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January 22, 2008

A Touch of Dutch

A Touch of Dutch Royal Fans from the House of Orange-Nassau The Fan Museum, Greenwich, London 29th February 2008 – 25th May 2008 The first opportunity to view this amazing collection outside the Netherlands, the exhibition “A Touch of Dutch – Royal Fans from the House of Orange-Nassau”, is taking place at The Fan Museum from 29th February to 25th May 2008.  Displaying fans that have belonged to four generations of ruling monarchs, as well as intimate portrait miniatures and photographs, the exhibition is the result of international research, which has shed new light on these fascinating and visually stunning objects. The loan of this unique collection from the House of Orange-Nassau Historic Collections Trust and the Royal Collection, as well as personal loans from H.M. Queen Beatrix, and H.R.H. Princess Maxima, is unprecedented.  Exploring the relationship between the fan as status symbol, fashion accessory and expression of personal taste, the exhibition showcases a family of successive connoisseurs, each of whom appreciated the beauty and craftsmanship of these spectacular, mobile works of art. On show are 68 fans dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries: virtuoso pieces created by Europe’s greatest fan makers, studded with precious jewels and made even more fascinating through their meticulously recorded provenance.  Also included are two fans painted by Queen Wilhelmina, a skilled amateur whose artistic creations add a personal dimension to the exhibition. The exhibition of such delicate objects has necessitated a comprehensive programme of conservation, carried out by The Fan Museum’s conservation studios, to ensure that the fans on display are viewed in their best condition, and are stabilised for their future appreciation.  A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition. The Fan Museum is the first museum in the world exclusively dedicated to fans.  A centre of excellence in academic research and specialist conservation, it houses a unique collection of more than 4,000 objects related to fans and fan-making.  In addition to its permanent displays, it features several thematic exhibitions each year.

January 25, 2008

Tony Foster's Epic Paintings of Everest and the Grand Canyon

30 June – 20 July 2008 at the Royal Watercolour Society, London
British artist Tony Foster makes epic paintings from epic landscapes. The world's mountains, canyons, volcanoes, icebergs, swamps, rainforests, rivers and deserts are his medium. He has travelled from the Grand Canyon to Everest, Greenland to Honduras, the Maldives to Bolivia and Costa Rica to Hawaii in search of the Sublime. He is both artist and explorer, spending many months at a time in the field, a modern pioneer-painter with an ambitious, exacting quest to find the perfect viewpoint from which to recreate on paper the impossibly huge landscapes before him. In contrast to the early painters of the West and elsewhere, Foster makes his paintings – through hours of labour – in the environments that inspire him, enduring the extremes of high, remote and dangerous, inaccessible places. The events and finds of the search are as important as the painting itself.Seen in America as a leading exponent of landscape art, Searching for a Bigger Subject is Foster's first major solo exhibition in the UK although he has lived and worked in Cornwall for over twenty-five years. The focus of the show are his large-scale 6' x 3' paintings of the Grand Canyon and Mt Everest, made over the last five years when Foster began to evolve bigger works made in more challenging situations.

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January 31, 2008

Hollywood Casting Director/ Producer Pixie Monroe Spearheads H.S. Hollywood Project

West Potomac Academy in Fairfax County, Virginia is readying to receive some impressive guests on February 4th. Hollywood Casting Director Pixie Monroe, and Celebrity Make-Up Artist/ Actress Kimber Eastwood (daughter of Clint Eastwood), will be on hand to mentor students of educator Nancy Mantelli and her Television Production Class. Monroe and Eastwood will share their professional experiences with the students about the Hollywood entertainment industry.

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