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Asheville, NC Artist Launches National I Am Thankful Postcard Art Project – Submit Postcards Now

Author: Artist Damaris Pierce
Dateline: Wed, 14 Nov 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This fall artist Damaris Pierce launches her new, national postcard art project just in time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The project, entitled 'I Am Thankful,' encourages individuals of all ages and organizations such as craft guilds, public schools and counseling centers to create original postcard artwork expressing gratitude.”



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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This fall artist Damaris Pierce launches her new, national postcard art project just in time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The project, entitled "I Am Thankful," encourages individuals of all ages and organizations such as craft guilds, public schools and counseling centers to create original postcard artwork expressing gratitude. Postcards submitted can honor people, places, things or circumstances and artwork can be simple or elaborate as long as it remains two-dimensional.

Caption: Artist Damaris PierceOnce completed, postcards can be mailed to Pierce's attention at her studio located at 69 Wamboldt Avenue Asheville, NC 28806. All postcards will be considered for public display. In January 2008 Pierce will feature submitted gratitude postcards on her newly redesigned web site http://www.IAmThankful.com.

"Gratitude is more than a concept," states Pierce, "it is a state of being that can be cultivated every day". "I believe when you focus on what you are thankful for each day you begin to live a more joyful, fulfilled and pleasurable life," she continues, "I want to share this with others and create a public display of gratitude that ripples around the globe!" Pierce hopes to attract a variety of people and groups to the project including elementary school classrooms, art students, scrapbook enthusiasts, spiritual communities and more.

"All people understand what thankfulness is, it is universal, it crosses all cultural boundaries, " adds Pierce, "I want to encourage them to express, share and live it."

For more information on how to submit postcard art visit http://www.IAmThankful.com.

Pierce, a German native, is a self-taught, "outsider" artist who works with many mediums including stone, wood, paint and glass. She moved to the U.S. in 1990 and has resided in Asheville, NC since 1998. After a successful corporate career Pierce was inspired to make a dramatic transformation in her life. She chose to relocate to the mountains to begin living a more conscious, meaningful life dedicated to creative expression. Her original artwork is currently featured in multiple Asheville art galleries and she consults with clients as a creative and spiritual mentor.

Pierce was also recently chosen to be the German translator for the EMOTO PROJECT. This project is the latest from Dr. Masaru Emoto, who is currently developing a children's book of his nationally recognized studies of water crystals, The Hidden Messages From Water.

More information: www.IAmThankful.com


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Sculpture Honors Holocaust Victims – Exclusive Exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Author: Gallery of Historical Figures
Dateline: Fri, 12 Oct 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gallery of Historical Figures announces 'The Holocaust,' a realistic sculpture by artist G. S. Stuart pays homage to the millions of victims slain in the death camps of World War II. After extensive research, Stuart set a working prisoner in Auschwitz and then carefully modeled the tableau in quarter life size.”



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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gallery of Historical Figures announces "The Holocaust," a realistic sculpture by artist G. S. Stuart pays homage to the millions of victims slain in the death camps of World War II. After extensive research, Stuart set a working prisoner in Auschwitz and then carefully modeled the tableau in quarter life size.

Caption: The Holocaust - Photo by Peter D'AprixBefore entering a private collection in New York, "The Holocaust" will be on public exhibit until November 15 at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, call (323) 651-3704 or visit http://www.lamoth.org. On November 15, the artist will describe his work in a multimedia presentation at 6:30 p.m., following a 5:30 p.m. members-only reception.

"This compassionate sculpture captures the suffering of concentration camp prisoners. It reaches out to our Museum visitors in a profoundly evocative way," said Mark Rothman, Executive Director of the Museum. "We are thrilled to give it a temporary home."

The Holocaust is the latest created by artist and historian G. S. Stuart, whose works are known for high historical accuracy and attention to detail. Most of his 400-plus Historical Figures(R) are in museums, including the Smithsonian Institution. In southern California, the Museum of Ventura County exhibits their collection of 200 Historical Figures on a rotating basis.

About the Artist
Stuart works from the Gallery of Historical Figures, his studio in Ojai, California. See www.galleryhistoricalfigures.com.

For more information, and media queries contact:
Leroy Becker
Gallery of Historical Figures
Ojai, California
805-641-3100
lbecker@galleryhistoricalfigures(.com)

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John Waguespack Unveils Latest Exhibit ‘REINCARNATION’ at District in San Francisco

Author: John Waguespack
Dateline: Wed, 11 Apr 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Apr. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- John Waguespack, a unique San Francisco Surreal Artist, launches his latest exhibit 'REINCARNATION' at District in San Francisco on Thursday April 12th. This exhibit ties history, pop culture, and surrealism into a colorful display of American iconography.”



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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Apr. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- John Waguespack, a unique San Francisco Surreal Artist, launches his latest exhibit "REINCARNATION" at District in San Francisco on Thursday April 12th. This exhibit ties history, pop culture, and surrealism into a colorful display of American iconography. "REINCARNATION" shows the affect of a former president's "reincarnation" on the economy. The largest piece, "1971," measures 80 x 80 on 4 panels and weaves over 60 historical and political events, from the same year, into one large image. The exhibit comprises several oil, acrylic and mixed media on large canvases, all available for sale.

(c) Send2PressJohn Waguespack's art emerged onto the San Francisco art scene with great fanfare in 2005. He works in several mediums including oil, acrylic, ink, multimedia and industrial design. "REINCARNATION" will be the second exhibit at District for John since their grand opening in February 2007. "I am very excited about the pieces that are a part of this collection, they are a reflection of my personal life experiences that I hope to share with others for their own interpretation and recollection," said John Waguespack.

A meet the artist reception is being held at District from 6-8 PM on Thursday April 12th in San Francisco's SOMA. The exhibit will continue to be on display through June, 2007. John will also be featured in upcoming events, shows and exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York throughout 2007.

About John Waguespack
Born and raised in Atlanta, John Waguespack has been painting and drawing since the age of 3. After attending Boston College as a finance major, he spent several years working for Wall Street. In an attempt to recapture his sanity, he attended the Portfolio Center in Atlanta and studied art direction and design. John moved to San Francisco in 1998 where he was an art director for several bay area ad agencies. In 2005 he quit the 9 to 5 to focus completely on painting.

"My work, like my mind, floats heavily between the abstract and the surreal. The struggle is often to make sense of the initial chaos created by abstraction and push elements into the surreal. The paintings essentially design themselves, shapes form, light plays and eventually a story begins to unfold. The subconscious often interjects historical and current events, religion, sarcasm and elements of popular culture." (www.johnwaguespack.com)

About District
District is a neighborhood lounge for bottles and bites located in SOMA at 216 Townsend Street, (between 3rd and 4th). District, a wine lounge and small plates restaurant, offers guests an atmosphere to enjoy great wines paired with food while offering a meeting place for both epicures and oenophiles, alike. (www.districtsf.com)


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‘A Jamaica, Queens Thing’: Rap and the Crack Era in South Jamaica

Author: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
Dateline: Mon, 09 Apr 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “JAMAICA, N.Y. - Apr. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) is pleased to present 'A Jamaica, Queens Thing': Rap and the Crack Era in South Jamaica, organized by guest curator Herb Tam. The opening artist reception takes place Saturday, April 14, 2007, 4 - 7 pm.”



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JAMAICA, N.Y. - Apr. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) is pleased to present "A Jamaica, Queens Thing": Rap and the Crack Era in South Jamaica, organized by guest curator Herb Tam. The opening artist reception takes place Saturday, April 14, 2007, 4 - 7 pm.

In the mid 80s, crack cocaine hit the streets of America and began to devastate the landscape of inner-city communities like South Jamaica, Queens, the neighborhood adjacent to downtown Jamaica. Incorporating art with historical material, this exhibition reflects on the trauma of the crack epidemic (1986-90) and its deep influence on the course of rap music.

Thus, the exhibition title references Queens native and rapper Nas' song, "Memory Lane," from the CD entitled Illmatic. The art works on exhibition act as characterizations of certain elements in the narrative of South Jamaica during that period. Specifically, the works deal with police authority, hip hop culture, drug addiction and suburban desire.

Karlos Carcamo's neon sculpture White Line - Kosuth Remix for Grandmaster Flash re-constructs minimalism into a cold symbol of the lure of drugs. Corey D'Augustine shows 1/2 Car, an unwanted car split down the middle of its long side with light effects illuminating it from underneath. Jocelin Donahue presents T-shirts that glorify some of rap's most memorable lines about crack and hostility and drawings of key characters from South Jamaica's crack era.

Joshua Abram Howard shows a new sculpture of the skeletal armature of a sports utility vehicle with "tricked out" tire rims. The piece speaks of the ultimate emptiness and wastefulness of the crack game, in spite of the fast lifestyle and shimmering materialistic gains it produced. Daragh Reeves' video Night Moves is a compilation of passing cars in the night appropriated from films, setting a lonely, ominous tone. He will also show a selection of ink drawings that hint at the narrative arch of South Jamaica's drug dealers.

Greg Santos presents dueling mixtapes featuring songs culled from past and recent rap rivalries, including the one between South Jamaica's 50 Cent and Hollis' Ja Rule. A selection of Sol'Sax's sculptural and video work references hip hop culture and its inseparability from the politics of street life, personal spirituality and global history. Xaviera Simmons will be showing photographs taken in Southern California that interpret suburban desire, a powerful force in the development of South Jamaica. Nick Stillman's columns of photographed, computer graphic 'paintings' coated with lip gloss mirror the suffocating design of housing projects and the swift degradation of surface enticement.

Also on view will be a collection of rap music that grew out of the crack era, a timeline tracking the key events of that period in South Jamaica, newspaper articles, and other historical paraphernalia.

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is located at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432. For more information and directions, call 718-657-7400 ext 123 or visit www.jcal.org.

This project is supported by the Jerome Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

JCAL and the guest curator wish to thank the Queens Museum of Art for their loan of some exhibition props.

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is housed in a landmark building owned by the City of New York and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with support from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin; the New York City Council; Council Speaker Christine Quinn; the Queens Delegation of the Council; Majority Whip, Councilman Leroy Comrie; and Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall.

Note: Title "A Jamaica, Queens Thing" is taken from "Memory Lane," by Nas; CD Illmatic.

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The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Announces Provocative Art Exhibit That Examines Boundaries in the Contemporary Art Field

Author: Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Dateline: Fri, 19 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “QUEENS, N.Y. - Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) has assembled a group of 18 emerging artists in a new exhibition - The Field: Selections from JCAL's Artist Registry. The opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, from 4-7 p.m. with a special performance by Tattfoo Tan. ”



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QUEENS, N.Y. - Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) has assembled a group of 18 emerging artists in a new exhibition - The Field: Selections from JCAL's Artist Registry. The opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, from 4-7 p.m. with a special performance by Tattfoo Tan.

The contemporary artists were selected from JCAL's artist registry; themes, styles and type of media vary.

The exhibition serves to identify the artistic aspect of JCAL's constituency and to contribute to the review of current studio practices. Featured artists include Paul Anthony, Elia Alba, Soledad Arias, Suzanne Broughel, Vickie Byron, William Crow, Anujan Ezhikode, Jeph Gurecka, Yasmin Hernandez, Niizeki Hiromi, Juliet Kaye, Jason Lujan, Carmen Ruiz-Davila, Zoe Sheehan Saldana, Hyungsub Shin, Tattfoo Tan, Brian Ulrich, and Monika Zarzeczna.

This curatorial research demonstrates that contemporary art practice is oriented to object-making or to organizing convivial events. Many of the reviewed artists explore personal experiences with their immediate surroundings, involving discussions on environmental issues or socio-political issues of our current society.

"We create our environment, yet we are subject to the creation," Heng-Gil Han, the curator, said. "Being aware of our surroundings is a necessity of life."

Areas that are explored include: racism and identity, cultural bias and planned obsolescence, landscape transformation, eco-political issues, spirituality and death, and dream states.

Issues of racism and identity are explored through an array of artistic installations. For example, Elia Alba presents identity and race as constructs by juxtaposing masks on the faces of her photographic subjects;

Suzanne Broughel discusses issues of racism in America and honors Malcolm X; and Anujan Ezhikode produces a serene pictorial space in reference to his Indian cultural identity.

Other artists focus on the environment and transpose found objects into practical and useful items - Niizeki Hiromi recycles the plastic windows in mailing envelopes to create paper bags; and Hyungsub Shin braids electronic wires to make tendril sculptures evoking the images of rhizome and network.

Relational aesthetics has also been a hot issue in the recent New York City art scene. As a result, artists communicate feelings about critical issues such as consumerism, accumulation of wealth, inflation, and living in a capitalist society. For example, Brian Ulrich, artist, represents the consumer-culture experience such as loss, alienation, and emptiness in his large-scale photographs of retail stores, gigantic malls, and department stores.

Art is also confirmed as an ephemeral process and a social act of dialogue and communication. One ephemeral work is a group of tiny paper cut outs created by Monika Zarzeczna; her silvery, but barely noticeable figures will be installed on ordinary architectural structures, such as heat tubes and ventilation ducts. The audience, happening upon them, will likely be surprised and delighted by the prestigious, fragile and minuscule figures.

JCAL is housed in a landmark building owned by the City of New York and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with support from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin; the New York City Council; Council Speaker Christine Quinn; the Queens Delegation of the Council; Majority Whip, Councilman Leroy Comrie; and Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall.

JCAL's Visual Arts programs are supported by many generous contributors, including: Jerome Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; and New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

The exhibition, scheduled to run through March 27, is located at JCAL: 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432. For more information and directions, call 718-657-7400, extension 123, or visit www.jcal.org.

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Cuban Exiles Can Breathe Sigh of Relief as Miami Gets Nude Britney Spears Giving Birth

Author: Capla Kesting Fine Art
Dateline: Thu, 07 Dec 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MIAMI, Fla. - Dec. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The 'deathbed' portrait of Fidel Castro that outraged Cuban exiles everywhere in part for a scheduled display in Miami this weekend has been replaced with 'Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston.' The renowned nude of Britney Spears giving birth atop a bearskin rug appears at Fountain Miami, courtesy of Capla Kesting Fine Art, from December 7th to 11th in Wynwood Gallery district during Art Basel Miami.”



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MIAMI, Fla. - Dec. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The "deathbed" portrait of Fidel Castro that outraged Cuban exiles everywhere in part for a scheduled display in Miami this weekend has been replaced with "Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston." The renowned nude of Britney Spears giving birth atop a bearskin rug appears at Fountain Miami, courtesy of Capla Kesting Fine Art, from December 7th to 11th in Wynwood Gallery district during Art Basel Miami.

(c) Send2PressCapla Kesting exhibited "Monument to Pro-Life" in April, prompting a "shocked and dumbfounded" Britney Spears to say, "They can show it anywhere they want, just not in my beautiful home!"

*(Photo Caption: 'Monument to Pro-Life' by Daniel Edwards at Fountain Miami December 7th to 11th.)

The Britney sculpture drew thousands of angry emails, "though not quite as passionate as those regarding 'Fidel Castro's Deathbed Portrait,'" said a spokesman. Concerns poured in from Cuban-Americans protesting the Castro portrait, originally scheduled for unveiling in Central Park, for its partial inspiration from Harlem's acclamation for Castro's contributions to civil rights.

Miami's El Traketeo on WRTO 98.3 arranged for artist Daniel Edwards to come to their studio to hear face to face testimonies from several dozen Cuban exiles who have suffered under Castro. After several hours, Edwards said on the air, "I'm only sorry I wasn't aware of all that pain before my project started. After hearing all these painful accounts, in good conscience, as a friend of the Cuban-American communities, I cannot show the sculpture in Central Park." WRTO and the artist made arrangements the following week for the public destruction of the colossal Castro portrait, in Miami.

This week, NPR's Latino USA aired a documentary with Daniel Edwards and the controversy over his "Castro Deathbed Portrait." A podcast of that broadcast titled, "Castro's Death-Mask," by Carole King can be found in program 713 at http://www.latinousa.org/program/index.html . "Castro in Central Park" by filmmaker A.D. Calvo also documents the controversy and appears on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmc62sXgv30

"With the controversy surrounding the 'Deathbed Portrait' resolved, we're pleased to represent Daniel's return to Miami," said Capla Kesting.

Fountain Miami presents "Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston" is located at 2825 NW 2nd Ave. at the corner of 29th St. and 2nd Ave. in Miami. Call 917-650-3760, or visit www.CaplaKesting.com.


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Fidel Castro’s ‘Deathbed Portrait’ Slated for Deconstruction in Miami

Author: Capla Kesting Fine Art
Dateline: Mon, 06 Nov 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MIAMI, Fla. - Nov. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Plans for an unveiling in New York's Central Park of Fidel Castro on his 'deathbed' have instead turned into plans for the deconstruction of his effigy in Miami, where he will be prematurely laid to rest. Capla Kesting Fine Arts announces the unveiling of 'Fidel Castro's Deathbed Portrait' has been reconsidered by the artist, courtesy of the Miami FM morning show El Traketeo on WRTO 98.3.”



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Original Plans For Central Park Unveiling Reconsidered

MIAMI, Fla. - Nov. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Plans for an unveiling in New York's Central Park of Fidel Castro on his 'deathbed' have instead turned into plans for the deconstruction of his effigy in Miami, where he will be prematurely laid to rest. Capla Kesting Fine Arts announces the unveiling of "Fidel Castro's Deathbed Portrait" has been reconsidered by the artist, courtesy of the Miami FM morning show El Traketeo on WRTO 98.3 who protested the sculpture and arranged for the artist to come to their studio to hear the testimonies from several dozen Cuban exiles.

Send2Press photowireA ceremony for deconstruction of Castro's Deathbed Portrait will take place in Miami, November 8th at a time and location designated by WRTO.

Rumors about a continuation of plans regarding the Central Park event existed, though the gallery who represents the artist confirms those plans have been dissolved.

*(Photo Caption: The colossal scaled clay model for "Fidel Castro's Deathbed Portrait" by Daniel Edwards, slated for deconstruction in Miami November 8th.)

"We had acquired a permit for the original event and considered using it for the opportunity to lay a wreath for Jose Marti at the base of the monument for him," said gallery director David Kesting, "But it was decided that would cause too much confusion. We want to show our support for Daniel Edwards's decision to cancel his Park unveiling."

After hearing hours of face to face testimony from Cuban people who have suffered under Castro, Edwards said on the air at WRTO, "I'm only sorry I wasn't aware of all that pain before my project started. After hearing all these painful accounts, in good conscience, as a friend of the Cuban-American communities, I cannot show the sculpture in Central Park."

For more information contact Capla Kesting Fine Arts at 917-650-3760, or visit online at www.CaplaKesting.com.


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Castro’s ‘Last Visit’ to Central Park: ‘Deathbed Portrait’ of Fidel as Humanitarian Goes on Display in NY

Author: Capla Kesting Fine Art
Dateline: Tue, 24 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, N.Y. - Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Capla Kesting Fine Art announced that an unveiling in Central Park of Fidel Castro on his 'deathbed' may be the last opportunity to say 'farewell' to the man some revere as a champion of civil rights. 'Fidel Castro's Deathbed Portrait,' described as a colossal portrait of a solemn Castro at rest, will be unveiled at 10:00 am November 8th, just north of the monument for Cuban poet, Jose Marti.”



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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Capla Kesting Fine Art announced that an unveiling in Central Park of Fidel Castro on his "deathbed" may be the last opportunity to say "farewell" to the man some revere as a champion of civil rights. "Fidel Castro's Deathbed Portrait," described as a colossal portrait of a solemn Castro at rest, will be unveiled at 10:00 am November 8th, just north of the monument for Cuban poet, Jose Marti­.

Fidel Castro's Deathbed PortraitPhoto Caption: The colossal scaled clay model for the gilded 'Fidel Castro's Deathbed Portrait,' by and Copr. © Daniel Edwards, to be unveiled in Central Park November 8th.

Inspiration for the gilded head of Castro, large enough to belong to a 25 foot man, comes from Harlem, New York's acclamation for Castro's contributions to civil rights. "Harlem is perhaps the only community in the U.S. that proclaims an admiration for Castro - the Central Park unveiling of his portrait is an attempt to bring Harlem's adoration for Castro to the rest of the world," said a spokesman for the unveiling.

Depiction of the ailing Cuban icon was made with deference to the conflicting points of view between Harlem and Miami, explained spokesman, David Kesting. "With respect to Harlem, the portrait celebrates Castro's humanitarianism and with respect to Miami, it celebrates the end of a long regime," said Kesting.

Reportedly, Miami's Little Havana celebrated in the streets to wild rumors from anti-Castro exiles that Castro had died while Harlem celebrated Castro's 80th birthday in August. The portrait of Castro is scheduled for display in Miami by Capla Kesting Fine Arts in early December.

Harlem's friendship with Castro started in 1960 when he was famously evicted from Manhattan's Shelburne Hotel and then welcomed by Harlem's Hotel Theresa. The Shelburne Hotel was extended the opportunity to exhibit Castro's portrait as a way to make amends to the Cuban President for the eviction, but the hotel firmly declined the offer.

Artist Daniel Edwards, who was also inspired by final visits to his ailing grandfather, said, "When I saw him on his deathbed I remembered only the good things."

A short documentary about the "deathbed portrait" titled "Castro in Central Park," produced by Goodnight Film and directed by Argentine-born filmmaker A.D. Calvo, appears on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zGNXLexxT8.

Location for the unveiling of "Castro's Deathbed Portrait" is just west of Wollman rink and north of Central Park's Artist's Gate entrance on 59th street between Columbus Circle and Grand Army Plaza.

For more information contact Capla Kesting Fine Arts at 917-650-3760, or visit online at www.CaplaKesting.com or www.GoodnightFilm.com/Castro.htm.


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John Waguespack Donates Original Paintings at the Annual Four Galleries Event in Honor of Larkin Street Youth Services

Author: John Waguespack
Dateline: Thu, 12 Oct 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- John Waguespack, a unique San Francisco Surreal Artist, donates a portion of the proceeds for two original paintings in honor of Larkin Street Youth Services. A private reception and art sale is being held at The Four Galleries in San Francisco today, Thursday October 12th, and Friday October 13th. Waguespack's 'Landscape' was painted in 2005 and 'Winter' was added to the portfolio in January 2006.”



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Waguespack Donates "Landscape" and "Winter"

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Oct. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- John Waguespack, a unique San Francisco Surreal Artist, donates a portion of the proceeds for two original paintings in honor of Larkin Street Youth Services. A private reception and art sale is being held at The Four Galleries in San Francisco today, Thursday October 12th, and Friday October 13th. Waguespack's "Landscape" was painted in 2005 and "Winter" was added to the portfolio in January 2006.

Copr. (c) John WaguespackWaguespack's art emerged onto the San Francisco art scene with great fanfare in 2005. Waguespack works in several mediums including oil, acrylic, ink, multimedia and industrial design. This will be the second year of Waguespack's participation in The Four Galleries Larkin Street event.

"I am happy to be included in this event with such exceptional Bay Area artists, all supporting such a great youth organization that's helping to get kids off the street," said John Waguespack.

Waguespack will be featured in upcoming events, shows and exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York throughout 2006 and 2007.

About John Waguespack

Born and raised in Atlanta, John Waguespack has been painting and drawing since the age of 3. After attending Boston College as a finance major, he spent several years working for Wall Street. In an attempt to recapture his sanity, he attended the Portfolio Center in Atlanta and studied art direction and design. John moved to San Francisco in 1998 where he was an art director for several bay area ad agencies. In 2005 he quit the 9 to 5 to focus completely on painting.

"My work, like my mind, floats heavily between the abstract and the surreal," adds Waguespack. "The struggle is often to make sense of the initial chaos created by abstraction and push elements into the surreal. The paintings essentially design themselves, shapes form, light plays and eventually a story begins to unfold. The subconscious often interjects historical and current events, religion, sarcasm and elements of popular culture."

More information and online gallery: www.johnwaguespack.com.



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TomKat Skat Relisted on eBay – TomKitten’s ‘First Poop’ in Bronze is the ShaTizzle for Charity

Author: Capla Kesting Fine Art
Dateline: Fri, 01 Sep 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sept. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Capla Kesting Gallery announced today that the Daniel Edwards sculpture of Suri Cruise's first poop in bronze, which has been covered internationally in the press this week and was the most e-mailed photo on Yahoo! on Thursday, is now back on eBay. The auction will benefit the March of Dimes charity.”



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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sept. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Capla Kesting Gallery announced today that the Daniel Edwards sculpture of Suri Cruise's first poop in bronze, which has been covered internationally in the press this week and was the most e-mailed photo on Yahoo! on Thursday, is now back on eBay. The auction will benefit the March of Dimes charity.

Suri Poop 2The auction, which had risen to nearly $10,000, was cancelled due to a listing technicality by the gallery, but has been re-listed today, and can be found by searching on www.eBay.com for item # 200023169600.

Daniel Edwards has been recognized worldwide for his notable artistic works, that make both political statements and raise eyebrows over celebrity and political subject matter.

Casting of the bronze baby poop with a brass plate engraved with baby Suri's name, comes at a time when Tom Cruise is increasingly known for his eccentricity. Capla Kesting assures the trend for bronzing baby poop isn't so eccentric and simply follows the popularity of the critically acclaimed children's book, "Everybody Poops."

Recption for Suri's bronze baby poop and presentation of the proceeds raised by Capla Kesting Fine Art for March of Dimes will be held September 8th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at 121 Roebling St., Brooklyn.

The gallery can be reached at www.caplakesting.com or by phone at 917-650-3760.


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