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 (…)
[Extracción de Wikipedia]

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.

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David Whyte on Friendship

“FRIENDSHIP is a mirror to presence and a testament to forgiveness. Friendship not only helps us see ourselves through another’s eyes, but can be sustained over the years only with someone who has repeatedly forgiven us for our trespasses as we must find it in ourselves to forgive them in turn. A friend knows our difficulties and shadows and remains in sight, a companion to our vulnerabilities more than our triumphs, when we are under the strange illusion we do not need them. An undercurrent of real friendship is a blessing exactly because its elemental form is rediscovered again and again through understanding and mercy. All friendships of any length are based on a continued, mutual forgiveness. Without tolerance and mercy all friendships die.

Shop display at Who Is Sylvia? in Woodstock Vermont. Photograph by Nichole Hastings.

Shop display at Who Is Sylvia? in Woodstock Vermont. Photograph by Nichole Hastings.

In the course of the years a close friendship will always reveal the shadow in the other as much as ourselves, to remain friends we must know the other and their difficulties and even their sins and encourage the best in them, not through critique but through addressing the better part of them, the leading creative edge of their incarnation, thus subtly discouraging what makes them smaller, less generous, less of themselves.

The dynamic of friendship is almost always underestimated as a constant force in human life: a diminishing circle of friends is the first terrible diagnostic of a life in deep trouble: of overwork, of too much emphasis on a professional identity, of forgetting who will be there when our armored personalities run into the inevitable natural disasters and vulnerabilities found in even the most average existence.

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But no matter the medicinal virtues of being a true friend or sustaining a long close relationship with another, the ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the other nor of the self, the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone and the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence of another, to have walked with them and to have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them for however brief a span, on a journey impossible to accomplish alone.

In New York City cafe in Chelsea after an early AM film shoot. Photograph taken by Nichole Hastings.

In NYC cafe in Chelsea after an early AM film shoot. Photograph by Nichole Hastings.

HEARTBREAK is unpreventable; the natural outcome of caring for people and things over which we have no control…

Heartbreak begins the moment we are asked to let go but cannot, in other words, it colors and inhabits and magnifies each and every day; heartbreak is not a visitation, but a path that human beings follow through even the most average life. Heartbreak is an indication of our sincerity: in a love relationship, in a life’s work, in trying to learn a musical instrument, in the attempt to shape a better more generous self. Heartbreak is the beautifully helpless side of love and affection and is [an] essence and emblem of care… Heartbreak has its own way of inhabiting time and its own beautiful and trying patience in coming and going.

 

A friend going through a divorce,  lost in thought, while strolling along a West coast beach after two week of driving from East coast Vermont.

A friend going through a divorce, lost in thought, while strolling along a West coast beach after two week of driving from East coast Vermont. Photograph taken by Nichole Hastings.

Heartbreak is how we mature; yet we use the word heartbreak as if it only occurs when things have gone wrong: an unrequited love, a shattered dream… But heartbreak may be the very essence of being human, of being on the journey from here to there, and of coming to care deeply for what we find along the way.

[…]

There is almost no path a human being can follow that does not lead to heartbreak.”

Read more of the original post by Maria Popova here on brainpicking.org.

Cross Country Adventure: Portland Oregon on the 4th of July

Day 12

Up at 7:30am prepping for a busy day. A little after 8am Gregory, Matthew, Ahni and I head to Kell’s to eat breakfast and watch Germany beat France. At 11am we head to our next item on the itinerary.

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The Thorns versus the Red Stars with over 13K in attendance. Out of five women, a mohawked and a pink-dyed hair cheerleader lead the spirit chants through the women’s soccer match. A drum is beaten. Pink smoke and flags wave when the Thorns score their two goals. Cotton candy, soda, ice cream and cheese nachos are enjoyed.

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We pop into a grocery store to pick up beer for our next destination. Gregory liked the varied selection.

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This telephone pole near the grocery store is clearly a popular advertising spot.

We head to Cathy and Andrew’s, friends of Matthew, and have luckily only missed a few minutes of the first half of Brazil versus Columbia. We eat, we drink, we make merry until early evening.

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Back at Matthew’s we sit outside for a while, spent from the busy day. We eat and drink a little and relax. Little Ahni is fired up to see fireworks.

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Happy 4th of July!

Cross Country Adventure: Utah to Oregon

Day 11

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The first part of the day. We could see for miles.

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The second half. More of the same.

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At 4:30pm we roll into Boise Idaho to meet a friend I’ve known for 19 years but am meeting in person for the first time today. Greg and I meet Lane at Andrade’s at 5pm for drinks and an early dinner. Unfortunately my brain was fried from driving all day in the unairconditioned car so I wasn’t as energetic as I usually am. I guess this lower section of Idaho we’ve been driving is not indicative of all of the state. I was surprised that what we drove through was all high desert. Meeting Lane, who shares my same birth day (not my birth year), was wonderful and a real treat. I’m looking forward to when I can spend more time visiting!

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After our early dinner we head back for more.

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Sleepy, full stomach, and hot! Too hot to sleep. My water bottle is half full of hot water which does little to quench thirsts.

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Driving and sweating.

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Clouds move in.

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The air temperature falls with the setting sun providing relief from the heat.

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The long day was worth it. Greg and I made it to Portland Oregon before midnight (at 11:44pm to be exact) and by the 4th of July!

Cross Country Adventure: Utah Continued

Day 9
A slow start to the day. Gregory and I kick it off with a visit to Whole Foods around 1pm followed by the US vs Belgium at the RAMP factory. Afterwards we head back to Salt Lake City.

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Beers, BBQ, soccer and music ensue.

Day 10

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Today’s plan is to hike that mountain.

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We did.
Views from the summit of Mount Olympus
Mountain in Utah
Elevation: 9,026′ (2,751 m)

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We celebrated with still cool PBR.

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A great breeze blew us up.
Once atop it was dead still.
Not a whisper of wind.
Just relentless sun and thin air.

What an adventure!

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Color I

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Color II

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Light trails on a darkened bumpy road as we drive from Salt Lake to Park City.

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More of the aforementioned. Upon arrival to Park City we head to
Cisero’s for last call!

Cross Country Adventure: Colorado to Utah

Day 7
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10:30 am and we say farewell to Greg’s friend Robin and crew before hitting the road to Utah.

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We leave Golden and head through the pass.

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Whitecaps ahead.

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Long day driving. No where to hide from the sun.

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We meet up with Greg’s friend Schuyler and Head to Brighton Estates to sit by the fire merry-making , music-making and camping.

Technology becomes obsolete.