Helmut Ziehe, Founder International Institute Bau-biologie & Ecology was originally an architect who had an ah-ha moment whole on the job in Libya. His Building Biology calling as it were, began after an “aha” experience in North Africa in 1980 that changed the course of his life and career. He was the resident engineer for an new city of 90,000 inhabitants. It was a nice design, but the building materials were wrong! Concrete was the basic material. They had sand in abundance, and everything
else had to be imported.
The local committee and town designers in Athens were unwilling to accept the truths in his observations about the genius of the indigenous architecture and the short-comings of the modern buildings that was being pushed on these people. This
eye-opening experience led him to forsake his education and his career as a modern architect and to embrace the precepts of Bau-biologie.
The entire project
was stopped in 1983 and Helmut was out of a job.
He decided there and then not to return to an architect office.
Actually He decided to continue Baubiologie.
Produced by Cyndi Lenz and the Institute for Bau-Biology and Ecology
Directed and Written by Cyndi Lenz firstname.lastname@example.org
Shot and Edited by Adam Lenz
As Art Live 2012 approaches nearer, the artists are introduced to the space they will be utilizing for the show. Art Live 2012 is an interactive, performance based, contemporary "art happening" and fair in which artists and exhibitors are invited to share the creative process unfolding spontaneously in every form of artistic medium and to the extent possible, engage the fairgoers in the creative process.
We like to say, don't just see art, be it! Performing artists and exhibitors alike to step outside the four walls of their galleries, institutions, residencies and studios to join us in an uplifting coming together of art and community for cause.
Admission proceeds of the fair will benefit the Lotus House Women's Shelter, providing shelter, sanctuary, education and resources to empower homeless women and children to build safe, secure lives off the streets. Join us in this very special coming together of art and community for cause and make a difference in the lives of women and children in need!
Witness the catastrophic dust storms, incredible human suffering and equally incredible stories of human perseverance as Ken Burns chronicles our country's worst man-made ecological disaster. THE DUST BOWL premieres Sunday, November 18 at 8
Directed by Yuri Grymov
In the life of little Gleb everything is fine. In his world there is no fear, everything is calm and harmonious: the pictures in a museums are rough, the snow is prickly, his grandfather is kind and soft
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The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography Exhibition
to Debut at Museum of Art I Fort Lauderdale on June 5
More Than 200 Photographs By Acclaimed Photographers Including Annie Leibovitz, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Tina Barney Chronicle Pivotal Life Moments Since the 1940s
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – May 2011 – Featuring photographs spanning slightly more than a 60-year time period, the Museum of Art I Fort Lauderdale’s exhibition The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography examines the moments that shape our being and how key events in life are celebrated and honored. It also explores how pivotal decisions are made by different cultures throughout the world. The exhibition will be on view at the Museum June 5-Sept. 25, 2011.
The Art of Caring’s more than 200 photographs are organized into seven thematic sections: Children and Family, Love, Wellness, Caregiving & Healing, Disaster, Aging, and Remembering. The exhibition opens with a group of compelling images by Annie Leibovitz that she personally selected to represent all seven themes.
Inspired in part by the legendary photography exhibition The Family of Man, organized in 1955 by Edward Steichen for New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The Art of Caring is entertaining, thought- provoking and inspiring. The exhibition’s photographs have been lent by artists, museums, private collectors, and from the holdings of the Time/LIFE Picture Collection, which includes a number of classic images by legendary photographers such as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gordon Parks, W. Eugene Smith, and Dorothea Lange.
Beginning with photos taken at the conclusion of World War II, the images allow viewers to witness many of the great events that shaped the last half-century, as well as those that are shaping the new millennium.
From intimate family scenes to a startling image of a dog and a large brood of hungry young puppies, the exhibition’s contemporary photos are memorable, insightful and beautiful. Works by well-known contemporary photographers such as Tina Barney, Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, Duane Michals, Nicolas Nixon, and Neal Slavin are combined with works by many younger artists including Elinor Carucci, Albert Chong, Loretta Lux, Walter Martin and Eliza French. Additional acclaimed contemporary photographers featuring works in the exhibition are Jessica Todd Harper, Catherine Opie, Peter Granser, and William Wegman.
The exhibition’s presentation in Fort Lauderdale is provided by the Museum of Art in association with Wells Fargo and Funding Arts Broward (FAB). Additional support is being provided by the United Way of Broward County and HBO Documentary Films.
Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Museum of Art, announced, “In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum of Art is partnering with United Way of Broward County to invite health and social service organizations to partner with us on a diverse array of programs. The Museum has a history of making community-based partnerships a cornerstone of our exhibition and educational programs. The Art of Caring provides a compelling opportunity to reflect upon how art reflects life: looking at aging, new family norms, environmental awareness, human rights issues, civil and military preparedness, acceptance of diversity, and our global economy.”
Organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art and guest curated by art historian Cynthia Goodman, Ph.D., the exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with an extensive essay by Dr. Goodman, which is available in Books & Books in the Museum’s lobby.
ABOUT FUNDING THE ART OF CARING Funding for the exhibition in Fort Lauderdale is being provided, in part, by Wells Fargo and Funding Arts Broward (FAB). Additional support is being provided by the United Way of Broward County and HBO. Funding for the Museum of Art is provided, in part, by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF ART I FORT LAUDERDALE
Since its founding in 1958, the Museum of Art I Fort Lauderdale has served our growing community as a gathering place for friends and neighbors, a lifelong learning center for children and adults, and as a dynamic hub for the cultural life of Broward County. Housed since 1986 in a distinguished modernist building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, the Museum is South Florida’s premier destination for quality exhibitions and programs that encompass every facet of civilization’s visual history. During the past five years, more than 11⁄2 million visitors have enjoyed remarkable exhibitions like Vatican Splendors: A Journey through Faith and Art, Cradle of Christianity, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, and American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell. In 2008, the Museum became part of Nova Southeastern University, the seventh-largest not-for-profit independent institution in the nation, to form an expanded arts campus that joins the school’s Davie location with the Museum’s downtown Fort Lauderdale address.
The Museum of Art is located at One East Las Olas Boulevard at Andrews Avenue and is always open at www.moafl.org.
John Legend performs Marvin Gaye's classic "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" as part of "The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House."
The song Karanlik by Melis Bilen, whose music belongs to Adrian Utley from Portishead and Turkish lyrics by Melis Bilen. The song is about what we have done to the earth we live.This is an amateur clip.
Bandleader Javier Pena coaches trombone player Jary through a rough patch in practice.
Made up of 29 musicians and singers who all have severe mental and physical disabilities, the Spirit of Goodwill Band is a raucous home away from home where members are free to display their talent, humor, and tenacity. For Once In My Life challenges preconceived notions of what it means to be disabled.
Learn more about "Independent Lens": http://www.pbs.org/independentlens Watch "Independent Lens" films online on our WPBT2 Video Player: http://video.wpbt2.org/program/1218239994/
Bryce Kretz and ROUGH SHOT will be at the WPB / WIRK Chili fest this Sunday at 1:40 pm
http://www.pbs.org/dogs-eyes/ Dogs are not spiteful by nature but sometimes they do frustrate us by eating something they are not supposed to. Here Jennifer Arnold provides a step-by-step guide on how to teach the leave it behavior.
Possible post: Need more suggestions for your Shelty, or pointers for your pointer? To learn more about how to see the world Through a Dog's Eyes, go to http://www.pbs.org/dogs-eyes/ Watch Through a Dog's Eyes, narrated by Neil Patrick Harris on April 21st, 8pm/7pm -- check local listings athttp://to.pbs.org/bD87ai
http://www.pbs.org/dogs-eyes/ Want to learn more about connecting with your canine? Watch Jennifer Arnold's exclusive web relationship tip number 2. Find more ways to see the worldthrough a dog's eyes. Learn how to teach the sit and down behaviors. Watch Through a Dog's Eyes, narrated by Neil Patrick Harris, on April 21st, 8pm/7pm -- check local listings athttp://to.pbs.org/bD87ai
http://www.pbs.org/dogs-eyes/ Dogism #1. Dogs Don't Speak Human. The first in an 8-part web exclusive series from dog relationship expert Jennifer Arnold will show you how to communicate better with your dog by understanding how they view the world and using simple commands and step by step instructions. Here Jennifer illustrates how speaking different languages can interfere with communication and shows you how to teach the nudge behavior. Learn how to improve your human-canine communication and all about seeing the worldThrough a Dog's Eyes. Watch the show, narrated by Neil Patrick Harris on April 21st, 8pm/7pm -- check local listings athttp://to.pbs.org/bD87ai
The upcoming 1-hour special Through a Dog's Eyes will have you looking at your own dog in a whole new light. Find out how any 'ordinary' dog can become extraordinary using kindness-based dog teaching philosophy. Based on the book, "Through A Dog's Eyes" by Jennifer Arnold, founder and director of Canine Assistants. Watch the show, narrated by Neil Patrick Harris on April 21st, 8pm/7pm -- check local listings at http://to.pbs.org/bD87ai