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All That Glitters

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All That Glitters

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“One In A Million”, Peter Gonquist’s exhibit at ArtNow NY, is a provocative commentary on the glamorization of rampant consumption and violence that dominates our popular culture.

Gonquist, a mixed media artist uses, Neo Baroque high-gloss and gold-gilded finishes atop his animal taxidermy sculptures, creating visually stunning pieces melding the innocent and the aggressor.

“One In A Million” is an exhibit that shouldn’t be missed. Show Dates: June 6th-July 6th, 2013. ARTNOW NY 548 West 28th Street New York, NY 10001

www.artnowny.com 

www.petergronquist.com

Dear Seattle,

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Dear Seattle,

I took you for granted when I had you. I didn’t appreciate all you had to offer. The great food. Amazing artist.  Flannel fashion everything. Beautiful landscape. Ezzele’s chicken. Cafe Vita coffee. Angst filled Hipsters. Diverse culture (in comparison to Las Vegas…you’re still mighty whitey). The Nordstrom flagship store and KEXP.

Most importantly Seattle, I love you for the amazing quality of wacky, loving, kind, talented, and intelligent people I’ve collected there. Yes, you still get on my nerves. With your ultra liberal policies (I don’t nor do I believe in recycling, plus I like to litter at times…Stone Me!) Your super dog friendly establishments (dogs don’t belong in a restaurant. Period. Unless cats are welcome too.) Your passive aggressive, bad driving and desperate lack of Sun.

But hey, that’s what makes you, you. Although we are never getting back together, I’m so grateful  I’m afforded the opportunity to come back and spend a little quality time with you and your merry band of latte loving liberals. Rock on Seattle!

With Gratitude Always,

-Courtney A’mee Seard

Book of The Month: “They Called Her Styrene”

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Book of The Month: “They Called Her Styrene”

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I found love in a hopeless place, while staying at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.  “They Called Her Styrene” by Ed Ruscha is the lover who stole my heart, and it is a visual masterpiece. After getting down with Social Media types at a Womma Conference opening after party last night I came across this book in the suite, it had me at hello.

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When Humanism Meets Aviation….

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"Bee, Butterfly, Dragonfly" by: Anne Scott

“Art In Nature”                                                                                 A Portland International Airport Art Exhibit

To me, airports are magical. They are a portal to adventure, freedom and escape. Art embodies the same meaning to me. Transporting me to new worlds, sparking my creativity and imagination just as traveling does.  So when you combine the two, airports and art, it’s a mash up made in heaven.

I have a great fascination with airport art, as it embodies the charter of its city, representing the influences of its people and history. Nothing pleases me more, then as I make my way through the airport, amongst all the hustle and bustle and find hidden in plan sight magnificent artwork.

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