Saturday, January 11, 2014

SodaStream Unveils Scarlett Johansson as its First-Ever Global Brand Ambassador!

SodaStream Unveils Scarlett Johansson as its First-Ever Global Brand Ambassador



 SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) has signed actress Scarlett Johansson as its first-ever Global Brand Ambassador. Johansson, a Tony winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee, will become the face of a new marketing campaign for the world’s leading home carbonation system. The multi- year partnership will kick-off when SodaStream premieres its first ad featuring Johansson during Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
“We are thrilled to welcome the remarkably talented Scarlett Johansson into the SodaStream family,” stated Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream. “Scarlett is a long-time user and genuine fan of our products, a role model for healthy body image and a champion for environmental responsibility, making her the perfect choice for our global ambassador. She truly embodies our brand values and we are honored to have her join our team.”
Johansson believes that being healthy is about commitment, determination, and self- empowerment. These core values emulate SodaStream’s mission to revolutionize the beverage industry by empowering people with easy-to-use, fun ways to enjoy better-for-you, better-for-the- environment bubbly beverages.
The actress has loved sparkling water since childhood, which led her to discover SodaStream. Now a loyal user for years, Johansson has a soda maker in her home and is an enthusiastic fan of the brand.



I've been using the SodaStream products myself and giving them as gifts for many, many years,” said Johansson. The company's commitment to a healthier body and a healthier planet is a perfect fit for me. I love that the product can be tailored to any lifestyle and palate. The partnership between me and SodaStream is a no brainer. I am beyond thrilled to share my enthusiasm for SodaStream with the world!!
SodaStream empowers consumers to create their own carbonated beverages at home, just the way they like them. SodaStream soda mixes are available in over 100 flavors, and generally contain 2/3 less sugar, 2/3 less calories, no high-fructose corn syrup and no aspartame. With an innovative re-usable bottle, the SodaStream system drastically reduces the waste created by plastic bottles and cans; a true revolution in the way people consume carbonated drinks. The company is confident that in her role as Global Ambassador, Johansson will help consumers embrace home soda making as the future of the beverage industry.

 
About SodaStream
 SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of home beverage carbonation systems, which enable consumers to easily transform ordinary tap water instantly into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. Soda makers offer a highly differentiated and innovative solution to consumers of bottled and canned carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. Our products are environmentally friendly, cost effective, promote health and wellness, and are customizable and fun to use. In addition, our products offer convenience by eliminating the need to carry bottles home from the supermarket, to store bottles at home or to regularly dispose of empty bottles. SodaStream products are available at more than 60,000 retail stores in 45 countries around the world, including over 15,000 retail stores in the United States. For more information please visit www.sodastream.com




Some Facts On How SodaStream Helps The Planet:
  1. An average US family of 4 can save over 2,000 bottles and cans a year by switching to SodaStream. 1
  2. SodaStream Cola reduces the carbon footprint by more than 70% vs. competitive store-bought cola. 2
    The Carbon Trust has certified the carbon footprint of SodaStream cola and diet cola flavours with Fizz soda maker in
    March 2012.
  3. Recycling is not the solution: Using a 100% recycled PET bottle only reduces the life cycle carbon footprint
    of packaged soda by 20% compared to SodaStream carbon footprint reduction of 50%-80%.2
Did you know?
  1. Approximately 629 billion beverage cans and bottles are manufactured worldwide each year. 1
  2. Only 30% of plastic bottles are recycled in the US. 3
  3. Every day, nearly 1 billion bottles and cans end up in parks, rivers, oceans and landfills worldwide. 1
  4. It takes an average of 450 Years for a plastic bottle to decompose. 6
  5. Plastic waste created the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is twice the size of Texas. 4,5
  6. Scientists have documented the impact of marine plastic pollution on 663 different marine species,
    including all known species of sea turtles, half of all species of marine mammals, and one-fifth of all species of seabirds. 4,5
Sources:
  1. Euromonitor International Limited; USA & Global Soft Drinks Metal and Plastic Packaging, total unit volume in 2011
  2. The Carbon Trust
  3. National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) 2011 study (published in January
    2013) http://www.napcor.com/pdf/NAPCOR_2011RateReport.pdf
  4. 5gyres - For more information visit http://5gyres.org/
  5. The Telegraph (online), Environment, 09 May, 2012. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/9253665/Great-Pacific-Garbage-Patch-
    has-increased-100-fold-since-the-1970s.html
  6. Emily Arnold and Janet Larsen. "Bottled Water: Pouring Resources Down the Drain". 2006 Earth Policy Institute, Feb, 2006




Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for SodaStream 
Great deal for the SodaStream on Amazon.com! 
 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Win a pan of lasagna from Sam's Gourmet at the Chicago French Market!

Win a pan of lasagna from Sam's Gourmet at the Chicago French Market

Win a Pan of Lasagna
Sams Lasagna 2Each week in January, Sam's Gourmet Lasagna is offering a local business the opportunity to win a pan of lasagna for their office.   Stop by Sam's Gourmet Lasagna & Pasta at Chicago French Market and drop off your business card for entry. No purchase is necessary.
Sam's Gourmet Lasagna & Pasta kicks off the New Year with additions to its core menu. New items include: Blackened Shrimp N Spinach Lasagna, Steak N Potato Lasagna with Signature Steak Sauce, Rigatoni with Lemon-Lime Pot Roast and Sam's Gourmet Lasagna & Pasta Signature Pasta Sauce.

Sam's offers daily complimentary samplings from 11 am-1 pm and 4:30 pm - 6 pm. 
For advance orders, call 312-775-0057.

Free screening of "American Hustle" @ The Chicago Actors Studio this Sunday! (Chicago)



MOVIE NIGHT 
at the Chicago Actors Studio
Sunday, January 12th
FREE ADMISSION!
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Movie starts at 7:30 PM


This Sunday's show will be David O. Russel's recent hit, "American Hustle" starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence


Due to the production "Edges" being mounted at the Chicago Actors Studio theater during January and February, this may be the last movie night at CAS for a couple months.  So don't miss this one!  Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on our next FREE movie night!

Chicago Actors Studio is at 2040 N. Elston Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60614
There's free parking at the Best Buy 1/2 block north of CAS on Elston

Jonathan Frank
Office Manager/CAS
(773)645-0222

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Invitation to Winter Season Opening Reception Friday, January 10, 5-8 pm: ISTANBUL BREEZE PART II, PHOTOGRAPHY by PETER SOREL, GAIL MANCUSO & SUSAN HANES (Book Signing)




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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO CELEBRATE 
THE OPENING  OF THE WINTER SEASON!
FRIDAY  *  JANUARY 10  *  5 pm to 8 pm
  
ISTANBUL BREEZE  PART II
  
GUEST APPEARANCE BY 
PETER SOREL 
(Preview of Peter's new Lake Michigan Series) 
  
GAIL MANCUSO 
(preview new works) 
  


BOOK SIGNING BY
SUSAN HANES 
"HEARTS"
_____________________________________________ 

MARCO NEREO ROTELLI  

RETURNS TO CHICAGO!
On Tuesday, January 14, 6:00 pm
THE ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE 
PRESENTS
  
"LIGHTS"
  
 Marco Nereo Rotelli's  catalogue raisonné of the illumination of the Field Museum and Charles Deering Library at Northwestern University

with Marco Nereo Rotelli
Kate Zeller (School of the Art Institute)
Arica Hilton (Hilton-Asmus Contemporary)
Thomas Haskell Simpson (Northwestern University)
  
Italian Cultural Institute
500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 
  
A reception will follow. 
Please click here to RSVP

 
 


If you missed the illumination of the Field Museum last June, you have another opportunity to see Marco illuminate yet another building on Monday, January 13 & Thursday, January 16 at Northwestern University.  Marco will create a light installation on the facade of the Charles Deering Library.   

  
HILTON ASMUS CONTEMPORARY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE 
THE ARTISTS TO BE EXHIBITED IN 2014 
  

1.  PETER SOREL:  
We are excited and honored to represent photographer PETER SOREL,  who worked on films such as LIFE OF PI, FRIDA, EASY RIDER and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST.  His works have been published in LIFE, TIME, NEWSWEEK along with many major magazines and newspapers abroad.  Peter's photographs have been widely exhibited in Europe.  Peter is currently a resident of Chicago and has recorded a series of Lake Michigan at various times of day that are frequently mistaken for original paintings. The Union league Club of Chicago will host an exhibit of his works in March along with an exhibit of his works at Hilton Asmus Contemporary. 

  
2.  FELIX ROULIN: 
Félix Roulin was born in 1931 in Dinant, Belgium.  He is best know for his monumental sculptures in public spaces and sculpture gardens throughout Europe.  Roulin resides and works in a 17th century farmhouse where he casts his sculptures in a foundry he built on the farm.  His unique method of incorporating classical human figures into modern columnar shapes as if they are a forest of bodies has enraptured audiences throughout the world with placements in China, Greece, UK, Korea, Australia and the US. As most of his works are one-of-a-kind unique works in bronze, cor-ten steel, and aluminum, they they have graced many corporate spaces, private gardens, museums and residences, both indoors and outdoors.

Roulin was a professor at the School of  Métiers d'Arts in Maredsous,  professor of  Metal Art and then professor of Sculpture in the High Institute of Architecture and Visual Art of "La Cambre" in Brussels from 1962 to 1996.  In 1961 he was awarded the triennial Prize "Young Belgian Sculpture" and the "Rodin Museum Prize" at the Paris Biennial.  After 1961, he exhibited at the Biennial of Paris, Biennial of Sao Paulo, Biennial of Middelheim, in Japan and throughout Europe.  His works have been exhibited at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Musee Saint-Georges in Liège and he was recently on a touring exhibition in seven museums (Changshu, Ningbo, Fujian, Suzhou, Xian, ZhaoYuan and Shanghai) in China.  Felix will be accepting a very limited number of internships at his farm later this year to teach his bonze casting process on his idyllic 17th century farm in Belgium.  
   FELIX ROULIN  "PORTIQUE GENERATION"                  AIRPLANE HEAD" bronze 

3.  GAIL MANCUSO:
Beginning her career as a nationally known fashion and commercial model, Gail Mancuso uses skills honed from working on both sides of the lens to create abstract layered photographs that blend multiple images into imaginative and innovative compositions, printed on metal and acrylic surfaces. Focusing on architecture and design, nature and human forms, Gail's images present a stunning and optimistic view of the beauty of the simple and often unnoticed. 

   GAIL MANCUSO  "ROW CALL" 

4.  SOPHIA COLLIER:
Working in her studio in Sausalito, Collier carves water surfaces from acrylic blocks using a process combining imagination, software and machine tools to capture wind crossing water and the light that results.  She developed software to model vast, turbulent, nonlinear date sets, learned precision milling, studied 3D modeling, developed a color palette in acrylic blocks where she uses a large "CNC" router to carve acrylic blocks from computer code she has written.  The results are mesmerizing sculptures of water that appear to move with each glance.  "I was walking across a bridge and looked down at the water and thought I wish I could pick up a piece of the surface and keep it forever. This idea became a compelling force."                                                                                                                        
  
SOPHIA COLLIER WATER SCULPTURES
5.  CANTSTOPGOODBOY:
A 23 year old self-taught Malibu based Contemporary Artist/Muralist.  With a meticulous attention to detail, utilizing mixed media (vintage comics) and various other techniques, his work has not gone unnoticed. Collaborations with companies such as Sony, Warner Bros., Atlantic Records, Coachella Music Festival, Absolut Vodka, Converse and TOMS Shoes to name a few, shows clearly you CANTSTOPGOODBOY. 
  



  Stay tuned for the upcoming schedule of exhibitions at Hilton Asmus Contemporary.  

HILTON | ASMUS
CONTEMPORARY  

specializes in contemporary paintings, works on paper, fiber art, sculpture and photography. Featuring Chicago based artists, as well as internationally known artists from the Mediterranean Region such as Turkey, Greece, Italy, and the Middle East.   
                             
Located in the River North Art District, the gallery is at the corner of Wells and Superior (between PROSECCO, a fine dining Italian restaurant, 
and THE BOARDING HOUSE)


JANUARY EVENTS


JANUARY 10,  5:00 - 8:00 pm
ISTANBUL BREEZE  PART II

FEATURING

ANI AFSHAR
MELTEM AKTAS
NADIA ARDITTI
CETIN ATES
DILEK AYDINCIOGLU
YASEMIN ASLAN BAKIRI
CAMEKAN
DINCER GUNGORUR
AYSEGUL KIRMIZI
MERAL DEGER
DERYA OZPARLAK
SEMRA OZUMERZIFON
KEMAL SIRIN
PEMBE HILAL TUZUNER
BELGIN YUCELEN
 ___________________


JANUARY 10,  5:00 - 8:00 pm
SUSAN HANES 
BOOK SIGNING
"HEARTS"



TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 6:00 pm
 MARCO NEREO ROTELLI
'LIGHTS"
BOOK PRESENTATION
INSTITUTE OF ITALIAN CULTURE
Carol Fox, Marco Nereo Rotelli,
Arica Hilton

JANUARY 13 & 17, 5:00 - 9:00PM

MARCO NEREO ROTELLI

RAGE, RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF THE LIGHT

LIGHT INSTALLATION 
CHARLES DEERING LIBRARY
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY




PETER SOREL


FELIX ROULIN

GAIL MANCUSO

GAIL MANCUSO


SOPHIA COLLIER




CANTSTOPGOODBOY
HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY | 716 N. Wells Street | Chicago | IL | 60654