Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gallery Artist Anthony Koutras featured at Under New Management







Under New Management
July 6 to August 28, 2010
780 Queen Street West (side door, facing Trinity Bellwoods Park )

Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Friday 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 6pm
GRAND OPENING Saturday July 10th from 2 pm – 6pm

The Question: Does your local store meet your local needs?
The Answer: Join us this summer as we introduce four new stores – under The New Management!

After extensive customer research, The New Management is taking over your local store with an innovative and responsive concept that focuses on the needs of our customers and their communities. With a new approach to the local shop, “Impact Store Concept” puts forth a new kind of store designed to become an intrinsic part of the neighborhoods we service. The first of its kind, The New Management’s store, located at 780 Queen Street West reacts to the trends of the Trinity Bellwoods ‘hood, offering the right product mix and pricing, service delivery and a whole new brand of interior design and merchandising concepts that uses a diversified blend of the latest materials to highlight the local market’s distinctive character.

The New Management storefront installations, under the “Impact Store Concept,” allow us to continually evolve and stay competitive as leaders in the mini-market channel. This initiative is generated on an individual store development process, reinforces the strength of our brand by addressing the uniqueness of each market. Our ability to act and react quickly to new situations gives us a versatility not found in conventional corporate environments.

Under New Management’s ongoing installations featuring the work of Bill Clarke, Sky Fairchild-Waller, Eric Glavin, Anthony Koutras, Catherine Lane, Gary Mac Leod, and Kelly Mark.

Mini-Mart
July 5 – 24, 2010

Conveniently offering you cultural products by Mallory Diaczun, Emelie Chhangur, Jesse Harris, Kerri Reid, José Ruiz, and Ryan Watkins-Hughes.

ATM Available Outside
An alternative ATM is available for eager customers to withdraw cold hard cash located at 952 Queen Street West. BANK on ART is a uniquely functional ATM, which presents images produced by contemporary artists before and after each banking transaction. A text work produced by Lawrence Weiner is featured as part of Under New Management and will remain on view from July 5th - 18th. http://www.bankonart.net/

Everything Must Go
July 25 – August 2, 2010

This is the BIG Blow-Out Sale , the Total Sell Off with LOW LOW Prices. Rendering in charcoal, pastel, and gouache, artist Kim Beck’s signs announce an amazing, momentous, but also catastrophic, clearance event.

Video Rental & Newmedialand
August 3 – 14, 2010

Frankly, we're not your typical video store. Far from it! In fact, Under New Management is a virtual entertainment funhouse allowing you to pay-what-you-wish. We have many rare titles! And a unique rental policy!

In conjunction with the Video Rental Store Ulysses Castellanos presents an equipment rental section, Newmedialand. Featuring outdated consumer electronics that were (until very recently) considered to be “new media” exploring the idea of obsolescence in contemporary culture.

Video works by Artlitwell, Chris Blanchenot, Atanas Bozdarov, Eugénie Cliche, Jonathan Culp, Mark Dudiak, Dominic Gagnon, Daniel Gallay, Sandra Gregson, Troy Gronsdahl, Rodrigo Hernandez-Gomez, Lynne Heller, Adam Herst, Mel Hogan, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Jesika Joy, Liz Knox, Eva Kolcze, Steve Laurie, Toni Latour, Lisa Lipton, Ian MacTilstra, Sean Meggeson, Alex Moon, Sandy Moore, Scott M2, Les Newman, Milena Placentile, Cherie O’Connor, Jade Rude, Zorica Vasic, Nikki White… And Many More

CN TOWER LIQUIDATION Lab
August 19 – 28, 2010

CN TOWER LIQUIDATION always offers you MORE with custom packages, competitive rates, and great selection. Don’t be fooled by imposters! We specialize in the dematerialization and reconstitution of your prized possessions. Watch as your cherished objects get transformed into archival cubes.

The New Management
Suzanne Carte-Blanchenot is an independent curator/artist and the Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU). Previously she held the positions as Outreach Programmer for the Blackwood Gallery and the Art Gallery of Mississauga and Professional Development and Public Programmes Coordinator at the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.

Carte-Blanchenot has produced such exhibitions as Man’s Ruin, Office Space/Public Space and Shameless Promotion. She also focuses on event based interventions and infiltrations working with such as events Massive Party, PowerBall, AIDSBeat and Toronto Alternative Fashion Week. She sits on the Board of Directors for C Magazine and is the former undefeated Pillow Fight Champion of the World.

Su-Ying Lee currently works as an independent curator while pursing a Master of Visual Studies, Curatorial degree at the University of Toronto . She also sits on the Board of Directors at Mercer Union. While at the Art Gallery of Mississauga as Assistant Curator, Lee curated several projects including: Explorers and Dandies in an open letter to Canada Post: Frederick Hagan & Kent Monkman was an exhibition that was accompanied by a petition to Canada Post in support of appointing Kent Monkman to be an official postage stamp artist; Couch surfing in Mississauga/Couch surfing in Syracuse: Alison S.M. Kobayashi & Christina Kolozsvary was an exhibition generated from a residency and exchange established by Lee; The Rug: Harrell Fletcher and Wendy Red Star was commissioned by Lee, allowing the artists to realize a project which took them on an investigative journey into fair trade and industry. Lee is interested in the capacity of a curator as an active agent, conspirator, and accomplice.

Staff: Katherine Hong, Exhibition Assistant and Caitlin Tobiasz, Curatorial Intern

Under New Management has been generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council, The City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, The Production Kitchen, Service Canada, Mercer Union, Art Gallery of York University, Carte-Blanche Photography, NOW Magazine, and Atanas Bozdarov

The New Management would like to sincerely thank The Art Gallery of York University, Katrina & Matthew Armstrong, Chris Blanchenot, Atanas Bozdarov, Siya Chen, Emelie Chhangur, Durnan Jackman Saffer, Filip, Kirsten Gauthier, Eric Glavin, Katherine Hong, Maria Legault, Jennifer Matotek, Kelly McCray, Mercer Union, Dawn-Marie Mills, The Power Plant, Jade Rude, David Saffer, Caitlin Tobiasz, Etienne Turpin, Walter Willems, Cecilia Yanga and Julie Zalucky for their generosity, patience, and support.

The New Management is a proud sponsor of the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank.

For more information and project updates contact us at new-management@hotmail.com
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gallery Artist Cynthia Greig Reviewed in The Los Angeles Times

Art review: Suzy Poling and Cynthia Greig at DNJ Gallery

Written by:
Leah Ollman

All photographs are acts of abstraction, but not all photographers engage overtly with the devious, multiplicitous nature of the medium. Suzy Poling and Cynthia Greig both make a point of asserting that the world visible within their pictures is not necessarily continuous with the world beyond the frame. Both indulge in playful distortion and amusing confusion. Their concurrent shows at DNJ are a pleasant tease.

To continue reading this article click here;

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com

Monday, June 28, 2010

Gallery Artist Dawn Woolley "Cut to the Measure of Desire" 2nd Performance

Dawn Woolley's performance 2 from the series "Cut to the Measure of Desire", kindly supported by Safle and Arts Council Wales.

Saturday 3rd of July between 9 and 9.30am in a shop window in the Castle Arcade, Cardiff.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Fading Dream

June 26th 3:00 PM

BLOW-UP
Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni (USA: 1966), 110 mins.

BLOW-UP is a provocative film about the dilemma of a man trapped in a life-style of inaction and non-commitment. David Hemmings plays an egocentric photographer in free-swinging mid-1960's London. A series of his photographs make him think that he has witnessed a murder. The fact that he has photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Gallery Artist Sanaz Mazinani Part of Group Exhibition in San Francisco

City Hall Photo Exhibition on Women at Work

San Francisco's City Hall isn't just a place to get married or lobby for property tax reductions. It's a place to view important photojournalism. This summer, the gold-domed hall is presenting a free, juried photo exhibition called "Picturing Power and Potential," presented by San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and the International Museum of Women as part of the museum's "Economica: Women and the Global Economy project."

Twenty photographers from around the world have been selected for their images of women at work: from the United States, Anne Hamersky, Jennifer Samuel, Joanna Lipper, Margaret Silverman, Mark Tuschman, Brenda Paik Sunoo, Dana Whitaker, Elizabeth Colton, Michelle McCarron and Rocio Russo; from India, Pattabi Raman, Samyukta Lakshmi and Selvaprakash Lakshmanan; Ariko Inaoka from Japan; Alex Kamweru from Kenya; Isabela Senatore from Brazil; Mathilde Jansen from The Netherlands; Mehran Afshar Naderi from Iran; Miranda Mimi Kuo-Deemer from China; and Sanaz Mazinani from Canada. The show, which is up through Aug. 27, ranges in subject matter from teen community leaders in Richmond and entrepreneurs in Ghana to opera singers in Brazil and seaweed farmers in Zanzibar.

To continue reading this article click here;

http://www.sfgate.com/

Thursday, June 24, 2010

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Fading Dream

June 26th 3:00 PM

BLOW-UP
Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni (USA: 1966), 110 mins.

BLOW-UP is a provocative film about the dilemma of a man trapped in a life-style of inaction and non-commitment. David Hemmings plays an egocentric photographer in free-swinging mid-1960's London. A series of his photographs make him think that he has witnessed a murder. The fact that he has photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel - Exhibition Review in The Boston Globe

Western exposure: Mark Ruwedel’s photographs capture time in a timeless landscape

Written by: Mark Feeney

The West haunts American photography as the South haunts American literature — if for opposite reasons. Lush and complicatedly peopled, the South is burdened with history. “The past is never dead,’’ William Faulkner wrote in words that are as much boast as warning. “It’s not even past.’’

The West, in contrast, could have been created with the camera in mind: stark and empty and bracingly new (terrifyingly new, too). The South may feel foreign to us, but the West looks alien. In documenting it, photographers from Timothy O’Sullivan and William Henry Jackson in the 19th century to Ansel and Robert Adams in the 20th to Richard Misrach today have made it seem at least a little less alien.

Mark Ruwedel belongs in their company. His West is riotously austere and beautifully desolate: a Beckett landscape so empty of human life that even Beckett’s lost souls would feel out of place there. Yet one crucial aspect distinguishes Ruwedel’s work from that of his predecessors. As much archeology as art, his images explicitly remind us that the West has a past, one immensely longer in duration than the past of cowboys and Indians we see in westerns. “California is west of the West,’’ Theodore Roosevelt once said. The parts of Texas, Colorado, Utah, and California that Ruwedel photographs aren’t west of the West. They’re so desolate they almost seem underneath the West.

The 41 images in “Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel,’’ which runs at the Peabody Essex Museum through Jan. 1, can appear almost bare in their seeming emptiness. Ruwedel photographs traces of vanished life: fossilized dinosaur tracks, tribal migration paths, and the like. The camera, which arrests time in two dimensions, here records its having been arrested in three. The result is a folding together of three chronologies: geological, animal, and human. Most often, Ruwedel presents the tracks in the center of the image, perpendicular to the bottom. Seen that way, they seem to recede into both pictorial space and unrecorded time.

To continue reading this article click here;

www.boston.com

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gallery Artist George Zimbel featured in "21 Years of Donations to IVAM"

The Institut Valencia d'Arte Modern is exhibiting work that has been donated since 1989 titled "21 Years of Donations to IVAM" from July 22 - September 12 2010.

George Zimbel donated 10 works from his retrospective back in 2000 which will be included.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Reminder! Blurb's 3rd Annual Photography Book Now Competition is less then a month away!

Let the official countdown begin!

Today marks less then one month countdown for professional and amateur photographers to enter Blurb’s Photography Book Now Contest and showcase their photos for a chance to win a $25,000 USD Grand Prize USD. Submissions must be made by 11:59 p.m. PT on July 15, 2010. You can get more information about PBN at www.photographybooknow.com.

This is an ideal time for Canadians to enter the competition as Blurb is now accepting payment in Canadian Dollars!

This international contest is in its third year, and entries are accepted in three categories – Fine Art, Editorial, and Photography Portfolio. The finalists’ books in each category will become part of the permanent collections at the International Center for Photography, the Annenberg Space for Photography and the George Eastman House.

Good luck!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

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Fading Dream

June 19th 3:00 PM

LE FABULEAUX DESTIN D'AMÉLIE POULAIN
Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (France: 2001), 122 mins.

Amélie is the story of a young woman who is a waitress in central Paris and her curious interactions with her neighbours, co-workers, customers and family. One such relationship with a mysterious Photomaton-image collector and one of his even more mysterious photo subjects provides Amélie with a new approach to life as she learns more about herself. The movie’s attention to detail provides a decadent and fantastical approach of one young woman’s understanding of life, love and the pursuit of happiness.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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Fading Dream

June 19th 3:00 PM

LE FABULEAUX DESTIN D'AMÉLIE POULAIN
Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (France: 2001), 122 mins.

Amélie is the story of a young woman who is a waitress in central Paris and her curious interactions with her neighbours, co-workers, customers and family. One such relationship with a mysterious Photomaton-image collector and one of his even more mysterious photo subjects provides Amélie with a new approach to life as she learns more about herself. The movie’s attention to detail provides a decadent and fantastical approach of one young woman’s understanding of life, love and the pursuit of happiness.

Vincenzo Pietropaolo "Pilgrims Harvest"



Zacatecas Culture Institute "Ramón López Velarde" and the Museum of Migration, in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada and the sponsorship of Goldcorp Canada, invite you to: "Pilgrim's Harvest" of Canadian photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo.

To learn more, please visit;

www.zacatecasonline.com

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Robert Giard's Particular Voices Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Writers

Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery

May 23 - July 25, 2010

Robert Giard (1939-2002) was a portrait, landscape and figure photographer, with a special focus on portraiture of gay and lesbian writers. This exhibition was culled from Giard's collection of over 600 photographs taken of LGBT writers over the course of his career and includes portraits of Allen Ginsburg, Tony Kushner and Adrienne Rich.


Allen Ginsburg with his own portrait of Burroughs, 1986


©The Estate of Robert Giard/Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery
This exhibition has been made possible with the cooperation and support of the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, and The Robert Giard Foundation, New York City.



Josef Hoflehner "Rio de Janeiro"

To view Gallery Artist Josef Hoflehner’s newest body of work on Rio de Janeiro, please visit;

http://www.josefhoflehner.com/rio.html

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Susan Meiselas Exhibition Review "In History"

Check out artdaily.org for a review of In History.

Please visit;

http://www.artdaily.com/section/news/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=37116&b=Hood%20Museum%20of%20Art

Susan Meiselas Exhibition at The Hood Museum of Art

Susan Meiselas: In History

April 10 - June 20, 2010, Hanover, USA

Susan Meiselas, best known for her work covering the political upheavals in Central America in the 1970s and 1980s, is one of the most socially engaged photographers of our time. Her process has evolved in radical and challenging ways as she has grappled with pivotal questions about her relationship to her subjects, the use and circulation of her images in the media, and the relationship of images to history and memory. Her insistent engagement with these concerns has positioned her as a leading voice in the debate over the function and practice of contemporary documentary photography. This exhibition is structured around three key projects, presented in their complete form, that exemplify the evolution of Meiselas’s process and approach: photographs and audio of New England carnival strippers (1972-76); photographs, films, and public installations from Nicaragua (1978-2004); and photographs and collected archival objects and video from Kurdistan (1991-present). The exhibition encourages cross-disciplinary dialogue around issues of art, anthropology, and human rights.

Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
USA

Phone: (603) 646-2808

Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, 12 noon-5 p.m.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

William Eakin Exhibition Opens Today!

Fading Dream 122, 2009
© William Eakin / Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Fading Dream

Exhibition: June 10 – July 17, 2010

Reception: Saturday, June 12th, 2-5pm

The gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition of work by William Eakin (b. 1952), featuring his new series entitled, “Fading Dream.”

Eakin was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After completing his studies at the Vancouver School of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, he worked in the film industry. As an advisor to the Sanavik Co-Op in Baker Lake, North West Territories, he assisted Inuit artists, printmakers and sculptors with the production and marketing of their work.

Photographs in the series “Fading Dream” were first culled by Eakin from his collection of vernacular Polaroids. He scans and enlarges specific examples from the original prints, which enables him to highlight the sense of post-war optimism that he discovered within the various images, an optimism he finds inherent in the Polaroid medium itself. The selected images display varying degrees of decay, which are arrested in this second moment of creation. It is this sense of optimism that we have lost in our present situations and Eakin offers the viewer the opportunity to look back, to remember, to share and to honour.

Over a career of nearly 40 years, Eakin has used photography to reinterpret and represent objects from his many carefully assembled collections of cultural artifacts; including bottle caps, figurines, decorative objects, electronics, photographs, etc. Past projects have included: “Night Garden,” “Ghost Month,” “Bottle Cap,” “Monument,” “Cowboy,” “Reunion” and “Space.”

Eakin has taught at the School of Art, University of Manitoba and the Department of Fine Arts, University of Victoria. His abilities as a teacher continue to earn him praise from several generations of artists and he is widely recognized as an important figure in the Canadian art scene. He has travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, and North and South America and his work has also been exhibited and collected internationally.

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William Eakin - Fading Dream

June 12th

MEMENTO

Dir. Christopher Nolan (France: 2000), 113 mins.

Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator whose short-term memory has been damaged following a head injury he sustained after intervening on his wife's murder. Leonard is determined to avenge his wife's murder. He attempts to do this by using valuable tools, from tattooing notes on his body to taking Polaroid’s of familiar circumstances, to remind himself, despite his disabled state. The movie is told in forward flashes of events that are to compensate for his unreliable memory, during which he has liaisons with various complex characters, which assist him in getting closer to solving his wife’s murder.

Friday, June 11, 2010

William Eakin Exhibition Opens!

Fading Dream 122, 2009
© William Eakin / Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Fading Dream

Exhibition: June 10 – July 17, 2010

Reception: Saturday, June 12th, 2-5pm


The gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition of work by William Eakin (b. 1952), featuring his new series entitled, “Fading Dream.”

Eakin was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After completing his studies at the Vancouver School of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, he worked in the film industry. As an advisor to the Sanavik Co-Op in Baker Lake, North West Territories, he assisted Inuit artists, printmakers and sculptors with the production and marketing of their work.

Photographs in the series “Fading Dream” were first culled by Eakin from his collection of vernacular Polaroids. He scans and enlarges specific examples from the original prints, which enables him to highlight the sense of post-war optimism that he discovered within the various images, an optimism he finds inherent in the Polaroid medium itself. The selected images display varying degrees of decay, which are arrested in this second moment of creation. It is this sense of optimism that we have lost in our present situations and Eakin offers the viewer the opportunity to look back, to remember, to share and to honour.

Over a career of nearly 40 years, Eakin has used photography to reinterpret and represent objects from his many carefully assembled collections of cultural artifacts; including bottle caps, figurines, decorative objects, electronics, photographs, etc. Past projects have included: “Night Garden,” “Ghost Month,” “Bottle Cap,” “Monument,” “Cowboy,” “Reunion” and “Space.”

Eakin has taught at the School of Art, University of Manitoba and the Department of Fine Arts, University of Victoria. His abilities as a teacher continue to earn him praise from several generations of artists and he is widely recognized as an important figure in the Canadian art scene. He has travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, and North and South America and his work has also been exhibited and collected internationally.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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William Eakin - Fading Dream

June 12th

MEMENTO

Dir. Christopher Nolan (France: 2000), 113 mins.

Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator whose short-term memory has been damaged following a head injury he sustained after intervening on his wife's murder. Leonard is determined to avenge his wife's murder. He attempts to do this by using valuable tools, from tattooing notes on his body to taking Polaroid’s of familiar circumstances, to remind himself, despite his disabled state. The movie is told in forward flashes of events that are to compensate for his unreliable memory, during which he has liaisons with various complex characters, which assist him in getting closer to solving his wife’s murder.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

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National Geographic Series

June 5th, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

GOD GREW TIRED OF US: THE STORY OF LOST BOYS OF SUDAN
Dir. Christopher Dillon Quinn (USA: 2006), 89 mins.

God Grew Tired of Us follows 3 of the 25 000 “lost boys of Sudan,” John Bul Dau, Daniel Pach and Panther Bior. These boys escaped Sudan in the 1980’s by walking thousands of miles for 5 years to leave their homeland conflicted with war. Along the way thousands died from different causes including starvation, dehydration, murder and war. From first escaping Sudan, and then from Ethiopia, the boys found safety in Kenya. The film follows the 3 boys as they leave many of the other refugees to come to the United States. The boys are thrown into a new culture and forced to adapt, but do not forget about helping the others they left behind in Kenya. The film looks at the boys new lives in a brand new country, how it has changed them and what they are doing to try to support their friends and loved ones.

The film was narrated by Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman and was executive produced by Brad Pitt. At the 2006 Sundance Film Festival the film won 2 awards; The Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the category of Independent Film Competition: Documentary. At the 2006 International Documentary Association Awards, Christopher Dillion Quinn won Emerging Documentary Filmmaker for God Grew Tired of Us.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dona Schwartz Exhibition at Photographic Social Vision

Dona Schwartz is featured in "Domestic Ritual" the group exhibition at Photographic Social Vision located in Barcelona, Spain.

The home is the scene of a great number of rituals. These may be repetitive – like birthdays, the Christmas holidays or daily meals – or occasional – like dinners with family or friends or house warming or engagement parties. The ritual may be experienced by the members taking part as a festive act or seen as the imposition of a convention, as the forced observance of a series of protocols transmitted through tradition. Thus, domestic ceremonies can either be presented as a mechanism that makes it possible to strengthen social relationships or as the staging of a fictitious harmony behind which is hidden rancor and violence leading to the possible destruction of communal ties.

To learn more about the exhibition, please visit:

http://www.photographicsocialvision.org/domestic/proyectos1.php?op=1&lang=eng

Dona Schwartz Book Review for "In The Kitchen"

Caroline reviews Dona Schwartz's book In the Kitchen for www.learningtoeatbook.com

To read the review, please visit:

http://www.learningtoeatbook.com/2010/05/review-in-the-kitchen-by-dona-schwartz/

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National Geographic Series

June 5th, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

GOD GREW TIRED OF US: THE STORY OF LOST BOYS OF SUDAN
Dir. Christopher Dillon Quinn (USA: 2006), 89 mins.

God Grew Tired of Us follows 3 of the 25 000 “lost boys of Sudan,” John Bul Dau, Daniel Pach and Panther Bior. These boys escaped Sudan in the 1980’s by walking thousands of miles for 5 years to leave their homeland conflicted with war. Along the way thousands died from different causes including starvation, dehydration, murder and war. From first escaping Sudan, and then from Ethiopia, the boys found safety in Kenya. The film follows the 3 boys as they leave many of the other refugees to come to the United States. The boys are thrown into a new culture and forced to adapt, but do not forget about helping the others they left behind in Kenya. The film looks at the boys new lives in a brand new country, how it has changed them and what they are doing to try to support their friends and loved ones.

The film was narrated by Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman and was executive produced by Brad Pitt. At the 2006 Sundance Film Festival the film won 2 awards; The Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the category of Independent Film Competition: Documentary. At the 2006 International Documentary Association Awards, Christopher Dillion Quinn won Emerging Documentary Filmmaker for God Grew Tired of Us.

Elizabeth Siegfried Receives Honorable Mention

Women In Photography International “A Decade of Images, 2000 - 2010” Juried Competition

Honorable Mention Juror Showcase



Elizabeth Siegfried, My Mother, 2008.
http://www.elizabethsiegfried.com/

A Rave Review for Ruth Kaplan's Exhibition "Some Kind of Divine"

To read the article, please visit:

http://overful.blogspot.com/2010/05/ruth-kaplan-at-ryerson-gallery-some.html