Johnson Center to host Art Talk

first_img You Might Like Roby’s work continues in House U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., took the floor of Congress Wednesday in support of a bill to defund the president’s… read more Latest Stories By Blood Sugar Blaster The Johnson Center for the Arts is known for bringing innovative exhibits to town. The two exhibits now open at the gallery fall right in line with the art center’s reputation.“Together Again for the First Time” features the artwork of Ted Metz and his wife, Robin Metz, who are exhibiting together for the first time. Sculptor Randy Gachet’s “Subterranea” provides viewers with a different way of looking at the rubber that meets the road.The Johnson Center will host an Art Talk and Reception for the artists at the gallery from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight and the public is invited. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Pritchett said the couple often plays off each other’s talent and focus. For the Johnson Center exhibit, they have collaborated on pottery work that is on display in the Tile Gallery.“Some of the pottery, Ted throws and some of it is hand-formed,” she said. “Robin hand-painted and etched the pottery. It’s really neat pottery and very impressive.”Gachet’s sculptures are on display in the lower gallery and they are more than interesting, Pritchett said. “They are amazing.”Gachet’s sculptures and installations deal with the retrieval and transformation of rubber tire remnants and other jettisoned material found on the freeways and highways that course through the Birmingham area. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Published 3:00 am Thursday, January 15, 2015 By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “All three artists are Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship winners,” said Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director. “They are an impressive group. This is a great opportunity for the community to come out, meet these artists, view their artwork and hear them talk about their art and what inspires them.”The “Together Again for the First Time” exhibit is in the upper gallery and features her whimsical paintings and his hand-built sculptures.“Robin Metz’s paintings are colorful and delightful,” Pritchett said. “You can’t view her artwork without smiling. Ted Metz’s hand-built, tin sculptures are a retrospective of antique tools. He uses metal and glass to give the tools another dimension.” Johnson Center to host Art Talk Sponsored Content “It is amazing what Randy can do, artistically, with steel-belted radials found on the roadside,” Pritchett said.The Johnson Center is proud to spotlight three Alabama artists who are different in their approach to art but are uniquely talented individuals.“We are excited and honored to have them at the Johnson Center Thursday night, and we have a great opening planned,” Pritchett said. “‘Together Again for the First Time’ and ‘Subterranea’ are amazing exhibits. The art talks will be interesting and entertaining. We’ll have the Everett Band playing all that jazz and we’ll serve light refreshments.“Football will be over so we invite everyone to come on down to the Johnson Center for a night of entertainment and enlightenment.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skiplast_img read more

Behind the ‘Thrones’

first_img Researchers use statistical technique to find evidence that Old English poem had a single author What’s in a word? The future history of English Breaking down ‘Beowulf’ Related In Israel, Divinity School students tracked the historical Jesus Where the present meets the past Ingrid Goetz ’19 credited Kirakosian and the course with helping her challenge her assumptions about the Middle Ages.“The course readings were well thought-out and encouraged me to look at both the world of fantasy and the environment around us in a new light,” said Goetz, who is concentrating in the history of art and architecture. Learning about the developments in architecture and civic society in medieval Europe “definitely encouraged me to look deeper and examine how modern life works.”At the same time that students learn about the medieval history that informs the fictional world of Westeros, they also learn how to dissect the themes and tropes of “Game of Thrones” and view them in the context of the fantasy genre over the centuries.To do this, Kirakosian focused the latter portion of the course on the humanist and romantic traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries, during which nationalism, Orientalism, and patriarchy became ingrained in popular interpretations of medieval life.“This period was a time of reimagining a past infused with magic, together with an imagining of ‘the East’ in contrast to forming Western nations,” said Kirakosian. Understanding how these themes developed and how they continue to manifest in current pop culture is necessary, she added, if we are to become “reflective consumers” of popular culture.“There is such a cultural mythology built up around the Middle Ages, from chivalry and the knights in shining armor tropes to the idea of the ‘Dark Ages’ as a time of plague and suffering,” said Goetz. “How can these exist at the same time? I’ve always wanted to interrogate and investigate that.”While students are anticipating a climactic end for “Game of Thrones,” Kirakosian hopes that more of them channel their curiosity about fantasy stories into study about the medieval period.“One reason I teach this class is to bring the Middle Ages alive, and I want to show that terms like the ‘Dark Ages’ are pejorative and incorrect,” said Kirakosian, who will teach the course in fall 2020 as part of the new General Education program. “There is an ongoing relevance of the study of the past for our ability to understand our world today, to understand ourselves and how we position ourselves to what we see happening around us and to us.” When the much-anticipated final season of “Game of Thrones” premieres Sunday on HBO, fans around the world will see some resolutions to the themes of war, romance, and family loyalty that have marked the hit show for the past eight years.The epic battle for Winterfell, a reunion of the surviving Stark children, and the fallout from the union of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen and subsequent discoveries about their lineage will be at the top of the minds of many viewers, including Racha Kirakosian, an associate professor of German and the study of religion.For Kirakosian, this last season of “Game of Thrones” is an opportunity for both entertainment and scholarship. She has been teaching “The Real ‘Game of Thrones’: Culture, Society, and Religion in the Middle Ages” since 2017, using “Thrones” and other famous works of fantasy to engage students’ love of the genre while dispelling myths about medieval life and its depiction in popular culture.“‘Game of Thrones’ takes tremendous inspiration from the medieval world,” Kirakosian said, pointing to J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” as one of the first books to make medieval Europe the default world of fantasy storytelling. “It’s important to understand how that fantasy creation got so entangled with the history of medieval Europe, and in order to get there we need to know something about medieval Europe.”In one class, on the theme of “Learning and Philosophy,” students watch a clip from the show illustrating the lack of literacy and access to knowledge in Westeros, especially for women. Using the clip as a guide, Kirakosian explains the realities of literacy and education for medieval men and women and highlights the advent of the university system during the medieval period — a departure from the world of knowledge depicted in “Game of Thrones.”“Students are able to see something they know from the show and then look at the actual historical sources that we have from medieval Europe,” said Kirakosian. “They can then realize how complex the image actually is and get a sense for historical depth and analysis.”,The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Harvard course holds its own March Madness–style tournament for newly minted termslast_img read more

Gender marketing strategies in the referral space

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr At RewardStream, we are always interested in how members of the referral programs that we operate for our clients behave. Ultimately, we’re interested in helping our clients acquire high lifetime value customers by getting their best customers to make referrals to their friends and family. Referrals are, after all, the best and most cost-effective way for you to attract new customers.It is important to pinpoint which of your customers are most likely to make referrals. It is also important to encourage your best customers, the most loyal customers, who spend the most, return frequently, purchase multiple products, etc., to engage in the referral process. “Like attracts like” in referral programs, and if your best customers are making referrals, the new customers they drive to your business are likely to be “high value” as well.But that’s not all there is to it. Sometimes your highest value customers are not the kind who will make referrals. So, if not these highest value customers, who is more likely to help boost your referral marketing efforts? continue reading »last_img read more

Fair wins Dunk-of-the-Year tournament

first_imgSyracuse forward C.J. Fair won the 2012-13 Hoops Manifesto Dunk-of-the-Year Tournament on Monday.The tournament was formatted in a bracket, and fan voting determined the winner. Fair’s slam against Georgetown in the Big East tournament semifinals garnered 55 percent of the vote and beat out Eastern Kentucky’s Marcus Lewis. Fair’s slam also knocked off dunks by Louisville’s Chane Behanan, Virginia Intermont’s Anthony Goode and Mercyhurst’s Jonathon Ouegnin.In the emphatic overtime dunk, Fair took an inbounds pass from guard Brandon Triche at the right post. Fair took one dribble to his dominant left side, then planted and threw down a slam over Hoyas forward Otto Porter, the Big East player of the year.In that game, the Orange went on to top Georgetown, 58-55. SU advanced to the Big East tournament championship match against Louisville, which would beat the Orange by 17 and eventually win the NCAA Tournament, too. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on May 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more