Emma Zahren-Newman

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a link interest 'Food & Drink'

Bedford 2020 forum tackles the politics of food

CLOSE The halls of Fox Lane High School were teeming with nearly a thousand food activists this weekend. From veteran farmers to community-minded home cooks to entrepreneurial teens, attendees of the Bedford 2020 Food Forum all had one thing in common: they were hungry for ways to get involved in the local food movement.

Look at how awesome Ellen Calves is!!!! She organized this amazing event this weekend that pulled together "nearly a thousand food activists" for a forum on the local food movement!

Rajat

Rajat Yes indeed, local food goes hand in hand with sustainability.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a photo in subinterest 'Los Pocitos'

A few weeks ago, I headed back to Cuba to visit friends and family. While I was there, Michael asked me and some friends, including Vidushi Sharma, to create another mural. Being the ambitious folks we are, we decided to try to make TWO murals-- one small one on the side of the new Cultural Center (!!!!), and another nearby on a medic's house. Due to weather complications, we only were able to complete the painting on the side of the cultural center, but we left paint and money so that a local artist can make her or his mark on the other mural venue.

The Cultural project of Los Pocitos has officially been named "PROYECTO AKOKAN"-- and is a registered cultural project! Akokan comes from the word for "heart" in the religion of Abakuá, one of the predominant religions of the community. The project hosts workshops for the kids of the community (sort of in a Boys and Girls Club framework), and are run by experts in the area. Already, they have had a photography workshop, run by a photography student, and a mask-making worship, run by two cuban art professors.

The building in this picture is the future venue for the workshops. Right now, it needs a new roof, a new door, and a dry-only bathroom. We decided to paint the name of the project on the outside of the building along with the handprints of the kids of the community to give the kids a sense of ownership over the project and their artistic endeavors.

An upcoming workshop: theatre with a local street performer!

I am so pleased with the direction Michael is taking this project, and hope to continue supporting it as it matures.

Rajat

Rajat A lot of heart and a little money can go a long way. Keep it up.

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Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma Emma Zahren-Newman so proud of you, so proud of you and of Vidushi Sharma for carrying this out...

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Emma Zahren-Newman posted a photo in blog 'Deep (and Just-...'

Deconstruction of Light

The art department at my school does this really awesome thing where, every Thursday, they hire a model to come to our drawing studio so that anyone can come and practice their skills. Last night I partook in one of these Open Model Sessions and for 2 hours painted in the corner. I discovered so many amazing things in those two hours about light, volume, line, and space. The main thing I focused on was the warmth and coolness of light and how it falls on the planes of the model's figure. The light from the lamp over the model's head was cool-- represented by the cool green highlights. The ambient light was warmer, hence the red shadows under the chin. Each brush mark is there for a specific reason. I let myself dart around the page-- giving no attention to the fact that this is a painting of a girl on a pillow, but rather simply responding to the planar light relationships. I'm looking forward to a whole semester of these sessions!
Adam Pryor

Adam Pryor A cool take on the Sleeping Nude by Matisse.

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Rajat

Rajat Do you have a favorite artist? or style? Do you sometimes seek incorporate a multitude of styles in one whole?

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Jesse Newman

Jesse Newman You are so awesome.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a photo in blog 'Emma's Dining H...'

Egg Sandwich

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Finally a dining hall creation! On my dining hall, we have a sandwich station, but as a vegetarian, there aren't many options when it comes to protein. So--- first I went to the breakfast station to get scrambled eggs. At the sandwich bar I got: foccocia bread, cheddar, provolone, tomato, avocado, and chipotle mayo. Then, I melted the cheese and added the eggs. YUM!
Rajat

Rajat Maybe you want to try buck wheat it is very high in protein. Mix it up in salads etc.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a video in subinterest 'Neuroscience'

Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner
TED l http://ted.com

Technology and psychology working together to solve humanity's inner struggles. This is something worth spending your time on!

Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a photo in blog 'Emma's Dining H...'

Spicy, Crunchy, Yum

My new favorite snack!
Take a fresh green bell pepper, and cut it into quarters. Then, put a dollop of plain Greek yogurt on top. Sprinkle some cayenne powder on top for a tasty kick! I've had this a few times this summer, and now that I'm back at school I realize it's the perfect study snack, maybe even a light dinner. Enjoy :)
Ellen Calves

Ellen Calves Those look so nice and fresh and crunchy! Maybe you could add shredded carrots, diced tomatoes, or chopped cucumber from the salad bar? Not sure how messy that would get to eat, but would be pretty!

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Rajat

Rajat Or maybe some crushed red pepper and sprinkles of brown sugar! Also could use baby colored peppers, tho may not be available in the dining hall.

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Jeff Gordan

Jeff Gordan And you get plentiful of Vitamin C and E which don't get burnt in cooking.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman Sounds good, Ellen Calves!! Those little peppers would be fun to experiment with

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma Looks like you're onto something! http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/stuffed-baby-peppers-yogurt-and-floral-honey

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a link interest 'DIY Projects'

Home Page | Sublime Succulents

Check out some of these articles on succulents! You'll find all kinds of tips and tricks - you might even learn something!

Check out this site created by my friend, Patrick! He wanted to learn how to create his own website, so he decided to make it about something he is passionate about: succulents! Not only is his design nice, but his articles are awesome! "I started out reading the articles because I like Patrick, but I finished them because they were good!" -Audrey, his girlfriend, a completely unbiased source.

Adam Pryor

Adam Pryor Very well done. Have to admit I didn't know the names of any other than "Aloe Vera". Does the Aloe grown indoors have the same medicinal properties?

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma I JUST saw this and I am in love. I love, love, love succulents (as you probably know, judging from my cactus-themed party last year.) Have you heard of this? http://mentalfloss.com/article/67770/there-video-game-where-you-just-take-care-succulents

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a link in subinterest 'Consciousness V...'

Lords of Consciousness - Being The Change

Being The Change

Last week I took an Uber and connected with the very interesting, dynamic, thoughtful driver, Clint! He shared with me the website he and his friends manage, it's real interesting! From the about page: "There are solutions to the problems we face. People are breaking away from pre-prescribed lives that we allow culture to impose on us, and these people are starting to find their own path...People are waking up. Communities are forming. Tribes are gathering. We are remembering who we are. The greatest masterpieces have yet to be made and won’t until we work together as One."

Rajat

Rajat Yes it is these communities that need to be woven together!

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Emma Zahren-Newman posted a link interest 'Politics'

PBS NewsHour

President Obama stuck around after last night's #POTUSonNewsHour to answer more questions. Here's his answer to a question about Second Amendment rights and gun control. Watch the full town hall special here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/watch-live-president-obamas-town-hall-in-elkhart-indiana/

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Rajat

Rajat Ahh I see. No I will be willing to accept laws which allow guns, let's say based on concentration of population by zip code. This only to cater to argument of self defense in isolated terrain rather it being something fundamental to our existence. But here we are in a hopeless situation where even some state colleges are going to allow carrying of guns on campus. How insane is it ? Does this make us safer. Yes rather than being a constitutional right it should be need based, but there is too much of history behind this, so what is plausible is something which recognizes the right but limits the circumstances when it is available. However, I unfortunately think any changes here will be excruciatingly slow.

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma On another note, there was a comment on this original post online comparing how Obama responded to this question and how Trump might have--probably with some bombastic assertion of America's gun rights and freedom as per the 2nd amendment! Being able to articulately answer questions should be a basic prerequisite of any presidential candidate.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman PREACH Vidushi Sharma.... I heard the other day that the way Trump speaks is technically considered hypnotism... saying nothing but arousing emotions.... scary

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Rajat

Rajat A reverse filibuster may offer hope here...only to bring a few things to vote though http://www.npr.org/2016/06/15/482224176/senate-gun-control-speeches-recall-an-old-school-filibuster

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma I'm so glad that the filibuster ended with the senate agreeing to vote on a gun control law. During the 15 hour filibuster, though, 48 people were shot in the US--just underscoring its point.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman posted a photo in subinterest 'Los Pocitos'

About a week ago, and few friends and I finished work on a mural in Los Pocitos, a temporary community located in Marianao (a neighbourhood in Habana, Cuba). I loved working with the kids of the community and getting their perspective on the project. Pictured here are the kids adding their own touch to the mural :)

Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman Hey Jade! Long time no talk! I was in Cuba for the semester, so 4.5 months in total. It certainly is a fascinating place, but I wouldn't go just to enjoy the beach and turn your head to the very real problems that the people face (not that you would!). I got to get to know several of the kids in the community and it was so special talk to them about what the mural meant to them. The day after this photo was taken, someone asked the kids "who painted that?" and they all answered, "all of us!", beaming with pride. For a long time, it had just been a rusted wall with the blue stripes of a cuban flag slowly chipping away. With the help of my professor and study abroad program, we hope to turn this area into a park full of beautiful art and places to sit where the kids can hang out. This mural is the first step in the project!

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Adam Pryor

Adam Pryor Incredible work and thoughts in what you did. Kudos! Do most of these children attend school? How is schooling in Cuba?

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Rajat

Rajat Participatory murals, I like the idea it's like you freeze a moment in time with many souls pieced together.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman Rajat-- that's a lovely way of looking at it! I hadn't particularly thought of it that way... and Adam Pryor-- these kids do attend schools. Education in Cuba is certainly a complicated issue. I will look for a good article that might be able to illuminate more than I can

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma This is really amazing. How did you recruit different kids and community members for help? Was it hard to get people committed to getting this project off the ground?

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