(PRWEB) May 04, 2013
The Texas Forest Trail Region recently held a “We Pine for East Texas” Photography Competition and invited photographers to enter the Spring photo contest to showcase the wonder, uniqueness and the character of the Texas Forest Trail Region, a 35-county area of East Texas.
Images were judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit, and support of the mission of the Texas Forest Trail Region. The judges were a panel of Texas Forest Trail Region staff, board members, and volunteers responsible for selecting images for various Texas Forest Trail Region printed and online marketing membership materials. Eligible photos had to be taken within the 35-county region and in a place that is accessible to the general public.
The City of Athens Department of Tourism entered a photo, taken by tourism coordinator Sherri Skeeters, of the tulips in bloom at the East Texas Arboretum in Athens, Texas. The photo caught the eye of several of the judges and was awarded Honorable Mention.
The East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society is open year-round and spans one hundred wooded acres offering visitors an opportunity to explore two miles of nature trails, picturesque gardens, a historic home and enjoy bird watching.
About the Texas Forest Trail Region:
The Texas Forest Trail Region is one of ten regions in the Texas Heritage Trails Program, an award-winning heritage tourism initiative developed by the Texas Historical Commission. Successful local preservation efforts, combined with statewide marketing of heritage regions and tourism destinations, increase visitation and bring more dollars to Texas communities. The Texas Forest Trail Region serves 35 counties of East Texas.
About the City of Athens:
The City of Athens, Texas is a scenic, idyllic town offering relaxation and a break from the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life. With its nature trails, gardens, fall foliage, historical museum, fishing sites, scuba diving facilities, rodeos, and vineyard, it appeals to adventure enthusiasts and casual travelers alike. Athens is also the nationally acclaimed “home of the original hamburger.” For more information about Athens, including hotel accommodations visit http://www.athenstx.org.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
Innovative culinary artist Chef Daphne Cheng is hosting the grand opening of her new supperclub and culinary academy on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm. Suite ThreeOhSix focuses on exquisite dishes that are sure to excite and appeal to everyones taste.
Suite ThreeOhSix Supperclub and Academy teaches recreational cooking classes and offers dinners with secret, ever-changing menus. Shifting from current uninspired menus where vegetables are too often neglected and relegated to side dishes, Chef Daphne is a pioneer in haute, plant-based cuisine and aims to challenge the status quo by expanding the idea that vegetables can be the centerpiece of a meal. She uses her culinary expertise to create fresh, original cuisine that is foremost delicious, as well as nutritious.
I created Suite ThreeOhSix to empower enthusiastic foodies and professional chefs alike with the culinary know-how to create mouth-watering, vegetable-centric cuisine that is good for both your tastes buds and your body, says Chef Daphne, whose previous clients include Vera Wang, Alec Baldwin, Peter Max and John Bartlett.
Suite ThreeOhSix culinary academy offers a variety of classes for food enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Workshops and demos offered range from How to Boil Water, a cooking basics workshop for beginners, knife skills, a Molecular Gastronomy Caviar demo for the more advanced, and specialty food tastings.
Workshops offer hands on experience and are limited to eight students per class to ensure individual attention. Demos, limited to 16 per class, allow students to observe professional chefs doing what they do best.
The supperclub will host dinners on select Saturdays featuring a different, unannounced menu each time. The dinners are limited to 16 guests to preserve an intimate dining experience. The premiere dinner will be May 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm and will feature an undisclosed six-course meal showcasing the best of the farmers market.
Located at 59 Franklin Street, Suite ThreeOhSix is a chic 1500 square foot loft in TriBeCa. With high ceilings and oversized windows, the loft is beautifully designed with white Roman columns, dark chocolate hardwood and original red oak flooring, and high gloss white and chrome accents. The space is built out with a commercial kitchen that has a modern induction range for energy efficient cooking and an open area for hosting dinners and cocktail parties.
For more information, visit http://www.suitethreeohsix.com.
About Chef Daphne Cheng:
Chef Daphne attended the University of California, Berkeley where she studied Nutritional Science, and completed her professional culinary training in New York City. She is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell University. She founded Verite Catering, a high-end plant-based catering company and has served many various corporations, small businesses, high-profile individuals, and nonprofits. Chef Daphne specializes in eclectic, contemporary cuisine that offers glimpses of her Asian heritage. She enjoys revamping classic dishes, introducing unfamiliar juxtaposition of ingredients, and paying careful attention to the fine art of food presentation. Her obsessions manifest themselves in her cooking, food photography, and life philosophy, “Eat to live, and live to eat.”
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Traverse City, MI (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution, a traveling exhibition from the National Geographic Society, will make its national debut this summer at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Mich.
In 2004, National Geographic photographer Tim Laman and Cornell University Lab of Ornithology scientist Edwin Scholes began a series of 15 targeted expeditions to document these bizarre birds. Eight years and 37 distinct geographic locations later, they completed the first comprehensive study of all 39 known species of birds-of-paradise.
The fascinating stories of ground breaking research and adventure paired with amazing footage and photography are the foundation of this highly interactive exhibition. Birds of Paradise is a story of daring expeditions, world culture, extreme evolution and conservation, as only National Geographic can present — with stunning imagery, compelling video, soundscapes, artifacts, and engaging educational activities for all ages.
The interactive exhibit — equal parts natural history, photography and science provides an in-depth look through photographs, videos and sound recordings into the lives of all 39 species of these exotic New Guinea birds. From June 16 to Sept. 22, visitors will be able to follow the groundbreaking research of photographer Tim Laman and Cornell ornithologist Edwin Scholes into their fascinating behaviors.
We were pleased to be invited by National Geographic, to be the opening venue for the national tour of this informative and fun exhibition, says Gene Jenneman, the museums executive director. We are excited to partner with National Geographic to bring this truly special exhibition to the Grand Traverse area and the State of Michigan.
Known for their spectacular plumage especially the long and elaborate feathers on the tails, beaks, wings or heads of the males birds-of-paradise live exclusively on New Guinea and a few surrounding islands, usually making their home in dense rainforest where they feed on fruits and insects. Scientists have long been interested in their strange mating rituals and dances.
As they enter the exhibit, visitors will be greeted with natural soundscapes, traditional wood carvings and a montage of the various bird-of-paradise species. Theyll experience the bizarre courtship dances that male birds perform to attract the females — through a unique females eye view video and with the help of interactive games like Dance, Dance Evolution that allow humans to learn the birds signature moves by dancing along with them.
Photos, videos, bird specimens and a kinetic sculpture of a riflebird (one bird-of-paradise species) also show the transformations that birds-of-paradise undergo to attract their mates and the various moves that make up their mating rituals. Visitors can also manipulate artificial tree branches to trigger video footage of different birds displayed on their perches, with commentary from Scholes.
Other facets of the exhibition highlight the importance of birds-of-paradise to New Guinea. Maps and diagrams of the birds ranges across the country explain how the countrys environment allowed the birds to adapt and evolve over time. Legends and folklore about the birds are shared from past generations of New Guinea natives..
Since its opening in 1991, the Dennos has become northern Michigans most significant cultural center. In addition to a collection that includes over 1,100 catalogued works of artworks from the Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic, it has hosted several major traveling exhibits, from works by studio glass artist Dale Chihuly to artifacts of ancient Egypt and gold from pre-Columbian Panama.
Located on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College, it is also the home of Milliken Auditorium, whose annual series of jazz, blues and world music is a hugely popular part of the states cultural mosaic. Admission to the Museum Center during the run of this special exhibition will be $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for children.
The Dennos Museum Center is open daily 10 AM to 5 PM, Thursdays until 8 PM and Sundays 1-5 PM. For more information on the Museum and its programs, go to http://www.dennosmuseum.org or call 231-995-1055.
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New York, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2013
The Museum of the City of New York will be offering a special $ 5 admission for the holiday weekend, January 19, 20, and 21. All of the Museums fascinating exhibitions will be open to the public, including “The World of D.D. and Leslie Tillett,” in its final weeks. The first retrospective of the husband-and-wife textile designers “The World of D.D. and Leslie Tillett” features their signature bold patterns and vibrant colors adored by Jacqueline Kennedy and Brooke Astor.
This weekend special docent-led tours will be offered during Museum hours at 2pm on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20. On Saturday, join guest curator Liz McEnaney for a gallery tour of “From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012,” examining the boroughs continued transformation and development (the exhibition has just been extended to February 10). And from 12pm to 2pm on Sunday, January 20, families can explore the Museum with a fun-filled scavenger hunt Secret Agent Architect: Decoding the Architectural Shapes of the Museum. Every child who completes the scavenger hunt will win a prize.
Other exhibition highlights include “Activist New York,” “Designing Tomorrow: Americas Worlds Fairs of the 1930s,” “Currier and Ives and Other Winter Tales,” and the multi-media film “Timescapes.”
At the Museum of the City of New York, items in the Museum Shop include apparel, stationery, photographs, childrens items, prints, and unique New York City mementos. Additionally, the Museum Shop now features the exclusive Tillett collection with stunning Tillett-interpreted home décor and fashions, in conjunction with the current exhibition.
Museum hours are 10 am to 6 pm; for more information, visit http://www.mcny.org.
The Museum of the City of New York is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue (between 103 and 104 streets), New York, NY.
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London, UK (PRWEB UK) 16 October 2012
Are you a keen photographer? Do you have lots of great shots of your favourite city that you are hoping to showcase? If you love your city and want everybody to know about it, simply enter the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels City View Photography Competition and share your best pictures!
To take part in this amazing competition, simply tweet a link to the best photograph that you have taken in your favourite city. Your entry tweet must include #CityView to be considered. You must also upload your picture to a recommended host, including Google+, Pinterest, Flickr, Twitter, Instagram, or your blog, and make sure that it is publically visible.
Photos can be of anything you like, such as a photo of the skyline from your office, or a shot of a traditional market stall though a wide angle lens. The different categories in the competition are Most Shared, Most Dramatic, Most Creative and Honourable Mentions.
The winner of the Most Shared category will be chosen by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels while renowned photographer, blogger and mentor David Nightingale of http://www.chromasia.com will be judging the Most Dramatic category. The Most Creative category will be judged by another respected photographer and blogger, Ingrid Owens who runs photography tutorial blog http://www.beginnersphotographyblog.com .
The Honourable Mentions categories will be judged by Jeff Titelius of http://www.eurotravelogue.com and Victoria Brewood of http://www.pommietravels.com, two famous travel bloggers who accompany their descriptions of their world travels with unique and exciting pictures.
The judges have many years of photography experience and a keen eye for creative detail, making them perfect to judge your snaps.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels are looking for pictures that capture the essence and beauty of the city, or represent something important to you. Either way, the photography experts at the hotel group will judge all entries and reward the best pictures.
So what can entrants win? Well, there are fantastic two night stays at any Millennium & Copthorne hotel to be won, with all packages including bed and breakfast for two people. There is also a £75 restaurant voucher and a £50 restaurant voucher that can be redeemed at any Millennium & Copthorne hotel in the UK. To be in with a chance of winning, all entries must be submitted by 31st October 2012.
So, for a chance to win some fantastic prizes, or to browse their range of luxurious 4* hotels, visit the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels website.
About Millennium & Copthorne Hotels
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels operates six hotels in London, and has a portfolio of over 100 hotels worldwide, all boasting fantastic locations and excellent access to nearby attractions and places of interest, providing the perfect accommodation for both business and leisure travellers alike.