The ART DISTRICT Magazine - Volume 4: Let's Make a Splash!

May 26, 2017  •  1 Comment

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Welcome to the ARt diSTriCt a place where the business of creativity happens! A creative destination where painters, photographers, collectors, designers and art lovers of all kinds gather to connect, collaborate, and celebrate creativity!

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and from the comfort of your living room couch (or take a break from your hectic day at the office) and start exploring our virtual streets filled with fine art and photography from around the world!

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:

This month we spotlight photographer Yuri Lev Hrynyszyn from New Jersey who "attempts to praise or honor the mundane with a sacred light". His work is thoughtful and beautiful. Hopefully you enjoy learning more about him and his artistic style. 

This issue also brings awareness to "World Oceans Day" which lands on June 8th this year. Click on any of the links to read more about how you can help make a difference. Please leave comment and share how you plan to participate...everyone can MAKE A SPLASH!

Volume #4 of the ARt diSTriCt Magazine features the Fine Art America group the ArT diSTriCt  which celebrated its two month anniversary last week. The group continues to be ranked Number One and now boasts over 970 members. It continues to be a hub of activity for its members to connect with art lovers from around the world. The mission here at the magazine is simple: To share with you "the Art Lover" some one-on-one interviews, showcase artists, keep you informed on events, news, promotions and CELEBRATE the creative arts!

Enjoy this video highlighting Black & White Fine Art from the ARt diSTriCt  recent featured artists.

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Please stop by any of our venues ( Facebook Group and Fine Art America Group and Google+ Collection and Pinterest Board ) and visit the virtual streets of the ARt diSTriCtVisit the artists work and don't forget to feed them (they are starving) by sharing their work on social media or purchasing one of Fine Art America's guaranteed prints, canvas, mugs, cards, towels or totes. (did I mention they have a 30-day money back guarantee) How about a one of a kind round towel? They are a great way to show off your art purchase with your friends and family. Purchase this Round towel using Promotion code: XUPZKA for a "MAKE A SPLASH" discount! Or make a donation directly at WorldOceansDay.org

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WORLD OCEAN DAY - LET'S MAKE A SPLASH

How will you celebrate? World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and no matter where you live – you can have an impact! This year the WorldOceansday.org has an Overall theme for the special day

"Our Oceans, Our Future"  

Their action focus is: "Encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future."

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Quite definitely a few of our artists from the ArT disTRict will be venturing out to capture a few images of the ocean in June. We will showcase some of these images for you in an upcoming issue this summer.

Leave a comment sharing how you and your family, friends or business will be helping to make a SPLASH this year!

 

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT - Yuri Lev Hrynyszyn

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What's your story? Please introduce yourself

I'm an adjunct professor of photography at two institutions of higher learning. I spent 30 plus years working in various aspects of the field, including corporate, medical, theater, public relations and editorial. I was based in New York for twenty years before moving to New Jersey.

What does "being creative" mean to you?

Being creative means being passionate about my work and receiving inspiration from a place that's beyond the realm of thought and logic.

What’s your main artistic medium?

Although I didn't coin this term, I consider myself an artographer, one who combines photography with computer manipulation.

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Can you describe the time when you first realized that creating was something you absolutely had to do?

I was working in a microbiology lab and was absolutely miserable. I was writing poetry during working hours when nobody was looking and browsing art journals.

What inspires you?

Nature, women, cultures, ethnic groups, people in general.

Do you have a specialty? 

Portraiture and landscapes are my specialties, if forced to choose one or two. I made money in various aspects of portraiture before teaching and doing fine art full time, which is what I do now.

Which creative medium would you love to pursue but haven’t yet?

I would love to get into video and writing.

What are you trying to communicate with your art? grandma and childgrandma and child

I attempt to praise or honor the mundane with a sacred light. 

What kind of equipment/tools do you use?

I use one DSLR and one computer. Sometimes I employ my external strobes.

What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever created?

My latest series involves the theme of women as seen through fantasy, reality and tradition.

What advice do you have for budding artists and photographers?

It's okay to imitate photographers or artists that you admire, but at some point you have to feel what arouses passion within you. The best advice I can offer young people who are considering art careers is to not count on becoming a star. If you feel absolutely compelled to create, and feel that you'd be unhappy not doing so then by all means take the plunge. However, if you feel that you can do without it and that having a larger income, steady job and a more or less predictable life's more appealing, by all means sell your equipment and run in the other direction.

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What is #1 on your Bucket List?

I wish to visit Italy, Ireland and the Holy land.

Click on the following links or above images to to learn more about Yuri Lev and visit his work!

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Thank you for connecting with us and don't forget to celebrate the arts!

Sing, Dance, Paint, Click...............see you in the Art diSTricT !

Pamela J Williams 

Capturing moments in time is a passion, Sharing those moments with others is a pure joy! #sharepamsart

 

Arts district

**From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An arts district is a demarcated urban area, usually on the periphery of a city center, intended to create a 'critical mass' of places of cultural consumption - such as art galleriesdance clubstheatresart cinemas, music venues, and public squares for performances. Such an area is usually encouraged by public policy-making and planning, but sometimes occurs spontaneously. It is associated with allied service-industry jobs like cafes, printers, fashion outlets, restaurants, and a variety of 'discreet services' (see the back-page small-ads of almost any cultural magazine).

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All Magazine articles are written and sponsored by Pamela Williams Photography 

If interested in being interviewed, advertising or event promotion in the ARt diSTricT contact us at pwilliamsfoto@gmail.com

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Pamela Smale Williams Artography by Pamela(non-registered)
Good reading about Yuri! I've admired his work on FAA & look forward to seeing more! Loving the special features here Pam, keep up the good works! :) Pamela
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