Saturday, October 27, 2007

Illuminacion Paradisio

Wow!!! Hey Paradisiacs! Gala Corina is happening in South Tampa this year!

Gala Corina 2007: “iluminación” opens Friday, November 2

Friday evening, November 2, GALA CORINA, Tampa’s annual arts extravaganza, presents “iluminación,” an eclectic array of contemporary works by local artists in the fields of visual arts, fashion and performing arts. This year’s show opens at 7:00 pm, Friday, November 2 and runs through November 9. The exhibit is located in South Tampa at 3965 W. Henderson Boulevard, near the intersection of Neptune and Grady Avenues (on Henderson next to Lauro’s and across from Wendy’s). The venue has been generously sponsored by Zerep Enterprises, Inc., which also operates the International Eye Center and Body Science Center.
If recent history proves true, opening night will again be a lively pARTy. Last year more than 4000 art lovers showed up to check out the work of new and emerging artists as well as established favorites. This year’s show, “iluminación” includes 155 artists—from tots to seniors—displaying a wide range of work: paintings, sculptures, photography and installations. Music and a non-traditional fashion show will add to the festivities.

Also visit our website for additional information about Gala Corina!

My artist friend Rich Frederick will be there with his latest works.

"Coral Reef Geo Thermal Observation"
Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas - 2007

Gala Corina is always a good time for Paradisiacs to enjoy!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Microscopic Paradise

Michael W. Davidson

Florida State University
Department of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biophysics
Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Multiple exposure of concentrated DNA solution of nucleosome corelength DNA molecules in ammonium acetate buffer (25x)

Hey Paradisiacs!
via our local Trib I found this beautiful website" Nikon Small World

The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1974 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

A photomicrograph is a technical document that can be of great significance to science or industry. But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition, and content is an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation.

Here's another beautiful image:

Many more beautiful images at the links. Enjoy!