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The Hobbit – Conceptual Artist, John Howe Is Lord of the Brush

In Arts, News by Laura Goldstein

The Hobbit – A Surprising Journey From Middle-earth, the Middle East to the Canadian West! On December 17th, 2014 the final installment of the film epic fantasy adventure based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel, The Hobbit, will open world-wide with The Battle of the Five Armies, directed by Peter Jackson. I interviewed Vancouver-born conceptual artist John Howe by SKYPE from New Zealand …

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Star Wars Texture Painter Derek Gillingham Mounts New Exhibition

In Arts, News by Laura Goldstein

Vancouver Artist, Derek Gillingham Explores New Work From The Road at the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Jewish Community Centre, Vancouver.  As a film texture painter for such blockbusters as Captain Phillips, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Star Wars Episodes I & II , the versatile Derek Gillingham works in a collaborative industry. As a solo artist, his oil …

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Aerial Sculptor Janet Echelman – A Force Of Nature

In Arts, Design, News by Laura Goldstein

In daylight, the ephemeral webs of intricately patterned nets resemble a rogue sail of a mythic vessel; an exotic winged creature or a benign, tethered twister, all flirting with the wind, clouds and sky. By nightfall, it transforms into a phosphorescent alien life form: a pulsating jellyfish, snagged between ocean and city buildings, hypnotic, ghostly, organic. To the eye of …

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Red Sea Star is The Mermaids’ Kitchen

In Design, News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

Don’t be surprised if mermaids, dolphins or parrotfish watch as you eat. After all, you are the one behind glass in this unique undersea restaurant Visitors to Eilat, Israel’s trendy beach resort area, spend a lot of time under water snorkelling, swimming with the dolphins and scuba diving. Although they still need to come up occasionally for air, they don’t …