Race, gender discrimination at Los Angeles airport police department, lawsuit says

Wrongful termination is part of a pattern against African American leaders, according to fired lieutenant

LOS ANGELES, USA, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The head of the Los Angeles World Airports Police Department engaged in systemic racism against African American lieutenants, commanding officers and sergeants since he took over the agency less than two years ago, says a wrongful termination lawsuit filed today.

At least 11 high-ranking African American officers have been fired, demoted, or subjected to some other adverse employment action since Chief David L. Maggard joined the department in 2016, according to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

In the lawsuit, Lt. Marlo Richardson says that a letter falsely accusing her, a Sergeant, and a Captain of favoritism was used as a pretext for her wrongful termination in February. She alone was singled out for discipline and termination, according to the lawsuit. Richardson claims that, under Maggard’s leadership, she was subjected to racial and gender discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.

Richardson was an 18-year veteran of LAWAPD, who performed her job duties in an exemplary manner under seven previous chiefs. As a result of her performance, she was promoted in 2001 to Field Training Officer; in 2004 to Sergeant; in 2011 to Sergeant II; and in 2014 to Lieutenant, where she also was selected to work special assignments. The LAWAPD’s 450 sworn officers are assigned to LAX and Van Nuys airports.

The letter arrived in response to disciplinary action taken against one of Richardson’s officers. The officer earlier had requested temporary assignment to light duty. Richardson followed department policy and forwarded the officer’s request to the Human Resources department, which makes those decisions. H.R. approved the officer’s request.

But it later was learned that H.R. had approved the officer’s request without adhering to department policy requiring the officer to provide a doctor’s note or medical certification. All decisions to grant or deny light duty lay entirely with the human resources department, and Richardson only forwarded the request to H.R. in the manner required by department policy, the lawsuit says.

Richardson’s firing — purportedly connected to her handling of the light duty request — “was based on a discriminatory mind-set as is evidenced by the campaign of discrimination against numerous black sworn personnel of the LAWAPD,” the lawsuit states.

Defendants named in the lawsuit include Maggard, as an individual, as well as in his capacity as chief of LAWAPD, and the City of Los Angeles. The lawsuit was filed by Los Angeles civil rights attorney V. James DeSimone.

“The Defendants’ pattern and practice of discriminatory conduct on the basis of race … manifested itself in other ways,” the lawsuit states, “including systematically maintaining an inconsistent and discriminatory double standard of discipline including maintaining a policy and practice of terminating African American employees for purported transgressions that would not have resulted in termination had these individuals been other races or ethnicities.”

DeSimone has dedicated his practice to providing vigorous and ethical representation to achieve justice for those whose civil and constitutional rights are violated. Jeremy Lessem and Jamal Tooson, of Lessem, Newstat & Tooson LLP, of Los Angeles, are co-counsels who focus on civil litigation and criminal defense.

DeSimone is available for interviews.

Robert Frank
Newsroom Public Relations
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Results Driven Marketing, LLC Wins Top Award

Expertise.com recognizes Results Driven Marketing for Top Award

Digital Marketing Agency Philadelphia

Janeene High, Results Driven Marketing Founder & CEO

Results Driven Marketing, LLC was recognized by Expertise.com for a Top Award

This award confirms our winning strategy of ‘Turning Clicks Into Clients®’ for our customers.”

— Janeene High, RDM Founder & CEO

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — +

Results Driven Marketing, LLC was recognized by Expertise.com as a top Digital Marketing Agency in Philadelphia. RDM was ranked and compared to 344 Digital Agencies in Philadelphia, cracking the top 10 according to Expertise’s comprehensive analysis.

The goal of Seattle, Washington-based Expertise.com is to connect people with the best local experts.

RDM was scored against other internet marketing industry leaders, comparing 25 variables across five categories, resulting in a hand-picked list of the best digital marketing agencies in Philadelphia, PA.

RDM was selected using these 5 criteria:

REPUTATION – A history of Delighted customers and outstanding service.
CREDIBILITY – Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.
EXPERIENCE – Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.
AVAILABILITY – Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.
PROFESSIONALISM – Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Janeene High, the RDM CEO, stated that she was, “extremely pleased to know that the Results Driven Marketing, LLC team is being rewarded. It even makes it sweeter to know that Expertise.com is an unbiased, impartial company that doesn’t solicit or accept payments from their award recipients.”

High went on to add, “this award confirms our winning strategy of ‘Turning Clicks Into Clients®’ for our customers.”

Results Driven Marketing, LLC is headquartered in West Chester, PA with modern Google-type offices in Center City, Philadelphia. The company bills itself a solutions-oriented services provider.

Most of RDM’s staff are local young professionals with years of digital marketing experience including consulting services, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Digital Marketing Technologies and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

RDM employs state-of-the-art software that is integrated with its own algorithmic formula, allowing RDM to find the most economical and cost-effective path for their clients to acquire new clients and customers for their businesses.

Additionally, Results Driven Marketing, LLC has exclusive technology employed for their clients that allow the RDM staff to monitor, score and track all leads generated from the internet that are turned into phone calls. The phone calls using positive confirmations of names, addresses etc., allow RDM to prove to their clients where their business is generated.

High stated she, “knows of no other agency in the nation that provides this type of service.”

RDM provides “Tru-ROI™” to their clients. RDM also tracks the standard metrics as they can be useful, but the key component for RDM is the proprietary formula and tools allowing the true ROI figures, which use actual client or customer acquisitions.

When asked about the firm’s success, Mike Bannan, Managing Partner stated, “we need to thank Temple University and in particular the Fox School of Business for helping us achieve our goals and rewards.”

The RDM Paid Intern program allows RDM to see and work with the brightest business-minded students in the area; kids that are eager and want an advantage when they leave the academic arena.

Bringing these students on as paid interns “lets us train them in our way of doing business and in turn, we learn how the millennials really do things,” added Bannan. “This gives us a real advantage when hiring. When they leave here they have skills and certifications making them valuable to business owners. The relationship with Temple/Fox made this award possible.”

About Results Driven Marketing, LLC.:
Results Driven Marketing, LLC is located at 2040 Market Street, Suite 518, Philadelphia, PA 19103 and can be reached by phone at 215-393-8700. Founded by Janeene High in 2013. Ms. High is a twelve year veteran of the industry and has been a leader in the Greater Philadelphia Area in retention of clients and forecasting new opportunities for her client using highly advanced digital marketing strategies for her firm's clientele. For a complimentary review of your website, SEO or marketing strategy book a 45-minute review session with Janeene.

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located at 2040 Market Street Philadelphia, PA

Related Materials:

5 Steps for “Turning Clicks Into Clients.”
https://www.digitalrdm.com/5-steps-turning-clicks-clients/

Enhance Your Digital Marketing Strategy With Audience Targeting Tips
https://www.digitalrdm.com/enhance-digital-marketing-strategy-audience-targeting-tips/

What are Some of the Best Free Keyword Research SEO Tools?
https://www.digitalrdm.com/best-free-keyword-research-seo-tools/

Mike Bannan
Results Driven Marketing, LLC
215-393-8700
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Renée Fleming, Opera Great and Multi-Grammy Winner, Visits Wartburg

Renée Fleming with Registrants

LtoR: Renée Fleming, David J. Gentner, Dr. Connie Tomaino

MT. VERNON, NEW YORK, USA, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Contact: Angela Ciminello
914-513-5179; aciminello@wartburg.org

Opera Great and Multi–Grammy Winner, Renée Fleming visits Wartburg

Mount Vernon, NY, August 13, 2018 – Wartburg, Westchester’s premier provider of comprehensive residential and healthcare services for seniors, hosted the Tony-nominated Broadway star of Carousel, Renée Fleming. Wartburg President & CEO, David J. Gentner, the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function Executive Director Dr. Concetta Tomaino, Wartburg board member, Ulrich J. Rosa, and other senior staff met with Ms. Fleming in an effort to highlight the importance of music and arts on Wartburg’s campus.

“It was a joy to visit Wartburg – with the natural beauty of the campus and comprehensive care, its residents must feel at ease and at home.” Fleming said. “Understanding that integrating the arts greatly enhances quality of life and provides many cognitive and social benefits is especially powerful. I look forward to following the groundbreaking work of the Institute of Music and Neurologic Function, led by Dr. Connie Tomaino, as it continues the scientific exploration of the power of music therapy to awaken, stimulate, and heal the brain.”

While at Wartburg, Ms. Fleming visited the Adult Day Services program and was greeted by registrants singing as piano music filled the room. Additionally, she learned about the innovative music therapy services offered by the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) and Wartburg’s award-winning, internationally recognized arts-based therapy program, Creative Aging & Lifelong Learning. She also visited Wartburg’s Outpatient Center to hear about innovative programs using music to improve mobility and speech impairments.

IMNF Executive Director and Co-Founder, Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino said, “It was an honor to have Ms. Fleming visit IMNF at its new home at Wartburg. We are so grateful for her advocacy of the importance of music and brain health and happy she was able to see our work first hand.”

Ms. Fleming is a world renowned Soprano and four-time Grammy Award winner. In 2013, then President Obama awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America's highest honor for an individual artist. Ms. Fleming is a longtime advocate for the transformative power of music, including its therapeutic uses for individuals with neurologic issues. In 2016, she initiated a partnership between the National Institute for Health and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts focusing on the intersections of music and the brain and is a spokesperson for the American Music Therapy Association.

Wartburg President, David J. Gentner shared, “Wow, what a thrill to welcome a legend to the campus. Ms. Fleming’s beliefs about the value of music and the arts in society are well documented so we were delighted that she would find the time to visit with Dr. Tomaino.”
Fleming’s visit ended with President Gentner reading a proclamation making Ms. Fleming an honorary member of the Wartburg family.

Wartburg
Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on its beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, its continuing care approach has earned Wartburg a trusted reputation in Westchester. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family. Most recently, Wartburg was named one of the "Best Nursing Homes in New York State" by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year in 2018. In addition, Wartburg received the 2016 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators and the 2015 Legacy Award from the Westchester County Chapter of the Links

Wartburg Website Homepage: www.wartburg.org/
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Angela Ciminello, Vice President of Development & Marketing
Wartburg
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Luxury Tour Provider Announces Private Scuba Diving Onboard Exclusive Catamaran Yacht

Luxury yacht charter in Cabo San Lucas

Scuba diving in Cabo San Lucas

Have a Magical Experience Onboard a Luxury Yacht and Explore the Depths of the Sea of Cortez with Private Scuba Diving Tours!

Life is a journey with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, Experiences to enjoy”

— unknown

CABO SAN LUCAS, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Operator of the highest rated luxury cruises is now offering voyages aboard luxury catamaran yachts along with a private luxury scuba diving experience. The luxury scuba diving holiday provider has announced they are now also offering private luxury scuba diving onboard a luxury catamaran yacht with state-of-the-art facilities and impeccable services.
At a recent launch event, the spokesperson for the company said, CABO YACHT WORLD is proud to announce that we have recently added a new yacht to our scuba diving excursions. We are extremely excited to have included a luxury Catamaran yacht ARISE to our fleet specially because we have a dive master on board that has been certified even for handicapped guests, and the addition of the new luxury Catamaran yacht is sure to add to the amazing experience.”
The Catamaran is a multi-hulled watercraft that features state-of-the-art facilities such as, two parallel hulls. That Catamaran is a geometry-stabilized craft, and derives its stability from its extra wide beam, rather than a monohull sailboat which has a ballasted keel. Thus, it offers complete comfort while sailing and scuba diving.
On answering a question, the spokesperson stated, “We are very happy with the inclusion of the new catamaran yacht to our scuba diving tour. The Catamaran offers the best in comfort and luxury, with spacious cabins, en-suite facilities and a sprawling deck along with salon areas.You can rest assured that our 64 ft. Catamarans have all amenities and equipment one would look for uninterrupted dives, making it the perfect vessel for exploring remote areas where underwater treasures are waiting to be explored in the sea of Cortez.”
The MY 64ft (19.51m) Lagoon Catamaran Yacht will be sailing to the relatively untouched Sea of Cortez, also known as the ‘Gulf of California’ which is considered to be one of the hot spots for biodiversity and marine life, along with a flourishing coral reef that’s just waiting to be explored. The sea is wedged between Baja California and the mainland Mexico with a sheltered and narrow outline, which results to mostly calm waters, making it an ideal spot for the best scuba diving experience possible.
He concluded by saying, “Our luxury scuba diving tour onboard a luxury catamaran yacht is perfect for people who love the sea. the Sea of Cortez is an amazing place to visit. The warm waters are relatively calm, with high mountains in a distance rise from the bluish-green sea and upwards to the blue sky. It is the perfect place to spend a full day with friends or family. Once below the water, you are freed from gravity, and experience absolute freedom. Guests on our luxury scuba diving tours will get to spot up to 900 different fish species. Gently touch them, sit on the ocean’s floor, or play with the sand, and feel like a true National Geographic explorer of the deep sea. The boat ride to and from the dive site is also a sight to behold, not only because of the amazing natural beauty of the surroundings but because Grey whales and Humpback are often spotted en route, which makes the experience magical.In short, it’s a great body of water to explore, and we’d love it if you would join us for this unforgettable adventure.”
Private luxury scuba diving onboard a luxury Catamaran yacht along with other tours are available for pre-booking by calling [01 52 624 168 9544] or emailing us at [caboyachtworld@gmail.com]. Guests of our Luxury Catamaran Yacht and diving experience can also arrange for private tours and excursions that are customized according to their needs and travel budgets.

About Us:
Cabo Yacht World operates award-winning luxury Catamaran yachts and cruising luxury yachts, which provide exceptional cruising experiences to its guests. All tours can be tailored to specific needs of tourists to provide an unparalleled experience at the most enchanting destinations. The tour company is committed to delivering a high level of quality with their private and group tour packages.
Contact Information
Cabo Yacht World
Boulevard marina s/n lte E1B Col. Centro Cabo San Lucas BCS 23450
01 52 624 157 1136
caboyachtworld@gmail.com
https://www.caboyachtworld.com/63-foot-lagoon-catamaran/

Arturo Chacon
Cabo Yacht World
6241689544
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64 foot Lagoon luxury yacht charter in Cabo San Lucas


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The New End of Life Doula Profession Merges with Health Care in Historic NYC Event

PDI Founders With NHPCO President Edo Banach

Leaders in The End of Life Doula Movement Come Together and Hold Inaugural Event in New York City September 27th – 30th

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hosted by Professional Doula International – a collaboration between Patty Burgess of Teaching Transitions/Doing Death Differently, Deanna Cochran RN of Quality of Life Care, and Suzanne O’Brien RN of The International Doulagivers Institute. This is an event especially for hospice, palliative care, comfort care, senior care and end-of-life doulas (or those who want to be!) to learn how to work within healthcare organizations who are beginning to embrace the utilization of doulas in their agencies. This weekend event will offer the NPEC Certification (National Professional End-of-Life Doula Certification) which is a specific healthcare focus, and it offers nursing CEs. The time has come for palliative and EOL doulas to take their rightful place alongside, and supporting mainstream healthcare.

(The “silver tsunami” in healthcare is upon us. The number of patients aging and needing palliative and end-of-life care is increasing at an alarming rate. Hospices are the only option for end-of-life care in this country other than personal caregivers. There are huge time and service limitations for hospices to serve this need.

Doulas are the bridge between the patient/family and healthcare agencies. EOL Doulas can serve in capacities that agencies cannot staff for at this time.

NATIONAL INITIATIVES ARE NOW IN PLACE
The newly formed NHPCO End of Life Doula Council and The National End of Life Doula Alliance (NEDA) have been created to establish this new progressive profession and also set the highest level of standards and scope of practice.

This training, led by US EOL doula trainers is designed to offer the highest level, and most relevant, current best practices for this doula role. You can use the 'NPEC' designation upon the successful completion of your NPEC Certification Weekend.

ABOUT PDI FOUNDERS: Deanna Cochran RN, Suzanne B. O'Brien RN , and Patty Burgess are all founding members of NHPCO'S End of Life Doula Council and Founding members of NEDA National End of Life Doula Alliance. Together, they bring more than 50 years of experience to the NPEC Training.

The NPEC conference is approved for 12 CE hours (nursing) and is co-provided by Home Care Institute, LLC. HCI is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Suzanne B. O'Brien RN
Professional Doula International
845-337-0389
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Linda Beard Set to Launch New Weaning Products under 'Designs for Kids®' Label

Animal Krackers by Linda Beard

Linda Beard confectionary designs for Boots plc

Linda Beard Designs for Kids®

Wallcoverings, textiles and ceramics designer Linda Beard known for best-selling Animal Krackers Men Only & Dolly Mixtures ranges to launch Designs for Kids®

When adults or children look at my designs and tell me they make them feel happy and make them smile, that's what gives me the greatest satisfaction.”

— Linda Beard

LONDON, UK, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Highly successful designer Linda Beard will launch a fun mix ‘n’ match tableware range for children this autumn. This collection is the first to be created under the new Linda Beard Designs for Kids® label.

Linda Beard is a name synonymous with best-selling wallcoverings, textiles and ceramics including iconic ranges such as Dolly Mixtures, Animal Krackers and Men Only and her seasonal ranges designed for Boots plc. Animal Krackers kid’s range of bedlinen for Ashley Wilde sold extensively in UK, Europe and USA. Using bold primary colours and witty animal motifs, the collection proved to be as popular with parents as it was with children.

Linda only designs products which interest her and which she sees as having exciting commercial potential. She attributes her success to her ability to design not only what she likes but also what she considers her customers want. "When adults or children look at my designs and tell me they make them feel happy and make them smile," explains Linda, "that's what gives me the greatest satisfaction. The feedback I have received from parents and children to my new weaning range for kids, indicates that this collection will do just that.”

Linda works from her home in Cornwall which she shares with two ginger cats and an abundance of wildlife which provides inspiration for her work.

Her new collection will be launch to the retail trade in Autumn 2018.

Trade enquiries to:
BXBY
T: +44 (0)1256 338 483

PR enquiries to:
CORPORACT

Pauline Christie
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The Boy Scouts Dive in to a Different Dimension With The L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre

L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre actors perform a final rehearsal of the classic Science Fiction story “The Dangerous Dimension” at the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center in downtown Clearwater. In the audience were the Boy Scouts of Troop 313

L. Ron Hubbard's East Coast Golden Age Theatre opens rehearsal to the public for the first time at the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center in downtown

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Tuesday August 14, the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center, opened and supported by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, hosted the L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre in their final rehearsals of their upcoming presentation of L. Ron Hubbard’s pulp fiction story The Dangerous Dimension. The rehearsal served as an exclusive behind the scenes preview for Boy Scout Troop 313 before the Theater’s live performance on August 18 in the Scientology Information Center, located on the corner of Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison Ave.

This is the first time the Theatre allowed a group to see their rehearsal. The Boy Scouts saw how the theater polishes each final performance using costumes and sound effects.

“These actors practice every week to create a stellar performance that will bring people in the community together,” said Michael Soltero, Manager of the Center. “By opening their rehearsals to the Boy Scouts they accomplish what the Center was established for: bringing different community groups together. They’re doing as humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard wrote, ‘A community that pulls together can make a better society for all.”

The Dangerous Dimension by L. Ron Hubbard is based on Dr. Henry Mudge, who discovers the mathematical formula “Equation C”, which outlines a negative dimension. Using this equation, Dr. Mudge is instantly transported to any location in the solar system by simply thinking of it.

For more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center or to attend an upcoming event, please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email ccvcenter@ccvfl.org.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) have over 25 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. CCV stays true to their reputation of helping others with their new center, located on the corner of Fort Harrison Ave. and Drew St. in downtown Clearwater, which facilitates the growth of non-profits by serving as a free event venue & meeting space. CCV and the CCV Center are sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
727-467-6860
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‘Surveillance’ Artist Hasan Elahi comes to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park as August’s Resident Artist

“In considering surveillance we tend to think of it as a very 21st century concept, yet we’ve always been watched. We’ve had several thousands of years of being watched from above”

— Hasan Elahi, NPAF Hawai'i Volcanoes Resident Artist

VOLCANO, HAWAI'I, US, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and The National Parks Arts Foundation are proud to announce that Hasan Elahi, a world-renowned installation artist —whose artwork explores issues around technologies of surveillance, and sousveillance (the practice of using technology for documenting one’s own life) —is August’s Artist in Residence.

Elahi will provide a free presentation for visitors on Aug. 24, 2018 at 10 a.m., at the Kahuku Unit of the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (uphill) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. This event is made possible with support from the National Park Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Friends of Hawai’i National Park. This event is a unique opportunity to hear from a globally celebrated artist and energetic public speaker, about his life and art practice, which are intertwined in unusual and evocative ways.

Hasan’s life changed in a fateful way, after Sept. 11, 2001. Returning from an exhibition in Amsterdam, he was pulled aside at a Detroit airport checkpoint and questioned for hours, and what would eventually turn out to be almost a year of FBI investigation. An erroneous tip called into law enforcement authorities in 2002 subjected Elahi to an intensive investigation by the FBI and after undergoing months of interrogations, he was finally cleared of suspicions. After this harrowing experience, Elahi conceived “Tracking Transience” and opened just about every aspect of his life to the public. Predating the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program by half a decade, the project questions the consequences of living under constant surveillance and continuously generates databases of imagery that tracks the artist and his points of transit in real-time. Although initially created for his FBI agent, the public can also monitor the artist’s communication records, banking transactions, and transportation logs along with various intelligence and government agencies who have been confirmed visiting his website.

This led Elahi to champion a philosophy termed radical transparency, which has a profound impact and reach. The internet, for example, is in effect a massive data harvesting operation, where human activity is minutely tracked and sold for economic advantage, all in the guise of ‘customer service. This ecosystem of information is based on the very human tendency to desire privacy, and in a way, to live in secret. But wonders Elahi, does it make sense to live this way in the global electronic village? “In considering surveillance we tend to think of it as a very 21st century concept, yet we’ve always been watched. We’ve had several thousands of years of being watched from above; G-d —all knowing— as the original surveillance camera. This might sound sarcastic, but there’s a very similar omniscience that a lot of these data companies have about us. I think we don’t consider many things as surveillance until it’s put in that context for us. Similarly, when you hyper aestheticize an image your brain no longer reads it as surveillance, but reads it as landscape and I think there’s something that also happens when you take that Google Street View image and you aestheticize it.,” says Elahi.

“I never associated my practice with a certain medium or particular discipline or technique and I’ve always looked at it as how can I find the most appropriate method for my idea and that’s how it came about.” And for this, his first project on the Island of Hawai’i, Elahi will be using satellite metrics and other technology to ‘recreate’ some of the famous early artwork done by 19th century landscape artists as an adjunct to the United States westward flow of Manifest Destiny, which particularly for the Hawaiian Islands and its people, became a contested and fraught imperialist and Colonial landscape.

Says Elahi about this project: “In the nineteenth century, enormous landscape paintings by such figures as Frederic Edwin Church and images by such photographers as William Henry Jackson became the visual expression of Manifest Destiny. Many of the paintings that I am proposing to recreate with new technologies of surveying and measuring were created at a time when landscape paintings were often commissioned by the government to take inventory of the natural resources of the country at a time as we were growing into a world power. This work will not only explore the then and now aspect of these locations, but will also question what the genre of landscape means today in a political context.”

Elahi, an interdisciplinary artist, was born in Rangpur, Bangladesh, but raised in New York City. Currently, he is an Associate Professor, in the Department of Art, University of Maryland, at College Park, in Maryland and has a studio in the D.C. area. In addition, Mr. Elahi has been invited by organizations as diverse as the Tate Modern in the UK, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, National Geographic, TED, and World Economic Forum to discuss his work.

NPAF 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. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, and other generous benefactors. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the Parks. NPAF is always seeking new partners and donors for its wide-ranging artist-in-residence programs.

John Cargill
National Parks Arts Foundation
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A TED talk by Hasan Elahi


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Market-fresh portrait painting by Renoir will be auctioned sometime in the fall or winter by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

The painting, executed circa 1918, was appraised in July for $250,000.

The painting’s signature is “in the artist’s characteristic manner,” according to Dr. Lori Verderame, PhD.

The painting’s subject was Gabrielle Renaud, Renoir’s wife’s cousin and the nanny to the couple’s three children.

Markings on the painting’s verso stretcher, plus Renoir’s signature and date and more, make this work the genuine article.

Handwritten by Renoir on verso stretcher and canvas is “Par Mon Main” (“by my hand”).

The work, titled Portrait of Gabrielle leaning on her hand, promises to be the auction's centerpiece lot. It is market-fresh, out of an estate in Massachusetts.

It’s a good feeling when you have a higher-end item, like this Renoir painting, which has all the information on the back, making what’s on the front all the more beautiful.”

— Kevin Bruneau

CRANSTON, RI, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — CRANSTON, R.I. – A fresh-to-the-market oil painting by the French impressionist master Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), done around 1918 and titled Portrait of Gabrielle leaning on her hand, promises to be the centerpiece lot in an auction slated for Saturday, September 22nd, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston.

Last month, the painting was given an insurance appraisal of $250,000 by Dr. Lori Verderame, Ph.D, the director of Masterpiece Technologies Trumbauersville, Pa. Dr. Verderame said in her report the painting’s signature, lower right (“Renoir”) was “in the artist’s characteristic manner,” and the sitter was the artist’s “long-standing model and relative by marriage, Gabrielle Renaud.”

The painting – a small-scale oil on canvas portrait, unframed, measuring 14.25 inches by 9.80 inches – is typical of Renoir’s style. He was a consummate celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality. Works by him are highly coveted by collectors. In May 1990, Renoir’s work Bal du moulin de la Galette sold for $78.1 million at an auction held by Sotheby’s in New York.

“It’s a pretty surreal experience to be handling an authentic Pierre Auguste Renoir painting,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer. “Plus the fact that this is a first time to the market painting with authentication, fresh out of a Massachusetts estate, literally makes my heart race. It just goes to show there is so much stuff out there that’s still left to be discovered.”

Bruneau & Co. company president and auctioneer Kevin Bruneau added, “It’s a good feeling when you have a higher-end item, like this Renoir painting, which has all the information on the back, making what’s on the front all the more beautiful. Provenance is everything with this or any painting, and it’s exciting to offer this one with the history that it has. It was a real find.”

The information on the back includes markings on the verso stretcher that read, in French, “Palais des Beaux Arts, Exhibition”(stamped); and words written on verso stretcher and canvas “Par Mon Main” (translated as “by my hand”). The work is also marked and dated “Renoir 1918” and is marked on verso “Ambroise Volliard 6 rue Lafitte 19…” (with the rest illegible).

Vollard was Renoir’s art dealer and longtime friend who had a gallery at 6 rue Lafitte in Paris, from 1896-1924. He represented Renoir’s work to the art market, along with other luminaries of the day such as Bonnard, Picasso and Cezanne. Vollard was the artist’s representative at the time of Renoir’s death, and it’s possible this painting was left in Vollard’s studio and later marketed.

As for the dark-haired sitter, Gabrielle Renaud, she is depicted leaning on her right hand near her right eye. Her left hand is on her chest. Her deep-set dark eyes and closed mouth are accentuated, as is the white flower hair accessory shown above her left ear. The foreground and background suggest printed floral textile and wallpaper in a palette of gold, yellow, brown and other colors.

Gabrielle’s life is nearly as fascinating as the artist who painted her. Born in the Aube region of France on Aug. 1, 1878, she was a cousin of Aline Victorine Charigot, who became the wife of Pierre Auguste Renoir. At age 16, Gabrielle moved to Montmartre, in Paris, to live with the Renoir family. There, she worked as a nanny for the Renoirs’ two (and later three) children.

Gabrielle became the subject of many of Renoir’s portraits. She was often depicted with the Renoir children. During the last few years of Renoir’s life, he suffered from rheumatoid arthritis but he continued to paint, with Gabrielle’s assistance. She would place the artist’s paint brushes carefully between his disfigured fingers so he could continue to produce art, from 1917-1919.

In 1921, Gabrielle married an American painter, Conrad Hensler Slade (1871-1955), and they had a son, Jean (named after Renoir’s son). Following the occupation of France by the Germans during World War II, Gabrielle and her family moved to the United States, where Jean, who had taken Renoir’s famous last name for himself, as Jean Renoir, became a Hollywood film director.

After Conrad Slade’s death in 1955, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles to be near her son and live out her days. She died at her home in Beverly Hills in 1959. History won’t remember her so much, but she was a central figure in the life of one of fine art’s true giants. Her assistance in all facets of his life helped Renoir become as prolific as he was, producing thousands of artworks.

Pierre Auguste Renoir was born in the manufacturing town of Limoges, France, in 1841. His family moved to Paris when he was four. He took an early interest in graphic arts and at age 13 went to work for a ceramics firm, painting flowers on porcelain. Later he took a job decorating fans. In 1861 he enrolled at the Gleyre atelier, where Sisely, Monet and Bazille were studying.

The rest, as they say, is history. Renoir went on to become a leading painter in the development of the impressionist and post-impressionist style. His paintings are notable for their vibrant light and saturated color, frequently focusing on people in intimate and candid compositions. The female nude was a primary subject. The painting in the auction is a fine example of his work.

Online bidding is via bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com, or by downloading the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay.
To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auctions, visit www.bruneauandco.com. To contact the company via e-mail, use info@bruneauandco.com.

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Travis Landry
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
4015339980
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Oil painting by French impressionist master Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) will be in Bruneau & Co. auction, Sept. 22

The painting, executed circa 1918, was appraised in July for $250,000.

The painting’s signature is “in the artist’s characteristic manner,” according to Dr. Lori Verderame, PhD.

The painting’s subject was Gabrielle Renaud, Renoir’s wife’s cousin and the nanny to the couple’s three children.

Markings on the painting’s verso stretcher, plus Renoir’s signature and date and more, make this work the genuine article.

Handwritten by Renoir on verso stretcher and canvas is “Par Mon Main” (“by my hand”).

The work, titled Portrait of Gabrielle leaning on her hand, promises to be the auction's centerpiece lot. It is market-fresh, out of an estate in Massachusetts.

It’s a good feeling when you have a higher-end item, like this Renoir painting, which has all the information on the back, making what’s on the front all the more beautiful.”

— Kevin Bruneau

CRANSTON, RI, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — CRANSTON, R.I. – A fresh-to-the-market oil painting by the French impressionist master Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), done around 1918 and titled Portrait of Gabrielle leaning on her hand, promises to be the centerpiece lot in an auction slated for Saturday, September 22nd, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston.

Last month, the painting was given an insurance appraisal of $250,000 by Dr. Lori Verderame, Ph.D, the director of Masterpiece Technologies Trumbauersville, Pa. Dr. Verderame said in her report the painting’s signature, lower right (“Renoir”) was “in the artist’s characteristic manner,” and the sitter was the artist’s “long-standing model and relative by marriage, Gabrielle Renaud.”

The painting – a small-scale oil on canvas portrait, unframed, measuring 14.25 inches by 9.80 inches – is typical of Renoir’s style. He was a consummate celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality. Works by him are highly coveted by collectors. In May 1990, Renoir’s work Bal du moulin de la Galette sold for $78.1 million at an auction held by Sotheby’s in New York.

“It’s a pretty surreal experience to be handling an authentic Pierre Auguste Renoir painting,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer. “Plus the fact that this is a first time to the market painting with authentication, fresh out of a Massachusetts estate, literally makes my heart race. It just goes to show there is so much stuff out there that’s still left to be discovered.”

Bruneau & Co. company president and auctioneer Kevin Bruneau added, “It’s a good feeling when you have a higher-end item, like this Renoir painting, which has all the information on the back, making what’s on the front all the more beautiful. Provenance is everything with this or any painting, and it’s exciting to offer this one with the history that it has. It was a real find.”

The information on the back includes markings on the verso stretcher that read, in French, “Palais des Beaux Arts, Exhibition”(stamped); and words written on verso stretcher and canvas “Par Mon Main” (translated as “by my hand”). The work is also marked and dated “Renoir 1918” and is marked on verso “Ambroise Volliard 6 rue Lafitte 19…” (with the rest illegible).

Vollard was Renoir’s art dealer and longtime friend who had a gallery at 6 rue Lafitte in Paris, from 1896-1924. He represented Renoir’s work to the art market, along with other luminaries of the day such as Bonnard, Picasso and Cezanne. Vollard was the artist’s representative at the time of Renoir’s death, and it’s possible this painting was left in Vollard’s studio and later marketed.

As for the dark-haired sitter, Gabrielle Renaud, she is depicted leaning on her right hand near her right eye. Her left hand is on her chest. Her deep-set dark eyes and closed mouth are accentuated, as is the white flower hair accessory shown above her left ear. The foreground and background suggest printed floral textile and wallpaper in a palette of gold, yellow, brown and other colors.

Gabrielle’s life is nearly as fascinating as the artist who painted her. Born in the Aube region of France on Aug. 1, 1878, she was a cousin of Aline Victorine Charigot, who became the wife of Pierre Auguste Renoir. At age 16, Gabrielle moved to Montmartre, in Paris, to live with the Renoir family. There, she worked as a nanny for the Renoirs’ two (and later three) children.

Gabrielle became the subject of many of Renoir’s portraits. She was often depicted with the Renoir children. During the last few years of Renoir’s life, he suffered from rheumatoid arthritis but he continued to paint, with Gabrielle’s assistance. She would place the artist’s paint brushes carefully between his disfigured fingers so he could continue to produce art, from 1917-1919.

In 1921, Gabrielle married an American painter, Conrad Hensler Slade (1871-1955), and they had a son, Jean (named after Renoir’s son). Following the occupation of France by the Germans during World War II, Gabrielle and her family moved to the United States, where Jean, who had taken Renoir’s famous last name for himself, as Jean Renoir, became a Hollywood film director.

After Conrad Slade’s death in 1955, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles to be near her son and live out her days. She died at her home in Beverly Hills in 1959. History won’t remember her so much, but she was a central figure in the life of one of fine art’s true giants. Her assistance in all facets of his life helped Renoir become as prolific as he was, producing thousands of artworks.

Pierre Auguste Renoir was born in the manufacturing town of Limoges, France, in 1841. His family moved to Paris when he was four. He took an early interest in graphic arts and at age 13 went to work for a ceramics firm, painting flowers on porcelain. Later he took a job decorating fans. In 1861 he enrolled at the Gleyre atelier, where Sisely, Monet and Bazille were studying.

The rest, as they say, is history. Renoir went on to become a leading painter in the development of the impressionist and post-impressionist style. His paintings are notable for their vibrant light and saturated color, frequently focusing on people in intimate and candid compositions. The female nude was a primary subject. The painting in the auction is a fine example of his work.

Online bidding is via bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com, or by downloading the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay.
To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auctions, visit www.bruneauandco.com. To contact the company via e-mail, use info@bruneauandco.com.

# # # #

Travis Landry
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
4015339980
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire