From the Hoggar Mountains

From the Hoggar Mountains

by Guillaume de Chateauvieux

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Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” ― Mother Teresa

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A Sign of God that No One Can Deny

A Sign of God that No One Can Deny

by Armando Gutierrez          April 27, 2013

Testimonial

What hap­pens at night in our neigh­bor­hood (Porvenir Bajo, in Valparaiso, Chile)? From what I wit­ness out­side of my window: the door of Juanita´s corner store are shut, the lamp­post light up like can­dles, and our play­ground lays silent. It is nothing out of the ordi­nary. But our hearts have a thirst that goes beyond what we per­ceive from our window. Somewhere in the night someone cries for com­pas­sion, for a pres­ence, for friend­ship.

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Turning Life into Art. Literally.

Turning Life into Art. Literally.

by Jesse Scheinin          April 20, 2013

As he walked out of the museum after seeing 'STREET' for the first time, Jesse Scheinin felt compelled to "turn his life into art", quite literally . . .  ‘STREET’ is a 61-minute high definition video filmed over one week in September 2011 in the streets of New York City by the artist James Nares. The film shows ordinary street life dramatically slowed down by the high speed camera which reveals the subtle gestures and nuances of human movement and interaction. Step back a minute from the fast paced reality, open your eyes, and look at the streets of New York . . . as if for the first time.

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Edith Schaeffer, a Life for the Art of Life

Edith Schaeffer, a Life for the Art of Life

By Grace Song         April 19, 2013
Reflection on the life of Edith Schaeffer

Edith Schaeffer, who founded L'Abri (The Shelter) with her husband in the aftermath of WWII in Switzerland, passed away this past Easter Sunday, she was 98.

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Weaving Waste Back to Life: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

Weaving Waste Back to Life: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

by Paul Anel         April 6, 2013

"The one thing that I have grown into, is working with things that have been used before. They have a symbolic value, you know, or meaning… They represent the people who are suffering. Because in their younger life, when [these materials] are ok, there is a lot of activity going on in them. But when they get old they are discarded, and that's the time when I intervene, looking for a way to uplift them." The man who speaks like this is El Anatsui. Born in Ghana in 1944, El Anatsui is a sculptor living in Nigeria, where he works with his many assistants on what could be defined an "art of resurrection."

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Chinoy: A man with a thirst for beauty

Chinoy: A man with a thirst for beauty

by Armando Gutierrez          April 5, 2013

I would like introduce you to an artist I have come to know during my time in Chile. An artist that in my opinion, represents a culture of the many street musicians of Valparaiso. An artist that has helped me understand humanity in the little things that makes us unique.  Better known as Chinoy, Mauricio Castillo has left his imprint in the new generation of Chilean artist with the tile of ¨El Bob Dylan de Chile¨.

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