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thumbnailArtists have always been able to capture movements and translate them into sound and vision in a way that resonates. LuxEco Art blogs the artists who convey their environmentally oriented messages in literature, music and visual arts, the exhibitions that serve as a source of conversation and the works of art that are the most stirring and inspiring.

Vincensia DiIorio remembers the great Maria Callas

“Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore.” These are the first two phrases that Tosca sings in her famous Act 2 aria, “Vissi d’arte.” The English translation means, “I lived for art, I lived for love.” Puccini’s Tosca was one of Maria Callas’ most infamous operatic roles and the prime example of life imitating art. Callas’ life ended on September 16, 1977 in a Paris apartment. It is said that she died of a broken heart as did opera singer Floria Tosca at the end of the opera. Callas had an extra special gift which was reflected in the art form of opera. Transforming passion through music for the world to hear was what she sacrificed her life for.

The Artist: A Review with an extra big shout out to Uggy

By Nancy Chuda Founder and Editor-in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Silence is golden as in oscar winner. You betcha! If...

Childrens’ Books: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

A book review by Nancy Chuda, Co-founder of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World of Luka And The Fire of Life, Salman Rushdie, Random House Jim and I were treated to a magical evening: time spent listening to Salman Rushdie in person at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles. Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie or Urdu sael main rvdi/ is a British Indian novelist and essayist. He achieved notability with his second novel, Midnight Children (1981), which won the Booker Prize in 1981. Most of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent and his style is classified as magical realism mixed with historical fiction. One theme that has captivated readers is the connections he weaves between Eastern and Western worlds.
Nature is Art

Nature is Art

By Florence "Flip" Ross a LuxEcoLiving contributor and advocate   It is such a beautiful world, have you noticed the various hues? When I step out the...

The Sound and Fury of Nastasya Khroustcheva

By Maria Danova, translator & musicologist, contributor to project AWE "The Secret of the Magic Flute: Western Music & Esotericism"  ...in my pieces the musicians usually...

Mary Nohr is one of a kind: A mechanic and artist who broke through...

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and  co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Artist Mary Nohr Courtesy of LuxEcoLiving "She's got your back...

Amanda Nisenson: Artist’s Journey to “Operatunity”

By Amanda Nisenson, LuxEco Advocate “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” This Robert Frost quote has stayed with me from the first day I heard it in eighth grade English class. It has continued to serve as a metaphor throughout my evolving journey as an artist. My road less traveled is calling me in new directions. I need to keep the faith and know the opportunities will come in order for me to reach my goal. It is the relationship and connection with the audience that drives my performance, inspiring hope through music and bringing joy through song. “Operatunity” is about transformation through music. Our journeys, no matter how difficult, must be accepted as life is accepted. I am grateful for my “gifts”, and for the chance to help others find joy in the moment.

The Model Speaks! Mark Snyder Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at LGBT Center

Image: Artist's Model Mark Snyder and Artist Zhenya Gershman,  Franklin Londin 3-d Photography On Friday May 15th, a historic event took place at the Los...

From an Apple to Cloning

Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam, c. 1511, fresco, 480 cm~ 230 cm (189.0 in ~ 90.6 in) By Zhenya Gershman, artist, educator and LuxEco...

Lightning in a Bottle Festival

LIB Festival: Celebrating over 10 years, Greenest Festival in America covers celebratory spectacles of art, music, fashion, and design.   Who: Presented by The Do...

Trying on Zero Waste Fashion

By Jessica Borges, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant Fashion design is an art, and just like other art forms such as writing, cooking, and painting, you need to scrap the first drafts and unruly pieces before producing your masterpiece. But with these scraps come a never-ending contribution to landfills and further pollution to our environment. This awareness has fueled designers in the fashion industry to attempt “zero waste fashion.”

An Owl’s Nest Creation Has The Perfect Christmas Gifts

Christmas will be here before you bat an eye... or two. I found something on Etsy that I really treasure. A hand made Garden...

IF THIS GUITAR HAD EYES: ZHENYA GERSHMAN’S PORTRAIT OF BOB DYLAN

TEN-TIME GRAMMY WINNER BOB DYLAN TO BE HONORED AS THE GRAMMY 2015 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR AT THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE IS CELEBRATED BY A UNIQUE...

A Street Car Named Inspire: Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine Goes South

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Oh! How I miss the "eggs!"     I'm so blue...

Embossing the Boss: Artist Zhenya Gershman Celebrates Rock Icon Bruce Springsteen

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World When she picked up the phone and heard these words.......
never doubt yourself

14 Reasons to Never Doubt Yourself

By Alanna Rosette Brown, a writer/filmmaker, LuxEcoLiving Advocate, and author of Moonpennies. Follow her blog at alannarosette.com Self-doubt is one of our biggest gremlins, as...

"Mocking Birds" by Caleb Penn and Jacob Breslaurer: Raw Footage Reveals a Life Healing

By Caleb Penn author, producer, director and Jacob Breslauer, director of photography and editor. Caleb Penn Mocking Birds Introduction by Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in...

Hotel Bristol in Vienna is one of the Best in the World: Part 2

By James and Nancy Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Hotel Bristol Kärntner Ring 1  1010 Vienna, Austria Discovering the finest Austrian Art at...

Zhenya Gershman’s “Marks” Sheds Angelic Light for Praise

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World       When an artist leaves their mark on a...

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta are Resplendent and Repurposed

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World I'm dreaming of a green as in sustainable Christmas where ...

Woody Allen is Zhenya Gershman’s Sunny Side Up

By Zhenya Gershman artist, historian, and LuxEcoLiving contributor It really happened! My dream come true- Woody Allen held my painting lovingly in his arms...on stage! Yesterday,...

Raising More Than Kane: Steve Hearst great grandson of William Randolph Hearst will screen...

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World. Reporting from San Simeon California. "San Simeon was the place...

Larger Than Life: Zhenya Gershman

These are not pretty people pictures. They are jaw dropping, honest reveals that give the observer a sense of insight and appreciation to the...

What Do You Keep In Your Hatbox ?

I love the idea of finding the best vintage designed places to shop. And American made for sure at The TeaBerry Cottage.

The Hotel Bristol in Vienna is one of the Best Hotels in the World:...

By James and Nancy Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Vienna Austria on the Ringenstrasse at Hotel Bristol: Part One Have you...

TalkBoyTV: The Dynamic Duo On The Rise

Reposted from Give Me Mora May 27, 2015 It’s been awhile since we released a Man or Woman on the Rise, and that’s because I...

LuxEco Interview with Rebecca Skloot

By: Molly Cimikoski, Editorial Assistant Last week, LuxEco Living was lucky enough to be graced with a phone interview from New York Times bestselling author,...

Can a Portrait Look Back?

by Zhenya Gershman, Artist and Art Historian, co-Founder of Project AWE You are in an art museum.  Suddenly you feel that someone is staring at...

Follow Your Bliss with “Feisengrad”

By Nancy Chuda, Co-Founder of LuxEcoLiving.com and Healthy Child Healthy World Review of "Feisengrad " by Aaron Richard Golub In a world gone mad with political idiosyncrasies, lies, corruption and deceitful ways and means.... enter the "hatch" and birth of Feisengrad. A not so homely "Catcher In The Rye Bread," by Aaron Richard Golub. No Cliff Notes needed unless you want an Umpire in The Z to strike you Out. Golub makes perfect sense of today's publishing world which why he chose Amazon's CreateSpace self-publishing platform. And he just may get The Golden Carrot Award

WATCH: The XII Apostles by Artist Zhenya Gershman

By Bethany Colson, Managing Editor Stripped down, the twelve apostles appear very different to us than the way that we conventionally imagine them.  In her...

LIV ON: Olivia Newton-John’s New CD Provides Hope and Healing With Help From Celebrated...

“As a group, it's our intention with this album to create songs with a message of compassion and hope,” said Newton-John. “They are for anyone facing a time of challenge in their life, whether it is grieving a loss - or on the journey to health and recovery.”

Kit Kemp’s Haymarket London: LuxEcoLiving’s Best Hotels in the World 2016

She's not a purist. She's a magician. Kit Kemp is one of the most talented designers in the world today.Step into any of her Firmdale properties in the UK or fly "over the pond" and land in the heart of Soho New York at the stellar Crosby and you are in for a life changing experience that takes luxury living and staycations to new heights.

WATCH: Bel Canto Pop!

By Amanda Nisenson, Opera Singer and LuxEco Advocate The night before I was born, my mother was reading an article about Beverly Sills, (May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007) the famous opera singer who performed for huge audiences around the world. My Great Aunt used to brag about how she knew Beverly Sills growing up in Brooklyn, and how much she enjoyed being friends with “Bubbles,” as Ms. Sills was called then. The article continued to explain that this nickname was given to her because she was born with Bubbles in her mouth. The next day, June 17th was the day that I came into the world, and to my mother’s great surprise, I was born with Bubbles in my mouth. She could not believe the coincidence, and announced to the doctor that I would become a singer! Years later, shortly before Beverly Sills died, my mother had the great fortune to meet the legendary singer, and actually got the opportunity to ask in person, if she did indeed know my Great Aunt. After a questionable pause, Ms. Sills burst out laughing in recollection of this zany character from her childhood.

Berti Borrell Designs a Green Hat to Envy

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World   Have you ever had a center stage moment when you...

Two Tales from the Tavern infuse Hope Faith and Remembrance: Sarah Lee Guthrie Johnny...

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of HealthyChild Healthy World Santa Ynez California Courtesy of Jeremy Ball A Magical Night! Tales from...

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