Lombi asked this question on the artcone forums: IMAGINE: a world-class music centre with an acoustic level matching this of Epidavros; a museum of contemporary art full of works by future Picassos; an impromptu concert during which the world’s greatest virtuosos play masterpieces of contemporary music to the audience of artists, writers and philosophers scattered among modern sculptures, olive trees and cypresses.
Does it all sound absolutely improbable?
Yes, in a way it does. Yet, it is all a dream of Garo Keheyan, the man who created the Pharos Trust, and just seeing what he has achieved since he started his work in 1995 proves that for him, at least in terms of cultural references, everything is very much possible.
“Yes, we started from very small beginnings,” he says during an interview in the trust’s headquarters in Nicosia. “The first exhibition we did was 10 years ago. It was supposed to be a one-off event, a museum type exhibition of Post-Soviet Armenian Contemporary Art. Then, in 1997, we organised the first big concert, performed by the Chilingirian Quartet. It all developed from there.”
The “all” that Keheyan refers to is the transformation the Pharos Trust has undergone during the period. At first, it would organise a concert every three-four months with about 40-50 people attending. Now it holds about 30 concerts a year, with a regular public of at least 400 coming from all spectrums of the Cypriot society.
“Attending the Pharos Trust event means not only listening to the best classical music available on the island,” comments one of the regulars. “It is also an opportunity to talk afterwards to the artists who performed during the evening, chat with some diplomats about politics, and last but not the least meet the most attractive women.”
“We have created our audience throughout last five years,” agrees Keheyan. “Now we have a very dedicated, enthusiastic and loyal public. I find people in Cyprus more and more receptive to having this opportunity of hearing great musicians. The key is to present really outstanding quality. If the music is powerful, I find a genuine enthusiasm in the audience.”
He points to some concerts and other events that the trust has organised within last few years: performances by the London Sinfonietta and the legendary Borodin String Quartet; piano recitals by Brazilian-born Arnaldo Cohen, return visits by winner of Sibelius International Violin Competition Sergei Katchatryan, and exhibitions of works by famous Armenian film director Sergei Parajanov, and world-wide known Brazilian photographer Sagaldo.
“We created our own Chamber Music Festival,” he says, “which, I hope, will soon become a major fixture of the European music calendar.
We established our own orchestra, the Pharos Soloists, in which, I hope, Cypriots from both communities will be able to perform and which next year, will give concerts on both sides. We have just started creating our own space dedicated to contemporary art on world-class level. And we are planning to build a centre which will include a world-class concert hall, contemporary art centre, library and a residency programme for visiting artists, workshops and seminars.
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Ushaan asked this question on the artcone forums: On a trip to North Carolina, my family and I were hiking around in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I looked back from where we had came, and took this picture… I really liked it then, and I really like it now.
Minimal post-work in Photoshop. I mainly manipulated the colors. Brought the greens out more and lessened the reds and blues.
It’s too big for the Attachment space provided here, so here it is:
I couldn’t get the thumbnail to work, sorry.
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ShanksLeRoux asked this question on the artcone forums: [quote]Q: What do you use to make these tutorials? I want to do tutorials just like you!
A: Ah, another imitator. Well, you can use any screen recording application (like Robodemo or Flashcam for instance) … then you have to process the video feed and encode it.[/quote]
This is what you said in the FAQ Lombi… but maybe other peoples will have the same problem as mine… Robodemo doesnt work with me and i don’t liek flashcam
So, I found this extreme good screen recording application, you can talk in it (if u have a microphone ofcourse ) and it records your actions(obvious…).
So i used this to create my very first video tutorial. How to slice up your website, wich is easier then i heard people say !! (SUPER easy, even for beginners ! )
Now i only have to find a place to put my .avi file so you can view/download it (depends on the host ), please help with this… it’s a pretty godo tutorial :satisfied (i think..)