Audrey Woulard of Audrey Woulard Photography, Teaches Photographers How to Shoot in Full Sun Without the Aid of Flashes or Reflectors at Her Latest Workshop

Audrey Woulard Photography announces her latest workshops in Atlanta, Georgia, & Los Angeles, California. She will teach photographers how to nail perfectly exposed images while shooting at high noon, in full sun. Shooting at high noon is often frowned upon in the photography industry, yet Audrey Woulard will discuss how to overcome those issues at her latest in person workshop. Audrey addition to her portrait work, Audrey Woulard has shot ad campaigns for Pottery Barn Kids & a national campaign for IAMS Pet food. She will go over the commercial industry as well during her workshop.

For links to online reviews of Audrey Woulard Workshops, you may visit Audrey Woulard Workshop Reviews. For more information on her workshops, you may visit her workshop website at http://www.awworkshops.com.

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Easter Bonnet Social Fundraiser Sunday April 20th 1:00 p.m. To 4:00 p.m.

Annual Easter Bonnet Social Last Updated on Saturday, 15 March 2014 22:23. Its that time again for the LLLAC Annual Easter Bonnet Social

Join us for our annual Easter Bonnet Extravaganza and help support and celebrate LGBT recovery and fellowship at the LLLAC.

Fabulous Food, Deserts, 50/50 raffle and prizes, prizes prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd prizes best in show bonnets.

Please know that the Live and Let Live Alano Club is one of the oldest GLBT clubs in the Country only pre-dated by Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta

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We are also cooperating with the Hillcrest Goodwill who is collecting all Ladies Hats from all of their Goodwill Stores to send to their Hillcrest Location so that folks can create their award winning entry. We have collected over $1000 in prizes includes two nights at a downtown boutique hotel for the first prize winner. For $15 for non members and $10 members,you recieve a catered Easter meal from 1 pm to 5pm and a chance at 5 prizes and a chace to participate in a 50/50 Raffle.

 

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Much Anticipated Band “Broken” is Getting Ready to Take the Stage

On March 20, 2014, the Southern California, alternative teen rock band, “Broken” announced its final lineup of gifted musicians. The band is fronted by powerhouse, lead vocalist and former American Idol standout, Dani Morelos.

Rounding out the lineup are talented musicians and founding members Christian Demman on bass guitar and vocals, Ryan Ramirez on Drums and vocals. Most recently, Justin Covarubbias on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Michael Hill on Lead Guitar and vocals have joined the group. Each of these guitarists bring a particular flavor and style to the band will add to versatility in the songs the band will perform. They have begun rehearsing diligently on both well known covers and original material.

Dani Morelos commented, “We really took our time auditioning many guitarists for the band, but it was worth the wait. When it is right, you just know it, and we can’t wait to take the stage and put on a great show.”

While the band has many influences, including Paramore, Evanescence, and Flyleaf just to name a few, they have really started to develop their own sound and are working on several hard, hitting originals.

Members of the band have headlined The House of Blues Disney recently and have experience playing many other large venues, festivals and events.

This Huntington Beach, California based band is ready to take the stage by storm and is booking shows through the summer now.

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Romance of ruins in art explored by new Tate exhibition

A fascinating exhibition at Tate Britain opens today (4th March), examining art’s fascination with historic ruins. Ruin Lust   will offer a guide to the mournful, thrilling, comic and perverse uses of ruins in art from the seventeenth century to the present day. The exhibition is the widest-ranging on the subject of ruins in art to date and includes more than 100 works by artists such as JMW Turner, John Constable, John Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Rachel Whiteread and   Tacita Dean. The exhibition is at Tate Britain, near Westminster and close to dozens of key London sights, as well as great bars and restaurants. Visitors to London should check out LondonTown’s guide to the area. The website also has the latest information on how to find a cheap London hotel.

Ruin Lust begins with the eighteenth-century craze for ruins that overtook artists, writers and architects. JMW Turner and John Constable were among those who toured   Britain   in search of ruins and picturesque landscapes, producing works such as Turner’s   Tintern Abbey: The Crossing and Chancel, Looking towards the East Window   1794, and Constable’s   Sketch for ‘HadleighCastle’   c.1828-9.

Britain’s ruinous heritage has been revisited and sometimes mocked by later artists such as photographer Keith Arnatt. Classical ruins have a continued presence in the work of Eduardo Paolozzi, Ian Hamilton Finlay and John Stezaker. Rachel Whiteread’s   Demolished – B: Clapton Park Estate 1996 , shows the demolition of Hackney tower blocks. The exhibition explores ruination through both slow picturesque decay and abrupt apocalypse. John Martin’s   The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum   1822 recreates historical disaster while Gustave Doré’s engraving   The New Zealander   1872 shows a ruined   London. The cracked dome of   St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance of this nineteenth century work was a scene partly realised during the Blitz.

Ruin Lust   also investigates work provoked by the wars of the twentieth century. Graham Sutherland’s   Devastation   series 1940-1, depicts the aftermath of the Blitz while Jane and Louise Wilson’s 2006 photographs show the Nazis’ defensive Atlantic Wall along the north coast of   France. Jon Savage’s images of a desolate London in the late 1970s show how artists also view ruins as zones of pure potential, where the world must be rebuilt or reimagined. For more information on this and other exhibition at the Tate Britain or Tate Modern, see LondonTown.com.

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Hollywood glamour explored in new London exhibition

An exhibition will open in London in April dedicated to exploring Italian cinema and celebrity life of the 1950s and 1960s. The Years Of La Dolce Vita at the Esoteric Collection of Modern Italian Art will open on 30th April and run until 29th June. It will explore of the most fertile periods in contemporary Italian cinema through 80 photographs that capture the life enjoyed by Italian and Hollywood celebrities in Rome in the 1960s. The gallery is in Canonbury Square, a short distance from central London and surrounded by great bars and restaurants. Those wishing to explore the area should visit LondonTown.com, London’s best website for the latest listings information as well as the regular real-time updates on London hotel room rates and availability in hundreds of hotels.

The 1950s and ’60s were a golden era in Italian film when directors such as Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Federico Fellini produced some of their most famous movies. Hollywood stars John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Lauren Bacall and Liz Taylor frequented the capital as American filmmakers were lured to Rome, and it was here that such epic productions as Ben-Hur (1959) and Cleopatra (1963) were shot. Rome’s bars and restaurants became popular haunts of glamorous celebrities such as Alain Delon, Kirk Douglas and Audrey Hepburn, transforming Rome’s streets into ‘an open-air film set’.

The exhibition features images of celebrities at play in Rome as well behind-the-scenes photographs from Fellini’s classic La Dolca Vita. Together, these photographs vividly evoke an era of extraordinary glamour, creativity and decadence, while revealing the public, professional and private lives of some of the movie industry’s most celebrated actors and actresses. The Years of La Dolce Vita not only provides a candid and evocative snapshot of an era noted for its extraordinary vitality, but also presents a selection of images which helped to change the face of photojournalism forever. For more information, see LondonTown.com.

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World’s greatest designs go on display in London

London’s Design Museum has announced the dates for its annual competition and exhibition to celebrate the most original designs from across the globe. Designs Of The Year will take place between 26th Match and 25th August at the Design Museum’s location in Shad Thames, close to Tower Bridge in one of London’s most evocative areas. Shad Thames is close to the City and Canary Wharf so is surrounded by great accommodation to suit all pockets. Those looking for hotels in London should visit LondonTown.com, where information about the latest room rates is being constantly updated.

Designs included in the Designs Of The Year exhibition will be Kate Moss’s favourite app, a floating school in a Nigerian lagoon, friendly lamp posts and a recoiling mudguard for the discerning cyclist. Categories for the competition include architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphic, product and transport and all of the nominations are represented at the Designs of the Year exhibition, where you will be able to see a customisable car, play a new musical instrument and encounter a rescue drone.

This year’s nominees include international design stars such as Zaha Hadid, John Pawson, Stephen Jones, David Chipperfield and Miuccia Prada, alongside crowd-funded start ups and student projects. A distinguished panel of experts chose a winner from each category and one overall winner, to be announced later in the year. Visitors can also pick their favourite designs and there is also a Social Vote platform for those who follow the Design Museum on Twitter or Facebook. The museum is open every day between 10am and 5.45pm and there is a charge of £12.40 for adults.

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Classic cartoon being screened throughout April and May in London

One of the world’s most popular and successful animation studios, Studio Ghibli, will be celebrating its 30th birthday with a season of films at the BFI Bankside. The Japanese animators were founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki and in the past three decades have been responsible for some of the greatest cartoon films in cinema history, including Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castleand Arrietty.

Their latest film – The Wind Rises – will be screened as part of the BFI season, which takes place over April and May of 2014. The BFI Southbank, located on Southbank next to the National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall, is one of the world’s best cinemas for classic films old and new. For a full list of all film seasons being held at BFI Southbank in 2014 see LondonTown.com, the website that also tells you about the best details on hotel rooms in London for those seeking great value from a wide range of cheap London hotels.

The Wind Rises will be the final film by Miyazaki, so is hotly anticipated. As well as its premiere in April, the BFI Southbank will be showing new prints of classic films by Studio Ghibli, some of which have never before been seen in cinemas in the UK. The season will begin on 2 nd April with a talk entitled ­ Studio Ghibli – Masters Of Anime, which will explore the quality and beauty of the Studio’s output, its evolution through its 30 year history and discuss why it hasn’t had the same box-office impact as its American contemporaries such as Pixar despite rapturous critical reception. Other events include a Family Funday on 27 th April, at which children will be invited to make their own cast of ‘spirit gods’ after a special family screening of Oscar-nominated classic Spirited Away.

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Incredibly photos of London life on display in Spitalfields

Photographs taken more than a century ago by a mysterious London photographer showing everyday London life shortly before the First World War will go on display at a gallery in East London this month. CA Mathew: Photographs Of Spitalfields A Century Ago opens on 7 th March and runs until 27 th April at the Eleven Spitalfields gallery at 11 Princelet Street. The gallery is close to Liverpool Street station in the heart of London’s colourful Spitalfields area. Visitors to London should check out LondonTown.com for a guide to the great restaurants, pubs, galleries and shops in the area, as well as to see the latest rates for London hotels.

Little is known about CA Mathew, who began photographing Londoners going about their everyday business in April 1912. He lived in Essex and travelled to Liverpool Street station, where he set about photographing Londoners in unposed, informal situations, thus offering a fascinating window on life in the metropolis 100 years ago. Mathew died in 1916 leaving behind a vivid evocation of London street life in these extraordinary images.

Mathew’s photograph passed into the collection of the Bishopsgate Institute and have been carefully restored by contemporary photographer Jeremy Freedman. They are a haunting study of a lost London, depicting buildings that have been destroyed either in war or by developers, and people who have long since passed away. The photographs were only discovered a few years ago at the Bishopsgate Institute, where they had been stored for at least 60 years. Freedman has diligently restored them, and archivists have studied them to try and ascertain why they were taken – as many of the photographs feature derelict or abandoned buildings, they were possibly commissioned by a local property developer, hoping to make moves in the area. The photographs were never published and have never before been on public display. For more about this and other photographic exhibitions in London in 2014, see LondonTown.com.

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Exploring Sufi’s Mystical Journey During Art Dubai

Pro Art Gallery, the gallery that celebrates innovative and cutting edge art in the Middle East, is set to host a new exhibition titled “Spirituality in Motion”, which will showcase artworks by renowned contemporary Iranian artist Hossein Irandoust . The exhibition is the second edition of a sold out show that was held at the gallery last year exploring the essence of the mystical dimension of Islam and Sufism practice that is depicted in paintings.

“We were overwhelmed with the response from the first exhibition last year and we kept receiving continuous calls to acquire more works by Hossein Irandoust as there is something spiritual about his minimal use of colors. His paintings are filled with vivid expressions.” said Tatiana Faure, Director of Pro Art Gallery.

Sufism flourished and spread throughout the Islamic caliphate state. It is defined as a science through which one can know how to travel into the presence of the divine by turning away ones heart to nothing but Allah. One of the most important doctrines of Sufism is the “Perfect Man” – a man who is the absolute channel that embraces the divine presence by surrendering one’s self – and denying the ego in front of god”; a definition that appears to be the opposite of Friedrich Nietzsche’s perception of the “Upper Man”. Irandoust has captured in his paintings the whirling, gathering and intense meditation of a Sufi, thus transforming into a broken presence in a higher state of trance, and stripped from all worldly desires.

As with many young painters, Irandoust experimented with many styles and various mediums. He has evolved from painting in the realist style, which developed into a unique style of his own. His paintings hold a minimalistic indication that is influenced by his grandfather’s Chinese culture, in parallel to a simplistic whisper of mystical philosophy that was embraced by renowned Persian poets and philosophers.

The conversions of these diverse yet similar ancient ideological movements are clearly apparent in Irandoust’s latest Darvish series. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections including The British Museum in London.

The exhibition will open for the public on Wednesday 12 March2014, and will run till 30 March 2014, at Pro-Art Gallery located in the Palm Strip Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road.

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Biography

Hossein Irandoust
Hossein Irandoust was born in Tehran, Iran in November 1978. He was born to an Iranian mother and a half Chinese, half Iranian father. His grandfather, a Chinese engineer, came to Iran in the first half of the 20th century. He was responsible for establishing a tea factory in the Caspian town of Lahijan. His grandfather never left the town and married an Iranian; thus embracing Iran as his native country.

Irandoust started painting at a young age and began graphic design when he was 14, while attending secondary school in Tehran. Later he began painting under the supervision of Rahim Navasi, who is one of Iran’s best known realist painters. He then went on to graduate from Azad University with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (painting). His work was widely collected and acquired by major institutions and renowned private collectors.

About Pro-Art
Pro Art gallery was founded in 2010 by art collector and manager Tatiana Faure. The gallery is one of the first places in the Middle East where collectors can acquire artworks, lithographic prints and serigraphs of over 150 artists and masters of art from 20 different countries. Pro Art Gallery offers an impressive collection of fine arts and a versatile selection of styles and mediums, from one-of-a-kind paintings to affordable limited edition prints, sculptures and photography. Showcased artists include Carlos Nadal, Pablo Picasso, Fernando Botero, Damien Hirst, Marc Chagall, Tyeb Mehta, S.H. Raza, Banksy, Andy Warhol, Alberto Giacometti, Bernard Buffet, and many more.

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Sat – Thu 10am – 9pm

Fri 1pm – 8pm

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