Featured artists – Lotus And Rose http://lotusandrose.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 02:00:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lotusandrose.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/lotus.png Featured artists – Lotus And Rose http://lotusandrose.com/ 32 32 Celebrate Artist Sunday and Donation Tuesday with the Brazos Valley Arts Council https://lotusandrose.com/celebrate-artist-sunday-and-donation-tuesday-with-the-brazos-valley-arts-council/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 22:56:00 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/celebrate-artist-sunday-and-donation-tuesday-with-the-brazos-valley-arts-council/ BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Artist Sunday is fast approaching and the Brazos Valley Arts Council features all the amazing artists here in the Brazos Valley. Artist Sunday, the national campaign encouraging shoppers to buy from artists and give unique and quirky items as gifts for the holiday season, is the perfect time to check out […]]]>

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Artist Sunday is fast approaching and the Brazos Valley Arts Council features all the amazing artists here in the Brazos Valley.

Artist Sunday, the national campaign encouraging shoppers to buy from artists and give unique and quirky items as gifts for the holiday season, is the perfect time to check out some of the artists featured at CVA.

“Even though we are closed on Sundays, we still want to be able to celebrate Artists’ Sunday,” said Arts Council chief executive Sheree Boegner. “Any artist is available for all of this, but we really want to showcase the three artists in our gallery, so we’ve created an online way to purchase their art.”

You can find this link to buy art here.

If you’re feeling generous, consider donating to ACBV on Tuesday, November 29.

“The Arts Council does so much for the Brazos Valley. We do Empty Bowls Jr, which is all about helping kids put food in pantries. We have Artist Connect where we give to a teacher in a Title 1 school. We partner with the Art for Life Juvenile Program to help them make better decisions. We also do things like high school scholarships,” Boegner said.

There’s another easy way to give back to the Canada Council. If you are shopping on Amazon, and you click on “Amazon Smile” and select the Brazos Valley Arts CouncilACBV receives a percentage of this purchase.

“Not only are you bringing joy to your loved ones with a gift, you’re also giving back to your community,” Boegner said.

You can find out more about upcoming events at the Canada Council here.

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Sidney Nolan’s Greek Series Featured in Upcoming Australian Art Auction https://lotusandrose.com/sidney-nolans-greek-series-featured-in-upcoming-australian-art-auction/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 05:23:02 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/sidney-nolans-greek-series-featured-in-upcoming-australian-art-auction/ Thirty works from Sidney Nolan’s famous Greek series are being auctioned by international auction house Bonhams as part of the Significant Australian Art allotment in Sydney. Lured by the idea of ​​exploring the mythology of the Trojan War, in 1955 renowned Australian artist, Sidney Nolan and his wife Cynthia traveled to Greece from their home […]]]>

Thirty works from Sidney Nolan’s famous Greek series are being auctioned by international auction house Bonhams as part of the Significant Australian Art allotment in Sydney.

Lured by the idea of ​​exploring the mythology of the Trojan War, in 1955 renowned Australian artist, Sidney Nolan and his wife Cynthia traveled to Greece from their home in London, where they stayed with friends and fellow Australians George Johnston and Charmian Clift on the tiny island of Hydra.

The couple were so delighted with what they encountered that they decided to stay for five months, moving into the 17th century mansion owned by famous artist Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas.

In this fortress-like villa, set above a rocky promontory with beautiful views, a terraced garden of cacti, almond trees, goats and wildflowers, Nolan would go on to create his famous Greek series. The rugged aesthetic of the island and its people come to life in his beautiful works, along with the mythological heroes and ancient battles the artist was immersed in at the time, while studying the Iliad of Homer and Robert Graves’ newly published book at the time. , Greek Myths.

Nolan’s stay in Greece was one of the most influential periods of his life. According to Colin MacInnes, author of the 1961 monograph on Nolan, Greece was Nolan’s “true European home”. In addition to the paintings made in Greece which are offered in this auction, it was the genesis of two important series, Gallipoli and Leda and the Swan.

Australian artist Sidney Nolan. Photo: AAP/Sidney Nolan Trust

In Hydra he combined his inspirations from travel, literature and poetry, creating a frieze-like sequence of terracotta oil paintings depicting Trojan War warriors in battle. Over time, Nolan added motifs of Theseus and the Minotaur, Icarus, ancient theater masks and portraits of helmeted Homeric heroes, and even images of contemporary Greek island life with an Orthodox priest in sunglasses, prickly pears and goats, perched villages. , and boats in the harbor.

From Hydra, the artist visited Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, Crete and the Peloponnese. MacInnes wrote that in Greece “Nolan had found a familiar land, rich in myths, which he tried to understand pictorially in order to create myths for his own people. The feeling of these Greek paintings is pre-classical, but the forms are those which he, like all European artists, inherited from classical Greece: it is the mood of a civilization, expressed in the forms of the ‘other.

The works on offer have all remained with Nolan in his personal collection until recent exhibitions with the Hellenic Museum in Melbourne and the Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Victoria.

The Bonhams auction will take place on November 29, 2022.

Greek Island, Goat and Cactus, 1956. Photo courtesy of Bonhams.
Greek Figures and Column, 1955. Photo courtesy of Bonhams.
Minotaur, 1956. Photo courtesy of Bonhams.

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Why a top esports organization is launching its own record label https://lotusandrose.com/why-a-top-esports-organization-is-launching-its-own-record-label/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 05:03:34 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/why-a-top-esports-organization-is-launching-its-own-record-label/ On November 9, esports organization Fnatic announced the creation of its own label, the aptly named Fnatic Music. The move reflects a increasing convergence between the music and gaming industries – and shows why esports companies are increasingly looking for meager and relatively low revenue streams. The label’s first release is “Fnatic Island Vol. 1,” […]]]>

On November 9, esports organization Fnatic announced the creation of its own label, the aptly named Fnatic Music. The move reflects a increasing convergence between the music and gaming industries – and shows why esports companies are increasingly looking for meager and relatively low revenue streams.

The label’s first release is “Fnatic Island Vol. 1,” a 31-track album of lo-fi instrumental hip-hop music that was released last week on platforms including YouTube and Spotify. Fnatic has recruited 31 lo-fi artists online to contribute songs to the album; many of the featured musicians were already esports fans (Fnatic’s artists’ preferred 60-40 revenue share didn’t hurt either. )

“Almost all of my friends in this community, I would classify them as gamers,” said Brandon “Enluv” Hartt, one of the musicians who contributed to the album, who declined to say how much revenue he made from the album. partnership so far. . “A lot of labels in the lo-fi sphere have a Discord community around them, and people often go to chat rooms to play a game.”

Fnatic hopes its label will act both as a funnel to attract new Fnatic fans and as a source of revenue with relatively low overhead. The total budget needed for Fnatic to put together its debut album was less than $2,000, according to Joshua Brill, Fnatic’s head of marketing, who orchestrated the music release. Most of that money was spent on audio mastering and production costs for a animated music video for the album.

According to Brill, the potential streaming revenue for this lo-fi music, which is often played on repeat in stores and public spaces, is in the tens of thousands of dollars. In an esports landscape in which most organizations still rely heavily on brand partnerships to sustain revenue, a lo-fi music label represents an exciting high-margin opportunity.

“There are so many cafe playlists on Spotify, cafe playlists,” he said. “The genre itself has 17-year-old producers earning $50,000 a month from a track.”

The introduction of a music wing into Fnatic’s business also provides the company with valuable potential new inventory for brand partnerships, although Brill said Fnatic intentionally avoided using its debut album for this purpose. “We could have launched this as a BMW Fnatic album if we wanted to,” he said.

Fnatic isn’t the first esports organization to enter the music industry this year; G2 Esports, for example, released a metal song under his own label in January. But Fnatic’s label is a more fully realized wing of the business than G2’s music game, which was essentially a brand activation designed to promote the team’s new jersey design. The effort is led by Brill, a former music industry executive, and Fnatic has partnered with the music platform DashGo serve as a distribution arm.

As companies in the esports industry tighten their belts to prepare for the coming recession, low-cost revenue opportunities like Fnatic Music could be an attractive alternative method for esports organizations to grow their business. audience without having to go too far in the red. For this endeavor to succeed, it is essential that the actual product – the music itself – remain genuinely compelling to current and future Fnatic fans.

“You have so many brands diving into it, and a lot of them feel like a cash grab,” said Marvin Resende, gaming and music partnerships expert and head of cultural brand partnerships at The Defiant. Collective. “In my opinion, when it’s a cash grab, it doesn’t work – and there’s not really a way to make music that connects with people.”

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In Attleboro, lunch with vets brings laughter, good food and war stories | Local News https://lotusandrose.com/in-attleboro-lunch-with-vets-brings-laughter-good-food-and-war-stories-local-news/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/in-attleboro-lunch-with-vets-brings-laughter-good-food-and-war-stories-local-news/ ATTLEBORO — Navy veteran Ron Tyler was keeping a close eye on Angel Hair Pasta, making sure it wasn’t overcooked Thursday morning at the VFW Post on Park Street. Tyler was helping pack lunch for the veterans and maybe a few strangers who it was hoped would stop by after reading the sign out front: […]]]>

ATTLEBORO — Navy veteran Ron Tyler was keeping a close eye on Angel Hair Pasta, making sure it wasn’t overcooked Thursday morning at the VFW Post on Park Street.

Tyler was helping pack lunch for the veterans and maybe a few strangers who it was hoped would stop by after reading the sign out front: “Lunch with a vet every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.”

“It Still Hurts”

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Unparalleled collection of 1980s street art and graffiti celebrating Loisaida’s singular scene featured at Christie’s https://lotusandrose.com/unparalleled-collection-of-1980s-street-art-and-graffiti-celebrating-loisaidas-singular-scene-featured-at-christies/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 21:35:34 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/unparalleled-collection-of-1980s-street-art-and-graffiti-celebrating-loisaidas-singular-scene-featured-at-christies/ DAVID WOJNAROWICZ ‘History Keeps Me Awake at Night (for Rilo Chmielorz)’ (1986) signed, inscribed, … [+] titled and dated ‘HISTORY KEEPS ME AWAKE AT NIGHT DAVID WOJNAROWICZ 1986 KÖLN’ (on verso) acrylic, spray paint and collage of paper printed on panel 67 x 78 1/2 in. (170.2 x 199.4 cm.) Christie’s A map of the […]]]>

A map of the world covers a sleeping man as a hulking comic book villain hovers above his bed and stares at the barrel of a gun aimed directly at the viewer. The two men are rendered in thick black lines, the shape of the would-be aggressor imposed on the background where the map projected onto the sleeper is obscured by a frenzy of images. A green-fleshed alien stumbles after being impaled by a bullet to the skull, while a Doric column collapses and crushes an ancient equestrian statue. Images of US currency, bureaucracy, and possibly chemical warfare are overlaid on the map.

The frenetic scene amplifies the precariousness of the sleeping man, threatened by multiple nightmarish government-controlled forces.

The story keeps me up at night (for Rilo Chmielorz), a deeply symbolic and haunting collage of acrylic, spray paint and panel-printed paper by David Wojnarowicz, is the visceral culmination of the incomparable Loisaida: 1980s Graffiti And Street Art From The John P. Axelrod Collection. The first batch of 31 rare and masterful works covering a wide range of techniques and styles classified as graffiti and street art are expected to fetch between $800,000 and $1.2 million when auctioned at Christie’s Post sale -War & Contemporary Art Day on November 18.

“This painting in particular captures all the patterns. This image deals with violence and deals with stories dealing with America,” Michael Baptist, Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Art Department First Opening Scholar and Manager, said in a Zoom interview. “It comes at a time when he’s kind of really hit his technical stride, and he’s doing super complex multi-media works. He developed this technique in a very short time and was at his peak… when he made this picture ( in) 1986.”

Wojnarowicz in the mid-1980s began to incorporate his array of signs and symbols into complex compositions that serve as metaphors for a society that undermines the value of marginalized people. Some 26 years after his death from AIDS, in 2018 the Whitney Museum of American Art celebrated the career of the painter, photographer, writer, filmmaker, performance artist, musician, and AIDS activist who fought tirelessly for people living on the periphery, giving a voice to others. Name the exhibition Whitney The story keeps me up at night highlighted the lasting impact of Wojnarowicz’s work as we continue to struggle against violence and oppression through systems of power and control. We have overcome the AIDS crisis, but we are far from fostering a safe and egalitarian society outside of heteronormative discourse.

Axelrod’s visionary collection amplifies the impact and significance on art history of the pioneering ferocity of artists working on New York’s Loisaida, a term derived from the Nuyorican pronunciation of the Lower East Side, between 1980 and around 1985. Keith Haring is pictured alongside Futura, Rammelzee, CRASH, DAZE, Dondi, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, A-One and other artists who make up an art scene that forever transformed the landscape of downtown Manhattan and the global art world.

The downtown Manhattan art scene of the early 1980s marked a seismic shift that continues to reinform our collective understanding of contemporary art and culture. Some four decades later, the still gritty Lower East Side is thriving as a hotbed of contemporary art galleries on nearly every block.

“I think John’s vision is to collect and, through collecting, to tell a story that has never been told before,” Baptist said. “When I looked at the collection as a whole, I really felt it represented those five years on the Lower East Side, and that’s a rare thing to achieve through a collection. … I think John, at some point recognized that something special had happened at that time, at that place, with those artists, and he saw an opportunity to build a collection around that and the story.

Exhibited only once in the year of its creation, Untitled (1980) features FUTURA 2000’s abstract approach to graffiti. Now known simply as Futura, artist born Leonard Hilton McGurr in 1955, exhibited in the early 1980s with Patti Astor at Fun Gallery alongside by Haring, Basquiat, Richard Hambleton and Kenny Scharf, and his work remains more relevant than ever. The monumental spray enamel on seminal and rare plywood, which belonged only to Axelrod, is expected to sell for between $70,000 and $100,000.

“The takeaways from this piece are its size (48 by 96 inches), its date, 1980, being very early for it, and Futura being sort of one of the biggest names in the scene,” Baptist said. . “From an auction perspective, (he has) the most international collector base. I know there are going to be a lot of people in Europe, especially in France, where he has a big community of collectors, who are going to be interested in this and that’s why we put it as the first batch of the collection .

Highlighting the seriousness of community in the early 1980s on the LES and East Village art scene, George Condo’s Def Jammy (1984) has special value because it was given to his dear friend Haring.

“All of the fun and incredibly inspiring times spent with Keith will always live deep in my heart. He was always my best friend. ‘Def Jammy’ was how graffiti artists referred to great painting at the time and so I made this coin to commemorate this phrase used by Toxic, A-One and Rammellzee,” Condo said.

A Polaroid shot by Scott Schedivy and held in the archives of the Keith Haring Foundation shows the beloved work hanging on the wall of Haring’s studio. Def Jammy, which is imbued with immeasurable personal and emotional value, is expected to sell for between $80,000 and $120,000.

“Keith hung it in his studio on Broadway forever! Over the years we gave each other art for free out of friendship and sometimes Keith would even buy one to help me out. Keith came in early 1989 in Paris as he finished some work and we were having dinner every night,” Condo said. “I begged him not to go back to New York because I was afraid I would never see him again. . And that was the last time I did. We always laughed even when he was very sick and often talked about art and mortality.”

One of the two Basquiats in the collection, Untitled (1982), which was exhibited only once in 2014, brings us back to Wojnarowicz’s intensity. Steep lines of red, black and burnt ocher depicting recurring motifs (sacred heart, crown) amplify Basquiat’s textual momentum and racist language subversion. The oil-on-paper stick depicting “TAR TOWN,” “POLLO FRITO,” and “NEW SOAP” is expected to fetch between $800,000 and $1.2 million. A recurring theme with Basquiat, he used various references to tar to counter racial injustices in the world of art and culture in general. The Spanish term for fried chicken is an attack on stereotypes that black people enjoy fried junk food, and a linguistic nod to his Puerto Rican and LES ancestry. The “new soap” has many connotations, including efforts to whitewash or erase black culture.

There is a simplicity to this work, with Basquiat using multiple motifs and texts rather than figures to convey racial and social injustice. Complexity erupts from the mixture of self-referential motifs and text intertwining with symbols and themes that continue to provoke viewers and behave like timeless social critique.

“Some people have even pointed the finger at (the broken glass) referring to Kristallnacht. I don’t know if that’s exaggerated or not, but all history aside, broken glass is something we come across all time on the street, and that’s part of city life,” Baptist said. “I think he’s not always looking, when he’s composing works like this, to make a definitive statement, but rather to put together a number of patterns to make a picture that other artists might paint with figures, but in this case he uses text and symbols.

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Peggy Macrae was the household name of the ‘supermodel’ of her day who featured in the country’s most expensive painting https://lotusandrose.com/peggy-macrae-was-the-household-name-of-the-supermodel-of-her-day-who-featured-in-the-countrys-most-expensive-painting/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 05:52:01 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/peggy-macrae-was-the-household-name-of-the-supermodel-of-her-day-who-featured-in-the-countrys-most-expensive-painting/ Today, a portrait of early 20th century artist model Peggy Macrae could fetch up to £300,000 at auction. Macrae was painted by Scottish colorist artist Samuel John Peploe in his studio in York Place, Edinburgh around 1908. The impressionist oil painting “The White Dress” shows her in an elegant pose with her head slightly raised, […]]]>

Today, a portrait of early 20th century artist model Peggy Macrae could fetch up to £300,000 at auction.

Macrae was painted by Scottish colorist artist Samuel John Peploe in his studio in York Place, Edinburgh around 1908.

The impressionist oil painting “The White Dress” shows her in an elegant pose with her head slightly raised, looking out from the canvas.

Peploe’s striking masterpiece is set to spark international interest when it goes under the hammer for the first time at Sotheby’s British and Irish Modern Art sale in London on November 23.

Thomas Podd, a specialist in Scottish art at Sotheby’s, said the portrait was “one of the best” ever made by the artist.

He added: “The role model is Peggy Macrae, who posed a lot for Peploe early in her career. Peploe had a number of role models but Peggy was her favourite.

“This is an extraordinarily important image of Peploe, and one of his greatest portraits. We are absolutely delighted to bring this to the auction market for the very first time. I think many serious collectors will be motivated to bid on it.”

The White Dress with Peggy Macrae, painted by Samuel John Peploe circa 1908

Peploe, born in Edinburgh in 1871, was the eldest of four Scottish colourists, who also included John Duncan Fergusson, George Leslie Hunter and Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell. The quartet went on to set a new standard for the use of Scotland’s unique light, landscape and people.

Colorists were never complacent and held a firm belief that art came first, always before any other consideration.

Peploe, one of the purists, painted “The White Dress” in his studio at Raeburn House, the A-listed, three-storey terraced house at 32 York Place that inspired his so-called White Period in the early 1900s.

Like a supermodel of her time, the elegant Macrae was well aware of her worth. Artists who needed a model rushed to her and she carefully selected those she worked with.

It was said that her striking looks and her instinctive sense of presentation – the angle of a hat, the slant of an eyebrow – were in high demand, and that she posed so naturally that portrait painters commissioned to paint women of the fashionable society secretly used Macrae to model the clothes.

A particular favorite of Scottish colourists, she also appears in Cadell’s famous portraits, while another Peploe masterpiece, “Girl in White”, for which Macrae posed, was Scottish painting for many years. the most expensive at auction at £506,000.

Stanley Cursiter, the portrait painter and keeper of the National Galleries of Scotland from 1930 to 1948, in his memoirs of Peploe, describes Macrae as “a charming, witty and attractive girl, who had the rare gift of complete grace which made of her every interesting move”.

He added, “She fell naturally into balanced and harmonious poses and, best of all, she immediately mimicked the figure she was asked to portray.”

Within a few years, Macrae would marry and emigrate to America, leaving behind the paintings she honored as her lasting legacy on Scottish art.

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Pomo Weavers Society Artists Featured in Ukiah Corner Gallery Windows – The Ukiah Daily Journal https://lotusandrose.com/pomo-weavers-society-artists-featured-in-ukiah-corner-gallery-windows-the-ukiah-daily-journal/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 21:05:30 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/pomo-weavers-society-artists-featured-in-ukiah-corner-gallery-windows-the-ukiah-daily-journal/ November is Native American Awareness Month, the perfect time for the Corner Gallery to feature the Pomo Weavers Society in its windows. Silver Galleto, founding member of the group, is very happy to have this opportunity to raise public awareness. He wants to let people know that the Pomo weavers are active and trying to […]]]>

November is Native American Awareness Month, the perfect time for the Corner Gallery to feature the Pomo Weavers Society in its windows.

Silver Galleto, founding member of the group, is very happy to have this opportunity to raise public awareness. He wants to let people know that the Pomo weavers are active and trying to revive many of their traditions, especially basket weaving, which have not been fully practiced for decades.

This exhibit will feature a wide variety of contemporary baskets made by Pomo artists from three counties: Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma. Additionally, there will be other woven items such as a dowry bag and photos of the collection process and PWS members restoring this part of their rich heritage.

Silver is a passionate teacher of Pomo weaving. He is always looking for more Pomo students so he can teach people the traditional skills and then enable them to teach others. Over the past three years, the Pomo Weavers Society has created many mentors who are now actively teaching the skills to others. “It’s my dream,” Silver says, “because one person can’t do it all.”

This exhibit will feature a wide variety of contemporary baskets made by Pomo artists from three counties: Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma.

The growing group of mentors represents a wide range of ages…the youngest is pre-teen and there are several seniors. Silver says it’s never too late to learn. He adds, “I wish I had started teaching earlier, but it took me a while to get started.” Now he has been doing this for several decades. Silver’s enthusiasm is contagious… he says, “I’m so glad there are so many people out there who want to learn and come together now.” We want hundreds of weavers to continue our traditional greatness. He continues: “I am passionate about tradition and culture. I believe that reviving our traditional ways will not only strengthen our people, but also make our ancestors proud in the process.

Corine Pearce also has a lot of baskets that will be on the show. She started weaving around the same time as Silver when she was 9 years old. Although they both had been weaving for many years, their paths never crossed. When they finally met, they were both surprised to learn that other people were weaving, as they both thought they were alone.

The Pomo Weavers Society is a new group that started in 2019, just before the pandemic. The group had only met in person twice before the pandemic hit and everything was shut down. “Out of necessity,” Corine explains, “we changed the way basket weaving was taught…we did online videos and had zoom calls instead of teaching with the traditional mentor in person.” Somehow on the other hand, we survived and now we look forward to moving forward with more members committed to preserving this beautiful art form that is our heritage.”

The artists participating in the show are: Robin Meely, Martina Morgan, Melody Williams, Katie Williams Elliott, Meyo Maruffo, Patricia Franklin, Buffie Schmidt, Silver Galleto and Corine Pearce.

The first Friday opening celebration for this show will be held November 4 from 5-8 p.m. at the Corner Gallery, 201 S. State St. in Ukiah. Live flute music will be featured throughout the evening.

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Visa and Crypto.com merge football, art and NFTs for fan experience ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ https://lotusandrose.com/visa-and-crypto-com-merge-football-art-and-nfts-for-fan-experience-ahead-of-2022-fifa-world-cup-qatar/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 07:01:00 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/visa-and-crypto-com-merge-football-art-and-nfts-for-fan-experience-ahead-of-2022-fifa-world-cup-qatar/ SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Visa (NYSE: V), the Official Payments Technology Partner of FIFA, today unveiled Visa Masters of Movement, a first-of-its-kind hybrid experience featuring a pre-event NFT auction and a Immersive activation for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ fans. The Visa Masters of Movement auction features digital art inspired by the iconic goals of five legendary […]]]>

SAN FRANCISCO–()–Visa (NYSE: V), the Official Payments Technology Partner of FIFA, today unveiled Visa Masters of Movement, a first-of-its-kind hybrid experience featuring a pre-event NFT auction and a Immersive activation for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ fans. The Visa Masters of Movement auction features digital art inspired by the iconic goals of five legendary footballers that have been transformed into unique NFTs, available now on Crypto.com. Later this month, the experience will come to life on an interactive pitch at the FIFA Fan Festival™ in Doha, Qatar, and allow fans to create digital art inspired by their own moves. Eligible fans will have the opportunity to create this digital art in their own NFT in partnership with Crypto.com, the official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ cryptocurrency trading platform.

“As the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ approaches, we want to celebrate football, art and technology through the lens of what makes the FIFA World Cup™ so special – passionate fans, legendary athletes and for a few weeks the ability to bring the world together in a uniquely connected way,” said Andrea Fairchild, senior vice president and head of sponsorships, Visa.

Bid now on Crypto.com

From today (12:00 GMT) until November 8 (21:00 GMT), football fans can bid on the Visa Masters of Movement NFTs on Crypto.com. The auction brings together five unique works of art inspired by iconic FIFA World Cup™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup™ goals from legendary footballers: Jared Borgetti, Tim Cahill, Carli Lloyd, Michael Owen and Maxi Rodriguez engraved in NFTs. The digital artwork was crafted using an algorithm from award-winning XK studios that transformed iconic movements into dynamic works of art.

A unique collectible, fans with the highest bid for each NFT at auction close will receive the NFT in their Crypto.com wallet along with a high-quality printable art file and signed player memorabilia legendary featured in the NFT. Visa will award all auction proceeds to united street kida charity incorporated and operating in the UK, whose mission is to tackle the widespread stigma faced by street children around the world.

“The FIFA World Cup™ is one of the most anticipated sporting events in the world, and we are extremely excited to give fans a new way to participate in this epic event,” said Steven Kalifowitz, Chief Marketing Officer. at Crypto.com. “We are thrilled to partner with Visa to bring Visa Masters of Movement to life and provide fans with the opportunity to create and collect the most unique collectibles from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ that will live on. still on the blockchain.”

Fans become artists at the FIFA Fan Festival™

At the center of the FIFA Fan Festival™ in Doha (November 19 – December 18), Visa invites thousands of fans to create their own legendary moves in the independent Visa Masters of Movement space. Fans will step onto a digital LED pitch equipped with tracking technology to capture and turn their iconic moves into digital art. In addition to shooting a goal or showing off their skills while playing with others to create a personalized dynamic artwork, fans will choose the color palette based on their favorite national colors. The digital art will be emailed as a keepsake, and eligible fans can also choose to receive the minted digital art as a one-of-a-kind NFT.

Throughout the immersive Visa Masters of Movement experience, fans can learn about new ways Visa enables the movement of money around the world, including emerging technologies like crypto and other digital solutions that offer more people access to the global economy.

Visa has been the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA since 2007. As a global supporter of men’s and women’s football around the world, Visa aims to deliver experiences that bring people closer to the action, whether they are part of the million people expected in Qatar or the 5 billion viewers expected worldwide1 for this year’s tournament. Always anticipating the next step in payments, Visa provides the latest payments innovations on FIFA’s official sites and seeks ways to continue its commitment to improving lives through the power of sport through programs such as Financial footballa video game that combines entertainment and education in an action-packed virtual football tournament.

For more information, please visit Visa Masters of Movement and watch for news and additional activities from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ on Visa.com.

About Visa

Visa (NYSE: V) is a global leader in digital payments, facilitating transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities in more than 200 countries and territories. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payment network, enabling people, businesses and economies to thrive. We believe economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere, and see access as fundamental to the future of money movement. Learn more at Visa.com.

About Crypto.com

Founded in 2016, Crypto.com serves over 50 million customers and is the fastest growing global cryptocurrency platform in the world. Our vision is simple: Cryptocurrency in Every Wallet™. Built on a foundation of security, privacy and compliance, Crypto.com is committed to accelerating cryptocurrency adoption through innovation and empowering the next generation of builders, creators, and entrepreneurs to develop a fairer and more equitable digital ecosystem. Learn more about Crypto.com.

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Wrexham: new art exhibition at Ty Pawb https://lotusandrose.com/wrexham-new-art-exhibition-at-ty-pawb/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 08:40:48 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/wrexham-new-art-exhibition-at-ty-pawb/ A “stunning” new art exhibit has opened at Ty Pawb. The Tŷ Pawb Open takes place every two years at Wrexham’s award-winning markets, arts and community. This year’s edition of the exhibition features works by more than 150 artists from across the country, working in a range of mediums, including painting, printmaking and sculpture. This […]]]>

A “stunning” new art exhibit has opened at Ty Pawb.

The Tŷ Pawb Open takes place every two years at Wrexham’s award-winning markets, arts and community.

This year’s edition of the exhibition features works by more than 150 artists from across the country, working in a range of mediums, including painting, printmaking and sculpture.

This follows a fantastic response to the open call, held earlier this year. Over 220 artists submitted over 600 artworks for consideration.

The Leader: The Exhibition at Ty Pawb. The exhibition at Ty Pawb. (Image: Wrexham Council)

All the artists presented as well as their friends and families were invited to a special evening to officially open the exhibition.

The Judges Prize winner was announced at the event, selected by special guest judge, artist Harold Offeh.

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The winning entry was Narnia, an inkjet print by Welsh artist Squirrel Natkin.

Visitors to the exhibition can vote for their favorite work. The winner of the “People’s Choice” will be announced at the closing of the exhibition in January.

All works are for sale, ideal for doing some early Christmas shopping.

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Wrexham Councilor Hugh Jones said: “The open show is one of the most popular shows on Tŷ Pawb’s calendar. The wide range of colors, variety and creativity on display make it an accessible and enjoyable exhibit for all ages.

“The gallery is truly magnificent and our thanks must go to all the artists who contributed to the works, and to the extremely talented team who helped organize and mount the exhibition. I encourage everyone who visits Tŷ Pawb during the busy fall and winter time to step into the gallery and make the most of this wonderful space.

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AKMU’s Lee Chan-hyuk Gets His Head Shaved While Performing “Panorama” https://lotusandrose.com/akmus-lee-chan-hyuk-gets-his-head-shaved-while-performing-panorama/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 09:13:35 +0000 https://lotusandrose.com/akmus-lee-chan-hyuk-gets-his-head-shaved-while-performing-panorama/ AKMU Lee Chan-hyuk went viral for a shocking performance of ‘Panorama,’ where he gets his head buzzed onstage. When a South Korean live music show last aired Inkigayo on October 23, Lee performed his first solo single “Panorama” – from his album “Error” released on October 17 – while sitting in a chair and shaving […]]]>

AKMU Lee Chan-hyuk went viral for a shocking performance of ‘Panorama,’ where he gets his head buzzed onstage.

When a South Korean live music show last aired Inkigayo on October 23, Lee performed his first solo single “Panorama” – from his album “Error” released on October 17 – while sitting in a chair and shaving his hair on stage.

“I can’t die like this / I gotta try everything on my to-do list / My life was short and there’s nothing left / And it passes like a panorama.” Lee sings into the mic while wearing a white cape displaying the album title “Error.”

Lee’s debut album features a total of 10 B-sides with the exception of “Panorama”, entirely written and composed by the singer-songwriter himself. The B-sides also feature a collaboration with the K-pop idol Chung Ha on ‘Goodbye, stay well’, making it the only track with a featured artist on ‘Error’.

“Error” also marks Lee’s official debut as a soloist, since bursting into the South Korean music industry as one half of AKMU, the K-pop/folk sibling duo complemented by sister and lead singer Lee Su-hyun. She previously pursued her own solo career in October 2020 with the single “Alien”.

Lee Chan-hyuk has also worked as AKMU’s chief songwriter and credited as lyricist on a large majority of the duo’s discography to date. He also contributed lyrics to several singles by other artists, including Su-hyun’s “Alien”, UI ‘Ah Puh’, TREASURE of ‘Slowmotion’, ‘Think About You’ by Younha and ‘We Were’ by Lee Seung-chul, among others.

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