Tuesday, January 28, 2014

From France to Las Vegas

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Marie Tussaud was born as Marie Grosholtz in 1761 in Strasbourg, France. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curtius in Bern, Switzerland, who was a physician skilled in wax modelling. Curtius taught Tussaud the art of wax modelling.
Tussaud created her first wax figure, of Voltaire, in 1777. Other famous people she modelled at that time include Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Benjamin Franklin.
Today, more than 200 years after Tussaud created her first wax figure, Madame Tussaud's wax museum has now grown to become a major tourist attraction in many cities around the world.
This week, I share with you images of my recent visit to Madame Tussaud wax museum in Las Vegas.


Nacio con el nombre de Marie Grosholtz, en 1761 en Strasbourg, Francia. Su madre trabajaba como empleada en la casa del Dr. Phillippe Curtius en Bern,  Suiza, quien era doctor con especialidad en modelado en cera. Fue Curtiue quien enseno a Tussaud a trabajar el modelado en cera.

Tussaud realizo su primera figura en cera, de Voltaire, en el 1777. Entre otras famosas personalidades modeladas por ella se encontraban Jean-Jacques Rousseau y Benjamin Franklin.

Hoy dia, y mas de 200 a~os despues de haber creado su primera figura, el Museo de Cera de Madame Tussaud, ha crecido y se ha convertido en una gran atraccion turistica en diversas ciudades alrededor del mundo.

Esta semana, comparto con ustedes imagines de mi reciente visita al Museo de Cera Madame Tussaud, en Las Vegas, Nevada.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Honoring Our History through Artwork

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Martin Luther King, Jr. in Library of Congress Primary Sources.
January and February have a number of memorial holidays, but special days aren’t the only way communities celebrate their heroes.
Are there statues in your community created to honor those who have made a difference? Have buildings in your town been named or renamed for important people in history? Do you know of streets named for notable people? What can a memorial–a place, a building, a work of art–tell us about the individual, the community, and the memorial’s creators?

In many cities in the United States you will find a street named for Martin Luther King, Jr. Many places have schools or other buildings named for Dr. King. Washington, D.C., is no exception. The nation’s capital is home to the national King Memorial and we have a major street named for King.  The District of Columbia central library building also bears his name. Walk inside and you can see a unique tribute to the civil rights leader. Noted artist Don Miller created a mural documenting King’s life, as seen here in a photograph from the Carol M. Highsmith Archive at the Library of Congress.
Original post from Library of Congress http://blogs.loc.gov/
Enero y Febrero tienen muchos dias de fiesta, pero no solo los dias festivos son aquellos en que la comunidad celebra a sus heroes.

Existen estatuas en honor a nuestros heroes en tu comunidad? Edificios o avenidas que lleven el nombre de personalidades importantes de nuestra historia? Que pueden estos y otras obras de arte comunicarnos sobre nuestra cultura e historia?

En muchas ciudades de los Estado Unidos existen calles, escuelas, edificios llamados Martin Luther king o Dr. Kind y washington, DC no es la excepcion. La capital del pais es casa del Memorial en honor a Dr king y avenidas principaes llevan tambien su nombre. En esta ocasion quiero presentarles la obra maestra del artista Don Miller en la Biblioteca principal de DC, aqui fotografia de del archibo Carol M Highsmith  de la biblioteca del congreso.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Miami International Art Fair

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Located in Miami's premiere downtown Art District, the 5th Annual Miami International Art Fair (MIA), will take place from January 16-20, 2014, bringing together international and emerging artists for five days full of art and culture.

MIA will be held aboard SeaFair, a megayacht exhibition venue, with 28 gallery exhibition spaces, bistro, cocktail lounges and a continuous program of artist receptions. The vessel will be located at the Bayfront South Dock at Chopin Plaza in downtown Miami and will remain dockside during the event.

The Fair will start with a private preview, for SeaFair Society Members and will continue with a Collectors' Invitational for additional distinguished collectors and VIP guests.

Visit Miami-art-fair.com for more details.


MIA Encore @ SeaFair

Localizado en la zona premier del distrito de Arte del downtown de Miami, se llevara a cabo de 5ta edicion del Miami Art Fair (MIA), desde el 16 hasta el 20 de Enero del 2014; uniendo en unmismo lugar a reconocidos artistas plasticos, como tambien talento emergente.

MIA se relizara a bordo del SeaFair, un mega yate, que conta con 28 espacios de galeria, bistro, bar y variadas actividades con los artistas que exponen. Esta embarcacion estara anclada en el muelle sur de Bayfront, en el Chopin Plaza.

Mara mayor informacion sobre esta actividad visite Miami-art-fair.com


Monday, January 6, 2014

Broward's Got Talent / Broward tiene Talento

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Once again the Southwest Regional Library of Pembroke Pines hosted an incredible afternoon, were the youth of Broward County showcased spectacular talent. From violin concert masters to singers and dancers; a small group of very talented kids demonstrated their gift to a full house auditorium.

Here images of this fabulous afternoon organized by Roberta Nazimovitz, with the support of Patricia Ventura, from the SWR library, Kristi Kruger-MC / WPLG and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.


Una vez mas la Biblioteca SWR de Pembroke Pines celebro una increible tarde, donde la juventud del condado de Broward mostro su espectacular talento. Desde maestros violinistas, a cantantes y bailarines; un pequeno y muy talentoso grupo de ninos demostro sus destrezas a un auditorium a casa llena.

Aqui unas imagenes de la fabulosa tarde, organizada por Roberta Nazimovitz, con la colaboracion de Patricia Ventura de la biblioteca SWR, Kristi Kruger como maestra de ceremonias de WPLG y la junta directiva de los comisionados del condado de Broward.