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14 June 2013

Rockin' Art at the Rocklin Campus!

Sierra College Rocklin Campus Math Department Unveils a New Mural - Created by Local Mural Artist Cathy Rowe

A new mural commissioned by the Sierra College Rocklin Campus Math and Art Departments and designed by local artist Cathy Rowe will be unveiled on Monday, June 24, 2013, in the V-Building on the Rocklin Campus. Cathyrowe story

The mural has been installed on the third floor of the Kevin Ramirez, “V” building, on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus
"It has been truly exciting to create a mural for an audience with similar interests to my own, people interested in math, science, and beauty and how they fit together," says Artist Cathy Rowe

Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2013

Sierra College unveils a new permanent mural at the Rocklin Campus on Monday, June 24. Local artist Cathy Rowe was chosen from a large pool of applicants to create this work of art for the Sierra College Math Department to be installed in the V-Building, a Math and Technology center. The mural focuses on the beauty of mathematics in the natural world.

Artist, Cathy Rowe was born in Sacramento, California, in 1984. She is a muralist, illustrator, and gallery artist. The painting she has created for Sierra college is dominated by a spiral shape (known in the math world as a Fibonacci Spiral). The colorful images contained in the spirals are examples of how math rules the natural world (both big and small) in beautiful ways. “I have done murals for a lot of local public schools in the Roseville area, which is always a lot of fun. But it has been truly exciting to create a mural for a different audience with similar interests to my own, people interested in math, science, and beauty, and how they fit together,” says Artist Cathy Rowe. Her website cathyrowe.com highlights some of her best work in paintings, murals, and illustration.

Math Professor Jill Rafael states, “Cathy Rowe's, design combines the power and beauty of mathematics within nature. This is truly an inspiring work of art. We are certain that it will inspire for years to come."

The Sierra College Rocklin Campus is located at: 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677. For more information regarding this project, contact Jill Rafael at: jrafael(at)sierracollege(dot)edu or Casey O’Connor at: coconnor(at)sierracollege(dot)edu.

Sierra College provides a challenging and supportive learning environment for students having diverse goals, abilities, and needs interested in transfer, career and technical training, and life long learning. The College’s programs and services encourage students to identify and to expand their potential. Sierra College students will develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to become engaged and contributing members of the community.

Helen K. Garber's "Venice Beach" is now available as an E-book!

Venice Beach, California Carnivale by Helen K. Garber is Now Available as an E-Book

Helen K. Garber's award winning photo-documentary about world famous Ocean Front Walk at Venice Beach. This book is the official commemorative guide to the Venice Centennial, 1905 - 2005. Venice beach book

The official commemorative book of the Venice Beach Centennial

Venice, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Venice Beach, California Carnivale is now available as a downloadable E-Book. The print edition paperback was the first print-on-demand picture book sold by Barnes and Noble, was the official commemorative book of the Venice Centennial and won an International Photography Award when first published in 2005.

Venice Beach, California Carnivale captures the joyous carnival atmosphere of Ocean Front Walk at world famous Venice Beach. Helen K. Garber, internationally renowned fine art photographer, has digitally captured, color enhanced and manipulated the images to give the viewer the full surreal experience of strolling along Ocean Front Walk at Venice Beach, California.    

Ms. Garber moved her fine art studio to world famous Ocean Front Walk in 2004. She lives nearby in Santa Monica and would walk to the studio along Ocean Front Walk with her Springer Spaniel, Dudley.

She decided to document and publish a book on the visually exciting Ocean Front Walk. She also wanted to embrace the monumental changes that were starting to affect both the book publishing and photographic industries.

Ms. Garber and Dudley would wait for golden light and document whatever crazy thing captured her attention while they walked together along Ocean Front Walk. She was using a dslr that Samy's Camera had lent her, capturing images on a memory card for the very first time and no longer had to worry about the huge expense of film, developing and scanning.

Ms. Garber edited the book and manipulated each image to direct the focus of the viewer. She decided to forgo trying to find a traditional publisher and was the first photographer she knew to self-publish digitally. She had planned to distribute the book by having the cover subject sell the books at a table with the other vendors on tourist-filled Ocean Front Walk.

Unfortunately Ms. Garber's cover subject left town abruptly and she ended up driving to the many west side Los Angeles book stores to sell copies of her book. The local independents loved it.

At first the manager at the local Barnes & Noble said it was against company policy to purchase print-on-demand books, but Ms. Garber persevered, contacted the regional buyer, who then purchased 200 copies directly from Xlibris. Which in turn made Venice Beach, California Carnivale the first print-on-demand picture book ever sold at the then predominant bookstore chain.

Coincidentally, the 2005 Venice Centennial festivities were in preparation and the committee chose Ms. Garber's book as the official commemorative publication of the Centennial.

Nine 1/2 years later, Ms. Garber still works out of her beautiful studio on Venice Beach, Dudley is still with her, but now at almost 16, stays at home with his younger bunk mate, Oliver, while Ms. Garber rides her bike back and forth to the studio. She still runs outside her studio to shoot when the light is wonderful, but more likely walks right past Ocean Front Walk to capture gorgeous waves, skies and wild bird life at the water's edge.

Helen K. Garber is an internationally renowned fine art photographer with work in permanent collections of museums, corporate collections and prominent personal art collections in the United States and abroad. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Italy, Greece, England and Ireland with images published in many photographic magazines, journals and books. She teaches photography through Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

13 June 2013

"Wilson And The White House Pups" Wins Award!

WilsonwhitehousepupsChildren's Book "WILSON AND THE WHITE HOUSE PUPS" by Author/Illustrator Susan Castriota has Won an Award in the 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Contest

"WILSON AND THE WHITE HOUSE PUPS"Susan Castriota uses Wilson, her adopted dog to inspire young minds to learn about the United States Presidents and White House History.

"If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog" President Harry S. Truman"

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Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

The judges of the 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children's literature, have spoken. "WILSON AND THE WHITE HOUSE PUPS" by award winning author and illustrator Susan Castriota, has won a second-place award for Historical Fiction!

A complete list of winners can be found at Five Star Book Awards.

Of our 44 Presidents, 31 had dogs during their period of residency in the White House. "WILSON AND THE WHITE HOUSE PUPS", provides a wealth of information about the long and happy history of dogs residing with adoring First Families. Dogs certainly played a significant role in providing comfort, affection, and love, particularly during times of challenge for our country and its leaders. Readers have the opportunity to learn: which president's dog was the first to be photographed; which dog starred in 2 MGM films; which dog had a dog house patterned after The White House, and much more.The book has been extensively researched and is historically accurate. It has been edited by The White House Historical Association which also sells the book at its Washington, DC location. "WILSON AND THE WHITE HOUSE PUPS" provides a wonderful means for children to learn about history through stories of treasured animals.

As an added learning tool, children will love to see Wilson recite all of the U.S. Presidents in his YouTube video, Wilson and the White House Pups Book:


About the author

Susan Castriota designed greeting cards of the White House and has enjoyed numerous visits to the White House, including being invited to dine in the private dining room. Her most memorable and thrilling visit resulted from having been asked to design an ornament for the 2008 White House Christmas Tree and attend a reception hosted by First Lady Laura Bush. She has met President George H. W. Bush, Vice-Presidents Dick Cheney and Al Gore. Every living U.S. President has received a signed copy of the “WILSON AND THE WHITE HOUSE PUPS" book, G.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama replied with a note and autographed photos.

The book is available at Wilsongetsadopted.com, Amazon, The White House Historical Assoc. The Smithsonian, The National Zoo, The Kennedy Center, and many museums and gift shops in the DC area.

"WILSON AND THE WHITE HOUSE PUPS" is part of the book series "Willie Wilson's Wondrous Tails" created by Susan Castriota. She has appeared on many TV and radio shows with an upcoming appearance on the Emmy Award winning show, THE DOCTORS.

09 June 2013

My First Radio Interview About My Art

Some Ways We PlaySo you want exposure and you put yourself out there and then someone bites a radio interview (WHAT ) This is crazy I’m a self taught artist how can I do a radio interview . So I say to myself “This is so very weird" Here I am an artist that just has been doing art shows for a year what ever am I going to talk about. So I schedule a time and the nice lady sets it up right after my art show.

The time has come I get to the radio studio my heart is racing my nerves are frazzled and we sit down and she starts taping and I forget mostly every thing that I wanted to talk about.... But of course these people are professionals and she steers me through the whole interview and plugs all of my upcoming events and shows. It is not the best interview I have ever done but I could listen to it without cringing. I will post a link down below.

Tips that I have learned:

  1. Look the host straight in the eye and this will keep you from looking at all the radio equipment
  2. You have to just be yourself
  3. You can never fake a good interview
  4. Try to have fun just a good conversation

In closing I hope that this helps you out - Artist Brandon Scott on Culture Coast with Dona Lee

11 May 2013

If you have a mission to help others, Art4Good Foundation will help you!

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