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Today is the International Day for Tolerance

Today is the International Day for Tolerance, according to www.daysoftheyear.com

The UN introduced The International Day for Tolerance in 1996. This day was created to encourage mindfulness and faith in human rights.

The belief is that everyone has a right to their expression, religion, and their conscience without fear of bias or ridicule. In addition, celebration of this occasion teaches that a persons racial or religious background is inconsequential to the potential for tolerance and friendship between them.

The UN defines tolerance as respect, appreciate and acceptance of the diversity of the world’s cultures and all the ways that we are human. It supports the notion that humanity has the right to live in peace.

The International Day for Tolerance supports the notion that education is a key factor in preventing intolerance across the human race.  On this day, we are encouraged by the UN to educate and learn how to practice solidarity between ethnic, social and cultural groups.

Today is World Freedom Day!

In many parts of the world, freedom is something that is taken for granted—the freedom to choose any religion we want (or no religion at all), the freedom to be in a relationship with the person we love, the freedom to travel…the list goes on. Unfortunately, there are many, many places in the world where these freedoms are not available to most people, who are forced to live empty, unfulfilling lives so the rulers of their countries don’t have them thrown in jail or worse.

If you don’t know what it means to be afraid to voice your opinion, then you can consider yourself very lucky to live in a place where liberty is a priority as well as a basic human right. And like all good things, liberty should be celebrated, and that’s what World Freedom Day is all about.

The World Freedom Day is a federal observance commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. The day commemorates the end of communism in Eastern and Central Europe. It was created to celebrate the reunification of loved ones separated by the Iron Curtain and differing ideologies, and ultimately serves to acknowledge that the resolve of the masses can shift boundaries, break unfavorable resolutions and ultimately determine the type of leadership they desire so as to live is a freer, more fair society. Let’s each take a moment today to celebrate our own freedoms!

Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon, this Saturday

This Saturday, November 4, 2017, the Portland Art Museum is sponsoring “Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon” from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm. General Admission is $25, $20 for Museum members. Craft beers from 18 different craft breweries will be paired with 18 Oregon landscape artworks from around the state.

A commemorative glass and 10 tasting tokens are included in the cost of admission. Additional beer/cider tasting tokens can be purchased for $2 apiece. The Portland Art Museum is located at 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205. This should be a great time to taste a variety of excellent craft beers and to enjoy original works from several great artists!

Today is International Artists Day!

Today is International Artists Day! According to daysoftheyear.com, International Artists Day was founded by Chris MacClure, a Canadian artist who specializes in the style known as ‘Romantic Realism’. He created this day to bring recognition to the world of art, and to celebrate all the ways that artists express their own special view to life.

The first records of our world were captured in paintings, sculptures, and music that helps us  to understand our history.International Artists Day also honors current creative souls who will leave a record for the future that can’t be captured in history books. The anguish and joy of the human soul is portrayed through the haunting tones of a melody, violence and fury caught in a photograph, or the serene gaze of a statue staring off into eternity.

Help celebrate all forms of art today and our collective creative spirit!

 

Today is Beer and Pizza Day!!

According to days of the year.com (http://www.daysoftheyear.com), the history of Beer and Pizza Day is the history of two amazing substances that traveled the long and winding roads of culinary antiquity to ultimately come together on our tables and hearts.

Beer is the oldest alcoholic beverage known to man, and has occupied an important part of our culinary past as both a liquid food source as well safe way of imbibing water. With all the diseases that occupied water and no knowledge of where their illnesses came from, it’s hardly surprising that, historically, beer was considered one of the safest drinks around! The Ancient Egyptians included beer in every level of their food chain, and it was a favorite drink of the slaves building the pyramids as it gave them calories and protein needed to make it through the hard work days.

Pizza, on the other hand, heralds back to 997 AD in Gaeta, Italy, though of course it didn’t have any tomato sauce on it. Tomatoes didn’t come to Europe until the discovery of the New World, and when Italians discovered tomatoes they pretty much never looked back! The first place it went? Their favored food, Pizza! Finally, after thousands of years, these two amazing things came together to be celebrates in Beer and Pizza Day!

Pizza is amazing and comes in a huge variety of flavors. Some pizza places even have specialty beers they use to pair with pizza. Believe it or not, there’s even a bottled version of this holiday, it’s called Pizza Beer!! Enjoy this day and its historical origins!

Today is International Rabbit Day!

International Rabbit Day promotes protection and care of rabbits both domestic and wild. There are many ways rabbits bring joy to our lives, and also there are many ways in which they are harmed, by hunting, eating, medical experimentation, product testing, fur-farming, etc.

An advocacy group, the House Rabbit Society, states all rabbits are “valuable as individuals, regardless of breed purity, temperament, state of health, or relationship to humans… Domestic rabbits are companion animals and should be afforded at least the same individual rights, level of care, and opportunity for longevity as commonly afforded to dogs and cats who live as human companions.”

Mini-Lop Bunny (shown above) can be purchased by going to the Endangered Species and More category under Shop Our Art, clicking on the Mini-Lop Bunny image then proceeding through checkout.

Last Week for Our 20% Off Coupon Sale!

This is the last week of our BeerColors™ 20% off coupon sale on all of our art! This sale continues through August 31 only– so there is no time to waste.

All you need to do is locate the art you want to purchase and enter the word ‘Sale’ when asked for the coupon code during the checkout process! It is easy and you will be getting a super value.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and enjoy your BeerColors™ art!!!

Our 20% Coupon Sale Continues through August 31

To help celebrate summer, BeerColors™ is having a 20% off coupon sale on all of our art! This sale continues through August 31 only– so there is no time to waste.

All you need to do is locate the art you want to purchase and enter the word ‘Sale’ when asked for the coupon code during the checkout process! It is easy and you will be getting a super value.

Enjoy summer and enjoy your BeerColors™ art!!!

BeerColors™ Art at Aurora Colony Days Art Show This Weekend

BeerColors™ art will be shown this weekend at the Aurora Colony Days Art Show this weekend, beginning the evening of Friday, August 11 through the afternoon of Sunday, August 13. The location is at the Christ Lutheran Church, 15029 2nd Street, Aurora, Oregon.

Traditionally, this art show is well attended and upwards of 100 artists provide their work for display and sale. This will be the third consecutive year BeerColors™ artist, Ron Pomeroy, has participated. Among the works he will have on display will be Nappy Time (shown above) which was created using a Full Sail LTD limited edition lager from Full Sail Brewing Company in Hood River, Oregon.

Drop by if you can and enjoy this fine art show!

Today is International Cat Day!

According to http://www.daysoftheyear.com ,International Cat Day was established in 2002 by IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, among other animal rights groups, to celebrate the most popular pet on the planet, the cat.

There are an estimated 500 million cats across the world, which means that most every extended family is bound to have an aunt with more kittens than former husbands. That’s great, because owning a cat has been shown to improve mental health and to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. So when it’s raining cats and dogs outside, there are enough cats that you can cuddle with, any black, ginger, Persian, Siamese, Burmese, Bengal, Shorthair, Munchkin, Balinese, RagaMuffin or any other cat of your choosing.

So roll out the red carpet and the catnip for your furry feline friend, because International Cat Day is the one day of the year when black cats bring good luck and even ‘cat eye’ sunglasses match your entire wardrobe. You can also buy Two Cats (shown above) by going to the Modern and Abstract category under Shop Our Art and following the prompts after clicking on the Two Cats image.