Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A person who testifies or gives a deposition.|
|Usage:||In the taking of legal oaths, for instance, deponents seem to enjoy themselves mightily when they come to several good words in succession.|
Idiom of the Day
To have a strong or particular preference, affinity, or weakness for something
The Concordat of Worms (1122)
The Concordat of Worms was an agreement reached by Pope Calixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V that put an end to the first phase of the power struggle between Rome and what was becoming the Holy Roman Empire. Under its terms, the king was recognized as having the right to invest bishops "by the lance" but not "by ring and staff," meaning he could grant them secular but not sacred authority.
Mickey Rooney (1920)
Rooney was an American actor who began his career when he was just 17 months old, as part of his family's vaudeville act, and made his film debut at 6. He went on to star in 50 RKO short comedies, and his diminutive size allowed him to play boys until he was nearly 30. From 1937, he played the cocky, energetic Andy Hardy in a series of popular films, often teamed with Judy Garland. In 1983, he received an honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement.
Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival
Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival is California's oldest wine festival, held since the late 1890s in Sonoma, the cradle of the state's wine industry. It is located in Sonoma Valley, which Jack London made famous as the "Valley of the Moon." In the 1850s, Hungarian nobleman Count Agoston Haraszthy planted thousands of cuttings from European grape vines to establish the Buena Vista Winery, now the state's oldest premium winery. The three-day festival includes wine tastings, parades, live music, a blessing of the grapes, a firemen's water fight, and grape stomps.
Scientists Finally Figured Out the Source of This Bizarre, Glowing Space 'Blob'
The blob is one of the biggest and most mysterious objects in our universe. Discovered 16 years ago by researchers at Cal Tech's Palomar Observatory, the gargantuan object glows 10 times bigger than the Milky Way.
Scientists finally figured out the source of this bizarre, glowing space ‘blob
1642 - The first commencement at Harvard College, in Cambridge, MA, was held.
1838 - Victoria Chaflin Woodhull was born. She became the first female candidate for the U.S. Presidency.
1845 - The Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York was formed by Alexander Joy Cartwright. It was the first baseball team in America.
1846 - Astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune.
1930 - Flashbulbs were patented by Johannes Ostermeier.
1952 - Richard Nixon gave his "Checkers Speech". At the time he was a candidate for U.S. vice-president.
1962 - New York's Philharmonic Hall opened. It was the first unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The hall was later renamed the Avery Fisher Hall. my son, adrian, graduated high school right around the corner from lincoln center (where 'west side story' was filmed before they tore down the area). therefore, they used avery fisher hall to graduate the kids from.
1962 - "The Jetsons" premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first program on the network to be carried in color
1964 - The new ceiling painting of the Paris Opera house was unveiled. The work was done by Russian-born artist Marc Chagall.
1998 - Jamie Lee Curtis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1999 - Siegfried & Roy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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-Three pieces are at Columbia City Gallery’s annual juried exhibit: "H2O - What is It Worth?" Seattle WA Aug 17-Sep 25. “Heartwood Char” received Best in Show. It was reaffirming to hear that all three jurors went right to “Heartwood Char.”
-10x10x10, Tieton WA Aug 13 – Oct 9. Yea! They wanted all three rock books!
-Brand Library "Brand 44" Aug – Nov Glendale, CA, Laddie John Dill, juror. I’m thrilled that so distinguished a juror picked out this piece.
-United States Botanic Garden "Celebrating the Flora of National Parks" Washington DC Feb-Oct. This exhibit remains up, and one surprised visitor friend sent me snapshots of it.
-Lynnwood Public Library "Books without Words" Lynnwood WA Jun-Jul: I had 10 of my small artist books on display – a great synergy for a library display!
-“Expression Northwest,” Art Port Townsend, Merit Award Jul-Aug. I fell in love with a polished antique fire truck seen on Highway 101 near Forks, WA, where it was being used as a signboard. I asked permission to sit in the parking lot and paint it from life.
- Springfield Art Museum "Watercolor USA 2016" Springfield MO Jun-Aug. This annual national exhibit selects work that stretches the boundaries of the medium.
-Artist-in-Residence, Glacier National Park, Jun. I had a wonderful time getting to know a place almost completely new to me. I was struck by mountain vistas with foreground fires, and to painted whole scenes instead of individual burned trees. See my last 8 blog posts for more.
Coming up in the Future
-“Waterworks 2016” Tsuga Gallery, Bothell WA Oct 25 – Nov 25. Happy to have “Iceberg Lake” from my recent residency in the Northwest Watercolor Society’s upcoming membership show. It was drawn on location but painted once I got in out of the rain!
-Artist-in-Residence, Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve, CO, late Oct. Once again I head off to an unknown place – this time just down the road from Mesa Verde National Park.
-Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational Springdale UT Nov 7-13. So looking forward to seeing those favorite places and people for the fourth year in a row.
And that’s as far ahead as I can see at the moment!
Grand Canyon Celebration of Art
Sep 10, 2016 - Jan 16, 2017 | Flagstaff, AZ
About This Festival
You’ll be distracted by many different colors, but watch your step before you fall in. Many artists come together to share their work in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the entire world. Observe one-of-a-kind work in a one-of-a-kind setting, and if your wallet can afford to lose some weight, shell out some cash for whatever piece truly speaks to you.
Sep 12 - Nov 28, 2016 | Leeds, United Kingdom
About This Festival
Beacons Festival is a weekend-long music festival hosted in the fields of Heslaker Farm in Skipton, England, drawing inspiration from the indie rock community and artists of England. Surrounded by the picturesque Yorkshire countryside, the intimate festival features an impressive lineup of nationally recognized indie, rock and pop artists alongside up-and-coming talent.
Reading Fall Festival of the Arts
Sep 16 - Oct 16, 2016 | Reading, PA
About This Festival
God bestowed a particular gift within all of us, and it’s your job to ensure you utilize yours. As the most colorful season of the year, this fall festival brings church members and the community together to celebrate artistic expression. Tons of original art will grace the scene to add to the already-dazzling work of the autumn equinox.
Henri Frenay (1905–1988) was a French military officer and French resistance member. Born in Lyon, Frenay joined the Army and reached the rank of captain in 1934. In World War II, after being captured by and escaping Nazi German forces, he formed the French Resistance group Mouvement de Libération Nationale. Before the end of the war, Frenay edited underground newspapers, helped establish the Combat group, and participated in the forming of the Conseil National de la Résistance.
One of those things you have to see to believe!
Gardanzo Bean Chocolate Cake
Paint on some autumn leaves.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... food fight!