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Shoshone Falls makes a splash at the Athenaeum Juried Exhibition

Posted by George J Janczyn on August 6, 2011

The La Jolla Athenaeum Music and Arts Library held its opening reception for the 20th Annual Juried Exhibition last night. Considered one of the most prestigious juried art shows in all of San Diego, the competition is open only to artists who live, work, or have exhibited in San Diego.

I was pleased to learn that my long-time friend and colleague James Soe Nyun was the first prize recipient.

Shoshone Falls, a digital photo based pigment print pictured here, is one of three pieces Jim submitted for the show.

Congratulations Jim!

The exhibition will be on display from August 6 through September 30 with 2-D and 3-D works by 23 local artists. Admission is free.

Juror #1: Kathryn Kanjo, Curator and Head of Curatorial, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Juror #2: Joseph Bellows, Owner of Joseph Bellows Gallery

In addition to the exhibition, you can see some of Jim’s creative work at his website. He also maintains an interesting and informative blog Lost in the Landscape: musings of an artist loosed in a garden where his photographic talent in all things botanic is revealed.

James Soe Nyun and his art.


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Sounds for a Sunday

Posted by George J Janczyn on April 11, 2010

And just to leave you in the mood:


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What a great idea for a riverwalk

Posted by George J Janczyn on February 23, 2010

From L.A. Creek Freak comes this great find, Poetry meets River Bike Path in Portugal.


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Desert Song – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Posted by George J Janczyn on January 26, 2010

Run to the desert
You will see all that you need to see
Run to the desert
You will be all that you need to be

(hat tip to my son George for the link)

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@Larry_Carlson’s Twitter art

Posted by George J Janczyn on October 28, 2009

Add some flavor to your Twitter following list with some creative ASCII art (click image to go there).


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Cause and effect

Posted by George J Janczyn on September 15, 2009

Arthur Ganson’s Machine with Concrete. The YouTube blurb says

This machine was inspired by dreaming about gear ratios and considering the unexpected implications of exponential powers.

Each worm/worm gear pair reduces the speed of the motor by 1/50th. Since there are 12 pairs of gears, the final speed reduction is calculated by (1/50)12. The implications are quite large. With the motor turning around 200 revolutions per minute, it will take well over two trillion years before the final gear makes but one turn. Given the truth of this situation, it is possible to do anything at all with the final gear, even embed it in concrete.

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