Almost a Millennium

March 30, 2015 – Denver, CO, and Bellingham, WA – An English monk. An American physician. An unlikely connection. A story that defies the logic of time and space, Almost a Millennium brings together two unlikely people in a new historical fiction that challenges readers’ imaginations. The newly released novel is published by Outskirts Press.

Paul from Glastonbury struggles with his true life’s purpose. Left alone after his parents are killed, Paul is befriended by a hermit, then works a farm, marries and is soon widowed. The events, along with his witnessing of significant happenings in medieval times, leave him at a crossroads that eventually lead him to Llanthony Abbey in Wales.

Fred, on the other hand, knows his future. The physician is certain of his path – until the death of his parents. Now struggling with his faith, he finds himself laboring to reach his goals, while questioning the presence of God.

But the good doctor is soon introduced to an ancient manuscript, written in medieval times. Through his readings, he deciphers a coded text that completely changes him – and solidifies his connection to the mysterious monk.

Every third chapter describes the Norman invasion of England in 1066, the life and times of the Anglo-Saxons, the working of monasticism, the death of William I, Mohammad and the Arabian Golden Age, the first Crusade, the Mainz massacre, and the beginning of Paul’s Llanthony Abbey.

Almost a Millennium follows two compelling protagonists from birth, traveling through time to their adulthood. Separated by location and time, the vivid characters experience the trials of Medieval and modern life, witness romance, rape, murder and the challenges of life and religious crises in their times. The historical fiction breathes life into historical and modern figures and events, bringing readers into the real world – of the past and the present.

Almost a Millennium is available online through Outskirts Press at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore. The book is sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more, and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the history, fiction, medieval, religion and theism categories.

ISBN: 978-1-4787-4731-4         Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream         Retail: $14.95    

Genre: HISTORY / Medieval / RELIGION / Theism / FICTION / Historical

Tax Expert Reveals 15% TurboTax 2015 Discount Coupon Code

A 15% discount coupon promo code is now available for TurboTax Online 2015, according to tax expert and author Frank Ellis.

Mar 27, 2015 – Frank Ellis, a Traverse City Tax Preparation Planner, reveals a 15% discount coupon promo code offer is now accessible to users of TurboTax Online. While the software allows for filing taxes without stress or hard work, people can now receive a discount while saving on tax payments. http://bestirstaxrefund.com/turbo-tax-discount-coupon-code

The increased accuracy of information also allows for larger refunds. The limited time discount coupon code maximizes accessibility to TurboTax Online federal tax filing.

Another fact revealed is when someone buys an Amazon.com Gift Card with a federal refund, they get a 10% bonus. The benefits of TurboTax, including its accuracy and Smart Check feature, are highlighted as well. Errors, should they occur, are compensated for by TurboTax as the company pays any IRS penalties and interest, the author reveals.

In addition, Ellis explains the deduction feature on TurboTax. The deduction log updates information immediately so they can be instantly claimed on taxes. Another section of the article explains how the program simplifies tax forms such as 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ by helping users choose the right ones and automatically filling in personal information.

Place of work, banks, and other details are put directly onto digital forms. The software also automatically fills in forms based on information from previous years and asks whether anything has changed.

Security of data is touched upon by the author as well. Related to this is the saving of data in the system, for later reference, TurboTax is updated based on the latest tax laws, and accuracy is guaranteed. The promo code offer, and the benefits TurboTax 2015 has to offer taxpayers, is now available so people can get started right away.

To learn more, read the insightful article and click on the links to receive a discount at http://bestirstaxrefund.com/turbo-tax-discount-coupon-code

Dr. EJ Aspuru Wins Prestigious Vitals On-Time Award

Award Recognizes Doctors Who Provide Prompt and Effective Care Based on Patient Feedback

Atlanta, GA — March 27, 2015 — Vitals, a leader in providing online transparency tools and data that help consumers find top doctors and make informed decisions about their medical care, is pleased to announce that
Dr. EJ Aspuru has won a 2014 Vitals On-Time Award.

Each year, Vitals receives millions of patient-reported ratings on various components of their doctor’s care, including how long a patient waits to see the doctor. Vitals On-Time Award recognizes doctors who manage their practice effectively and efficiently.

“No one wants to wait long when they’re sick,” said Mitch Rothschild, CEO of Vitals. “As more people turn to online physician-rating sites to find a doctor, wait time is an increasingly important factor that impacts their choice, and ultimately their relationship with their physician.”

In fact, 10 percent of people in a recent Vitals study said long waits would be reason enough to find a new doctor. The national average wait time to see a physician is over 20 minutes. Yet, doctors who won Vitals On-Time Award had an average of only 11 minutes. In addition, Vitals On-Time Award winners must have an overall patient rating of at least 3.0 or higher (out of 4.0). Winning doctors must also have a medical license in good standing with no sanctions.

An icon denoting award will be prominently displayed on your Vitals profile, signaling to new patients that your office is professional and punctual. Annually, more than 100 million people search for doctors on our sites.

Dr. EJ Aspuru commented on the recognition:

About EJ Aspuru: a short profile by and about the honoree:

As an Ob/Gyn in private practice for over 11 years, I feel very fortunate to be able to say that I absolutely love my job. From delivering babies to performing da Vinci robotic surgeries to alleviate women’s gynecologic conditions, I get extreme satisfaction & reward on a daily basis. It is such an honor to be recognized for my timeliness by patients from my offices in Atlanta & Alpharetta & by patients I have taken care of at Northside Hospital at both Atlanta & Forsyth locations. I make an effort to remember that your time is as valuable as mine: thank you for recognizing that!

To learn more about the doctor and see the award, please visit Dr. EJ Aspuru’s profile on Vitals.com.

About Vitals
Vitals is reinventing the way people shop and save on their medical care. We support effective decision-making through cost, quality and access data, as well as reward and incentive programs. Vitals leads the market with the first transparency and engagement platform that achieves measurable savings for consumers through a retail-like approach to purchasing health care services. Through health plans, hospitals and our leading consumer websites, Vitals helps more than 150 million people each year access better, more affordable care.

Dr. Jonathan Hall is recognized among Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors® for Stoneham, MA region in 2014.

A Stoneham, MA Board Certified physician specializing in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jonathan Hall, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014.

Stoneham, MA March 27, 2015 – Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Stoneham’s Plastic Surgery specialist Dr. Jonathan Hall for inclusion in its highly selective list of Castle Connolly Top Doctors this year.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. publishes its list of Castle Connolly Top Doctors® at www.castleconnolly.com, as well as in a wide variety of printed directories, partner publications and on partner/affiliate websites. All told, fewer than 36,000 physicians – less than 5% of the nation’s licensed physicians – have been selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctors in their regions for their specialties.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors® are selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. after being nominated by peer physicians in an online nomination process. Nominations are open to all board certified MDs and DOs and each year tens of thousands of doctors cast many tens of thousands of nominations. Honorees are selected from the nominees by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team based on criteria including their medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and more.

About Jonathan Hall: a short profile by and about the honoree:

Dr. Hall is on the board of Catholic Charities of the North Shore and has also served on the school board of Our Lady of the Assumption School in Lynnfield, as well as on the troop committee of Lynnfield Boy Scout Troop 48. He resides in Lynnfield with his wife, Teri. They have three sons and are proud to have seen all three obtain the rank of Eagle Scout. Dr. Hall is double board certified in Plastic Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery and has practiced in the area since 1990.

For more information on this Castle Connolly Top Doctor, please visit Jonathan Hall‘s profile on www.castleconnolly.com.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s President and CEO Dr. John Connolly has this to say about Dr. Hall’s recognition: “Only a small percent of physicians are selected to be Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Our goal is to make it easier for an average person to find the right doctor for them in what can be an overwhelming process at a difficult time in a person’s life. Dr. Hall was nominated by Board Certified peers and selected by our research team at Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Selection is an impressive accomplishment worthy of recognition. My congratulations to Dr. Hall.”

To find out more or to contact Dr. Jonathan Hall of Stoneham, MA, please call 781-279-7930, or visit www.drjhall.com.

This press release was written by American Registry, LLC and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., with approval by and/or contributions from Jonathan Hall.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identifies top doctors in America and provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in printed guides and online directories. It is important to note that doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly guide or online directory. Learn more at www.castleconnolly.com.

American Registry, LLC, recognizes excellence in top businesses and professionals. For more information, search The Registry™ at http://www.americanregistry.com..

Contact Information:

Dr. Jonathan Hall

Phone: 781-279-7930

Email Address: info@drjhall.com

Dr. Jonathan Hall is recognized among Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors® for Stoneham, MA region in 2014.

Source: American Registry and Castle Connolly on behalf of Jonathan Hall

Will the PIP code Replace the ZIP code? Edward Palonek Rothwell, Developer of a New Phone App, Has Great Expectations

Edward Palonek Rothwell, creator of the first online search engine for unclaimed property and the global unclaimed property industry with FoundMoney.com is betting that his new phone app, PIP (Palonek Inestimable Positioning), will revolutionize the way we find people, homes and businesses. With a beta version clearly functional, a lot less people are going to get lost.

Palonek says, “The Zip Code was perfect for its time, but, now, in the Digital Age, I believe PIP, my new phone app, will profoundly change the way we find locations. PIP (Palonek Inestimable Positioning), its acronym, is derived from one of my favorite characters- Pip, of Charles Dickens classic Victorian novel, Great Expectations

The ZIP code, acronym for Zone Improvement Plan, was submitted to the post office by Robert Moon, a postal inspector, in 1944. It first began to function in a non-mandatory way for postal addresses in 1963. Later in the decade, ZIP became mandatory for all proper postal addresses as well as becoming an intrinsic component of Data Collection, Marketing Protocols, Internet Technology and Geographical Information Systems.               

Just as Pip experienced the largesse of a benefactor who provided him with tremendous but completely unanticipated benefits, the world’s people are about to receive a free phone app, which will reverse the all-too-often uncertainty of finding people, homes or businesses. Savings for international commerce could run into billions of dollars.

The reality is- today, many locations are still incredibly hard to find.

-       A single father of five has a heart attack in Uruguay but all the ambulance can find is a cow pasture with three sickly-looking cows.

-       A FedEx delivery truck in Nigeria, having gotten lost three times, is days late before making a delivery to a tire factory. The factory loses a valuable client.

-       An older woman in Brooklyn with a medical bracelet has a heart attack in a movie theater but isn’t awake long enough to tell the operator where to find her. She is found dead in the woman’s lavatory.

PIP will limit the annoying and sometimes tragic location mishaps occurring to hundreds of thousands of people every day. With this app, most mobile devices like cell phones, tablets and computers, can utilize GPS codes to index, generate, store and share a unique smart address code produced by PIP. The app will link a physical/geographical address to a logical address through a special sequence of letters, numbers or both. Your cell phone creates a unique six digit code on the spot, which you can give to anyone to find that location anywhere in the world.

The unique smart address identification key can then be given to anyone with a Mobile Device/tablet or wireless computing device, that already has downloaded the Application, then that device will be able to decode/interpret that same smart unique address identification key into a physical GPS coordinate and ultimately represent/display that location on a variety of common/generic mapping applications.

The map Application on the Mobile Device, would display the physical location linked to that unique address identification key, eliminating the need to either verbally/electronically describe the desired destination and how to get to that point.

As Palonek says, “We say the PIP (Palonek Inestimable Positioning) has “inestimable positioning” because like the Zip code, there may be uses and technical improvements that will only really be discovered after the app’s launch.  Pip’s Victorian namesake would probably like the phrase, which so accurately describes the “great expectations” Pip had for himself as we now do for the rest of the world.”

Not a newcomer to technical innovation, Palonek came to his own back in 1994, when, in seeking to get his parents’ estate in order, he discovered the overwhelming difficulties the average person might face in recovering lost property. Although able to navigate the labyrinth of financial data for his own purposes, Palonek became disturbed at the plight of people losing their valuable assets. The result was the creation of the world’s first online search engine for unclaimed property, a multi-faceted program with a completely automated website.  At one point, Oprah’s producers called, his appearance on her show beginning an unsolicited media blitz including dozens of radio shows and TV shows like Maury Povich, CNN, ABC’s Primetime, and NBC’s Dateline. Found Money became the world’s premier international public service assisting in the reclamation of unclaimed properties.

“When I first started Found Money, people showed very little interest. With PIP, people get it immediately. Having already developed a business that skyrocketed to international success, I wonder where this one is headed. Zip Codes were invented by a man named Robert Moon. Is PIP going to reach out beyond that Moon? Will we be taking our Smart Codes to Mars? PIP can identify any location anywhere and share it with anyone on this planet. And, yes, perhaps on any other planet as well.”  We are in the process of testing a beta version

To find out about PIP or for a media interview with Edward Palonek Rothwell, call +507-6675-5452 or email him at edward@estoyaqui.net. Visit PIP’s website at TheGiftofPip.com, or the Android beta version of the download at the Google Play Store.

Spotlight Shines on Georgia’s Ethnic Male Youth

Contact: Colored Rocks Foundation, Inc.

Email: info@coloredrocks.org

Phone: 404-57-ROCKS (76257)


Spotlight Shines on Georgia’s Ethnic Male Youth

Colored Rocks Prize Recipients Announced for 2015

 

ATLANTA, GA (March 26, 2015)The Colored Rocks Foundation honored 14 seniors from high schools throughout Georgia on March 21, 2015 at CNN Studios in downtown Atlanta. 

The 2015 class of Colored Rocks came from as far away as Savannah and Colquitt, Georgia. Honorees also represent Acworth, Dunwoody, East Point, Lithonia, Rabun-Gap, Smyrna, Snellville and Suwanee. Four honorees reside in Atlanta.This is the year of the athlete, with 7 of the 14 honorees excelling in a sport. Honorees also include a congressional intern, three student body presidents, a nonprofit organization founder and CEO, an eagle scout, an aspiring gospel hip-hop rap artist and a tutor from one of Georgia’s top performing high schools.

One premise of the award is that honorees must help develop their struggling peers. Prize recipients do everything from exposing at-risk students to Mandarin Chinese, to holding a shadow day to introduce middle school students to high school, to helping students think critically by teaching them the game of chess.

“With all the negative press focused on minority males, especially African-American males, we appreciate this opportunity to shine a brilliant light on some of the brightest stars from this group”, said Cheryl Dukes, founder and executive director of the Colored Rocks Foundation. “Colored Rocks are our future leaders and they are creating value in the trenches where we need it the most.”

This is the fourth year the Colored Rocks Foundation has awarded the Colored Rocks Prize to outstanding ethnic male students. The goal of the foundation is to shine a brilliant light on distinguished male students of color and use them as role models and mentors to develop their struggling peers. See more about the Colored Rocks Prize and read personal stories of award winners at www.facebook.com/coloredrocks.

Complete List of 2015 Colored Rocks Prize Honorees (Name, School, Home Town):

Christopher Adames, Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School, Rabun-Gap – Devin Hall, Riverwood Int’l Charter School, East Point – Kingston Handley, Chamblee Charter HS, Dunwoody – Alario Harris, Stephenson HS, Lithonia – Donovan Harris, Therrell HS, Atlanta – Jason Heslup, Maynard Jackson HS, Atlanta – Tyrone Holmes, Alfred Ely Beach HS, Savannah – Leo Malinao, Miller County HS, Colquitt – Remington McCutcheon, Campbell HS, Smyrna – Noah McGee, Kipp Atlanta Collegiate HS, Atlanta – Fahim Salewala, Brookwood HS, Snellville – Isaiah Starks, Peachtree Ridge HS, Suwanee – Peter Wilborn, Westlake HS, Atlanta – Archie Wilson, Dominion Christian HS, Marietta                                                ###

About the Colored Rocks Prize

The Colored Rocks Prize, awarded annually by the Colored Rocks Foundation, aims to shine a brilliant light on Georgia’s top male high school students from diverse ethnic backgrounds. All students chosen for this honor have committed to help at least one — but oftentimes many more — struggling, high-risk students improve a problem area and inspire them to graduate. Since its inception 4 years ago, the Colored Rocks Foundation has awarded $20,000 in funds to previous recipients, recognized 60 of Georgia’s outstanding students who personally helped more than 400 at-risk students improve their path to high school graduation, and inspired hundreds more with peer-to-peer counseling and success tips. Donations to support the work of the Colored Rocks Foundation can be made at www.coloredrocks.org/donate.

Photo caption: 

L to R: Jason Heslup, Fahim Salewala, Archie Wilson, Tyrone Holmes, Noah McGee, Donovan Harris, Remington McCutcheon, Alario Harris, Kingston Handley, Devin Hall, Peter Wilborn, Leo Malinao, Isaiah Starks (not pictured: Christopher Adames)

MINERAL OIL IN COSMETIC SKIN CARE LOTIONS FOUND TO DAMAGE SKIN

BEVERLY HILLS, CA  Mineral oil is a by-product of the distillation process that turns petroleum into gasoline. It has many industrial uses, including as a cutting fluid, a lubricating oil, a coolant and as a cleaner and solvent for inks in fine art printmaking just to name a few.

Mineral oil is added to many lotions and other skin care lotions because it was originally found to draw in moisture from the environment. While mineral oil may keep moisture in, it also prevents skin from absorbing oxygen and naturally eliminating toxins and other waste products. Both of these functions of one’s skin are such vital bodily processes that their malfunction can create dry skin along with many other unhealthy conditions.

Dr. Lisa Benest, a board certified dermatologist from Burbank, CA explains: “Skin needs the natural oils and moisture it produces to be healthy but with the stresses your skin is exposed to these factors are often not present. Dry skin and other skin conditions come about when the protective outer layer is stripped away and irritants and bacteria get into the skin. The reason shielding lotions are such an effective skin care treatment is that they replace the protective barrier and allow the skin to heal from within.”

The solution: Skin MD Natural shielding lotion. It is a new discovery in the field of skin care, restoring one’s skin’s natural defenses. Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion helps to retain the skin’s natural moisture by forming a protective barrier against environmental toxins without leaving a greasy or oily film that prevents the body from absorbing oxygen and eliminating wastes. Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion contains only the finest natural ingredients and offers a money back guarantee.

Formulated with a special blend of five natural plant extracts that provide skin with unbeatable moisture while being lightweight and non-greasy, Skin MD Natural is also committed to protecting the environment. Skin MD Natural and Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 are manufactured in the United States using 100% solar power, free of animal products and animal testing.

Skin MD Natural is backed up by a 100% money back guarantee, and because it is the best moisturizer for dry skin, people that try the product are completely satisfied with the results. For more information call 1-800-540-4790 or go to their website:  http://www.skinmdnatural.com.

Bell Integrator Wins European IT & Software Excellence Awards

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, March 27th, 2014 – Bell Integrator, a global consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, was announced a winner in the IT Europa’s European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015, the leading European awards for Independent Software Vendors, Solution Providers, and Systems Integrators. Bell Integrator won the award in the Networking Solution of the Year category.

Bell Integrator was selected as the winner for the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015 for its role in deploying a Fault Management System at MegaFon, a leading telecommunications provider in Eastern Europe. The project, which is unique in both scale and complexity, enables MegaFon to quickly and effectively carry out a root-cause analysis, thus providing much faster problem localization and resolution.

IT Europa organizes The European IT & Software Excellence Awards to recognize the crucial role that ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators play in the delivery of real world solutions. In aggregate, 83 companies from 32 European countries have made the finals this year and the winners were selected by an independent panel of consultants and editors.

Bell Integrator was selected as a finalist in the following categories: Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics Solution of the Year and Networking Solution of the Year, and became the winner in the Networking Solution of the Year category.

The organizers of this year’s contest highlight the record number of entrants and the highest quality of projects submitted. Chair of the judges and Editor of IT Europa, John Garratt says, “There is some truly impressive work being undertaken here. The judges’ scores were among the highest we have seen in the seven–year history of these awards. I would like to thank all the entrants, and I think we can use the quality of what is presented here as a confirmation that IT across Europe is vibrant and able to take on the challenges posed by all types of demands from customers.”

“We are honored to win this prestigious award,” said Inna Proshkina, global marketing director of Bell Integrator. “Bell Integrator is committed to delivering best-in-class solutions in the telecom vertical with the focus on providing business value to its clients. This recognition by IT Europa is an acknowledgement of our service excellence and vertical expertise. We have worked hard to perform this large-scale complex project and we are happy to see our efforts were rewarded with this award”.

This award adds to the honors Bell Integrator has received for this project, having picked up the IBM’s Best Partner Award in the IBM Cloud for Telecom category. These recognitions highlight Bell Integrator’s expertise and achievements in the telecom space.

About Bell Integrator

Bell Integrator is a global consulting, technology services and outsourcing company delivering mission critical solutions that address most complex business and technology needs of large corporations in the finance, telecom, transportation and healthcare industries. Customers include carriers, such as VimpelCom (NYSE: VIP), MTS (NYSE: MBT), MegaFon (LSE: MFON) and Rostelecom (OTCQX: OTCM), serving over 600m subscribers daily, top-tier global banks, including Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, Societe Generale and others with average capitalization of over $10bn, large transportation and healthcare enterprises. For more information, visit www.bellintegrator.com

About IT Europa’s European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015

IT Europa’s European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015 recognizes best practices in customer solutions by Systems Integrators, Solution VARs, MSPs and ISVs across Europe. The event also recognizes service excellence from the vendor and distributor community.

These are the only pan-European awards that recognize real world solutions delivered by the IT and Communications channel and the application developers, as well as channel support and partnerships with suppliers. The final set of awards, for suppliers, highlight those vendors, distributors and service providers who best support their channel partners to deliver excellence. For more information, visit www.iteawards.com.

NEW BOOK BY KEN LIZOTTE SHOWS PROFESSIONALS HOW TO DISCOVER THEIR “DREAM CAREER”

Concord MA, March 27, 2015: The newest book by author and business expert Ken Lizotte CMC “Discover Your Dream Career: Using Passion, Creativity, Thoughtleading and Fun to Attain a Worklife You Really Want” has just been published by emerson books. Its purpose is to guide professionals in their search for career paths that are fulfilling, prosperous and stimulating. The book is the result of the author’s work with over 10,000 career explorers via his uniquely creative personal growth program CareerScape.

“By picking up this book,” Lizotte explains, “career explorers make an important career commitment to themselves: They actually decide to take command of their worklife.”

The book jacket adds, “Whether you’ve been fantasizing about getting promoted, moving laterally to a new department, radically changing your career, quitting your present job and finding a new employer, moving into your first real professional job after graduation, starting a business or consulting practice, choosing gainful employment over ‘retirement,’ getting back into the workforce after a long period away– whatever! Something inside has begun pushing you in an exciting direction, insisting you can discover (and attain) your dream career!”

Packed with exercises, anecdotes, scenarios, resources and seasoned career advice, “Discover Your Dream Career” addresses how readers can zero in on the profession or business that suits them best at this particular moment in their career life. It includes strategies for locating actual job or business opportunities and tactics for winning over a desired employer or target client. It’s available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores in the US and Canada.

Ken Lizotte CMC, is CIO (Chief Imaginative Officer) of emerson consulting group inc., Concord, Massachusetts, and also author of The Expert’s Edge: Become the Go-To Authority People Turn to Every Time (McGraw-Hill) and four other books. A popular keynoter for such venues as the CEO Club of Boston, the Institute of Management Consultants, Harvard University Extension School, the Association of Management Consulting Firms and the American Management Association, he is also co-founder of the National Writers Union, a Certified Management Consultant, graduate of Alan Weiss’s Million Dollar Consulting College and president of Thoreau Farm Trust, the birthplace house of Henry David Thoreau. He’s been interviewed by the New York Times, Newsweek, Fortune, Business Week, CBS-TV, NPR, Financial Times, Investors’ Business Daily, Writer’s Digest, and many more.

In 1988, he and his wife Barbara co-founded CareerScape, which empowered thousands of professionals to effectively explore and discover a new career direction, i.e., “dream career,” at pivotal moments in their lives. CareerScape has been profiled by such major media as the syndicated TV newsweekly Chronicle, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, Ladies Home Journal, Boston-area TV stations and radio stations in both the US and Canada.

To learn more, set up an interview with Ken or subscribe to Ken’s e-list, visit www.thoughtleading.com or call 978-371-0442.

SERGIO PURTELL IN BROOKLYN: ARCHITECTURES OF DISAPPEARANCE

SERGIO PURTELL

IN BROOKLYN:

Architectures of Disappearance

April 8 – May 17, 2015

Opening: Wednesday, April 8, 6-9 PM

Brooklyn, NY, March 27, 2015 – ART 3 is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by SERGIO PURTELL. In Brooklyn: Architectures of Disappearance will be on view at ART 3 gallery at 109 Ingraham Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn, from April 8 to May 17, 2015, Wed-Sat 12-6, Sun 1-6. The opening will take place on Wednesday, April 8, from 6-9 PM.

Architectures of Disappearance forms only a part of the artist’s greater project Real. Mingling an almost de Chirico-esque sense of place with a documentarian’s eye for detail, Purtell’s photographs evidence an ever-changing cityscape in the process of its own disappearance. The works selected for exhibition were taken in Bushwick, Williamsburg, and Gowanus, and hauntingly portray structures and landmarks already repurposed or removed, such as the 1882 Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, the once-prominent Kentile Floors sign in Gowanus, and the former Bushwick warehouse now occupied by the Luhring Augustine Gallery. 

 Begun in 2008, the project as a whole strikingly reveals rapid socio-economic changes throughout the US, taking for its subject-matter regions whose gentrified social and architectural landscapes fragment into the unfamiliar, creating an emotional climate of stark estrangement. Encompassing Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, as well as parts of New England and eastern regions of the States, ART 3’s curators have chosen to focus on the parts of Real that relate to Brooklyn. These black-and-white photographs document an invisible telos underlying the surface materiality of the spaces pictured. 

 Purtell traces the outlines of revenant human actions through Brooklyn’s empty streets, underscoring the strangeness of local businesses bereft of commerce, graffiti seemingly relegated to a proscribed space, and makeshift hovels where the homeless can shelter for warmth. Figures rarely make an appearance in these photos, only occasionally will two people eerily drift by canoe through the Gowanus channel, or a young man in wedding attire destroy his own car. Meanwhile, the same place and time yields a dark-haired woman searching through a portable greenhouse. 

 Populated or not, these images are all the more alluring because they document ordinary actions that have become momentous in light of the changes Brooklyn has since undergone. 

 In the words of Purtell: “This photographic project is large in scope. I want it to be dense, to create a visual catalog of current America through a journey. It is in the course of a journey that one looks to the landscape for traces, metaphors and the visual facts of this life”. 

 Purtell’s sensitivity toward people and landscapes was developed during his childhood travels across Chile, which comprised the busy streets of Santiago as well as the lonely expanses of the PanAmerican Highway into Patagonia. Among his most important influences, he credits the obsessive narratives of Chilean author Roberto Bolaño, and the photographer Tod Papageorge who was his university mentor at Yale. 

Press release written by Jeffrey Grunthaner

ABOUT SERGIO PURTELL, American, b. 1955 in Santiago, Chile, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He moved from his native Santiago de Chile to the US in 1973, after Pinochet’s coup. He received his BFA in photography from RISD. After teaching photography in New Haven he moved to New York City in the mid-1980’s. As a fine art photographer Purtell has exhibited worldwide, with most interest in his work in Europe. His works from this period are in many public and private collections in USA, Germany Japan, France, Italy, Holland, Spain, Belgium, Chile and Panama. In the 1990s he turned to commercial photography and worked for design studios, prestigious magazines and publishers. Purtell went on to pursue his love of fine art printing and in 1996 opened print studio Black and White on White, specializing in exhibitions and books for distinguished fine art photographers (his first job was for the Walker Evans estate). The studio is now located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where he continues his collaboration with many major artists, estates, museums, and galleries, and again works on his own fine art photography.

ART 3 opened in Bushwick in May 2014 near Luhring Augustine, created by Silas Shabelewska, formerly of Haunch of Venison and Helly Nahmad Gallery in partnership with Monika Fabijanska, former Director of the Polish Cultural Institute in New York.

Detailed information about the artist: www.artsy.net/art-3/artist/sergio-purtell and www.artsy.net/art-3/artist/sergio-purtell

Please contact ART 3 info@art-3gallery.com for inquiries, images and interview requests

LISTINGS:

What: Sergio Purtell. In Brooklyn: Architectures of Disappearance

When: April 8 – May 17, 2015, Wed-Sat 12-6, Sun 1-6

Opening: Wednesday, April 8, 6-9 PM

Where: ART 3 Gallery, 109 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Transportation: L train to Morgan Avenue; front of the train; walk two blocks

Admission: free

More information: www.art-3gallery.com