Afrodescendientes: Blending art and design with architecture

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This article by Carmen Robles appeared in InsightNews.com.

James Garrett, Jr. is a visual artist, published writer, and award winning architect with offices located in downtown St. Paul.

He is co-founder of 4RM+ULA, (FORM + Urban Landscape Articulation), a full-service architecture firm focused on transit design, transit-oriented-development, and urban infill redevelopment projects.
At the time of this interview 4RM+ULA (www.4rmula.com) was celebrating its 13-year anniversary.

“The road to this milestone was not an easy one to travel,” said Garrett, Jr. “I knew I wanted to be an architect, start a business and design important buildings for people.” Although his first venture failed it did not deter him from pursuing his dream.

With a small inheritance left by the sudden death of his father, Garrett, Jr. joined forces with his wife, Paola Sanchez-Garrett and lifelong friend, Erick Goodlow. The doors to 4RM+ULA opened in 2002 and the rest, as they say…

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Artist and Empire at Tate Britain: Cryptic Paintings of Violent Imperialism

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Exhibition features a piece by Elizabeth Butler now seen as an indictment of 19th century wars in Afghanistan – but viewed as a depiction of heroism in its time, Mark Brown of London’s Guardian reports.

It depicts the only known survivor of a shocking massacre and was seen by 19th-century eyes as an inspiring image of British heroism at the edges of empire. A more accurate reading might be as a damning indictment of a disastrous war in Afghanistan.

Elizabeth Butler’s The Remnants of an Army: Jellalabad, January 13th, 1842 – completed in 1879, during the second Anglo-Afghan war – was once one of the most important paintings in the entire Tate collection but has not been seen at the gallery for more than 50 years.

Then considered unfashionable, it was loaned to Somerset Military Museum in Taunton in the 1950s. But it is set to return to prominence after…

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Jamaica stuns USA 2-1 to reach Gold Cup final

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Jamaica`s “Reggae Boyz” stunned defending champion United States 2-1 Wednesday in a Gold Cup semi-final, becoming the first Caribbean squad to reach the final by shocking the heavily favored hosts, AFP reports.

Jamaica`s “Reggae Boyz” stunned defending champion United States 2-1 Wednesday in a Gold Cup semi-final, becoming the first Caribbean squad to reach the final by shocking the heavily favored hosts.

Darren Mattocks headed in the first goal in the 31st minute and Giles Barnes netted a free kick in the 36th minute to put Jamaica ahead 2-0 and signal an epic upset was in the making at the sold-out Georgia Dome.

The Americans, after all, were 13-1 with eight drawn in prior matches against the Jamaicans, their only loss in that span coming by 2-1 at Kingston in 2012.

US captain Michael Bradley answered for the Americans in the 48th minute off a rebound and the US kept pressing…

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Jamaica stuns USA 2-1 to reach Gold Cup final

Yeeeeaaaaah JAMAICA!!!!

ForwardEver..

Repeating Islands

382928-jamaica-foot

Jamaica`s “Reggae Boyz” stunned defending champion United States 2-1 Wednesday in a Gold Cup semi-final, becoming the first Caribbean squad to reach the final by shocking the heavily favored hosts, AFP reports.

Jamaica`s “Reggae Boyz” stunned defending champion United States 2-1 Wednesday in a Gold Cup semi-final, becoming the first Caribbean squad to reach the final by shocking the heavily favored hosts.

Darren Mattocks headed in the first goal in the 31st minute and Giles Barnes netted a free kick in the 36th minute to put Jamaica ahead 2-0 and signal an epic upset was in the making at the sold-out Georgia Dome.

The Americans, after all, were 13-1 with eight drawn in prior matches against the Jamaicans, their only loss in that span coming by 2-1 at Kingston in 2012.

US captain Michael Bradley answered for the Americans in the 48th minute off a rebound and the US kept pressing…

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