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Obama Awards 2013 National Medals of Arts & Humanities

Washington, D.C.  This afternoon, the President and the First Lady honored the 2013 National Medals of the Arts and Humanities recipients at the White House. The President told the recipients that their “accomplishments enrich our lives and reveal something about ourselves and our country.” This year’s recipients consisted of a diverse array of individuals and groups who [...]

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Curiator: What is the Art You Care About?

New York, N.Y.  Whether you are a curator, artist, serious art collector or just someone who wants to learn more about art, you can now explore, collect and share visual art online through new digital platform Curiator.  Launched in April 2014 by founders Tobias Boonstoppel and Moenen Erbuer, Curiator allows users to build a personal, digital [...]

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Pomona Cultural Center Presents Multimedia Arts Exhibition

Pomona, N.Y.  The Pomona Cultural Center is pleased to announce the Spring 2014 Art Exhibition, CURVES, a selection of multimedia works by Barbara Galazzo, Carla Goldberg and Ricardo Fuentes. The exhibition embodies an abstract expression for each artist’s imagination and depicts their love, beauty, and artistic vision, through the various styles, use of color, texture, shape, material, and medium.  Creations [...]

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Indo-American Arts Council at 15 with Who’s Who of S. Asian Celebs

New York, N.Y.  No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything I had hoped for and more.  More than 250 of New York’s crème de la crème packed the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Performing Arts to raise a [...]

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2013: Hindus Finish Lord Ganesh Celebration

New Delhi, India.  Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is the Hindu festival of Lord Ganesh. It is a 10-day festival marking the birthday of Ganesh, who is widely worshipped for auspicious beginnings. Ganesh is the patron of arts and sciences, and the deity of intellect and wisdom.   Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated all [...]

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Indo-American Arts Council Yearns for NYC Home

New York, N.Y.  The Indo-American Arts Council was born in 1998, to build an awareness of the artists and artistic disciplines of India in mainstream America. Fifteen years ago the art and culture of the Indian subcontinent was invisible in this amazing, diverse cultural landscape.      Like the citizens of the United States, the Indo-American [...]

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The I Am Afghanistan Exhibition at Rogue Space | Chelsea NYC

New York, N.Y.  Children from one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in Afghanistan will exhibit their artworks for the first time Oct. 3-6 at Rogue Space | Chelsea in New York. The children are Hazara, an ancient clan with historic ties to the Mongolian empire of Genghis Khan, who are now fighting for survival amid the current [...]

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Despite Risks, Tokyo Takes Summer Olympics 2020

Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics in 2020, after beating Istanbul and Madrid in the final push for the coveted honor. The Japanese capital last hosted the Games in 1964. Madrid was eliminated Saturday in the first round of voting by the International Olympics Committee after final presentations in Argentina’s capital, Buenos [...]

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