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50 Years in the Making: Architect Barton Myers’s Retrospective
Architecture / Culture / United States of America

50 Years in the Making: Architect Barton Myers’s Retrospective

Between now and Dec. 12, UCSB’s Art, Design, and Architecture Museum (AD&A) is hosting an exhibition titled “Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism” — a retrospective based on Myers’ 50 years of designs in architecture. Marked with various vintage and contemporary designs, the exhibition ranges from Myer’s earliest works in 1970s to the 2010s. … Continue reading »

‘Buying Local Products Will Pay Off Soon’
Culture / Economy / Zimbabwe

‘Buying Local Products Will Pay Off Soon’

BUY Zimbabwe Campaign, in partnership with other stakeholders, is set to host the inaugural Buy Zimbabwe week in Bulawayo early next month in a bid to conscientise people about the need to buy locally-produced products. Speaking in Bulawayo last week, Buy Zimbabwe’s business development executive, Alois Burutsa, said Bulawayo companies had suffered due to the … Continue reading »

‘Experience Cuba’ Exhibit Features Handcrafted Books
Art / Cuba / Culture

‘Experience Cuba’ Exhibit Features Handcrafted Books

Where there is political struggle, there is almost always art. The Ediciones Vigia is a press in Cuba, founded in 1985, that has been a haven for artists and writers, many of whom have difficulty finding materials to work with. Many of these artists work collaboratively to create beautiful handmade books. The books are from the University … Continue reading »

German Colonists’ Heritage in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan / Culture / Germany / Lifestyle

German Colonists’ Heritage in Azerbaijan

Newcomers in any country usually look for authentic and interesting things. Azerbaijan is a wellspring of such attractions. The country shows not only one side of its national development, but also the bright palette of different cultures, traditions and nations. The first thing you hear about Azerbaijan is that it is one of the most … Continue reading »

Greek Bakers Encircle Monument with Ring Bread
Culture / Food / Greece

Greek Bakers Encircle Monument with Ring Bread

Greek bakers in the northern city of Thessaloniki have made a giant “koulouri,” a ring bread similar to a bagel, around the city’s most visible monument, the medieval White Tower. The bread, 165 meters (540 feet) in diameter, weighed 1.35 tons before baking. A “koulouri” is a staple snack, sold mostly by street vendors. Of Turkish provenance, … Continue reading »

French Artist Creates Installation Piece at Lambertille Gallery
Art / Culture / France

French Artist Creates Installation Piece at Lambertille Gallery

  World-renowned french artist and sculptor Julien Gardair will be creating a site-specific installation of lacerated suede in the windows of the Jeffrey Meier Gallery for the opening of Meier’s 2014 Fall Show “Before You Go.’ The piece will be unveiled Friday night, Oct. 24, from 6-9 p.m. The installation builds on the Jeffrey Meier … Continue reading »

Architect Remembered for Work
Architecture / Culture / England

Architect Remembered for Work

From his roots in Martinsville, Robert Lewis Turner built a career in architecture that included the design for what became a major business and financial district in London. His accolades included those of the president of Portugal. Turner led a number of high-profile architectural projects worldwide, including the design of the Atlantico Pavilion in Lisbon, … Continue reading »