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Exhibit explores use of art to probe important issues

first_img“Artistic practice can really be a valuable, critical way to investigate the things that face us in our society,” Bryan said. “I think that sometimes artistic practice gets overlooked in that arena.” The 14 participating artists, who hail from San Pedro, the Los Angeles area, Portland and as far away as Dublin, will each choose a question or topic to pursue with their art. On Thursday, they will debut a piece that will represent the start of their journey, and the group will reconvene at the gallery in June with the work that they have created over nine months. Bryan had worked with all of the artists before this undertaking and said she selected them based on trust. “I was looking for artists who really go deep into a subject, who really explore something in their art,” she explained. Some will look deeper into their medium, and others will examine a personal question or thought. Hilary Norcliffe of Long Beach will collaborate with her 4-year-old daughter, studying her sculptures. Brownwen Casson of Dublin will explore thrift shops in her town, and Sayon Syprasoeuth’s subject of study in Los Angeles is his own hair. The artists will be in contact during the nine months, meeting face-to-face or communicating online. “For me, building shows is very much about building a community of artists who are interested in the same kind of things and may stimulate each other,” Bryan said. She got the idea for the exhibit from a class at Claremont Graduate University, where she is working on her Ph.D. “It’s really interesting for doctoral students to better understand how to frame their inquiry in whatever field they’re working in,” she said, adding that it creates a scientific way to approach art. Overall, Bryan is hopeful that both the creators and viewers of the exhibit walk away with a deeper appreciation for the power of artistic expression. “In addition to them being entertaining, there’s a whole role for the arts to play in trying to understand the world and come to a better understanding of issues and deal with them,” she said. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER In a unique new exhibit at The Loft Gallery in San Pedro, artists will create works based on the exploration of a theme, issue or medium that they study over nine months. Part One of “The Nature of Inquiry” is being unveiled at this week’s First Thursday artwalk, and Part Two will debut in June. Curator Victoria Bryan hopes the exhibit sheds light on the way art can be used as a tool to examine and better understand the world. last_img read more

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BRIDGE BUST-UP: ‘Chelsea coach caused Man City row with shocking taunt’

first_img Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte 1 The tunnel bust-up at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night was reportedly sparked by a foul-mouthed taunt from a Chelsea coach.According to The Sun, a Chelsea staff member allegedly told a Manchester City rival in Italian “we f***** you up the a***”.The comment was said to have been made in the tunnel in the immediate aftermath of the Premier League leaders’ 2-1 win.It is said to have caused a furious disagreement between Chelsea and City staff which forced stewards to intervene.The row – which did not become physical – was witnessed by Pep Guardiola.The City boss, who cut an animated figure throughout the match as his side’s title hopes were ended, was initially reported to have been caught up in the incident.But The Sun claims the Spaniard ‘walked past the warring factions and headed straight to the away dressing room’.Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was not present, having already made his way to the home dressing room.There was no mention of the bust-up in the post-match press conferences from either Conte or Guardiola.last_img read more

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War top worry for Dems; GOP voters mix concerns

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Among registered voters who chose the war as their top issue, 68 percent say they would vote for the Democrat in their district while 26 percent said they would vote for the Republican. The problem mentioned most often by all the adults polled was the war – in Iraq and conflicts in general – 22 percent; economy at 14 percent; immigration and political leaders at 9 percent; the energy crisis at 8 percent and terrorism at 7 percent. Other problems mentioned were: morality, 4 percent; education, 3 percent; crime and drugs, 1 percent and the environment, 1 percent. The remainder cited foreign affairs issues 3 percent; other domestic issues, 3 percent or were undecided. The poll of 500 adults was taken July 10-12 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – For Democrats, war looms as the nation’s most pressing problem. Republicans cite the economy, terrorism, the war and immigration, the Associated Press-Ipsos poll found. A third of Democrats – 31 percent – identified war, both the three-year-old Iraq war and conflicts in general, as the top problem for the country while 14 percent listed the economy, highlighting an issue at the forefront for Democrats, with less than four months to the midterm elections. In Connecticut, three-term Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman’s support for the war has made him the target of a tough primary challenge from anti-war candidate Ned Lamont. The two are locked in a close race with the primary on Aug. 8. Republicans were most likely to mention war, 18 percent; immigration, 14 percent; terrorism, 14 percent, and the economy, 10 percent. last_img read more

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Soldier wounded during robbery

first_imgNORWALK – A U.S. Army serviceman on leave was shot in the chest early Sunday during an apparent home-invasion robbery, sheriff’s officials said. The incident happened at 7 a.m. in the 12000 block of Achilles Street, said Sgt. Tera White of the sheriff’s Norwalk Station. The victim was shot by one of two masked intruders who forced their way into the residence. White would not identify the victim, only to say that he is a member of the U.S. Army who spent 11/2 years in Iraq. He was on leave to visit his family. “He was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive,” White said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was unclear whether the suspects took anything from the home, White added. – From staff reportslast_img read more

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Christianity divisive force in politics, Danforth says

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleThese issues, like opposition to abortion, gay marriage and the use of religious displays on government property, are “of little intrinsic importance except as wedges,” he says. “If Christianity is supposed to be a ministry of reconciliation, but has become, instead, a divisive force in American political life, something is terribly wrong and we should correct it,” Danforth writes. WASHINGTON – Former Republican Sen. John Danforth, an ordained Episcopal priest, bemoans the power of conservative Christians in controlling the GOP and argues that Christianity has become a divisive force in U.S. politics. That was never more obvious to Danforth than when the Republican-controlled Congress intervened last year in the case of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman who died after her husband won the right to remove her feeding tube. “The effort to keep Terri Schiavo alive artificially became a religious crusade and Republicans in Washington responded to a core constituency, even though it meant abandoning traditional Republican philosophy,” Danforth writes in his new book, “Faith and Politics: How the ‘Moral Values’ Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together.” Danforth argues that the religious right has focused its agenda on divisive issues that polarize Americans and create a stalemate in government. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Clergy take stand on violence

first_imgPOMONA – Clergy members are calling for residents to “stand up and push back” against violence in the city after two shootings last weekend. One of the victims was 3-year-old Ethan Esparza, who would have turned 4 on Monday, but was gunned down Sunday at his birthday party at his grandparents’ house. The Rev. Rick DeBruyne, pastor of Lincoln Avenue Community Church, is among those planning a Nov. 30 meeting with the goal of bringing the community together. African Americans, whites and Latinos should meet “and at least be in conversation if not moving with one voice,” he said. On Monday, the City Council approved the plan – which gained momentum after the 2004 shooting of Thomas Steiner, an officer with the California Highway Patrol’s Santa Fe Springs office by a teen trying to impress a local gang. The plan provides a long-term strategy to address many of the social problems that negatively affect children. But police, city and school officials can’t do it alone, DeBruyne said. Residents have to get involved, he said. “It’s time we stand up and push back,” DeBruyne said. The Rev. Morris Carter Jr., pastor of the city’s Holy Missionary Baptist Church, is among those who will be at the table. People of all ethnicities must come together and begin talking, he said. “The church should really have a greater impact than we have in the community,” Carter said. The Rev. Santos Ramos, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Pomona, said Ethan’s death is a tragedy that can’t go unnoticed. “I’d really like to call on the religious community to come together,” Ramos said. Pomona has a large number of churches, and if more of them became involved, so much could be done, he said. People can take refuge in their homes, churches and temples, Ramos said, but that does nothing to make Pomona a better place. “I think if the religious community comes together, it sends a message of hope to the residents,” Ramos said. m_rodriguez@dailybulletin.com (909) 483-9336160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’A 16-year-old El Monte resident – and a guest at Ethan’s birthday party in the 800 block of East Columbia Avenue – was also shot in the hip at roughly 6:30 p.m. Sunday. James Wheeler, 27, of Rialto was found dead about an hour later in an alley in the 700 block of Karesh Avenue. For DeBruyne, the weekend’s shootings are just the latest tragedy to emphasize the need for more community involvement. “Maybe it’s righteous anger,” DeBruyne said. “We can say, `Well, our city is no different than any other city.’ Well, is that an excuse?” Faith-based groups can address problems and determine how to participate in the city’s Youth and Family Master Plan, DeBruyne said. last_img
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Donegal kicks ASS as public backs fund to save Donkey Sanctuary

first_imgThe public and animal lovers from around the world have responded magnificently to a campaign aimed at saving the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary.Donegal Daily yesterday revealed how centre operator Danny Curran and his staff at the Raphoe sanctuary were on the verge of closing.Danny told us how they were facing a financial crisis and faced giving up the 73 donkeys on their books. The centre, which opened in 2006, has helped rehabilitate and rehome more than 600 donkeys.Now, just 24 hours after setting up a Go Fund Me page, the Sanctuary is winning the battle to keep its gates open.As of this morning, the Go Fund Me page to keep the centre open had raised a staggering €26,000.The sanctuary is hoping to raise at least €35,000 in a bid to secure its immediate future and save its long-term home. Donations have flooded in from around the world for the not for profit group who refuse to turn away any abandoned donkey.An emotional operator Mr Curran told us that he was genuinely humbled by the response of people.“I know people hold a special place in their hearts for animals and donkeys are often animals which are not immediately thought of.“But I honestly never thought that the response to save the sanctuary would be as good as this. People have just been wonderful.“I understand times are still tight for many people but people have dug in and given us small and large donations and we appreciate every one of them. “I cannot tell you how thankful and relieved we are that the sanctuary will remain open and that we can begin to plan for the donkeys we have in our care.“The thought of closing the centre and what would happen to the 73 donkeys if we had to do that is something which has given us all here sleepless nights.“We might get a good night’s sleep now but we’ll have to be up early in the morning as the work only begins now thanks to the good nature and generosity of people out there,” he said.If you would like to help the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary to keep its doors open please see the Go Fund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/donegal-donkey-sanctuary-sos Donegal kicks ASS as public backs fund to save Donkey Sanctuary was last modified: May 11th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Danny Currandonegal donkey sanctuarydonkeyRaphoelast_img read more

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Marshfield boys tennis takes first at WIAA Division 1 Tomah subsectional

first_imgTigers advance two singles players, two doubles teams to sectionalBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterTOMAH — The Marshfield boys tennis team took first place at the 2016 WIAA Division 1 subsectionals on Monday, moving two individuals and two doubles teams on to sectionals.The Tigers totaled 18 points, four better than Tomah. Marshfield will take those points into the sectional Thursday at Stevens Point with the hopes of winning that and advancing to the WIAA State Team Tennis Tournament in Madison on June 10-11. The Eau Claire North subsectional teams will also compete at Stevens Point.Moving on to the sectionals as individuals for Marshfield are Sam Haessly (14-11) at No. 3 singles, Craig Paulman (17-5) at No. 4 singles, the No. 1 doubles team of Evan Fait and Derek Reckner (14-1), and the No. 3 doubles team of Isaac Houk and Luke Kaiser (18-4).Only the No. 1 doubles team of Fait and Reckner are eligible to move on to the WIAA State Individual Tennis Tournament in Madison on June 2-4. The Tigers’ duo would have to finish in the top four at the sectional to qualify. The other Marshfield sectional qualifiers will play for crucial team points for the Tigers.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)WIAA Division 1 Boys Tennis SubsectionalMay 23, at Tomah High SchoolTeam scores: 1. Marshfield 18; 2. Tomah 14; 3. Holmen and Wisconsin Rapids 12; 5. Onalaska and Stevens Point 8; 7. La Crosse Central 4.Sectional Qualifiers (with season records)No. 1 singles: Jon Peck (SP) 1-0; Allan Mach (LCC) 5-13; Kao Xiong (HOL) 10-7; Dane Steidl (WR) 18-3.No. 2 singles: Patrick Hefferan (SP) 15-6; Ryan Graczkowski (WR) 16-9.No. 3 singles: Peter Schroeder (TOM) 12-11; Sam Haessly (MAR) 14-11.No. 4 singles: Noah Nick (TOM) 22-1; Craig Paulman (MAR) 17-5.No. 1 doubles: Nick Havlicek-Ben Havlicek (ON) 5-2; Garrek Weirzba-Grant Czaikowski (SP) 2-0; Kevin Millard-Jarred Schouten (TOM) 14-9; Evan Fait-Derek Reckner (MAR) 14-1.No. 2 doubles: Sam Gelder-Matt Labuzzetts (HOL) 10-2; Michael Kelley-Jacob Parker (TOM) 16-8.No. 3 doubles: Isaac Houk-Luke Kaiser (MAR) 18-4; Ethan Houskamp-Brandon Schmidt (ON) 16-5.last_img read more

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New Back-end Telematics Standards to Be Shared by Toyota and Ford

first_imgToday both Toyota and Ford announced a new effort to jointly author telematics standards for their in-car electronics. While not visible to any of us mere mortals that just drive the car, the joint effort should result in better in-vehicle cellphone and other wireless device usage, along with better privacy and security standards for Internet connectivity from our cars. The two have created a memo of understanding and have begun work on a series of feasibility studies.The telematics study is actually just part of a series of collaborative efforts between the two car companies. They will work on new hybrid powertrain systems for both light trucks and SUVs to deliver better gas mileage and other efficiencies.Ford has long had its own joint effort with Microsoft on its Sync feature, which is now found in more than three million of its cars. Sync is a pretty nifty package that combines GPS navigation (which used to be an extra cost option and is now part of the basic package), climate and audio controls, glass cockpit features and even the ability to do firmware updates of your car from a USB stick. I have driven several Ford cars and have found the system to be intriguing, although sometimes frustrating if you don’t have the full-screen system installed. Both companies’ efforts are not going to result in actual customer-seen devices, this is more an API deal than anything else. Ford Sync, for example, won’t find its way to any Toyotas, and both will continue to compete on the front-end side of things and what you will actually see when you sit in one of their cars. There is no timetable as to when these enhancements will be in any actual vehicles in the showrooms but a formal agreement between Toyota and Ford is expected later this year. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts center_img Tags:#enterprise#mobile#news david strom Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Reminder: Don’t Miss Your Chance To Win Chuck Treece’s Limited Edition Nikes

first_imgChuck Treece’s Nike SB Dunk McRad(Bryan Lathrop) Attention sneakerheads! We’ve been running a contest for the past few weeks to give away a pair of legendary skateboarder Chuck Treece’s limited edition Nike SB Dunk McRads. Don’t miss your chance to win them! Plus, Chuck is throwing in a t-shirt for the winner. Enter for a chance to win here. Plus, we caught up with the skateboarder. Make sure you check out our exclusive Q&A with him while you’re entering the contest. Good luck!last_img