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Digital Cemra photography is the general photography

Digital photos can show these blown highlights video review, allowing the photographer to shoot again with a modified picture of the impact. Another contrast to the scene to compensate for the selective disclosure of darker pixels longer. The third way is to use the FinePix S3 Pro digital SLR. Image sensor contains additional photodiodes of lower sensitivity, they retain vivid picture of the main components of the detector components.

Many camera phones and most digital cameras, memory cards, flash memory, the video data. Tabs separate chambers, the majority of the SD format, many are CompactFlash and other formats are rare. XQD card format is the newest form of media. Modern digital cameras have a built-in memory images, which can be transmitted to or through the camera or the card connector, even without a memory card with a limited ability to be inserted into the camera.

Digital photography has also been adopted by many amateur snapshot photographers take pictures, send e-mail, placing them on the World Wide Web, or show them the convenience of digital picture frames. Most of the camera is a camera phone to be integrated into mobile phones, but the usual small, poor-quality lenses and sensors to restore most of them irrelevant, even medium-sized prints.

Some commercial photographers and some amateurs interested in artistic photography, have been resistant to using digital rather than film cameras because they believe that a digital camera, picture quality is worse, the camera and the images taken on medium format it in the form of strips quality was considered to be compatible with a digital camera. Some expressed concern that changing computer technology may make digital photographs inaccessible in the future. This refers to the process of specialized digital photos with the added difficulty to prove the authenticity of the image. Some high-end film can also contain an overview of optical resolution is much higher than even the best digital projectors. Some professional photographers use digital cameras to resist, because they are ineffective when it comes to multi-speed shots. Storage 8MP image takes a long time, because some programs, digital cameras, it is not possible now. Other commercial photographers, and many fans who enthusiastically embrace digital photography because they believe that the flexibility and lower long-term costs outweigh the initial price disadvantages. Almost all of the cost of digital photography is capital cost, which means that the price of the equipment needed to store images and copy, and you need time acquired almost no additional expenditure. Film photography requires continuous supply of funds and development costs, even if the equipment is not as fast Outd and longer life.

Some commercial photographers began to shift to digital technology because extensive editing capabilities now offers computer. We can color balance, and otherwise manipulate the ways that traditional darkroom techniques can offer a picture of a dark room or hard lot. With all the color balance for camera systems to monitor the printer, the photographer can now supply or as a print or computer screen, what is actually on the screen to see the photographer. Film users can use a film scanner, so mixing the two technologies. Rapid advances in technology have created many specialized and speed up to be used freely in publications and online discussion abbreviations.

However, digital cameras require batteries to charge or be replaced frequently, which means that the photographer has access to an electrical outlet. Digital cameras also tend to be much more sensitive to moisture and cold. For this reason, photographers who work in remote areas may be useful in Film SLR cameras, now equipped with a weather-resistant body much higher-end DSLRs. Medium and large format film camera also still preferred publications, requires a very detailed and the most judgment.

Digital photography has been used long before photography to the general public, and was almost completely displaced photographic plates in the early 1980s. CCDs are more sensitive to light than plates, and numerous uniform and predictable response. CCDs used in astronomy are similar to those used for the general public, but are generally monochrome. Many of those who used infrared astronomy is cooled with liquid nitrogen to reduce the image noise caused by the heat. Many astronomical instruments have arrays of CCDs, sometimes almost a billion in total number of pixels. Amateur astronomers also commonly use digital cameras and also use the camera speckle imaging or “video astronomy”.

Another disadvantage of digital cameras, video types, image stability feature does not work, and the object is filmed. Many digital cameras, image stabilization feature is only available as an editing tool during the production of the movie). Video is designed to recover the stability of camera shake, editing functions, it distorts the image cropped image counter to control the camera. In contrast, image stabilization, the camera features offered in 2012, and the film is developed, eliminating the need for changes in production and highly sheared.

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Savage Universal Launches New Solid Wrinkle-Resistant Polyester Backgrounds

(PRWEB) August 22, 2014

Savage Universal, the worldwide leader in backgrounds and photographic products, has introduced an extension of their new line of economy sized, wrinkle-resistant polyester backdrops targeted at students and part-time photographers.

The extended line features ten new solid colors available in the 5 ft x 9 ft (1.52 m x 2.74 m) size. Recently added bright colors include Cardinal Red, Tangerine, Grape and Cobalt Blue, as well as softer colors like Rattan and Chocolate. These new styles accompany the four basic colors of White, Black, Gray and Chroma Green that were introduced with Savage’s Economy Background Kits in March of this year.

These fabric photography backdrops are especially beneficial to photographers working in a small studio space, and beginner or part-time photographers who prefer a lightweight and easy-to-use backdrop instead of a large, heavier backdrop roll. The convenient polyester material makes these backdrops wrinkle-resistant, which is a huge advantage to many photographers who prefer backdrop materials that do not require steaming or special handling and storage to prevent wrinkles.

“As we recently first launched four basic colors of these new wrinkle-resistant polyester backgrounds, we were looking forward to expanding the line into more vibrant options, which would be ideal for bold headshots and fun portraiture,” said COO, Rich Reiser.

Savage will be rolling out the new backdrop colors through select retailers nationwide beginning July 2014. For more information on the new solid wrinkle-resistant polyester backdrops, contact press(at)savagepaper(dot)com.

About Savage Universal

From its beginning in 1937 as a manufacturer of quality board and paper products, Savage has provided photographers the essential elements for success. Family-run from the start, Savage has a commitment to quality and innovation that defined the company in the beginning and continues to define it today. Products such as photographic backgrounds continue to be a key focus of Savage’s manufacturing efforts, but there’s much more to the Savage story. The company continues to develop innovative products, especially in the digital arena, to meet the needs of today’s more diverse photography community—professionals and semiprofessionals alike.

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London artist to exhibit Americana fascination in Homecoming

Marfa, Texas (PRWEB) February 21, 2013

London artist to exhibit Americana fascination in ‘Homecoming’

Marfa Contemporary will celebrate the opening of its next exhibition, “Homecoming,” from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 100 East San Antonio St.

In “Homecoming,” London-based artist Boo Ritson expresses her life-long fascination with American culture, stereotypes and landscapes.

Ritson lives and works in Chesham, England, and exhibits regularly at Poppy Sebire gallery in London. She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College and a master’s degree in sculpture at London’s Royal College of Art.

The exhibition includes works that merge painting, sculpture, performance and photography. She paints her subjects in thick emulsion paint and has the scene photographed while the paint is still wet.

“The hyper-real, high-key cast of American stereotypes are drawn from imagined narratives and American iconography,” Ritson said. “The fictional timeless American landscape is collaged together from elements found closer to home, in Chesham, England or Cornwall. It’s a very English-centric view of utopia that takes the language from the wide-open spaces that we associate with America.”

The reception is free and open to the public. The event is come-and-go. No RSVP is required. Dress is casual. For more information, please call 432.729.3500 or visit

“Homecoming” will run through May 3 at Marfa Contemporary.

About Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Oklahoma Contemporary, formerly City Arts Center, is a regional 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that encourages artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions. Founded in 1989 by businessman and philanthropist Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers, Oklahoma Contemporary offers contemporary arts exhibitions throughout the year, free to the public, as well as youth art camps, adult art classes and workshops, lectures and independent film screenings.

For more information, please call 405.951.0000 or visit

About Marfa Contemporary

Marfa Contemporary is the first regional extension of Oklahoma Contemporary.

Contact: Carie Benton

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Leno Performs in Jamestown as National Comedy Center Phase One Breaks Ground

Jamestown, NY (PRWEB) August 14, 2014

For high-quality photos and video from the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival 2014, visit

The 2014 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival continued its upward trend of annually attracting more visitors to Jamestown, NY, highlighted by a sold-out performance by Jay Leno. The 2014 festival featured 25 performers including headline comedians Tom Cotter and Caroline Rhea, as well as three nights of late night comedy with rising talent from across the country.

“The festival saw 13,000 attendees including visitors from 37 States and Canada,” said Journey Gunderson, National Comedy Center Inc. executive director. “Gross sales were up 45.2 percent and Jamestown presented the best in both legendary and rising talent, from Jay Leno to Joe Machi.”

Over 50 additional events took place over the five-day festival that celebrates Ball’s vision for Jamestown as a community that celebrates the comedic arts.

The continued growth of the festival and comedy in Jamestown was a key topic during a Comedy Center Park groundbreaking ceremony outside the Jamestown Gateway Train Station – The first phase in the building of the complex that will be the National Comedy Center. Featured officials at the ceremony, including Emmy-award winning Lucie Arnaz, NYS Senator Cathy Young and a representative on behalf of Governor Andrew Cuomo, offered their support and indicated how development of the park signals the next phase of growing comedy in Jamestown and celebrating the comedic arts. Funding is being provided by public and private donations, including ticket sales during the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival and year-round at the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy.

Comedy Center Park will be located along Jamestown’s Chadakoin River and is expected to be completed by the end of October.


Jay Leno, world-renowned for two decades of ratings domination as host of The Tonight Show.
Lucie Arnaz returned to the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival as the featured musical guest during Jay Leno’s performance on August 9th.
Tom Cotter, who recently became the first comedian to reach the finals of NBC’s America’s Got Talent and Comedian Kerri Louise, who has appeared on Last Comic Standing and The Oprah Winfrey Show, joined her husband as the opening act during the headline show.
A Stand-Up Showcase headlined by Caroline Rhea and featuring Moody McCarthy, Carmen Lynch and Andrew Norelli. Comedians’ TV credits include Leno, Letterman, Ferguson, Conan and more. In celebration of the healing powers of laughter, this performance was free for all U.S. military past & present for their service to our country.
Three nights of Late-Night Comedy took place and a live comedy album was recorded by San Francisco-based Rooftop Comedy for a second consecutive year. Featured comedians performing at night and during free comedy happy hours include Sean Donnelly, Chet Wild, Rick Matthews, Jarwan Nelson, Emma Willmann, Mike Brody, Pete Lee, Mike Cody, and Tony Deyo. Last year’s comedy album (recorded in 2013), Live From Jamestown: Late Night @ Lucy Comedy Fest, is available at and anywhere comedy content is sold.
A FREE Lucy Fashion Show with Emmy-Award winning costume designer Ret Turner, sponsored by the Dykeman Young Gallery & Vintage Emporium, featured 10 new Lucy-inspired dresses and the launch of a brand new Vintage Boutique fashion line available online at
Additional events taking place during the five-day festival brought thousands to Jamestown to enjoy Lucy and Desi inspired events as well as some of the best in contemporary comedy.

The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is the first in a four-pillar vision for the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy, including a comedic arts education program, a comedy film festival and the establishment of the first National Comedy Center. Past festivals have featured Ray Romano, Ellen DeGeneres, Lewis Black, Bill Engvall, Kathleen Madigan, Billy Gardell, Joan Rivers, Paula Poundstone, George Wallace and more.

The National Comedy Center in Jamestown is planned as a multi-media complex providing a personalized celebration of all forms of comedy. A place where people laugh, play and learn about the craft and its enormous contributions to the American culture and the world. Projected to open in 2016, the national attraction is being designed by Jack Rouse Associates and Manhattan-based Local Projects, who just completed the 9/11 Memorial Museum that opened on May 14, 2014.

For more information on the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival 2014, visit . For more information on the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy or the National Comedy Center, Inc., visit

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Cute photos of sleeping child

In such a busy day, the relaxing moment becomes rare and precious. After an exhausting working day, it is essential for you to forget all your messy jobs and look for resting moment. There are so many ways to let you feel at ease, and I would also like to share with you my own way. It is rather common for many people to find their peaceful moments by looking at pictures of newly-born kids. Their lovely lips, smooth skin, angle faces when they are sleeping will certainly make you forget the uncomfortable world. Following are some pictures taken by Tracy Raver and Kelley Ryden from their book named “Lovely sleep: Babies in heaven”.



Father, I like your arm!


Thinking or sleeping???


So warm


Let me sleep!


As warm as mother‘s arm



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The Zhou B Art Center Celebrates Its 10th Year with “The 10 Years of Art Innovation” October 15-17, 2014 and The ENERI Access Series Presents: “Crossing Borders”

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) August 07, 2014

The Zhou B Art Center Celebrates Its 10th Year with “The 10 Years of Art Innovation” October 15-17, 2014

The ENERI Access Series Presents:

“Crossing Borders”

ENERI at Zhou B Art Center October 17, 2014

Matt Miller and Russell Kuzuhara Live in Concert

With Special Guests Louella Maningas Cabalona and Baron Cabalona

And “Crossing Borders: the Video”


The Zhou B Art Center of Chicago, Illinois, located in the City’s South Side Bridgeport neighborhood, is proud to announce that it will be hosting “The 10 Years of Art Innovation,” a three-day series of events commemorating the 10th Year of the Center. The Celebration will take place October 15-17, 2014 at the Zhou B Art Center (1029 West 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60609,

The Zhou B. Art Center provides a world-class, multi-disciplinary cultural venue and community gathering space composed of art galleries, artist’s studios, special event spaces and the Centerline Café.

Beginning on Wednesday, October 15th at 6 p.m. with an Artists Banquet, the Center will celebrate the talent currently hosted at the Center. October 16th at 6 p.m., the exclusive Zhou B Gala will gather the elite of Chicago for a special preview of the “Feeling is Liberty” Zhou Brothers exhibit and a dinner reception from fine culinary art by Kenmare Catering. The celebration will conclude October 17th at 7 p.m., with the monthly Zhou B Art Center Third Friday, open to the public. This will feature the opening of the “Feeling is Liberty” Zhou Brothers exhibit, the opening of the group show, “Centerline:TEN,” and “The ENERI Access Series Presents: “Crossing Borders” at Zhou B Art Center,” a live concert and a video screening.

“To have brought so many international artists and new talent to Chicago and have them grow at the Center is a great success. We are very proud of what we’ve done,” said DaHuang Zhou, Co-Owner of Zhou B Art Center.

In a statement, Cook County Board Commissioner John P. Daley (11th District), spoke to the impact the Zhou B Art Center has had on the community: “Since opening their art Center ten years ago, The Zhou Brothers have helped transform Bridgeport into a neighborhood well known for a renewed appreciation of the arts. The Zhou Brothers are dedicated not only to the arts, but to the community. We will be forever grateful for all they have done.”


The Zhou Brothers exhibition “Feeling Is Liberty,” symbolically represents 40 years of the Zhou Brothers artistic collaboration process. In 1973, the two brothers created their first collaborative work during the Chinese Cultural Revolution period. Forty years later and after a long journey crossing personal and geographic borders, they present a solo exhibition that embodies their unique approach to art and life. Feeling is Liberty is not only the philosophy for their art, but a whole philosophy of life which has informed every aspect of their artistic journey.


“Centerline: TEN” is an exhibition celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the Zhou B Art Center. Curated by Sergio Gomez, Centerline: TEN provides a wide-angle view into the diverse community of artists who find their creative home at the Zhou B Art Center. Each work reflects the personal, social, political, or psychological border crossings each artist experiences in his/her own creative process.


The Zhou B Art Center’s Third Friday openings are eclectic and enthusiastic events featuring gallery openings and open studios for all its in-residence artists. Approximately 100 artists are currently affiliated with the Zhou B Art Center. During Third Friday events, established galleries in the Zhou B Art Center present new curated exhibitions showcasing works in various media from local and international artists. Every opening presents collectors, and art aficionados alike with a wide selection of exhibitions and fine art works. Visitors encounter a unique opportunity to enter artists’ studios and interact with some of the most interesting working artists in Chicago.

On October 17, 2014, in celebration of “Crossing Borders,” the theme of the 18th Annual Chicago Artists Month, The Zhou B Art Center has collaborated with ENERI Communications of Chicago to present live concert performances and a special Group Audio-Visual Show set to Matt Miller’s original music, from his CD “Daydreams”.

Donna Bliss, Vice President Creative Development of The Zhou B Art Center said, “The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events promotes and supports Chicago Artists Month in October, which perfectly coincides with the 10 Years of Art Innovation of the Center. The theme, Crossing Borders, perfectly fits our mission of supporting artists and programs of diverse media, cultural backgrounds and exuberant creative expression.”

The ENERI Access Series will present “ENERI at Zhou B Art Center!” featuring live in concert together for the first time: musician/composer/singer/songwriter Matt Miller; musician/singer/songwriter Russell Kuzuhara; with special guests Louella Maningas Cabalona, singer and Baron Cabalona, drummer.

The ENERI Group Audio-Visual Show Set to Matt Miller’s Original Music from his CD “Daydreams” will showcase artwork by: Benjamin “Benz” Abino, Photographer; Ken Carl, Photographer; Susan Cua, Painter; Rieny G. Cualoping, Photographer; Kimbirdlee Fadner, Chinese Brush Painter; Dan Gutierrez, Videographer/Editor; Amie Hana, Photographer; Matt Miller, Chinese Brush, Watercolor Painter and Oil Painter; Michael Nguyen, Photographer – Bright Young Star; Injung Oh, Painter; Martino Tangkar, Photographer; Derek Tokarzewski, Photographer and Lauren Uchima, Photographer/Blogger – Bright Young Star, with excerpts from the photo book, “Everyday Inspirations for Mindful Living” created by Rieny G. Cualoping with ‘Isms by Arun Sampanthavivat, AAA Five Diamond Chef, Owner of Arun’s Thai Restaurant, Chicago; Artist, Poet, Writer and Songwriter; and Leader, Development of Chicago’s Thai Town Project.


ENERI will playfully present the 18th Annual Chicago Artists Month theme, “Crossing Borders,” in several ways – between colorful Chicago neighborhoods, across state and national borders, through several artistic genres that include music, video, photography, painting and prose. This project will showcase Chicago and Wisconsin artists crossing various age groups.

Musician/composer/singer/songwriter Matt Miller of Mukwonago, Wisconsin has composed and written over 300 songs. His original compositions will form the framework of a live musical performance scheduled on Thursday, October 17, 2014 at Chicago’s renowned Zhou B Art Center (1029 West 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60609, during its regular monthly innovative “Third Fridays ” *series (7 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

Established by the world-famous Zhou Brothers, the Zhou B Art Center has become a creative hub crossing borders between Chicago and the international art community.

The October 17th Third Friday exciting musical performance will feature prolific Matt Miller on keyboards, performing in public for the first time live with Chicago artists Russell Kuzuhara (guitarist/singer/songwriter), and Louella Maningas Cabalona (singer) and Baron Cabalona (drummer), of the popular SamaSama Project Filipino fusion band fame. (Last year, SamaSama Project appeared in concert at Broadway star Lea Salonga’s Chicagoland concert at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University.)

“Crossing Borders: The Video,” will be screened in large projection that evening. Videographer Dan Gutierrez will take us visually through Chicago neighborhoods in his new “1SecondVideo,” created especially for this project with the “1SecondEverydayAppVideo” app (pending final editing choices as of presstime), and we celebrate crossing other physical borders in a vibrant audio-visual composite musical video (set to Matt Miller’s original music from his CD album “Daydreams,”) that includes artwork by eight photographers and four painters.

The project includes two Bright Young Stars – two recent college graduates. These videos will also be shown in other Chicago venues throughout the month of October.

Matt Miller’s Chinese brush, watercolor and oil paintings will be showcased in “Crossing Borders: The Video,” as well as that of his sister Kimbirdlee Fadner, a professional actress/singer/dancer/painter of Wisconsin and New York. Guests will enjoy everyday engagements in the pastel paintings by artist Susan Cua (Greenleaf Art Center, Chicago’s Rogers Park) from her Chicago and European collections; vibrant scenes of Macaw by popular international destination, theater, documentary, and wedding photographer Ken Carl; while Bright Young Stars Michael Nguyen and Lauren Uchima showcase breathtaking panoramic views taken during their respective recent trips to Mexico City and Japan. Lauren Uchima’s story will feature excerpts in prose from her blog story on the trip to her homeland.

Rising star Injung Oh (Zhou B Art Center: 33 Contemporary Gallery; Bluerider ART Taipei) shares some of her paintings, such as those shown in “Volossom,” a solo exhibition that featured her work in a 2013 exhibition in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Bold conceptual borders are crossed in the work of popular celebrity fashion photographer Amie Hana and fashion photographers Derek Tokarzewski and Benjamin “Benz” Abino (“Tiara” Magazine), while Martino Tangkar, 2014-2015 Chair of the Asian American Coalition of Chicago, a systems engineer by profession but an avid photographer and community leader, captures up scenes of Chicago’s communities at work and play.

Rounding it all up will be prose, some selected from Project Creator Rieny G. Cualoping’s photo book, “Everyday Inspirations for Mindful Living,” which features her photography and everyday ‘isms by AAA Five Diamond Chicago Chef Arun Sampanthavivat, who is also an accomplished artist, poet, writer and songwriter; and currently leading the development of Chicago’s Thai Town Project (in the former 17th District Chicago Police Department Station.)

Everyone attending this multi-media extravaganza will be touched with the telling of these personal stories and the artistic talent exhibited by these bright stars.

NOTE: Matt Miller is based in Wisconsin and Kimbirdlee Fadner is based in Wisconsin and New York. All other project artists listed are Chicago or Chicagoland-based.

The October 17th events are free and open to the public. Food and Drink – Culinary creations, small batch wines and craft beers, will be available for purchase at Kenmare Catering’s EAT ART Pavilions.


Registration for the program “The ENERI Access Series Presents: ENERI at Zhou B Art Center!” will be available via the eventbrite link . Registration opens August 18, 2014.


The Zhou B Art Center has been home to many notable exhibits. On January 18, 2011, the artists unveiled at The White House their most historical painting, “The Eight U.S. Presidents and The Great Wall” to U.S. President Barack Obama, as a national gift to His Excellency Hu Jintao, the President of China, on the occasion of the State visit to The White House. This painting was the first time in the artists’ career that recognizable figures appear in their art. In April of 2012, The Zhou Brothers opened their show, “Time: Portrait of History at the Center,” to great acclaim.

The Center is home to both National and Annual exhibits. The Annual “Centerline” show exhibits the work of all the artists at the Center, and is a multi-disciplinary show of printmakers, photographers, digital artists, sculptors and visual artists.

“The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial Exhibition” is an outlook and an overview of top MFA painting programs in the United States. “Wet Paint” refers to the idea that this is a fresh group of artists. They are MFA (Masters of Fine Arts degree) candidates and recent MFA recipients, working primarily in the medium of painting. Sergio Gomez, MFA, Director of Exhibits at The Zhou B Art Center, created this show to give emerging artists the opportunity to show in a world-class gallery.

The National Self Portrait Show, in its final year at the Zhou B Art Center, has let artists of a variety of mediums look within to express their own image. As one of the Center’s biggest shows, audiences have flocked to see the unique pieces.

Events have also found a great home at the Zhou B Art Center. Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, the Vee Foundation, and Meals on Wheels are a few of the charities who have benefitted from fundraising events held at the Zhou B Art Center. Nike, Oribe Haircare, and Coffee Con have also drawn in their clients to the unique venue. The Chicago Sinfonietta and The Zhou Brothers created an unforgettable collaboration in 2012. As the orchestra performed “Spring and Summer,” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” ShanZuo and DaHuang Zhou intuitively moved together with motions like a dance, culminating in a masterpiece “Li: River of Souls.”

The Zhou B Art Center provides galleries, studio spaces, special events and a collaborative environment to the Chicago neighborhood of Bridgeport and beyond. For more information about booking the Center or about The Zhou Brothers, please visit or call 773.523.0200.


Videographer Dan Gutierrez takes us visually through Chicago neighborhoods in his new “1SecondVideo,” created especially for this project with the “1SecondEverydayAppVideo” app (pending final editing choices as of presstime), and we celebrate crossing other physical borders in a vibrant audio-visual composite musical video (set to Matt Miller’s original music from his CD album “Daydreams,”) that includes artwork by eight photographers and four painters. The project includes two Bright Young Stars – two recent college graduates. These videos will also be shown in other Chicago venues throughout the month of October.


Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Vora, 1028 North Clark Street, Chicago, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. (Looped On TV Screens, During regular dinner/bar hours; regular menu available for purchase) (Registration opens August 18, 2014 at hashtags #ENERIChicago #VoraChicago.

Thursday, October 17, 2014 at Zhou B Center, 1029 West 35th Street, Chicago, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (During Third Friday/Zhou B 10th Anniversary Celebration Series – On the Big Screen with Matt Miller and others appearing in person!) (Registration opens August 18, 2014 at hashtags #ENERIChicago #ZhouBArtCenter

SUBURBAN RELEASE: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Oishii Thai, 1113 Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Registration opens August 18, 2014 at hashtags #ENERIChicago #othai

YouTube Release – Friday, October 31, 2014 on The ENERICom Channel (TENTATIVE subject to change as of presstime; please check back at time of article) hashtag #ENERIcomChannel


Media requests for interviews and images about the Zhou B Art Center and The Zhou Brothers may be directed to ENERI Communications at info(at)enericom(dot)net or 312.635.0888 or Donna Bliss or Alexis Wells at press(at)zhoubartcenter(dot)com or 773.523.0200.

Additionally, media requests for artist profiles, interviews, images and musical sound demos relating to the program, “The ENERI Access Series Presents: Crossing Borders” may be directed to ENERI Communications at info(at)enericom(dot)net or 312.635.0888.

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