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New Childrens Book On Bullying Deals With Death And Forgiveness

May 12th, 2014

New Childrens Book On Bullying Deals With Death And Forgiveness

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- How do you tell a story to children about the tragic death of a friend as a result of unrelenting bullying? Award-winning San Francisco based visual artist, Marconi Calindas, and up-and-coming writer, Adam Cafege, have teamed up to tell such a story in a sensitive and imaginative way. Their new book deals with this socially relevant issue and its tragic consequences amidst a backdrop of color, bold lines, and hidden images in a new children's book, "Of Petals and Hope: Sonny Sunflower Triumphs Over Bullying."
"Death is an unfortunate reality that occurs much too frequently in extreme cases of bullying. In this book, death is incorporated to drive home the fact that bullying is not acceptable, and left unchallenged can lead to tragic consequences," said Cafege, adding that death should not be a taboo subject to be kept out of children's books. He said one only needs to look to earlier children's books, like Grimm's fairy tales,...

New Era Introducing North America Announces Winner Of Most Unique Display Of Self-Expression In Headwear Design

September 24th, 2012

New Era Introducing North America Announces Winner Of Most Unique Display Of Self-Expression In Headwear Design

~ Introducing the Creative Minds of Tomorrow

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Era, the international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage, is pleased to announce the winning entry in its search for the creative minds of tomorrow. Artist Marconi Calindas of San Francisco will receive a $10,000 grant to assist in launching his artistic career. Marconi's winning 59FIFTY design will also continue on in a touring gallery exhibition and will be published in a limited edition New Era Introducing book along with the other 100 finalists.

After being presented with a blank 59FIFTY and asked to unleash his creativity for the second phase of the project, Marconi was moved by the tragedy of teen suicide. He used his distinct rendering technique, utilizing pure bright hues and black outlets, with a bold visual vocabulary to help the viewer to feel the tragedy of a life lost.

The three colorful masks Marconi has encased beneath the cap...

20th Festival Of Philippine Arts And Culture

August 17th, 2011

20th Festival Of Philippine Arts And Culture

FilAm ARTS in inviting family, friends, and fans to experience the largest annual celebration of Filipino Arts & Culture in Southern California! FPAC is a two-day weekend of arts, culture, fun, and community, and yearly audiences of over 25,000 intergenerational and multicultural supporters, representing 20 years of community tradition.

Marconi will be participating at this year's FPAC on Sept 10-11, 2011. FPAC take places at Pt. Fermin Park in San Pedro. The address is 807 Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro, CA.

FPAC is annually produced by FilAm ARTS, a certified 501 (c)(3) non-profit, community-based organization supported by the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, and the California Arts Council for over a decade. FilAm ARTS three main programs are: Eskuwela Kultura, the Pilipino Artists Network, and the Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC). For more information, please visit www.filamarts.org.

Organizing committee is thanking the community...