Monday, October 15, 2012

10/15 Elizabeth Shatner, Richard Sterban

ELIZABETH SHATNER FILLS US IN ON A FEW PROJECTS SHE'S WORKING ON...
 
ART BY NATURE:
ELIZABETH SHATNER, Photographer/ Digital Artist, presents “Art by Nature”. Elizabeth Shatner, wife of actor William Shatner, will be the first to tell you, she never really had the passion for photography... but always a true lover of nature, with the intrinsic vision and the good fortune to see and appreciate the beauty nature has created. Over ten years ago, she had the opportunity to travel on a photo safari with Bill (a camera equipment aficionado) and two nationally known photographers, Joanne Kalish and Joe DiMaggio. Those weeks were instrumental in Elizabeth’s journey to familiarity with a digital camera and the path to photography.

Elizabeth is a professional equine judge and former professional horsewoman. She has always had an infatuation with nature – searching for shells, four leaf clovers and beautiful horses. She states that the activity of looking for a specific artistic shot resembles judging a horse show. It’s rewarding to observe nature’s beauty, and to share her vision and interpretation with others through her work.
Elizabeth refers to her body of work as “Art by Nature.” Her images of flowers have been compared to the sensuous flower paintings by renowned artist Georgia O’Keefe. Nature is the foundation, and the outline for the collection. She discovers the art within the frame (usually macro), and uses digital technology to create the final product on canvas, tile, watercolor paper or other mediums. The end result is abstract and resembles an oil painting or water color. A gift of yellow roses to her mother on her 84th birthday inspired one of Elizabeth’s early pieces. She examines the heart shape of the flower’s pistil, what she calls her “Florshach” test, a play on words inspired by the famous psychological “Rorschach” blot test. Elizabeth’s passion is to capture the artistic lines of natural light. She focuses on capturing an image that bestows the feelings of spirituality, well being, and fun (which matches her personality); and to share nature’s beauty as gifs to those that view the Art of Nature.


THE ALL THE GLORY PROJECT:

The All Glory Project seeks to promote, foster and support programs that utilize animal-assisted therapies in aiding military veterans and their families. We are a non-profit campaign of consciousness to thank our wounded heroes, human and animal alike, as well as their families. Through Advocation, Education and Enablement, we help centers already in existence to initiate and expand programs for all those affected by military service.
"All Glory to the souls that serve, Human and Animal alike." -- Elizabeth Shatner


RICHARD STERBAN JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK: FROM ELVIS TO ELVIRA: MY LIFE ON STAGE...


Richard Anthony Sterban (born April 24, 1943) is an American bass singer born in Camden, New Jersey, who joined the country and gospel quartet The Oak Ridge Boys in 1972. Prior to joining The Oak Ridge Boys, Sterban toured with J. D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, who were singing backup for Elvis Presley at that time. Sterban ultimately became famous for his "oom-pa-pa-oom-pa-pa-mau-mau" bass solo in the Oak Ridge Boys' 1981 smash hit, "Elvira", in which he performs a G2-C2 drop in the second chorus.

Some of his other low notes include a C#2 in "Jesus Is Coming Soon" and his lowest recorded note, Eb1, in "I'm Working On A Building".

Sterban grew up in Collingswood, New Jersey and now lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee with his wife, Donna, and two daughters, Lauren and Tori. Richard also has three sons from a previous marriage: Rich, Doug and Chris; and several grandchildren including Tyler Sterban.

Sterban has recorded public service announcements for NOAA Weather Radio. He served as the voice of The Roadhouse, the classic country Sirius Satellite Radio channel. Sterban was a minority owner of the Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, from 1978 to 2008.

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