This bust of President George Washington was created in commemoration of the President's 1791 tour of Georgia, during which he stopped in the cities of Savannah, Augusta, and Waynesboro. The town of Washington, Georgia, is also the first town in the United States to be named after the President, a fact which he confirmed on his 1791 tour. The bust was created by George Kelly, sculptor-in-residence to the United States Supreme Court. Washington is portrayed as Cincinatus, the Roman general offered a crown but returning to his farm instead.
This year, @drebumedia is hosting SACRED Interactive as part of #CultureDays ! This event highlights the talent and skills of seniors in Parkdale and welcomes everyone to join in their interactive activities about passing on your heritage and offering support in the community. Check out these progress photos of the Parkdale community getting ready for #CultureDays !
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of #sharecroppers . His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. They were the only black #family on their block, and the #prejudice they encountered only strengthened their #bond .
In 1947, #Brooklyn#Dodgers president Branch Rickey approached Jackie about joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Major Leagues had not had an #African -American player since 1889, when #baseball became segregated. When Jackie first donned a Brooklyn Dodger uniform, he pioneered the #integration of professional athletics in America.
By breaking the #color#barrier in baseball, the nation’s preeminent sport, he courageously challenged the deeply rooted custom of racial segregation in both the North and the South.
At the end of Robinson’s rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers, he had become National League Rookie of the Year with 12 homers, a league-leading 29 steals, and a .297 average. *
In our issue 0, we have an interview with Peter Bellerby, founder and master globe maker at Bellerby & Co. Order a copy and read more about him! #Repost @globemakers ・・・
A complete 36cm Mint Green Cassini & in progress 23cm Mini in Glacial Blue while #GlobeFacts is looking at the world changing landscape.
In the late 1990s, #LakeUrmia , in north-western Iran, was twice as large as Luxembourg & the largest salt-water lake in the Middle East.
Since then it has shrunk substantially, & was sliced in half in 2008, with consequences uncertain to this day, by a 15-km causeway designed to shorten the travel time between the cities of Urmia and Tabriz.
Historically, the lake attracted migratory birds... its drying up, or desiccation, is undermining the local food web, especially by destroying one of the world’s largest natural habitats of the brine shrimp Artemia, a hardy species that can tolerate salinity levels of 340 grams per litre, more than eight times saltier than ocean water.
Effects on humans are perhaps even more complicated. The tourism sector has clearly lost out. While the lake once attracted visitors from near and far, some believing in its therapeutic properties.
Urmia has turned into a vast salt-white barren land with beached boats serving as a striking image of what the future may hold.
Desiccation will increase the frequency of salt storms that sweep across the exposed lakebed, diminishing the productivity of surrounding agricultural lands and encouraging farmers to move away.
Poor air, land, and water quality all have serious health effects including respiratory and eye diseases.
Currently, the lake is named after the provincial capital city of Urmia, originally an Assyrian name meaning puddle of water. However, in the early 1930s, it was called Lake Rezaiyeh after Reza Shah Pahlavi.
Its Old Persian name was Chichast, meaning "glittering", a reference to the glittering mineral particles suspended in the water of the lake and found along its shores. In medieval times it came to be known as Lake Kabuda (Kabodan), from the word for "azure" in Persian, or 'կապույտ' (kapuyt) in Armenian.
#IranFacts via The Guardian & Wikipedia.
Last month was the Missoula Arts Connection meeting at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts! The evening included statistics about the arts and our economy, as well as information from Destination Missoula. Destination Missoula wants to hear local stories from Artists, Art Organizations, and the Art-Culture of Missoula in order to get those stories out to a broader tourist audience!💥 Please visit destinationmissoula.org/arts [link in bio] and follow the prompts to tell your story, submit a blog idea or make some suggestions to our ongoing process. [Photo Cred: Destination Missoula]
This image titled "Tomorrow Afternoon" is from the exhibition Versatility: New Work by BJ Lantz opening on Saturday, October 7 from 4-7 PM. Save the date! @bjlantzstudio #acadowntown#coldwax#mixedmedia#floridaart
🎥 #CartoonNetwork ’s popular ’90s and ’00s superhero sisters, “#ThePowerpuffGirls ,” join forces with a new character of color—a sister named Blisstina, or Bliss for short—in a new five-part TV special. Though her race isn’t spelled out, she has #brownskin and, as #MTV .com reports, #actressesofcolor provide her voice for “The Power of Four” airings in international markets. For more on this story, visit the #artsandculture tab on #colorlines .com
Want to ditch the toxins in your life? Come see @jennagarraux at Landy's Pharmacy on Clemson Road tonight from 6:30-8:30pm and learn about why switching to nature matters and how easy it is to do with @younglivingeo.
A great shot taken by our Technical Director Chris D'bias today during 'A Forum for Arts & Culture' in the Rooftop Terrace. Thank you to Senator Mitch Fifield and Trevor Evans MP for joining the forum today, and to all who attended, especially those who joined us via Skype from regional Queensland.
HI HUMS! We have a Call For Submissions out right now for pieces for our November edition! We're looking for visual, written (non-fic, poetry, prose), and audio works. Seem like something you or someone you know may be interested in? Check out our site for submission guidelines & DM us if you have any questions! ❤️
We're less than two weeks away! Please join us for an afternoon of music, and in doing so, you'll be giving to a great cause, bringing support and relief to those who are suffering and rebuilding in the wake of this brutal hurricane season. @julienorway and I are so excited to share these songs with you, which are near and dear to our hearts! Bring your friends! ❤
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CHILDREN OF MALAYSIA – ENGAGE IN LITERATURE! (CoMeL)
This year, CoMel will feature a panel of speaker and presenters including renowned local and award-winning international authors, illustrators and storytellers who will share the inspiration for their stories and the motivation behind their works under this year's theme of "Books for Peace: Peace for Children, Children for Peace" - a fitting theme as the International Day of Peace falls on 21 September 2017.
James D. Robinson, Jr. was the Chairman of the Board of the First National Bank of Atlanta. His wife, Josephine Crawford Robinson, commissioned this portrait of him in 1967; Mr. Robinson died while sitting for the portrait, and his widow instructed the artist to cease.