ART5138 was created on October 31, 2015, to enhance the literary opportunities for VISUAL PHENOMENA FINE ART & DESIGN STUDIO through an online presentation as a blog. To that end, this effort. Although enrolled as a Freshman at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ on a full scholarship in September, 1968, as an English Literature/Pre-Law major, I switched majors, and universities to attend Stockton University from 1972 – 1974 and graduated with honors a BFA and a BA – Studies in the Arts – animated and documentary filmmaking and Developmental Psychology. I became certified to teach art and special education in secondary school in both New jersey and in Florida.
In October, 1976, the National Art #Educators Association JOURNAL published a feature artcile written by me on the Necessity for the Arts as a Primary Consideration in the Public School Curriculum. Ten years later, in 1986, I served as a member of President Reagan’s National Taskforce On The Arts & Humanities with Taskforce Chairman William Bennett and Co-Chair Margo Albert (Eddie Albert’s wife and a star in her own right).
My name is Jeffrey Pergament and I am a professional multi-media artist, certified secondary school educator and retired front-line government official. As the days unfold, I will post my creative writing and other creative expressions on this blog.
I also maintain several web sites that present my artwork, my creative services and my autobiographical information. Feel free, please, to visit me at any of the following web addresses:
I also administer another WordPress blog – http://www.visualjeff.wordpress.com which tends toward a more politically angled discussion and artistic expression of Judaism relative to contemporary world affairs.
My YouTube Channel – VISUALJEFF1 – as well as a general entertainment and educational video channel, VISUAL PHENOMENA, have been active on the World Wide Web for some time. One of my recent uploads to VISUALJEFF1 is the following animated fine art and music documentary video (18:29 viewing time), featuring the original songs written by Keith A. Forman, BMI songwriter, bandleader and guitarist for LIQUIDISLAND, and vocals by Gia Warner, Detroit singing, recording and off-camera voice star:
This video came to be after my participation as a “digital influencer” during the Global Oval Summit at the 2016 DNC in Philadelphia, to support the UN campaign to end abuse against all women by 2030. My music video features some of my original paintings and photographs and the original songs (words and music) of Keith A. Forman, BMI songwriter and band leader for LIQUIDISLAND, an original American rock band. The soundtrack songs include BODY AND SPIRIT and YOU PROMISED ME. The songs are repeated throughout the video. All music is used with express permission of Keith A. Forman. All work copyright 2016 by CEI T/A VISUAL PHENOMENA which represents both Jeff Pergament and Keith Forman in this regard.
The next video is a longer, more political animated documentary music video that features popular songs used under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Please note the following: this video contains my original photographs and paintings, as well as other artwork, including “appropriated” edited artwork, and pre-recorded music available online. All rights remain with each respective artist and/or performer. These are the songs used in the order of usage for the soundtrack:
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
Basta – Mama I’m A Criminal
“What is Human Existence?” (Narrative voice-over)
Old time guitar and bass – instrumental
Johann Strauss – Vienna Waltz
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah (again)
Amy Macdonald – This Is The Life
On january 15, 2017 at 9:00 PM EST – 11:30 PM EST, I will be LIVE FROM PRIMOS, PA, continuing where my father, Irv Homer, stopped – with an in-home Internet broadcast program avaiable around the world. I have posted some commentary about this to my social network venues, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. between today and the 15th. of January, I will continue to update all my sites and provide the latest information about cultural affairs, global matters that US gossip news failes to report and will be interviewing different arts and entertainment personalities, as well as associated professionals to bring a cultural variety show to the World Wide Web directly from my living room broadcast studio and my desktop computer area, without interuption or censorship. “Evil Irv” now becomes “LIVE JEFF,” beginning Sunday night, 1/15/2017, at 9 PM; 4 AM in Jerusalem and 2 AM in London.