How was it Done.

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An email conversation between lee Broom and a photographer friend about an extrordinary flower photo.

PF:  Hey magical mystery mind! LOL

The past couple days, I can’t seem to pull myself away from the computer. Feeling guilty cuz the weather is just so-darn-nice! So many things to look up and learn about!!! Looking for a Photoshop technique that will teach how to do this. Really like the pastel painterly effect.

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Lee: HERE’S my guess; the image is really the same image twice. The background is a close-up of the zinnia or whatever it is and has been blurred to disguise the distortion of separating pixels. The closer image is then overlaid atop the fuzzy close-up. The complimentary colors in the background are the opposite of those in front, so perhaps the background is a negative image.

The lack of tech knowledge forces me to use my often flawed imagination. Whaddaya think?

PS: I am typing with my right middle finger while eating sour dough bread and an avocado and a fresh hothouse tomato. Beautiful image.

PF: Wow! You are great at figuring this out! You should be doing Photoshop!!!

I was kind of thinking in the same direction. Without spending a zillion hours to tweak this, was looking for the ‘recipe’ of directions to do this.

Was your photo below taken at the City Hall Gallery? Are those photos or paintings??

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Your sandwich sounds delish… I’m hungry.

Lee:  The current show is photography.

Phoenix Icons: The Art of Our Historic Landmarks,’ features photographs of more than 30 historic Phoenix landmarks, by Patrick Madigan and Michael Lundgren.The exhibit is the second in a series of rotating exhibitions from the city’s historic Municipal Art Collection of 1,000 artworks.”
I’ll send you a book of printed images from the show.
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How It was Done

 Lee_Broom

An email conversation between Lee Broom and a photographer friend about an extrordinary flower photo. (Repost from 5/5/2013.)

PF: Hey magical mystery mind! LOL

The past couple days, I can’t seem to pull myself away from the computer. Feeling guilty cuz the weather is just so-darn-nice! So many things to look up and learn about!!! Looking for a Photoshop technique that will teach how to do this. Really like the pastel painterly effect.

 

Lee: HERE’S my guess; the image is really the same image twice. The background is a close-up of the zinnia or whatever it is and has been blurred to disguise the distortion of separating pixels. The closer image is then overlaid atop the fuzzy close-up. The complimentary colors in the background are the opposite of those in front, so perhaps the background is a negative image.

The lack of tech knowledge forces me to use my often flawed imagination. Whaddaya think?

PS: I am typing with my right middle finger while eating sour dough bread and an avocado and a fresh hothouse tomato. Beautiful image.

PF: Wow! You are great at figuring this out! You should be doing Photoshop!!!

I was kind of thinking in the same direction. Without spending a zillion hours to tweak this, was looking for the ‘recipe’ of directions to do this.

Was your photo below taken at the City Hall Gallery? Are those photos or paintings??

 

Your sandwich sounds delish… I’m hungry.

Lee: The current show is photography.

Phoenix Icons: The Art of Our Historic Landmarks,’ features photographs of more than 30 historic Phoenix landmarks, by Patrick Madigan and Michael Lundgren.The exhibit is the second in a series of rotating exhibitions from the city’s historic Municipal Art Collection of 1,000 artworks.”

 

I’ll send you a book of printed images from the show.

A Moment in the Life of Docent

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Hi Gary.
What a surprising visit yesterday. Your story, your self-perceived purpose and the changing specifics of your goals made for a stimulating conversation. One never really knows what gets the most attention from one’s audience so I offer you my own impression of this memorable event.
I listened deliberately to your words, not realizing the extent to which my own life’s biases were filtering your ideas and fitting them into my own (I dislike it when others do that to me.). And suddenly you began talking about the process of live interaction with other scholars and the benefits thereof, to all involved. I tend to view scholars as members of Jung’s silent army of introverts (we are quite okay, thank you) and then this…..Did I agree?……..”Yes”, I said to myself. “Yes, I do.”
After you left, the lady who was signing in at the time, spoke up, (well not quite “up”); she was difficult to understand. She was complaining, mostly to herself, that until recently she had a career as a well-known calligrapher and now she had trouble signing her name. She went on to complain that she had enjoyed singing, that she had always enjoyed a beautiful soprano voice and that now she was reduced to slurring every word and in voice with a tremor and no volume control.
I asked about her career and about future plans. We had a short but lively conversation, once I  learned to understand her. Unable to read her name or to understand her introduction, I think she may be Annie.
We moved from our own short biographies to those of the Artists.  I gave Annie the deluxe tour, discussing the personalities of the engravers on display and answered her questions.
As we moved from the rear of the gallery back into the front room we encountered another visitor. Attention now focusing on us, his eyes betraying the difficulty with which his brain was making a transition to something more surprising than two people coming his way, the visitor’s eyes widened , his pupils grew large and his voice practically shouted, “Annie. Dear Annie, where have you been. I haven’t seen you in months. And I knew that Annie was moving on.
I’ll let you know if I am able to arrange a meeting with your friend. Max.
Nice meeting you, Gary.
Enjoy your weekend.
Lee.

How was it Done.

lee_broom

An email conversation between lee Broom and a photographer friend about an extrordinary flower photo.

PF:  Hey magical mystery mind! LOL

The past couple days, I can’t seem to pull myself away from the computer. Feeling guilty cuz the weather is just so-darn-nice! So many things to look up and learn about!!! Looking for a Photoshop technique that will teach how to do this. Really like the pastel painterly effect.

ScreenShot2013-05-04at10.26.15AM

Lee: HERE’S my guess; the image is really the same image twice. The background is a close-up of the zinnia or whatever it is and has been blurred to disguise the distortion of separating pixels. The closer image is then overlaid atop the fuzzy close-up. The complimentary colors in the background are the opposite of those in front, so perhaps the background is a negative image.

The lack of tech knowledge forces me to use my often flawed imagination. Whaddaya think?

PS: I am typing with my right middle finger while eating sour dough bread and an avocado and a fresh hothouse tomato. Beautiful image.

PF: Wow! You are great at figuring this out! You should be doing Photoshop!!!

I was kind of thinking in the same direction. Without spending a zillion hours to tweak this, was looking for the ‘recipe’ of directions to do this.

Was your photo below taken at the City Hall Gallery? Are those photos or paintings??

004

Your sandwich sounds delish… I’m hungry.

Lee:  The current show is photography.

Phoenix Icons: The Art of Our Historic Landmarks,’ features photographs of more than 30 historic Phoenix landmarks, by Patrick Madigan and Michael Lundgren.The exhibit is the second in a series of rotating exhibitions from the city’s historic Municipal Art Collection of 1,000 artworks.”
I’ll send you a book of printed images from the show.

Arizona Commision on the Arts: Extension Announcement.

IMG_0003The application deadline for the fiscal year 2014 grants cycle for organizations and schools is next Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11:59pm. Grant Guides and information can be found on the Arizona Commission on the Arts website at http://www.azarts.gov/grants/organizations-and-schools/guides/.

Please be advised: As a government agency, the Arts Commission is not able to offer any exceptions or extensions to the grants deadline.

Please pay special attention to the following reminders.

  • All Applicants: All applicants to the Arts Commission’s Grants to      Organizations and Schools are required to create a new profile in GO!EGOR,      the new online application system, this year. If your organization is a      previous grantee of the Arts Commission, the login information your      organization previously used in EGOR will not work in GO!EGOR.
  • Community Investment Grant      (CIG) Applicants:      Organizations applying to the Community Investment Grant program are      required to enter financial data through the Arizona Cultural Data Project      (AZCDP) as part of the application process. Applicants must generate a CDP      Funder Report consisting of FY12 and FY11 “Review Complete” financial data      through the Arizona CDP website. Review the guidelines for more information.Also, all organizations are required to submit a full application for      FY14. The CIG program may return to an alternate year review cycle in      FY15.

Arts Commission offices will be open until 5pm on Thursday, March 21, 2013 for applicant assistance. The Arts Commission does not advise waiting until the day of the deadline to submit applications. Applicants report that the online application system slows significantly on the day of the deadline due to the volume of traffic on the server.

Questions regarding GO!EGOR?
Contact Ginny Berryhill, Grants and Information Technology Manager at gberryhill@azarts.gov or 602-771-6528.

Questions regarding the Cultural Data Project?
Contact Patrick Fanning, Arts Commission Special Projects Coordinator at pfanning@azarts.gov or 602-771-6529, or the Cultural Data Project Help Desk.

Together we can imagine an Arizona where everyone can participate in and experience the arts.

2012 End of Year Message from the Arts Commission

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2012 End of Year Message from the Arts Commission

On behalf of the Staff and Commissioners of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, we thank you for your support in 2012. Your ongoing collaboration with us to ensure all Arizonans have meaningful opportunities to participate in and experience the arts continues to drive our work on behalf of Arizona’s arts and culture sector.
A few milestones from 2012:

  • The Arts Commission achieved a 10-year reauthorization with bipartisan support from the Arizona State Legislature. HB2265’s success is attributable to a monumental statewide effort: a yearlong collaboration between artists, arts educators, administrators, board members, advocates and bipartisan elected officials.
  • State Senator Al Melvin, working closely with the Arts Commission and members of the Arizona literary community, sponsored Senate Bill 1348 to establish a Poet Laureate position for the State of Arizona. The bill received broad bipartisan support in both State Legislative chambers and was signed into law by Governor Brewer in May 2012. The inaugural Arizona Poet Laureate will be appointed in 2013.
  • Commissioners approved a renovation of grant programs for organizations and schools in alignment with grantmaking objectives of the Arts Commission:
    • To put Arizona citizens first.
    • To incentivize best practices and innovative strategies which prioritize fiscal ingenuity and encourage broad participation and engagement.
    • To ensure that the state’s investment in arts and culture reflects Arizona’s diverse population and evolving demographics.
  • In partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, the Arts Commission hosted the second Joint Arts Education Conference. The conference convened 175 arts education and arts learning providers from across the state for a full day of professional development, including in-depth sessions on the intersection between the Arts and Common Core Standards.
  • The Arts Commission launched a new Fast-Track grant program, to support partnerships between arts and culture organizations, chambers of commerce and convention and visitors bureaus. The next deadline for this program is January 25, 2013.
  • Social media efforts of the Arts Commission yielded 6600 likes on Facebook, and continue to provide a forum for resource-sharing and virtual convening.
  • Efforts of the The Choice is Art campaign and the leadership of the Arts Commission secured over $30,000 in new support from individuals and foundations to the Arizona ArtShare Endowment.
  • Arizona’s participation in Poetry Out Loud, a contest that encourages our nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation, grew to over 12,000 Arizona high school students and 52 schools from across the state.
  • The agency relaunched and expanded the reach of its granting program for individual artists, the Artist Research and Development Grant. 2013 grantees were announced in late December 2012.
  • The Arizona Commission on the Arts delivered funding to bring arts experiences to Arizonans in all areas of the state, through festivals, artist residencies, and exhibitions and performances that are unique to our state.

Arts experiences capture and crystallize things that are not always easy to say, hear or process. In our communities, the arts serve as a vehicle for celebration and grieving, and they can express a sense of inimitable identity. And always, but especially at this particular time in our country, we know that the arts can also be a tool for healing.
Keeping in mind the many roles the arts play in our lives, we celebrate the artists, arts educators, arts organizations and arts advocates who create and support the array of arts experiences offered in our state. We hope 2013 brings you and yours many opportunities to thrive and learn through the arts.
Bob Booker Executive Director Arizona Commission on the Arts

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AZ ARTS COMMISSION Grants Workshops

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Arts Commission to Host Community Grants Workshops Across the State
The Arts Commission’s annual cycle of grants to organizations and schools opens in January 2013. Get the latest information regarding the fiscal year 2014 (FY14) granting cycle by attending one of the many workshops scheduled throughout the state during the months of January and February.
During facilitated grants information sessions, Arts Commission staff will offer critical information and training related to our updated and new grant programs, GO!EGOR, and the Arizona Cultural Data Project. Joining the Arts Commission along the way will be Lora Gordon from Cultural Data Project and Lynn Tuttle from the Arizona Department of Education. See workshop details and descriptions below for more information.
Register now.
See workshop details.
See workshop descriptions.GRANTS WORKSHOP & CULTURAL DATA PROJECT
Tempe: Monday, January 7, 2013. 4:00 – 6:00pm Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Arizona Cultural Data Project: Reporting and Features, presented by Cultural Data Project Childsplay, 900 S. Mitchell Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281.
Tucson: Tuesday, January 8, 2013. 1:00 – 3:00pm Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Arizona Cultural Data Project: Reporting and Features, presented by Cultural Data Project Temple of Music and Art, 330 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 95701.
Flagstaff: Wednesday, January 9, 2013. 4:00 – 6:00pm Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Arizona Cultural Data Project: Reporting and Features, presented by Cultural Data Project Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road (Rte. 180), Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
Prescott: Thursday, January 10, 2013. 10:00am – Noon Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Arizona Cultural Data Project: Reporting and Features, presented by Cultural Data Project Phippen Museum, Highway 89 North, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Phoenix: Thursday, January 10, 2013. 4:00 – 6:00pm Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Arizona Cultural Data Project: Reporting Features, presented by Cultural Data Project Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix AZ 85004.
GRANTS WORKSHOP & ARTS EDUCATION: COMMON CORE
Bullhead City: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:30 – 3:30pm, Arts Education Workshop: Common Core, presented by Arizona Department of Education 3:30 – 4:30pm, Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Bullhead City School District
Kingman: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:30 – 3:30pm, Arts Education Workshop: Common Core, presented by Arizona Department of Education 3:30 – 4:30pm, Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Kingman Unified School District Office Board Room, 3033 MacDonald Avenue, Kingman, AZ 86401.
Yuma: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:30 – 4:30pm, Arts Education Workshop: Common Core, presented by Arizona Department of Education 4:30 – 5:30pm, Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Yuma Fine Arts Center, 254 South Main Street, Yuma, AZ 85364.
GRANTS WORKSHOP ONLY

Show Low: Monday, February 11, 2013. 3:00 – 4:30pm Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Deuce of Clubs Room, Show Low City Hall, 180 N. 9th Street, Show Low, AZ 85901.
Bisbee: Monday, February 25, 2013. 4:00 – 5:30pm Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave., Bisbee, AZ 85603.
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Arizona Commission on the Arts Grants Workshop (East Valley, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott, Phoenix, Bullhead City, Kingman, Yuma, Show Low, Bisbee)
Learn about available funding opportunities from the Arts Commission. Staff of the Arts Commission will provide information related to the newest grant program, Honoring Our Servicemembers, and will provide grantwriting guidance related to all of its grants programs, to arts organizations, schools, school districts, arts educators, artists and more. The deadline for applications is March 21, 2013.
Who should attend? Potential applicants to the Arts Commission’s grants for organizations and schools, and current grantees.
Arizona Cultural Data Project: Reporting and Features (East Valley, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott, and Phoenix)

The Arizona Cultural Data Project (CDP) is an online management tool that allows arts and cultural organizations to understand and analyze their financial performance. This presentation will cover reporting features available to users, including comparison and trend reports, financial health analyses, and a 3-click Annual Report.
Who should attend? Representatives from arts and cultural organizations, applicants to the Arts Commission’s Community Invesment Grants program.
Arts Education Workshop: Common Core (Bullhead City, Kingman, Yuma)
Learn how the arts support the Common Core and connect with literacy and numeracy. Delve into the connections and explore how you as arts educators or teaching artists are a key part of the Common Core solution!
Who should attend? Arts educators (music, dance, theatre and visual arts teachers), general classroom educators, education-based teaching artists.

We imagine an Arizona where everyone can participate in and experience the arts.
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