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Friday, August 24, 2007

Surprisingly Accurate "Street View"

I love using Google Maps. I basically have no sense of direction but I'm good with visuals so I like that I can get a satellite view to help me find where I'm going. I noticed that now the maps have a little orange man and if you click on "street view" it takes you to a street level point of view of that spot.




What really impressed me was the accuracy of the street view-there really was an orange man right there on the street!






How do they do it?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Wandering Water: Ballona Network Art Auction

Wandering Water Katherine Kean

This is the painting I'm donating for the Ballona Network Art Auction.
This painting is 8 x 8", oil on canvas.
A preview showing more of the artwork donated, including paintings, tiles, photography and jewelry, is available on their website.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Save the Date: Ballona Network Art Auction, Raffle, & Dinner

Ballona Network invites you to a unique chance to support Ballona and acquire art by top local artists.

Free Public Art Preview 2 - 5 pm
Silent Auction, Raffle & Dinner
Sunday September 9, 2007 6 - 9pm

at:
Culver Events Center
11934 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066

To make your reservation and to preview art go to:

BallonaNetwork.org

Art works include sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media, ceramics, prints, and digital art. Many contributing artists participated in an extensive tour of the Ballona Watershed in April from Franklin Canyon to the Ballona Wetlands. They are donating their work in support of a Ballona Watershed greenway vision.

An integral part of this green vision is engaging both the public and elected officials in the challenge of creating an urban network of green trails, streams, and natural places - from the Santa Monica Mountains and the Los Angeles River to the Baldwin Hills, Ballona Creek and Wetlands, and Santa Monica Bay, while conserving, cleaning, and restoring our water.

All contributions are tax-deductible.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Ciya
Lucy Blake-Elahi
Lois Jean Brower
Maximilian Buschman
Michael Caroff
Christophe Cassidy
Sharon Commins
Preston Craig
Betsy Damon
Judith Davies
Nancie Doughty
June Edmonds
Lori Escalera
Bruria Finkel
Rudy Gardea
Carole Garland
Dona Geib
Barbara Golbin
Linda Gonzales
James Gordon Evert
Holly Hofmann
Channa Horwitz
Lee Jordan
Jake Kauffman
Katherine Kean
Joey Krebs
Francis Longmire
Jean Lowe
Ken Marsh
Sandra Mueller
Margaret Nielsen
Angela Maria Ortiz
Miquel Osuna
Mary-Suzanne Peters
Sheila Pinkel
Robin Roy
Ruth San Pietro
Craig Shoenbaum
Larry Shapiro
Elizabeth Sloan
Carol Steinberg
Marina Tidwell
Joseph "Joe" Veltri
Margaret Walter
Pat Warner
Roslyn Wilkins

Contact & questions:

jeanette@SaveBallona.org

310-721-3512

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Bring Your Sunglasses: Dan Flavin at LACMA




I tried to see the Dan Flavin retrospective at LACMA today (the last day, I believe), but had to leave because it triggered the beginning of a migraine. Luckily I was okay again after a few minutes away from the fluorescent lights...

I had a great time at the Olafur Eliasson a couple of years ago and suffered no bad effects.

Here's an article about the affects on others.