Naïf Artist Andrés Pérez Jurado Launches New Website - WFMZ Allentown

Naïf Artist Andrés Pérez Jurado Launches New Website - WFMZ Allentown

Naïf Artist Andrés Pérez Jurado Launches New Website - WFMZ Allentown

Posted: 22 Feb 2021 03:00 AM PST

PHOENIX, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Artist Andrés Pérez Jurado is excited to announce the launch of his new website, dedicated to his works of Naïf art. Are you unfamiliar with what "Naïf Art" means? Andrés Pérez Jurado is an artist who defines "Naïf Art" not through words but with his beautifully colorful and unique paintings.

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, his art has found homes with collectors and exhibits worldwide.

Naïf Art refers explicitly to art created by artists who've had no formal training in an art school or academy. This is not to say that Mr. Pérez has had no training, but his artistic style stays well within the limits of the traditional concept of Naïf Art.

It is often said that childlike simplicity and frankness characterize Naïf Art, ignoring the formal qualities of painting, such as the three rules of perspective.

When pressed to say how he defines his work, Andrés Pérez Jurado states:

"I capture it spontaneously without academicism, through an explosion of colors, contrasts, of harmony, and of different very defined forms with my very personalized and unique style of seeing my world...

...I saturate the canvas in all its spaces, sometimes becoming ornate and almost baroque creations. In my works, the lack of perspective is obvious. Expressing it not with vanishing points, but if not, with an overlap of planes, shapes, and colors; shapes that are sometimes not proportional to their size, thus achieving depth and distance."

Anyone who wants to explore or already loves this art form would do well to visit Andrés' new website at This artist's acrylic, with some oil paintings are spontaneous, rich in color and freshness, and would be a great addition to your collection.

His work and other fun and useful items decorated with his paintings can be purchased with options for different sizes and five paper or canvas options. You don't have to be a connoisseur of art to appreciate Naïf Art. You'll be a fan when you see the bright, vibrant, colorful work of this Naïf world. So, visit Señor Pérez's website now. You will be glad about your discovery!

For more information about Andrés Pérez Jurado, visit

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Loveland council to revisit defining ‘family’ for occupancy limits, amendments to rules on Tuesday - Loveland Reporter-Herald

Posted: 22 Feb 2021 08:10 PM PST

Loveland's City Council will take another look at adding a definition of "family" to the city's development code on Tuesday and discuss amending the code concerning accessory dwelling units.

While the Unified Development Code includes rules for "single-family" homes, it's silent on what constitutes a "family." However, it specifies that no more than three unrelated people can share a single-family house, and it defines a "rooming house" as serving residents "not related by blood, marriage, adoption, or legal guardianship."

Principal planner Kerri Burchett has said she is unsure whether a definition of "family" was omitted from the code on purpose or simply left out by mistake, opening a possible loophole in single-family occupancy rules.

Loveland previously defined the term as "any individual or two or more persons related by blood, adoption or marriage, or an unrelated group of not more than three persons, living together in a dwelling unit," including "family foster care of up to four children which is licensed according to the statutes of the state." That definition wasn't included in a 2018 rewrite of the code.

Council members shared a multitude of concerns in October when Burchett presented an amendment defining "family" on the basis of "blood, marriage, adoption, guardianship or custodial relationship."

Some councilors bristled at the idea of legislating what is or is not a family. Others questioned whether the change would hamstring homeowners trying to rent available bedrooms, further thinning an already threadbare affordable housing market.

City staffers argued that the change was needed to clarify the code and noted other parts of the amendment that would raise the number of unrelated tenants allowed in a single-family house to either four or two plus a family.

Other parts of the amendment would allow small rooming houses, accommodating five to eight unrelated people, in estate and low-density residential zones after going through the conditional use process.

Ultimately, the council sent the issue back to the city's Planning Commission. The commission first recommended the addition in July and, for the most part, reaffirmed its support in January.

Acting city clerk Hannah Hill confirmed that commission members would be on hand for the council's discussion Tuesday. Some commissioners had asked to be allowed to weigh in and explain their support for the definition.

The amendment was among 21 presented at the council's Oct. 27 study session, when it was removed for further consideration, along with proposed changes to rules regarding accessory dwelling units, sometimes also called "mother-in-law cottages" or "tiny homes."

The code changes would allow the units in all residential zones and on lots as small as 7,000 square feet, though maximum size would still be pegged to zoning and lot size. An accessory dwelling unit could take up as much as 10% of a lot without public approval, and an optional addition drafted by staff the October study session would set the maximum size at 900 square feet.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the meeting is being held remotely via Zoom. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Because Tuesday is a study session, there will be no opportunity for public comment.

The meeting will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 16 and streamed through the city's website at The Zoom webinar will be accessible at

Tuesday's agenda packet can be viewed and printed at

Five Prime Therapeutics to Participate in the SVB Leerink 10th Annual Global Healthcare Conference - WV News

Posted: 22 Feb 2021 03:01 PM PST


Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FPRX) today announced that Tom Civik, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Helen Collins, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer are scheduled to participate in a fireside chat at the virtual SVB Leerink 10 th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET / 7:00 a.m. PT.

Live audio webcast of the presentation will be accessible and available for replay from the "Events & Presentations" section of the Company's website at: Five Prime will maintain an archived replay of the webcast on its website for 30 days after the conference.

About Five Prime Therapeutics

Five Prime is a clinical stage biotechnology company relentlessly focused on rewriting cancer. By tackling the tough scientific questions and untapped pathways, we aim to offer new hope by developing novel, breakthrough therapies that have potential to alter the course of disease in cancers with few treatment options. This vision is what defines us and guides our research, clinical development and partnerships. To build a better tomorrow for people with cancer, we are teaming up with patients, physicians, scientists, and industry partners to make a meaningful difference in patients' lives. Five Prime collaborates with leading global pharmaceutical companies and has therapies in pre-clinical and clinical development. For more information, please visit

Source: Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.

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David Bowie defines what it means to be an artist - Far Out Magazine

Posted: 22 Feb 2021 11:00 AM PST

"All culture is extra," explains David Bowie, "We should just be content with picking nuts… not mine, I might add!" Culture may well be an extra, but it is an extra that often steals the lead role. Through culture, humanity's narrative is traced and preserved; as Frida Kahlo once said, "I paint flowers so they will not die." The inexorable impact that Bowie made on contemporary culture is absolutely undeniable.

So much so, that it is possible to argue that Bowie shaped the modern world we live in (and this can't be held against him) to an extent, something that very few others have achieved. As one of his great literary inspirations, William S. Burroughs put it, "Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact."

Bowie is one of those people who could only ever be an artist. It seems simply unthinkable to imagine him in any other guise. To picture the Starman in a more socially conventional vocation is an act in meddling with the impossible, like trying to think up a new colour. If Bowie showed up to fix your internet, spouting off drivel about negotiating with the cyber fairies to suck some internet right out of the stratosphere, then you'd most likely sense some surreal rouse was on the cards. His views on the inner constitution of an artist, therefore, are perhaps all the more noteworthy.

In 1998 Bowie sat down with renowned interviewer Charlie Rose and discussed precisely what he believed makes an artist tick and what defines that artist.

Bowie had always painted alongside his creative projects as a way of "working through musical problems by painting them out," but for a long time had been very coy about documenting his work. However, around the time of the interview, he had launched a website displaying many of his best pieces.

Bowie described painting as a process that was all about "finishing it so I can get on to something else. I can't really say I enjoy the process," he added in a typically humorous fashion, "It's not like sex."

When pressed on exactly what he thought makes an artist want to create, Bowie mused: "I've often wondered if being an artist in any way, any nature, is often a sign of a social (sic) dysfunctionalism anyway."

He elucidated this point which places the artist as an outsider even further by adding, "It's an extraordinary thing to want to do, to express yourself in such rarified terms. I think its a looney thing to want to do."

Art, Bowie concludes, displays "the irrational side of man." If that is the case, Bowie, being one of the most profuse creative forces of modern times, must be one of the most gloriously irrational people of all time. Such was his love for art – a chunk of his private collection fetched around £33 million in 2016 following his death – I'm quite sure that is a tag he would have adored.

You can see the discussion in full in the video, below.


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