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Big Jones Hosts Second Annual Trash Fish Dinner with Fortune Fish & Gourmet
Big Jones will host second annual Trash Fish Dinner with Chefs Collaborative and feature the best seafood you've never tasted!
Chef Paul Fehribach welcomes five chefs for a multi-course dinner in support of sustainable seafood on May 19
On Monday, May 19, chef-owner Paul Fehribach of Big Jones will be joined by five chefs to present the second annual Trash Fish Dinner.
The event benefits Chefs Collaborative, a national network of chefs
working to foster sustainable practices in restaurants. The family-style
dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature seven courses. Seafood
will be provided by event sponsor Fortune Fish & Gourmet.
The cost of the dinner is $125 per person, which includes tax and
gratuity. Tickets are required and can be purchased by calling
617-236-5200 or online at chefscollaborative.org/events
featured chefs will showcase an assortment of fish species that are
often discarded by fishermen as bycatch. These sustainable fish include
dogfish, smelt, bluefish, triple tail, and triggerfish, and are often
known as "trash fish." Since these species are traditionally left off
the menu by chefs, they are virtually unknown to the general public.
The chef lineup for the Trash Fish Dinner includes:
Susan Spicer - Bayona and Mondo, New Orleans
Colby Garrelts - bluestem and rye, Kansas City
Phillip Foss - El Ideas
Brandon Baltzley - TMIP
Andres Padilla - Topolobampo
Paul Fehribach - Big Jones
"I am pleased to host another Trash Fish Dinner and work alongside these
esteemed chefs. I always welcome the opportunity to partner with Chefs
Collaborative to promote more sustainable practices," said chef
Fehribach. "We call it a trash fish dinner because these fish are
historically discarded. This dinner shows that these fish are not trash
and that they make a great meal. If we're successful that evening, it
will turn diners onto lesser-known seafood. In turn, it will take some
pressure off popular and overfished species."
Collaborative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with
chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster
a more sustainable food supply. The Collaborative inspires action by
translating information about food into tools for making knowledgeable
purchasing decisions. For more information, visit chefscollaborative.org
by food traditions of the American South, Big Jones offers Southern
heirloom cooking utilizing locally-grown, sustainably-farmed ingredients
to preserve heritage foods. Big Jones is located at 5347 N. Clark St.
in Chicago and is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Chef Paul
Fehribach is on the national board of Chefs Collaborative. For more
information, call (773)275-5725, visit www.BigJonesChicago.com
Fish & Gourmet is a Bensenville, Ill.-based seafood processor and
distributor providing white-tablecloth restaurants, private clubs,
elegant hotels, and independent, gourmet retail stores with the finest
quality, fresh live and frozen seafood and gourmet foods. Fortune Fish
& Gourmet's key associates have more than 150 years of combined
experience in the seafood and gourmet business, with a worldwide
supplier base ranging from individual fishermen and small family farms
to multi-national aquaculture and agriculture firms. Headquartered only
minutes from O'Hare International Airport's cargo docks, Fortune Fish
& Gourmet has the world's markets at its fingertips. Fortune
handles more than 8,000 seafood and gourmet products, selected to exceed
the high standards embraced by their quality driven customer
base. Fortune currently services customers in Illinois, Wisconsin,
Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and Michigan with a fleet of over 43
refrigerated vehicles and nationally through its Flying Fish program.
Since 2001, Fortune Fish & Gourmet has brought innovation to seafood
and gourmet food distribution, consistently raising the bar for
integrity, quality, sustainability, and service. To learn more about the
company, visit www.fortunefishco.net
Sam Austen, 'A Door Has Opened', production still from colour 35mm photograph, 2013
exhibition featuring: Sam Austen, Stefania Batoeva, Nigel Dunkley,
Sophie Lee, Alex Rathbone, Guy Rusha, John Tiney and Lachlan Thom
Curated by Grace Schofield and Preeya Seth
Garis & Hahn is pleased to present DREAMLAND,
a group exhibition featuring mixed-media installation, painting,
sculpture and film by London artists, all of whom will be showing in the
US for the first time. An essential commonality between all the artists
featured in this exhibition are their varied strands of connection to
Britain – some are of British heritage whereas others have chosen the UK
as a base to continue developing their artistic practice. The works,
curated by Grace Schofield and Preeya Seth, embrace organic and
imaginative possibilities over the sleek refinement often privileged by
aggressively commoditized contemporary art. There will be an opening
reception at Garis & Hahn (263 Bowery, New York, NY 10002) from
6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, May 7th.
Titled after the now defunct theme park situated in the English seaside town of Margate, DREAMLAND
promises a venture into playfulness and sincerity that could be seen to
serve as a direct response to the current art market’s focus on
hyper-polished works and the use of expensive materials. The collection,
chosen for its carnivalesque content, invites and encourages viewers to
explore eccentricity and the complexities of the imagination. Guests
can expect a vibrant and spontaneous show that unveils the potency of
conscious and subconscious dreaming.
The artists, who predominantly live and work in London, are showcasing
their new work for the very first time in the US, an abundance of
synergistic possibilities evident between them. Sam Austen
taps into surreal fantasy with his text-heavy film. Painstakingly
collaged and filmed on 16mm, he presents shots evocative of the dreamy
lights and labyrinthine landscape of theme parks while juxtaposing
moments of melancholy, humor and ecstasy, like a ghost train from the
1980s. Sophie Lee shares similar aesthetic priorities
in her own film work, cultivating and establishing previously unnoticed
cultural narratives via a synthesis of disparate contextual elements and
creative modes, such as essays, music videos and children’s television
programming. Where Lee’s journey may have been fanciful and
idiosyncratic, John Tiney’s work finds cartoon figures
copied from ’80s men’s magazines, in states of vulnerability and
embarrassment, painted on top of found ‘failed’ paintings that were
discarded in the artist’s studio by previous tenants.
Guy Rusha and Nigel Dunkley draw on
and repurpose more familiar imagery: the ever-popular characters of Wile
E. Coyote and the Road Runner are cut from steel and cast as
silhouettes on the wall in Dunkley’s installation; while Rusha presents a
human-scale boulder sculpted from deep blue foam, which teeters on an
absurdly small plinth in the middle of the room. Alex Rathbone creates
narrative-driven storyboards, imagined worlds which find a compelling
chorus of characters (a scientist, a hippie, a cloaked mystic) in a
haunting and vaguely interwoven tale. Conversely, Lachlan Thom emphasizes
abstract and existential settings in his paintings, reading the picture
plane both as a reflection and exploration of one’s lucid experience of
reality. Stefania Batoeva’s calm and beautiful plaster
works, in turn, seek to translate the perpetually in flux mental moods
of light, reminiscent of day dreaming and childhood fantasy.
While vast and varied in scope, these spirited works are bound by the
way they all fuse together intensity, integrity and imagination with
uncanny delight. Their conversation with one another – and with the
viewer – creates a space that is authentic, engaging and welcoming to
all those who value philosophy just as much as play. This space is
called DREAMLAND, and the viewer is invited to come and share in the possibilities.
About Garis & Hahn
Garis & Hahn is a gallery-cum-Kunsthalle that mounts exhibitions
focused on conceptual narratives and relevant conversations in
contemporary art. By displaying an array of carefully curated artists,
the gallery endeavors to provide accessibility, education, awareness,
and a market to the art while engaging both the arts community and a
broader general audience.
Garis & Hahn
New York, NY 10002
Ralph's World, Q Brothers, and the Storybook Mom headline family focused "Build Bash"
at Bucktown Ballroom on May 4th
Shaw's Crab House, Glazed & Infused, Big Star,
Eli's Cheesecake, RM Champagne Salon and others
to participate in benefit for local charity
Girls Supporting Girls
Bucktown Ballroom (1810 N. Hermitage) will be the site of Girls Supporting Girls' Build Bash on Sunday May 4th,
a family-focused open house loaded with live entertainment, crafts,
activities, and delicious food from some of the city's favorite dining
World, the kindie pop band fronted by Ralph Covert- formerly of the Bad
Examples- is scheduled to perform. Also appearing will be Chicago's
amazing hip-hop performance artists Q Brothers and Nili Yellin, a.k.a.
the Storybook Mom- the most popular storyteller in the Chicagoland area.
Family movement sessions led by Mind Art Core Pilates Performance, face
painting, crafts, and other activities are planned too.
in attendance will be well fed as well, thanks to food and beverages
provided by Shaw's Crab House, Glazed & Infused Doughnuts, Big Star,
Eli's Cheesecake Company, RM Champagne Salon, and PepsiCo.
Proceeds benefit Girls Supporting Girls,
a Chicago group that raises awareness of the at-risk status of girls in
the developing world. Through educational and fundraising activities,
Girls Supporting Girls supports the efforts of the non-profit group Room
to Read to build schools and libraries.
Prairie Grass Cafe Ramps It Up for Earth Day Complimentary River Valley Ranch Mushroom Soup at Lunch
Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, 847-205-4433) will be
offering its lunch customer complimentary house-made River Valley Ranch
Mushroom Soup tomorrow for Earth Day. The soup normally sells for
Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris, chefs/co-owners at Prairie Grass
Cafe showcase various types of organic, local mushrooms. "We buy our
Button and Portobello mushrooms from farmer Eric Rose of River Valley
Ranch in Burlington, Wisconsin, as they are a Certified Organic Farm and
the oldest mushroom farm in the Midwest," Sarah says. "All crops are
grown without pesticides or chemicals. We connected with them through
the Green City Market. The combination of mushrooms makes the best
mushroom soup. It's truly delicious."
The Prairie Grass Cafe menu also will be featuring ramps starting
tomorrow. Chefs Stegner and Bumbaris have provide their recipe using
ramps from Tim Burton of Burton's Maplewood Farm. Guest will be able to
enjoy the Ramp Crustini with Ramp Butter during ramp season. Says
Stegner, " I always know that Spring has finally sprung when the ramps
come in season." Let's hope she's right. Sarah Stegner Photo by Grant Kessler
Prairie Grass CafeRamp Crustini with Ramp ButterBy George Bumbaris and Sarah Stegner
Ingredients:1# of wild ramps ( I use Burton Farms from Indiana) 1 Tbsp + ¼ cup olive oil (separated) Salt ½ cup sweet butter (softened) 8 slices of baguette - sliced on the bias, 4-5 inches long each
Cook the ramps: Take about 10 to 20 ramps depending on the size.
Clean them very well. Divide the ramps into 3 parts: the bulb, the stem
and the greens into three separate parts.
At the very beginning of the season you may need to only divide them into 2 parts the top greens from the bottom stem.
Blanch the stems and bulb in boiling salted water for a few minutes.
Heat a medium size saute pan over high heat, add a 1 tablespoon olive
oil. Put chopped up tops of the ramps into the pan along with the
blanched stems and bulbs. Cook until tender and season well with salt.
If they pick up a little charred color that can taste good too. Make the ramp butter:Place ½ cup of the cooked
ramps in a blender with ¼ cup olive oil, 1/8 cup of water and a pinch of
salt. Puree well. Fold the pureed ramps into the softened butter. Assembly:Spread some of the ramp butter onto a
slice of baguette. Toast in the oven until hot and bubbly. The butter
will be vibrant green. Add the remaining cooked ramps over the top and
Producers Kevin McCollum,
Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, along with Broadway In Chicago, are thrilled to announce that due to popular demand
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has added four weeks to its Chicago
engagement. The National Tour will launch at the Oriental Theatre on
April 22 and now play 16 weeks, through August 9, before continuing on
its National Tour across North America. The final block
of tickets for performances July 15 through August 9 will go on sale
Tuesday, April 22 at 10 a.m.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s
journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who
launched the careers of Diana Ross,
Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so
Featuring more than 50 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,”
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana,
Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to
create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers,
shaped our lives and made us all move to the same
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Blues in the Night) and
Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award® nominee
ESosa (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, “Project Runway”), lighting design by Tony Award® winner
Natasha Katz (Once, Sister Act), sound design by Tony Award® nominee
Peter Hylenski (Rock of Ages, The Scottsboro Boys), projection design by
Daniel Brodie (Jekyll and Hyde), hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe (Memphis) and casting by
Telsey + Company.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL’s arrangements and orchestrations are by Grammy and Tony Award® nominee
Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as music
supervisor in reproducing the classic “Sound of Young America,” with
co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award® nominee
Bryan Crook (“Smash”) and dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is produced by Tony Award®
winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment
Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE The performance schedule for
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is as follows: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. (No 2:00 p.m. performance April 23; No 7:30 p.m. performance May 7) Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. (Additional 7:30 p.m. performances on April 27, May 11 and July 6) Please note: Performance schedule is subject to change.
are now on sale at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph
St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the
Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster
retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com
Best availability for tickets are currently on Tuesday and Wednesday
performances. Tickets are also available for groups of 10 or more by
In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710.
GETTING WAISTED: A Survival Guide to BEING FAT in a Society That LOVES THIN By Monica Parker
dear friend Monica Parker, the hilarious humorist, Mother Hen to me,
Gilda Radner, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, John Candy – all of us when
we started out in Toronto has written a book about truly finding
yourself, being content with who you are and developing an enduring
sense of self-esteem.” --Dan Aykroyd
Deerfield Beach, FL, April 21, 2014
– "I was born in
Glasgow, Scotland. I weighed six and a half pounds. One hour later I
weighed sixty-two pounds. Alright, maybe this is a slight exaggeration,
but only about the time. My fat cells did start expanding at warp speed
from the minute I exited the womb. I have no idea what was in that milk
but I've been on a slippery slope ever since…” And, so begins, GETTING
WAISTED: A Survival Guide to BEING FAT in a Society That LOVES THIN (HCI
-- $15.95), the ultimate anti-diet book. It's a book that speaks to
everyone who can identify with having struggled over and over to lose
weight only to gain it back time after time. And, as is apparent by the
opening line, it's funny.
There are so many hustlers promising
the fastest fix to a better new us. "I listened and I drank their
elixirs and I became tiny.” What they didn't tell the author, Monica
Parker, is that it wouldn't last! An actor, writer and producer,
Monica's story is funny and painful but it's also inspirational.
She considers herself the poster woman for turning lemons into
chocolate. We are all flawed, chipped and dented; which doesn't mean
we're also not interesting, vital and sexy. "We must celebrate who we
are as our mental health depends on it.”
WAISTED is a funny and inspirational look at life through society's
fun-house mirror. Bridging the divide between serial-dieter's survival
guide and memoir, it takes the reader on Parker's bumpy ride from chunky
baby to chunky adult, where every mouthful arrives loaded with calories
and anxiety. Insanity is added to the mix when she moves to Beverly
Hills, a town filled with women all running in circles like dogs chasing
their tails as they try to get back to their original birth weight of
six-an-a-half-pounds: a place where being fat is considered a criminal
GETTING WAISTED is a hilarious and heartfelt memoir, a rallying cry for women everywhere to trade the Spanx for
Available wherever books are sold or to order directly from the publisher, contact: www.hcibooks.com or (800) 441-5569. GETTING WAISTED: A Survival Guide to BEING FAT in a Society That LOVES THIN by Monica Parker IBSN: 978-0-7573-1774-3-- $15.95
About the author:
Parker is an actor, writer, and producer in theatre, television, and
film, most notably All Dogs Go to Heaven. She was born and raised in
Glasgow, Scotland, until the age of thirteen when she immigrated with
her parents to Toronto, Canada. Monica is currently starring in her
insightful and funny one woman show, Sex, Pies & A Few White Lies,
which premiered in 2010. Monica has just completed two features already
under option, and has a recurring role on ScyFy's Defiance. Monica lives
with her long-time husband and saint, Gilles.
April 21 2:00 p.m. PST - Appearance on KCAL TV News in Los Angeles Monica will be in Los Angeles for the period 4/20 through 4/30
April 21 7:00 p.m. Barnes & Noble appearance 1201 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401
Praise for GETTING WAISTED:
Medoff, bestselling author of I Couldn't Love You More and Hunger
Point: "Funny, frank, and refreshingly honest, Getting Waisted is Monica
Parker's audacious memoir about her lifelong love/hate relationship
with her body. But this book isn't really about being fat; it's about
being human, and every woman who has ever used food to sate an emotional
emptiness, or longed for self-acceptance, should read it."
writer/producer of the box-office smash, Miss Congeniality, and the
renowned TV series, Desperate Housewives: "I love Monica's humor, her
honesty, and—better—her truth. That love letter to her unexpected
boyfriend is something every woman will want to live. I love her
compassionate, funny, sharp, beautiful, and romantic voice. It'll make
sooo many women feel they are not alone."
David J. Pilon, Ph.D.,
2012 president, Eating Disorders Association of Canada-Association des
Troubles Alimentaire du Canada: "Monica Parker brings a human—and
funny—face to the body politic that dictates that happiness and
acceptance derive only from a slim physique. She courageously mines her
life experience, in and out of the public eye, not only exposing her
vulnerabilities but also revealing her resilience and hard-won
self-acceptance. Monica's story inspires and her message is truly off
Christie Andrus, M.A., president, The Human Factor:
Parker's work is outstanding. What she writes about mirrors the
experience of many, and her capture of it is clever, poignant, and
leaves her readers feeling like we belong. I've listened to the reaction
of her audiences—it's as if she's been inside their heads. She says it
as others have experienced it: all the silly, hurtful, and consuming
monkey-talk we put ourselves through by not accepting who we are. Monica
evokes a full spectrum of emotion: 'Did she really say that?' 'Aren't
we suppose to keep that to ourselves?' 'I thought I was the only one who
felt different/lesser/odd…' Thank you, Monica, for exposing our nutty
ways through your humor and naked honesty. It inspires me, and others,
to become more and more of who we really are meant to be. "
Rafferty, actress, 'Donna Paulson' on USA Network's hit drama Suits:
"Thank God Monica Parker has turned her revelatory one-woman show into a
hilarious memoir. At times both gobsmacking and inspiring,
it's a story for any human who has struggled with 'fitting in' and
gaining ever elusive self-acceptance and love."
award-winning screenwriter/playwright/producer: "Ever known a female
worried about losing her virginity, bathing suits, and finding Prince
Charming while battling body issues? Ever known a female who hasn't?
Monica Parker, the brilliant, witty, and perceptive woman who has
gifted us with a hysterically funny, painfully honest, and outrageous
true-life memoir of her life lived well and large. Getting Waisted leads
us on Monica's raucously hilarious journey, from Scotland, to Toronto,
and then to Beverly Hills—a fat girl growing into a fat woman, hungry
for love and life while struggling with scores of diets tried and
failed. But because Monica is a gifted writer, right up there in the
Pantheon with Nora Ephron and Carrie Fisher, there's more than laughter
here. This is ultimately a story, populated by a parade of
incredible characters, about breaking free from societal stereotypes to
embracing who you are, and living life on your own terms. Parker has
done that with enormous charm, wit and humor, emerging as a happy and
successful actress, writer, producer, and inspirational speaker living
an extraordinary life—and with her Prince Charming at her side.
She beat the odds, and after reading this wonderful book, I think I can too!"
Crewson, award-winning actress: "Getting Waisted is funny as hell, and
the good news is, it's not just for big girls. It's a welcome tonic for
anyone who has ever looked in the mirror and felt insecure . . . hello
skinny, flat-chested girls with cat-eye glasses! Her adventures through
self-doubt and into the sunshine of self-love are full of sass and
panache. She's a cheerleader of the 'don't let 'em get you down' school
of survival, and the BFF we all want on the other end of the line. So
let's have a piece of chocolate,
reapply that red lipstick, and get out there and give 'em hell, girls!
Life's a cake and Monica wants more. I'll have what she's having!"
Keane, artistic director, White Buffalo Theatre Company: "Play the hand
you've been dealt. Heard it before? It's never rung so true as from
this very funny, brutally honest voice. In Getting Waisted, Monica
Parker shares 'the 101 humiliations it cost her to create the evolved
woman' she's become. She finds a comedic take on most of those
mortifying events, and chalks up the rest to the fire needed for the
forge. Few of us escape the curse of comparison, especially with the
media bombarding us with impossible standards of beauty and lifestyle,
but Ms. Parker, in true Rabelaisian spirit, inspires us to get on with
it, to accept and forgive. What an amusing kick in the ass!"
Through Hope, Resiliency and Perseverance, A Young Man Goes From Life On The Streets To A Real American Success Story
Sean P. Hoggs learned at an early age that we cannot allow our
socioeconomic background or tough start in life to define who we are –
and he should know! At age 16, he set out to change a life riddled with
drugs and crime, moving from one friend's house to the next, determined
not to end up in jail or, even worse, dead!
Bastard Child: A Story of Hope, Resiliency and Perseverance (Author
House Publishing) is Hoggs' remarkable and long-awaited autobiography
that tells the compelling story of growing up on the violent inner
city streets of Central New Jersey, abused and often homeless. Through
hard work, perseverance and fortitude, he became a success and ascended
onto the national and international stage through his many humanitarian
and mentoring efforts. For anyone trying to overcome personal hardship
or dealing with any of life's challenges, this inspiring story is a must
an abusive and turbulent childhood with little chance of ever getting a
helping hand, let alone a word of encouragement, would have made it
easy for Sean Hoggs to go through life a victim, but this was never an
option. Instead, he chose to serve as a humanitarian and mentor,
advising at-risk youth that fame and fortune in sports and entertainment
is a highly unlikely prospect while a life filled with love and family
is something achievable and worth having – living proof that everyone,
regardless of age, race,
socioeconomic background, or station in life, can fulfill their dreams
through determination, education and hard work.
is simply a story of hope,” Hoggs says. "After all, the odds are
against becoming a professional athlete or music star. However, with an
education, the percentages are in your favor to accomplish anything you
want in life.”
P. Hoggs is a decorated retired military veteran of over 24 years. He
has served as both an enlisted service member and commissioned officer
(after earning a Presidential appointment for his years of exceptional
enlisted service) in the United States Air Force. In 2007 he was named
one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans and is a noted mentor and
role model to inner city youth. An internationally recognized
humanitarian, he is also proud to
be a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee at the Plainfield, NJ High School.
three years, Sean was Associate Professor of Aerospace Studies at
Rutgers University where he spent countless hours teaching, tutoring and
mentoring civilians and military members alike. A noted international
ambassador, Sean has raised funds for orphanages around the world and
provided critical items for those in need. His passion to help and serve
others has made him a sought-after speaker, mentor and role model.
is currently a Senior Aerospace Instructor in his home state of New
Jersey, where he lives with his wife of twenty-five years and their son.
They have four children in all, ranging in age from sixteen to
twenty-seven. For more information on Sean or his book, please visit the
The Bastard Child: A Story of Hope, Resiliency and Perseverance Author House Publishing Available online at Amazon.com Price: $13.31 ISBN-13: 978-1491832868
Dione Lauray-Davis, Community Activist: "To say that this book will change many lives is an understatement. I am forever
changed since reading it. A book like this comes along once in a generation!”
Bellamy, Youth Advocate and Retired Law Enforcement Officer: "Once I
picked the book up, I could not put it down. This autobiography is a
must read, it's inspiring me to continue my education. I highly
recommend this book for anyone who's having any kind of doubts about
achieving their goals in life.”
Jackson, mother, Washington, D.C.: "…a must read autobiography for any
adult or at risk youth that is struggling with his or her direction in
biennial Auction, coming up soon on Sunday, April 27, features an
extraordinary selection of vintage and contemporary work representing a
long list of illustrious talent - from revered masters and prominent
mid-career photographers to an exceptional group of young, emerging
photographers include: Donald Robinson, Susan Derges, William D. Wade,
Aaronel deRoy Gruber, Martha Rial, Arne Svensen, Ross Mantle, Sheree
Hovsepian, Donna J. Wan, Joe Johnson, Aaron Blum, Sue Abramson, Doug
DuBois, and Mark Perrott, to name but a few.
entitles you to a paddle for bidding on the live auction items, brunch
by All in Good Taste Productions, wines by Engine House 25, and access
to the silent auction. It's a not-to-be-missed morning of fun and
Purchase Your Tickets Today!
Tickets are $75 per person.
event is always a sell-out, so reserve your spot by purchasing tickets
at the link below or place your ticket order over the phone by calling
Juliana Zipay at 412.431.1810, x12.
Final Weekend! -- Auction Preview Exhibition, April 4 - 23, 2014
is the final full weekend to check out the Auction photographs up for
bid at the live event! The exhibition is set to close on Wednesday,
April 23. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12 noon to 6 pm. Admission
is free and open to the public.
This year's auction is made possible in part by our members, donors, supporters, and the following sponsors:
Photo Credits (left to right, top to bottom): Arne Svensen, Neighbors #15, 2012-2013. Pigment print. Courtesy of the artist and Julie Saul Gallery, New York. Joe Johnson, Reception, Oregon County, MO, 2014. Archival inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist. Karen Meyers, Mac Miller, 2014. Digital print, permanent ink on archival paper. Courtesy of the artist.Teenie Harris, Arthur Oursley seated at a bar with Erin"Ma Pitts" Godfrey behind counter, in Ma Pitts Restaurant, c. 1949. Black and white Kodak Safety film. Courtesy of Charles A. Harris, Sr. and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Amy Stevens, Confections (adorned) #27, 2012. Archival inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist. Aaron Blum, Bitter Sweet, from the series "Born and Raised," 2013. Inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist.
Silver Eye Center for Photography | 1015 East Carson Street | Pittsburgh | PA | 15203
sits squarely in the center of Chicago’s South Loop. While the name
Vice District is a nod to the area’s past, owners Curtis Tarver II and
Quintin Cole are completely focused on helping build a stronger sense of
community in the future. Tarver II and Cole plan to bring in communal
seating that encourages conversation and utilize the space to help with
“We want Vice District to
help bring back the energy that the South Loop once had. We plan on
being very involved with other businesses and non-profits in the area,”
says Cole. “We want to encourage ‘positive-vices’ like volunteerism in
the community.” Longtime home brewers, Tarver II and
Cole, secured their South Loop space late last year and plan to open the
taproom to the public this July. The location’s 2,200 square-feet
boasts 14 foot ceilings and ample room for their custom-built 7-barrel
brew system. Eight functional serving tanks will be featured and visible
in the space to make patrons feel like they’re a part of the brewing
process. Once installed, the setup will feed 10 tap lines that will be
responsible for quenching the thirst of up to 115 guests at a time.
no food will be offered on-site, Tarver II and Cole plan to encourage
guests to bring in their own, utilize the food trucks that will be
parked outside, or get something delivered from any of the 5 dozen+
restaurants in the area. “We’re all about supporting other local
businesses and we feel like giving people the option to bring their own
food in while enjoying our beers allows us to do that,” says Tarver II.
Tarver II and Cole aren’t ready to give up all of their secrets just
yet. They’re keeping the identity of their brewmaster a secret for the
time being as well as the names of the beers they plan on serving when
the doors open in July. More information will be released in the coming