28 April – Inauguración // EDICIÓN LIMITADA Exposición Colectiva

28 April - Inauguración // EDICIÓN LIMITADA Exposición Colectiva

28 April – Inauguración // EDICIÓN LIMITADA Exposición Colectiva

Inauguración Exposición Colectiva EDICIÓN LIMITADA
28 DE ABRIL 2016, a partir de las 19h
Abe the Ape, Centro Cerámico Talavera, Cristina Salvans, Cupisnique, Javier Serna, Maya Vergel, Nichole Hastings, Ramon Tormes, Sophie Aguilera y Pedro Ledesma.

Los términos edición limitada, edición especial y variantes tales como edición de lujo o edición de coleccionista, se utilizan como un incentivo de mercadotecnia para varios tipos de productos, originalmente productos relacionados con las artes (…) Una edición limitada está limitada en el número de ejemplares producidos, aunque, de hecho, el número puede ser muy bajo o muy alto. El término se usa con frecuencia, a menudo cuando la llamada edición limitada es en realidad la única versión de lanzamiento (…)
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LA GALERIA FACTORIA presenta objetos cerámicos de EDICIÓN LIMITADA.
Varias series de piezas especiales de edición limitada realizadas en loza, porcelana, gres y terracota que se expondrán en la galería desde el 29 de abril hasta el 29 de julio de 2016 en calle Churruca 15, Madrid.
La inauguración es también el 28 de abril de 2016 a partir de las 19h, el mismo día que se inaugura la exposición de Julio Galindo

Abe the Ape – Golden Abes
Centro Cerámico Talavera – Vanitas
Cristina Salvans – María Antonieta Josefa Juana de Habsburgo-Lorena y Cleopatra
Cupisnique – Cu
Javier Serna – Collages
Maya Vergel – Porcelain Jewelries
Nichole Hastings – Seasonal Time & Space Decor Series
Ramon Tormes – Sea Urchin
Sophie Aguilera – El Jardin Secreto de la Memoria
Pedro Ledesma – Occido Lumen

Inauguración:
EDICIÓN LIMITADA
28 DE ABRIL 2016, a partir de las 19:00h
LA GALERIA FACTORIA, Churruca 15, Madrid
Abe the Ape, Centro Cerámico Talavera, Cristina Salvans, Cupisnique, Javier Serna, Maya Vergel, Nichole Hastings, Ramon Tormes, Sophie Aguilera Lester y Pedro Ledesma.

Exposición:
EDICIÓN LIMITADA
Desde el 29 de abril hasta el 29 de julio de 2016
LA GALERIA FACTORIA, Churruca 15, Madrid
Abe the Ape, Centro Cerámico Talavera, Cristina Salvans, Cupisnique, Javier Serna, Maya Vergel, Nichole Hastings, Ramon Tormes, Sophie Aguilera Lester y Pedro Ledesma.

RSVP aqui.

Ktaadn

Seven years ago
Then Now
And yet still to come
These parallel universes exist
Time and Space
Their illusion can make one grow old
With a falsity of living
Of dying
Not understanding that we are all one
Misperceiving our true selves
Overlooking our indestructible consciousness
Going about daily life sleepwalking insane
Instead of dreaming to awake
Instead of deliberately living
Instead of meaningfully being
Distracted with distractions, entertainment
Feasting, drinking until drunking, dosing until drugging
We count followers, likes, digital bank balances,
Material things as successes
Modern day silver platters and goblets of gold
But they remain the common clay
Misguided
Meaningless
Trite
An inglorious Way
Of discounting self, others,
The grass under our feet
Birds, trees, water, sky, earth
The deer running through the woods
The blooming plankton floating in sea
The stars twinkling above in the night sky
Why communicate when we can
Dictate and mandate
And why love when we can
Hate, twist, stir, disassociate
Hanging on
Holding on
Arrested by desire
Suffering
We trapped in our prison of unrealistic expectations
This prison of our fixed thinking
A prison of our own fears
A screen for others to play on
A stage for created drama
Someone’s written script
A sign in today’s newspaper horoscope
This is how false friends take you for a fool
This is how people make themselves
For fools
This is how false thoughts within oneself arise
This is the cave.
Be a mirror
Be a shining light
Be a tiny spring flower
Be a spring-fed mountain stream
Be a cloud
Be the horizon
Be (t)here
Be the architect of your own design
Be love
Be-lieve you are everything
And nothing …
Seven years ago
Then Now
And yet still to come
These parallel universes exist
Time and Space
I am misty blue and green above below
Standing atop a hunted jagged peak
Holding love in my arms
The Klondike stretched out before us
Cold wind buffeting
Cold sun shining blinding
Warming hearts tender embrace
Casting away the mind’s abyss
As my heart crosses the divide

@nicholehastings

GCHQ’s Rainbow Lights

What’s that over there? *snapsnap* Look, look! Over there!

GCHQ:Public Affairs Office

Look at the pretty rainbow lights!

We’re not exploiting social issues for our own selfish purpose? Nope, cooperation is wonderful! And by cooperation we mean your compliance. (happy smiley face) Because your interests aligning with ours is a wonderful and beautiful thing! (happy smiley face, thumbs up)

Rainbows are pretty! Just like all of you! Support our fascist reg…I mean, our gay communities and celebrate! (martinis cheers, smiley face, party favor exploding)

GCHQ:Public Affairs Office

Aren’t those lights pretty? Just look at them. (happy smiley face) Aren’t we so open-minded and accepting? Isn’t the world wonderful? Aren’t we all so wonderful?

Well, except for those people.

And those ones.
And those, and those and those and those. (frowny sad face)

But never mind that. (happy smiley face) If they were as open minded and as accepting as we all are, the world would be such a better place! Gosh, we love rainbows!

GCHQ:Public Affairs Office

We have every color to show our openness to diversity! (martinis cheers, smiley face, party favor exploding)

Oh, black is missing? So is brown, you say? (sad frowny face) Well…we all know they’re pretty much the same color. (happy smiley face) They are the same color. (happy smiley face) Let’s call them ‘blawn’ to make it easier. (happy smiley face) And, and, ‘blawn’ just doesn’t really work well in making a pretty rainbow. (sad face) They’re just not as pretty as we are. (sad face) But look, look, the rainbow is surrounded by ‘blawn’ so while they’re not -actually- part of our rainbow-happy-time-diversity-celebration-of-compliance-cooperation, they’re still there all around us, pressing in on us, trying to extinguish our beautiful and peaceful light! (happy smiley face, happy smiley face, happy smiley face) If only they could see how important our rainbow-happy-time-diversity-celebration-of-compliance-cooperation is to creating peace all around the world!!!!

GCHQ:Public Affairs Office

Look! Here comes Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Rihanna! Let’s sing! Everybody!

“We are the world….”

GCHQ:Public Affairs Office

Photo: GCHQ/Public Affairs Office

7.16.14

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At 3pm, although our plan had been to meet here and they weren’t here, I wasn’t worried.  I drove up to the William T  and the Happy Hill trailheads to look.  Alas, they weren’t there.  I left a note.  Nor did I hear from them at 5 or 7.  But I had left a note.  Surely they would be in touch soon. At 9pm, I had an uneasy feeling that something had gone awry…

Nichole Hastings in Coolidge Salon Series Opening for Jim Rooney

A Remedy For Love  |  Nichole Hastings  |  Poems and Photography

Not quite sure how this happened but I’ll be reciting poems from my recently published book titled A Remedy For Love and book signing alongside Americana folksinger and producer Jim Rooney this Friday!

Jim Rooney is a Grammy award winning producer and lifelong folk and country genre musician. He lives in Sharon, Vermont and Nashville Tennessee. As cited in his memoir “In It For The Long Run: A Musical Odyssey,” Rooney relates a kaleidoscopic first-hand account of more than five decades of success as a performer, concert promoter, songwriter, music publisher, engineer, and record producer.

Joining Rooney on the night will be Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame member, Pat Alger, who penned many hit songs recorded by Nancy Griffith (“Once In A Very Blue Moon”), Kathy Mattea (“Goin’ Gone”) and Garth Brooks (“Unanswered Prayers”). Well-known Vermont instrumentalist Colin McCaffrey will also be joining Jim and Pat for what promises to be a very special occasion.

Doors open at 5:00pm and the music begins at 6:00 pm. The Coolidge Salon is with open seating in front of the fireplace which provides a very intimate setting. The program will last for approximately 50 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Complimentary munchies will be coupled with a cash wine/beer bar.

When: This First Friday May 2nd in WRJ
Where: At the Hotel Coolidge
Starts: 5:00pm
Tickets: $10
Call the Hotel Coolidge at (802) 295-3118


A Remedy For Love
by Nichole Hastings

Description
This collection of poems and photography explores love, life, relationships and truth found in nature. The composer and photographer Nichole Hastings takes you on her journey as she relates her experiences and explorations with love. Written in free verse and rhyme, Nichole’s words share her tragedy, triumphs, challenges, fears, longings, bliss and realizations about love. Nichole and the other contributing photographers reveal more details about her and her life in each photograph. Her poems speak to a juxtaposition all adopted Asians face, who have no connections to their birth country or biological parents and growing up in white America, in the search for self and identity.

Biography
Nichole was born in South Korea and adopted at the age of two by a caucasian couple stationed in Seoul, the city of her birth in the late 1970s. She grew up hiking, camping and fishing in a small rural farming community in New Hampshire; the only girl among her three cousins and a younger brother.

*You may purchase A Remedy For Love at www.stylemylife.us/shop, at the Norwich Bookstore and in the Apple iBookstore!