Linda Greenwood is Gallery’s Featured Artist

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that fine art photographer Linda Greenwood has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist.

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Jupiter, FL, USA (March 17, 2016) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that fine art photographer Linda Greenwood has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist.

Linda Greenwood - Artist Showcase

Linda Greenwood grew up on Long Island, New York. Many visits to art museums in Manhattan with her mother served as a base for growing a love of art that was nurtured then and continued to develop when she later traveled abroad.

Greenwood has taken classes in art and photography at The Sharon Art Center in Peterborough NH and with the CALL Adult Education Program at Keene State College. Linda also completed Project 365 in 2015, meeting a personal challenge to shoot at least one photograph every day of the year. “It definitely made me so much more aware of the world around me, which inspired me to try to take even more significant photos!”

She takes pride in turning ordinary objects and landscapes into artistic creations and is thrilled to have opportunities to shoot photographs in New Hampshire. She exhibits her work in the Monadnock Region of southern New Hampshire. Greenwood is a member of the Monadnock Camera Club, Monadnock Area Art Association and the Dublin Art Colony. (https://www.lightspacetime.com/artist-showcase)

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Robyn Ansell is Awarded a Solo Art Exhibition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that South African artist Robyn Ansell has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their website.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that South African artist Robyn Ansell has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their website. Robyn is a painter specializing in realist African wildlife and portraiture. She will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” section of their website.

Robyn Ansell - Solo Art Series

Robyn Ansell will also be promoted in press releases and throughout the gallery’s social media networks. In addition, her art will be highlighted on their YouTube channel, in an event catalogue and with an event postcard. At the conclusion of the solo art exhibition her artworks will continue to be available for viewing in the gallery’s archive.

The “Solo Art Series” consists of four month-long solo art exhibitions for established artists, who have a body of work to present to the public.

To be considered for these shows, artists were asked to submit 3 components; 1. Their art. 2. Their artist biography. 3. Their artist statement. The four winning artists were selected based on the merits of all three components of their presentations. (http://www.lightspacetime.com/solo-exhibitions)

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Austin Startup Sells Ethically Made Purses and Yoga Bags to Help Light the World

Esperanza Market is an online store selling purses and yoga bags made by hand in Nicaragua. Each bag is made by a small group of artisans, mostly women, who are paid Fair Trade wages, not just minimum wages. For each bag sold, the company donates a solar-powered light to one of the hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguan children who live without electricity.

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Austin, TX, USA (March 16, 2016) — Austinite Jennifer Simonson has spent all her vacation time during the past 15 years traveling Latin America experiencing both its colorful culture and the poverty that lies underneath.

Wanting to highlight the cultures and help alleviate some to the poverty, Simonson recently launched the Esperanza Market, a social enterprise dedicated to improving the lives of women and children living in Nicaragua’s impoverished communities.

The online marketplace sells purses and yoga bags made by hand in Nicaragua. They work directly with artisans, mostly women, to provide them with regular employment and fair wages. For each bag sold the company donates a solar-powered lamp to students in those communities who live in homes without reliable electricity.

“Esperanza means Hope in Spanish. I wanted to create a website that shares all these amazing handmade bags and purses with my friends in the United States and also raise awareness of some of the problems facing our neighbors to the south,” she said. “I started in Nicaragua because I know the country very well and because it is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, there is a lot of need for help.”

One-third of the Nicaragua’s population lives without reliable electricity. Some of the population lives off the electric grid, while others might have access to electricity, but can’t afford to use it. Families without energy rely on burning candles, wood or kerosene for light, which can be expensive, flammable and can cause poor air quality.

Esperanza Market distributes solar-powered reading lamps to students in efforts to improve education by providing students with light to read and do homework once the sun goes down. They started with Education Plus Nicaragua, a school in the Pantanal barrio outside of Granada. The neighborhood has 13,000 residents, 8,000 are children. There are no paved roads or running water and electricity is very limited. The children of this area are vulnerable for child prostitution, criminal activity and glue sniffing.

Esperanza Market also has a link for those simply wanting to donate solar-powered lamps to children in Nicaragua. Since its launch in November 2015, the Esperanza Market has donated 100 solar-powered lamps.

Esperanza Market is an online store selling purses and yoga bags made by hand in Nicaragua. Each bag is made by a small group of artisans, mostly women, who are paid Fair Trade wages, not just minimum wages. For each bag sold, the company donates a solar-powered light to one of the hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguan children who live without electricity.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Simonson
Esperanza Market
512-496-6649
info@esperanzamarket.com
http://www.esperanzamarket.com

Engage PEO Expands Presence in Atlanta with Addition of Vice President of Sales, Todd Koehler

Engage PEO today announced the addition of Todd Koehler as vice president of sales for Georgia.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Todd Koehler as vice president of sales for Georgia. Koehler’s responsibilities include growing Engage’s presence and sales efforts in Atlanta and throughout the state, as well as partnering with insurance brokers across the country, positioning Engage’s competitive and unique HR and benefits offerings to potential clients.

“Growing Engage’s presence in Georgia further strengthens our presence in the South,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Todd has an extensive and diverse sales and marketing background within and outside the PEO industry. He understands the needs of small and mid-sized businesses and is another strong addition to our national sales team.”

Koehler brings 18 years of sales and marketing experience to Engage. Before joining the company, he was a recognized sales leader at two national PEOs in addition to companies outside of the industry such as DHL Express in New York and the global consultancy group, The Hackett Group in Atlanta. A graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Koehler is also the co-owner of the Broadlands Golf Club near Milwaukee and a member of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin (GCOW).

“Joining one of the fastest growing companies in the country is very exciting,” said Koehler. “The Engage management team is well-known in the industry for building strong sales and operations teams with an intense focus on client satisfaction. I can’t think of a better PEO organization to be a part of.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information, visit http://www.engagepeo.com.

Media Contact:
Sandra Fine, rbb Communications
(305) 567-0535
sandra.fine@rbbcommunications.com

Chicago Assault on Civil Rights Backfiring on Protesters, Cruz, and Rubio

Raleigh, NC, USA (March 14, 2016) — Contact: ALIPAC.us | WilliamG@alipac.us | (866) 703-0864

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ALIPAC is predicting that Donald Trump will completely dominate the Tuesday, March 15 Primaries in 5 states due to the public backlash against the violent mob attack on Civil Rights in Chicago where young illegal immigrants, Muslims, and college aged socialists and anarchists proved that America’s freedoms of speech and assembly are being overcome by mob rule!

ALIPAC predicts that the aggressive and violent actions of the mob have backfired on their leftist causes and is backfiring on GOP Presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio due to their supportive comments claiming the mob was justified because of the comments and political positions of Donald Trump and his supporter. Large numbers of prior Cruz and Rubio supporters declared they are dropping their support and aligning with Trump in reaction to their statements blaming Trump for the violence.

“Many Americans realize that the successful attack and violation of the civil rights of Trump supporters affects every American who believes we all have the right to assemble and speak freely in our nation. The attack on Donald Trump’s rally was an attack on us all, and at this point the only way that Americans can truly defend Civil Rights in America from this threat of mob rule is to rally to and support Donald J. Trump for President!” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “Rubio and Cruz made a major mistake joining the protesters in blaming Donald Trump for the despicable actions in Chicago. All across social media this weekend, prior supporters are announcing they are dropping Cruz and Rubio and joining Trump and that will be reflected in the vote this Tuesday!”

Breitbart News reported Saturday on the social media shift away from Rubio and Cruz to Trump in their article “Voters Slam Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio for Blaming Chicago Rally Shutdown on Donald Trump” by Katie McHugh. McHugh documents numerous examples of Facebook users declaring, “Cruz you lost my vote for using this protest for your political game. Rubio also. Trump has my vote….I’m a Texan, I voted for you for the senate, and was supporting you for president, up until you blamed Trump for the savage behavior of Hillary and Bernie supporters in Chicago. I just sent a $100.00 contribution to a billionaire, and i’m retired on a fixed income, so guess this is goodbye to you, and I am now firmly on the Trump wagon…Ted Cruz… i was an undecided voter who was leaning your way then you blamed trump for the actions of violent protesters. I am now voting Trump thanks for helping me make my choice tonight.”

ALIPAC has endorsed Donald Trump as the first Presidential candidate the national organization has ever supported for President since the founding of ALIPAC in 2004.

Voters are being warned that the failed DC establishment has two routes to retaining power at this point. The establishment can still win if Hillary Clinton is elected President and Clinton’s chances rise each day that the bitter Trump and Cruz conflict continues. The establishment will also regain control the moment this race is forced into a brokered convention which DC insiders will control.

At this time, it is clear that the two illegal alien amnesty backers Marco Rubio and John Kasich are staying in the race only to try to win in Ohio and Florida on Tuesday to deprive Trump of those electoral votes and throw the race into the convention where the DC establishment retakes control.

While Ted Cruz has no chance of passing Trump or winning the popular vote, his strength levels could throw the race to the convention where the DC establishment may crown him as the GOP candidate for President if he agrees to their demands. This will also throw the race to Hillary Clinton.

“GOP primary voters need to remember the story all Americans are taught as children about the little dog that wanted two bones and ended up with none,” said William Gheen. “Voters that think they have the luxury of supporting Cruz and thwarting the DC insiders are wrong. A vote for anyone but Trump at this juncture is a vote to help the DC establishment responsible for that mob attack regain control! All their fire is focused on Trump! The fight is on and sometimes in a fight you have to chose a side and that choice is upon you.”

Senator Jeff Sessions, who is the top Republican fighting against illegal immigration, Obama, and amnesty in the US Senate is similarly calling for Unity around Trump! Breitbart’s Julia Hahn reports, “Jeff Sessions to GOP: Time to Unite Behind Trump, Beat Hillary.”

For more information about ALIPAC’s endorsed candidates and efforts to help lead the backlash against illegal immigrant amnesty supporting candidates and politicians like Cruz and Rubio who support Muslim and illegal alien mobs attacking civil rights in America, please visit http://www.ALIPAC.us.

Fusion Art is Now Accepting Submissions for its May 2016 International Online Juried Art Exhibition, “Leaves & Petals”

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions for “Leaves & Petals,” its May 2016 international online juried art exhibition.

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Palm Springs, CA, USA — Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions for “Leaves & Petals,” its May 2016 international online juried art exhibition. The gallery is accepting submissions until April 24th.

For this competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of flowers, leaves, herbs, plants, shrubs, bushes, hedges and other botanical or floral subjects. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction.

The competition is open to artists worldwide and all artists, regardless of experience level, are encouraged to participate. Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories – “Traditional” Art and “Photography & Digital” Art.

Each month Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in 70+ press release announcements, email marketing and through the gallery’s social media outlets. An additional unique opportunity Fusion Art provides to the monthly Best in Show winners is an invitation to participate in Fusion Art’s group exhibition in Palm Springs, CA in November 2016.

Founded by Award winning artist, Chris Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions and experiences.

Artists who are interested in submitting their artwork for consideration should visit Fusion Art’s website for full competition guidelines: http://www.fusionartps.com/leavespetals-may-2016.

Media Contact:
Valerie Hoffman
Fusion Art
PO Box 4236
Palm Springs, CA 92263
760-537-0315
info@fusionartps.com
http://www.fusionartps.com

New Book Release – Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors – Parodies, Poems, Palindromes, Personal Memoirs, by Marvin Francis Fouty

Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors – Parodies, Poems, Palindromes, Personal Memoirs, by Marvin Francis Fouty, sings of lost times and people – a warm breeze of yesterday.

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Bath, MI, USA (March 9, 2016) — Marvin Francis Fouty’s Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors – Parodies, Poems, Palindromes, Personal Memoirs introduces a boy, growing up in Lansing and Houghton Lake, Michigan, an early life with grandparents during World War II and its aftermath and how the war colored their lives. They are heartfelt poems and memoirs so their stories don’t disappear from memory.

I began writing family memoirs two years ago and sharing them with my family and friends. My memory goes back to the years before World War II. I was four years old in the summer of 1941 and have vivid memories of my maternal grandparents, Peter and Maren Sollid and my fraternal grandfather, Clell Fouty. Peter and Maren had ten children, my mother, Dorothy, and her sister, Gunda, the oldest girls. They talked about their early years, growing up on the farm in Eaton County in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Author Marvin Francis Fouty is a writer, a poet and the Creative Director of Philo Publishing. He is a retired Professional Land Surveyor and Real Estate Broker who lives in Bath, Michigan. He is a Fellow of the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors in Lansing and a Fellow of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping in Washington, D.C. As a member of Mensa and Intertel he is the Scholarship Chairman for Mid-Michigan Mensa and a member of the Lansing Community College Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Genre – Biography, Memoir, Norway, Michigan, Poetry, Math, History, Essay, Fun

The ebook version of Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors – Parodies, Poems, Palindromes, Personal Memoirs ISBN 9781506900964, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 118 page print book version, ISBN 9781506900957, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

Contact:
Marvin Francis Fouty
+1(941)921-2607
mffouty@gmail.com