Friday, August 24, 2018

Star-Studded Line-up of World’s Top Horses and Riders Coming to 2018 Hampton Classic Horse Show

Star-Studded Line-up of World’s Top Horses and Riders Coming to 2018 Hampton Classic Horse Show
Olympic, World, and Pan American Games Champions Set to Vie for Titles and Top Prize Money
Bridgehampton, NY – August 23, 2018 – Show jumping’s biggest stars, including Olympic, World and Pan American Games medalists, have confirmed their entries for the 2018 Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the most spectacular equestrian events in the nation. The 43rd annual event returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 26-September 2, where the sport’s top athletes will go head-to-head for prestigious titles and $750,000 in prize money.
The Hampton Classic showcases more than 1,600 horses competing in 200 hunter, jumper and equitation classes in six show rings. The schedule features competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities, ranging from children’s leadline classes all the way up to the grand prix and also hosts classes for riders with disabilities.
This year’s Hampton Classic is hosting five FEI-recognized classes on five consecutive days. Competitors who successfully complete Friday’s $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier CSI4* will qualify for the culminating $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI4* Presented by Douglas Elliman on Sunday, September 2, after which the winner of the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge will also be presented. 
(L-R) Richie Moloney, McLain Ward, Daniel Bluman and Brianne Goutal with Pascal Savoy, US Brand President of Longines. Last year Moloney won his fourth $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge
(c) Michelle Dunn
Additional exciting FEI classes include Wednesday’s $10,000 Palm Beach Masters Open Jumper, Thursday’s $40,000 SOVARO Speed Stake, and Saturday’s $70,000 LONGINES Cup CSI4*.
A lineup of FEI competitors includes riders from 10 nations: the USA, Ireland, Colombia, Canada, Israel, Brazil, Great Britain, Chile, Mexico and Argentina. 
Topping the world-class field are Olympic double Gold medalists and four-time Olympic veterans McLain Ward and Beezie Madden, who were both also part of the Silver medal winning U.S. Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics. 
Ward, who has won the Hampton Classic Grand Prix a record six times and placed third last year, won the individual Gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games. He was the 2017 FEI World Cup™ Champion and has been named to the U.S. Team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) being held in North Carolina in September.
Double Olympic Gold medalist and six-time Hampton Classic Grand Prix champion McLain Ward
(c) The Book
Madden, who won the Hampton Classic Grand Prix in 1993, has been named the USEF Equestrian of the Year four times. She won an individual Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games and individual Silver at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games™. She was the FEI World Cup™ Champion in 2013 and claimed her second title at the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Final in Paris, France. Madden has also been named to the U.S. squad for the 2018 WEG.

Two other riders named to the U.S. squad – Devin Ryan and Adrienne Sternlicht – will also be returning to the Hampton Classic. Ryan placed second in this year’s Longines FEI World Cup Final in Paris. 

2018 FEI World Cup Champions Beezie Madden and Breitling LS are entered for this year's
Hampton Classic (c) Alden Corrigan
Georgina Bloomberg, Ward’s teammate on the U.S.’s 2015 Bronze-medal Pan American Games team, has also won many competitions at the Hampton Classic. A long-time animal rights advocate, Bloomberg is also supporting the Classic’s 8th annual Animal Adoption Day on Monday, August 27.
Also entered is Olympic Gold medalist Peter Wylde, Olympic team Silver medalists Peter Leone, Lucy Davis and Leslie Howard, Olympic veteran Mario Deslauriers, who won the 1984 FEI World Cup Jumping Final at just 19 years old; Callan Solem, Quentin Judge, and Peter Lutz.
Two-time Olympic veteran Daniel Bluman of Israel (formerly of Colombia) dominated the Classic last year. He will be joined by his cousin Ilan Bluman.
2017 Hampton Classic Grand Prix Champion Daniel Bluman
(c) The Book
“This year’s Hampton Classic is going to be absolutely spectacular with the stellar lineup of entries we’ve received,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, the horse show’s Executive Director. “It’s particularly exciting as so many of them will be competing just a couple of weeks later at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™!”
For those who can’t make it to the show grounds, complimentary live webcasts of all Grand Prix ring competitions air on the Hampton Classic website, produced by ShowNet and courtesy of LONGINES. In addition, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic. These broadcasts can also be seen on line at Most of the Classic’s other classes are also available on

43rd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show - Harmony Home Concierge Opening Day: Horse Show runs Sunday, August 26 through Sunday, September 2, 2018 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

43rd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
43rd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show - Harmony Home Concierge Opening Day 

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Horse Show runs Sunday, August 26 through Sunday, September 2, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

The Hampton Classic, August 26-September 2, is one of the world’s most prestigious horse shows and features competitors at every level from young children in leadline to Olympic, World, and World Cup Champions. The show culminates with the Classic’s feature event, the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI****, presented by Douglas Elliman on Sunday, September 2.

The highlight of the Classic’s Harmony Home Concierge Opening Day is the $30,000 Boar’s Head Open Jumper Challenge, which follows the Opening Day Ceremonies and Dressage exhibition in the Hampton Classic’s famed Grand Prix Field. 

The adorable Leadline classes feature riders as young as 2-years-old. Leadline classes begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Grand Prix Field. Opening Day also features the traditional Local Hunter Divisions, which are open to horses that make their home on Long Island, and culminates in the $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby.

Kids are not left out of the Opening Day fun with many activities taking place in the Kids Tent! 
·        Long Island Livestock Co. will have an assortment of fun animals
·        Join The Art Nanny to create a unique watercolor artwork
·        Cookie decorating with Citarella at 11:00 am
·        Church St. School will have a Music and Art’s creation station
·        Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons will have coloring activities
·        Barefoot Kids will have a craft station
·        Fancy Faces by Kathy will have face painting and airbursh tattoos
·        Safety awareness and police badges with Suffolk County PBA
·        Discover the magic with Barefoot Kids
·        Pony rides with Steppin' Out Ponies 


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Temnikova & Kasela is pleased to invite you to the opening of Kärt Ojavee’s and Johanna Ulfsak’s exhibition “Save As“ on the 30th of August, 7pm

Temnikova & Kasela is pleased to invite you to the opening of Kärt Ojavee’s and Johanna Ulfsak’s exhibition “Save As“ on the 30th of August, 7pm, Lastekodu 1.

Kärt Ojavee’s and Johanna Ulfsak’s second collaborative exhibition “Save As” is an installation centred around a hand-woven textile. Similarly to their 2016 project “Live Streams” (Hop gallery, Tallinn), the work is a result of various experiments with unusual combinations of materials. It is large scale, its texture is amplified by light, and its visual qualities change depending on the viewer’s location in the space. But there are significant differences, too. With “Live Streams”, Ojavee and Ulfsak were trying to look beyond the object itself, to connect the aesthetics and the function of the fabric with the world outside of the gallery. Receiving real-time information from the web, the textile at Hop gallery moved according to the changes in the weather many miles away. “Save As” has the reverse intention — the focus is on the material and form detached from apparent function. Robust industrial materials like PVC, glass fibre, optical fibre and carbon fibre that are commonly employed in mass production were used here to create by hand. The resulting textile comprises an impressive 10200 lines which took 150 hours to weave. The sense of perfection easily achieved by machines and potential functionality promised by strong materials are given up in favour of the idiosyncrasies and human errors that make up the handmade product. What is achieved with the reversed tactic in “Save As”? What can a hi-tech handmade textile reveal about the process of machine mass production? What can the viewer learn by examining the results of human work?

Ojavee and Ulfsak have presented their collaborative project “Live Streams” at HOP Gallery, Tallinn (2016); Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Tallinn Creative Hub (2017); and European Parliament, Brussels (2017). Together they are the co-founders of KO/JU Creative Textile Studio. 

Kärt Ojavee (Ph.D.) is a designer, artist, and lecturer. Her work is focused on future concepts of textiles and (inter)active interior fabrics where technology and soft materials are combined. Her installations have been exhibited at various exhibitions around the globe. Ojavee’s brand KO! is focused on experimental textile-based products and unique objects. In 2012 she received a young designer award Säsi. The same year, Ojavee’s and Eszter Ozsvald’s installation “SymbiosisW” won II prize at Be Open awards and was a runner-up at the Core77 design awards. Currently, Ojavee is a research fellow at the Estonian Academy of Arts’ Interior Design Department. Ojavee’s recent projects and exhibitions include costumes and set design, in collaboration with Edith Karlson, for “Estonian Games: TÖNK”, a musical performance directed by Peeter Jalakas (2018); group show “Building With Textiles”, Tilburg Textile Museum, Tilburg (2014); group show “Human Play”, Scin Gallery, London (2014); Köler Prize nominees exhibition, where Ojavee was one of the nominees, EKKM, Tallinn (2014); “UUO: undefined useful objects” solo exhibition, Estonian Design and Applied Art Museum, Tallinn (2012); "SymbiosisO: Voxel” in collaboration with Ester Ozsvald and Alex Dodge, Issey Miyake Tribeca, New York (2012). 

Johanna Ulfsak received her postgraduate degree from Designskolen Kolding, Denmark. She participated in a residency programme focused on traditional Japanese weaving and textile design at the Kawashima Textile School in Kyoto, Japan. Ulfsak gained textile design and fashion related work experience in Switzerland, Germany and Estonia. Her conceptual design brand NO FUN is focused on developing limited collections of design objects such as carpets, handmade scarves, couture fabrics, and fashion pieces. Ulfsak enjoys creating fun visual illusions, highlighting unpredictable results, and prompting the viewer to analyse what they are seeing and think about how it was made. Inspired and influenced by outside-of-the-system thinkers such as hobbyists, deaf weavers, elderly club members and Sunday craftsmen, her work aims to bring together poetic, humorous and fragile aspects of life. Ulfsak’s recent exhibitions and projects include “Inquiry & Investigation”, a collaboration with Lolina, Artists Space, New York, and Cafe Oto, London (2018); NO FUN RUGS collection launch, Julice Laverie, Paris (2018); “The Next Great Fashion Designer LA”, a collaboration with Alina Astrova, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles (2016).

Thanks: Neeme Külm and Valge Kuup, Jan Tomson, Estonian Academy of Arts' Textile Design Department, Endel Laurimaa, Ingrid Helena Pajo, Ingel Kutsar, Vivika Sopp, Merilin Kruusel, Jennifer Laan, Tiina Puhkan, Estonian Cultural Endowment, Põhjala beer, Rein Kasela Wine Room.

Wen–Sat 3pm–7pm, or by appointment +372 640 5770
Temnikova & Kasela
Lastekodu 1, Tallinn 10115

Catch the Five Points Gallery Opening of i.denitiy. August 24th. 6-9

A gentle reminder:  You're invited to the Opening Reception this Friday August 24    6 - 9 pm  at Five Points Gallery of my exhibition:


Please feel free to bring guests...the exhibit is SFW and appropriate for kids, who are especially welcome.    The show runs through September 29.  

Hope to see you there.


i.d.entity.  Oil on canvas.  Part of a 90 x 150" quindecptych.


Thurs-Mon  1-5pm.  Other times by appointment.


Monday, August 13, 2018

Art Dubai Design Week up date

Regional Design Weeks at Dubai Design Week 2018 

This year, the region’s design weeks; Amman, Casablanca, Beirut, and Saudi Arabia will come together for the first time in Dubai, bringing co-curated presentations to Downtown Editions, the new element within the Downtown Design fair.
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With just over a month to go until submissions for the third Audi Innovation Award close, designers and innovators in the Middle East are invited to respond to the theme of ‘Connections’ for the chance to win the region's leading innovation award worth $25,000, composed of mentoring, publicity and investment in the winning concept. Deadline for submissions: 16 September 2018.
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The anchor event of Dubai Design Week, Downtown Design will grow again for its sixth edition, exhibiting regional design alongside leading global brands, such as Arper, Artemide, Baxter, Cassina, Normann Copenhagen, Jan Kath and Poltrona Frau. Welcoming both trade and public visitors, save the dates for the Middle East’s leading design fair.  
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2018 is the year of Emirati-French Cultural Dialogue. As part of the programme the Institut Français in the UAE will present a showcase of contemporary French design at Dubai Design Week, demonstrating the creativity of designers and savoir-faire of French manufacturers.
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Dubai’s creative incubator, Tashkeel, provides a nurturing environment for the growth of contemporary art and design practice rooted in the UAE. For this year's Dubai Design Week, a number of activations are planned under the banner of ‘Design+Making UAE’.
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Friday, August 10, 2018

Heads Up: NEH Awards $13.2 Million in Grants for Cultural Infrastructure

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NEH Awards $13.2 Million in Grants for Cultural Infrastructure

New grant awards aim to spur investment and growth at the nation’s museums, libraries, and cultural centers   
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 9, 2018) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced $13.2 million in awards to 29 U.S. cultural institutions that will leverage federal funds against private investment to help create and sustain the nation’s humanities infrastructure.
These are the first awards made under NEH’s new Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Challenge Grants, a program created in January 2018 to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities in the United States through matching grants to libraries, museums, archives, colleges, universities, historic sites, scholarly associations, and other cultural institutions for efforts that build institutional capacity or infrastructure for long-term sustainability.
“As our nation approaches its 250th anniversary in 2026, we want to ensure that the buildings, objects, and documents associated with our founding are protected for future generations,” said NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “It is my pleasure to announce the inaugural round of NEH Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Challenge Grants, which will foster the long-term health and sustainability of America’s cultural institutions.”  
These challenge grants, which require a match of nonfederal funds, support construction and renovation projects, purchase of equipment and software, sharing of humanities collections between institutions, documentation of lost or imperiled cultural heritage, maintenance of digital scholarly infrastructure, and the preservation and conservation of humanities collections.
  • Juneau Arts and Humanities Council will receive a $750,000 challenge grant to support construction of a new arts and culture hub in downtown Juneau and, through its partners, create access for humanities programs in communities across Alaska.
  • HBCU Library Alliance in Atlanta will receive a $365,000 challenge grant to provide collections-care services and training opportunities for members of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Library Alliance in order to strengthen stewardship of special collections documenting the African-American experience at 71 libraries. 
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will receive a $176,106 challenge grant for renovations and infrastructure upgrades to Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio, Taliesin West, located outside Scottsdale, Arizona. The project will help address the site’s decaying electrical, water, and sewage systems.
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, will receive a $100,000 challenge grant to purchase a digital asset management system that will enable public access to educational materials and information about the museum’s permanent collection of 40,000 works of art. The museum holds the largest public collection of paintings by American artist Thomas Hart Benton as well as notable collections of Chinese art and photography.
  • Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington will receive a $250,000 challenge grant for the design and construction of a new Jewish museum in Washington, D.C., including the relocation and renovation of a historic 1876 synagogue.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art will receive a $500,000 challenge grant to expand gallery space to display its permanent collections of early American Art, which comprise nearly 12,000 objects dating from the colonial period through the mid-1800s. The collection includes works by early American painter Charles Willson Peale, and masterworks by John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, and Thomas Sully.
  • Pellissippi State Technical Community College Foundation in Knoxville, Tennessee, will receive a $400,000 challenge grant to create a center to house the Appalachian Heritage Project collection—which focuses on regional literature, history, and folklore—and related educational activities and public programming. 
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will receive a $420,482 challenge grant to repair the house’s 100-year old signature tile roof to preserve the museum’s collection of fine and decorative art. This premier collection of American art includes works by Thomas Cole, Grant Wood, and Georgia O’Keeffe.
  • Northeastern University Library in Boston, Massachusetts, will receive a $500,000 challenge grant to expand the library’s digital scholarship infrastructure to include a new generation of research and digital history projects that emphasize large-scale data analysis and data modeling of historical and cultural sources. The initiative will focus on five pilot projects relating to early Caribbean literature, Jesuit missions in North America, indigenous American Indian languages, population flow and identity in the United States, and Boston-related data and archival materials. 
  • Cincinnati Art Museum will receive a $500,000 challenge grant to support reinstallation of the museum’s Ancient Near Eastern gallery as well as the cleaning, conservation, and remounting of up to 1,000 pieces of Nabataean sculpture and decorated architecture—the largest collection of material of its kind outside of Jordan.
NEH offered a second grant competition for Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Challenge Grants in 2018. Grant awards for those applications will be announced in April 2019. 

National Endowment for the HumanitiesCreated in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: