STRIKING A CHORD: Hagler’s exhibit draws on experiences of childhood

first_img Hagler was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and immigrated to the United States at the age of five.“Elana’s mother died when she was very young and she was raised by her grandparents who were survivors of the Holocaust,” Pritchett said. “Together they journeyed from Siberia to Israel. One of the Elana’s paintings is of a wooden doll that she carried in her pocket during their journeys.”Hagler’s paintings are depictions of the different journeys in her life interwoven with her faith. The portrait of the Rabbi at her temple of worship won the Montgomery Art Guild Award. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “I have always been intensely interested in people, their likenesses, their experiences and the attempt to capture and distill their essence. My fascination with understanding people on a deeper level led me to major in psychology in addition to studio art.”Hagler said she is enthralled by the greatest and most mysterious examples of portraiture in the past, including the work of Degas, Velazquez, Goya and Pontormo, as well as the Egyptian Fayum portraits and ancient Roman frescoes.“In this day and age of constantly being confronted with a multiplicity of flickering images, what a profound experience it is to truly see and be seen,” Hagler said.Hagler’s still-life paintings hold “layers of meaning” for her.‘They are formal inventions, engaged in the play of opposites including the juxtaposition of the intimacy of familial objects and books with the monumentality of architectural construction,” she said. “ At the same time, the objects are both vessels of memory and stand-ins for those who made the deepest marks upon my life.”For Hagler, painting landscapes is her path to being fully present in the moment.“I seek out the colors and harmonies and formal rhythms, which play through the world like underlying melodies,” she said. “The world has had more than enough of sorrow. I seek solace through the pursuit of my idiosyncratic sense of beauty.”Hagler received a Bachelor of Arts degree in both studio art and psychology from Brandeis University in Boston. She continued her studies for two years at the Master Class of the Jerusalem Studio School and in Umbria, Italy. She then received her Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.Hagler has won multiple prizes in painting and drawing and has exhibited her work across the United States and internationally. She has taught fine art at Cornell College, the Delaware College of Art and Design and at Swarthmore College. She lives and teaches in Montgomery and is a staff writer for the popular art blog Painting Perceptions. The lower gallery of the JCA features two African-American artists in a duo show. The show features artists on opposite ends of the spectrum. Debra Riffe is a highly acclaimed wood- and linoleum block artist with 30 years of experience while Belinda Harrison is just beginning as a professional artist.Riffe is featured in “I learnt to sing a glad new song.” Harrison’s exhibit is titled “Varieties.”The Johnson Center for the Arts hours are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. Print Article Dale Calhoun spent time viewing Elana Hagler’s “The Ephemeral and the Concrete” exhibit that opened at the Johnson Center for the Arts on Wednesday and will run through February 25. Hagler was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and immigrated to the United States at age five.The Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy has become well known for its outstanding exhibitions. And, that tradition continues with Dr. Elana Hagler’s  “The Ephemeral and the Concrete: Paintings and Drawings” which opened Wednesday and will hang through February 25 in the JCA upper level galley.Vickie Pritchett, JAC director, said Hagler’s artwork strikes chords that resonate with people from all walks of life.“You cannot view Elana Hagler’s artwork without be affected by it,” Pritchett said. “You can’t help but be moved by it.” By The Penny Hoarder STRIKING A CHORD: Hagler’s exhibit draws on experiences of childhood Sponsored Content Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 14, 2017 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like ‘A GLAD NEW SONG’: Duo-show features African-American artists The Johnson Center for the Arts is featuring the artwork of two African American women, local artist Belinda Harrison and… read more Skip Email the author “‘The Ephemeral and the Concrete’ exhibit features images that stay with you long after you leave the gallery,” Pritchett said. Hagler’s love for painting and drawing started at a young age when many of her classmates would take time to sit for her.Hagler said within her work she strives to embody a felt experience that can be communicated to others.“I attempt to encounter the visual world in a way that is informed by thousands of years of the creation of art objects and yet, at the same time, is somehow fresh,” she said.last_img read more

Relive the Excitement (and Confusion) of Lost with this Musical Spoof!

first_imgWe have to go back. WE HAVE TO GO BACK!!! Because we’re obsessed with all things camp, and because it’s Friday, check out this hysterical musical sendup of that show we still only pretend to have fully gotten: Lost. Head back to the island and meet the Oceanic Flight 815 survivors once more, set to a familiar Don McLean tune. Lost: The Musical, created by Steven Christopher Parker and Steven Brandon, runs through October 26 at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. Check out the clip below, and then tell the Others! View Commentslast_img

Lockdown easing expected to reveal ‘surge’ in DC master trust joiners

first_img“But we believe this is just the opening of the floodgates,” said Ambery. “Having seen enquiries about master trusts double over the last few months we are fully expecting a surge of movement into them when the restrictions are finally lifted. Businesses will be making decisions to help their continued success and survival and it would be a sensible move for employers to consider.“Moving to a master trust can help bring down costs as we head towards economic difficulties from the fallout of the pandemic.”He said the anticipated surge could easily last through o the end of 2021.In March Vodafone and Fujitsu announced they had moved their DC plans to the Willis Towers Watson Lifesight master trust.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Hymans Robertson has said it expects a big rush by employers to move their defined contribution (DC) plans to master trusts as the UK begins to ease lockdown and employees return to work after temporary unemployment.The consultancy’s expectation is based on having seen a doubling in the number of enquiries into making the shift to the multi-employer schemes in the past few months.This comes on top of “a good flow” of schemes making the move during lockdown, according to Michael Ambery, partner and head of DC provider relations at Hymans Robertson.He said analysis by the consultancy showed master trust membership had increased by at least a third during the last three months and commitments to shift assets to master trusts had risen by over £4bn (€4.3bn).last_img read more

Justin Gatlin’s coach and agent face anti-doping investigation

first_imgAthletics anti-doping officials have launched an investigation into what IAAF president Lord Coe called “serious allegations” about world champion sprinter Justin Gatlin’s coach and an agent.The Daily Telegraph said an agent linked to Gatlin, Robert Wagner, offered to “illicitly supply performance-enhancing drugs” to undercover reporters.And it said Gatlin’s coach, former Olympic gold medallist Dennis Mitchell, told reporters that athletes are able to get away with doping because the drugs they use cannot be detected by tests.Both deny the allegations.The paper said the journalists had posed as representatives of a film company wanting to make a sports film who were looking for a coach to train their star to look like an athlete.The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) – set up by athletics world governing body the IAAF – and the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), said they had opened an investigation into the claims. “Investigations stemming from tips and whistleblowers play a critical role in anti-doping efforts,” Usada said in a statement. “We are presently coordinating with the Athletics Integrity Unit in order to investigate these claims fully.”As with all investigations, we encourage individuals with information to come forward as an important tool to help protect clean athletes. Importantly, individuals are innocent unless and until the established process determines otherwise. It’s only fair to let due process occur before jumping to any conclusions.”Lord Coe said: “These allegations are extremely serious and I know the independent Athletics Integrity Unit will investigate in accordance with its mandate.”American Gatlin, 35, who has served two doping bans, won 100m gold at August’s World Championships in London, beating Usain Bolt in the Jamaican’s final individual 100m race before retiring.Gatlin’s legal representatives said the sprinter had sacked Mitchell and said he had more than five years’ worth of official drugs tests to show “he has never tested positive for any banned substance”, the paper reported. In a statement to the Daily Telegraph, Mitchell said: “I never suggested in any way that any of my current athletes used any banned substances or that I was familiar with training any of my current athletes with those substances.”Wagner told the paper: “I wasn’t involved in doping. Obviously, I played along because I knew what was going on. I had to get them hooked.”last_img read more