Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Remarkable Sand Artist from Ukraine

Kseniya Simonove, 24, is a “sand artist” with an amazing and mesmerizing talent. As the 2009 winner of the TV show “Ukraine’s Got Talent,” she was awarded a prize of 1,000,000 Ukrainian hryvnia (approximately US $125,000).

The video shows Kseniya drawing a series of “sand” pictures on a giant illuminated table, along with dramatic music and sound effects, to imaginatively interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. Projected onto a large screen behind her, the images she draws and animates moved many in the audience to tears.

Kseniya says she started drawing with sand at the beach after her business collapsed due to the early 21st century credit crunch. Less than a year later, her life changed when she blew audiences away with her unprecedented sand animation performance, watched by over 13 million people.

The exposure she’s received after winning the “Ukraine’s Got Talent” prize has helped the young artist, born in 1985, build a new career out of her art.

Please take time out to see this fascinating piece of art.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

This Week @ BINDERS - January 18-24


Many of our art customers tell us they get inspired every time they enter our store. They say just being here revs- up their enthusiasm to make art. So if you ever start to feel the blahs, come to BINDERS, quick. Any creative blocks will soon be gone, and your creative juices will be flowing again. While your artistic batteries are recharging, notice that some of the classes and workshops at The ART School at BINDERS are in session. We always enjoy seeing you at BINDERS, even if you don’t buy a thing!

Monday, January 18:
Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
10:30am-2pm • Every Monday
Fee: $15/session. No sign up needed. Please pay the instructor.

Calligraphy 2 with Anne Elser
6-8:30pm • Mondays, 6 sessions, Jan. 4-Feb.8 •
Fee: $140
Advanced level for those who have taken Anne’s Copperplate or Italic class

Guided Open Studio with Kay Powell
6:30-8:30pm • see details above.

Tuesday, January 19:

Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
1-4pm • 6 sessions, Jan. 5-Feb. 9 • Open to all levels. • Fee: $140

Painting - Design and Technique with Charles Y. Walls
6-8:30pm • see details above

Bookmaking with Anne Elser
6-8:30pm, Tuesdays, 6 sessions, Jan. 5-Feb. 9 • Fee: $140

Wednesday, January 20:
Copperplate Calligraphy with Anne Elser
6-8:30pm, Wednesdays, 6 sessions, Jan. 6-Feb. 10 • Fee: $140

Thursday, January 21:
No special art events today.

Friday, January 22:
No special art events today.

Saturday, January 23:
No special art events today.

Sunday, January 24:
No special art events today.

Please note: Classes on this schedule are in our Atlanta store unless otherwise indicated. For more information please email or call Eli Pelizza at 404.237.6331 ext. 203.

Check out the full list of our upcoming art classes and art workshops!


New exhibits coming soon!

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