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“The Day The Flower Rose” by Patrick Morgan

{Andaz London Liverpool Street is delighted to introduce its fourth and final installation of the Room With A View project “The Day The Flower Rose” by Patrick Morgan.


This Room with a View is last in a successful year long four-part artwork series, Patrick Morgan comes after the success of artists, Patrick Vale and Paul Davis’ One Day Walk, Chris Price’s Pearly Room, and East My Dust each portraying their artistic interpretations of East London.
Guests can now experience The Day The Flower Rose along with East My Dust, One Day Walk and The Pearly Room, with bookings on an ongoing basis.

For bookings, please click here.}  READ MORE HERE

1ST LEGAL POT DISPLAY IN US


{SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it's the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing.} AP

UNIQA Art Lodz in Poland


 {Polish artist LUMP just unveiled six public art installations in Lodz, Poland which are based on advertising columns along Piotrkowska Street the longest street in Europe. The columns were transformed into giant, symbolical items – icons related to Polish People’s Republic (1952-1989).


The installations are:
1. An electronic coffee machine that was very popular in Poland in the 80’s.
2. A vacuum flask that was very popular in Poland in the 80’s.
3. A pepper shaker that was popular in Poland in the 80’s.
4. A jug that was very popular in Poland in the 80’s.
5. Famous washing machine called “Frania” – electronic rotary washer that was very popular in Poland in the ’80.
6. A soda siphon (also known as the seltzer bottle) – a metal device for dispensing carbonated or soda water in home conditions. Apart from the device and drinking water, special cartridges filled with compressed carbon dioxide were necessary. Siphons had different shapes and colors and cartridges were bought in cartons. Soda siphons were very practical devices in every home. In the 70’s and 80’s they were extremely popular, today are almost completely forgotten.


The installations of LUMP are the first part of international, public art project UNIQA Art Lodz directed by Michał Bieżyński.} READ MORE HERE

GOOGLY-EYED STUBBY SQUID

{A team of scientists and technicians scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California couldn't contain their excitement when they spotted a bright-purple, googly-eyed stubby squid.


The Nautilus team is part of a four-month Ocean Exploration Trust expedition to map underwater fault zones from Canada to California and understand ecosystems around them.} AP

GEM AND JAM FESTIVAL 2017: SUPER EARLY BIRD TICKETS!


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GET UP STAY UP: ROA


{At a very young age Roa remembers wanting to be an archaeologist or something adventurous and collecting little skulls from birds and rodents to draw at home. He grew up in the eighties and naturally was inspired by the American life; music, skating and so forth. The love for music, more in particular hip-hop, quickly joined his curiosity in graffiti. Like most muralists, he began by spraying throw-ups under bridges and walls. During his early years, Roa expressed an active, eclectic mix of styles. At the time, there was not prevailing movement in Belgium. As time went on, the scene’s evolution further evolved as foreign visitors left behind an assorted collection of talents and skills. Slowly but sure Roa became addicted to the nature of urban art.} READ MORE HERE



 





PHOTO COURTESY OF http://oddstuffmagazine.com

Jim Kazanjian



{I am interested in a kind of ‘entropic’ image”an image that has the capacity to de-familiarize itself. My current work is an attempt to unravel the photograph and play with established notions of time and space, notwithstanding our understanding of what gives things context. Through fragmentation and re-composition of the photographic space, the non-linear nature of reading the image is folded in on itself. The structure of the photograph is unwound and reshuffled. This reshaping is an iterative process that spurs a generation of something altogether different; something ineffable.} http://artistaday.com



CORPSE FLOWER


{A foul smelling plant known as the "corpse flower" is finally blooming at the New York Botanical Garden in New York City.


Visitors were waiting in line more than an hour to see the rare bloom. It started emerging Thursday afternoon after more than 10 years of growth.

It's native to Sumatra's equatorial rain forests and emits an odor like rotting flesh while it's briefly in bloom.

It's one of the largest flowers on earth and can reach 6 feet in height. It emits the stench to attract pollinators.

The bloom at its peak only lasts about 24 to 36 hours — and it could be years before the flower blooms again.} READ MORE HERE

Tomohiro Inaba


{Tomohiro Inaba is a young artist who finished his graduate studies in 2010.


He is attracted to iron as a material among other reasons because it begins to rust and decay upon contact with air, practically the moment it is created. For some his two-dimensional work he has used heat-sensitive paper, a likewise ephemeral material.

Inaba often incorporates everyday objects into his work. His Straight Grass series consisted of household refuse exhibited in bespoke frames.


Though made from solid iron wire, many of his sculptures appear freely woven. Their foundation is an anatomically correct solid form but it shoots off in incredibly complex tangles of steel wire that manifest themselves like violent pencil scribbles.} ARTISTADAY.COM

JUGHEAD BEAR


{GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., July 22 (UPI) -- The owner of a Colorado bed and breakfast lassoed and wrestled with a 2-year-old black bear to free the animal's head from a plastic jug of Cheese Balls.
Jim Hawkins, owner of Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast outside of Glenwood Springs, said the bear had been spotted numerous times during the past week with the clear plastic Cheese Balls container on its head, but it always wandered away before authorities arrived.

The 100-pound bear was estimated to be about 2 years old.

"He was just a little bear with a big problem," Hawkins told the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. "He was a 2-year-old with a space helmet on."} READ MORE HERE


Ted Talks: William Kamkwamba


{To power his family's home, young William Kamkwamba built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap — starting him on a journey detailed in the book and film "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind."


William Kamkwamba, from Malawi, is a born inventor. When he was 14, he built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap, working from rough plans he found in a library book called Using Energy and modifying them to fit his needs. The windmill he built powers four lights and two radios in his family home.}- READ MORE HERE

In 2013 TIME magazine named Kamkwamba one of the "30 People Under 30 Changing The World."

AYE-AYE!


{The aye-aye is the world's largest nocturnal primate. It is characterized by its unusual method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood using its forward slanting incisors to create a small hole in which it inserts its narrow middle finger to pull the grubs out.} READ MORE

PHOTO FROM PHYS.ORG

DEEP ELLUM : DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT


{Throughout its history, Deep Ellum has been a place for artists to come and make a name for themselves, whether through a vibrant community of galleries, street murals, public art, or just public displays of creativity. With a huge community wide mural project, the fabulous Traveling Man sculptures, and a thriving gallery scene, Deep Ellum is a place where art is created, not just sold.} DEEP ELLUM