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‘CALL FOR WORK’ NATIONAL PROSPECTUS IMPACT ARTISTS GALLERY presents: Diverse Approaches: Creative Paper III
‘CALL FOR WORK’ NATIONAL PROSPECTUS
IMPACT ARTISTS GALLERY
Diverse Approaches: Creative Paper III
July 3rd – August 3rd 2013
Note: closed Thu July 4th
Opening Reception Thu. July 11th, 5-7:30pm
/Fourth Friday at the Tri-Main’ July 26th, 5-9pm
Exhibition Hours Wed – Fri 11am to 4pm; Sat 11am to 2pm
Are you Gatsby Ready?
It seems that historically themed movies, TV shows, and mini-series always spin off a, usually minor,fashion trend. Sometimes fashion collectors have their interests turn to a different era, and sometimes modern fashion designers run amok with inspiration.
As an antique and vintage clothing seller, I have seen collectors become more interested in Edwardian fashions since Downton Abbey became popular, but wondered if / how these early 20th century dresses could be reinterpreted to modern clothing. I just came across this article that explains that now the series has become a hit in the U.S. there will be Downton Abbey inspired clothing line, beauty products, and even furniture! I’m definitely keeping an eye out for this.
The most obvious instance of this phenomenon is the early 1960s styles worn in “Mad Men”. Just about every clothing store has early 60s take-offs of the sheath dress. I was looking at Marie Claire’s “50 Best New Season Dresses” and quite a few are definitely modernized sheath dresses. But there was one somewhat shapeless, drop waist dress in the mix. Where’d that come from?!
With the movie “The Great Gatsby” opening this month, could the fashion world be testing the waters to see how well shoppers will take to new styles influenced by the late 1920s? In the early 1980s, just before massive shoulder pads became a requirement for any self-respecting fashionista, drop waisted dresses and low-waisted, bloused tops with skirts became popular. My mother loved to buy clothing and I was fortunate to be the recipient of her shopping sprees. It was the first time in my life that I hoped she wouldn’t fill my birthday and Christmas packages with clothes. As with every style or fad, certain body shapes will just not cooperate with fashion! (Or is it the other way around?)
Nonetheless, I can never get enough of looking at 20s fashion.
I will be interested to see how 1920s is reinterpreted this time around … or I will just have to satisfy my craving for 20s fashion by wearing vintage hats from the time!
Elephant in the Room
The expression, “Elephant in the room” is an English idiom for an obvious truth that is being ignored or goes unaddressed. The expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.
It is based on the idea that an elephant in a room would be impossible to overlook. So, people in the room who pretend the elephant is not there have made a choice. They are choosing to concern themselves with smaller and/or irrelevant issues rather than deal with the looming BIG one.
Can you relate? Is your business environment one in which people continue to skirt or ignore the real issues? Do issues linger and fester? Is your particular organization or your work-team being trampled by these elephants? Do you believe that (collectively) you are not being the best that you can be? Do you sense how much more effective your organization or work-team could be if the people in it could just have better harmony and civility? To all be moving forward together?
Sometimes the elephants in the room can reach the point that people dread going to work---yet no one knows how to call the Big Elephant Game. Rather than acknowledge their elephants in the room, people clearly enter the blame-game and behave poorly; it goes round and round and round; and it is ugly.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Your organization or work team doesn’t have to continually be trampled in a heavy elephant atmosphere. You can come out from under the elephants! (You don’t have to keep feeding those elephants!)
At Lights On!, we lift up the elephants! Once the elephants are lifted up and “all can see them”, then they can be appropriately addressed. And then, teams and organizations can move forward effectively.
O'Connell & Company in residence at The Park School 2013-2014 Season of Shows
O'Connell & Company in residence at The Park School
2013-2014 Season of Shows
Snyder, NY – O’Connell & Company is pleased to announce our new theatre home at The Park School of Buffalo and our 2013-2014 Season of Shows. We bring you an exciting selection of plays & musicals as well as our signature show DIVA by DIVA A Celebration of Women!, and the return of our popular Cabaret series, SUNDAYS at SEVEN. Our season lineup is brimming with comedy, music, songs, dance, stellar entertainment & theatrical delights!
THE CAR COACH REPORTS:
DWI typically means driving while intoxicated. I'm going to change the acronym to mean something a bit different: Driving While an Idiot. It seems there is a portion of the driving population that still hasn't caught on to the fact that distracted driving can injure or kill: http://www.autonews.com/article/20130314/OEM11/303149816/most-americans-drive-while-distracted-on-phones-cdc-study-finds#axzz2Nc8hBeap
While I am a proponent of hands-free cell phone use in cars, I am vehemently against any kind of hand-held operation, especially texting while driving. One would think that everyone would share my sentiment, yet almost 1/3 of those surveyed by the CDC recently admitted to sending or reading a text or email while driving.
Women have unique health needs, and they need to be aware of dangerous prescription drugs and medical devices that their doctor may recommend for them.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13.5 percent of women 18 or older are in fair or poor health.
- The leading causes of death for women are heart disease, cancer and stroke.
- In 2010, 24.3 percent of women had one or more emergency department visits.
- An average woman spends $5,635 on health care every year — about $700 more than men.
There are several drugs and medical devices that every woman needs to be informed about, read about that a more: http://www.drugwatch.com/women/
“The Circle of Women”
As women we often share with each other our deepest thoughts, trials, strengths, dreams, hopes, endeavors, sorrows, and so much more. We are very fortunate to be able to take part in a sisterhood of friendship through select groups or one-on-one with other women.