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Description of Pictures: Steve Artley – Editorial Cartooning (And Other Hazards)
Award-winning, nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Steve Artley talks about his 25-year career, shares his work and provides a glimpse into his cartoon development process in this forty-five minute slideshow and lecture. Steve’s work is syndicated throughout the United States and Canada and has appeared in various newspapers and periodicals such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek and Time, as-well-as online cartoon round-ups such as TIME Best Cartoons of the Week, NPR Double Takes, and was included in the Washington Post’s picks for Best Cartoons of the Year in 2011. Steve currently works as staff cartoonist for the Alexandria Gazette Packet through Connection Newspapers of Northern Virginia. He is also Creative Director for his own multi-media campaign and design firm in Alexandria, VA.
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Wikipedia Description: Artisphere
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Artisphere is a cultural center located in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia.
The Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington County, Virginia organized the new institution, which opened in October 2010. Artisphere occupies the space that previously housed the Newseum until its relocation to Washington, DC on March 3, 2002, as well as a nearby theatre which was orginially build to show motion pictures.
The 62,000 sq ft (5,800 m2) facility was converted at a cost of $6.7 million. The specific facilities include:
* 220-seat Dome Theatre, for concerts and films
* 4,000 sq ft (370 m2) Terrace Gallery, for art exhibits
* WiFi Town Square, with a two-story high video wall
* 3,000 sq ft (280 m2) Ballroom
* 125-seat black box theatre
* 387-seat Spectrum Theatre
* retail space for selling crafts
Artisphere will have an annual operating budget of $3.1 million, of which $300,000 will be funded by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District. Programming will include serving as the home of the Washington Shakespeare Company, the Bowen McCauley Dance Company and the National Chamber Ensemble. The Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse and the Alexandria Symphony have also pledged to produce events there, and the ballroom is expected to be used for salsa, swing and social dancing.
The center's name was selected from among those proposed by a opinion poll of Arlington residents. The name is inspired by the geodesic dome that houses one of the theaters.
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2014 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Winchester, VA, Nashville, TN, and Atlanta, GA),
Michigan to visit mom in the hospice before she died and then a return trip after she died, and
my 9th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Sacramento, Oakland, and Los Angeles).
Ego strokes: Paul Dickson used one of my photos as the author photo in his book "Aphorisms: Words Wrought by Writers".
Number of photos taken this year: just over 470,000.