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“I Love Arts: Ms. America 2017 Oksana Vovk is a special guest at the Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition, Phase III in her home town of Newport Beach”

“Flight” a sculpture by Steven Reiman at the Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition, Phase III

Ms. America 2017 Oksana Vovk with artist Steven Reiman at the Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition, Phase III

Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, 2017-Nov-03 — /EPR Network/ — Ms. America 2017 Oksana Vovk attended Newport Beach Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition Phase III near Newport Beach City Hall on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

“This was a long-awaited event for all Newport Beach residents”, Vovk said shortly after the opening ceremony took place in the Community Room and City Hall open session chambers, where everyone in attendance had a chance to learn more about the amazing new art coming to the Civic Park. “Mayor Muldoon is doing such a great job in bringing arts to the City and meeting the artists in person during and after the ceremony was just very special. Nine new sculptures will decorate the Civic Park and give our City a great makeover”.

Vovk won Ms. America 2017 title with her two-fold platform to fight autism and promote organic living. She is determined to make a difference during her year as Ms. America 2017 by positively influencing her community and getting more women involved in community service and helping others.


LondonTown.com: Get creative on Hampstead Heath this summer

Released on: April 28, 2015, 4:23 am (EDT)
Author: LondonTown.com
Industry: Travel

Great series of family events announced for the summer at Kenwood House.

LONDON, April 28, 2015 — /EPR NETWORK/ — The stately home that sits in the centre of one of London’s largest open spaces has announced a programme of family events this spring. Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath boasts incredible interiors and stunning art collection as well as acres of grounds with unrivalled views of London. Hampstead Heath is heaven for ramblers and children, boasting a combination of landscaped lawns and wild woodland, as well as pools, paths and playgrounds. It is easily reachable from central London by underground, rail or bus and there are several great restaurants, shops and cafes in the environs. For more about Hampstead Heath, and to get the latest deals on hotels in London, see LondonTown.com.


Aurea Morrisey to star as Snow White in Happily Whatever After theatre production


Released on: July 29, 2014, 7:32 am (EDT)
Author: Ben Morrisey 
Industry: Entertainment

Los Angeles, California, July 29, 2014 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Australian model and actress Aurea Morrisey has been bewitching audiences at Next Stage Theatre in Hollywood as Snow White in theatre production “Happily Whatever After”, a dark comical interpretation which would make the Brothers Grimm joyous. Aurea’s acting skills were polished at the New York Film Academy in 2013, leading to television roles in MSNBC’s “Heist”, VH1’s “Candidly Nicole”, and several feature films including Turkish film “Yarmani” with Paris Hilton and “So You Want To Be A Gangster?”.

Ben Morrisey
5141 ½ Marathon Street, LA


New Book on Amazon Kindle Helps Artists Build a Sustainable Business Around Their Art


Released on: September 16, 2013, 8:21 am
Author: The Productive Artist 
Industry: Small Business

Rebecca Ahn’s new “Productive Artist” book teaches creative entrepreneurs how to build their business with a more creative business plan

OAKLAND, CA, September 16, 2013, 8:21 am — /EPR NETWORK/ — The Productive Artist today announced the official launch of founder Rebecca Ahn’s new book, The Productive Artist’s Business Plan, as a new and complementary offering to her arts business consulting services. Now available on the Amazon Kindle store (http://www.amazon.com/Productive-Artists-Business-Plan-ebook/dp/B00F2AK2VK), the book has already begun receiving rave reviews from the wide network of “The Productive Artist” readers and fans.


Comedy As A Catalyst For Science Education

Released on: September 09, 2013, 3:14 am
Author: Page Turner Adventures 
Industry: EducationEntertainmentMedia

Company Uses Comedy To Interest Kids In Steam SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, AND MATH

September 09, 2013, 3:14 am — /EPR NETWORK/ — The Emmy Award Winning Team at Page Turner Adventures is moving full STEAM ahead with a three-part project (videos, live shows, and web portal) that uses comedy to get kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.


Self-funded art happening in Dubai set to demolish boundaries for art sake

Released on: April 30, 2013, 12:33 pm
Author: The Big Picture Art Exhibition 
Industry: Marketing

Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2013, 12:33 pm — /EPR NETWORK/ — “The BIG Picture” exhibition will be hosted by the Gallery of Light at Dubai Community Theatre & Art Centre (DUCTAC) on the weekend of 6 – 8 June 2013.


THE BOGSIDE ARTISTS Open their new studio


Released on: March 2, 2009, 11:39 am
Author: The Bogside Artists
Industry: Education

So finally we have opened our new studio. Below is a photo of our old studio. It used to be situated behind The Bogside Inn, a famous landmark in Derry. It was difficult to get to and on the odd occasionwhen tourists were actually directed to it you could tell they were none too happy to call in. One woman memorably thought it was a tattoo parlor. We were so skint at the time that we cursed ourselvesfor not having learnt the trade. The rent was cheap enough though. and despite very little help from the local funding bodies and overt antipathy from some those involved in the tourist trade we still managed to stay afloat. Then, one bleak morning, we were informed that the area was due for demolition and it seemed to us as if the heavens had closed upon us.

Undaunted, as they say, we found ourselves new and better premises that form indeed the gateway to the Bogside. This area just at the foot of Rossville Street where it joins William Street usedto be called “Agro Corner” by the British soldiers who used to mill around there like chicks around an old boot, lost and bewildered, but relieved to have something to lean up against. Kids would soon be throwing stones at them and retaliations would inevitably ensue, often leading to full-blown rioting that would last right into the wee hours of the morning with concomitant house arrests.

In 1994 we created our first mural, The Petrol Bomber. It was greatly admired at the time and made it to many front pages in newspapers all around the world. It is still admired by most people who see it. And if we thought the world had ended we can now rejoice in the fact that a superior power has turned our defeat into victory. Our new studio is so much better wewonder how we managed to survive at all back at our old gaff.

Above is a flick of us just after we finished the Bernadette Mural. Seems like yesterday and we little thought then we would go on to paint ten more murals that together comprise THE PEOPLE’S GALLERY now fast becoming one of the most visited sites in the whole of Ireland. And we even have a book about it too that was launched recently by John Hume. “Fantastic and entertaining” he called it, which it is, of course. How could it not be?You can get it here.

Nobel Laureate John Hume with Kevin Hasson and Tom Kelly, two members of the group known as The Bogside Artists. In the background is the new studio. The missing member is William Kelly (Tom’s brother) who is in trouble with J.K Rowling’s legal reps over a book he wrote way back in 1990 called Travels with Li Po. You can find out more about that and about The Bogside Artists’ lives and work at: http://www.bogsideartists.com

The Bogside Artists’ Book

Released on: March 2, 2009, 11:09 am
Author: The Bogside Artists
Industry: Travel

Last Friday saw the publication of a book called The People’s Galleryabout the work of The Bogside Artists from Derry, N.Ireland. This informative and challenging book, written by them, is on the subject of murals in general, but more specifically, about their own work as painters in the heart of Derry itself, the Bogside. It contains not only spectacular photos of their huge murals from their own archives but commentaries from playwright Brian Friel, Bernadette McAliskey, JohnHume, retired Bishop Daly and other figures from the worlds of art and politics. Among its pages you will find humour, anecdote, historical fact and a step-by-step account of the making of a mural. It explores the American-Ireland connection in depth and gives a highly entertaining synopsis of that period of political and spiritual ferment known as The Sixties. For students and visitors alike it is also packed full of historical facts that will make Irish history a breeze for those who want to learn about it.

In the wake of the ongoing fiasco that is „The Turner Prize”, this book comes as a breath of fresh air to the musty studios and galleries of modern art. It serves to remind the alienated public what art was originally meant to be and to do. It is a measure of the artists’ achievement that they were able to do this work in the face of impossible circumstances and general indifference from the arts funding bodies throughout the UK. It is a measure of their resolve that they continue to paint, in service to their goal of 1993 to make of the Bogside an open-air gallery, a people’s gallery, that they have humorously dubbed “The Bogside Modern”.

Nobel Peace Laureate John Hume launched the book on the afternoon of Friday 30th February 2009. He had this to say:

I feel very privileged and honoured to be with the Bogside Artists on this very important day for the launch of their book - "The People' Gallery". The book is a fascinating and entertaining read. As well as accounts of each of the twelves murals, there is a short history of Ireland with special reference to Derry, an interesting look back at world event in the second half of the twentieth century, especially the struggle for civil rights in America and here in the North....As Brian Friel the world renowned playwright said of their work - "The work of the Bogside Artists is celebrated locally and internationally, but it is their reputation that is important both to the artists and to their locality. ....This publication is an important record of a pivotal period of our history, and I have no doubt that it will make an enormous contribution to the respect for and interest in our city. ... My warmest congratulations again to the Bogside Artists on this outstanding work and I wish them every success."

The Bogside Artists’ Studio in Derry, N.Ireland is home to the three men who painted the famous People’s Gallery of the Bogside. There, the artists give presentations on their history and conduct tours of their twelve large-scale murals. Two of the artists have recently returned from a U.S. promotional tour for their book The People’s Gallery. Lavishly illustrated with unique photos, it throws open a high window onto three decades of conflict. You can find out more about the artists from http://www.bogsideartists.com where you can also order their book.

Unlike the celebrated murals in Mexico it should be noted that the majority of these murals were painted while the conflict was still going on. Moreover, they were financed, not by the government, but by the small contributions of the local citizens. Tom, William and Kevin collected the pennies, cap-in-hand to finance a project that is now a must-see destination for anyone visiting Ireland.

Unit 7
Meenan Square
The Bogside
Derry City. BT487EZ
You can e-mail Tom Kelly at: k_336@hotmail.com

Contemporary Mosaic Art Gallery Represents Ten of the Finest Mosaic Artists in the World


Released on: February 16, 2009, 1:24 am
Author: Pam Givens
Industry: Entertainment

Contemporary Mosaic Art Gallery represents ten of the finest mosaic artists in the world, Giulio Menossi from Italy,Martin Cheek from the UK, Ginger TerryDeborah Wahl, Jacqueline Iskander, Carol Shelkin, Jacki Gran, from the USA,Sophie Drouin from Canada, David McDonagh from Ireland, and Lubosz Karwat from Poland.

The style and presentation of the mosaics are all very different, from the very traditional to the modern, abstract and decorative.

Each piece of art is original and hand crafted by the artist using either traditional tools or modern implements.

The artists bring to their work countless hours of dedication to give life to their designs, in a way that best communicates their connection to the material and the message they are communicating. The result is a treasured piece of art that gives these mosaic works a mystical and transcendent quality.

What makes mosaic art so amazing? Each tesserae is cut by hand with great precision to create the exact shape for a specific position in the design. Standing close to the mosaic each tesserae is visible, standing further away the individual tesserae aren’t seen any longer and the mosaic is seen as a whole.

Mosaics have been contributing their richness to our lives for centuries, helping us understand the world around us through symbol, political statements, religious stories and cultural influences, by enriching our environments in public and private spaces. The current resurgence in contemporary mosaics offers all of these same enriching qualities to our lives in public and private spaces today as they have done in the past.

Contemporary Mosaic Art is definitely an option for investment, for collectors wanting to acquire a beautiful mosaics at the beginning of an artist’s career, for home owners and decorators wanting a unique piece of art to captivate and excite the senses (and as unique conversation pieces) and for public galleries, wanting to provide for their members and visitors the newest and most innovative art.

Contact Details: Pam Givens
200 Coyote St
Nevada City, California 95959
530 575 6044


Viovio launches Affiliates Program!


Released on: July 8, 2008, 6:57 am

Press Release Author: Viovio, Inc.

Industry: Internet & Online

Press Release Summary: Viovio, an online community and creative photobook publishing service, announced today that it is now offering an affiliate program

Press Release Body: Raleigh, NC (July 2008)-Viovio, an online community and creative photobook publishing service, announced today that it is now offering an affiliate program.

The Affiliate Program offers several ways for affiliates to refer people to Viovio through a variety of provided site links and banners “We have a variety of customers who love our products, service, and prices, and our affiliate program allows them to share all this with others.” commented Connie Fowler, Co-Founder of Viovio.

You don’t need to have a website to become an affiliate and earn cash. Sign-up is quick and easy and payment is sent as soon as the referred member has purchased their first book. Payouts are $5 for every initial purchase, and 5% of additional purchases within 60 days of registration. For more information about the Affiliate program please visit: http://www.viovio.com/wiki/Affiliate+Program

About Viovio (www.viovio.com): Founded in 2004, Viovio offers a creative and easy-to-use photo publishing service that allows users to upload photos, completed pages or PDF books, create travel blogs, create photobooks, and exchange information about their favorite places and memorable adventures. More than just a publishing Web site, Viovio is an online community designed for photographers (professional and novice), travel enthusiasts, and those who want to combine the two. Viovio’s goal is always to produce on-demand products of exceptional quality with record speed without ever compromising quality, customer service or price. The company offers 300 MB of free photo storage, a capacity that can be upgraded.

Web Site: http://www.viovio.com

Contact Details: P.O. Box 6087, Raleigh, NC, 27628, 919-827-1932,