Artseen Gallery Vermilion

Today two narrative vessels, one teapot, four small plates and three small bowls are on their way to Artseen Gallery in Vermilion. The show title dnoc members exhibition 2009 will be on view from September 5th – 20th.

Artseen Gallery: September 5-20, 2009

5591 Liberty Ave, Vermilion,OH. 44089.

An exhibition showcasing the ceramic artwork of Northern Ohio Clay artists

Opening reception date: Saturday September 5, 4-8 pm.        

Concept to Creation

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Posted by on July 18, 2011 in Uncategorized


Callendar/Vaccher Two-Man Exhibition photography + sculpture

 Two-Man Exhibition
 photography + sculpture
 Kennth Paul Lesko Gallery
 July 15-September 10, 2011

Although they are separated by over 50 years, Marco Vaccher and Casey Callender seem to walk the same corridors in their dreams, each channeling a dark whimsy into their work that spans a surrealist line between humor and melancholy; the absurd and the divine. Casey Callender [Big Sandy, TX] has had his photography featured in numerous magazines, including INKED, B&W and Photographer’s Forum (featured cover). Marco Vaccher [Seven Hills, OH] has won a multitude of regional art prizes throughout his long and successful career as a sculptor. At 88 years old, he is still actively producing work and exhibiting.

Gallery hours Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5p or by appointment.

1300 W. 78th St to 1305 W. 80th St
(one block north of Lake Ave)
Cleveland OH 44102 map

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Posted by on July 15, 2011 in Uncategorized


Art Auction – Artist Dossier: Lyonel Feininger

“Even today,” says curator Barbara Haskell, “people are befuddled — how can the Whitney be showing Lyonel Feininger?” With his German name, years of teaching at the Bauhaus, and branding by the Nazis as a degenerate artist, Feininger, who is being celebrated with a retrospective, organized by Haskell, at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art from the 30th of June through October 16, is often overlooked as a native son.

The New York-born artist has defied stylistic as well as national labeling. Although he is best known for prismatic renderings of village churches and Baltic seascapes that combine the symbolism of the German Romantics with the fractured planes of the Cubists, his influences are broad — from newspaper comics to Der Blaue Reiter, from the Bauhaus to Black Mountain College. “Feininger is hard to classify, and I think this has impeded a proper understanding of his achievement,” says Jane Kallir, of New York’s Galerie St. Etienne, which specializes in artists active in Germany and Austria during the early part of the 20th century. “He wore so many hats.”

This multifarious approach is one reason for the attention his work is getting now. “Feininger is the perfect model of the postmodern artist,” Haskell explains. “While the paintings are the spine of his output, he predicted a much freer attitude toward media.” Indeed, Feininger worked in a wide range of media: oils, watercolors, sketches, photographs, woodcuts — even hand-carved playthings that exhibit his signature humor, borrowing from childhood with both nostalgia and irony while pushing the envelope in formal experimentation. The gamut is on display in the comprehensive Whitney show and a pair of traveling exhibitions of works on paper and photographs from Harvard University’s art museums, at Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne through July 17, and then at the Getty in Los Angeles before returning to Cambridge in March 2012.

Feininger is drawing notice in the saleroom too. At Sotheby’s New York in May 2007, his 1915 oil “Jesuiten III,” depicting three Jesuits eyeing a streetwalker, raced past its $9 million high estimate to $23.3 million, and at the house’s sale in London this February, the 1912 steamboat picture “Raddampfer an Landungssteg” (“Side-Wheel Steamer at the Landing”) more than doubled expectations when it brought $5.1 million. “His market was for a long time undervalued and overlooked,” says David Norman, worldwide cochair of Impressionist and modern art at Sotheby’s, adding that Feininger has benefited from a general change in buyers’ tastes over the past decade, from favoring “delicate, retiring pictures” to preferring those with greater visual impact. “People are drawn to strong compositions and brilliant color. They want something that goes bam! off the wall.”

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Posted by on July 11, 2011 in Uncategorized


Pooktre Harvest High Quality Furniture

Pooktre Harvest High Quality Furniture

In 1986 Peter had the idea of growing a chair. Nine years later Peter and Becky became partners. Pooktre was born. Together they have mastered the art of Tree shaping. Pooktre has perfected a Gradual shaping method, which is the shaping of trees as they grow along predetermined designs. Designing and setting up the supporting framework are fundamental to the success of a tree. Some are intended for harvest to be high quality indoor furniture and others will remain living art.

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Posted by on July 8, 2011 in Uncategorized


A Start-Up’s Camera Lets You Take Shots First and Focus Later

With an innovative camera due out later this year from a company called Lytro, photographers will have one less excuse for having missed that perfect shot. Lytro’s camera produces files where a user can click on an area to bring it into focus.
But is Lytro’s technology just a neat feature, or is it the next big thing in cameras? The technology has won praise from computer scientists and raves from early users of its prototype camera.
“We see technology companies all the time, but it’s rare that someone comes along with something that is this much of a breakthrough,” said Ben Horowitz, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, a major investor in Lytro. “It’s superexciting.”
The Lytro camera captures far more light data, from many angles, than is possible with a conventional camera. It accomplishes that with a special sensor called a microlens array, which puts the equivalent of many lenses into a small space. “That is the heart of the breakthrough.”
The wealth of raw light data comes to life only with sophisticated software that lets a viewer switch points of focus. This allows still photographs to be explored as never before. “They become interactive, living pictures.”
For a photographer, whether amateur or professional, the Lytro technology means that the headaches of focusing a shot go away.
Among its other advantages, the new camera is much faster than conventional ones because there is no “shutter lag” — waiting for the autofocus device to work and the shot to be taken. Those fractions of a second, of course, are often when the dog darts off or the child’s smile becomes a frown.
Lytro cameras can also capture plenty of data for 3-D images, which can be viewed on a computer screen with 3-D glasses.

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Posted by on July 5, 2011 in Uncategorized



Earth Editor ver2.5

Overview :
A simulation game that creates the Earth using various

dots on the field of gravity.
Genre : Earth simulation game
Controls : Left click and right click

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Posted by on July 1, 2011 in Uncategorized


Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, released recently from more than two months in detention

Beijing’s tax authorities have asked the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, released recently from more than two months in detention, to pay 12 million yuan ($1.85 million) in back taxes and fines, a friend of his said on Tuesday.The 54-year-old artist was released on bail last Wednesday, a day before Premier Wen Jiabao left for Europe, where Britain and Germany have criticized Ai’s detention. On Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed Ai’s release as she met with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Berlin.Liu Xiaoyuan, a lawyer who has advised Ai’s family and is a friend of the artist, said that Ai had received a notice on Monday from the tax authorities requesting him to pay 5 million yuan in back taxes and 7 million yuan in fines.”He has three days to raise any opinions in writing he might have (on the demand),” Liu told Reuters by telephone.”In accordance with the law on tax evasion … if he does not pay then he could be subject to legal action,” he added.”For such a large sum, there could be a hearing,” Liu said, adding that any hearing could take place before July 7. He did not elaborate further.Ai could not be reached for comment. Under the terms of his release he is not allowed to talk to the media. Family members were not immediately available.The official Xinhua news agency said last week that Ai was freed “because of his good attitude in confessing his crimes as well as a chronic disease he suffers from,” citing the police.A company that police said he controlled was found to have evaded a huge amount of taxes and intentionally destroyed accounting documents, and Ai’s release last week came after the artist has vowed to pay the taxes he evaded, Xinhua reported.Analysts say Ai’s release is far from a signal of a policy shift by the ruling Communist Party. Authorities have muzzled dissent with the secretive detentions of more than 130 lawyers and activists since February, amid fears that anti-authoritarian uprisings across the Arab world could trigger unrest.The Foreign Ministry has said Ai, who had a hand in designing the Bird’s Nest stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, remained under investigation for suspicion of economic crimes.But police have issued no formal notice to explain why he was being held. Ai’s family says the allegations are an excuse to silence his criticism.

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Posted by on June 28, 2011 in Uncategorized