MyPhonePouch Receives Gold Level Mom’s Choice Award

MyPhonePouch earns Mom's Choice Awards Gold Seal

MyPhonePouch earns Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Seal

Allison Santini wearing her patent-pending invention, MyPhonePouch

Allison Santini wearing her patent-pending invention, MyPhonePouch

How to wear MyPhonePouch

How to wear MyPhonePouch

The Mom’s Choice Awards Names MyPhonePouch Among the Best in Family-Friendly Products

Designed for women and girls whose outfits often have inadequate or no pockets, this practical pouch can be worn by anyone of any age…”

— Allison Santini

SUWANEE, GA, USA, June 26, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named MyPhonePouch among the best in family-friendly media, products, and services. The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.

"We are thrilled to earn the Gold Level Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence seal of approval,” says
MyPhonePouch Inventor, Founder, Owner, CEO, Allison Santini. “We know all the great things the MCA does to
connect consumers, educators, and caregivers with the best products and services available for families and we are honored for the recognition of MyPhonePouch.”

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.

"Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians, and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”

The patent-pending invention of Allison Santini, MyPhonePouch is a unique innovation in phone carrying solutions. This soft, stretchy, comfortable pouch is worn tucked over any snug, sturdy waistband to instantly add multiple pockets to the user’s outfit. Designed for women and girls whose outfits often have inadequate or no pockets, this practical pouch can be worn by anyone of any age to reduce the stress and frustration associated with a misplaced, dropped, lost, or sat-on cell phone. MyPhonePouch can be worn with a variety of outfits including leggings, yoga pants, sweats, shorts, skirts, slacks, jeans, pajamas, and other garments. Available in different colors and sizes, MyPhonePouch stays on with a clever counterweight design so no clips, straps, or belts are required to hold it on.

Alternatively, MyPhonePouch can be used to carry a small medical device, emergency medication or other essential items that one needs to have on their person at all times and can’t risk accidentally sitting on or leaving behind. In the event of an emergency situation, MyPhonePouch can be used for self-defense as a striking tool. With a single quick motion, the user can pull the pouch out of their waistband and hit an assailant multiple times with the weighted end of the pouch.

About MyPhonePouch, LLC
Founded in 2017 by Inventor, Owner, and CEO, Allison Santini, MyPhonePouch, LLC is a privately-owned company headquartered in Suwanee, GA. MyPhonePouch is an innovative, patent-pending cell phone holder accessory that keeps the user’s cell phone hands-free secure and accessible on their hip. A sleek, streamlined, highly versatile phone carrying solution, MyPhonePouch can be worn at home, at work, at the gym, practically anywhere the user needs to carry their phone with them, which is practically everywhere. MyPhonePouch is committed to Made in the USA and is currently manufactured in metro-Atlanta, GA.

About the Mom’s Choice Awards®
The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families, and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products, and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA
mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families. Learn more about the Mom's Choice Awards by visiting their website: www.momschoiceawards.com

For more information visit: www.myphonepouch.com or contact Allison Santini at 833-746-6724 or hello@myphonepouch.com

Allison Santini
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Amit Bhadhana’s Latest Video School Ka Last Day is Pure Delight for Fans

Viral video of Indian Youtuber Amit Bhadhana brings back old school memories.

DELHI, DELHI, INDIA, June 26, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The youth Icon and famous Youtuber Amit Bhadana is trending on YouTube with his new video, posted on 20th June 2019.

The day before, he posted a story on Instagram giving his fans and followers special information about a giveaway upon his completion of 15 million YouTube viewers – in his upcoming video which he describes 'very close to his heart.' The video came online at 7:30PM on 20th June. In honor and praise of that, he describes in two-three steps, how to enter into this giveaway contest.

Bhadana in collaboration with Lords Mobiles game has decided of this giveaway to his fans, where the followers are to download the gaming app Lords Mobile via the link description given below his video. Log into the contest and fans could win prizes like mobiles and laptops worth a fortune.

The name of the contestants who are decided as winners by Lords Mobiles, will have their name announced on Bhadana's Instagram story for 9 days continuously. Right now, the video is trending on YouTube with 12 million views for now, which could increase in the near future. The post has generated 152K views on Facebook and the contest is creating a lot of buzz.

About Amit Bhadana: A very popular actor and YouTuber, he makes funny and informative videos. He is active on most of the social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and has more than 15 million subscribers on Youtube.

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July's Artist in Residence Alice Leese to offer workshop during her month at Hawai‘i Volcanoes NP

photo of artist Alice Leese

NPAF Artist in Residence Alice Leese

Painting by Alice Leese of texas wildfire

Painting by Alice Leese of wildfire

Many of my paintings have readily apparent animals and plants in the landscape and some have hidden animals that viewers like to discover…”

— Alice Leese, NPAF Artist in Residence at Hawai'i Volcanoes

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, HAWAI'I, US, June 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — West Texas rancher and painter Alice Leese, selected as July’s artist in residence, will unveil her evocative, colorful paintings inspired by the park’s volcanic landscapes at the After Dark in the Park program, Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in the Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. The program is free, but park entrance fees apply.

Leese will also offer artists of all abilities a rare opportunity to join her on the edge of Kīlauea in her “Postcards from the Edge” workshop, Sunday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $75 and includes lunch at Volcano House. Limited to 12 people, participants will receive a blank postcard-sized canvas, but must bring their own paints and a travel-sized easel. Register at the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park website: www.fhvnp.org.

The artist is also a cattle rancher on her family’s 100-year-old ranch. She shares her western landscape in bold, moody oil paintings rich with dramatic strokes of color. Wildfire, a penetrating bovine stare, the night sky and other subjects convey what it is like to be fully present in an area. It’s a source of pride for Leese.

“Presenting the plants and animals accurately in paintings helps the viewer get an idea of what is possible to see on a visit to a region,” she said. “Many of my paintings have readily apparent animals and plants in the landscape and some have hidden animals that viewers like to discover, sort of like they discover animals in the wild by taking the time to stop, listen and look.” For instance, the flames in her painting “Frying Pan Fire” may appear to be tentacles of a large octopus, or perhaps lava, to some viewers.

Last year, Leese completed a residency at Fort Union National Monument in New Mexico, painting the grass prairie, the Santa Fe Trail, and the territorial-style adobe remnants of the largest 19th century military fort in the region. These paintings and her other artwork can be seen on her website, www.aliceleese.com.

The Artist in Residence program is sponsored by the National Parks Arts Foundation. The National Parks Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, art patrons and citizen supporters of the parks.

John Cargill
National Parks Arts Foundation
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The Preview Channel Launches on Samsung Smart TVs Nationwide Featuring First Run Movie and Video Game Trailers

The Preview Channel, movie trailers, video game trailers, star and director interviews, free linear tv channel, advertiser supported

The Preview Channel

The Fastest Growing Channel in the OTT Marketplace Targeting the Movie and Video Game Fan Demographic is Now Available in 60 Million + Homes.

"We are delighted to be carried on Samsung, one of the early pioneers and one of most innovative Smart TV manufacturers in the media marketplace and we are proud to become part of their family”.”

— William Sager

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Preview Channel™ (TPC) a free advertiser supported OTT 24/7 linear and AVOD streaming television channel has launched nationwide on Samsung TV Plus and is now available on 2016-2019 Samsung Smart TV’s. The channel, which debuted on the XUMO platform back in February, was developed by William Sager, TPC Founder, Chairman and CEO, along with content partners over the last few years. The Preview Channel™ programs first run movie and video game trailers, as soon as they are available to the retail and online marketplaces, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, star and director interviews plus other original and archival short form movie, TV and video game related themed programming.

The new DTC service, which is 100% free to consumers, offers a constantly refreshing stream of this high production value content featuring productions from the biggest film directors and game designers with the most recognizable stars on the planet. Most programming is produced by the major studios and video game publishers, including Paramount, MGM/UA, Universal, Disney, 21st Century Fox, Lions Gate, EA, Activision, and many independents.

“The Preview Channel™ is delighted to be carried on Samsung, one of the early pioneers and one of most innovative Smart TV manufacturers in the media marketplace and we are proud to become part of their family” said Sager.

This Summer TPC will begin to also be distributed internationally in France, Germany, Spain, the UK, Brazil and Italy and the channel is carried on 1 million T-Mobile Metro PCS mobile phones (in the ‘Metro Play’ section). Sager further noted: “we are also testing the channel with a large television broadcaster here in the U.S. for OTA and cable must carry coverage nationwide.”

Among other TPC developments Sager added that: “We will be integrating a ‘first’ alert system (SMS/Text) so fans can get texts the second their favorite trailers first debut on the channel and we are also voice-enabling the channel so you can make requests to find certain star interviews or request specific programs by simply asking ‘Alexa’.”

The initial response from movie and video game fans on XUMO Smart TVs has been excellent with TPC ranking consistently in the top 10 ‘most popular’ of Xumo’s 166 channels.

The Preview Channel™ is endeavoring to build an unique television experience for movie, TV and video game enthusiasts by ultimately making on demand access available to one of the largest library of trailers and movie and TV- related content consisting of 50,000 classic movie trailers (from the 40’s to present) – 7,000 behind-the-scenes star and director interviews – 50,000 movie clips – 7,000 video game trailers and 20,000 classic TV trailers.

You can watch The Preview Channel™ on Channel 1451 on Samsung’s TV Plus. The channel can also be found on Channel 276 on XUMO’s TV Plus or you can watch the channel today using the XUMO app on iTunes, Google Play, Roku or Amazon’s Fire TV stick. And beginning in August you can find the channel on TiVo. Links to the apps are below:

http://bit.ly/2KpgNgs – Desktop on Xumo TV
http://bit.ly/2uYR0RI – on GooglePlay
http://bit.ly/2uWiffF – on Roku
https://apple.co/2KEl53R – on iTunes
https://amzn.to/2DxLkmp – on Amazon Fire TV
https://thepreviewchannel.com/ – on The Preview Channel

ABOUT THE PREVIEW CHANNEL:

The Preview Channel™ is a 24/7 advertiser supported linear channel as well as an AVOD channel that features and premiers first run movie and video game trailers, most of them well in advance of their theatrical release and retail distribution for fans worldwide. The channel provides its affiliates and consumers a constantly refreshing stream of high production value content featuring productions from the biggest film directors and game designers with the most recognizable movie stars in the world.

MANAGEMENT:

William Sager – Founder, Chairman and CEO. William started one of the cable industry’s first satellite delivered pay-per-view service in the early 1990’s called ‘The People’s Choice’. He went on to start several other broadcast, cable and OTT channels, including assisting with the launch of ‘NightFlightPlus.com’ in 2016. In 2017, Mr. Sager formed a venture with Screenplayinc. to provide the content for ‘The Preview Channel™, which has been trademarked worldwide since July 3, 2018 under Registration Number 5,510,196. The Preview Channel is the fastest growing TV channel in the OTT marketplace and is a division of MediaHub.nyc. It has offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Seattle and Tampa, Florida.

William Sager
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What If the Star of David Could Speak?

Metal print of The History of the Star of David

Signed limited edition metal print of The History of the Star of David, photo by Paul Bruinooge of Patrick McMullan Company

Individual Star of David Images for Story-Telling

Pictured above from left to right: Star #1 Synagogue at Capernaum, Star #3 Sketch by Theodor Herzl, Star #7 Altenkunstadt Chuppa Stone, Star #18 The Flag of Israel

The History of the Star of David Artwork in Home Settings

Above left: paper print of The History of the Star of David artwork. On the right: metal prints featuring individual stars, which compliment any décor.

Artist Marc Bennett brings The History of the Star of David to life through art that will support Soroka Medical Center's life-saving mission in Israel's Negev.

The History of the Star of David transcends cultural barriers with its message of perseverance in overcoming adversity. I believe it will quickly become a cultural landmark, uplifting all who view it.”

— Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York

NEW YORK, NY, USA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jewish identity has been the subject of many artists’ work. Chagall used color and light to illuminate the journey of the Jewish people. Nevelson’s sculpture paid tribute to the six million Holocaust victims. Today, artist Marc Bennett continues this tradition by asking the question, “What if the Star of David could speak?” Bennett created The History of the Star of David artwork to serve as a time capsule that invites us to discover the centuries-long evolution of Judaism’s iconic star, which bore witness to the depths and heights of Jewish culture throughout history. "The History of the Star of David speaks volumes for the Jewish nation. Bennett, has created a profound and colorful artistic vehicle to educate children, as well as adults, about Jewish history, culture and identity," remarks Nurit Greenger, executive director, Western Civilization Heritage, Israel Program Center.

Bennett’s collage traces the evolution of the Star of David, from its first known use through its most recent appearance on the flag of the State of Israel. The History of the Star of David artwork features 18 Star of David images meticulously selected for their historical significance and story-telling. One of the earliest known uses of the Star of David is a decorative stone carving from the synagogue in Capernaum, found near the Sea of Galilee in Israel. It is among the oldest synagogues in the world. The third star pictured in Bennett’s work highlights Theodor Herzl’s role in the formation of the Jewish nation. He is considered to have been the father of modern political Zionism and promoted Jewish migration to Israel.

The seventh star pictured in the collage marks one of the darkest chapters in Jewish history. This image shows a chuppa stone (wedding stone) from a synagogue built in 1726 in Altenkunstadt, Germany. For more than 200 years this synagogue was the cultural center of the Jewish municipality until “Kristallnacht” (Night of Broken Glass, November 1938) when a series of coordinated attacks, carried out by the Nazi party left Jewish homes, schools, and businesses in ruins. In 1988, the community replaced the stone with the hope of keeping the memory of Jewish culture alive. The last image shows the Israeli flag flying proudly during the Six-Day War in 1967. Here we see the same star that was once used as a sign of exclusion, humiliation and murder reborn as a symbol of national unity and Jewish pride.

Bennett originally created The History of the Star of David artwork as a gift donated in conjunction with congregants Judi and Alan Altman to Rabbi Mendel Mintz to mark the opening of The Aspen Jewish Community Center. As the artwork was installed several members of the JCC became intrigued and began asking about it. Rabbi Mintz realized, that Bennett’s art could be used as a teaching tool. This led to the artist conducting talks, which captivated both children and adults by illuminating their shared history. "The History of the Star of David brings to life our rich history, triumphs, and struggles, as well as our promising and vibrant future. It evokes a sense of survival and determination, as well as a celebration of Jewish culture, tradition and faith,” recalls Rabbi Mintz. Since then, Bennett’s artwork has created something of a movement. A number of prestigious institutions have acquired pieces from Bennett’s series including: Yad Vashem, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Sinai Temple Los Angeles, the Aspen Jewish Community Center, the Jona Goldrich Center for Digital Storytelling at USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, Soroka Medical Center, and others.

In the spirit of tzedakah (charitable giving) Marc Bennett has joined forces with Soroka Medical Center. Located in Be’er Sheva, Soroka provides state-of-the-art medical care for the Negev’s 1.2 million residents living in Israel’s most diverse region. The hospital treats people from all walks of life regardless of income, race, religion, or politics. Through this collaboration, 10 percent of all History of the Star of David art sales worldwide will be donated to Soroka in perpetuity. Limited edition prints signed by the artist make an unforgettable gift for weddings, anniversaries, High Holy Days, and Hanukkah. Bennett’s beautifully finished metal and paper prints are available in various sizes perfect for the home, office, or institution and are available for purchase at www.StarofDavidArt.com.

Marc Bennett’s The History of the Star of David is immediately engaging, drawing the viewer into its world on many levels. "Bennett's artwork combines the pop sensibility of Andy Warhol with the mythological references and bold colors of Marc Chagall," remarks Arthur Chabon architect for The Aspen Jewish Community Center. Bennett’s careful selection and juxtaposition of the images of the Star of David establishes a stimulating narrative and visual rhythm. "The History of the Star of David transcends cultural barriers with its message of perseverance in overcoming adversity," states Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York. More than mere art, The History of the Star of David educates and inspires meaningful dialogue on the trails of the past, while challenging us to confront the issues Jews face globally at present.

About the Artist
Marc Bennett is an artist and filmmaker born in Brooklyn, NY, now residing in Aspen, CO. Bennett’s artwork has been used in campaigns to fundraise and elevate awareness for numerous organizations such as, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and the Museum of Tolerance. Bennett is committed to using art and film as visual languages that entertain, educate, enlighten, and inspire positive change worldwide.

Learn more about The History of the Star of David and to purchase visit: www.StarofDavidArt.com
For licensing opportunities please call +1 (212) 993-5815 or email mindy@galebranding.com

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HD Mask: Military-Grade Invisible Surveillance Tech, Now Available to the Public

HD Mask doubles as a functional USB phone charger

Actual camera footage from HD Mask’s 1080p lenses

Ultra discreet, ultra powerful

HD Mask is the leading brand in surveillance technology, trusted by thousands for its discreet yet powerful monitoring capabilities.

HD Mask allows people who know nothing about technology or security to keep their property and families safe”

— HDMask

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, June 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — After an initial release on exclusive distribution channels since 2016, HD Mask, the cutting-edge military-grade surveillance camera, has launched worldwide. The HD Mask flagship USB Surveillance Camera is a HD 1080p video camera disguised as a fully-functional USB phone charger. The camera plugs directly into a standard power outlet, requires no battery, and shoots wide-angle HD video 24/7. The HD Mask ships for free in the USA and is available for purchase now at hdmask.com.

HD Mask was developed by engineering and surveillance specialists. The they originally set out was to develop a surveillance camera that never needed to be charged or maintained. They conceptualized a discreet camera that could be taken anywhere in your pocket and could easily connect to a power source. After months of research and development, the HD Mask camera was born.

HD Mask was originally made available to buyers within the security sector, but after surpassing 10,000 units sold, it soon became clear that it was becoming a new standard in portable surveillance. The HD Mask team then set to work developing a brand new model for the general public—one that was affordable, easy to use, and hidden in plain sight.

“HD Mask allows people who know nothing about technology or security to keep their property and families safe,” explains one of the founder of HD Mask. “There are no wires, batteries or screws. Just take it out the box and plug it in. We’re proud to be launching this American-designed product to the public, and we hope it brings awareness and peace of mind to customers across the nation.”

HD Mask measures about 1.5 inches on all sides, but it’s full of cutting-edge features. It is WiFi enabled and comes with a native app so users can monitor live footage from one or more cameras from anywhere on the globe. When the internet is unstable, HD Mask can record video onto a micro SD card that is invisible when the camera is connected to a power source, as its space is located on the rear of the usb charger.

HD Mask features advanced motion detection technology, so if the user wishes, the camera will only record when movement is detected and also alert the user via their mobile app when motion is detected. It is also universally compatible with all devices (iOS, Android, Windows, etc.) and can send notifications to any device when recording is triggered.

All HD Mask requires is an electrical outlet and it can capture HD video non stop – no need to ever worry about battery life!

Perfect for the home or the office, the 75-degree wide-angle lens on the micro spy camera can capture a full room regardless of where a power outlet is located. Whether you need to ensure your belongings are safe, monitor the kids and babysitter, or keep an eye on your staff when you’re out of the office, the HD Mask is an installation-free solution that won’t be detected, thanks to its exceptional camouflage design.

About HD Mask

HD Mask was founded by surveillance contractors and engineers who wanted to simplify security solutions in a time of complicated technology. Often, people who need home and office security the most—those with young children, the elderly, those who share a work or living space—are the ones who can’t afford or don’t want to install complicated security solutions.

And who can blame them? In a time when apps and streaming services keep getting simpler, security still involves ladders, screws, subscriptions, battery checks and more. HD Mask boils security down to one simple step. By eliminating the need for batteries, charging, installation, and maintenance, the HD Mask founders have delivered military-grade surveillance right to the hands of the people.

To see HD Mask in action or place an order, visit hdmask.com.

Ed Stanton
USA Surveillance Tech
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Record prices are set at Material Culture's Straight Up: American Outsider Art auction held June 10th in Philadelphia

Mary Tillman Smith (American/Mississippi, 1904-1995) Painting on Found Metal. Size: 60” x 46” Sold: $25,000 (Auction Record)

Jacques Enguerrand Gourgue (Haitian, 1930-1996) “Ritualistic Symbols”, c. 1940-50, oil painting on cardboard, 25 ½ x 17 in., signed. Sold: $37,500 (Auction record)

Amos Ferguson (Bahamian, 1920-2009) “When Tourists Come to Town”, Enamel painting on paperboard, signed. 36 x 30 ¼ in. Sold; $11,875 (Auction record)

James “Son Ford” Thomas (American/Mississippi, 1926-1993) Skull Sculpture, unfired clay, teeth, aluminum foil, unsigned. Size: 6.5” x 3” x 4”, Sold: $6,250 (Auction record)

Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) 3 Angels. Painting on found wood assemblage. Unframed. Size: 49.75” x 45”, 126 x 114 cm (board). Sold: $6,032

The auction brought to market an exceptional, unknown collection of this once-overlooked class of fine art. 327 of 339 lots sold for a total of $439,575.

The sale was most impressive for its breadth and assortment of works by 20th century Southern black artists.”

— Matt Wilcox

PHILADELPHIA , PA., UNITED STATES, June 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — With fervent buyer participation through three online bidding platforms, telephone and floor bidding, Material Culture’s June 10th Straight Up: American Outsider Art auction broke records as it brought to market an exceptional, unknown collection of this once-overlooked class of fine art. 327 of 339 lots sold for a total of $439,575, the sale presenting opportunities for collectors at all level of the market.

The sale was most impressive for its breadth and assortment of works by 20th century Southern black artists, including: Purvis Young, James “Son Ford” Thomas, Mary Tillman Smith, David Butler, Mose Tolliver, Nelley Mae Brown, Bessie Harvey, Jimmy Lee Suddeth, Prophet Royal Robertson, Clementine Hunter and Willie White. Other Outsider works offered included a large group by Jon Serl, as well as works by Howard Finster and B.F. Perkins.

The highest price of the day, and a world record at auction, belonged to lot 46, a painting on metal by Mississippi-born Mary Tillman Smith, which sold for $25,000 with premium. Other works by the artist reached $15,000 and $11,875. Another record was set for artist James “Son Ford” Thomas with his skull sculpture, lot 24, which brought $6,250 with premium. The sale was capped off by a large offering of unframed works on paper by self-taught Alabama artist Sybil Gibson, which were snapped up by Outsider Art collectors both new and established. All prices quoted include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.

Despite the ease of bidding long distance, several major collectors and dealers chose to travel to Material Culture’s Philadelphia gallery in order to bid in person. Southern collectors and New York gallerists competed with the internet and telephones driving the strong and record prices. Following on the success of their May 5th sale, which set auction records for works by renowned Haitian artists Jacques-Enguerrand Gourgue and Micius Stephane, as well as by Bahamian artist Amos Ferguson, Material Culture has emerged as a premier auction venue for Outsider Art.

The next Outsider Art offering at Material Culture will be October 6th in their Fine, Folk, Outsider and Ethnographic Art Auction. Consignments are accepted until September 4th. For more information please visit www.materialculture.com. They may be reached vie email at expert@materialculture.com.

Matt Wilcox
Material Culture
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Clearwater Center Helps Community Celebrate Father’s Day

A daughter offers moral support to her father during the Watermelon Eating Contest at the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center’s Father’s Day event in downtown Clearwater

Our fathers have a big influence on us during our upbringing. We wanted dads to be recognized for helping to shape our society’s next generation into responsible citizens.”

— Michael Soltero, CCV Center Manager

CLEARWATER, FL, US, June 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Saturday, June 15th, 89 fathers and their families converged on the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center and Way to Happiness Center in downtown Clearwater. Themed around the Way to Happiness precept “Honor and Help Your Parents”, children learned why they should honor their fathers, and participated in a myriad of outdoor activities with their dads.

The event began in the Way to Happiness Center with Steve Gill, professional cartoonist, who drew cartoons for the families at reception. He created cartoon animals and objects at the request of the children.

Ivan Batalla, Manager of The Way to Happiness Center, showed chapter 5 – “Honor and Help your Parents” from the Way to Happiness Book on Film. Several kids were invited to say what they liked most about their dad.

“I like that my daddy helps me with my homework.” said one of the kids. “I like that he comes home and plays with me!” said another.

Refreshments were served up in the CCV Center, including empanadas, gourmet sandwiches, a sundae bar and Fathers Day themed cupcakes. The families then crossed the street to the Osceola Courtyard where the kids scrambled to get in line for face painting, crafting their own “pet rock” and taking a picture with their dad at the “I Love You Dad” photo station.

The families participated in competitions like a water balloon toss, sack race and a dad-only watermelon eating contest. In each activity fathers united with their kids to try to overcome the other teams. After a hotly competitive set of sack races, one particularly speedy dad was dubbed “The World’s Fastest Dad”.

“Our fathers have a big influence on us during our upbringing,” said Michael Soltero, Manager of the CCV Center. “We wanted dads to be recognized for helping to shape our society’s next generation into responsible citizens. He brings to life what humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard wrote. ‘In this society and time, the family is the closest knit, self perpetuating, self-protecting unit. A culture will go by the boards if its basic building block, the family, is removed as a valid building block.’”

The event ended with the kids, dads and moms all engaged in a free-for-all water balloon fight between families to cool off in the summer heat.

The CCV Center and Way to Happiness Center are sponsored by the Church of Scientology. Their next community event will be the 4th of July Celebration in the CCV Center and Osceola Courtyard.

To find out more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center or to reserve the Center for your nonprofit’s activities please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email ccvcenter@ccvfl.org.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers have over 25 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their new center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater.

Michael Soltero
Clearwater Community Volunteers Center
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Handel Birds of Paradise lamps and rare Pequegnat clocks perform well at Miller & Miller's June 8th auction in Canada

Rare Pequegnat “Nelson” tall case clock, one of only a few known, 81 inches in height, with mahogany case, a beveled glass door and correct “twin dolphins” door key (CA$8,625).

Rare and vibrant Pequegnat “Black Grecian” shelf clock featuring fancy scroll work in the case surrounding the dial and on the base, and the early “Pine Cone” bezel (CA$3,540).

Handel table lamp (American, Meriden, Conn.) decorated with two pairs of exotic “birds of paradise” with blossoming branches, with signed 17 ¾ inch diameter shade (CA$10,030).

Oil on canvas painting by Homer Ransford Watson (Canadian, 1855-1936), depicting a forest scene with a group of subjects gathered in a clearing, signed “Homer Watson (CA$8,625).

Horse statue plaster cast by the famed Woodstock, Ontario sculptor Ross Butler (1907-1995) for Dawes Black Horse Ale, 19 inches tall (CA$4,888).

The auction was held online and in Miller & Miller’s gallery at 59 Webster Street in New Hamburg, Ontario. It was actually a two-day, two-session affair.

The auction overall went incredibly well. It was a diverse offering covering a number of categories that can sometimes warrant their own dedicated sale.”

— Ben Lennox

NEW HAMBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA, June 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A stunning pair of Handel Birds of Paradise table lamps lit up the room for a combined $20,650, two rare clocks by the Canadian clockmaker Pequegnat together made $12,165, and an oil on canvas forest scene by Canadian artist Homer Watson rose to $8,625 at a sale of art, antiques and clocks held June 8th by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.

The auction was held online and in Miller & Miller’s gallery located at 59 Webster Street in New Hamburg, Ontario. It was actually a two-day, two-session affair, held June 7th-8th, featuring over 700 lots of collector-grade art, clocks, fountain pens, lamps, art glass and objects of historical interest from world-class makers. June 7th was dedicated solely to rare, collectible fountain pens.

The Saturday, June 8th session was led by a representative collection of clocks from the Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company, plus many other fine offerings. The top-selling Pequegnat was an extremely rare “Nelson” tall case clock, one of only a few known ($8,625). The clock, 81 inches in height, boasted a mahogany case, a beveled glass door and correct “twin dolphins” door key.

Another Pequegnat clock – this one a rare and vibrant “Black Grecian” shelf clock – featured fancy scroll work in the case surrounding the dial and on the base, and had the early “Pine Cone” bezel. The clock, which brought $3,540, had been partially restored, with the case painted black with faux marble painted columns and plinths. The feet and bases retained their original finishes.

The Handel “Birds of Paradise” table lamps were two star lots of the auction, fetching $10,620 and $10,030. Both featured domical shades in “chipped” and “sand finished” glass, and were decorated with two pairs each of exotic “birds of paradise,” one with blossoming peonies, the other blossoming branches. Both had striking colorful signed shades 17 ¾ inches in diameter.

The oil on canvas painting by Homer Ransford Watson (Canadian, 1855-1936), depicted a forest scene featuring a group of subjects gathered in a clearing. The 24 inch by 18 ½ inch work (sight) was housed in the original frame and was signed “Homer Watson” lower left edge. The painting exhibited some craquelure (fine cracks to the surface), typical of Watson’s “heavy” oil paintings.

“The auction overall went incredibly well,” said Ben Lennox of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “It was a diverse offering covering a number of categories that can sometimes warrant their own dedicated sale. We were fortunate to attract outstanding consignments Bidding was spirited on all fronts, with items being sold to the floor, on the phone and via the three online platforms.”

Lennox added, “The majority of Pequegnat clocks fell within estimate, while a few blew past their high estimates. Prices realized for fountain pens on Friday were quite strong. Strength in the market continues on the high and middle market. We’re elated to be able to continue bringing sought-after antiques and collectibles to market while pleasing our consignors and buyers alike.”

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which grossed just under CA$400,000. A total of 763 lots came up for bid, including 151 lots from the Friday evening fountain pen sale. Around 100 people attended the auction in person. Online bidding was via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and the Miller & Miller website — www.millerandmillerauctions.com. All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars.

A birdseye maple library cupboard made in the Eastern Townships of Ontario in the 1880s or 1890s, made of solid birdseye maple with paneled sides and pull-out ironing board, gaveled for $4,025; while a horse statue plaster cast by the famed Woodstock, Ontario sculptor Ross Butler (1907-1995) for Dawes Black Horse Ale, 19 inches tall, went to a determined bidder for $4,888.

A National Model 3 cash register, the wooden inlaid model coveted by collectors, in untouched original condition, as featured in the book The Incorruptible Cashier, realized $5,310. Also, a Baccarat close-packed millefiori paperweight, made in France and incorporating canes featuring various figures, to include a monkey, squirrel and birds, signed and dated (“B 1847”), hit $3,000.

Other noteworthy lots included a Victorian fretwork arch with 72 ½ inch tall supports and 1 120 ½ inch wide arch, barley twist columns with bases and capitals and the original finish ($4,500); an elaborate matching pair of Victorian silverplate candelabra, 22 ¼ inches tall ($4,425); and a 39-inch tall Satsuma figure of a Chinese deity, made circa 1900, labeled “Not for Sale” ($2,655).

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., has two major events planned for the fall: a “mantiques” auction on Saturday, September 14th; and a fishing lures auction, featuring the Rick Seymour collection, on Saturday, October 19th. Both will be held online and in the New Hamburg, Ontario gallery.

Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. is a seller of high-value collections between $200,000 and $3 million. Individual items of merit are always considered. It is Canada’s #1 trusted place for collectors to buy and sell. The firm is always accepting quality merchandise for future auctions.

To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (519) 573-3710 or (519) 716-5606; or, send an e-mail to info@millerandmillerauctions.com. To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. and their upcoming auctions, visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com.

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Ethan Miller
Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
+1 519-573-3710
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Source: EIN Presswire

Asian objects coexist in peaceful harmony with fine artworks at Bruneau & Co.'s antiques and fine art auction, June 6th

Chinese Qing Dynasty miniature bronze censer, less than two inches tall and about 2 ½ inches wide, exceptionally detailed throughout with a swelled and lobed body ($8,125).

Impressionist winter landscape painting signed by Antonio Cirino (R.I./Italy, 1889-1983), of a meandering stream through a snow-capped forest, with a small bridge ($2,812).

Genre painting by Giuseppe Castiglione (Italian, 1829-1908), titled Meditating the Reply, signed “G Castiglione” lower right and displayed in a 24 inch by 20 inch frame ($2,125).

Oil on canvas naturalist painting by Jeremiah Wilson (Calif./Pa./Canada, 1824-1899) showing a lakeside farm with windmills as a farmer tends to his cattle and sheep in the foreground ($2,375).

Chinese Hu oxblood sang de boeuf porcelain vase from the Qing Dynasty, cemented into a circa 1920 lamp base, overall 14 ¼ inches tall ($2,000).

A fine Chinese Qing Dynasty miniature bronze censer went for $8,125, while paintings by Antonio Cirino, Giuseppe Castiglione and Jeremiah Wilson also did well.

The auction performed well across the board. It was a thrill to see surprises like the censer and Jeremiah Wilson landscape.”

— Travis Landry

CRANSTON, RI, UNITED STATES, June 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fine art coexisted in peaceful harmony alongside Asian objects at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ antiques and fine art auction held on Thursday, June 6th, as a fine Chinese Qing Dynasty miniature bronze censer changed hands for $8,125 to take top lot honors, while paintings by Antonio Cirino, Giuseppe Castiglione and Jeremiah Wilson also performed well.

The auction featured 325 lots from estates across New England, online and in the Cranston gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue. The sale started at 12 noon, while a live-only pre-sale auction, featuring around 150 lots and with no internet bidding, started at 10 am. Online bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Bidsquare.com, Invaluable.com and the Bruneau website.

“The auction performed well across the board,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer. “It was a thrill to see surprises like the censer and Jeremiah Wilson landscape.”

Kevin Bruneau, president and auctioneer of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, added, “I knew from the beginning when I picked that censer out of the China cabinet in the client’s home it was special. For its diminutive size it was of a very fine quality.”

The Chinese Qing Dynasty miniature bronze censer was diminutive in the truest sense of the word, as the palm-sized object was less than two inches tall and about 2 ½ inches wide. It was exceptionally detailed throughout and featured a swelled and lobed body with intricate taotie lug handles on four small pad feet. The underside of the censer bore the six-character Qing mark.

Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.

An Impressionist oil on canvas winter landscape painting by Antonio Cirino (R.I./Italy, 1889-1983), depicting a meandering stream through a snow-capped forest, with a small walking bridge in the background, went to a determined bidder for $2,812. The signed work was accompanied by personal correspondence between Cirino and his family, Christmas cards and other ephemera.

A genre painting of a beautiful young lady by Giuseppe Castiglione (Italian, 1829-1908), titled Meditating the Reply, sold within estimate for $2,125. The work, signed “G Castiglione” lower right and displayed in a 24 inch by 20 inch frame, showed a young woman in lavish attire, seated at a table draped with an Oriental tapestry pondering her response with a quill and paper in hand.

An oil on canvas naturalist painting by Jeremiah Wilson (Calif./Pa./Canada, 1824-1899) showing a lakeside farm with windmills as a farmer tended to his cattle and sheep in the foreground under a pink-purple sky, and a castle in the distant background, rose to $2,375. The painting, housed in a 40 inch by 61 ½ inch frame, was signed and dated (“J. Wilson 1859”) lower left on the rockery.

A Chinese Hu oxblood sang de boeuf porcelain vase from the Qing Dynasty, cemented into a circa 1920 lamp base, overall 14 ¼ inches tall, changed hands for $2,000. The vase had a flared rim over a square swelled body on a rough foot, with a puddled celadon glaze to the underside of the foot. Sang de boeuf (French for oxblood) is a rich deep red glaze, created using copper oxide.

Other noteworthy lots included a vintage French Louis Vuitton original monogram style leather and wood hat box, made in the 20th century and monogrammed “P” on the sides ($2,250); and a complete set of 2016 factory-sealed Small Lie painted cast vinyl figures by the American artist and designer known as KAWS (b. 1974), published by Medicom Toy (Tokyo), 11 inches tall.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and firm’s calendar of upcoming events, 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 (401) 533-9980. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is always seeking quality consignments for future sales. Call or email to inquire.

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Travis Landry
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
+1 401-533-9980
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire