Spring Art to launch B2C website in February, eyes RM3m sales

KUALA LUMPUR: Spring Art Holdings Bhd will launch its business-to consumer (B2C) website in February next year for its ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture products.

Its managing director Jack Lim Kok Eng said on Thursday this is the first time Spring Art is involved in B2C as it steps up its presence following the boom in online shopping.

Lim said the website “Elisa – e-commerce live in Spring Art” will be in tandem with the launch of its new brand of products for the public.

“We are targeting to achieve up to RM3mil sales from our own B2C e-commerce website by 2021.

“We believe that the new marketing B2C strategy is the business trend moving forward, ” he said in a statement, referring to the strong growth in online shopping during the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Currently, Spring Art supplies its RTA furniture products to distributors, furniture showroom retailers, home furnishing chain

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A.R.T. Announces Programming and Triple Match for GivingTuesday, Featuring Todd Almond, Lear deBessonet & More

Take part in virtual events on December 1.

A.R.T. Announces Programming and Triple Match for GivingTuesday, Featuring Todd Almond, Lear deBessonet & More

American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announced today its #GivingTuesday lineup of free artistic and engagement activities for A.R.T. supporters and theater lovers of all ages. After previous #GivingTuesday success, A.R.T. aims to raise $60,000 on this annual global day of giving, to be held this year on Tuesday, December 1. All new and increased gifts made to A.R.T. on #GivingTuesday will be matched 3-to-1 by an anonymous supporter.

Nearly 500 A.R.T. supporters have contributed to A.R.T.’s three previous #GivingTuesday campaigns to support the theater and its mission to expand the boundaries of theater.

A.R.T.’s #GivingTuesday programming invites audiences to join in a celebration of the theater’s partnerships, productions, and new work creation.

THROUGHOUT THE DAY:

Online Auction at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org/GivingTuesdayAuction open for bidding December 1

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Bay Area Art Collective Pivots To Digital Programming With ETHER

The Forum Collective unveils interview-based web series Bay Area art collective pivots to digital programming with ‘ether’.

The Forum Collective will showcase the first three episodes of its devised web series, ether, as a part of Playground’s 2020 Innovator Incubator Showcase. The Innovator Incubator is a two-year program during which the Playground provides guidance, resources, and fiscal sponsorship to the member companies.

Inspired by interviews with real people, the anthology series of interconnected stories spotlights the characters’ struggle to maintain their mental health, familial ties, and personal relationships during the COVID-19 quarantine and beyond.

After teasing ether’s first episode in the Fools Fury-produced Build from Here Festival in September, the premiere of the first three episodes are a part of PlayGround’s 2nd Annual Innovators Showcase. The festival will feature new work from seven up-and-coming SF Bay Area theatre companies including Analog Theatre, Juneteenth Theatre Justice Project, Kunoichi Productions, The Moonrisers,

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Yerevan Biennial Hosts an Art Exhibition on the Dark Web

A work by Vladan Joler included in ‘Time out of Joint.’

Time, as a concept, has been the butt of countless jokes throughout the pandemic. Depending on how you’re personally measuring time lately, we might be in the 31st week of March, the eighth month of October, or 1522 days into 2020 with perhaps 1349 days left until the New Year. 

The Yerevan Biennial, established in 2019 and based out of the capital of Armenia, has keyed into this altered state and made it something of the theme for its inaugural presentations collectively titled “The Time Complex”––available online because, of course, 2020. One of those exhibits, “Time Out of Joint,” brings viewers to the infamous Dark Web for a series of mind-bending artworks.

“We are a brand new cultural institution, so everything had to be invented from scratch,” says Lorenzo Fusi, Artistic Director and Chief

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Art House Productions Announces In-Person And Virtual Programming Through February 2021

The mini-season includes in-person gallery shows, online artist talks, a radio play, Virtual Drag Queen Bingo and more.

Art House Productions Announces In-Person And Virtual Programming Through February 2021

Art House Productions has announced a hybrid of visual and performing arts programming through February 2021. The mini-season includes in-person gallery shows, online artist talks, a radio play, Virtual Drag Queen Bingo, and virtual editions of Jersey City’s favorite festivals-including Your Move: New Jersey’s Modern Dance Festival and JC Fridays. The season includes both free and ticketed events. All ticket information can be found at www.arthouseproductions.org.

“Art House is truly pumped to continue our mission virtually. Join our online community for some unforgettable experiences featuring a diverse group of artists in theater, visual arts, dance, comedy, music, and more,” says Art House Executive Director, Meredith Burns.

The season kicks off with the return of Virtual Drag Bingo, a weekly bingo game hosted by Jersey City Drag Queen Vanity Ray. Starting October 16,

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Bethel Woods Brings Art Into Schools With Virtual Programming

Programming begins Monday, November 2nd with The Story Pirates.

Bethel Woods Brings Art Into Schools With Virtual Programming

Bethel Woods will continue making art accessible to all. In an effort to meet the needs of learners in a time of social distancing and hybrid schooling models, the Center’s E3: Engage. Experience. Explore. program is now being offered to classrooms, homes, and/or learning pods, delivering high-caliber performances through a virtual platform for the 2020-2021 school year.

“Our E3 Artist-in-Residence program provides an opportunity for students and members of the community to engage with artists from around the world, participate in customized workshops, and view inspiring performances,” Suzanne Morris, Senior Director, Museum Education and Creative Programs.From Monday, November 2nd through Saturday, November 7th, The Story Pirates, an educational media organization dually-based in New York City and Los Angeles, will transform students’ original stories into wild sketch comedy musicals. Featuring professional actors who will show these dreamers just how amazing their ideas

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Warner Bros. to Handle Kids Programming on HBO Max, Unveils ‘Gremlins’ Art

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A new team will be leading the children and family programming for WarnerMedia’s HBO Max streaming service.

Variety reported that Tom Ascheim, the Warner Bros. president of global kids, young adult, and classics, will begin heading HBO Max’s younger-leaning content. Ascheim, whose resume includes Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Turner Classic Movies, and Disney’s Freeform, will take over responsibilities from HBO and HBO Max content chief Casey Bloys. Ascheim joined Warner Bros. in June.

Per Variety, Ascheim is expected to lead a new preschool-centric content division that will center on some of the company’s most famous characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweeety Bird, Tom & Jerry, and other Warner Bros. cartoon characters.

“We have more tools than ever. So much of the work we do is to make a great program to put on our linear networks,” Ascheim told Variety. “The other

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Newton teens launch website showcasing youth art

“I feel like, oftentimes, teenagers aren’t asked how they feel about what’s going on. Adults kind of consider that conversation on their own and don’t really include us in it,” Aseel Rafat said. “For my own sanity, it was just nice to get it out there.”

The project started as an online document the Rafat sisters shared with three friends who live in New York, Skye Garcia , Natalia Vélez-Ríos, and Samantha Trombone, where they showcased their artwork with one another. Three years later, with the quarantine and political unrest, the five friends decided it was time to open this opportunity to other teens.

“Younger people are feeling kind of trapped,” Wasan Rafat said. “Anyone who has anything they want to get out of their chest to unburden, they can do that through their visual or artwork and they won’t be judged for it.”

Shannon Slattery, an arts teacher at

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How Has Technology Changed Art?

We all are witnessing the changes being made in the art these days. Technology has the power to change anything. It is changing the traditional art into digital art.

Amazing digital art has taken place of traditional art. Digital art is exploring itself in many different ways that one can imagine. Different software is developed to increase the presence of digital art.

Photoshop Artists are one of the most common digital artists who give an amazing look to a picture with the help of imaging software and different applications.

These applications are developed with the help of technology. Anyone can be a digital artist having knowledge and proficiency in Photoshop.

Difference between traditional artists and digital artists is that traditional artists use paint and cement for their art and digital artists use imaging software and applications in their art. Some of the applications have the power to create 3D art … Read More

The Genesis of Computer Art-FORTRAN (Backus) a Computer Art Medium Creates a Mosaic Mona Lisa

Where did computer art, computer graphics and computer animation begin?

Written communication became sharable and pervasive once stone etchings were replaced with the mobility of paper and ink. Similarly once computer languages advanced from machine or assembly code to third generation computer languages, only then did computer output advance from simple alphanumerical (maybe mosaic) printouts to graphics and images with smooth curves and realism.

Computer graphical output got its humble start when alphanumeric characters hammered on TTY and line printers to represent X-Y graphs and even mosaic images. It was crude, but allowed for a more effective analysis of mathematical and scientific solutions. Computer programming languages like FORTRAN and BASIC made it easier to develop and program printers, plotters and CRT screens to display and print graphics and ultimately images.

The FORTRAN programming language – a personal and historic short review.

FORTRAN programming as an Art Medium?

So it was … Read More