Jack Lake Productions Inc., is pleased to announce the publication of its new title "The Cossack Chief" by Nikolai Gogol.
Originally published by the Gilberton Company in October of 1961 under the Classics Illustrated banner, this 48-page graphic novel has been remastered digitally by Jack Lake Productions Inc. The original interior art was produced by Sidney Miller and the adaptation done by Alfred Sundel.
This novel also contains a Gogol biography, article by Guy de Maupassant and Stephen Crane as well as a 5-page history of Egyptian Pharoah Thutmosis III.
“The Cossack Chief” by Nikolai Gogol
To order this exciting new release please visit www.jacklakeproductions.com.
The key findings include:
Mark Haefele, Chief Investment Officer, UBS Global Wealth Management, said: "The art market is a fascinating reflection of economic developments and trends in wealth creation. Most notable is the growth of billionaire and millennial spending power, particularly in Asian markets. As ever, passion remains the market's lifeblood and drives the best collectors who value quality pieces that provide pleasure and cultural enrichment."
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Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986
April 9, 2019 - August 18, 2019
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986, an exhibition that explores the punk and post-punk movements through the lens of graphic design. The exhibition, on view from April 9 through August 18, 2019, will feature more than four hundred of punk's most memorable graphics, including flyers, posters, album covers, promotions, zines, and other ephemera.
"Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die charts punk's explosive impact on design and examines its complex relationship with art, history, and culture," said Chris Scoates, MAD's Nanette L. Laitman Director. "Punk questioned everything, and it's that spirit of inquiry that is driving MAD forward today, presenting and debating innovative works and ideas with lots of energy, color, and noise."
Originating at Bloomfield Hills, Michigan's Cranbrook Art Museum, the exhibition has been adapted for its run at MAD to include selections that showcase the visual output of New York City's punk scene: flyers from the famed East Village punk venue CBGB; concert posters and memorabilia from Blondie, the Ramones, and other artists; early issues of Punk magazine; and more.
"Since its rebellious inception in the 1970s, punk has always exhibited very visual forms of expression," said Andrew Blauvelt, Director of Cranbrook Art Museum and Curator-at-Large for Design at MAD. "From the dress and hairstyles of its devotees and the onstage theatrics of its musicians to the design of its numerous forms of printed matter, punk's energy coalesced into a powerful subcultural phenomenon that transcended music to affect other fields such as visual art, fashion, and graphic design."
Arranged thematically, Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die examines a variety of visual design strategies, including parody and pastiche, and techniques such as appropriation and collage. Further, it illuminates the influence of genres such as science fiction, horror, and comics on punk and post-punk graphics. The works on view move from the sobriety of a stripped-down, black-and-white minimalism to the expansive color palettes and expressive forms of New-Wave graphics.
Legendary graphic designers Malcolm Garrett and Peter Saville, both of whom have work represented in the exhibition, collaborated with MAD to create original promotional materials, including a subway poster campaign, a three-story banner for the Museum's facade, and merchandise for The Store at MAD. Garrett's "Too Fast to Live" graphic—featuring bold black type on a metallic silver ground with a square pop of fluorescent orange—recalls his cover art for the Buzzcocks' 1989 compilation album Product; while Saville's "Too Young to Die" borrows its typographic treatment and high-contrast black-and-white colorway from his 1980 design for Joy Division's Closer album cover.
A MAD member-only celebration on April 15, featuring John Rotten Lydon of the Sex Pistols, will kick off a full slate of public programs with several of punk's iconic makers and agitators. Hosted by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, co-authors of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, events will include an evening on punk photography with David Godless, Bob Gruen, Marcia Resnick, and Paul Zone; a night of music with DJ Phast Phreddie; a conversation with Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein, plus programs focused on punk fashion, band history, and more.
In addition, from April 25 through July 11, MAD will present a global punk cinema series of films from Mexico, Japan, Cameroon, and other countries underscoring the variety of contexts in which punk music has galvanized youth movements for rebellion and social change.
During Museum hours, the documentary, Please Kill Me: Voices from the Archive, will play continuously in the Theater. The documentary, narrated by McNeil and McCain and compiled by filmmaker/artist Brendan Toller, includes interviews from Iggy Pop, Joey and Dee Dee Ramone, Debbie Harry, Jim Carroll, Billy Name, and others, combined with never-before-seen photographs and ephemera from Fred W. McDarrah, Adam Ritchie, Danny Fields, Bob Gruen, James Marshall, Godless, Leni Sinclair, Mike Barich, Natalie Schlossman, Zone, and Tom Hearn.
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986 is organized by Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and curated by Andrew Blauvelt, Director, with the assistance of Steffi Duarte and Andrew Krivine.
Unless otherwise noted, all objects in this exhibition are courtesy of Andrew Krivine. The Museum of Arts and Design is extremely grateful for his support of this exhibition.
The exhibition is sponsored in part by Dr. Martens with the support of Marian and Russell Burke, The Paulsen Family Foundation, and Flora Major for the Kutya Major Foundation.
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields and presents the work of artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill. Since the Museum's founding in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD has celebrated all facets of making and the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. Today, the Museum's curatorial program builds upon a rich history of exhibitions that emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design, and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives. MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who are influencing the direction of cultural production and driving twenty-first-century innovation, and fosters a participatory setting for visitors to have direct encounters with skilled making and compelling works of art and design.
For more information, visit madmuseum.org.
Hublot, Swiss luxury watchmaker and Marc Ferrero, the artist behind Storytelling Art, unveil the Big Bang One Click Marc Ferrero. Paying homage to the 21st century woman, who distinguishes herself through the multiplicity of her roles, in this exclusive timepiece she is embodied as the heroine of modern times. This collaboration marks an exploratory approach to art and watchmaking.
A Muse, the 21st century woman
In turn wife, mother, friend, lover, business woman, femme fatale, fashion icon or night owl, for every hour of the day the modern woman sets herself apart as unpredictable, multifaceted and unique. She is disarming and makes light of the simple or complex adventures that she comes up against; drawing upon her charm, she juggles the lives that fill each of her days.
Big Bang One Click Marc Ferrero
The dial tells the story of this heroine of modern times with 'Lipstick', an iconic work by the artist. Enigmatic behind her dark glasses, she remains majestic in the face of the unexpected and affirms her femininity, armed with her lipstick. Spinels in shades of red, topazes for the turquoise version, and forty-two fine stones decorate the bezel of the new 39-mm case, which is adjusted to her feminine wrists. With one touch of its "One Click" patented fastening system, the leather strap makes way for a version in alligator and rubber, a touch of sophistication appropriate for the moment. Available in red and turquoise, the special series will be available in 50 copies of each tone.
"When I am asked 'What innovative and modern idea develops your painting?' Without hesitation, I answer fusion... Using different graphic styles (cubism, impressionism, surrealism, figurative, etc.) on the same plane or over my works-just like a film director uses special effects to tell a story-will always represent an extremely exciting challenge for me." Marc Ferrero
Watchmaking and painting in movement: fusion
Hublot and Marc Ferrero cultivate the art of exploration in their respective fields, with fusion as the guiding principle. For the watchmaking house, it is the unexpected blend of rare and innovative materials and for the artist and friend of the brand, it is the combination of different graphic styles on the same plane. It was therefore natural for their innovative spirits to find a shared expression, with watchmaking as a vehicle for art. A story of timeless adventures is embodied by the Big Bang One Click Marc Ferrero timepiece. A flagship announcement linking to the "Hublot loves Art" series.
You don't position yourself at the head of a new pictorial trend without a great knowledge of painting and the major developments that have marked its history. Marc Ferrero is one of the few contemporary painters who make it possible to claim that painting can still explore new avenues and continue, thanks to the power of the imagination, last century's graphical adventure, which was the richest in terms of pictorial research. Marc Ferrero's body of work, associated with the Storytelling Art movement never ceases to intrigue because it possesses characteristics that are found nowhere else: fictional stories that take us around the world and refer to all kinds of cultures and invented characters, like real mirrors of the collective aspirations of our times. A forgotten mix of all sorts of graphic styles on the same plane, which modifies the notions of space-time of the pictorial field. An interplay between narrative breakdowns and variations of planes that allow each Work to be the pretext for an extraordinary adventure.
Living with a work by Marc Ferrero means giving your walls captivating stories and expanding spaces by following in the footsteps of Lisa L'aventura, Duke Spencer Percival and Cello Cordoba in an adventure that is called: "Once Upon a Time La Comitive".
"HUBLOT or the Art of Fusion", between fine watchmaking and fine jewellery, like a dream from the visionary imagination of its Chairman Jean-Claude Biver, associated with the passionate dexterity of Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of HUBLOT.
A Maison of past and present, conjugated in the future, infused with expertise and innovation in the service of increasingly inspired collections (Big Bang, Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang and Manufacture Pieces).
Since 1980, the Maison has constantly breathed new life into fine watchmaking with its peerless technological dimension, fusing new materials (sapphire, brightly coloured ceramic), precious stones and ultra-technological mechanisms.
Between avant-garde watchmaking culture and the constant search for new methods for great complications, HUBLOT has the art of fusing with the great events of our times (international collaborations for the FIFA World Cup and Ferrari) as well as the finest talents of the moment (K. Mbappé, U. Bolt, Lang Lang). With a planetary presence, HUBLOT has more than 90 exclusive boutiques in the finest international capitals: Geneva, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow, New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Ginza, Frankfurt, and Zermatt.
Explore the HUBLOT universe on HUBLOT.com
When travellers look at other beach destinations in advertising, they often find a basic sea of sameness. Today, the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism sets itself apart from competing locales with an all-new television, print and digital media campaign called "Dream in Cayman," which artfully incorporates the natural unmatched beauty of the three-island paradise in a surreal and whimsical way, further positioning the Cayman Islands as a premier luxury lifestyle destination.
"Building on the success of past marketing initiatives, the Cayman Islands' new campaign is rooted in the destination's pristine natural beauty and luxurious reputation, but with a creative twist that gives off the look and vibe of a high-fashion advertisement," said Hon. Moses I. Kirkconnell, Deputy Premier of the Cayman Islands. "The Dream in Cayman concept perfectly represents our exceptional quality and distinctively lavish island style, and I am proud of the Department of Tourism and our agency partners for their creativity and hard work pushing the boundaries of destination advertising."
The "Dream in Cayman" campaign captures the Cayman Islands' unique identity and polished beach scenery, and creatively showcases the unexpected beauty and authentic travel experiences that differentiate the destination from surrounding Caribbean islands and tropical vacation spots. From iconic settings such as the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, Crystal Caves and Stingray City, to lesser known locations such as a private backyard orchid garden, the campaign combines a nod to the Cayman Islands' unparalleled product and effortless allure with elements of high-fashion advertising to establish wanderlust among discerning travellers.
"Looking ahead to what we anticipate will be another year of record-breaking arrivals for the Cayman Islands, we are excited to launch our new stylish ad campaign that truly brings our destination to life in a fresh, luxurious and imaginative way, while boasting the diversity of experiences that are unrivalled by any other beach destination," said Mrs. Rosa Harris, Director of Tourism for the Cayman Islands. "The Cayman Islands is more than a sun and sand destination; rather, it is a lifestyle retreat catering to travellers of all ages and interests. This campaign captures the spirit of Cayman while reminding travellers that they can create unforgettable memories with family, friends and loved ones during their stay."
Created and produced by The Richards Group and photographed by Miss Aniela, a husband-and-wife photographer team, with support from local underwater photographer Jason Washington, the new ad campaign officially launches today and will continue exclusively on TV, digital and the Department of Tourism's social channels throughout 2019. The creative was shot throughout Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman and features several talented Caymanian models, who gracefully posed for underwater photographs deep along the ocean floor and in beautiful settings filled with exotic flora and fauna. For an added touch, the television commercial song is a reimagined version of "Beyond the Sea," sung by local Caymanian Sarah McTaggart to capture the dreamy vibe and uniqueness of both the destination the Department of Tourism's new ad campaign.
"The unexpected beauty, unique encounters with nature and polished service of the Cayman Islands truly set it apart from other islands. Where else in the world can one dance with stingrays in the morning, meet a Blue Iguana in the afternoon and feast on 5-star cuisine at night? The "Dream in Cayman" campaign was designed to create a place full of whimsy and charm and mystique that feels less like destination advertising and more like a luxury fashion brand," said Ron Henderson, Creative Director for The Richards Group. "The best fashion ads leave a lot unsaid but do a wonderful job of compelling you to buy into the brand and embrace the lifestyle."
View the stunning new "Dream in Cayman" campaign online at VisitCaymanIslands.com
About the Cayman Islands
Located 480 miles south of Miami in the vibrant tranquillity of western Caribbean, this trio of tiny islands is a premier destination for discriminating travellers, divers, honeymooners and families. World-renowned for its idyllic beaches and recognised as a sophisticated, diverse and memorable tourist destination, the Cayman Islands offers spectacular recreational opportunities along with warm, impeccable service.
To learn more about the Cayman Islands, please go to visitcaymanislands.com or www.divecayman.ky
From large-group trips and business-focused getaways to ultra-luxurious escapes and multi-generational family vacations, the Cayman Islands provides every element needed to keep guests coming back for more. With an abundance of world-class dining options, a host of adventure activities - including snorkelling, diving, jet skiing, caving, and nature trails - and a variety of meeting spaces for groups large and small, the Cayman Islands is well-poised to host any type of traveller or special occasion.
Until end of April 2019
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Ten years ago, the National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH) had its inaugural launch of the Taiwan International Festival of Arts (TIFA) in an effort to introduce Taiwanese audience global trends through performing arts as well as to showcase the local creative energy on an international stage. It is not only the direction toward which the NTCH is marching but also the goal it continues striving for. Inheriting such a strong driving force, we hope to take it up a notch! With leading tastes and artistic foresights, we aim to build TIFA as one of the most important and the brightest annual arts festivals, and making it the most anticipated arts event in early spring!
The year of 2019 marks the 11th year of TIFA. In celebration of such a new starting point, we re-define "TIFA" as an art festival full of "Talent" and "Inspiration" to be shared by all. By showcasing rich and exquisite art creations, it leads the audiences to see the global arts with "Foresight" and brings "Amazing" experiences to each of the participants! Eventually, TIFA, as an art festival, will successfully transform itself from a window of displaying art visions to a platform for the exchanges between artists and audiences.
As the most jubilant and joyful festival in the beginning of every year, TIFA is not only a feast for art enthusiasts but also an arts festival that offers enjoyment for everyone. From 19 brilliant programs brought forth by domestic and international performing arts groups to a series of diversified and rich peripheral activities, we hope to share with more people the values of the art festival and to link together all of those from different backgrounds and different fields, as well as different ages and ethnic groups but share a collective imagination. Every person will find a reason to walk into NTCH and be deeply impressed and moved by the experience.
Now, the 2019 TIFA is ready and waiting for your participation!
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the CITES Secretariat and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that 17-year old Valerie Dou of the United States is the winner of the 2019 International Youth Art contest. The art contest was sponsored by IFAW and held in collaboration with the CITES Secretariat and UNDP in celebration of World Wildlife Day 2019, recognized annually on March 3rd to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild animals and plants.
Valerie's work entitled Ocean in 500 years, depicts a sea turtle swimming through a coral reef ecosystem. Valerie was a guest of honor at the WWD ceremony held today at the UN Headquarters in New York City where she received an award co-presented to her by IFAW and Australian musician Cody Simpson, UNDP's first-ever Ocean Advocate. Ocean in 500 years was on display during the event.
This year's art contest focused on marine species with the theme of Life below water: for people and planet, in alignment with the theme of World Wildlife Day 2019 and UN Sustainable Development Goal 14. Aiming to build a sense of connection between youth and the marine world, the contest engaged school-aged children, giving them a chance to highlight the critical importance of marine wildlife to our everyday lives.
Held for the first time globally, the World Wildlife Day youth art contest attracted nearly 400 entries from countries around the world. An elite panel of judges chose Ocean in 500 years from 13 finalists as the grand prize winner. The panel included cartoonist Jim Toomey, creator of the syndicated daily comic strip Sherman's Lagoon, Monica Medina, Founder and CEO of Our Daily Planet, IFAW Executive Vice President Kelvin Alie, CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero, and UNDP Senior Policy Advisor, Natural Capital and Environment, Tim Scott. The panel also included 11-year old Bria Shay Neff, a former IFAW art contest finalist and Animal Ambassador winner.
According to grand prize winner Valerie Dou, "I chose to paint this scene because I immediately thought about the marine wildlife that must be suffering from the pollution and climate change that is occurring. We may not see the immediate pervasiveness of the issue but I believe it is in this critical window that we can help make the biggest impact. The sea turtle I painted is just one of the many marine wildlife that is caught in the crossfire of human interference. The scene I painted is the ideal I believe we should be striving for, and what we should keep in mind the next time we do something that might harm the ocean, or the environment in general. I hope my painting, in addition to the other entries that were submitted, help to inspire the public and make them more involved in this global phenomenon."
"The breadth and beauty of the artwork received from all ages has been stunning," said Kelly Johnston, Program Officer of IFAW. "From the very beginning, we have been excited by the global collaboration and response to this contest. As children have an affinity for both animals as well as art, we welcome the opportunity to increase awareness about the threats faced by wildlife across the globe in a means that offers creativity and expression."
CITES Secretary-General, Ivonne Higuero said, "We are delighted to have Valerie here with us today as the winner of this year's World Wildlife Day art contest. We are very much inspired by her talent and her interest in wildlife conservation from such a young age. The art contest this year was aimed to motivate and galvanize the youth to act to help reduce the threats to marine wildlife. We thank all the youth who sent in their wonderful artworks. While there can only be one winner, you are all champions of wildlife."
"On this year's World Wildlife Day, we want to raise awareness about the critical importance of protecting the diversity of marine species in order to ensure a sustainable future for current and future generations," said musician and UNDP Ocean Advocate Cody Simpson. "We have come together here in New York today to help inspire young people to play an active role in shaping marine conservation solutions. The future is ours and it's up to us to make it more sustainable."
World Wildlife Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2013 at its 68th session, marking the day a signature of the CITES. Since that time it has become the most important global annual event specifically dedicated to wildlife.
The winning artwork as well as all entries are viewable on the IFAW website.
Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is a global non-profit organization that protects animals and the places they call home. With offices in 15 countries and projects in over 40, we rescue, rehabilitate and release animals into secure landscapes around the world. In collaboration with both governments and local communities, our experienced campaigners, legal and political experts, and internationally acclaimed scientists pioneer lasting solutions to some of the most pressing animal welfare and wildlife conservation issues of our time.
With 183 Parties (182 countries + the European Union), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) remains one of the world's most powerful tools for wildlife conservation through the regulation of trade. Thousands of species are internationally traded and used by people in their daily lives for food, health care, housing, tourist souvenirs, cosmetics or fashion. CITES regulates international trade in over 36,000 species of plants and animals, including their products and derivatives, to ensure their survival in the wild with benefits for the livelihoods of local people and the global environment. The CITES permit system seeks to ensure that international trade in listed species is sustainable, legal and traceable. CITES was signed in Washington D.C. on 3 March 1973 and entered into force on 1 July 1975.
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in nearly 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
In advance of Women's History Month beginning on Friday, United Airlines is launching a first-of-its-kind contest designed to find and uplift underrepresented women artists by providing a chance to paint a canvas like no other — a United Airlines aircraft. While 51% of today's artists are women, less than 13% of art on display in museums is by women artists according to The National Museum of Women in the Arts. Painting a Boeing 757 provides artists with a traveling canvas that flies on average 1.6 million miles a year and 476 cross-country trips.
"As a company, we believe in the importance of equality of women in what has historically been a male dominated field," said Jill Kaplan, United's president for New York and New Jersey. "When we heard the statistics about how underrepresented women are when it comes to displaying their art, we thought what better way to contribute to changing this narrative than by offering the biggest canvas we have access to – an aircraft."
United has long been committed to being a leader in advancing women in the aviation industry. Today the carrier has more women who are pilots than any other airline in the world, including Bebe O'Neil, United's System Chief Pilot, who manages the carrier's 12,600 pilots. The airline has worked with Women in Aviation, a nonprofit organization which provides networking, education, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities, for more than 25 years and Girls in Aviation Day to ensure a growing number of female pilots.
"As a global company with inclusion at our core, we constantly seek unique opportunities to celebrate and showcase diverse talents," United's California President Janet Lamkin commented. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity through this unique contest to bring visibility to the work of these exceptional female artists. We take pride in leveraging our global presence to showcase their great work to millions of people who see our planes on the ground and in the sky."
To enter, individuals must identify as a woman, including cisgender, transgender, woman-aligned or non-binary, and reside in the United States, who can visually represent either New York/New Jersey or California, two key markets for the airline, in their own style, while combining the company's mission and what the communities in each region mean to the artist. Two winners, one representing each region, will be chosen and given a chance to work alongside renowned artist Shantell Martin to finalize a design for their respective region's plane. Shantell brings to the contest her talents and work, from the New York City Ballet to a collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Kendrick Lamar, which are full of whimsical drawings and storytelling, that are dedicated to making sure other women artists are seen.
To enter, individuals are encouraged to visit united.com/HerArtHere and submit a design idea, examples of their work portfolio along with a short video by March 24, 2019. Submissions will be judged and narrowed down to three finalists by a panel of judges from each region, led by each region's president, Janet Lamkin in California and Jill Kaplan in New York/New Jersey from March 25 – April 9, 2019, followed by a public vote from April 10 – April 19, 2019 to determine the winning artists from each region. Finalists and winners will also receive their own open gallery show, have their art work on display inside United Airlines terminals through 2019 with their works available to purchase and they will also be awarded 100,000 MileagePlus award miles. The final designs will take flight this fall.
Customers in Los Angeles and New York have an opportunity to visit murals by Shantell Martin as part of this contest. Each mural showcases interactive airplane windows that lead to videos with more information. The murals will be on display from now until March 18 at 799 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA and at 38 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
For additional information and complete rules visit: united.com/HerArtHere
Every customer. Every flight. Every day.
In 2019, United is focusing more than ever on its commitment to its customers, looking at every aspect of its business to ensure that the carrier keeps customers' best interests at the heart of its service. In addition to today's announcement, United recently released a re-imagined version of the most downloaded app in the airline industry and made DIRECTV free for every passenger on 211 aircraft, offering more than 100 channels on seat back monitors on more than 30,000 seats. The multimillion-dollar investment in improving inflight entertainment options will benefit the more than 29 million people expected to fly United's DIRECTV-enabled planes this year.
United's shared purpose is "Connecting People. Uniting the World." We are more focused than ever on our commitment to customers through a series of innovations and improvements designed to help build a great experience: Every customer. Every flight. Every day. Together, United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,800 flights a day to 353 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 770 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 559 regional aircraft. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com,
Jack Lake Productions Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Korean Canadian artist Binah Moon's Fantasy Art Collection (www.jacklakeproductions.com).
The collection is made up of 35 high quality 13" x 29" poster prints, each print sells for $25.00US plus shipping and handling charges. Each print has also been signed by the artist.
Binah Moon is a graduate of Georgian College, Ontario, Canada. Binah worked for Jack Lake Productions Inc. starting in 2003 as a freelance artist, remastering and digitizing the Classics Illustrated Junior comics from the 1950s and 1960s. She has also had many one-man art shows and in 2015 she published, through Jack Lake Productions Inc., her first 32 page comic, "The Mystic Island" (also available on the website).
Binah Moon's Fantasy Art Collection are works she produced since 2000, and her art is a whimsical escape into romantic fantasy emphasizing love, nature, children and the feminine form.
Jack Lake Productions Inc. is proud to represent Binah Moon's Fantasy Art Collection and make it available for licensing worldwide. For licensing or merchandising requests, please contact: Jaak Jarve, President: Jack Lake Productions Inc.
Rainforest Cruises offers authentic and immersive adventure cruising in the Amazon aboard the only luxury catamaran in the region, the "La Jangada" and a free night at the unique Villa Amazonia Boutique Hotel in Manaus.
Rainforest Cruises debuts an exclusive package with La Jangada Amazon Cruise and Villa Amazonia Boutique Hotel in Manaus, Brazil. La Jangada is Brazil's most innovative cruise option as it's the only luxury catamaran in the Amazon. The exciting itineraries take guests upriver in Brazil, to the border of Peru and Colombia. La Jangada boasts luxurious and spacious cabins, each with a private bathroom and large windows offering sumptuous views of the river. Guests will taste local Amazonian cuisine with a French twist in the ship's restaurant, and enjoy lounge time on the comfortable sun deck and bar areas. The Jangada cruise is also one of the most culturally immersive cruises, with special emphasis on engaging with regional indigenous cultures.
"The name La Jangada means 'The Raft' in Portuguese. Its named after Jules Verne's book about an exciting adventure aboard a giant raft, sailing downriver from Iquitos to Belem. Inspired by the book, the Jangada river cruise was specifically designed for the Amazon River and Rio Negro. It's an expedition cruise where guests will enjoy exciting class excursions and authentic cultural immersion." - Jeremy Clubb, Director of Rainforest Cruises
The free hotel night in Manaus is with the Villa Amazonia. It's a new, boutique-style hotel ideally located in the historic center of Manaus, just a few steps from the Amazon Opera House. The building, reception area and restaurant have been tastefully restored to elegance and opulence of Manaus' Rubber Boom. The interiors are beautiful, especially the wooden floors, symbolizing the famous Meeting of the Waters. Outside, there is a lush lounge and pool area, complete with manicured tropical landscaping.
More information about the La Jangada and Villa Amazonia Offer:
About Rainforest Cruises: Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in adventure cruises in the Amazon River, Galapagos Islands, Mekong and Irrawaddy River. As travel experts, Rainforest Cruises provides the finest collection of cruises and tours, at unbeatable prices in South America and Southeast Asia. Rainforest Cruises has been featured in Fodor's Best Cruises, as well as many other top news sources: USA Today, NY Times, Travel & Leisure, Bloomberg, among others.