Saturday, March 26, 2011
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And what do you think it was all about?
She loved coffee and I loved tea,
And that was the reason we couldn't agree.
- Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Emma and Charlie - February 2, 2010 - Van Dyck Park, Fairfax, Virginia
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Hi everyone..! I'm doing the Walk to Empower again this year with my friend Maria. This year is on the national mall on Mothers day.
Please visit my web site and make a donation if you can.
Or if you're in the area.. join our team.. and come out and walk with us.!
Maria and I have created a team called the Pink Flamingos... seeing as we are both Florida girls...
Here's our photo montage of our 2007 walk!
Visit my page here to make a donation or join our team!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
It's available on Amazon for pre-order. Keep your eyes out for it. I've read it already and it's really a captivating story.
Here's the title of the new book:
Losing Everything (Hardcover)by David Lozell Martin (Author)
The New York Times reveiwed the book today.. here's a link to that..
Books of The Times
How Low Can You Go?
Lesson From the Dark Side
By DWIGHT GARNER
Published: December 30, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama saved his biggest Virginia rally for last -- bringing out more than 85,000 people to the Prince William County Fairgrounds on the eve of Election Day.
Woo hoo..and I was there.. man was it crazy packed with people.!!!
It was very exciting to be there on the last night before voting..
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I had a little adventure yesterday.....
I went to NYC to the Food Network studios in Chelsea to be in the studio audience for the taping of a pilot show.
You know Guy Fieri from his shows on the Food Network ...
They are taping pilots of a new show of his called Off The Hook ... it was really a fun day.
Stay tuned.. if they pick up the show.. I'll let you know when it airs.. and you may be able to see me in the audience ?!
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Check out this nice article by the Mason Gazette
June 4, 2008
A number of Mason faculty, staff and students are participating in this year's Artomatic, "a month-long multimedia arts event that draws together visual artists, musicians and performers and brings their work to the community without charge," according to its web site.
This year's program, which opened May 9 and runs until June 15, comprises 1,000 artists occupying 10 floors of the Capital Plaza I building, 1200 First Street, NE, in Washington, D.C. According to the Artomatic web site, the event began in 1999 with about 350 artists.
Physics professors Ernest Barreto and Paul So are back at Artomatic after participating for the first time last year. Barreto is showing four photographs of buildings on the 12th floor, while So is displaying a series of acrylic paintings on the sixth floor.
Karl Zhang, assistant professor of Chinese in the department of Modern and Classical Languages, read aloud a selection of Chinese poems in his native language and English translations at Artomatic on May 29.
The poems were part of a translation project called Time Shadows cosponsored by the Goethe Institute and the Chinatown Chinese Culture Center in Washington, D.C. Time Shadows celebrates German, Chinese and American cultures, each of which has contributed to the rich cultural history in Chinatown. The poems, which were written over a period of 1,200 years, reflect the experiences of Chinese and German immigrants downtown during the 19th and 20th centuries. Since February, sets of poems from these three cultures have appeared in storefront windows and on Chinatown buses.
Amanda Martin's photographs are displayed on the left side of a space she shares at Artomatic with her friend, Tina Duryea.
Photo courtesy of Amanda Martin
Martin says, "I have always enjoyed taking pictures. My boss' encouragement and that of my friends and family motivated me to display my work at Artomatic this year." Martin's photographs are displayed on the 11th floor at Artomatic near the West Elm lounge.
Creative Services photographer Evan Cantwell is exhibiting his photographs for the first time at Artomatic. His display is on the fourth floor. Cantwell said he joined this year to "show some work and be part of the experience."
As part of their participation, artists are required to donate some time to helping run the program. Cantwell was assigned to help artists set up their spaces and was impressed to "see it come alive" as the empty floors were partitioned and filled with art.
Jim Greif, a public relations manager in University Relations by day, plays drums with several bands in his free time. He played with a rock group, My Friend Autumn, and an Irish band, O'Tasty, during Artomatic's opening weekend.
Greif has participated in Artomatic several times before with different bands. For his volunteer duty, Greif was assigned to the bar area, and said the experience "was great for networking. It's neat that that many local artists of all kinds get together."
Amanda Novcic, who graduated in May with a BA in Art History and a minor in arts administration, has been working with Artomatic on the programming side, booking the musical acts and organizing a fashion show.
Novcic was familiar with Artomatic from being a volunteer in previous years, but she joined the nonprofit group in February as part of an internship for her arts administration program. She was able to co-manage a smaller event sponsored by Artomatic, a glass exhibit, earlier this year.
Like Greif, she found the networking aspect of Artomatic valuable.
"I expect to use my contacts after the event closes," she says. "I'd like to be an artist representative, and lots of contacts [from Artomatic] are interested in my services."
Artomatic is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 2 a.m.; and Sundays from noon to 10 p.m.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Photo of the Day: May 12, 2008
If you sat at home all weekend, you're likely the only one in the Metro region who did. Between Artomatic's opening weekend, National Cathedral's Lighting to Unite event, or six hour roundtrip drives to Nissan Pavilion, you got our Flickr pool jampacked with the weekend's goings-on. We decided not to torture some of you with this great shot of Johnny Greenwood, especially after we saw this lovely photo by Aardvark_For_Freedom of a lady taking her time to check out a couple Artomatic booths. We've been hearing good things about this year's show so far, so be sure to set some time aside for a couple trips to cover the entire exhibition.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
building where Artomatic will be held.
Here is Tina and her spot...
and me and my spot.. right next to hers.....
It's pretty cool.. it's going to be a fun time.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Saturday we went to the Smithsonian American Art Museum to see the "Color as Field:American Painting, 1950-1975" exhibit. The idea is to see a different exhibit once a month or so.
We saw works by Helen Frankenthaller, Morris Lewis, Rothko, and others. It was a really good show.
I'm looking forward to our adventures next month.