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“Justice and Humanity” Art Exhibit

The University of Dayton School of Law will be hosting an art exhibit at UDSL from August 13th through September 3rd.

THEME: “What does justice and humanity mean to you?”
DONATIONS: All proceeds from the sale of the art pieces will go to through the Red Cross to the tornado victims in the Alabama, Missouri and Mississippi area. Multiple pieces may be submitted.
Expense for supplies will be partially covered based upon the number of submissions and mediums used.
This is an excellent opportunity for exposure and to network with new clients and artists.
Awards will also be given for “Best of Show,” second, and third place.
Please e-mail Carin Bigley ( by 9:00 p.m. with the required paperwork.

All art pieces must be brought to University of Dayton School of Law by 7:00 p.m.

All pieces must be dry and in presentation form (e.g. hanging wires on the back; photography must be framed).
Artist may be asked to present a detailed drawing of configuration for submissions during the installation/placement of pieces at the exhibit.
Please keep in mind that guests include families and members of the professional community; submissions must be PG-13.
Art may NOT contain:
Political figures
Pornographic/vulgar/obscene material or other language, either implied or in print
Religious figures or altars
Anarchist/anti-government propaganda

Please e-mail Carin Bigley ( or Parker Fritz ( with any additional questions.

The show will feature work from some NE1 peeps as well as many amazing local artists! Also live performances from some very lovely, talented people. Spoken word, poetry and music to tickle your inspiration. Sure to be a lovely evening.

Location: The Holy Biscuit (Opposite the Biscuit Factory)
Time: ‎6:00PM Saturday, July 23rd



A collection of award-winning short films written and directed by Warren Pereira –
All five films are now available on The DVD is mastered to the highest technical standards with progressive video and Dolby Digital Surround Sound.
SALT AND SILICONE (25 min): A dark comedy that explores one man’s mixed emotions on breast implants.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS: 2011 Festival De Cannes Court Metrage, 2011 Myrtle Beach Film Festival, 2010 Best Comedic Short Film Honorable Mention HD FEST, 2010 LA Comedy Fest, 2010 Best Short Film LA Film & Script Festival, 2010 Best Short Film Silver Oregon Film Awards, 2010 International Film Festival of Ireland, 2010 Edmonton International Film Festival, 2010 Best Narrative Short Film LA Cinema Festival of Hollywood.
LOVELY COFFEE (26 min): A romantic comedy that satirizes a group of cocky but untalented filmmakers and actors.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS: 2010 Southern Winds Film Festival, 2010 Ohio Independent Film Festival, 2010 Bare Bones International Film Festival, 2010 Best Short Film and Best Director Accolade Competition, 2009 Beverly Hills International Film Festival, 2008 NW Film & Video Festival.
SUPERHERO TALENT (11 min): A dark comedy that pits talent against love.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS: 2009 Best Actor (Warren Pereira) and Best Humor Short Film Indie Fest, 2008 Salem Film Festival, 2007 Beverly Hills Hi-Def Film Festival.
WHO’S GOOD LOOKING (7 min): A relationship comedy that exposes aesthetic obsession.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS: 2010 Chicago United Film Festival, 2010 Burbank International Film Festival, 2010 San Francisco United Film Festival, 2010 Los Angeles United Film Festival, 2010 Best Short Film Gold Houston International Film Festival, 2010 Big Island Film Festival, 2010 On Location Memphis Film Festival, 2010 Indie Spirit Film Festival, 2010 Garden State Film Festival, 2009 Bahamas International Film Festival, 2009 Eugene International Film Festival, 2009 New Filmmakers NY, 2009 Malibu International Film Festival, 2009 West Hollywood Film Festival, 2009 Sacramento Film & Music Festival, 2009 Best Short Film Accolade Competition, 2009 Atlanta Film Festival, 2009 Method Fest, 2008 LA Shorts Fest, 2008 Salem Film Festival, 2008 Beverly Hills Film Festival, 2008 Portland International Film Festival.
LACKING LEWIS (26 min): A relationship comedy about male insecurities.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS: 2009 Best Short Film and Best Creativity and Originality Award of Merit at Accolade Competition, 2007 Longbaugh Film Festival.
Become a fan on Facebook –
Read Warren’s blog –
For interviews, reviews, casting, and questions:

Urban Development presents Re:Definition. A conceptual showcase designed to redefine urban music as we know it, Re:Definition is all about uniting established acts and emerging talent from East London through collaboration and blurring the boundaries between theatre, multimedia and live music.

So jump aboard this musical excursion to discover the loves, conflicts, traditions, adventures and aspirations of the real East Enders and get ready for a rollercoaster journey set to take urban music beyond Olympic proportions…

Performances by:

Visuals by: JAK FRSH

UDTV: Mikill Pane – Re:Definition 2011 ft. Kano, Ghetts, Donaeo, RoxXxan, Scrufizzer & more

EVENT: Re:Definition
DATE: Thursday 7th July 2011
TIME: 8pm – 11pm (doors open 7.30pm)
VENUE: Hackney empire, 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ
TICKETS: £10 / £12.50
BOX OFFICE:  020 8985 2424 or BUY ONLINE here:
For more info, visit




CINEMAROSA Queerin' Queens 2011
CINEMAROSA and the Queens Museum of Art, are pleased to present the Eight Annual LGBT Cultural Celebration QUEERIN’ QUEEENS. The event includes film screenings: “Cried Suicide” Dir. Lauren Palmigiano, “Go Go Reject” Dir. Michael J. Saul, “You Can’t Curry Love” Dir. Reid Waterer, “Mila Caos” and “Lua Verde” (Green Moon) Dir. Simon J. Paetau. QUEERIN’ QUEENS 2011 also includes the presentation of the play “Jackson Heights 3 AM” (Reading of excerpts), the poetry of spoken word artist Victor Tobar, and the performance of Travis Barr creator of Sunday Morning Mimosa as Anita M. Buffem. Music by local DJ Santos.


Cried Suicide, Dir. Lauren Palmigiano, USA, 2010, 14 min
Heartbroken over an ex-girlfriend, Jay (Nicol Paone) is desperate for attention and fakes a suicide attempt. When she returns home with her best friend Jen (Sarah Burns), she gets more than she bargained for from sympathetic friends in the form of tears, food, and even porn.

Go Go Reject, Dir. Michael J. Saul, USA, 2010, 20 min
Wholesome and eternally optimistic Daniel Ferguson yearns to leave his job at Yogurt World and fulfill his childhood dream of becoming the Jennifer Beals of male go-go dancing. His Flashdance fantasy runs smack into opposition from club promoters who are less interested in his dancing ability than they are the physical attributes of the more muscular dancers. With undaunted ingenuity Daniel turns his small frame into a huge success.

Mila Caos, Dir. Simon J. Paetau, Germany-Cuba, 2011, 18 min
Every weekend at an illegal drag show in a suburb of Havana, Sebasti·n, a 17 year old Cuban teenager, transforms into Mila Caos. He suffers from his mother’s indifference and dreams that one day she will see him on stage.

You Can’t Curry Love, Dir. Reid Waterer, USA-India, 2009, 23 min
A Bollywood-inspired romantic comedy where boy-meets-boy, east-meets-west love story! A handsome East Indian from London travels to India on business, falls for a local guy and discovers a country he only thought he knew.

Lua Verde (Green Moon), Dir. Simon J. Paetau, USA-Brazil, 2011, 20 min
Pedro Bordel, a video director, is on search for his transvestite protagonist. He finds himself tangled within contradictions of sexuality and representation. His characters take control and make him vulnerable as if penetrated by the lenses of his own camera.

CINEMAROSA -Queerin' Queens 2011 Performances

Jackson Heights 3 AM (Reading of excerpts)
Written by J. Stephen Brantley, performed by Ephraim Lopez and Neal Mayer.
Directed by Ari Laura Kreith. Currently in development at Theatre 167 for production in 2012.
Officer Jim Oliver just wanted a quiet night off with a nice guy and a decent glass of wine. Somehow he ended up at a noisy Roosevelt Avenue cantina with Pablo, a half-cocked drag queen with Shakiran aspirations. You can get anything in Jackson Heights at 3am. Even what you never knew you needed. The Jackson Heights 3AM Project is a multi-writer piece which will be performed in Jan 2012.

Sunday Morning Mimosa
Travis Barr is the co-creator of a beloved comedy troupe called Sunday Morning Mimosa! In it, Barr plays Anita M. Buffem, a botox lovin’ Italian American girl born in bred in Astoria, Queens. Anita got her first taste of success in show business after winning The Little Miss Italian League Pageant five years in a row as a child. In her young adult years, her accomplishments include: marrying her high school sweetheart, divorcing her high school sweetheart, and modeling sportswear for JC Penney. Anita later married her second husband, the very affluent Jewish gentleman, Mr. Buffem. Anita’s second marriage allows her the privilege of never working. Her hobbies include collecting diamonds and … that’s it. Anita has decided to return to her showgirl roots and performs a medley of musical numbers around New York City, from modern day hits to old standards. Anita’s newest dream is to one day headline and produce The Real Housewives of Astoria, Queens. Ask her to show you her already well rehearsed turn-to-camera. Anita M. Buffem and the rest of the gang of Sunday Morning Mimosa are taking New York City by storm! You can catch them every week at MiX Astoria, and at Vynl Chelsea.

Victor Tobar is a Queer Latino andro transguy, writer, performer, activist, and arts educator. Born and raised in the Bronx, he now resides in Brooklyn, from where he composes letters to the ghosts of yearning and nostalgia. He’s been part of the NYC writing and performance scene for the past 12 years. In 2000he repped New York as part of the Brave New Voices Youth Slam team. He helped developed and mentor QQ&A, a creative writing workshop for Queer and Questioning youth with Urban Word NYC. As part of Mangos with Chili, he’s toured the northeast and Canada. His pieces weave tangible images, fantasy, and raw emotional footage in an attempt to portray life from the underneath of the city. He is currently proud and humbled to curate “Ruckus”, a monthly reading and performance series that features Queer and Trans artists of color, seeking to create community and visibility in the New York art scene.


Following the screenings and performance presentations, join us in the celebration of June Pride with a party, light refreshments, and cocktails at the Unisphere Gallery of the museum. Music by invited guest local DJ Santos.
CINEMAROSA was created as an independent initiative by filmmaker and artist, Hector Canonge. After its short run at a community house in Woodside, Queens, Canonge reached out to the Queens Museum of Art where CINEMAROSA has been hosted since 2005. After seven years of consecutive screenings, Canonge explains that “CINEMAROSA is as strong as ever because there is a need to provide this type of service for the Queer community of Queens and NYC at large.” The monthly free screening program has featured local, national and international filmmakers whose works best reflect the diversity of lives in experiences in the LGBT community. Canonge adds that “through CINEMAROSA and its hosting institution, the Queens Museum, it has been possible to create a safe LGBT cultural hub in Queens where audiences, artists, filmmakers, and representatives from other LGBT organizations come together and share their visions, views and ideas.”

FREE ADMISSION but RSVP is recommended: 

Directions to QMA: #7 Flushing Trains from 42 Street or E, F, V, R Trains to 74th Street & Roosevelt Avenue, change for #7 Train (Flushing Bound). Exit at Willest Point/Citi Fields Stadium, walk in the direction of the park. Museum is located in front of the metal globe, the Unisphere.


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