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State of the Art: An Exhibition and Celebration

An Invitational Exhibition at the R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

Carmel, CA, October 07, 2018 – The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) expands its reach beyond Carmel, California, with an exhibition and related events in Santa Cruz, CA, at that city’s premier art space, the R. Blitzer Gallery, located in a renovated warehouse, once home to the historic Wrigley chewing gum factory. A broad-ranging invitational exhibition, State Of The Art (SOTA) features fifteen prominent and innovative Northern California photographers. The exhibition will run from November 2 through November 29, 2018, and will kick off with a festive opening reception during Santa Cruz’s First Friday, November 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. In addition, a variety of SOTA events will run throughout November, with all tickets available via Eventbrite. Please join us in exploring photography’s fascinating and inspiring State of the Art during the entire month of November.

Center for Photographic Art is thrilled to welcome an expanded audience to a groundbreaking exhibition of leading Northern California photographers who explore a range of contemporary issues. Exhibiting are Brigitte Carnochan, Linda Connor, Binh Danh, Janet Fine, Sara Friedlander, Shelby Graham, Chris Johnson, Karolina Karlic, Bob Kolbrener, Robin Lasser & Adrienne Pao, Kathryn Mayo, Ryuijie, Jerry Takigawa and Huntington Witherill. Their photography reflects a diverse array of current and historical mediums, including digital imaging, gelatin silver, platinum/palladium, wet plate collodion, daguerreotype, and mixed media.

In addition to the exhibition, on Saturday, November 3, CPA hosts Freestyle Photographic Supplies for an on-site digital printing workshop. Following the workshop, CPA presents a panel discussion, “Breaking Boundaries,” with participating photographers Binh Danh, Sara Friedlander, Karolina Karlic and Robin Lasser, moderated by CPA’s Executive Director, photographer and educator, Brian Taylor, and Wallace Baine, former Santa Cruz Sentinel Arts Editor and freelance art writer. Then on Wednesday, November 14, CPA hosts a special reception with former long-time Congressman, Honorable Sam Farr, in acknowledgement of his contributions and support of the photographic arts in the Monterey Bay area.

Finally, as a complement to the exciting SOTA exhibition, CPA hosts a thematic online photography competition titled, “The Human Spirit.” Our jurors are Ann Hazels, Director of the Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz, and photographer, educator and CPA Assistant Director, Rick Murai. All are welcome to enter and vie for five hundred dollars in prizes. All entries will be featured on CPA’s website and viewable by our global audience. A lively and informative jurors’ talk and awards presentation will take place on Saturday, November 17.

Join us in celebrating the Center for Photographic Art’s State of the Art exhibition and its first foray into the North Monterey Bay area, with a month of groundbreaking photography and events at the R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz! Don’t miss the festive First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, November 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. To learn more about SOTA and accompanying events go to:




· Freestyle Photographic Supplies Digital Printing Workshop

· STATE OF THE ART “Breaking Boundaries” panel discussion and reception

· An Evening with former Congressman, Honorable Sam Farr

· STATE OF THE ART online competition awards presentation and Juror’s talk


Exhibition: November 2 – 29, 2018, Opening reception November 2, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Freestyle Photographic Supplies Digital Printing Workshop: Saturday, November 3, Noon to 4:00 pm

STATE OF THE ART “Breaking Boundaries” panel discussion, Saturday November 3, 6:00 to 7:30 pm; Reception: 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Reception and award presentation with former Congressman Sam Farr, November 14, 5:00 to 7:00 pm

STATE OF THE ART online competition entry period: September 26 – November 6. Juror’s event, Saturday, November 17, 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Where: R. Blitzer Gallery, Wrigley Building, 2801 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Gallery hours: Noon to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday


Exhibition: Free

· Freestyle Photographic Supplies Digital Printing Workshop and “Breaking Boundaries” panel discussion, General admission: $75 for both (includes CPA annual membership),

CPA Members: $35 for both. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2DnMoeY

· “Breaking Boundaries” panel discussion only, General admission: $10; free for CPA members. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2DnMoeY

· Sam Farr Reception: Free to the public, limited seating, RSVP via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/202YwWJ

· “The Human Spirit,” State of the Art online competition. To enter: https://bit.ly/2znnHeC

· “The Human Spirit,” Online competition, juror’s discussion and awards announcement: Free to the public, limited seating, RSVP via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2xBTsiE

PR Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zunikclg0poe3j9/AACcLy3fBNehjq7Q3qgniNOIa?dl=0

Info: https://photography.org/event/state-of-the-art/


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Brian Taylor, Executive Director



November 2 – November 29, 2018


Tracing our roots back to the Friends of Photography, founded in 1967, the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) remains the second oldest members’ photography gallery organization in the country. A short walk from Ocean Avenue in Carmel, CA brings you to the venerable gallery launched by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Cole Weston, and Wynn Bullock. Today, CPA continues to serve as a valuable cultural resource to its members, the community and the greater world of the photographic arts.


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Dastaan – A Musical Memoir by Santhosh Hegde

The Concert is a soulful tribute to his wife, Suman, that will see classics from the Bollywood Golden Era performed by Hegde and Other Artists at Chowdiah Memorial Hall.

Bangalore, India, 26th April, 2017 — Santhosh Kumar Hegde shares a 50-year old tryst with music. The self-taught musician found his teacher in All India Radio and Films. A movie buff from a young age, he eagerly awaited the release of the latest Bollywood movies, and sat back to listen to and learn the lyrics to songs while most of the audience used it as an interval. The first step of his musical career was in 1966, when he performed with a group of local musicians in a stage show, Young Talents’ Night at the Don Bosco Hall in Mangalore, following which, he has today completed over 10,000 performances, including 1,002 stage shows, across the country.

Dastaan is a soulful reminiscent by Santhosh Hegde to his wife, and pillar of support for almost four decades, Suman. In tribute to her birth anniversary, the musical concert would be held at the Chowdaiah Memorial Hall, in Malleswaram, Bangalore, and would involve engaging performances by Santhosh Hegde himself, along with other talented artists. Presented in remembrance to Suman Hegde and the love and inspiration she brought into the lives of her loved ones, the evening promises to be a magical trip down to the Golden Yesteryears of Bollywood Music.

Joining him in his performance would be his daughter, Mithila Hegde, a filmmaker by profession, who has been performing alongside him since the age of 9. He will also be accompanied by Ahmed Ali, a popular Hindustani/Sufi artiste from Kolkata who has learned his craft from renowned Hindustani vocalist, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan. The evening would also feature Priya Yadav, who is an acclaimed, versatile vocalist based out of Bangalore. The band accompanying the artist would be a Kerala-based 15-member orchestra that has performed with the likes of Yesudas, S. Janaki, and Unnikrishnan, to name a few.

The concert will be hosted by the multi-faceted Vasanthi Hariprakash, who remains the much loved voice of the Breakfast Show on RadioCity 91.1FM.

Tickets to the concert, are available on BookMyShow and at the venue. For more information, please contact:

Name: Ms. Mithila Hegde
Email: contact@marchingantsllp.com
Phone: +91 98861 48112
Website: http://in.bookmyshow.com/events/dastaan/ET00056148

DIVRT Presents “Flavours of UB City” – A Weekend of Food and Entertainment

With pop-up restaurants, art and music, the event will take place on 19 & 20 November 2016.

Bangalore, India, November 18th, 2016 — DIVRT presents ‘Flavours of UB City’, a celebration of the city’s finest restaurants, entertainers and artists. The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday – 19 & 20 November 2016.

Over the weekend, 15 of UB City’s restaurants will be presented as pop-ups, offering the best of world-cuisine. Not limited to food alone, the festival will also offer gift hampers from UB City’s finest luxury brands. The proceeds from the gift hampers will go to the U&I Trust, a volunteer-driven charitable organization based in Bangalore. The Trust started off in 2011 with the primary vision of serving the underprivileged and empowering them to reach their fullest potential. Today, U&I has Learning Centres functioning in ten major cities across India, impacting the lives of 850+ students with the help of 1000 volunteers.

Commenting on the event, Uzma Irfan – Director, Prestige Group said “With Bangalore on the list of the Top 10 most developed cities in India, it’s no surprise that people from all over the country and the world flock to the city. As a result, it is now fast emerging as a hub for hospitality and food, with international food chains establishing a presence in the city. The rapid change in Bangaloreans’ food preferences is reflected in the large number of restaurants that have opened across various categories of world cuisine.”

“The Collection, UB City, is known to provide the best mix of global cuisine under one roof in South India. While the restaurants present there are mainly for fine dining, their pop up versions over the weekend will provide a variety of dishes in a range of prices” she added, “I welcome everybody to come enjoy a mix of food, comedy, and entertainment with us this weekend”.

Participating Restaurants:
The food festival will kick off on 19 November at 1 pm, with food and beverages provided by Amande, Rasovara, Caperberry, Fava, Café Noir, Café Mangii, Subway, Chocolate D’Luxe by Bliss, Singkong, Shiro, Made in Punjab, Toscano, Sancho’s, Sublime House of Tea, and more. Beautiful floral arrangements from Floradelic will also be available for sale.

Cuisines will range from Italian, French, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pan Asian, Modern Indian Fusion to North Indian and Rajasthani. And there will be flavorsome herbal teas and delicious desserts to compliment the meals.

Line-up of Activities: Entertainment begins 7 pm onwards both days.

Saturday – 19 November 2016:
* Comedy Act by Standup Comedian, Abel Mathews
* Performance by Bangalore-based Pop/Funk Rock Band Clown with a Frown
* Music by DJ Mel

Sunday – 20 November 2016:
* Comedy Act by Standup Comedian, Abel Mathews
* Performance by India’s biggest Beatboxer Vineeth Vincent
* Performance by Bangalore-Based Hip-Hop Artists Black Ice Crew
* Music by DJ Mel

With art by Sublime Galleria, installations of a massive chef hat, fork & spoon, and LED lights, the interiors of The Collection, UB City, will reflect the festival’s theme, transforming it into a foodie’s paradise for the weekend.

Sponsors for the festival include DIVRT, Himalayan and Entrée.

For further information, please contact:
Ms. Urmila Biswas/Ms. Shreya Suresh
Lateral Thinkers Communications
M: +91 98860 99736/92434 34411
E: contact@marchingantsllp.com
U: http://www.ubcitybangalore.in

KHAYAL: A Musical Repertoire by Santhosh Hedge

TITAN Presents a Reprise of Bollywood’s Golden Classics.

Bangalore, India, October 21st, 2016 — TITAN Presents a Reprise of Bollywood’s Golden Classics.

Date: 22nd October ’16, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bengaluru

Santhosh Kumar Hedge, a man whose seasoned voice serves as a memoir to Bollywood’s music, is a self-taught musician who has successfully completed 50 years in the music industry. To mark this momentous occasion, he will be performing at ‘The Golden Jubilee Show’ at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bengaluru, organized by Titan.

KHAYAL, as the word symbolizes, will be a token reminiscent of Bollywood’s yesteryear’s music. This escapade will also witness some of the finest musical talents; one of which is Mithila Hegde, his daughter who has been sharing the stage with her father since the age of 9. Joining them will be Ahmed Ali, a renowned Hindustani/Sufi artiste from Kolkata; and Shruti Bhide, a popular singer/theatre performer based in Bangalore will heighten the fervour of this performance with their soul-stirring music. The band will also comprise of a 15-member reputed orchestra from Kerala, who have played for the likes of Yesudas, S. Janaki, and Unnikrishnan, to name a few.

With 10,000 performances to his credit, Santhosh Hegde is known for the ease with which he transitions through various genres of music. His tryst with music goes back a long way back to 1966, when a group of local musicians and him organized a stage show called “Young Talents’ Night” at the Don Bosco Hall in Mangalore, and it’s been 50 years since. A film buff in his teenage years, he eagerly awaited the release of Hindi films. When the numerous songs served as a source of respite for the rest of the audience, he would be the only one to stay back to listen and memorize the lyrics to each of the tracks. Inspired by All India Radio and Bollywood Classics, he embarked upon his musical journey. The joy that Santhosh derives from connecting with people through music, gives him immense gratification.

Tickets for the show will be available at the venue, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, for a price of Rs 1000, Rs 500 & Rs 300.

For further queries, call on +91 90 0778 0333.

Contact Details:
Mithila Hegde
+91 90077 80333


Ecotech Institute to Collect Old Electronics as Part of America Recycles DaySM on November 15

Ecotech Institute’s Celebration will also include an art and upcycling contest

Denver, Colorado, October 31, 2013 – On November 15, Ecotech Institute will host an electronics drop off station, accepting old electronics such as TVs, computer monitors and printers. This recycling event joins thousands of others across the country in celebration of America Recycles Day. This is a national initiative by Keep America Beautiful and the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. This year’s theme, “I Want to Be Recycled,” was developed to educate people about the importance of recycling and its impact on our economy and environmental well-being, as well as motivate occasional recyclers to become everyday recyclers.

At Ecotech Institute’s celebration, electronics will be collected at the school at 1400 S. Abilene Street in Aurora, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the collection center, Ecotech Institute students will take part in an upcycling contest, giving them a chance to show off their creativity by creating upcycled outfits. This could include creating outfits from recyclable materials such as plastic bags, newspaper, garbage bags, aluminum foil and many other items.

“We are very proud supporters of Ecotech Institute’s America Recycles Day event and commend their efforts to promote recycling in the Denver area,” said Brenda Pulley, Senior Vice President of Recycling at Keep America Beautiful and national program manager for America Recycles Day. “Recycling is the easiest thing we can all do to improve our community, conserve natural resources and create green jobs. Collectively, through events like these, we aim to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.”

Ecotech Institute is also hosting an art contest for elementary students. Artwork can be dropped off at the school, 1400 S. Abilene Street, for consideration or emailed to Zhanna Stavina at zhanna.stavina@ecotechinstitute.com. Ecotech Institute will use this year’s winning artwork as the logo for next year’s America’s Recycles Day celebration.

“Recycling is something many people take for granted, but it’s a simple act that has tremendous impact,” said Kyle Crider, Ecotech Institute’s Manager of Environmental Operations. “For example, making cans from recycled aluminum actually uses 95 percent less energy than non-recycled materials.”

The national recycling rate is currently at 34.7 percent. Recycling 75 percent of the nation’s waste would create nearly 1.5 million jobs by 2030, according to a report by the Tellus Institute with Sound Resource Management.

For more information about Ecotech Institute’s America Recycles Day celebration and cleantech programs offered by the school, visit www.ecotechinstitute.com/americarecyclesday.cfm.

About Ecotech Institute:
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, it offers eight highly practical renewable energy degree programs that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative renewable energy employers. Classes start once per quarter and applications are always accepted. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-326-5576.

About America Recycles Day:
America Recycles DaySM is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15 to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Learn more at AmericaRecyclesDay.org.

About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a strong national network of 1,200 affiliates and partners including state recycling organizations, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities. Keep America Beautiful offers programs and engages in public-private partnerships that help create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling while educating generations of environmental stewards. Through our actions, we help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound. For more information, visit kab.org.

Jenny Foust
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206