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23
Nov
13

Downtown Symbolism Comes Alive at Artist vs Architect

On Nov.14, Dallas’ One Arts Plaza was a stunning collage of innovative art and conversational architecture that united artists and attendees from all over the metroplex and beyond. Participating sponsors included Fiat, Veev, Matthew Shelley Photography and Patron Magazine to name a few.

The featured artists and architects were paired off by a panel of experts in the two fields and creatively “dueled it out” via canvases, sculptures, oil paintings, photography and other avenues of superb and  virtuous expression.

Upon review of all submissions, the  12  pairs of artists and architects were given two themes and were to  create a collaborative piece and an individual piece of work. A third artistic piece was optional for all contestants.

Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity and pleasure of bidding via silent auction on all of the created works. Additionally a select few pieces, were placed in a live auction for bid during the evening. All proceeds from the auction were donated to a chosen charity beneficiary.

Host Leeanne Locken

Host Leeanne Locken

After hours of awe-inspiring artwork, mingling,  libations and high energy music, topped off with the beautiful host and charity enthusiast Leeanne Locken as MC for the evening, the voting was declared over and the winning pairs were announced. 

Congratulations to the 2013 AvA Winner architect Gardner Vass of Perkins+Will. This piece is called Grove Avenue NO.22 —

Congratulations to the 2013 AvA Winner architect Gardner Vass of Perkins+Will. This piece is called Grove Avenue NO.22 —

Winner Ali Golzad and his piece Castle Shadows.

Winner Ali Golzad and his piece Castle Shadows.

What intrigued us so much about all the collaborations of the contest was how well the artists worked together. Was everyone able to work well with their partners? Were they able to find common ground on their creations? Winners Ali Golzad and Meredith Quigley were surely able to.

“From the start when we met it was very clear that our understanding of our roles as individuals living on this planet was very close. which made it easy for us to decide early on
what type of project we wanted to work on,” said Golzad. “With this piece we just wanted to tell the story of many people who live in the shadows of the big corporations and government, working hard every day towards their dreams.”

Congratulations were soon due to the  2013 AvA Winner architect Gardner Vass of Perkins+Will and the collaborative winners artist Ali Golzad & architect Meredith Quigley from OMNIPLAN. Special recognition went to Hai Nguyen for being pour artist favorite of the night. 

WINNER Hai Nguyen stands next to his piece Rorschach X Dallas Google Earth.

WINNER Hai Nguyen stands next to his piece Rorschach X Dallas Google Earth.

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At this point, I also came up with the name of my piece, “Dallas 12 & 4”. These numbers refer back to the shadow-lines at certain times of the day in the 3-D model, 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. I thought at these moments, that the shadow-lines were the most interesting as they created new relationships between building planes and also surfaced as new objects within my diagram. In order to create a hierarchy within the model, I used color to better distinguish the two times of day,” explained Amador Saucedo of his 3-D piece.

We wanted to incorporate both structural elements and emotional elements in a way that would delightfully surprise people… a piece that looked nothing like an architectural design, nor a piece of photographic art. Sean & I both wanted it to be a whimsical, fun, yet aesthetically pleasing and functional design, proving the truth that “Less Is More,”

said photographer Carolyn Collins about her collab piece with artist Sean O’Brien.

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New Dallas resident Andrew Cortez,

“was fascinated by the sprawling urban fabric and the vast network of interconnected roads that weave throughout the metro. This was the story I wanted to tell with my piece. I wanted to abstractly share a journey through the city, experiencing the vibrant life and energy within it, and the spontaneous moments that occur when a new piece of it is discovered.”

Cortez’s piece Anxious Awakening reminds us of the abstract vivid-ness of Deep Ellum, a sector of Dallas that the artist has yet to explore, but coincidentally has heard a lot about.

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“What inspires my art and design, specifically for 4000, was to see how far you can push the formal and physical limits of common items by adding a simple “connector.” In this case the item was 4000 binder clips and the “connector” was 70 pieces of thin piano wire,” informed Sean O’Brien.

“Most of the time when people see it they don’t realize that it’s binder clips…and when they do, the reaction is mixed. Some people are confused, and others laugh but I think everyone is intrigued.
Personally as a designer, I like to incorporate humor into my work when I can. This happened to be the perfect storm of poetic form and irony, ” he added.

The  silent and live auction raised over $10K for Family Compass (formerly known as Child Abuse Prevention Center.)

If you missed @AVAcontest, the art is available for e-auction. Click here ( http://t.co/t90VqP4JZa ) or email auction@artistvsarchitect.com today to place your bids. And be sure to stop by the One Arts Plaza in the Arts District. to view each piece for yourself.

21
Aug
13

Hollywood in a Mouthful!!

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Caption: Kanye says Kim is the love of his life Friday on Kris.

SURPRISE!!Kanye Releases First Photos of North West

Kanye is set to be a guest on grandma Kris Jenners talk show on Friday 3pm CST. He will be bringing pics of baby North with him. The episode was taped earlier in the week. He will reportedly also talk about how we was in love with Kim from the moment he saw her, and always wanted to be with her. (awwww!! ain’t that mushy!)

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Dick van Dyk Rescued From Burning Vehicle in LA

Veteran actor Dick van Dyk later joked about being pulled from his burning vehicle by a passerby, but we sure hope he’s as grateful.

The Jaguar became engulfed in flames on a LA freeway. Motorist Jason Pennington saw Dyk slumped over the steering wheel.

Van Dyks 41 year old wife came to the scene to pick up her husband. Later, the Actor tweeted a picture of the completely charred and destroyed car saying: ‘Used Jag for sale REAL CHEAP!!’

Jodi Arias Stalked a Previous Boyfriend

HLN host Jane Velez Mitchell recently reported new details about the Jodi Arias murder trial. Apparently, the convicted murderer had stalked another boyfriend before Travis Alexander; in a very similar manner than the deceased. However, the details were never revealed in the case.

Arias was found guilty, but has yet to be sentenced. She is due back in court on Monday.

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Kanye West Jokes With Paparazzi

29
Jul
13

Friends and Peers say Goodbye to Kidd Kraddick

Items very sad day in the radio industry as Dallas’ most beloved radio personality passed on suddenly this morning.
Continue reading ‘Friends and Peers say Goodbye to Kidd Kraddick’

01
Jul
13

BET Awards Drama!!

Amarosa and Claudia Jordan Duel

Amarosa called Claudia a “stupid bitch!” Then Amarosa’s mom pushed Claudia, and Claudia pushed back! Then the cops were called and escorted them off the red carpet.

Chris Tucker Dissapointed BET Watchers

As we predicted, Chris Tucker just couldn’t keep the laughs coming at last night’s BET Awards. I mean, come on Chris, it’s time to let the Michael Jackson impersonation go (especially after this week.)

Devastating Evidence Surfaces of Michael Jackson Pedophilia | Journalicious! https://thejournalista.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/devastating-evidence-surfaces-of-michael-jackson-pedophilia/

After fans started hammering Tucker on Twitter, friend Mike Epps hurried to his defense, tweeting

“Respect to Chris Tucker it’s hard to do live TV and hosting an award TV show. #BETAwards2013.”

Close eye on Miguel

BET execs had a close watch on Miguel , who behaved himself and didn’t jump into the crowd this go ’round and injure some unsuspecting fan.

Miguel won the night’s first award, best male R&B pop artist, beating out Brown, Timberlake, Usher and Bruno Mars.

“I got to really give it up to all the other guys in this category,” Miguel said.

Don Cheadle presented Miguel with the award, and dedicated the night to the ailing Nelson Mandela.

Click here to watch Don Cheadle’s words of hope to Nelson Mandela.

Meagan Flaunts the Goods on the Red Carpet

Although Wendy Williams and fashion critics slammed Meagan Good’s low cut dress, saying she should’ve pushed up the boobies a lot more, men all over social media expressed their infatuation for the gorgeous actress.

Ciara’s SO SEXY in Black

Watch Ciara Perform Body Party

Eve Needs to Perfect her Ghetto Look

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Miguel performs at BET Awards.

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Mariah looked simply beautiful and stunning as she performed in all white. And she managed to stay clear of co-star/arch rival Nicki Minaj all night.

18
May
13

Hollywood…in a Mouthful!

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Erykah Badu has her Eyes on Kendrick Lamar?

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Rihanna to Play Role of Josephine Baker?

Producer W Lance Williams believes the pop princess would bring the role to life. Of course she possesses the raw sexuality and vivacious persona of the 20’s icon, we’re not too sure RiRi could pull off the acting or Bakers’s European accent.

Kanye West to Perform on SNL season Finale

But don’t expect him to participate in any skits. Ben Affleck is the host this Saturday. And of course Yeezy had some choice words for SNL… That’s means a rant!

“[I had a friend ask me, ‘Are you gonna go on] SNL and you’re going to do like a skit about the paparazzi and shit and like humanize yourself?’ I ain’t here to apologize to no motherf—ers man,” West reportedly said, according to Complex.

“Hell nah I ain’t doing no motherf—ing SNL skits, this my goddamn life. This ain’t no motherf—ing joke. That’s it. Stop that s— right there.”

Check out Kanye’s latest rant below.

click here!

21
Apr
13

Hollywood…in a Mouthful!

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Jay-Z gets out of his Maybach, Monday afternoon wearing an Alexander Wang Double Breasted Long Leather Sleeved Trench Coat, a Don C Fitted, and Celine ID Bracelet.

Jay-Z Gives up Stake in The Nets for Roc Nation

Jay-Z is selling his stake in The Nets. The mogul just launched his Roc Nation sports division that will represent athletes, however representing athletes and owning stakes in a sports team is considered a conflict of interest by the NFL.

But “I’ll be a Net forever,” proclaimed Jay.

Kim K and Kris Humphries’ Divorce Petition Granted by Judge

So looks like the divorce could come just in time for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby to be born over the summer.

No More Khloe on X Factor

Khloe Kardashians meddling momager Kris Jenner is the supposed reason why Khloe has been fired! Kris had the nerve to tell producers to fire the awesome co-star Mario Lopez… And hire another Kardashian! By the way, Mario is returning.

Miley and Liam are Engagement Officially Off?
Miley finally caught Liam texting January Jones. So Miley has stopped wearing her ring again.

Beyonce got Smacked Around in Serbia

Beyonce got mushed in the face by one attendee and even got her hair pulled by another fan. LMAO ! I think every celebrity needs some reality snacked into them every now and then. Watch how Bey looks at the fan that basically slaps her in the face.

WATCH THE FOOTAGE!

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Joseline Says she and Stevie J Will Have Baby PLUS is she Related to Rihanna?

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20
Jul
12

Idris Elba, Don Cheadle, Loretta Divine and More Top Nominees for 2012 Primetime Emmys

Hilarious Jimmy Kimmel announced the names in his best pajamas. We’ve got a great Emmy monologue to look forward to!

On Thursday, Jimmy Kimmel  and Kerry Washington hosted and announced the 2012  Primetime Emmy Nominations  and African Americans are definitely representing with a plethora of actors possibly taking the award home. Top nominations include:

Idris Elba for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie on Luther

Don Cheadle for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series on House of Lies

Maya Rudolph for Outstanding Guest Actress on SNL

Giancarlo Esposito for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series on Breaking Bad

Loretta Divine for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series on Grey’s Anatomy

Herbie Hancock for Outstanding Special Class Program on Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic Celebrate Gershwin (Great Perfomances)

The 2012 Emmy Awards will air live Sunday, September 23 on ABC and be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

 




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