Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films

first_img Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Visual Arts Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films On view August 20, 2017–January 7, 2018 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 11:28 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Lisandro Trepeu, Singin’ in the Rain, 2009. Silkscreen, 29 15/16 x 20 1/16 inches. Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC). Courtesy of the Center for the Study of Political GraphicsHollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films, on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) August 20, 2017–January 7, 2018, assembles approximately 40 Cuban posters publicizing Hollywood films from the 1960s to 2009. Astonishing in their design, stylistic diversity, and artistic skill, these bold and vibrant posters helped create visual literacy among the Cuban population in the decades following the Cuban Revolution. The screenprints go beyond the glossy and celebrity-filled film posters that are ubiquitous in Los Angeles today and reawaken viewers to the nuanced visual signs that inform and shape their worldviews.Produced by the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC) or the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry, the posters were part of an initiative of the revolutionary government to develop cultural awareness and consciousness after Fidel Castro and the guerrilla forces overthrew the dictatorship of Fulgenico Batista in 1959. Today, the posters stand independent of the films they represent. Their magnetism and innovative use of design elements continue to spark conversation and understanding about the role of film, culture, art, and politics in Cuba as well as California.Poster designers working during the early years of the Revolution had few material resources and operated in an almost artisanal manner, using the silkscreen technique. While the limited resources imposed by the U.S. embargo inspired many of the design decisions, revolutionary ideals can also be cited as source material. Screenprints created for Cuban audiences to promote iconic American films, such as Modern Times, Singin’ in the Rain, Cabaret, Schindler’s List, and Silence of the Lambs, are in striking contrast to the vast majority of Hollywood posters for the same films, which formulaically feature faces of the movies’ stars. Instead, the imagery depicted often relates to an iconic element or moment in the film, such the umbrella in Singin’ in the Rain. ICAIC posters employ creativity and free expression as well as a variety of art styles, including Art Nouveau, abstraction, Pop, and Op, many of which mirror the American counter-culture of the times.Selected from the collection of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG), the exhibited posters showcase the range and ingenuity of Cuban screenprinters and provide audiences an opportunity to understand a complex culture from a new perspective. “Based on a shared love of films, Hollywood in Havana identifies commonalities between Cubans and Californians,” says Carol A. Wells, curator of the exhibition and Founder and Executive Director of the CSPG. “The exhibition creates a dialogue not only about these visually stunning and easily approachable posters, but also regarding longstanding stereotypes about Cuba and its government.”During a time when momentous changes are underway for Cuban-American relations, Hollywood in Havana adds to the discourse between the two countries. Presenting Cuban film art in the film capital of the world encourages viewers to consider the power of these posters as well as the printed media and graphic designs that permeate their daily lives. The exhibition demonstrates how art, entertainment, and politics intersect and integrate to influence and reflect cross-cultural communication.Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films is co-organized by the Pasadena Museum of California (PMCA) art in partnership with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG), curated by CSPG Founder and Executive Director Carol A. Wells, and accompanied by a brochure. The exhibition is supported by the PMCA Board of Directors, PMCA Ambassador Circle, and the California Visionary Fund.The exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America. Your email address will not be published. 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Farm Science Review inducting Ardrey and Rose into Hall of Fame

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Farm Science Review will induct Clayton W. Rose III and Jerry Ardrey into the 29th class of honorees for the Review’s Hall of Fame, an honor held by 76 others for their contribution to the event. Jerry ArdreyArdrey is a native of London who has been in the automotive sales industry his entire life. He worked for his family business as a vehicle dealer and continued with the industry for his career selling truck bodies and other accessories. Ardrey also served in the Air National Guard. His generosity toward Farm Science Review is evident as he continues to offer wisdom and business knowledge as well as donations, said Nick Zachrich, manager of Farm Science Review.Ardrey initially connected with Farm Science Review some 50 years ago by providing trucks for exhibitors that were selling dump beds for grain trucks. After just a few years, Ardrey began working for one of the exhibiting companies and continued selling various dump beds for the next 46 years, attending the Review as an exhibitor. He worked for three different companies in the industry, making sure each company participated as an exhibitor at the Review.“Jerry was a model exhibitor for decades at Farm Science Review,” Zachrich said.“He has always been willing to give honest feedback in a professional manner, both when something is great or needs improvement.”Zachrich credits Ardrey’s industry knowledge with helping Farm Science Review managers market the event.“He saw that the products appealed to not just farmers but also to the implement dealers and commercial agricultural suppliers at Farm Science Review,” Zachrich said.In many cases, the sales Ardrey made while exhibiting at the event were to local governments, including townships, counties and even cities.“Ardrey knew that many of the public officials buying trucks were also farmers,” Zachrich said. “His insights have helped management understand how to market Farm Science Review to a wider audience.” Clayton W. Rose IIIRose, a CPA, has been active with the Farm Science Review since 1969 when he started as a student employee while in high school and continued through his graduation from Ohio State in December 1974.While working in public accounting, he remained active at the Review, managing the gate ticket sales.Starting in 1981, he has overseen the gate sales making sure that the money from tickets sold was accounted for and secure.“He is continually evaluating the ticket sales process and recommending practices and procedures to help make the admissions process run more efficiently,” Zachrich said.Rose was a founding member of the Farm Science Review/Farm Operations Alumni Society and served as its chief financial officer since its inception. He also served as its president. With Clay’s leadership, the society and its members have helped endow six different funds through the Ohio State University Foundation.“Clay’s efforts to consistently improve the admissions process at Farm Science Review are a real blessing,” Zachrich said. “Tickets sales are an aspect of Farm Science Review that will most certainly run smoothly during a busy three days because of Clay’s expertise and leadership in this area.”Rose recently retired from Rea & Associates after almost 44 years in public accounting. He has also served in the Dublin community as a member of the Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors for 30 years, the Kiwanis Club of Dublin for 37 years and the Dublin Irish Festival steering committee.last_img read more

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Announcing ReadWriteBiz, Our New Channel on Small-Medium Business

first_imgWe’re pleased to announce the launch of our fourth channel: ReadWriteBiz. This new subsite will be a resource and guide for small to medium businesses, so it’s targeted to an audience somewhere in between our ReadWriteStart channel (startups) and ReadWriteEnterprise (large companies). ReadWriteBiz is sponsored by Yola.com, a website builder and hosting service.We have a new writer for ReadWriteBiz, John Paul Titlow from Philadelphia, PA. Welcome John to the team!ReadWriteWeb continues to expand its content via channels, which are subsites focused on a particular niche. Expect to see more channels launched during 2010. Tags:#biz#Features Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Caring for the Caregiver

first_imgCaregivers often forget that in order to provide proper care to their loved one they must first care for themselves. Caring scenario #1–on an airplane, an oxygen mask descends in front of you. What do you do? As we know, the rule is to put on your oxygen mask before you assist anyone else. Why is this? Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others–same with caregiving.When your needs are taken care of, your wounded warrior will benefit, too. Consider the following tips for staying healthy and learning to ask for help.Staying HealthyStart by taking care of yourself first!Attend regular medical checkups.Take your medications.Eat healthy.Exercise.Establish a regular routine.Get plenty of sleep and rest.Find ways to take breaks from caregiving.Look for humor in caregiving moments. It is important to be able to laugh, even if moments are heartbreaking.Asking for HelpAsking for help is not easy but may be the best way for you to stay healthy and continue giving care. Help others understand your needs by letting them know what they can do to help out and how often you want their assistance.Be honest about what you can and cannot do. Think about everything you do each day.What tasks can other people do to ease your workload?What can others do to make your caregiving responsibilities easier?Run errands.Fix a meal.Clean.Provide child care.Do yard work.Drive wounded warrior to appointments.Caregiving can be both challenging and satisfying. To continue to provide the care your wounded service member needs,  you must care for yourself. Remember to stay healthy and ask for help when needed.last_img read more

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Dis/ability, Race, and Advancing Equity with Families

first_imgThis post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on YouTube. On Sept. 19, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST Dr. Maggie Beneke will conduct a webinar as a part of the Military Families Learning Network Virtual Conference.  During this session she will elaborate on the concepts discussed below.  Additionally, participants in the webinar will walk through the anti-bias framework Dr. Beneke describes in this blog.  To learn more and to register for the virtual conference, click here.by Maggie Beneke, Ph. D.Issues of Inequity at the Intersection of Dis/ability[1] and RaceIn the United States, children continue to face issues of inequity at the intersections of dis/ability and race. For instance, children and youth of Color continue to be over-identified in the categories of emotional behavioral disorder, intellectual dis/ability, and learning dis/ability (Artiles, Kozleski, Trent, Osher, & Ortiz, 2010; Skiba et al., 2008; Zhang, Katsiyannis, Ju, & Roberts, 2014). African American children and youth are more likely than peers with the same dis/ability label to be placed in more restrictive settings (Banks, 2017; Ford & Russo, 2016), leading to lower graduation rates (Reid & Knight, 2006). Moreover, children and youth of Color with dis/abilities are more vulnerable than their White peers to experience school push-out and criminalization through the Preschool to Prison Pipeline (Annamma, 2018), and are disproportionately placed in juvenile incarceration settings (Houchins & Shippen, 2012; Losen, Hodson, Ee, & Martinez, 2015). Taken together, this data reveals how children and youth living at the intersections of dis/ability and race are regularly excluded by educational systems.Power Relationships between Practitioners and FamiliesImportantly, issues of inequity for children and youth of Color may be exacerbated by interactions between their families and professionals. In school contexts, families often have unequal access to institutional power and curricular knowledge (Cheatham & Jimenez-Silva, 2012; Cheatham & Santos, 2011; Hollins, 2011), which may contribute to challenging interactions and miscommunication. Based on these and other factors, practitioners may develop implicit deficit-based views of families of Color (Halgunseth et al., 2009; Hanson & Lynch, 2010; Harry, 2008; Lovelace, Robertson, & Tamayo, 2018), marginalizing families’ roles in educational decision-making. Families’ exclusion from institutional decision making has a long history and can trigger mistrust for families of color (e.g., Harry et al., 2005; Kalyanpur & Harry, 2012). When practitioners and families of Color do not establish strong partnerships, children of Color may have fewer opportunities for success in educational programs (Janus & Duku, 2007). So, what can practitioners do to advance equity? To advance equity for children and families at the intersections of dis/ability and race, practitioners can identify and resist deficit-based ideologies in their day to day interactions (Annamma & Morrison, 2018; Derman-Sparks & Edwards, 2010; Gorski, 2011). An anti-bias framework can scaffold practitioners in addressing individual and institutional bias with children and adults (Kuh, LeeKeenan, Given, & Beneke, 2016). This framework involves: (a) listening to children and families; (b) acknowledging one’s own feelings and biases; (c) gathering information; (d) responding to children and families; and (e) sharing one’s own anti-bias learning. Through this ongoing process of reflection and action (Freire, 1970), practitioners have the opportunity to cultivate equity-driven relationships with families and improve outcomes for children and youth of Color with dis/abilities.To access a reference list, please click here.[1] Following Annamma (2018), I use the slash in dis/ability to highlight ways in which this label is connected to socially constructed values through everyday processes (including language) and which re-inscribe “ability” as a normative, desired standard.last_img read more

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Ginebra flattens NLEX on the road

first_imgPBA IMAGESCALASIAO, PANGASINAN —With five players shooting in twin digits, Barangay Ginebra became the first side to deal NLEX a defeat in the PBA Governors’ Cup as Joe Devance’s 23 points powered the Gin Kings to a 110-97 Petron Saturday Special Game victory at Calasiao Sports Complex here.The Gin Kings wriggled free from a tight first half with a solid effort in the third period, scooting away to an 86-71 lead heading into the final frame which they protected to rise to 3-1 overall.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meanwhile, Meralco tries to remain undefeated and add to KIA Picanto’s woes when teams occupying opposite ends of the standings clash at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao on Sunday.Runners-up here in the most painful way last season, the Bolts tangle with the Picanto in the 6:45 p.m. contest, moments after Blackwater parades NBA veteran Henry Walker in an effort to arrest a woeful start in the 4:30 p.m. game.Only the Bolts and Star remain without a loss after the first two weeks of action.Allen Durham has not skipped a beat since the last time he was here, and Norman Black’s locals have shown so much maturity since last year when Justin Brownlee hit the title series-clinching triple in Game 6 of the Finals for Barangay Ginebra.Walker comes into a Blackwater team sorely lacking in firepower, and the former NLEX import certainly fits that bill and is expected to put some direction into the Elite sagging campaign.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Last boys standing assure PH of bronze medals in boxing tourney LATEST STORIES NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers NLEX thus saw a six-game winning streak dating back to the last conference come to a halt, dropping to 4-1 and giving coach Yeng Guiao more or less a clear picture as to how far his Road Warriors have come since a massive facelift in the off-season.Justin Brownlee racked up 22 points, 13 rebounds and six assists while LA Tenorio added 17 points and seven feeds for the Kings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsScottie Thompson was the only Ginebra starter who failed to finish in twin digits with five but had 11 assists and seven rebounds in another brilliant all-around effort.Aaron Fuller had 20 points and 17 rebounds for the Road Warriors, who still are in their finest start in the Guiao era. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View commentscenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Kangna Ranaut to sport a two piece for Rascals

first_imgKangna RanautClick here to EnlargeThere were speculations galore about whether or not Kangna Ranaut will sport a two- piece for her upcoming film, Rascals. The actress, otherwise known for her uninhibited boldness, reportedly wasn’t in favour of wearing a bikini and gave director David Dhawan a tough time over this.The said scene in true sex bomb fantasy fashion required Kangna to come out of the sea in a bikini. The actress initially agreed to do it and had even started working out on her figure, but developed cold feet right before the scene was to be shot. Or so the story goes. Anyway, it all worked out in the end as Kangna finally did agree to shoot the sensuous scene.The first rushes of the movie show Kangna sporting a white bikini with a black bow, teamed with glares and dark brown high heels, looking uber sexy and flashing some enviable curves.last_img read more

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Healthy Living Alzheimers Clinical Trials

first_img Posted: September 11, 2018 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, September 11, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Every 65 seconds, someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s. Right now there is no known cure or way to prevent the disease, but there are hundreds of studies happening in labs all over the world working to change that- including right here in San Diego.So what is a clinical trial and what’s it like to be in one? Dr. Rema Raman, from the Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute at USC, and Ed Noonan, a clinical study participant from Coronado, joined us in-studio for today’s Healthy Living. KUSI Newsroom Healthy Living: Alzheimer’s Clinical Trialslast_img read more

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Local Boy Scout recognized for bravery after saving his mother

first_img Posted: December 29, 2018 December 29, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Local Boy Scout recognized for bravery after saving his mother KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – He may only be 14 years old, but Boy Scout Myles Harris is a hero that walks among us.Last year, he saved his mother from drowning.This year, he’s been awarded the Medal of Merit for his bravery.Harris, his mother Karmen Harris, father Marc Harris, and his Boy Scout Leader Jim Trageser joined Good Morning San Diego Saturday morning to tell us more about Myles’ heroics. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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