Tasty Tech Eye Candy: Robot Art

Can synthetic intelligence lay paint to paper to develop meaning and stimulate feeling? The response depends on the resultsarise from the first Robotic Art competition. The contest, arranged by artist Andrew Conru who holds a PhD in mechanical engineering design from Stanford University, intends to promote innovation in AI and incorporate looks and innovation.

It was open to students from universities and high schools and awarded money rewards in two categories: totally automated execution or by hand created.

Here are the resultsarise from the 10 winners, which were selected thanks to feedback from the public as well as that from a panel of judges. Did the robotics create something beautiful? You be the judge.Above: The 1st location award of $30,000 went to TAIDA, from the National Taiwan Universitys Department of Mechanical Engineering for its portrait of Albert Einstein. TAIDA is a completely automated robotic artist that utilizes a visual feedback system to compare the image it paints on a canvas with the original image. It then improvessurpasses the painting up until its pleased.

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Why Finding Nazi-looted Art Is ‘A Concern Of Justice’

Next Thursday, Sotheby’s will auction a 356-year-old painting that once hung in the Munich residence of Adolf Hitler.

An Officer Paying Court to a Young Ladya Girl by Dutch painter Gabriel Metsu might sell for $6-8 million and the priceprice is high, in part, because of that history.

Throughout The second world war, Hitler’s army systematically robbed terrific art collections of Europe from nationwide museums and private families. This government-sponsored theft is considered the most significant break-in in history.

After the war, the US and its allies tasked a special system of 350 army personnel from 14 nations to discover and return looted art to its rightful owners. These so-called Monuments Men, who were popularized in a 2014 Hollywood motion picture, recuperated millions of products and returned treasures like a 15th-century Ghent altarpiece to Belgium and Woman with an Ermine, a Leonardo Da Vinci painting, to Poland.

However the Monuments Men returned art to countries, not individuals, which often put the successors of Holocaust victims at probabilities with their house governments.

The search begins

Over the next five decades, households started an international scavenger hunt. They began making advancements in the late 1990s following the resolution of Holocaust survivor claims versus Swiss banks that had actually cannot return deposits to the successors of Holocaust victims after the war.

Bernard Goodman, a Dutch Jew whose moms and dads were eliminated in concentration camps, was required to purchase back 16 of his household’s paintings after they were gone back to the Netherlands.

“These brand-new federal governments were overwhelmed with all the issues after the war, Simon Goodman, Bernards son, said. The last thing they desired to deal with was some irritating guy like my daddy who stated, ‘Exactly what happened to my mothers teacups?’ Or even a crucial painting, or a priceless Renaissance gold cup.”

However a combination of political will and scholarship, starting with the book The Rape of Europa, triggered a global effort at art restitution. The Art Loss Register and the Holocaust Art Restitution Job compiled databases of missing works. Much of it was hidden in plain sight, sometimes hanging on the walls of museums or offered for auction.

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Art Notes: White Squirrel Image Contest Winners

  • First location: Deborah Apicerno with Munchies
  • Second location: Terry Maros with Mine
  • Third place: Gloria Clouse with Squirrel on the Rail
  • Respectable Reference awards were givenoffered to Jock Aplin, Bobby Ferrell Sr., Chris Tipton, Cindy Morgan, Debbie Citizen, Sherry Hine and Lori Jacques.The White Squirrel Festival will take placeoccur in downtown Brevard May 27-29. For more detailsTo learn more, check out whitesquirrelfestival.com.Art MoB hosts very first Mini Juried Art Program Art MoB recently opened its inaugural Miniature Juried Art Show with a reception on Might 5. More than 100 clients filled the Art MoB Studios and Marketplace to take pleasure in the artists and their miniature artwork.Art MoB juried in 21 artists, each with the opportunity to submit 2 pieces all less than 8-inches-by-8-inches. This led to 40 pieces

    for the very first annual miniature program. Patrons of the program had the opportunity to choose Best in Show and Respectable Mention.The Best in Show award went to pastel artist Alec Hall for his piece Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, and the Honorable Reference award went to artist RuthEllen Boerman for her painting

    Tree of Life.The mini program will await the gallery through June 12, and all of the art work is for sale. To keep the fun still going, Art MoB will offer out another Honorable Mention award at the end of the program. Clients are asked to choose favorite mini art piece prior to June 12. Art MoB Studios and Marketplace, located at 124 Fourth Ave. E., Hendersonville, presently includes over 90 regional artists and artisans in 5,000 square feet of innovative space. Art Mob is open 10 am-5 pm Mondays-Saturdays and 1-4:30 pm Sundays.For more details, go to artmobstudios.com.Art League introduces GoFundMe site The Art League of Henderson County has initiated its fundraising effort for 2016 by establishing a GoFundMe page at gofundme.com/22q8fupc to get contributions to money ins 2012 Arts in Education program.ALHC president Sharon Carlyle stated, The Art League has been supporting the art instructors in Henderson County for over 50 years. Our purpose is to promote appreciation and understanding of the innovative arts among the students. With our annual gift, we want to cultivate future generations of artists with products and opportunities that they may not get with the

    restricted budgets our instructors work with.In February, ALHC provided local art teachers with$2,200 in gift certificates to buy art items for the classrooms. Additional funds were providedexisted as rewards to the secondary student art winners at the students and coaches exhibitions.Martina Zinn, among the instructor recipients and ALHC member, said, I feel the collaboration between the Art League and our schools has actually been truly unique. It suggests a lot to the

    instructors and the students to know that we have assistance in the community from other artists. I understand the students are frequently shocked that adults who do not even really know them, take an interest in what they are doing and desirewish to help them succeed.The site is

    being promoted through the Art League of Henderson County Facebook page and its site, artleague.net. The Art League hopes that with the convenience of the GoFundMe page, the general public will end up being engaged and even begin challenges to helpto assist fund the Arts in Education Program.Young adult authors to speak Tuesday North Carolina authors Megan Miranda and Megan Shepherd will discuss their latest young adult books from 4:30 -6 pm Tuesday at the Transylvania County Library

    , 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard.They will go over the evolution of their professions, the origins of their most current books and tips on writing for young adultsyoung people. A reception will follow. Highland Books will be on hand with the authors books for sale and signing.The occasion is free and available to the public.Fletcher Community Chorus show set for Thursday The Fletcher Neighborhood Chorus will provide

    its spring show, What a Wonderful World! Commemorating the Universal Language of Music, at 7 pm Thursday at Feed and Seed, 3715 Hendersonville Roadway, Fletcher.The program functions music from varied cultures, classic American folk tunes, and favorites such as Incredible Grace. A patriotic sing-along will round out the program.The Fletcher Community Chorus is a non-audition choral ensemble made up of about 35 members from Transylvania, Henderson and Buncombe counties. The objective of the group is to boost spirits at senior living communities, veterans houses and objective organizations. Spring and fall terms culminate in performances at the Feed and Seed in Fletcher.There is no admission charge, however contributions are accepted.For more info, check out fletchercommunitychorus.com.Art occasions planned for Memorial Day weekend

    Supporters for the Arts will sponsor a weekend of art and garden occasions through Memorial Day weekend.Art in Bloom at The Studios of Flat Rock will be held from 5-8 pm tonight at 2702 Greenville Highway.Twenty artists work will be interpreted by the Ikenobo Ikebana Society.Tickets are$ 25 per individual or$40 per couple, which includesthat includes wine and small bites. Proceeds will benefit The Open Studio Trip of Henderson County.The next Supporters for the Arts occasion is Art in the Garden, set to take placeoccur on Saturday.Artwork by Blue Ridge Community College and Henderson High School student artists will be on display screen in some of the locations most interesting gardens.Tickets are $10 per person for this self-guided trip. Ticket sales support arts programs in Henderson County.Tickets for both events are offered at The Flower Market, The Studios at Flat Rock, the Hendersonville Tourism Center and Raymonds Garden Center.Blue Ridge

    Ringers to perform Blue Ridge Ringers, Western North Carolinas leading neighborhood handbell ensemble, will carry out

    at 4 pm today in the beginning Baptist Church in Tryon and at 7 pm Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville.Fifteen ringers will perform with 61 handbells and hand chimes, extending

    five octaves. A large rangeA large range of music is offered by Blue Ridge Ringers, from jazz to gospel to classical.Under the direction of Robert Currier of Brevard, ringers from Henderson, Transylvania, Buncombe and Polk counties and Spartanburg County, SC, will provide an hour of handbell music. Instrumentalists included in a number of choices are Crystal Smith, clarinet, and Joella Newberry, flute, with percussion and keyboard by two of the ringers.The shows are totally free,

    and the public is welcomed to attend.For more information, call 828-692-4910 or email blueridgeringers@gmail.com.Asheville Young Musicians to present advantage performance The Asheville Young Musicians Club will present its 5th annual benefit concert at 6:30 pm May 29 at Bent Creek Baptist Church, 1554 Brevard Roadway, Asheville.AYMC founders are regional student artists,

    sis Grace and Kristie Kim. Grace is

    now a sophomore at Vanderbilt University, and Kristie is a senior at Asheville High School.Its fantastic to be able making music with other talented young musicians and raise funds to help others at the very same time, stated Kristie Kim. It is amazing to have the chance to share our talents as a group and connect to the regional community and raise funds to helpto assist others.According to Dr. Hwa-Jin Kim, the adviser of AYMC and member of the music professors(piano )at UNC-Asheville, The Asheville Young Musicians Club is composed of skilled, classically trained student musicians who come together for weekly rehearsals and present shows to support music education in the Asheville area and to benefit childrens education in Nicaragua.The group has actually raised more than$10,000, which has actually been contributed to childrens education in Nicaragua through Vision Nicaragua and music education around the city of Asheville through the Asheville Location Piano Forum and the Asheville Chamber Music Series.Tickets are$20 each for grownups and$10 for students. The program is co-sponsored by the Asheville

    Chamber Music Series and the Asheville Area Piano Forum.PanHarmonia completing season with Baroque Vibes PanHarmonia will cover up its season with Baroque Vibes at 3 pm today initially Presbyterian Church, 40 Church St., Asheville.Spell-binding music from the Baroque masters and beyond will be presented.Barbara Weiss will carry out on harpsichord, Bradford Malbon on flute, Rosalind Buda on bassoon and Scottish smallpipes, and

    Byron Hedgepeth on vibes and percussion.Tickets are$ 20 or$ 5 for students, plus managing for charge card and sales tax. Tickets are available at panharmonia.org/shop.

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    Springdale Student’s Art To Hang In U.S. Capitol

    When members of Congress walk from their workplaces through the United States Capitol, Alyssa Marshs artwork just might catch their eye.

    Marsh, a junior at Springdale Jr./ Sr. High School, will have her colored pencil illustration, titled “American Reflection,” showed in the halls of the center of democracy for a year.

    Marshs drawing of the taillights of a red 1960 Chevy Impala reflecting an America flag was chosen from amongst 74 entries from 16 high schools to represent Pennsylvanias 14th Congressional District. Democrat Mike Doyle of Forest Hills is the districts agent.

    “I was totally shocked by other individualsother individuals artwork; they were actually amazing,” stated Marsh of the art program in which she was chosen as the winner. “When he called my name, I didnt understand ways to respond, really. I was completely surprised.”

    Marsh spokened she was inspired by her love of nation.

    “Im extremely patriotic, and I enjoy cars,” she said. “Its a real honor to win.”

    “Alyssa did an unbelievable task on her entry,” Doyle composed in an email. “The composition was appealing, and she handled a genuine obstacle in producing a work that was so complex and practical– but I believe her technique was perfect.

    “Alyssas extremely gifted, and its a pleasure to be able to share her art work with so numerousa lot of visitors to the Capitol over the coming year.”

    Marshs art teacher, Doug Ward, spokened he anticipates such outstanding work from Marsh.

    “Shes a great student, and her art work is incredible,” spokened Ward, whos been an art teacher at Springdale for 27 years. “… I believed she was going to do well.”

    Doyles Congressional Art Competition was Marshs first contest.

    “Colored pencil is my favorite kind of media,” Marsh spokened. “Mr. Ward chose me for among the positions. It was a genuine honor just to be there.”

    Marsh hopes to utilize her creative capabilities when she graduates next spring.

    “I generally do art as a pastime,” she stated. “But if I can make it in graphic design or something, I would love that.”

    RA Monti is a freelance reporter.

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    Nebraska Sculpting Couple Integrate Love Of Art, Horse Racing

    KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – Artists Del and Martha Pettigrew of Kearney have actually combined horse racing and art for their careers.The Pettigrews sculpt animals and wildlife in their studio and house in Kearney, typically combining their love of art and horse racing, the Kearney Center(http://bit.ly/1NAgZVL)reports. Their largest horse sculpture is 10 feet tall and stands in Irving, Texas.The Pettigrews wed 38 years ago when Del was a farmer and Martha was working as an illustrator for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln State Museum. She gave up after five years to assist Del on the farm near Denton.Farming is full-time work, Martha said. So I spokened goodbyebid farewell to the illustration job.They purchased their very first pureblood horse in 1979, years after Del had bought his very first horse at the age of 14 because he understood he desiredwished to race horses.When they were no more able to support themselves on farming and racing, they counted on an alternate source of earningsincome.

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    The San Francisco Art Tent Has A Lot Of Room For Newbies

    Arriving for the opening celebration at the new Gagosian Gallery, simply opposite the new SFMOMA, I glanced across the street and saw 2 men on ladders with squeegees, working on the massive windows at the front of the museum. What? The museum opened less than a couple of days earlier, and they currently have to wash the windows? Is this a design flaw? Hot on the case let the investigative team writediscuss Bay Bridge design flaws, however Im going after the art things I raced across the street to interrogate the workmen.

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