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Keep Kids Smart with ART for Your Staying at Home Kids

A new series of free online programs called Keep Kids Smart with ART will aim to help parents and their children who are home from school, along with other new digital online visual arts programs at no cost for all ages, including seniors who are keeping social distance and who might feel isolated.

The team at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the teachers at its Art School campus, are creating these new free online initiatives for parents and students. This new series of free online programs, featuring Keep Kids Smart with ART will begin this Friday, March 20th. The link will be here*The first content will be added on Friday.

These ideas resulted from consulting with an American father who lives abroad with his family. He shared his experience, strength and hope about the challenges his family has faced while staying at home due to school closures because of the coronavirus.

The Museum team sees this as a way to give back to the community and to be of service during this challenging time. Also further below are tips for parents on how to use art at home with their children, to keep kids engaged.

Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery

The Ultimate Collection of “Selfies” by America’s Leading Artists: from 1901 through 2015

The term self-conscious takes on a whole new meaning in today’s social media era. At a time when millions of selfies are posted every day and identity is proving to be more fluid, this exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery shines a new light on self-portraiture and representation.

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Untitled, from the series When I am not Here, Estoy alla, by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons. Dye diffusion transfer print (1996). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Julia P. and Horacio Herzberg. © María M. Campos-Pons.

Chosen as the cover for the exhibition catalogue, the artist used her own body to map out feelings of translocation from place to place.

The bilingual title is in half-Spanish and means When I am not Here, I am There.

She stands with her eyes closed, as though transported between territories while holding on to her Afro-Caribbean talismans.

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Elaine de Kooning Self-Portrait. Oil on Masonite (1946). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Mirror, Mirror; Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress II by Alison Saar. Woodcut on chine-collé (2015). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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Lee Simonson Self-Portrait. Oil on canvas (c. 1912). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Karl and Jody Simonson; Frame conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee

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Shimomura Crossing the Delaware, by Roger Shimomura. Acrylic on canvas (2010). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Acquired through the generosity of Raymond L. Ocampo Jr., Sandra Oleksy Ocampo, and Robert P. Ocampo © 2010, Roger Shimomura

Dr. Brandon Brame Fortune.

“These individuals have approached self-portraiture at various points in history and using different tools, but their representations ─ especially when seen together ─ all raise important questions about self-perception and self-reflection,” said Brandon Brame Fortune, chief curator, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

“Some artists reveal intimate details of their inner lives through self-portraiture, while others use the genre to obfuscate their private selves or invent alter egos.”

Following is the updated statement from Irvin Lippman, the executive director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art:

Art, culture, and creativity have always made a difference in powerful ways, especially during challenging times. We are grateful for your support and plan to give back to the community.”

“Being inspired and creative have not been canceled.”

“A special new series called Keep Kids Smart with ART will be available online to help parents and their children who are home from school.  You will also find other new digital programs especially made by the Museum, for all ages. We will continue our service to the community by creating new virtual educational and enriching experiences online and via our social media channels. Follow and connect on social media (@bocamuseum, #BocaMuseumfromHome).” Read the full statement about the Museum’s temporary closing here.

— Irvin Lippman, executive director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art

According to the National School Boards Association, kids who study art are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement. Studies show that art helps kids earn higher report card grades because skills developed through art lead to better learning in other areas.

Tips for parents and students on using art in your home:

  • Provide a special “creative zone” at home.
  • Make sure that your “creative zone” is mess-friendly and able to stand up well to spills and art-related fun.
  • Focus on the fun process, not on the outcome.
  • Create a special area to showcase your child’s artwork.
  • Watch and encourage your children as they work on their art.
  • Ask them questions to engage them while they create.
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Miami Based Unisex Skincare Brand CTRL Cosmetics Nominated For 2 IBE “Best In Show” Awards

Nominations for the prestigious 2019 Independent Beauty Expo “Best In Show” awards have been announced and CTRL Cosmetics, the new Miami based skincare brand created by designer Nina Steinberg, has been nominated in 2 categories:

BEST OVERNIGHT TREATMENT: LASTING HYDRATION Hyaluronic Acid Serum
A breakthrough super serum formulated with the purest water-soluble forms of high and low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid infuses the skin with collagen building hydration. The formula self-adjusts to deliver the precise hydration needed for a smooth, firm and radiant complexion. 30ml  $135

BEST FACIAL EXFOLIATOR:  REJUVENATION Facial Polish
CTRL uses the finest Amber Granules to lift away dead skin cells and reset hydration using a blend of Honey and Jojoba Seed Extract that leaves the complexion polished and renewed. The spa like vanilla scent creates a relaxing sensory experience. 2.0 oz $52

CTRL Cosmetics can be purchased at ctrlcosmetics.com and beautybridge.com

From BeautyIndependent.com November 27th

“The companies that produced the nominated items come from a pool of over 600 exhibiting brands that participated at one or more of the five editions—Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, London and Berlin, which debuted in March—of IBE in 2019. The Best In Show program, which began in 2015 after the first ever IBE in New York, has expanded significantly this year, with the number of merchandise categories increasing to 40 from 30 last year.”

“Each year, these forward-thinking founders bring to market new products that not only fill gaps in the beauty and wellness space, but also continue to find white space in an increasingly crowded market,” says Jillian Wright, overseer of the Best In Show Awards and co-founder of IBMG, owner of Beauty Independent. “It’s important that the Best In Show awards recognize the new categories these brands are creating.”

“The BIS nominated products are evaluated by a panel of seasoned retail buyers, investors, influencers and editors. Alison Ryu, managing director at venture capital firm Able Partners; Beth Santos, vice president of merchandising at Target-owned beauty e-tailer Dermstore; Melissa D’Aquila, beauty buyer at department store retailer Lord & Taylor; Deanna Utroske, editor at beauty industry trade publication Cosmetics Design; and Rachel Anise, the influencer known as Beauty Professor, are all on the panel. They’re given specific categories to judge over three months, examining the products within them for functionality, efficacy, texture, durability, packaging, scent, ingredients, performance, design and social responsibility.”

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Gift For A Beach Lover – Palmera Beachwear for a tropical escape!

It’s the winter time! But everyone has a Summer dream of having beautiful days on the beach. Well, you can always enjoy the beach time if you live at Hawaii. Or having 9 months beach time in a year like me, who live at San Diego. For me, any beach related gift is the right choice, especially the fashion beachwears.

Why not consider to wrap a beachwear up for someone like me, I will say it is a perfect gift idea. Even for someone who doesn’t live around the beach, now they have a reason to getaway in the winter. Palmera Beachwear is the brand I highly recommend – it is cute designed, very comfortable and very light to bring, it won’t take much space at all in your luggage.

Or yourself are planing to leave your winter wonderland for a tropical escape? Then don’t hesitate to get a Palmera Beachwear! Cover up in style! Palmera Beachwear allows you to go from the water to the restaurant without feeling underdressed!

Sure to turn heads, Palmera Beachwear designs are a fusion of traditional Mexican folklore and modern resort fashion for that salty lifestyle! Elegant, vibrant, and functional! Wear Palmera Beachwear designs over a swimsuit, or pair it up with bottoms and a top to complete any look for any day or night out!

WHY YOU NEED THIS!

Palmera Beachwear designs are a fusion of traditional Mexican folklore and modern resort style. As a celebration of the Mexican heritage, each style of the Amuzgo collection is named after a unique indigenous name, selected for its beautiful meaning.

  • Transitional resort wear
  • Inspired by beautiful mexican traditions and coastlines
  • Diverse in age, style & function
  • $45 to $69

This is the one I chose!

I can’t wait to wear it next Spring!!!

For more styles, please visit palmerabeachwear.com

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Alter Your Reality – Art Meets Virtual Reality in a Never Before Seen Experience

Extremely excited for this event in Art Basel Miami this year! Lucky to see 5 world class artists push the boundaries of imagination with technology. Proud of my husband for being the Executive Producer on this HUGE project. Enjoy!

Five influential artists interpret the Vegas experience in Virtual Reality.

For the first time ever, you will see the fantasy of Vegas in a 360 art immersion.

What’s that like?  It’s just like Vegas…an alternate reality.

To find out how Vegas can alter your reality, check out our exhibit during Miami Art Week:

Adhemas

Adhemas Batista

 

Beeple

Beeple

 

Fafi

Fafi

 

INSA

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Signalnoise

ADHEMAS BATISTA * BEEPLE * FAFI * INSA * SIGNALNOISE

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ADHEMAS BATISTA

Born in Brazil, Adhemas Batista’s career as a self-educated designer and digital artist began in 1996. Experienced in both digital and traditional advertising, his work with Havaianas gained worldwide exposure and prompted his 2006 move to Los Angeles, where he happily resides with his wife and four children.

Batista’s distinctive visual style – marked with bold, vibrant colors and organic, swirly forms – caught the attention of numerous influential brands and resulted in collaborations with Absolut, Adobe, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Doritos, Gatorade, National Geographic, Speedo, PepsiCo, UNICEF and now – Las Vegas.

His attention to detail and craft ultimately earned him three Golden Statues in the London International Advertising Festival, The One Show’s prestigious Gold Pencil and a nomination for an Emmy Award. Recognized by The Cannes Festival of Advertising in 2003 as the Brazilian Young Creative, he has since received nine festival Lions, including: three Golden Lions as well as a Grand Prix for the Good honoring his work in “UNICEF Unfairly Tales,” a campaign about the Syrian refugee crisis.

In addition, Microsoft’s Windows 7 and 8 operating systems featured his work and the UK’s Computer Arts Magazine elected his Coca-Cola piece as the “Design of the Decade 00-09.”

Adhemas believes everyone is made of energy – a light source that can shine strong and affect everyone around it, change behaviors, motivate people and generate creativity.

ADHEMAS BATISTA INSPIRED BY:
-Caesars Palace
-Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Las Vegas
-Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas
-The Beatles™ LOVE by Cirque du Soleil® at The Mirage

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BEEPLE

Mike Winkelmann, better known as Beeple, is a graphic designer from Charleston, South Carolina who works across a number of digital mediums. His recent work includes short films, concert visuals, album artwork, and VR/AR concept work.

Beeple has done visuals for superstar entertainers, including: Justin Bieber, One Direction, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Zedd, along with a number of Las Vegas resident DJs including: deadmau5, Avicii and more. He has also released hundreds of Creative Commons VJ clips that are used extensively by VJs all over the world. In addition, he has recently completed over ten years of “everydays” a project where pictures are all taken from start to finish every day. The project has inspired hundreds of other artists to start their own everydays projects.

BEEPLE INSPIRED BY:

-ARIA Resort & Casino
-High Roller at The LINQ Promenade
-KÀ™ Cirque du Soleil® at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
-SlotZilla Zip Line at Fremont Street Experience
-MR CHOW Las Vegas at Caesars Palace

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FAFI

Born and raised in Toulouse, France, Fafi’s strong presence in the graffiti and fine arts scene was first witnessed on her hometown walls in 1994. Her sexy, funny and sometimes aggressive girl characters made the whole world take notice. By exploring femininity through stereotypes and using it to her advantage, she drew enormous attention and thus started to travel the world with thousands of Fafinettes, her iconic characters, in her brushes and paint cans.

Fafi has previously worked with Sony to design a six-character toy set for the Time Capsules collection, an almost natural move for her three-dimensional measures. Other successful figurines would follow, as well as numerous expositions and collaborations with Colette, Adidas, LeSportSac, Coca-Cola and countless press stories in the most prestigious magazines (i.e. Vogue, Elle, The Face, XLR8R, Yen etc.).

Prior to her work on the Vegas: Alter Your Reality campaign, Fafi had created wall-to-wall murals on prominent buildings for the Life is Beautiful music festival that takes place annually in downtown Las Vegas.

FAFI INSPIRED BY:

-SLS Hotel Las Vegas
-SkyJump at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
-Le Rêve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas
-The Neon Museum in Downtown Las Vegas

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INSA

INSA has grown from graffiti writer to accomplished artist. Using concepts as ambitious as filming from space to produce seconds worth of looping-animated artwork, he has proved himself truly unique in vision and accomplishment. In the process, he has amassed tens of millions of views online for his stunning video projects.

Originally famous for his ubiquitous ‘Graffiti Fetish’ artwork that focused on issues of modern aspirations, his visual motifs confront the fetishisation of products in modern society and the commodification of success and ambition. Now known for his mind-bending ‘GIF-ITI’ work, which is underpinned by the theme of online versus offline life, the artist continues his interest in confounding concepts of time and space, the ways in which we process and consume and the transience of both art and object.

Prior to his work with Vegas: Alter Your Reality, INSA worked with brands including Nike and Sony.

INSA INSPIRED BY:

-Vdara Hotel & Spa
-Wind Dancer Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour by Maverick Helicopters
-Andrea’s at Encore Las Vegas
-Big Rig Jig and Toured Airstream Park with
-Tony Hsieh with the Downtown Project & Zappos
-Akhob in Louis Vuitton at The Shops at Crystals

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SIGNALNOISE

James White, also known as Signalnoise, was born in 1977 and calls Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada home. His parents were never able to keep typewriter paper in the house as White would steal it for drawings as early as the age of four. Upon graduation of high school, he attended a graphic design course in his hometown where he was introduced to Photoshop and Illustrator; tools he still uses today. His professional design career began in 1998 designing websites and print campaigns.

White never stopped creating and working on his own projects that took up evenings and weekends, eventually resulting in the creation of the Signalnoise Studio. His personal projects gained recognition in the industry and led him to working with Toyota, Universal Music, Nike, MTV, Google, Wired, and now – Las Vegas.

Today, his focus is on various neon-infused art projects, creating some pieces to compliment his childhood in the 1980s. He also spends a lot of time on the road speaking at various design conventions and events around the world.

Before embarking on the Vegas: Alter Your Reality project, White had never been to Las Vegas before. His artwork reflects a unique interpretation of Las Vegas through the eyes of a first-time visitor.

SIGNALNOISE INSPIRED BY:

-The Venetian Hotel Resort & Casino
-Beauty & Essex at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
-The Neon Museum in Downtown Las Vegas
-Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas
-Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour by Maverick Helicopters

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Best Eyeshadow Palettes Under $25

Eyeshadows have ruled the makeup world for some time now. Everyone needs that perfect neutral shade for daily wear or that risqué color for a night out. If you are looking to try out some great new shades without breaking the bank, here are some of my favorite eyeshadow palettes under $25.

Morphe’s 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette

These nine golden shades in the Morphe 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette are sure to take you places, faux real. Crazy-creamy, powerfully pigmented, beyond-blendable eyeshadows perfect for some fun in the sun or some fake-it-til-you-make-it action. Choose your own color adventure. But one thing’s for sure; you’ll never run out of ways to turns heads.

Price: $12.00

Essence’s All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette

This Gorgeous Essence All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette has eight complementing, buildable colors and multiple finishes; satin, matte and metallic effects. It blends easily and the colors will stay on all day! Perfect palette for everyday wear.

Price: $5.49

Covergirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette

CoverGirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette has a stunning range of neutral shades for your perfect nude eye look. Richly pigmented shadows in golden, and in a range of colors and textures – from neutrals to Smokeys and shimmers to mattes.

Price: $5.99

Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eye Shadow Palette is a perfect mix of pearl, shimmer and matte shades. As comfortable and familiar as your favorite t-shirt, the bronzy tones of this palette will make you want to strip down and bare all (in the best way possible).

Price: $7.00

NYX’s Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette

Create a spectrum of out-of-this-world eye looks with the Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette – a new eyeshadow set inspired by NYX Professional Makeup Professional Makeup’s beloved Cosmic Metals Lip Cream. Powered by six pigment-packed eyeshadows, this gorgeous set loads your lids with rich, metallic color and incredible color payoff.
Price: $9.99

E.L.F.’s Online Only Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Achieve beautifully natural eye looks with these perfectly curated 10 neutral eyeshadow shades in the e.l.f. Cosmetics Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette. This collection of hues is ideal for shading, highlighting, and defining the eyes. These silky smooth shadows can be used as a liner, on the lid, and in the crease of the eye for an expertly contoured and blended look. Cruelty free and vegan.

Price: $10.00

Sleek Makeup’s Under A Spell Eyeshadow Palette

Create a variety of stunning looks with these 12 shades of mineral based, highly pigmented eyeshadow in the Sleek MakeUP Under A Spell Eyeshadow Palette.
Price: $12.99
BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette
Known to her YouTube fans as BubzBeauty, Lindy Tsang hand-picked the must-have shades in her BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette. Each shade offers day-to-night versatility – and emphasizes fans’ beauty, both inside and out.
Price: $14.50

Models Own’s Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette

Go to a parallel universe with this Models Own Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette. From dark secrets to sultry whispers, it’s totally bewitching. With the brush, apply metallic nudes, shimmer browns and rich golds for a look that’s out of this world.

Price: $17.99

 

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IT Cosmetics Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

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