SECRETS OF THE SIERRA NEVADA….TODAY AT THE PERFORMING ARTS CTR ON GCC CAMPUS

Sierra Nevada

When Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 12 – 1 p.m.
Where Performing Arts Center
Event Title Secrets of the Sierra Nevada: Exploration
Contact E-mail robert.reavis@gccaz.edu
Contact Name Robert Reavis
Dr. Gergus will describe his explorations in the Sierra Nevada range.
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EARTH DAY STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATIONS @ GCC

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When Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where SU-100B (by coffee bar)
Event Title Sustainability and Ecology Presentations, Student Posters
Students will set up posters in the SU lobby in two shifts, 8:30-11:00 and 11:30-2:30 on both Tuesday and Thursday, April 19 and 21.

‘Lost Caravaggio’ found in French attic causes rift in art world

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The painting Judith Beheading Holofernes at its presentation in Paris. It may have been painted by Caravaggio (1571-1610) and could be worth €120m. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters.

It could turn out to be an Italian Renaissance masterpiece by one of history’s greatest painters; yet the mysterious 400-year-old canvas was only found by accident when the owners of a house near Toulouse went to fix a leak in the ceiling.

The large, remarkably well-preserved canvas of the beheading of the general Holofernes by Judith, from the apocryphal Book of Judith, was painted between 1600 and 1610, specialists estimate. And many experts believe it could be a work by the Milan-born master, Caravaggio.

Read more here: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/apr/12/lost-caravaggio-causes-rift-in-art-world

Chip Thomas: Activist, Artist, Doctor

Chip Thomas

Activist, Artist, Doctor

 

Not all artists are activists, but count Chip Thomas in. 

Embracing the relationship between art and action, Chip Thomas is busy,

spreading peace, love + awareness through paste + paint all over the world!

 fight like a woman

Photo is Courtesy of Chip Thomas, All Rights Reserved

Speaking @ GCC on

Friday, March 25th

12 pm to 1:30pm in the Student Union

 

Involved with multiple organizations highlighting grass roots initiatives, Chip Thomas is making a difference in unique ways.

 

One of the non-profits Chip Thomas supports is Honor the Treaties.  They are an organization dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous communities through art and advocacy by funding collaborations between Native artists and Native advocacy groups so that their messages can reach a wider audience.  Chip Thomas is one of several high profile allies including John Densmore, Daryl Hannah, and Peter Yarrow.  Read more here.

 

Chip Thomas’ Just Seeds bio includes an impressive list of interests including Anti-War, Culture & Media, Education, Environment & Climate, Global Solidarity, Health, Indigenous Resistance, Inspiration, Police & Prisons, Racial Justice, and Social Movement. With members working across North America, Just Seeds believes in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action.  Read more here.

 

Begun by Chip Thomas in 2012, the Painted Desert Project connects public artists with communities through mural opportunities on the Navajo Nation.  In an effort to boost tourism on the reservation, to supplement the incomes of families with roadside stands, and to nurture the creative talent of local youth, Chip Thomas invited a few world-renowned street artists to come to the Navajo Nation to paint murals in 2012 and has continued doing so as funding allows.  Click here to see a map of mural sites across northern Arizona.  Map of Mural Sites

50 Years from Selma, Jetsonorama, and Equality in Brooklyn

brookChip Thomas does murals all over the world! He has done numerous collaborations and this is just one of the many.  Jetsonorama created this piece in Brooklyn, New York, this a collaboration with Dan Budnik. Budnik is an American photographer noted for his photos of artists, photos of the Civil Rights Movement, and Native American life.

And Chip Thomas is coming to GCC!! MARCH 25th!!

Provided is the link to the original article.

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2015/06/27/50-years-from-selma-jetsonorama-and-equality-in-brooklyn/#.VvFzlE32bcs

 

How to Make a Table Out of Pallets

One of my favorite DIY guys on the web is Shane @ Beachbumlivin because he gives entertaining, yet clear instructions for simple and cool projects that I like.  See for yourself if you want to make a coffee table for little to no out of pocket $$.

Astronomy, Photography, Earth and Mars in Harmony

Take a journey with Steve Strom, astronomer and photographer based in Tucson, and his contrasting photos of Earth and Mars which are striking in their similarities.  The short film by Arizona Public Media was well worth five minutes of my time.  I’m impressed!

The Art and Science of Earth and Mars

Published on Nov 23, 2015 by Arizona Public Media (5.31 mins)

Earth and Mars were formed at the same time, 3.5 to 4 billion years ago. Yet cosmic forces left one wet and lush and the other dry and barren. Local astronomer and photographer Steve Strom has authored a book that invites readers to contemplate the differences and similarities of these two adjacent planets.

For more information about Steve Strom and his newly published book Sand Mirrors, click here:  http://www.stephenstrom.com/

 

 

 

 

Makerspaces and Meetups in Phoenix

Looking for a makerspace or group in the Valley?  Here is a great place to get started finding inspiration and like-minded creative spirits.

http://makerspaces.meetup.com/cities/us/az/phoenix/