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Alice Morgan Wright

Alice Morgan Wright was an American sculptor and animal welfare activist. She was one of the first American artists to embrace Futurism. Wright came from an old Albany family, she was a student at St. Agnes School in Albany. A graduate of Smith College, she continued her studies in New York City. Prohibited from attending life studies while attending the Art Students League of New York, Wright watched local boxing and wrestling competitions in order to study the human form. In 1909, she went to Paris, where she attended the Académie Colarossi. In Paris she was a pupil of Injalbert and in New York she studied with Gutzon Borglum, James Earle Fraser and Hermon Atkins MacNeil, she exhibited domestically at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Institute of Philadelphia, her work appeared in Europe at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Salon des Beaux Arts. She was a member of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors as well as a founding member and director of the Society of Independent Artists.

Wright's years back in New York City were fruitful. She won many awards for her work, including the Gutzon Borglum and the Augustus Saint-Gaudens prizes. "The Fist," her best known sculpture, shows the modernist influence of Auguste Rodin. But Wright produced more conventional pieces throughout her career. Betsy Fahlman curated a retrospective exhibit of Wright's work in 1978 at the Albany Institute of History & Art titled Sculpture and Suffrage: The Art and Life of Alice Morgan Wright. Wright's extensive personal papers are open to researchers at the Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College. Wright was a member of the National Sculpture Society, she exhibited two pieces, Wind Figure, a stone carving and Young Faun, a bronze statuette, at the Societies 1923 exhibition. Her abstracted work Medea was shown at the 1929 exhibition. Wright was an ardent suffragist, she helped to bring the charismatic Emmeline Pankhurst to a speaking engagement in Paris and felt inspired to go to London herself to join the suffrage movement there.

With the National Women's Social and Political Union, she participated in militant demonstrations in England. She was incarcerated for two months in London. With other suffragettes, she protested her treatment by participating in a hunger strike, she used smuggled plasteline to model a portrait bust of her fellow prisoner, Pankhurst. Wright continued her suffrage activism after her return to the United States in 1914, she was Recording Secretary of the Woman's Suffrage Party of New York during the winning campaign. In 1921, she helped to create the League of Women Voters of New York State. In 1920, Wright returned to Albany and turned away from art to focus on political activism animal rights. With Edith J. Goode, she founded the National Humane Society renamed The Humane Society of the United States. Wright and Goode were lifetime companions. Goode was born in Springfield and raised in Washington, D. C. Edith attended Sidwell Friends, at that time a small Quaker School attended Smith College where the two women met, together they worked tirelessly for peace and justice.

Goode was a member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and co-founder of the National Woman's Party. Emmeline Pankhurst, Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, Washington, D. C; the Fist, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, N. Y. "Medea," Albany Institute of History and Art "The Trojan Women," Albany Institute of History and Art This article incorporates text from The Woman's Journal, by Woman Citizen Corporation, a publication from 1921 now in the public domain in the United States. Albany Institute of History and Art. "200 Years of Collecting." 1998. Fahlman, Betsy. "Sculpture and Suffrage: The Art and Life of Alice Morgan Wright: Catalogue of the Exhibition at the Albany Institute of History and Art, April 21-June 11, 1978." 1978. "Goode and Wright..." Goode and Wright: Protecting Animals Was a Life and Death Decision: The Humane Society of the United States Prieto, Laura R. At Home in the Studio: The Professionalization of Women Artists in America. 2001. Rubinstein, Charlotte Streifer.

American Women Sculptors. 1990. Media related to Alice Morgan Wright at Wikimedia Commons

Kick (2014 film)

Kick is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film produced and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala under his Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment banner. It is an official remake of the 2009 Telugu film of the same name; the film stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The screenplay was adapted by Chetan Bhagat; the film released on Eid-Ul-Fitr 25 July 2014 in about 5,000 screens worldwide. Shaina Mehra is a psychiatrist living in Poland, her father Brijesh Mehra asks her to meet Himanshu Tyagi. Himanshu and Shaina meet in a train, where Shaina reveals that she had an ex-boyfriend named Devi Lal Singh and talks about her crazy experiences with him. Devi is an intelligent, adventurous man, always looking for a "kick" in his life; when Shaina meets Devi, she is trying to help her friend, elope with her lover, Devi's friend. Devi gets them married in a temple, but helps her mother follow them and reach the temple for "kick". Shaina meets his mother Rati. Devi and Shaina fall in love.

On Shaina's suggestion, Devi accepts a job in a chemical lab, but resigns in a few days suffering from the lack of "kick". Shaina scolds him and Devi breaks up with her and moves away. Himanshu, a police officer, shares his experiences with a thief he hates, because he cannot stop him; the robber, called "Devil", targets the rich people associated with Shiv Gajra, a corrupt businessman, robs them. The robber is none other than Devi; when Himanshu is unsuccessful in catching Devil, Devi contacts Himanshu and refers to him as a partner and insults him by calling him a loser, a clue that Devi gives Himanshu. Shaina, in Poland, spots Devi, who has come there for treatment after losing his memory in an accident. Shaina offers to take him home. Devi is acting about his memory loss, his real plan is to befriend and fool Himanshu and rob Shiv, who will be coming to Poland. Devi enters a charity function and robs Shiv, but Himanshu and Shaina discover Devi's true identity and Devi escapes. Himanshu spots Devi and warns him he will be killed, but Devi says that he will rob a huge party fund on 14 November.

Devi dares Himanshu to kill him on the 14th, otherwise Devi will be standing in front of him on 15 November, he won't be able to do anything. In a flashback, Devi's true intentions and good deeds are revealed by Ratan Lal, he tells Shaina that his son is committing robberies to help poor children who are suffering from diseases. Devi saved; when a doctor tells him that several children are suffering from diseases, he saves them by robbing to get money for their treatments, knowing that it will give a lot of "kick". On 14 November, after fighting Shiv's henchmen, Devi kills Shiv. Himanshu is set up with officers to shoot Devi. 14 November is Children's Day, the sick children are going to pray for Devi, after which Himanshu realizes the robberies were for the kids. On 15 November, Devi joins the police force to catch Devil, he arrives at the police station and stands in front of Himanshu, unable to do anything about the situation, therefore completing his challenge. Himanshu is taken off of the case and it is given to Devi, now a police officer.

Devi thanks Himanshu, saying that he was never against him, but he is against the corrupt system. Salman Khan as Devi Lal Singh / Devil Jacqueline Fernandez as Shaina Mehra Randeep Hooda as ACP Himanshu Tyagi Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Shiv Gajra Mithun Chakraborty as Ratan Lal Singh Archana Puran Singh as Rati Singh Karan Aanand as Anil Sharma Vipin Sharma as Home Minister Pratap Shinde Saurabh Shukla as Brijesh Mehra Kamlesh Gill as Farida Mehra Sanjay Mishra as Inspector Ramavtaar Rathi Rajit Kapur as Dr. Jayant Verma Rocky Verma as Khalid Asgar Sumona Chakravarti as Vidhi Ajmera Kavin Dave as Jiggy Diya Chalwad as Jhumki Sadiq Abbas Rizvi as Raju Nargis Fakhri as special appearance in the song "Yaar Na Miley" Shivansh Kotia as Jhumki's friend Aniket Sharma as Jhumki's friend Producer Sajid Nadiadwala signed A. R. Murugadoss as the director, but he was replaced by Shirish Kunder after Murugadoss was unable to direct the film. Apart from Ileana D'Cruz, who starred in the original 2009 film of the same name, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha, Priyanka Chopra, Angela Jonsson were considered for the female lead.

After much discussions, Jacqueline Fernandez was signed on to act in the film. US-based Abhijat Joshi, who had written the scripts for Munna Bhai M. B. B. S. and Lage Raho Munnabhai was approached to write the script in 2009. Nadiawala wanted the script to be prepared during the release of 3 Idiots, when Joshi had come back to India. Chetan Bhagat wrote the script for the film, based on Vakkantham Vamsi's script; the film was remade in Tamil as Thillalangadi. Nadiadwala and his team visited South Korea in September 2011 at the invitation from the Korea Tourism Organization, he signed an agreement to shoot portions of this project and others in that country; the shooting of the film began on 27 July 2013 in Scotland, where Khan shot a car crash scene and helicopter crash scene in Glasgow. Shooting was done in Delhi; some scenes were shot at the Film City studio in Mumbai. In October 2013, while the shooting was in progress outside the city of Mumbai, the Film Studio Settings & Allied Mazdoor Union asked Sajid to pay them wages for one and a half shifts, which he refused.

The workers stopped shooting for