Japanese artist D’Holbachie-Yoko’s artwork is like a frolick into Candy Land on an acid trip. Here are a few of her colorful monster paintings…

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The Deaths of Ian Stone was released in 2007 as part of the After Dark Horror Fest 8 Films To Die For and directed by Dario Piana (who is directing The Lost Boys: The Thirst). I found The Deaths of Ian Stone on Fearnet Free on Demand (my go-to place for horror movie watching when I’m in the mood for on demand gore). I am usually disappointed in half of the films I find because they’re just so silly and the story lines are so preposterous or over-used. I wasn’t expecting to “get into” this dark, horror tale, of a guy, Ian Stone (Mike Vogel) who life ends (by murder) at exactly the same time each day and begins anew the next.

Thinking I found a hidden gem in a low-budget horror film, I was excited and intrigued by the interesting science fiction-like concept. Finally something different! I was in fact correct in my assumption but found it poorly executed. I say this only because it has a SyFy Channel air about it and I find movies on that channel amateurish. Maybe I’m spoiled.

The only thing that remains constant in Ian Stone’s “lives” is his girlfriend Jenny (Christina Cole) from his first life in college. But she doesn’t remember him in his new lives. In every new life he is being hunted by dark creatures that can turn into human form, who want him dead for reasons unknown, until more than half way through the film.

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If you’ve never seen the art of R.S. Connett a.k.a. Vomitus Maximus, get ready to be tantalized by his work. The closest artist one can compare R.S. Connett’s artwork to is Swiss painter H.R. Giger. Both have styles that represent the vision of the future in dark and detailed ways, which includes the use of “tubes” connecting tortured forms and nightmarish creatures.

Here is R.S. Connett’s “Supplicant” above an H.R. Giger piece to see what I mean.

Supplicant

H.R. Giger

Connett’s work is more colorful, whereas H.R. Giger’s are a study in grey and steel. Connett’s work will be on show at an exhibition in September. Details are below.

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Lauren DiCioccio print “Vogue JUL07:pg145 (Ripeness is All)” proves one can design something from the most simple resources, like a magazine page.  You know those pieces that makes you go “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Artists statement: I make sculptures and paintings about my anticipatory nostalgia for obsolescing paper media objects. The softness of a read newspaper page and the glossy slickness of a fresh magazine page are sensations embedded in our physical memory — the familiarity of touching these objects allows a relationship to form in the process of consuming the information they provide. When these objects disappear from our culture and assume the homogeneous texture of a back-lit screen, I fear that some of our intimacy with the process of reading will fade.

Fashion magazines are the source materials for my series color codification dot drawings. I make each piece on a sheet of frosted mylar laid over a magazine page. After assigning a color to every letter in the alphabet (numbers are in grayscale, 0=white and 9=black), I apply tiny dots of paint over every character on the page. Each drawing I make has a different color codification, and therefore a different palette. The resulting painting is a legible blur of dots in the form of the article’s layout — like a system of Braille for the color inclined.

This art print is available from 20×200.

Beginning Wednesday, October 6, the Brooklyn Museum will open to the public eight additional hours a week, including remaining open until 10 p.m. every Thursday and Friday.

When the new schedule goes into effect, the Brooklyn Museum will have a greater number of evening hours than almost any other New York City museum. Despite the challenging economic climate, the enhanced public hours will be implemented following an exhaustive year-long analysis of how the Museum’s public hours might be reorganized to more effectively meet the current needs of its audience.

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Maximillian Gallery art licensors and gallery of emerging, celebrity talent and properties, is currently holding its 2010 Speed Racer™ International Art Competition.

Accepting submissions from August 10, 2010 through October 31, 2010, artists of all ages, ranging from emerging to established, are invited to submit new works re-imagining the classic Speed Racer art.

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Danny Perasa and his wife, Annie, came to StoryCorps (which provides Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of their lives) to recount their twenty-seven-year romance.

In this heartfelt animation video ‘Danny and Annie’, (directed by the Rauch Brothers) recall their life together from their first date to Danny’s final days with terminal cancer. These remarkable Brooklynites personify the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people when we take the time to listen.

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