SMC Alum featured in art gallery

first_imgMoreau Art Galleries is featuring Saint Mary’s alum Kristin Stransky alongside Marilyn Minter, an artist recently featured in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Though the two exhibits, which opened Friday, Aug. 30 are wildly different in medium, their themes overlap. Tiffany Bidler, assistant professor of art and director of the galleries, said her aim is to provide students with professional and educational pieces that are challenging and innovative in both content and media. “My first consideration is whether or not I feel the work will inspire students,” Bidler said. Secondly, she seeks works that engage the various missions of the college. “We educate women at Saint Mary’s College and so I try to bring in the work of women artists whose work touches on issues of gender,” she said. The Galleries’ director believes the Stransky and Minter’s exhibits, located in the Sister Rosaire and the Hammes Gallery, respectively accomplish that mission. “The Marilyn Minter exhibition that I curated considers makeup’s materiality and its role in gendered performances that elicit desire and construct femininity,” Bidler said. “My favorite work by Stransky is “Landing Strip.” It’s a brilliant piece about sexuality and boundaries.” Technology plays an integral role in both the conception and process of Stransky’s pieces, Stransky said. “Ultimately, I saw art as a vehicle to explore both ideas and creation, both intellectual and hands on,” she said. The Little Theater and Sister Rosaire galleries also previously featured Kristen Stransky’s pieces. The Saint Mary’s alumna is currently pursuing a master of fine arts in Emergent Digital Practices at the University of Denver. “Coding and other technical formats often require adherence to strict processes and syntax to create a working unit, and I like to think that I bend those rules through meaning and the application of technology to craft and sculptural mediums,” Stransky said. Bidler, an art historian, said she likes to spend time comparing works of art, especially in her classes. “Marilyn Minter is an internationally renowned contemporary artist. I first saw Green, Pink, Caviar while it was on view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The video is very sensuous, colorful, and hypnotic – it draws you in,” Bidler said of Minter’s piece. Bidler said she loves the hypnotic quality of the Minter video, which sucks the viewer into a world of color and pleasure. “I love that the context Minter provides about the photograph of her mother is at odds with some of the assumptions we might make about her mother based on a cursory glance at the photograph. I enjoy having my assumptions challenged by other artists,” she said. Bidler said the exhibition is a comparison of early work by Marilyn Minter and a late work by Marilyn Minter, at a basic level. “It seeks to draw out themes that persist over time in her work,” she said. As for the connection between Stransky and Minter, Bidler encourages students to make their own conclusions. “I have some ideas about the thematic ties between the Kristin Stransky and Marilyn Minter exhibitions, but I’d love for viewers to come in and make these connections for themselves,” Bidler said. Moreau Center for the Arts will feature the free exhibits until Sept. 20.last_img read more

Valamar was the first in Croatia to provide employees with accommodation in a hotel with a swimming pool

first_imgAnd employees are people, right? In addition, the company provides all its employees who come to work in Valamar destinations from other parts of Croatia and the region with quality accommodation and hot meals, and from this year seasonal workers who will come to work in Rabac will be accommodated in a hotel with pool. This and similar articles on raising working conditions for employees should have been published 5-10 years ago, and today they would certainly not have such problems with emigration and the workforce in tourism. But better than ever, this year the largest hotel companies have significantly raised and improved the conditions for their employees, including Valamar, which was and is one of the leaders. Well done to Valamar. “Valamar has so far invested more than 60 million kuna in quality accommodation for employees, so, in addition to Rabac, seasonal workers already have secured accommodation in hotels for employees of Kuća Valamar at two locations in Poreč and Krk. The construction of the fifth Valamar House in Dubrovnik is also underway, which the first seasonal workers will enter next year “, said Ines Damjanić Šturman, Director of the Human Resources Department at Valamar Riviera. Newly opened hotel for employees Valamar House in Rabac has three buildings with accommodation units. In the main building there is a reception for check-in and a boarding house restaurant where breakfast is served, and the other two buildings are equipped with a shared kitchen with all the equipment and utensils needed for self-preparation of meals. For socializing and relaxing after work, employees have at their disposal a space for video and social games equipped with a game console, table football, table hockey, darts and board games, a living room with shared TV and outdoor areas for socializing with barbecue. Also, within the hotel for seasonal guests, there is a space provided for storing bicycles, as well as laundry and drying rooms. Valamar house in Rabac Minimum net income from HRK 5000 to 7500 for employees who work a full monthly fund of hours, 13. salary in the amount of HRK 5000 net to all permanent employees and those who will work for at least ten months in 2019, special bonuses in the amount of 1200 to 2000 HRK for seasonal workers and a Christmas bonus of HRK 2000 for all full-time employees are just some of the benefits that Valamar Riviera offers to its employees.last_img read more

Zidane,Pogba in unison over Real Madrid move

first_img Loading… L’Equipe says both men are agreed that Pogba must move to Real Madrid in the coming months. Zidane has made it clear he wants Real to sign Pogba this summer, while the player also has made it clear to agent Mino Raiola he wants the move to happen.Advertisement Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane and Paul Pogba are in unison over the Manchester United midfielder’s summer plans. It’s suggested Real will seek to open formal negotiations with United over a fee for the midfielder. read also:Man Utd not planning to trigger Pogba contract option A year on after being quoted €180-200m for Pogba, Real are now expecting to cough up €70-80m to bring the player to Spain for next season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more


first_imgHas the sensitivity issue gone too far?  Just recently the women’s basketball coach at NKU has come under scrutiny.  A former player has accused the coach of verbally abusing players.  I want to point out that this is in the early stages and no charges have been filed.  It is just a complaint at this time.However, every time you turn the TV on or read a paper someone is coming under scrutiny for something they have supposedly said or done.  Coaches and politicians seem to be the most likely targets.  In the case I listed above, 7 other players have come to this coach’s defense.  In the case of politicians, it is just normal now for anyone in the spotlight to have someone complain about past behavior.  You can no longer give a hand shake, a pat on the back, or put your arm around someone to offer support.For those who are really harrassed, it is a true shame. With so many complaints now a good majority of the people are doubting the accusers.  Why does it seem we always go to one extreme or the other?last_img read more

Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins has harassment charges dropped, case dismissed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers did not release an official statement about the case. Coach Frank Vogel acknowledged that the case had been “present in my mind” but declined to comment on a legal matter of a player.Cousins is expected to miss the season after tearing his ACL during an August workout. He has not spoken publicly to the media since the injury.Still, the former All-Star has been very much a part of the team’s fabric through the early part of the season, attending practices and sitting courtside at games as he rehabilitates his injury. Vogel said the Lakers had “internal discussions” about Cousins’ inclusion that he declined to disclose, but said he feels in general that allowing injured players to participate in team activities helps with the mental challenge of recovery.“All of our injured players we want to be as involved as possible,” Vogel said.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins is no longer facing legal issues in his home state of Alabama, after third-degree harassment charges were dropped and a misdemeanor case was dismissed.Two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to Southern California News Group that the case had been dismissed. Moshae Donald, Cousins’ attorney who initially told ESPN that the case had been dismissed, did not immediately respond to an SCNG inquiry.The case arose in August, when Cousins’ ex-girlfriend Christy West alleged that Cousins had threatened to shoot her during an argument regarding their son. TMZ released an audio recording of a man, who West said was Cousins, threatening, “I’m gonna make sure I put a bullet through your (expletive) head.”Cousins, 29, could still be subject to potential discipline from the NBA as part of the league’s domestic violence policy. An NBA spokesman told SCNG: “We are reviewing the outcome of today’s proceedings.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more

iv League to usher in revolution in volleyball

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) today announced to launch of the India Volleyball League (iv League) to be held later this year. “It would usher in a revolution in Indian volleyball. It has been a dream of our players who would now get the exposure that they have been looking forward to,” said VFI president Chaudhury Avadesh Kumar. The success of Hockey India League, Pro Kabaddi, Premier Badminton League etc. has prompted volleyball administrators to eye television revenue. At a press meet, Kumar, a former volleyball player, informed that the federation, in association with Sportzlive, a company focused on investing and creating Sports IPR, would launch three leagues — womens league, mens league and beach volleyball league — this year. The leagues would have the approval of Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the world governing body of the game. It maybe recalled that the first edition of the Indian Volleyball League (IVL) was launched in 2011. But, as it failed to evoke a favourable response, there was no second edition. The new leagues would be franchise based. The process of selecting franchises has already started, informed Atul Pande, promoter, Sportzlive. The franchise fee for the mens league has been fixed at Rs 2.5 crore whereas, it is Rs 1 crore for the womens and the beach volleyball league. The players purse for the mens league is Rs 1.10 crore. For women, it is Rs 60 lakh. Each team will have a minimum of four international players, including one international marquee player. The leagues will be played in three phases. The organisers plan to launch the first phase, the womens league, in June-July. The mens league will be tentatively held in October and the beach volleyball league in January, 2017. All the leagues will be played in a round robin format followed by knock-out stages, travelling the length and breadth of the country in a caravan format, informed Pande. Replying to a query on VFI secretary Ramavtar Singh Jakhars absence at todays event, Kumar played it down by saying, “Minor differences of opinion are there in every family.” It maybe recalled that Jakhar had announced the second edition of IVL, in association with another company, recently. Indian internationals Pooja, Vineet and former India captain Ranjit Kumar were present on the occasion, along with representatives of various state volleyball associations. PTI RC SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

Ottawa police chief investigating whether officer made racist online comments about Inuit

first_img(Image of an Ottawa police badge found on the Facebook page of the individual believed to have posted “racist” comments.)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsOttawa’s police chief says he has asked staff to investigate whether one of his officers posted “racist” comments about Indigenous peoples in response to an online news story about the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook.Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau told APTN National News in a brief interview Monday he asked staff to investigate the comments and whether they were made by an Ottawa police officer following a complaint from the public.“I asked my staff early this morning,” said Bordeleau. “I would ask you give us time to assess and look at it.”A member of the public spotted the comments and sent an email of complaint Sunday evening to both Bordeleau and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, believing the posts may have been made by a police officer.“The posts are troubling for the overt racism of the text, but they are all the more distressing given that they appear to be made by (the police officer), who I recognize as a sergeant with the Ottawa police service,” said the email, which was also carbon copied to two reporters by Veldon Coburn. “I’m particularly troubled that an officer, either past or present, would harbour these racist views. It puts into question all involvement such an officer had in the administration of justice, especially cases that involved Indigenous peoples.”Bordeleau responded to Coburn the same day.“My staff will follow up and take appropriate action if found to be one of our members,” said Bordeleau, in his email, which was forwarded to APTN National News.The offending comments were posted Saturday on an Ottawa Citizen story about Pootoogook’s death by someone using a Facebook account.The comments stated that Pootoogook’s death “has nothing to do with missing or murdered Aboriginal women.”The Facebook poster said Pootoogook’s death was not caused by murder.“It’s not a murder case….it’s could be a suicide, accidental, she got drunk and fell in the river and drowned who knows…..typically many Aboriginals have very short lifespans, talent or not, (sic)” said one comment.The second comment claimed Indigenous people were the authors of their own misfortune.“Because much of the aboriginal population in Canada is just satisfied being alcohol or drug abusers, living in poor conditions ect…..they have to have the will to change, it’s not society’s fault, (sic)” said the comment.A previously used Facebook profile photo of the person who posted the comments matched the features of man wearing an Ottawa police uniform in separate photo posted by a relative on the social media platform.APTN phoned Ottawa police and confirmed someone matching the name on the comments works for the force. The officer usually works the afternoon shift, but called in sick Monday.APTN was also given an Ottawa police email address for the officer. APTN contacted him to ask about the posts but did not receive a reply.APTN also contacted the officer’s sister who said she would pass a message on to her brother.After APTN‘s inquiries the name on the Facebook page was changed.Pootoogook’s body was found submerged in the Rideau River on Sept. 19. She was once a star in the contemporary art world and her ink and crayons drawings are currently in the collections of the National Art Gallery and the Ontario Gallery of Art.Ottawa police said Monday investigators consider the death [email protected]@JorgeBarreraEditor’s Note: Story was updated on Sept. 27 to change the date of the posted comments.last_img read more