Oil painting by Franz Kline, Tiffany watch and engagement ring, Asian objects, more at Bruneau & Co.'s Nov. 24th auction

Post-Impressionist oil on board titled Sunny Afternoon by Franz Kline (Am., 1910-1962) (est. $5,000-$8,000).

Fine, 20th century leaded glass rose bronze lamp attributed to Gorham, 22 inches tall (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Chinese Qing Dynasty celadon white jade plaque with a fine, reticulated carving of storks (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Tiffany & Co. engagement ring with near colorless 1.24-carat square brilliant cut diamond (est. $8,000-$12,000).

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction is planned for the Thanksgiving weekend on Saturday, November 24th, online and in the gallery.

This will be a well-rounded holiday sale, with a large assortment of jewelry from estates across southern New England, as well as interesting art from many local homes.”

— Kevin Bruneau

CRANSTON, R.I., UNITED STATES, November 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ upcoming Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction is planned for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend on Saturday, November 24th, online and in the firm’s gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. Offered will be 500 lots of fine jewelry, sterling silver, original artworks, furniture, art glass, sculpture, folk art, Asian objects and more.

“This will be a well-rounded holiday sale, with a large assortment of jewelry from estates across southern New England, as well as interesting art from many local homes,” said Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers company president and auctioneer Kevin Bruneau. “We invite everyone to come celebrate Thanksgiving with Bruneau & Co. and enjoy the complimentary food and beverage.”

The auction will begin promptly at 10 am Eastern time. Online bidding will be facilitated by bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com, or by downloading the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. Previews will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and Friday, Nov. 23, from 9-5. Doors will open auction day at 8 am.

“With 500 lots this is surely not going to be a sprint of an auction,” remarked Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer. “It promises to be an exciting, action-packed day. From fine jewelry and period furnishings to a Franz Kline painting, there’s something for everyone.”

The Franz Kline (Mass./N.Y., 1910-1962) is a post-Impressionist oil on board titled Sunny Afternoon (est. $5,000-$8,000). The painting, an early example from Kline’s career, depicts a farmer and his donkey in an outdoor setting. It’s signed and titled and housed in a 16 inch by 21 inch frame. Also, a signed oil on canvas post-Impressionist figural seascape painting by Jack Keijo Steele (Wash., 1919-2003), 27 inches by 33 inches (framed) should bring $2,000-$3,000.

Other noteworthy original paintings will include a pair of works with identical pre-sale estimates of $1,000-$2,000. One is a coastal Maine atmospheric seascape watercolor by the avant-garde artist of the Boston School, George Hawley Hallowell (Mass., 1871-1926), signed and 36 inches by 29 inches (framed). The other is a portrait oil on canvas painting, possibly of President Grover Cleveland, by Nicola Marschall (Am./Germ., 1829-1917), signed and dated (“1886”) lower left.

Additional fine artworks will feature three paintings by the Swiss modernist Albert Chavaz (1907-1990), including a hunting game still life and a nocturnal landscape; three abstract expressionist crayon drawings by Taro Yamamoto (American, 1919-1994); an oil portrait of World War I French general Marshal Joseph Joffre by George Luks (Pa./N.Y., 1867-1933); and many artworks deaccessioned from the deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Mass.

The Tiffany name will be called more than once. A Tiffany & Company engagement ring with a stunning, near colorless 1.24-carat square brilliant cut diamond in a platinum solitaire setting and VVS1 clarity, with very good polish and symmetry, should garner $8,000-$12,000; and a Tiffany Swiss platinum repeater pocket watch, made circa 1902, with 29-jewel C. H. Meylan movement and Art Deco stylized face and subsidiary second hand dial, is expected to realize $3,000-$5,000.

Asian offerings will include a circa 1900 palace-size Persian Mahal wool carpet rug, 26 feet 2 inches by 17 feet 3 inches, having a diamond ivory medallion with floral tendrils surrounded by thousands of flowers and lattice work within geometric and floral borders (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a Chinese Qing Dynasty celadon white jade plaque, 4 inches by 3 ¼ inches, showing a fine, reticulated carving of a phalanx of storks foraging in a marsh in high relief (est. $2,000-$3,000).

The Asian category will also feature porcelain, wood carvings and several jades, highlighted by the aforementioned Qing Dynasty jade plaque, plus a lovely Kangxi baluster form scenic vase.

Decorative accessories will be plentiful and will include a fine, 20th century leaded glass rose bronze lamp attributed to Gorham, 22 inches tall, with a vibrant, 18-inch diameter stained glass shade consisting of polychrome roses with green foliage and amber glass (est. $2,000-$3,000); and an exceptional early 19th century Chippendale gilt carved wood mirror, 44 inches by 22 inches, finely decorated with a central urn flanked by facing Chinese birds (est. $1,000-$1,500).

The folk art category will be highlighted by a pair of Leonard Wyburd Arts & Crafts Thebes stools. Also in the sale are a 19th century American ship’s ‘woolie’ embroidered textile, a double flame Murano art glass sculpture by Adriano Valentina (b. 1945), and an early 19th century Ethan Allen type gilt copper and zinc weathervane. Telephone and absentee bids will be accepted.

Bruneau & Co.’s next big sale after this one is an important Toys & Comics Auction, slated for Saturday, December 1st, also online and in the Cranston gallery. Up for bid will be over 325 lots, to include significant comics such as DC Flash #105 CBCS 9.0 est. $15,000-$25,000; Marvel Fantastic Four #48 CBCS 8.5 est. $3,000-$5,000; Marvel Incredible Hulk #181 CBCS 9.4 est. $6,000-$9,000; DC Detective Comics #142 CBCS 6.5 est. $2,000-$3,000; and other rarities.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auctions, to include the Thanksgiving holiday weekend sale and the December 1 Toys & Comics Auction, please visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted frequently. To contact the company via e-mail, use info@bruneauandco.com. Or, you can phone them at the gallery, at (401) 533-9980.

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Travis Landry
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Include these Expert Cyber Safety Video Tips in Your Holiday Consumer Protection Stories

CLEARWATER, FL, USA, November 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cybercriminals love the holidays! Fraud incidents in October, November and December increase 50% over the annual average. As part of your consumer holiday coverage, feel free to include video tips from the non-profit Center for Cyber Safety and Education on issues impacting families: online shopping, guidance for parents buying tech gifts, avoiding holiday scams and staying safe during holiday travel. Each video includes 15 second, on-camera sound bites in high res, available in English from our Director, Patrick Craven, and in Spanish from our Community Engagement Coordinator, Beatriz Parres.

Use the videos in a news package, VOSOT, Look Live, digital content or whatever works best for you. We just ask that you follow these guidelines: 1) Please use the proper lower thirds; 2) Give the Center for Cyber Safety and Education credit when using the materials; 3) Include a link to our website – www.iamcybersafe.org – in the web story.
All videos will be shared via Dropbox. To receive the links to download the materials, please reply to me, Sarah Nicholas, PR Specialist for the Center, at sarah@serendipitywriting.com or call me at 269-903-9167. I look forward to hearing from you!

About Center for Cyber Safety and Education
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education is a non-profit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. The Center works to ensure that people across the globe have a positive and safe experience online through their award-winning educational programs, scholarships, and research. Visit www.IAmCyberSafe.org.

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Center for Cyber Safety and Education
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Diligent research by Bruce Wood of Woodshed Art Auctions propels Gainsborough oil portrait study to $103,125 at auction

Oil portrait study by Thomas Gainsborough (Br., 1727-1788) for The Honourable Mrs. Graham ($103,125).

Wood’s infra-red photography revealed a complex and energetic drawing hidden beneath the surface of the paint.

Oil on canvas painting by a follower of Edward Hopper (Am., 1882-1967), titled Office at Night ($7,500).

Tempera on paper attributed to Claude Monet (Fr., 1840-1926), titled Winter Landscape ($3,900).

Oil on canvas landscape attributed to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corort (Fr., 1796-1875) ($3,750).

What was initially thought to be an ordinary copy ended with a six-figure finish at the firm’s November 1st fine art auction held online and in Franklin, Mass.

FRANKLIN, MASS., UNITED STATES, November 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — FRANKLIN, Mass. – Diligent research by Bruce Wood of Woodshed Art Auctions propelled what was initially believed to be an ordinary copy of a painting to a six-figure finish at the firm’s November 1st fine art auction titled Gainsborough, Monet, Warhol & Friends. The painting was an oil portrait study by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) titled The Honourable Mrs. Graham.

Wood’s examination of the under-drawing and comparison with Gainsborough’s drawing style led to the conclusion that the painting was a precursor to the finished work, which hangs in the Scottish National Galleries in Edinburgh. Still, to be safe, Wood called it an attribution for the sale, but savvy bidders were convinced. The final price, with buyer’s premium, was $103,125.

The painting, in a 40 ¼ inch by 55 inch frame, was in fine condition, though it did show signs of age, furthering the notion it was a study. The cracking was consistent with portraits of the period, including ones in Edinburgh’s National Gallery. Wood’s infra-red photography revealed a complex and energetic drawing hidden beneath the surface of the paint, a convincing revelation.

The selling price outperformed the pre-sale estimate of $75,000-$100,000, cementing the notion that the painting, perhaps Gainsborough’s most intricate and recognizable compositions and one of the finest examples of 18th century portraiture, was indeed by the famed British artist. Wood’s discovery led to an examination of another Gainsborough in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

But his investigation wasn’t limited to stateside research. Wood hopped a flight to Edinburgh to view The Honourable Mrs. Graham up close and personal, and perform infra-red photography there in the gallery. What he learned led to a deeper understanding of Gainsborough’s working methods. The artist was very precise when rendering fine fabrics, jewels, hair and accoutrements.

The hair in the painting was of particular interest to Wood. The infra-red technology led to his discovery of how he rendered the sitter’s coiffures in such a dynamic manner – an underlying sketch in black chalk. When highlighted with paint, the quick, vertical strokes of black chalk added to the dynamism of the sitter’s fashionable up-do and added depth to the static portrait.

The technique prompted further investigation by Wood, who found similar under-drawing technique not just on the painting in Scotland but also Gainsborough’s works titled Haymaker and Sleeping Girl, both done in the 1780s and now housed in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

Gainsborough was also adept at drawing elegant hands. In The Honourable Mrs. Graham, the hands extend from an already elongated wrist and end seamlessly into her gown. The elongated, clutching fingers enhance the elegance of the sitter and pronounce the dainty features of his elite, sophisticated clientele. An infra-red photo revealed quickly sketched hands in the under-drawing.

The variation on backgrounds is probably the clearest indication that the work sold was a preparation sketch. The background of the exhibited version in Scotland is a quintessential Gainsborough Rococo landscape, with an undulating, verdant hill and exquisitely rendered trees that would lay the groundwork for British Romanticism in the subsequent decades to come.

The study, however, displays a more somber (but equally striking) tone. The bucolic hillscape is replaced with a seemingly opaque mass of darkness, capped by an eerie sunset, providing a stark contrast to the delicate, pale white Mrs. Graham. It is reminiscent to the background in a 1759 Gainsborough Self-Portrait, and adds a dynamic to the rigid rules of 18th century portraiture.

Interestingly, the subject in the painting was born Mary Cathcart, the daughter of the Scottish ambassador to Russia. She spent her early years at the Court of Catherine the Great before her marriage to Thomas Graham in 1774. She was one of the most beautiful women of her time and Gainsborough, smitten with her himself, painted her multiple times, most often from memory.

Other paintings in Gainsborough, Monet, Warhol & Friends also performed well. They included:

• An oil on canvas painting by a follower of Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967), titled Office at Night, artist signed and nicely housed in a 28 inch by 34 ¼ inch frame ($7,500).
• A tempera on paper work attributed to Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926), titled Winter Landscape, artist signed and verso stamped Collection Simon in Paris, France ($3,900).
• An oil on canvas landscape painting attributed to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), likely in the original frame measuring 23 ¾ inches by 26 ¾ inches ($3,750).
• An oil on canvas painting attributed to John Whorf (American, 1903-1959), titled Woman Reading, artist signed and with an auction label on upper stretcher bar ($1,250).

Woodshed Art Auctions is a family-owned art gallery specializing in oil painting restoration and live and online art auctions, celebrating its 50th anniversary. The firm is always accepting quality artworks for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may call Bruce Wood at 508-533-6277; or, e-mail him at bruce@woodshedartauctions.com.

For more information about Woodshed Art Auctions and the firm’s calendar of upcoming fine art auctions, please visit www.woodshedartauctions.com.

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Bruce Wood
Woodshed Art Auctions
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Gain Private Access to The Best Black Friday Deals on Unique Gifts for Holiday 2018

C Larboard offers community members the opportunity to get the Best Pre-Black Friday 2018 deals on unique gifts from around the world.

C Larboard offers community members the opportunity to get the Best Black Friday 2018 deals on unique gifts from around the world

C Larboard's gift guide makes holiday 2018 gift-giving easy and fun.

C Larboard’s gift guides make holiday 2018 gift-giving easy and fun

Everyone needs to get places and getting there just got a lot easier and a whole lot more fun! C Larboard offers the Defiance Tools® B2 ebike for holiday 2018 and BEYOND.

Everyone needs to get places and with the Defiance Tools® B2 Ebike, getting there just got a lot easier and a whole lot more fun!

Join the C Larboard community of life enthusiasts and gain private access to crazy-low, Black Friday pricing on unique gifts sourced from around the world.

We're excited to share our Holiday Gift Guide for 2018. From the life enthusiast that's close to your heart to the mixologist who loves to throw parties and more, we have you covered!”

— Co-Founder, Zoé Coulcher

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA, November 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The excitement this holiday season is growing with Black Friday just days away. Many brands have already released their best Black Friday deals of 2018. This year, CLarboard.com is no exception in offering Black Friday deals galore – except there is a twist.

CLarboard.com has already released their Holiday 2018 Gift Guide full of unique gifts from around the world for literally everyone on any holiday gift-giver's list. Soon they will be releasing their jaw-dropping, Black Friday deals to the public.

But for members of the C Larboard community (those who have signed up for their mailing list or purchased a product), the craziness starts two days early with their lowest prices of the entire holiday season during Pre-Black Friday.

It’s hard to believe that holiday music is already playing on the radio and Christmas decorations are already up. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching, and C Larboard is busy preparing for these big events.

C Larboard Co-Founders, Rich and Zoé Coulcher, know consumers are expecting some amazing deals and easy ways to navigate holiday gift giving. And the Co-Founders have delivered with a myriad of great options for gift-givers.

"We are so excited to share our Holiday Gift Guide for 2018," shared Co-Founder, Zoé Coulcher. "From the life enthusiast that's close to your heart and the mixologist who loves to throw parties (or maybe that’s you?) to the coffee and tea lovers and ladies you are shopping for this season, we have you covered!", said Ms. Coulcher.

Ms. Coulcher will be highlighting the C Larboard gift guide in different blog posts on the CLarboard.com, but the categories are as follows:

✓Gifts for the Mixologist
✓Gifts for Coffee & Tea Aficionados
✓Gifts for Tool Enthusiasts
✓Gifts for Her
✓Stocking Stuffers
✓Hanukkah Gifts

"This year we have decided to offer our Best Black Friday 2018 Deals prior to Black Friday…and only for members of our C Larboard Community. Now don’t get me wrong, we are going to have some FANTASTIC unique gifts and promotions for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. But our best discounts will be reserved for our past customers and folks that have signed up for our Pre-Black Friday mailing list!", said Co-Founder, Rich Coulcher.

Joining the C Larboard community of life enthusiasts who have already grown to love the unique gifts the Coulchers have sourced from around the world will ensure you gain private access to their crazy, low Pre-Black Friday pricing.

The holidays are easy to navigate with CLarboard.com. The entire team at C Larboard is excited and ready for the holidays. They hope shoppers are ready to have some fun shopping and saving with them during Pre-Black Friday on Wednesday, November 21st and Thursday the 22nd.

Purchasing a product now will guarantee access to their best Pre-Black Friday Deals. Signing up for the C Larboard Pre-Black Friday mailing list will also ensure new community members inclusion in amazing savings.

Don't miss out on the fun of Pre-Black Friday. Shop the C Larboard Holiday 2018 Gift Guide now.

About C Larboard:
C Larboard, LLC is a worldwide marketer of innovative gifts, cool gadgets and Defiance Tools branded products in the following categories: Transportation Tools, Mobile & Communication Tools, Food & Beverage Tools, Fun & Fashion Tools, and Gadgets, Tools & EDC (every day carry). Many in the C Larboard community are also focused on bringing cool and innovative products to market. In addition to their online store, C Larboard also offers independent consulting and advisory services in all aspects of product development and product sourcing. Find more information on their "Gifts, Gadgets & General Store to Your Door" at CLarboard.com.

About Defiance Tools:
Defiance Tools is a lifestyle…a mindset. Defiance Tools is a brand inspired by breaking out of the expected norm, thinking and living in your own unique way…an act of defiance. Defiance Tools' products are designed to provide quality, productivity and value to end users and are sold and distributed direct to consumers via e-commerce, retail store shelves, Amazon and eBay. Find more information about their line of Tools To Navigate Life at DefianceTools.com.

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Codex Enigmatum puzzle game book launches on Kickstarter

Innovario is proud to announce the Kickstarter launch of Codex Enigmatum, an innovative escape game type puzzle book.

If you’re looking for something along the lines of Journal 29 or Trip 1907, give this one a look.”

— OpinionatedGamers.com

GHENT, BELGIUM, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Codex Enigmatum is an immersive and richly illustrated puzzle book, filled with a diverse mix of unique and interrelated brain teasers, riddles and conundrums. It features many one-of-a-kind puzzles designed specifically for this book as well as unconventional twists on well-known puzzle types.

Rami Hansenne, the author, explains: “Each puzzle solution yields a key to unlock future puzzles. In order to unlock the secrets of the codex, you will need to quest your way through over 60 varied and eccentric enigmas requiring a combination of lateral thinking, logical deduction, spatial reasoning and pattern recognition.”

The often very unconventional puzzles (each consisting of a two-page spread) require a unique approach and no two are alike. Each puzzle is illustrated and often the illustrations (rather than supporting text) offer subtle clues as to how the challenge should be approached.

The Kickstarter campaign launched on November 13th and was funded in under 3 hours. Pre-ordering is still possible until January 2nd 2019:


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Amid the rise of “Instapoets”, a new website reminds readers and poets to turn to the classics

Poetryimmortal.com is a poetry blog and encyclopedia which venerates the great poets of history

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chris, the owner of poetryimmortal.com, has always cherished classic poetry, finding inspiration and lasting beauty. He has built an impressive encyclopedic website, which provides many historical poets in multiple languages, with many useful translations.

However, in this age of social media, he is dismayed by the rise of so-called “Instapoetry”, arguing that these works consistently lack depth. He views the surge of interest in poetry as beneficial, but warns that large popular consumption does not necessarily equate with quality. He explains the common problems with “Instapoetry”, which he describes as often clichéd diary entries with overused language, lacking substance and originality. He contends that the chaotic pieces show an ignorance of the poetic tradition, and are often devoid of profound thought.

Chris encourages readers and writers to voyage back to the classics: “We return to the classics to better understand the roots of this revered and honourable tradition, a tradition of great beauty and wisdom.” He argues that many can improve their writing skills by reading the classics, which he sees as still relevant today.

Poetryimmortal.com provides visitors with poems in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, ancient Greek and Latin. The translations enable readers and poetry lovers to conveniently
access international and historical poetry, all on one accessible website. Here we can read the odes of Horace, the sonnets of Petrarch and the Romantic masterpieces of Wordsworth and Keats.

In this racing era of social media, poetryimmortal.com emerges as a much-needed remedy, reminding readers of the standards of art and literature. This website brings us closer to the sublime writers of history, exalting that poetry which has endured the test of time.

About Poetry Immortal:
Poetry Immortal is a Canadian-based online encyclopedia and blog, providing a database of historical poets and their works. This large collection includes poems in multiple languages, with many English translations. The directory will continue to be updated, while the blog provides many thought-provoking articles. Poetry Immortal is a must-read website for any poetry enthusiast or aspiring poet.

Christopher M.
Poetry Immortal
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Auxxit, Inc. Raises $110K To Develop Community Commerce Mobile Application

Auxxit, Inc. an emerging tech startup is developing a mobile application enabling peer-to-peer sales in an interactive group chat social network platform.

DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Auxxit, Inc. (“Auxxit”), a Colorado based tech startup focused on facilitating peer-to-peer sales through embedded functionality in a group chat social network platform announced the completion of its first round of fundraising. The company raised $110,000 in a friends and family seed round to fuel the development of its new mobile application.

With Auxxit, users join communities with shared interests and the ability to participate in exciting “live” online social commerce events, the first of which will be a group auction tool. Community members can submit goods to be auctioned and when an event begins, our innovative mobile chat application simulcasts bidding activity in real-time within the chat window driving spontaneous discussion and interaction.
Key features of the app include:
• Real-time chat feature
• Communities managed by moderators
• Embedded payment and shipping tools allowing for easy transaction settlement between buyers and sellers.

Auxxit is moving beyond the traditional digital marketplace environment providing users with a complete social and interactive experience geared to e-commerce.

“After trying to maximize sales through traditional digital marketplaces and topic focused chat applications, we saw an opportunity to merge the two and tested the concept for a year, leveraging multiple applications to achieve what Auxxit will be able to accomplish as a single platform” said Vincent Arena, Auxxit’s founder and CEO. “Our unique ecosystem has been carefully designed to disrupt the traditional digital marketplace and auction industries through the intelligent application of increasingly popular real-time group chat technology.”

About Auxxit
Auxxit is a peer-to-peer mobile application dedicated to providing its users a community experience with direct access to other users with shared interests and the ability to participate in online social commerce events. Founded in 2017, Auxxit is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. For more information, visit www.auxxit.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. All statements in this press release other than statements of historical facts are forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results. Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size and demand, prospective business contracts, trends, or operating results also constitute forward looking statements. Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forward-looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business, and industry risks, which are difficult to predict, and many of which are beyond our control. Our operating results, financial condition, and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for online marketplaces, a lack of profitability, and other risks. We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans. Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

Nicole Klein
Auxxit Inc.
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The ONLY Twitch Channel dedicated to educating game developers about the business side of the industry.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Blowing Rock, NC (November 15, 2018) – The Powell Group today heralded the ongoing success of its Indie Game Business channel on Twitch, which after six months has recorded 40 Episodes in its twice-weekly show.

Indie Game Business provides game developers with the business knowledge they need to succeed, through guest speakers, lectures and industry best practices. The topics of past have included “how to find a publisher”, “where to sell when you self-publish”, “community management”, “localization”, “PR and marketing”, “working with influencers”, “industry trends”, and ”legal tips and licensing for indies”.
The Powell Group has long believed that all developers, big and small, need a solid understanding of the business and marketing aspects of the gaming industry in order to succeed. Unfortunately, until Indie Game Business came along, very few resources were available to educate these teams. Each week the show discusses topics which will help developers be more successful.
The show’s host, Jay Powell, has over 20 years experience with the video game industry, and his co-host, Indie, is a successful influencer who has been partnered with Twitch since January, 2014. Their goal is to fill the void of education options in the video game industry and bring knowledge to those who need it most…the game developers.

"I realized several years ago that I, and others in the industry, had knowledge that we took for granted. Things that had become so second nature to us that we didn't realize younger members of the industry didn't know. We can send people to school to learn to code, draw, animate, design, and produce, but no one teaches them about the business side of the industry. We want them to be able to stay in business and keep building their dreams and all the great games we love playing." said CEO and host, Jay Powell.
Indie Game Business has treated its developer audiences to many great guests over the past 6 months, including Jen MacLean (Executive Director of IGDA), Mega Crit (Slay the Spire), David Logan (CEO of Akupara Games), Heather Chandler (Former producer on Fortnite), Nicholas Longano and Demetrio Cuzzocrea of Hourglass publishing and other notable companies – Failbetter Games, The Trese Brothers, Gogii Games, Tiny Build, and many more.

"We make a great team because we've learned so much from one another through the course of the show. Since we come from very different perspectives, I feel like it gives our audience a deeper look into the gaming industry they wouldn't find anywhere else." Dan "Indie" Long



About The Powell Group
The Powell Group of North Carolina, collectively has over 100 years’ experience in all facets of the video game industry. We track more than 500 game publishers and over 4,000 game developers. We have made it our business to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the companies and the industry. We are able to leverage that experience into an exceptional network of experienced partners, advisors and service providers to tackle and go-to-market challenge our clients might face.

Jay Powell
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Yanay: Prague's Rising Art Star Makes International Waves

Yanay; Angels Have Two Faces, 20 cm x 20 cm, oil on canvas

Yanay; Touch of Spirit, 70 cm x 70 cm, oil and sand on canvas

Yanay; Dream about you, 120 cm x 90 cm, 47 inches x 35 inches, acrylic on canvas

Yanay: Prague's Rising Art Star Makes International Waves with a Daring World View, and Exciting Art to Match, as witnessed here in this exclusive interview.

We need heroes, but somewhere, there is living a person who nobody knows, and who does many good things for the world, but is not observed. They act not for fame, but from the heart.”

— Yanay

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA, USA, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Internationally known artist Yanay is one of Prague's fastest rising stars in the art world. With influences ranging from Da Vinci, to Picasso, Yanay has trained at some of the worlds top art schools, has traveled the world, and holds two University degrees. The following is an exclusive interview by The Hollywood Sentinel with the artist, whose wisdom can inspire other artists with great wisdom, and invaluable help.

Hollywood Sentinel: Is it necessary to go to art school to be an artist?

Yanay: I do not think it is necessary for an artist to go to art school. There are plenty of artists throughout history without having attended schools. Some were educated under the masters, and some not at all, and there are even such who were thrown out from an academy school and found their own original way. There are however the rules of arts and techniques there which should be learned. It is good to know this to make good art. If you combine the good technical quality and talent, you could have a masterpiece. Some artists know the rules instinctively. Art should have a message. It does not need perfection, but a quality of communication. Art is above technical rendition. But the techniques should not be underestimated.

Hollywood Sentinel: That makes sense. Some artists have the challenge of avoiding toxic chemical paints. What is your solution to this?

Yanay: There are many of eco-colors and non-toxic materiáls including non-toxic turpentine. I have painted using turpentine, but you need to have ventilate very well when using it. Also in the glazing, it is good to use a protective means. To paint by acrylic is probably also in some way toxic, but not so dangerous. So now I prefer to paint with that, even it has other disadvantage as it dries very fast. When artists do not want to be exposed to toxcis materials, they should find eco-colors. or they could use watercolors, pastels, or inks. there are many choices today, just look it up online!

Hollywood Sentinel: Nice. What filmmakers and actors have inspired you?

Yanay: My favorite filmmakers are Czech director Milos Forman, and Steven Spielberg. With regard to actors, there are too many to name. Movies which inspired me are classics as Cassablanca, To Kill a Mockingbird, the French movie Amelie, Saving Private Ryan, Amadeus by Milos Forman, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Matrix, and many others.
I am inspired by personalities of strong characters who do not hesitate to fight for a better future and who have courage and keep their integrity. I like movies which answer questions about the true values of life, and show the way to a successful future. Movies show many faces of life, and they show you also the weakness of people, yet still let you have space to find your own answers. Life is a colorful canvas and when you change one colour of it, you change all the picture. This is the art. Another movie which I really loved and saw many times was The Muse (1999). It is a very inspiring and interesting movie. I like actors including Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, and Andie MacDowell. Their smiles light up, but are very deep as well.

Hollywood Sentinel: What other art do you create?

Yanay: I also write poetry. I have written an anthology; The Breath without Breath, to be issued by Eurolex.
Poetry is the painting of pictures by words, it is a celebration of reality and emotions by imagination, and the essence of words goes beyond that. It is very intimate. It has very gentle nuances which are usually lost in translations. I prefer painting because it is an international language.

Hollywood Sentinel: That's great. Who was or is to you the greatest human being who has ever lived?

Yanay: This is hard to answer. I appreciate people and their good intentions and originality. Yes, we need heroes, but somewhere, there is living a person who nobody knows, and who does many good things for the world, but is not observed. They act not for fame, but from the heart. Every such person is great human being. There are plenty of people today and throughout history who are great. Greatest is only a word of comparison. Who is the greatest? It is only an opinion. I do not know, I see only different forms of greatness.

Hollywood Sentinel: Who would you like to meet if you could?

Yanay: There is no such person. For sure there are many people who enrich our lives by their knowledge or art, and give us the gift of their presence. Sometimes, to be around them makes our life better. But I am not a fan of icons. People–including me–have a tendency to glamorize some people. I would like to meet an ideal person, a perfect person, but this person does not exist. (Smile). But this is probably a good thing. There are always other strata to be achieved no matter how great a person is. If you meet some famous person and know this person closer, you can see it.

Hollywood Sentinel: True. What is the most difficult thing about being an artist?

Yanay: Being an artist is not dificult, it is a pleasure. To be a good artist and to find one's own style and still find the way to be understood and not pander to public–this is the challenge. From the practical view of the matter, to find an art dealer who does not know the word "impossible," and to avoid the burden of selling one's own art, and to focus more on creation instead of that is the challenge. Yet still, I can handle that.

Hollywood Sentinel: Excellent. Where should the public visit to see your art and buy your work?

Yanay: I usually sell my art from my studio in Prague, Czech Republic. You can also invest in my art with a purchase online.

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Infuse the Holidays with Doreen Sotelo-Celedon’s Essential Oils

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Doreen Sotelo-Celedon does her best to find the healthiest solutions to everyday occurrences utilizing Essential Oils. This is especially true for infusing the holiday seasons with her beloved oils.

Essential Oils are easy to insert into our everyday lives. From projects to baking, there are a host of different creations that Essential Oils can help bring to life. Having such a healthy, dynamic tool at your disposal is a wonderful way to make the everyday extraordinary.

Although, when it comes to holiday cheer, most want their friends and family to be enthralled with the magic of the season. As the facilitator of that magic, you need to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Thankfully, Doreen Sotelo-Celedon has figured out how to infuse her holidays with Essential Oils. Now, she is sharing her experiences.


Decorations are one of the most treasured features of the holiday season. Families love to decorate, and it is with good reason. Decorating for holidays and having those reminders of love and happiness spread throughout the home boosts your mood and moral. Holiday décor often reminds us of happy times, shared with family and friends. Therefore, decorations are calming and pleasant. The sight of them reduces stress.

By infusing Essential Oils into the décor, this effect is intensified. Between rich, traditional holiday scents and creative DIY projects, Essential Oils offer an endless supply of inspiration. Make soap for the bathroom, Play Dough for the kids to enjoy, and candles to light the holiday path.


Baking is a favorite holiday past time. Even if a family does not bake at all the rest of the year. Chances are good that there is at least one dessert that the holidays would not be the same without. Fortunately, Essential Oils offer a healthy alternative to many otherwise undesirable ingredients.

However, this is not the sugar-free byproduct that slightly resembles an old-style holiday favorite. No. The infusion of Essential Oils into baking platters enriches the taste and offers a unique experience, without sacrificing tradition. The inclusion of Essential Oils will make your dishes a true holiday favorite.


While gifts are not the main priority of the holidays, they do play a vital role in most family gatherings. After all, gift-giving is a way to show appreciation and love for those we care about. Infusing Essential Oils into the gifts is a great way to create something completely unique. Additionally, there are many DIY styles of gifts. Thus, it is possible to make a unique Essential Oils treasure for everyone on your list.

In summation, Doreen Sotelo-Celedon prides herself on figuring out alternative solutions to everyday occurrences. For much of these solutions, Essential Oils has become her go-to. When the holidays roll around, though, the assistance of Essential Oils is irrefutable. For more information or ideas on how to make your holidays shine with Essential Oils, visit Doreen Sotelo-Celedon’s website. From Doreen Sotelo-Celedon to you and your family; May your holidays be merry, bright, and creatively infused with Essential Oils.

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