhibited including “Hands”, “Andre”, “Eve”, “Unbridled”, “Aurora”, “Dreamer”, “Trophy Wife” and “Unbridled With Colors”. These bronzes are all very special in their own way. “Each piece embraces the deepest levels of human longing, bringing the viewer to magical spaces where double meanings exist and all is not what it appears” stated Joyce Asper of Agora Gallery, September 2011.
Not all Cheri’s sculptures come from her dreams. “Bosom Bunny” for example is not from a dream. It was Cheri first sculpture. “Bosom Bunny” was built from the bottom up, in coils. It has the body of a women and at the last moment, Cheri gave it a bunny head. This gesture was a nod to Joe Bova and his sculpture of a Playboy bunny.
With regard to “Trophy Wife”, Cheri was having a dream where she was walking through a gallery and she was seeing sculptures that were really interesting to her. Soon after she woke up, and realized the artwork was hers. Cheri started work on a sculpture of a face of a woman with the neck of a horse. After speaking with another artist, Brian Somerville, he suggested the sculpture be a wall hanging, like a trophy. From that point on it became “Trophy Wife”.
When the sculpture “Dreamer” was being made, Cheri was molding the clay, working very quickly and she was observing that the piece looked very rough. She realized that she liked it in it’s raw state. Cheri likes the tool marks and fingerprints on her sculptures.
One evening Cheri was riveted to a movie she was watching about Georgia O’Keeffe. In the twilight hours of the next day Cheri had a dream about a static horse with no legs and a female rider mounted upon it. This became the start of “Unbridled”. Be sure to mark your calendar to see “Unbridled” and Cheri’s other works at Agora Gallery.
About The Artist:
Cheri Mittermaier is a native of Indiana, graduate of Purdue with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Fine Arts and Humanities. She has traveled extensively and studied sculpture in Paris, France and Rome, Italy under Peter Rubino and Martine Vaugel. Cheri currently lives and works in West Palm Beach, Fl. Her work was chosen by the Boca Raton Fine Art Museum in 2009 and 2010.