Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We Are All Homeless : Exhibition Curated by Artist Willie Baronet

Willie Baronet, a Dallas artist and Stan Richards Professor of Creative Advertising at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts, has been buying and collecting signs made by homeless people for more than 20 years.

We are All Homeless brings together nearly 300 signs produced by homeless people at New York University's Kimmel Center for University Life  in New York through 24 January 2015. We are all homeless is a project by Baronet: We Are All Homeless website.

 From Yahoo News: "It's an art installation sure to evoke a spectrum of emotions: from sorrow and surprise to humor and hope. Whatever the feeling, Willie Baronet wants his exhibit at New York University to bring "the issue of homelessness to light in a unique manner to hopefully change people’s hearts and minds on how they view the homeless." Baronet, a Texas artist and advertising professor, drove across the U.S. last July purchasing signs from panhandlers in 24 cities. His "We Are All Homeless" exhibit features 260 signs he acquired as he met with homeless people from Seattle to New York City. The NYU exhibit – his first from the coast-to-coast project – is hosted by HELP USA and will be on display through Jan. 24 in the Kimmel Center for University Life Stovall Family Gallery.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Charlie Hebdo Office : Paris Memorial 12 January 2015

People visit a makeshift memorial near the headquarters of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on January 12, 2015 in Paris (AFP Photo/Bertrand Guay)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Danielle Voirin's DesCollages : In From The Street @ The Brklyn In Paris

For the past year and a half, Danielle Voirin has been pasting up her photos in the streets of Paris, and often re-photographing them as they deteriorate.  In Le Brykln show, she has included some of those posters (which will be pasted in the street at the end of the show) as well as prints of those posters after other people and the weather has altered them.  Along with that is a selection of her recent cyanotypes, an extension of the same series.    

Opening: Saturday January 10, 2015 at 6 PM
The Brooklyn 58 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris
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Not Afraid: Paris - 7 January 2015

 What a photo: ": Paris, tonight. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP) "


Raw Story on Muslim Community condemnation of the attack.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Je Suis Charlie - 7 January 2015 - Paris

A woman held up a placard that translates to "I am Charlie" as she and others gathered at the Place de la Republique in Paris.  Credit Joel Saget/Agence France-Presse / Getty Images.  Image Courtesy: The New York Times. 

Charlie Hebdo : Download Je Suis Charlie.  

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Victoria's New Secret? Not exactly, Vicky: Zion's Unisex Lingerie!

Born in Chicago, raised in Texas, living and working in Paris, Zion Ama Dio is starting 2015 with underwear.  Specifically lingerie, and not specifically lingerie for men or women.  It's not yet a Victoria's Secret category, but it might be.  Lingerie for all might be a traffic stopping winner.

"Why create lingerie?" recalls Zion. "Well, I can remember a time when I was working as a beauty consultant in the States. Every morning I helped my clients look fabulous that day; we were close and shared birthdays.  So I wanted to not just give them a gift, but make them one.  And so I designed and created these lace lingerie boy shorts!"

The designer then asked his women friends and other male friends what they thought about unisex lingerie – and taking it to the world.  The response was strong enough for Zion to launch a site and a business.  While still developing the business and expanding the lines for both men and women and the all purpose unisex modesl, Zion is out to change the way people dress and underdress, even if you can't see it : Zion's FaceBook Page.

Zion Ama Dio in Paris, France.                  

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