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boom-kaka-laka  asked:

Hey :) I don't want to be annoying or anything but I was wondering if you could recommend some books or websites were I could learn more about space.. I have huge interest in it but I don't really know much about anything from the astro field >_<

Since space always has a bunch of crazy shit going on in it, I’ll just take a bunch of random bookmarked links I have and throw them at you!

Books:Videos:Space Image Galleries: Cool Online Programs:Random Articles:
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Neráidos par Kindra Nikole
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Brand-new image created for Antler Gallery in Portland, Oregon. This piece is now available through Antler for their Unnatural Histories V annual group show, opening this evening! For inquiries on adopting this piece, please e-mail antlerpdx@gmail.com. This annual show asks artists to create imaginary creatures or visit mythological creatures from any genre, and then write a description for their creature. I made mine up, based loosely off of fae and dryads. Here’s my description I wrote for this imagined creature! “The solitary and nomadic Neráidos dwells deep within the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest. This mystical creature travels from forest to forest, feeding on local fauna before moving on. All Neráidos are herbivores. They subsist on the detritus of decomposing vegetation found on the forest floor but have been known to eat fungi, moss, and fresh ivy as well. Although Neráidos prefer to live in isolation, forest rats are drawn to them and often travel many miles alongside their dryadic companions. Scholars speculate that the two share a symbiotic relationship, although no one has gathered enough data to confirm this theory. Catching sight of one of these mysterious forest dwellers is incredibly rare, as they have the ability to shapeshift—and will do so the moment any human comes within a few hundred feet of them. When they sense danger or an unfamiliar presence, they rapidly assume the form of a mossy tree, tangled with ivy. Their limbs become rooted to the earth, and in this form, they draw nutrients from the soil, allowing them to remain hidden for as long as a year, if necessary. Due to deforestation, Neráidos settle into their tree form less and less frequently. It seems that Neráidos are migrating farther north, perhaps due to reckless logging, as fortunate hikers (and unfortunate loggers) have reported Neráidos sightings as far north as the Yukon Territory.”

Return of the Drawing Salon

Back in June The Standard, Hollywood hosted a Drawing Salon with artist Ryan McGinness.  We had such a blast that we decided to make it a regular thing.  Next  Thursday, August 25th, will mark the return of the Drawing Salon!  We’re partnering with New Image Art Gallery for the event and have lined up some breathtaking models to get those creative juices flowing. This month’s models will be outfitted in The Standard’s bathing suit collaboration with Quiksilver and will feature fantastic accessories by Karen Walker

We’ll provide some paper and pencils but you’re welcome to bring your own supplies if you want to get fancy (just no oils or acrylics, please).

The figure drawing is free and open to the public so there’s no excuse not to brush off your palette, grab a cocktail, and let your inner artist unfurl!

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Chandran Gallery and Juxtapoz Magazine, with help from New Image Art Gallery, worked with UNIV to curate and organize a group of artists to customize surfboards, which will be auctioned off from March 17 - 31st to help raise money for Waves For Water, an organization in the Philippines, mobilizing an urgent clean water disaster relief initiative in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. 

A special one-night exhibition will be hosted on Saturday, March 29, at T.F.R. Gallery in Leucadia, California to celebrate the creation of the boards, and to give an opportunity for final bids on the boards at the gallery.  Here’s two awesome surfboards by Los Angeles artists Travis Millard and Mel Kadel.