Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Burning Man is an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance held on the playa in the Black Rock Desert, 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada. The towns of Empire and Gerlach serve as guardians of the desert region. Burning Man is an experiment in temporary community. Relationships are created, neighbors meet one another, and our collective survival is challenged. This is not a spectator event.
This is something I have always wanted to do...maybe next year...
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Fed back in the market 3 times today!!!
Aug 23 10:20 AM US/Eastern
The US Federal Reserve injected 17.25 billion dollars into the financial system in three actions Thursday, the latest in a series of moves designed to ease a credit squeeze in global markets.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which handles the overnight repurchase agreements for the Fed, announced the actions on its website.
A first injection of seven billion dollars at 8:30 am (1230 GMT) was followed by another of the same amount at 9:40 am and a third of 3.25 billion at 9:55 am.
The latest injections brought the total to 120.5 billion dollars added to money markets in repurchase agreements in the past two weeks.
Central banks began a series of major cash infusions on August 9 to ease tightening credit due to a crisis in the US high-risk subprime mortgage sector.
The US central bank on Friday unexpectedly slashed its discount rate to commercial banks to 5.75 percent from 6.25 percent to ease lending between banks.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Hurricane season is about to get under way in earnest and if you are properly prepped out for this I would suggest you get started...
This morning we have two areas of concern, on in the eastern Atlantic called Tropical Depression 4, likely to be a hurricane by Thursday; and we also have a little disturbance in the GOM currently referred to as Invest 91L...
Tropical Depression 4
More information as it becomes known...
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
KATHY KROMER,’S ART FEATURED AT ARISTEIA GALLERY
McKinney, TX – Aristeia Gallery will host a reception on August 11 from 7 – 10 PM, for Kathy Kromer, the gallery’s featured artist for August. Ms. Kromer’s work will be on display through the end of August.
Ms. Kromer is a Dallas area artist whose work in acrylic is known for her bold use of intense color and original composition. Painting to music, the artist states that “the faster the tempo, the faster the brush moves.” Color merges on her canvas and melts into other colors, creating art that is audacious, confident and eye catching.
Ms. Kromer credits her love of painting to her grandmother, who was an artist, and although Kathy painted for several years, the realization that she was an artist came late to her. Kathy believes that some artists are “born knowing art is the driving force in their lives while others have to enter art through different doors.” Her doors were perseverance and practice and she states that she “continues to walk through those doors.”
To the admirer, her art may be reminiscent of that of Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso and Modigliani, in a style she developed by studying these masters and through continued experimentation of expressing her passion. Kathy states that most of her inspiration for her paintings comes from her family, friends and relationships.
Aristeia Gallery owned by a group of local artists; Sandy Bauder, Ann Frazier, Vicky Saylor, Lisa Temple and Tina Wantland, and is located on the third floor of the historic Collin County Prison building. Each of these artists work is regularly on display in the gallery. The gallery also features original, free form metal sculptures by resident artist, Eric Gioia.
The Prison is also home Carrie Garner’s first floor, Galleria d’ Arte and Pernie Fallon & Guy Giersch’s, Studio Duende on the second floor. Each of the galleries feature a wide assortment of original art in a variety of media, including handmade jewelry, pottery and ceramics, by local and regional artists. The Prison is open to the public, Tuesday – Friday 11 AM – 5 PM and Saturdays, 10 AM – 5 PM. On the second Saturday of each month, the galleries close at 5 PM and reopen at 7 PM – 10 PM.