Collectors in Conversation Continues with Social Justice Art Historian Carol A. Wells

first_imgPhoto Gallery Collectors in Conversation Continues with Social Justice Art Historian Carol A. Wells STAFF REPORTS | Photo courtesy ALLENDALE BRANCH LIBRARY Published on Monday, October 14, 2013 | 3:10 pm Subscribe Community News Make a comment Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The Allendale Branch Library continues its “Collectors in Conversation” series with a discussion with Carol A. Wells, an art historian, curator, and founding director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., at 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena.The discussion will be moderated by retired photojournalist Fred Glienna.The Center for the Study of Political Graphics is a Culver City-based educational and research archive with more than 80,000 domestic and international social movement posters from the 19th century to the present. Wells has produced more than 75 poster exhibitions which have traveled to over 300 venues throughout the United States and internationally. Her articles on political graphics have appeared in numerous publications and catalogues, including Peace Press Graphics 1967-1987: Art in the Pursuit of Social Change, which Wells co-edited as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative.Wells, who has been involved in social justice since her high school days, had an epiphany about the power of political graphics when a UCLA professor hired her to travel to Nicaragua in 1981 to collect posters for him after the Sandinistas had come to power. One day in Managua, Wells watched a young boy stop to read a poster from a Sandinista women’s organization. The slogan on the poster, which featured the image of a woman holding a basket of coffee beans, read, “In constructing the new country, we are becoming new women.” Wells said, “I watched the kid trying to figure out what this means. It made him ask the question, ‘Why is someone saying that?’ That’s how posters work. They attract your attention when you’re not expecting it and they challenge you to think about the world differently.” Thus began Wells’s fascination for collecting posters, which combined her two lifelong passions of art and politics, and eventually led to the formation of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in 1989.“Collectors in Conversation” is an ongoing series of quarterly programs which showcases the wonderful world of collectors and collections, both private and institutional, and their ability to amaze, inspire, and enlighten the public.The program is free of charge and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.For further information, contact the Allendale Branch Library at (626) 744-7260 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. More details are also available at the Allendale Branch Library Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/allendalebranch Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Coronavirus claims three more lives in Seattle-area as outbreak goes cross-country

first_imgThree more deaths from the coronavirus were reported by Washington state on Tuesday as the nation’s largest and only fatal outbreak of the respiratory disease reached beyond the Seattle area in what appeared to be the first known instance of coast-to-coast transmission.A North Carolina resident tested positive after returning from a trip to Washington state, where the individual was exposed, and apparently infected, during a visit to a nursing facility at the center of a recent surge in cases in suburban Seattle.The total number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus in the greater Seattle area rose to 27 on Tuesday, including nine deaths, up from 18 cases and six deaths tallied on Monday, the state Department of Health reported. President Donald Trump told reporters his administration may cut off overseas travel from the United States to areas abroad with high rates of coronavirus, but said officials were not weighing any restrictions on domestic travel.A multibillion-dollar funding bill was moving slowly through Congress after Democrats raised questions about the availability of testing for the new virus.The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates in an emergency move designed to shield the world’s largest economy from the impact of the coronavirus as Group of Seven finance officials pledged all appropriate policy moves.The North Carolina diagnosis, the first presumptive positive case announced in that state, was not part of the Seattle-area case cluster, which ranks as the largest concentration detected to date in the United States, and the only one yet to prove deadly. NURSING HOME OUTBREAKEight of those who died in Washington state were in King County and one was in neighboring Snohomish County, officials said.”This is a very fluid, fast-moving situation as we aggressively respond to this outbreak,” said Dr. Jeff Duchin, a public health officer for Seattle and King County.Of the 27 cases documented as of Tuesday, nine of them were connected to a long-term nursing-care facility called LifeCare in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, according to the Seattle & King County Public Health agency. Five of those who died had been LifeCare residents.The latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed 108 confirmed and presumed cases in the United States. That tally consists of 60 reported by public health authorities in 12 states plus 48 among people repatriated from abroad, most of them from an outbreak aboard the Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan.The number of US cases beyond the repatriated patients has mushroomed from just 15 reported by the CDC on Friday, as the first handful of infections believed to have emerged from community transmission were detected in the Pacific Northwest. Before that, all US cases were deemed travel-related, essentially imported from abroad.In New York, a man in his 50s who lives in a New York City suburb and works at a Manhattan law firm tested positive for the virus, bringing the number of confirmed cases in that state to two, New York officials said.He has severe pneumonia and is hospitalized, officials said. The patient had not traveled to countries hardest hit in the coronavirus outbreak, which began in China in December and is now present in nearly 80 countries and territories, killing more than 3,000 people.New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said confirmation of the case was made by the city’s public health laboratory on its first day of testing.FUNDING DISPUTEPreviously, all testing was conducted by the CDC, creating a delay of several days before the result was known. US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn told Congress that testing kits should be available by the end of the week that would give labs the capacity to perform about 1 million coronavirus tests.Trump said his administration was working with Congress to pass an emergency spending measure, adding that he expected lawmakers to authorize about $8.5 billion.Senate Democrats said a dispute with Republicans over the affordability of coronavirus tests and vaccinations were holding up agreement on a funding bill.Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Vice President Mike Pence, who heads the government’s coronavirus task force, was unable to answer “vital questions” about the availability of tests during a 45-minute meeting.Stocks on Wall Street initially rose more than 2% on the Fed’s surprise statement it was cutting rates by a half percentage point to a target range of 1% to 1.25%. But the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 later all fell by nearly 3% by the end of the session.International travel to the United States will fall 6% over the next three months, the US Travel Association, an industry group, forecast.Topics :last_img read more

Sato Scores Win at Indy

first_img2017 Indy 500 Winner, Takuma Sato, celebrating in the cockpit as he prepares to cross the Yard of Bricks.SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Takuma Sato took the lead on lap 195 and held off Helio Castroneves to win The Indianapolis 500 this afternoon, besting a field of 32 other competitors to take the checkered flag.  The 40-year-old Sato becomes the first Japanese driver ever to win this crown jewel of motorsports, in its 101 runnings since 1911. Strangley, Takuma didn’t start racing until he was 20, in sport which sees drivers these days strapping into a go-cart nearly as soon as they’re able to walk.  He spent the past four years driving for underfunded team, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, before defeMicheal Andretticting to Andretti Autosport for the 2017 season.  Sato acknowledged post-race that it was great to be with a team that could give him all the tools he needed to be successful.  His former boss and Indy legend, A.J. Foyt, was in Winner’s Circle to heartily congratulate both the driver and Andretti Autosport Chief, Michael Andretti.Helio CastronevesHelio Castroneves finished second, being denied his quest to join the exclusive club of four-time Indy 500 winners, which includes A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears.  The three-time winner lamented the fact that his Penske Chevy lacked the power to overcome Andretti Autosport’s Honda-powered racecars, which seemed to be the team to beat in this spring classic.  The win moves team owner, Michael Andretti, to second in Indy 500 wins as an owner, behind only Roger Penske.  It wasn’t all roses for Andretti’s team, though.  His cars looked strong early, but that superior Honda powerplant proved unreliable in at least three instances.  Team members Sage Karam, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and heralded rookie, Fernando Alonso (on-loan from Formula One), all left the race between laps 125 and 179 with mechanical difficulties.  In the end, it was Sato’s winning car, along with last year’s winner, Alexander Rossi, and Marco Andretti, as the fifty-percent of Andretti machines still running when the checkered flag was waved.  Said Andretti, “That’s why we have six bullets in the gun.”IndyCar Rookie of the Year Candidate, Ed JonesDale Coyne Racing rookie, Ed Jones, finished third — also in a Honda-powered car.  A pair of Chip Gnassi Racing Hondas round out the top five, piloted by Max Chilton, followed by veteran fan-favorite Tony Kanaan, who earned his 500 ring in 2013.Weather was not an issue during the 200-lap affair, despite being lengthened by eleven cautions, including a red flag to clean up a nasty-looking collision involving Scott Dixon and Jay Howard on lap fifty-three.  Amazingly, neither driver was injured in the horrific-looking crash that sent Dixon’s Dallara airborn and left it missing all but one wheel and most of its rear-end.  In all, a quarter of the race’s laps (50) were run under caution.  Yet raindrops held off until well after the event’s three hour and thirteen minute conclusion, and fans had left the historic speedway.  Cool temperatures led to fast lap times at the famed oval, with the quickest one turned by Sato on lap 150, at 226.19 miles per hour.  There were thirty-five lead changes, which made for an exciting day for race fans at 16th and Georgetown.Despite not having won an IndyCar Series race in three years, Helio Castroneves now sits at first in the season championship points.  Second place (11 points back) is a 3-way tie between Simon Pagenaud, Takuma Sato, and Scott Dixon.2017 Indianapolis 500 Winner, Takuma Sato.last_img read more