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Artwork For The Price Of A Pizza For COVID 19 Vaccine Research

April 9, 2020 – Meli Biró visual artist, who has more than 10 years of experience in the field of vaccine research and development wishes to support the development of a COVID19 vaccine with her Falcon of Hope movement. As a first step to support the movement she created her Falcon of Hope collection. The collection includes 34 artworks that are available for download from melibiro.com. The artist contributes her royalties from the sales of this collection to the vaccine research.

The aim is to get people interested in joining this movement without the price being an obstacle while retaining the quality of the artworks the same in a digital form allowing everyone to print or use them on electronic devices. Therefore the artworks are available in full resolution for a fraction of the usual price.

Our best chance to stop the pandemic as fast as possible is by helping the work of vaccine researchers. Vaccine development is a long, complex and expensive process, testing takes time and needs huge financial backing. As numbers show the process can cost $500 million or more assuming no risk of failure.

Research studies proved that there are many positive effects of even viewing art that we can benefit from in these troubled times, therefore the artist provided a wide range of artworks people can choose from. Even though the main focus of this movement is supporting vaccine research the artist is taking into account other factors of the present situation, this is the reasoning behind her choice of creating a special art collection for this cause as a primary form of gaining support.

The artist urges the world to unite and stand up against the pandemic by contributing to vaccine research. The power to change the situation is in our hands. Meli Biró believes that together we are stronger and if we have the chance to defeat the coronavirus we have to take it. Now, by doing so, we are able to benefit from all the good things art has to offer.

Picasso created “Dove of Peace” that became a symbol of peace and hope during the Cold War. In that style, these are the days when we need courage, strength and speed; these are the exact traits a falcon embodies, the fastest animal on Earth. This majestic bird is Horus, the falcon god of the sky and war, the protector, the son of the goddess of health and love. Inspired by the falcon’s characteristics, what they mean and meant in the past Meli Biró created the Falcon of Hope art piece that grew into a collection. May the Falcon of Hope represent us as we take matters into our hands overcoming the pandemic and be the symbol of the fight against the coronavirus. We are in this together and we are needed in this different kind of war.

Spread the word, spread your wings!

About the artist

Having originally worked for an international vaccine development company, Meli Biró became a self-taught artist after discovering her passion and unique talent for the arts. Her fusion-art creations are representations of oil painting, photography and digital revamping.

Meli Biró’s works have been exhibited around the world such as in Paris, Budapest, Salzburg, Dubai and Monaco.

Follow Meli Biró on Instagtram: @meli_biro_art

Visit https://melibiro.com/collections/hope-edition for more information about the Falcon of Hope movement.

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Anita Palvin

project manager
+36 30 440 1565

palvin@melibiro.com

Filming of the The New Feature Film by Georgina Willis begins principal photography

The award winning film director, Georgina Willis, has begun filming the feature documentary Insectocide. The film is an in depth look at the reasons for the decline in the global insect population. The film will be shot across several continents to get a unique insight into the reasons for the universal decline in insect populations. The film uses new photographic techniques to capture the insects in their environment in a completely novel way. The film is pushing the frontier of macro photography.

Georgina Willis made her debut with the acclaimed feature Watermark that was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. Willis said “Its such an opportunity to use new visuals to really get a completely different view of the life of the small creatures.” The film is based on the quote from Jonas Salk. “If all insects disappeared, all life on earth would disappear. If humans disappeared, life on earth would flourish.” The LIF is the production company and Insectocide will be in cinemas in November 2020.

Contact:
info@londonimagefestival.co.uk
http://londonimagefestival.co.uk/#works

Cole Projects launches with the aim to open up the contemporary art world and put artists first.

March 6, 2019; London, UK – Curator/dealer Cole Projects has officially launched with the aim of opening up the contemporary art world, putting artists first with an innovative new model. The start-up reverses the traditional model of producing exhibitions at galleries to sell an artist’s work. Instead, Cole Projects selects artworks to sell online which in turn funds curated exhibitions. The company creates a more flexible and sustainable business model allowing artists to thrive in the current socio-economic environment. It also allows the best unrepresented artists the potential to reach international audiences.

Cole Projects offer artists a unique platform to sell their works. According to the start-up company, artists receive 80 percent of their artwork sales. Artists typically receive just 50 percent when working with a traditional gallery, but due to Cole Projects’ lack of overheads and itinerant exhibition locations, it is able to pay artists more for their work. In addition, the company’s strict selection process means it upholds a high standard for the artwork sold through its website.

“We have over 10 years of experience in the art industry covering a broad expanse of areas” Camila Cole, founder, said. “We want artists to receive more for their hard work and our 20/80 split – opposed to the traditional 50/50 – is far more supportive of artists than any other online art platform.”

In terms of galleries and exhibitions, the art industry is one area that has traditionally stayed the same while the rest of the world has evolved. Cole Projects plans to advance the artworld giving artists support and advice. The start-up bases its work on a transparent model that gives artists the best possible way to reach new clients. Cole Projects works with artists to set market value prices and those price tags won’t vary from buyer to buyer. Cole’s belief is transparency is key for all sides to thrive.

“Emerging artists don’t always get the best career advice and they have to learn on the go,” Cole explained. “Thanks to our years of experience organising contemporary art exhibitions for commercial galleries and advising private collections, we can give them invaluable advice to develop their careers.”

With successful group exhibitions in off-site spaces and galleries in London and Vienna, Cole Projects supports emerging and mid-career artists through a combination of mentorship and industry experience in the primary market. In 2019, Cole Projects plans to present ambitious new work in a group exhibition in London “We Sing the Body Electric” as well as solo presentations of exciting artists in the UK and Europe, and eventually in LA and New York USA.

About Cole Projects
Cole Projects is an art curator/dealer hybrid that financially supports artists while also providing new exhibition platforms for their work. Often these exhibition platforms are outside of a traditional gallery context. Cole Projects has developed three pillars to success for itself and the artists it works with: artist profits, curatorial projects, and consultancy. Cole Projects employees have over a decade of experience in the art industry. Experience includes organising contemporary art exhibitions for commercial galleries and advising private collections along with academic knowledge gained from having studied History of Art at UCL and Curation at Goldsmiths.

Contact details
Company: Cole Art Projects Ltd
Website: https://www.coleprojects.co.uk
Email: info@coleprojects.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 7855 001 697
Image: Nemo Nonnenmacher 59,909,820 bytes, 12992 x 19496 px @ 8bit, 194.80.196.123, 2016 Giclée print in steel frame 151.2 x 111.2 cmo

Photographer adds work to Limited Edition series

Carmel, Ind. – Local photographer Jim Wyant is one of Indiana’s better photographers and has the pedigree to support this fact with several state, regional and national awards for his nature photography. The pair recently were featured on television following the reopening of the National Park Service. They were out west looking for shots to add to their growing gallery and happened to be stopped by a camera crew.

“It was exciting,” said Jim Wyant of the experience.

The Wyants real goal was to capture the raw beauty and essence of the National Park System. They visited several and took some breathtaking photographs.

One such photograph, entitled Soul Mates, the Wyants felt captured the wildness of the west while simultaneously capturing what it means to have a mate in a single moment. The snapshot is one of Jim’s top award winners, used in merit, loan collection and grand imaging.

The piece is a special finish, metallic paper. The piece is mounted between acrylic and designed for framing or hung directly as is. The sizes will range from 20×20 to 40×40. An AR, augmented reality, tool is available on the website for customers to see how the image would lie on the wall for the best size decision. Pull up the print on a camera phone, and tap the link next to the image. The AR will show the user how the piece will lie on the wall.

The Wyants have made the decision to put Soul Mates into their Limited Edition portion of the gallery. This means only 30 total prints will be made. No further prints will be produced after the 30 are sold. All prints will be numbered.

Another feature available on the website is the ability to magnify Soul Mates, this provides the visitor with a glimpse into the fine details of the print, including the eyes and individual snow flakes.

“This is certainly one of my most cherished pieces I have been fortunate enough to capture. I love wildlife, natural and still image work. I feel this piece would make an excellent addition to any professional office, personal office or home,” said Wyant.

View Soul Mates at the image gallery. Visit the main homepage at www.wyantgallery.com.

Wyant Photography
Jim Wyant
wyantgallery.com
wyantinfo@yahoo.com
(317)663-4798

CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH: ‘Dr. Jermaine Gordon among the honourable mentions for 2019’

Jamaican born, Dr. Jermaine Gordon is on the VIP guest list to attend Toronto’s fourth annual TD Bank Black Diamond Ball, to be held at the luxurious Fairmont Royal York Hotel on Saturday, February 23, 2019. As one of the largest celebrations of black history month in North America, the event will be filled with entertainers, business leaders and community members for a night of unforgettable music dance and food by today’s hottest local and international talents.

The event is a black-tie affair and is part of TD Bank’s cultural events, showcasing the past and present accomplishments of Black Canadians in arts, entertainment and culture.

Dr. Jermaine Gordon is the recipient of two awards from The Canadian International Chaplaincy Association/CICA International University and Seminary and The Word of Life Ministries International/WOLMI. Dr. Gordon was honoured for his outstanding contribution to international gospel music and ministry.

Dr. Gordon is also the founder of ‘Inspiring Our Future 360°’, an emerging intervention programme geared towards empowering Jamaican children and youths. With the use of art, music, story-telling and some of the most common habits of success, these black children are motivated and inspired to live purposefully.

Dr. Gordon also launched a new journal, which he hopes to make an even greater impact, as the programme aims to impact another 1,200 children in 2019, bringing them hope, love and healing. Dr. Gordon says, ‘When you dedicate your life and time to doing important things, you meet important people who are also doing important things, what are important things? Anything that is not about you.’

Black Diamond Ball is organized by ArtXperiential, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to support emerging and established artists, encouraging dialogue and experimentation through workshops, events and exhibition opportunities.

Dr. Jermaine Gordon will be in attendance, among over 1,000 other celebrities, dignitaries and artist of all sorts. He is to receive honourable mention during the hosting of the event.

You can get more information from The Jamaican Author and artiste’s official website, www.jermainedgordon.com.