Jul 28, 2009

Painting Course

As part of their Community Education program, York College is offering a Painting course.
Location: York College
Days: Mondays
Dates: Oct. 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 2009
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Tuition: $90

"This course is for persons who always wanted to learn to paint. It will cover painting basics, brush control, shading, color mixing, and much more. This course will give you the how-to's of painting and get you started."

For more information, email oced@ycp.edu or call 717-815-1451

Jul 27, 2009

Writing Course Offered

As part of their Community Education program, York College is offering "How to Write and Publish a Novel."

Location: York College

Days: Tuesdays

Dates: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov. 3/10, 17, 24, 2007

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Tuition: $160

"Have you ever thought about writing a book but weren't sure how to go about it? Would you like to know who to put your ideas in writing, create a plot, find time to write, properly format your manuscript, and choose a publisher? This course will answer all these questions and more."

For more info, call 717-815-1451 or email oced@ycp.edu

Digital Photography Class

York College is offering a Digital Photography class as part of their Community Eduction program. After reading the class information, it sounds really awesome. Click here to read the details. Here is the blippet that is in their print material:

This class is designed for those who want to learn about the digital camera and how to use it creatively, how to communicate with the computer, edit, create video/slide shows, and much more.

But you can get way more info on their website. Check it out! The price seems to be good, too.

grace & peace ~ deAnn

Comment Magazine

Any time I hear of something that artists' or writers' may be interested in, I post it here on the Arts blog. Check this one out. You can also sign up for email newsletters from Comment Magazine. Grace & peace ~ deAnn

Comment Magazine is seeking contributors for its weekly 1,000 Words feature. They showcase emerging and established photographers, painters and other visual artists, by posting a new photo online each week with accompanying artist statements. Participating artists receive exposure to 3,500 weekly readers, and two years' complimentary subscription to the quarterly print Comment.

Comment invites artists to submit a piece of work to be considered for inclusion in this feature. It will be reviewed and, if accepted, prepared for web publication online. Invite your friends, colleagues and family members to join this exciting feature, and become a part of the Comment community! To participate, email managing editor Dan Postma at: dpostma@cardus.ca.

Jul 25, 2009

Arts Night @ Common Grounds

Arts Night @ Common Grounds
Come meet the artist, Ramon Trevino, hear his journey from “Wasted:1” to “Redeemd:1,” learn about the graffiti culture, and see Ramon demonstrate his art work.

Friday, August 14
7:00—9:00 pm
in the Coffee Bar @ LW, Common Grounds

Jul 23, 2009

Jul 22, 2009

The Heart Behind the Art ~ Online

If you've not been to the LW coffee bar, Common Grounds, recently, stop by and check out Ramon Trevino's graffiti fine art.

To read Ramon's awesome story of redemption, click here to read the gallery companion booklet online, The Heart Behind the Art.
Grace & peace ~ deAnn

Jul 16, 2009

Redeemd:1 at Gallery @ Common Grounds

The Gallery @ Common Grounds
Check out the graffiti artwork of Redeemd:1, Ramon Trevino in the coffee bar at Living Word Community Church. Exhibit runs from July 19 - August 23, 2009

"The Heart Behind the Art" ~ Ramon Trevino

I call myself a Graffiti Fine-Artist. My roots as an artist are in graffiti, but I also enjoy using other mediums and styles of painting. I started drawing around the age of 10. I watched my older brother draw and he really inspired me. When I was around 12, I moved to Lancaster City, PA from Pasadena, TX and, being influenced by the “City Hip Hop” lifestyle, my attention was quickly drawn to graffiti art. There was something about drawing letters, twisting and bending them, and using spray paint to color and blend them in different styles, that attracted me; it seemed like the possibilities for designs were endless. When I was 14 or so I moved to Florida for one school year. Often, we traveled to Miami and I was captivated by the huge murals along the highway; that became my inspiration and motivation to begin to pursue graffiti art. I began to buy paint and I rode around on my bicycle painting the backside of mini malls. At that time my art represented “being the best” or just being “creative.”
Shortly after that school year we moved back to PA where I got into drugs and chasing girls. I stopped doing art for a while because I was so distracted by trying to find out who I was. On rare occasions when I drew, it was very dark and mostly related to drugs or other immoral things. This went on through high school, which I barely passed. Surprisingly, in 1996 I was accepted to an art school. It was there that I developed a taste for drinking, drug use, and unhealthy relationships. Finally, I reached the end of myself. I began attending church once again and in 1997 I decided to live for Jesus. I joined the Marines later that year and halfway through my four-year tour God gave me a vision which unlocked my buried desire to be a graffiti artist.

Back in the day my graffiti name was “Wasted: 1” inspired by my poor lifestyle. While walking the streets of Waikiki, HI, I shared with my wife the new desire I had to become a graffiti artist. However, now living for Jesus, my art had to be different because I was different. I had to come up with a new name, so we started rattling off positive words that had to do with our faith in Jesus. And so was birthed “Redeemd: 1” and spelled wrong because I had to be creatively different. I’m also known as “Red: 1,” for short.

I didn’t know what it would look like, but I knew I loved Jesus and I loved graffiti art. As a young child I always had this dream of being an artist, and during the last five years God awakened that dream in me once again. Up until this point I always thought of my art as a “nice Christian hobby,” but after attending a weekend seminar on God-given destiny I realized that He had bigger plans for me. This came while I was pastoring youth and I struggled with my identity. Finally, after months of prayer, life-coaching, and soul-searching, God gave my wife and me the green light to step out and pursue the dream He had given me as a child to be a full-time artist.
What is the dream that’s lingering in your heart?
Ramon Trevino, Redeemd:1

Reflection Image by Carolyn H.

Carolyn took this image inside the Luray Caverns, VA. If you've not been there - you must go, it's so awesome! The image above is little pool of mineral-saturated water that, honestly, looks like part of the cave, stalactites and stalagmites. Meaning, it doesn't even look like a reflection = it's that perfect. The water is still and as flat as glass. It's stunning.

Thank you, Carolyn, for sharing your photo (which brings back to my mind the beauty that cavern possesses.)

grace & peace ~ deAnn

Jul 15, 2009

Reflection Images

I've received some awesome reflection images as part of our July Photo Challenge. Head over to the Aperture blog and check out the last several posts.

Keep the camera handy, you never know what you might see...

grace & peace ~ deAnn

Reflection Image by Heather C.

This is so cute - Heather's son, sleeping. Love it!
thanks for submitting your image.
Keep the camera handy, you never know what you might see.
grace & peace ~ deAnn

Jul 14, 2009

Deb W.'s Reflections

See the person's reflection in the sign?

Reflection in the sunglasses.

Eye reflection, crazy! :0)

Thanks Deb, for sending me your reflection images!
grace & peace ~ deAnn

Jul 13, 2009

Kevin's Reflections

The photo above is a beautifully colored image taken by Kevin Henderson. He has a Flickr.com photostream. To see his other reflection images, click here.

I have a few more images to upload from our photograhers regardring the PHOTO Challenge theme: Reflections. There's been some amazing images sent in. I'm sorry for the delay! It's no excuse, but it's been a very busy two weeks for me. I'm getting caught up now. :0) Thanks for the grace.

Enjoy Kevin's images. They are stunning.

grace & peace ~ deAnn

Jul 9, 2009

Laughing Can Change the World

Creative Potential ~ what would happen if you lived fully into your God-given creative potential?

For a warm laugh ~ click here.

Grace & peace ~ deAnn

Jul 8, 2009

Lisa's Reflection Images

Very nice, Lisa! Thanks for allowing me to add your images to the PhotoChallenge: Reflections. Anyone else have any to share? Email them to me!
Slow down and move quielty through your day, examine the world around you. Capture moments through your lens and share them with others...
grace & peace ~ deAnn

Jul 7, 2009

Photo Challenge - "Reflection"

So, all you photographers out there - are you getting any creative REFLECTION images? Above is one I took yesterday while at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Can you name where this was taken?? Remember to email me you reflection image(s) by Friday, 7/10 and I'll upload them on the APERTURE blog. For more info on this photo-challenge, click here. Have fun!!

~ grace & peace ~ deAnn

Photograph by deAnn Roe of Vertical Creativity (c) 2009