Crisis art exhibition to benefit from augmented reality app

first_imgAn art exhibition in aid of Crisis featuring works by nine leading UK artists is to benefit from an augmented reality app. The facility will let visitors find out more about the artist and artwork, and give them the opportunity to make a donation via their mobile phone or device.The exhibition at London’s Somerset House features work from Anthony Caro, Nathan Coley, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Nika Neelova, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Bob and Roberta Smith, Gillian Wearing and Jonathan Yeo. The artworks all deal with the themes and issues of homelessness, such as isolation, property, security and space.The exhibition, which runs until 22 April 2012, also features five works created by homeless or vulnerably housed Crisis artists at Crisis Skylight centres across the country.Visitors to the exhibition can download the free Aurasma Lite app, point their smartphone or tablet at the artwork, and see it come alive with information, such as an interview with the artist.For example, embedded in Tracey Emin’s work is a short video of the artist talking about her inspiration and the exhibition. The Jonathan Leo artwork reveals an interview with both him and the people who sat for the painting on display.The app, available from the iTunes app Store and Android Marketplace, also offers a prominent invitation to click to donate to Crisis. Double clicking takes the user through to the Crisis website where the donation takes place.Leslie Morphy, Chief Executive of Crisis, said: “It is incredibly exciting for us to have so many world-renowned contemporary artists creating and donating work for the Crisis Commission… We’re really pleased to have Aurasma bring an entirely new dimension to the exhibition. We hope it can help provide a timely boost to donations and awareness of homelessness issues as we continue to work to transform people’s lives across the UK.”All of the artworks will be sold by auction at Christie’s on 3 May with all proceeds going to Crisis. The cost of commissioning the artwork was met by sponsor GlaxoSmithKline.www.crisis.org.uk  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: augmented reality Digital Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Crisis art exhibition to benefit from augmented reality app Howard Lake | 5 April 2012 | Newslast_img read more

Baseball Reliquary Announces 2014 Hilda and Salin Award Recipients

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News People Baseball Reliquary Announces 2014 Hilda and Salin Award Recipients From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 11:17 am Community News Make a comment Jerry Pritikin and Don Zimmer (l), courtesy of Jerry Pritikin. Jerry Cohen (r), courtesy of Laurent Laporte.The Board of Directors of the Baseball Reliquary, Inc., a Southern California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the context of baseball history, is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the Hilda Award and the Tony Salin Memorial Award. Jerry Pritikin, the legendary “Bleacher Preacher” long associated with the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, will receive the 2014 Hilda Award. Jerry Cohen, founder and owner of Ebbets Field Flannels in Seattle, Washington, will receive the 2014 Tony Salin Memorial Award. Both awards will be formally presented at the Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day on Sunday, July 20, 2014, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium in the Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, California. The festivities will include the induction of the 2014 class of electees to the Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine of the Eternals: Dizzy Dean, Don Zimmer, and Rachel Robinson.Established in 2001 in memory of Hilda Chester, the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers fan, the Hilda Award recognizes distinguished service to the game by a baseball fan. To Baseball Reliquarians, the award is comparable to the Oscar or Emmy: it acknowledges the devotion and passion of baseball fans, and the many ways in which they exhibit their love affair with the national pastime. The 2014 Hilda recipient, Jerry Pritkin, became a Chicago Cubs fan in 1945 at the age of eight. When the Cubs clinched the National League pennant, he asked his dad to take him to the World Series. His father felt Jerry was too young but made him a promise: he would take him the next time the Cubs made it into the World Series! And, of course, nearly seventy “wait until next years” later, he’s still waiting to get to the Promised Land. Pritikin rooted for the Cubs even while in “exile” in San Francisco, where he worked as a freelance photographer and publicist from the early 1960s until the late 1980s, at which time he moved back to his beloved Chicago and became a regular at Wrigley Field, earning the moniker “The Bleacher Preacher” for his efforts to convert non-believers to the Cubs. As “The Bleacher Preacher,” Pritikin wore a pith helmet with a solar-powered propeller; his antics included cavorting with a life-size voodoo doll that would be dressed up in the uniforms of opposing teams, and carrying around handmade signs including one fashioned after the Ten Commandments, inscribed “The Ten Cub-mandments,” and another which read, “How Do You Spell Belief? C-U-B-S!” While he has attended well over a thousand games, his most memorable one was on May 18, 1947 when he was on hand to see Jackie Robinson’s Chicago debut, and noticed many of the 47,000 fans brought binoculars that day to get a closer look at the future Hall of Famer and Shrine of the Eternals inductee.Called “The #1 Cubs fan” by broadcaster Harry Caray, the 77-year-old Pritikin has been inducted into both the Chicago Senior Citizen Hall of Fame (2012) and the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame (2013), the latter for “excellence and courage as a sports fan, photojournalist, and advocate.” An early gay rights activist and close friend of Harvey Milk, Pritikin played on gay softball teams for over 30 years, finally hanging up the spikes last year. Among his fondest memories was in 1981 when he got former major leaguer and friend Glenn Burke to strike out swinging on his knuckleball. Pritikin regularly played in the annual Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association’s Senior Cup softball tournament, receiving the Oldest Active Player Award four times.Established in 2002 to recognize individuals for their commitment to the preservation of baseball history, the Tony Salin Memorial Award is named in honor of the baseball historian, author, and Reliquarian who passed away in 2001. The 2014 Salin Award recipient, Jerry Cohen, founded Ebbets Field Flannels in 1988, a Seattle, Washington-based company which manufactures historically-inspired athletic apparel, ranging from handmade reproductions of vintage flannel baseball jerseys to T-shirts, baseball caps, and even grounds crew jackets and sweatshirts, all made with a high level of craftsmanship and respect for authenticity. Simultaneously, Cohen has been preserving the legacies and stories of obscure teams and leagues of the past that might otherwise have been forgotten. His apparel represents teams from the minor leagues, Negro Leagues, the short-lived Federal League of 1914-15, and often obscure independent and barnstorming teams like the House of David. The company’s handiwork was recently seen on the big screen, as Ebbets Field Flannels made all the minor league and Negro League uniforms for 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic.At one time an aspiring rock musician, Cohen was born in Brooklyn the year after the Dodgers left the borough for Los Angeles. His work might best be described as “wearable history,” and his replicas are meticulously researched and often involve painstaking detective work, because hardly any original garments exist for the teams and all the photos are black and white. Ebbets Field Flannels currently offers over 400 different historic jerseys, and each one is created using authentic materials, with virtually everything crafted in the U.S. The same dedication goes into making their authentic ballcaps, each of which features wool broadcloth construction, soft crown, satin undervisor, and period-style felt lettering or embroidery. “We don’t follow trends, and we aren’t sitting around thinking of how we can create something to fit the current fashion market,” notes Cohen. “We look at history as our guide. And we see ourselves as archivists, and people who are trying to bring things forth out of history and turn it in to a living thing as authentically as possible, with as little interference from the original thing to the wearable item today. That’s not always what gets us the biggest selling product, but I think it’s what people respect and like about the brand.”Both Jerry Pritikin and Jerry Cohen will attend the Shrine of the Eternals 2014 Induction Day in Pasadena, California to personally accept their awards.For more information, visit http://www.baseballreliquary.org/. Subscribe Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Kelliher Samets Volk names Janine Allo as president

first_imgKelliher Samets Volk,Kelliher Samets Volk (KSV), a marketing communications firm with offices in Burlington, Boston and New York, has named Janine Allo, a seasoned communications executive, to lead the growing agency. Allo will be based at KSV’s Burlington office. Allo has a rich and varied career that she brought to KSV when she joined the management team as executive brand coach in 2010. A leadership and organizational development consultant with degrees from Cornell University, Harvard University and a doctorate in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Vermont, she has helped numerous organizations achieve their goals during her more than 20 years of experience in leadership and management.  ‘At a time when agencies are completely redefining how they work, Janine Allo is the perfect person to lead KSV,’ said Linda Kelliher, founder and chief creative officer. ‘Janine knows what it means to be a true leader, and her background and skills are well-suited to steer KSV forward as the world of marketing is rapidly transforming.’  Prior to joining KSV, Allo directed a series of statewide public-private partnerships, leading organizations with multiple offices and hundreds of employees. Since 2008, Allo has taught in the MBA program at Champlain College. She also has developed and implemented public relations, publications and communications programs for several organizations.  Allo is excited to be diving in to her new responsibilities including working with the senior leadership team to set the direction of the agency, sustaining and building the culture for employees and clients, and managing KSV’s financial, physical and human resources.  ‘I’m extremely fortunate to be surrounded by smart, creative people who already know how to help our clients and their brands achieve continued success,’ noted Allo. ‘Brands must authentically connect with consumers in a personal way,’ said Yoram Samets, partner and managing director of KSV. ‘Janine is a virtuoso when it comes to connecting and building community, so it’s incredibly exciting to have her take on this new role on KSV’s leadership team.’Allo will be assuming the duties of president from Tim Volk, who has held the position at KSV since 1993. Volk has made enormous contributions to the firm’s success since joining in 1985. He will remain a shareholder and consultant, and will continue to work with KSV and its clients on special projects.  About KSVKelliher Samets Volk is a marketing group with more than 30 years of experience building brands, network markets and businesses. Founded in 1977, the firm employs more than 60 people at its offices in New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont.  July 6, 2011 ‘ Burlington, Vt. ‘last_img read more

Girls’ basketball: Ellsworth tops Lake Region in Thanksgiving tourney

first_imgBAR HARBOR — The Ellsworth girls’ basketball team defeated Lake Region 50-36 at Saturday’s preseason Mount Desert Island Thanksgiving Tip-off tournament.Ellsworth finished the day 1-1.The Eagles led Lake Region 29-23 at halftime.Ellsworth pulled ahead in the third quarter, outscoring Lake Region 12-7 to take a 41-30 lead. The Eagles never gave up their lead.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textKate Whitney led Ellsworth with 13 points, while Caitlin Bean and Katelynn Bagley each added 10.Ellsworth lost its first game of the day 47-31 to Greely.Whitney was the leading scorer with nine points. Maddie Card scored eight.Ellsworth will kick off its regular season on Friday at Foxcroft.last_img

Shaibu Tanko Ibrahim takes over Amidaus as head coach

first_imgAmidaus Professionals have  officially  appointed  of Shaibu Tanko Ibrahim as their new head coach.The  former assistant coach for Hearts of Oak  replaces Baba Ali, who was sacked following poor delivery by the club.The Tema-based side have not revealed the details of the contract but have confirmed his appointment as replacement for Baba Ali.The Operations Manager of Amidaus Professionals Serrif Sulley confirmed the appointment on Asempa FM’s Sports Nite.“It is true that we have appointed Tanko as our new head coach but we can’t reveal the details of the contract,” Sulley said.Shaibu Tanko’s first assignment will be on Sunday, when Amidaus Profs. lock horns with league leaders Asante Kotoko at the Tema Sports Stadium. Amidaus are tenth on the Ghana Premier League table.last_img read more