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Painting of Pasadena’s Iconic Parrots by David Sikes Named “Museum Purchase Prize” Winner

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first_img Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News top box 2 Painting of Pasadena’s Iconic Parrots by David Sikes Named “Museum Purchase Prize” Winner In Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV Exhibition. El Segundo Artist Karen Yee Wins Southwest Magazine Award From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 4:12 pm Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img David Sikes with winning painting of Pasadena’s Parrots. Photo credit Joanne WilbornKaren Yee with her award-winning painting Phoenix Crown. Photo credit Joanne WilbornAn oil painting depicting Pasadena’s iconic feathered friends soaring above treetops by artist David Sikes was named winner of the “Museum Purchase Prize” at the awards reception for the new exhibition Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV, which will be on view at Pasadena Museum of History through January 11, 2015.Autumn Pasadena Parrots was chosen as the entry most representative of the exhibition’s theme, and will be purchased by the Pasadena Art Gallery Association (PAGA) for Pasadena Museum of History’s collection. “We are grateful to PAGA for its generous gift of this work to the Museum’s permanent art collection,” said PMH Executive Director Jeannette O’Malley. “When one thinks of local sights and scenes, we generally visualize landscapes, vistas, and architectural landmarks; Pasadena artist David Sikes has captured a familiar sight that is both elusive and predictable, anywhere and everywhere in Pasadena – a soaring, cacophonous, and brilliant fact of life in this City.”Closeup of painting Autumn Pasadena Parrots. Photo credit Joanne WilbornKaren Yee of El Segundo won the SouthwestArt Magazine award for her painting of a Chinese woman in ceremonial dress, entitled Phoenix Crown. The magazine also singled out two additional works for Honorable Mention, James Crandall’s At the Athenaeum and Ezra Suko’s Nightfall at City Hall.The ExhibitionContemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV is the fourth biennial fine art exhibition presented by Pasadena Museum of History in collaboration with the Pasadena Art Gallery Association featuring scenes of the greater San Gabriel Valley by nationally recognized representational artists.Hundreds of representational artists were invited to create and submit artwork for possible inclusion in this singular, juried event. One hundred and one contemporary pieces – including paintings, sculptures, and photographs – were selected, representing the artistic vision of eighty different artists. For a complete list of artists in the exhibition, please visit the PMH website: http://www.pasadenahistory.org/.A special display of vintage paintings of the San Gabriel Valley, on loan from private collectors, by Frank Coburn (1862-1938), Eugene Franquinet (1875-1940), Joseph Greenbaum (1864-1940), Nellie Hofman (1868-1944), Samuel Hyde Harris (1889-1977), Mable Packard (1873-1938), Hanson D. Puthuff (1875-1972), Louis H. Sharp (1874-1946), and Peter A. Stetzenko (1886-1971) provides historic context for the exhibition’s present-day works.Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV is jointly curated by the sponsoring galleries of the Pasadena Art Gallery Association: Fremont Gallery (South Pasadena), Galerie Gabrie (Pasadena), Segil Fine Art Source (Monrovia), Silvana Gallery (Glendale), and Tirage Fine Art Gallery (Pasadena). Artworks will be available for acquisition through these galleries after the close of the exhibition.Special thanks to lenders of the vintage art — Kirk & Linda Edgar, Harris Artworks, Charles N. Mauch, Deanna Stetzenko, and Maurine St. Gaudens – and to Award Sponsor & Media Partner, SouthwestArt Magazine.Hours, Admission, ParkingArtistic Eden, Contemporary Masters IV is open 12:00 to 5:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays through January 11, 2015 at Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena 91103. Admission is $7; Museum members and children free; Free parking. For more information visit www.pasadenahistory.org  or call (626) 577-1660.Bio – David SikesDavid Sikes, a member of the Pasadena Society of Artists, was born in California and has lived in Pasadena since 1978 with an interlude of eight years when he lived and worked in Saudi Arabia. A graduate of both UCLA and USC in urban studies, Sikes has worked in the area of municipal and city planning for 35 years. His love for urban and city environments is reflected in his oil paintings. His surface choice is Luan wood veneer, which imbues his detailed and colorful works with a wholly unique look.His inspiration for painting Autumn Pasadena Parrots comes from the parrots themselves. Sikes explains, “Gregarious, beautiful, and very vocal, these birds are known to Pasadena residents young and old alike and their origins are part of Pasadena’s urban legend.” More Cool Stuff Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. 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Lawmakers Lobby for CFPB to Exempt Credit Unions from Rulemakings

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first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Credit Unions Regulatory Burden Regulatory Oversight Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago CFPB Credit Unions Regulatory Burden Regulatory Oversight 2016-03-15 Brian Honea March 15, 2016 1,385 Views Share Save  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago A bipartisan group of 329 members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray urging the director to use the CFPB’s authority granted by the Dodd-Frank Act to exempt credit unions from certain regulations set forth by the Bureau.The relationship between the regulator for credit unions, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), and the CFPB has been a rocky one since the Bureau’s formation nearly five years ago, with CUNA claiming that credit unions should not fall under the CFPB’s oversight because they did not play a role in the 2008 financial crisis. Cordray may have fanned the flames in February when he defended the Bureau’s oversight of credit unions and several of the Bureau’s mortgage-related regulatory changes, namely the Qualified Mortgage rule and the new servicing rules, in a public speech at CUNA.Reps. Adam Schiff (D-California) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) led the bipartisan group of House members in writing the letter, which praised credit unions and community banks for the “safe and sound” lending opportunities they provide for their customers. The lawmakers also noted in their letter that the CFPB routinely does not distinguish credit unions and community banks from the largest lenders for which their regulations were intended.The CFPB “may unintentionally burden community-based financial institutions and limit the choice and availability of consumer credit,” according to the letter.“(The CFPB) may unintentionally burden community-based financial institutions and limit the choice and availability of consumer credit.”The letter cited a recent report by the Government Accountability Office on the regulatory impact of some of the provisions set forth by Dodd-Frank, and “the study found that there are a number of cases where financial services have been limited or discontinued by community-based financial institutions due to new requirements.”The lawmakers pointed out that Section 1022(b)(3)(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act gives the CFPB authority to exempt “any class” of entity from its rulemakings and regulations.“As you undertake rulemakings, we urge you to consider the benefits credit unions and community banks provide and ensure that regulations do not have the unintended consequence of limiting services or increasing costs for credit union members or community bank customers,” the House members wrote.The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) praised the lawmakers’ efforts.“We thank Representatives Schiff and Stivers for their leadership on this issue, as well as all of the members of Congress that signed the letter for their recognition of the overwhelming regulatory burden facing today’s credit unions,” NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler said.Click here to view the entire letter. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. About Author: Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: What is Keeping Consumer Credit Default Rates Low? Next: The Pros and the Cons of Closing with TRID The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Lawmakers Lobby for CFPB to Exempt Credit Unions from Rulemakings Related Articles Lawmakers Lobby for CFPB to Exempt Credit Unions from Rulemakings Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

ADVENTURER BLACK TELLS FAMILY HE IS SAFE AFTER BEING CAUGHT IN SNOW-STORM

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first_imgJason Black has reassured his family he is okay.Adventurer Jason Black has reassured his family that he is okay after being caught in a serious storm on his latest mountaineering expedition.The Letterkenny businessman is currently tackling Mt McKinley in Alaska.However yesterday Black was snowed in at 8,986ft in freezing conditions. He revealed “Didn’t move up last night – bad weather. Must wait for clear window. Very cold temperature & snow. Feeling strong & health good. May be here for few days.”Everest conqueror Black reveaed how he had to dig in his tent in and make iceblock walls for protection against storm.He also revealed “Eating powder food & melting snow ice for water . Sitting in middle of Death Valley the next camp is ‘Base of Chicken Couleur’ to get on to West Rib. Difficult to route as first to ascent this year. Bye for now”.  ADVENTURER BLACK TELLS FAMILY HE IS SAFE AFTER BEING CAUGHT IN SNOW-STORM was last modified: May 25th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL MT EVERESTJason BlackMt McKinleylast_img read more

Canadians healthier than Americans

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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Canada’s national health insurance program is at least part of the reason for the differences found in the study, Woolhandler said. Universal coverage makes it easier for more Canadians to get disease-preventing health services, she said. ATLANTA – You can add Canadians to the list of foreigners who are healthier than Americans. Americans are 42 percent more likely than Canadians to have diabetes, 32 percent more likely to have high blood pressure, and 12 percent more likely to have arthritis, Harvard Medical School researchers found. The study comes less than a month after other researchers reported that middle-aged, white Americans are much sicker than their counterparts in England. “We’re really falling behind other nations,” said Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a co-author of the Canadian study. last_img read more