September 4, 2001
Volume #10 No. #33
Judy Malloy, Editor
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Christine Vincent was formerly Deputy Director of Media, Arts and Culture in the Ford Foundation's Education, Media, Arts and Culture program in New York City. According to the HANNIBAL (MO) COURIER-POST, she has also been the founding Executive Director for Missouri Citizens for the Arts, as well as principal in Community & Cultural Resource Development, a consulting firm which worked with foundations and public agencies to develop interdisciplinary programs linking culture and community development.
MECA's new President -- who is currently leading a project among a national consortium of foundations to study the support systems available to independent U.S. artists-- noted to the Maine Times that one thing which surprised the researchers was "the crucial role that art schools play as a piece of infrastructure in cities where there are vibrant communities of artists - long after the artists have graduated - as a source of possible employment, professional development, all sorts of things. In cities [with] vibrant artists' communities that had a positive economic and visibility impact on that city, the primary factor for an artist to locate himself in that community was having graduated from a local arts college."
Located at the center of Portland Maine's downtown Arts district, MECA, offers a BFA degree program with nine studio majors as well as an MFA degree program. The school's Institute of Contemporary Art exhibits challenging and International contemporary art year-round and presents the annual MECA faculty and senior thesis exhibitions.
"A new chapter begins as Christine Vincent steps into the presidency"
MAINE TIMES -- http://www.mainetimes.com/archive/053101/artspage.htm
May 31- June 6, 2001
"Former Hannibal resident elected Maine College of Art's
HANNIBAL COURIER-POST -- http://www.hannibal.net/stories/041701/bus_0417010029.html
April 17, 2001
MAINE COLLEGE OF ART (MECA) -- http://www.meca.edu
SVA-NET will give instructors the ability to send group emails to their classes; offer online discussion sessions; and post online syllabi, course materials, announcements and other class related information.
Additionally each student will have the opportunity to create his or her own world wide presence on the web.
The "virtual campus" is particularly important because the SVA campus isn't physically integrated, SVA Director of Communication Adam Eisenstat emphasized -- noting that SVA doesn't have typical college campus but is spread out in a number of buildings in New York City.
Services now available through SVA-NET include: access to campus e-mail from any computer with Internet access; distance learning tools for courses; Chat features; the ability to check class schedules and grades online; campus news and event schedules; access to forms, databases, directories and online research tools; the capacity for students to create a personalized page where they can receive daily updates on news and other items that interest them; and promotion of student and faculty exhibitions and achievements.
"SVA-NET bridges communication between administrative, academic and student aspects. It changes the whole landscape at the school," Adam Eisenstat told Arts Wire. "The system meets the changing needs of the SVA campus where technology is an integral part of the film and photograph departments, which have both recently upgraded, and, of course, digital arts. Photography and film are more than ever dependent on technology, and our facilities are meeting that need. SVA-NET is the conduit which ties a lot of this together."
Chaired by Charles Traub, SVA's Photography & Related Media department has an extensive faculty roster, including, among others, Judith Barry, Harry Bowers, Sarah Charlesworth, Jeremy Dawson, Perry Hoberman, Duane Michals, Paola Mieli, Shelley E. Rice, Carol Squiers, Grahame Weinbren, Brooks Williams, and Bonnie Yochelson. This summer the entire Photography Department was reconstructed and equipped with new darkrooms, shooting studios, and a state-of-the-art facility for digital imaging.
Among courses which the Photography Department will offer this academic year, in addition to fundamentals, are a "Sexuality and Representation Seminar"; a course on the modalities of video practice; a course on photographic book as a tool for visual communication; and a course on the cultural impact of ideas of and from technology.
A web design course will give students an understanding of the fundamentals of creative Web site building and enable them to continue learning how to use the resources available on the Web. Subjects covered will include: HTML basics, HTML editors and editors for graphic production and compression; and multimedia options for animation, video and audio.
"In the new medium of the World Wide Web, content, design and interactivity are intertwined; words, pictures and code are inseparable. Skilled designers must understand all of the disciplines involved in Web publishing," the syllabus states.
THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS (SVA) -
In January, a new residence hall, a 22-story building at 215 East 23rd Street, right next door to its main building, will open (with T1 lines) for SVA students. Along with sweeping, views of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, and the East River; balconies and even greenhouses, students will have continual network and cable connections.
THE NEW YORK DIGITAL SALON --
Curated by digital artist/musician Bruce Wands, Chair of the SVA MFA Computer Art Department, Director of Computer Education at SVA and Director of The New York Digital Salon, THE NEW YORK DIGITAL SALON SELECTED WORKS -- through September 8 at the Corning Gallery -- is currently presenting some of the best works of computer art selected by the juries of the last eight Salons, including interactive installations, digitally animated films, CD-ROMS, web sites, sculptures, and digital prints. The Corning Gallery is located at Steuben, 667 Madison Avenue at 61st Street.
SVA-NET -- http://pipeline.schoolofvisualarts.edu/cp/home/loginf
CAMPUS PIPELINE -- http://www.campuspipeline.com/index.php
Intranet solutions at other campuses range from in house produced intranets to AIRPORT WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY -- http://www.apple.com/airport/classroom.html
DesignWorks Director Pamela Arnold, faculty, Design Division, emphasizes the importance of the student involvement in and the College's support of this "beautiful new studio, ready for student teams to begin client-based projects." Students who worked on the new studio include: Katy Wood, BFA '01; (concept development) Brad Randall, BFA '01; (furniture and lighting design and production); Michael Thornton, BFA '99; (furniture design and installation); and Alejandro Quinto, BFA '01, Aram Armstrong, BFA '01, and Peter Ty, BFA '01, of the Nihoa Collective. (identity development)
DesignWorks is an in-house studio and an academic program that offers professional, real-world work experiences to BFA and MFA candidates. Students are paid a wage and receive internship credits during their tenure. The studio works with non-profit and for-profit clients in the Twin Cities business communities. Projects reflect the interests and abilities of MCAD's students, including: web site design, logo, brochure, book, poster, package and system development, branding, marketing and product promotion.
For instance, DesignWorks designed the first issue of WATER-STONE, an anthology of new and emerging writers. A graduate writing class at Hamline University and writer and professor Mary Rockcastle selected the contents. The project is an art book, part literary magazine, with the content reflected in the book's design.
The studio also designed the website for 2 Heads Communications, producing a site which shows the owners' creative approaches and also served as an online journal for their sabbatical trip around the Pacific Rim.
Founded in 1886, MCAD, offers Bachelor of Science: Visualization; Bachelor of Fine Arts in 14 majors; a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies; and a one-year Post Baccalaureate certificate program.
MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (MCAD) -- http://www.mcad.edu
MCAD DESIGNWORKS -- http://www.mcad.edu/studentLife/designWorks/students.html
Horton is an adjunct professor at CCAC and has been a lecturer at UC Berkeley. He is also the founder of 3A Garage Architecture, a fine arts gallery devoted to architectural art. Mark Horton/Architecture's projects include the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center and Housing Project in San Francisco, and the Bluxome Street Live/Work project.
"We view this building as an architectural gateway to CCAC's historic campus," he comments on the design on the CCAC website. "It's a building that communicates our client's interest in, and understanding of, contemporary architecture. The building also functions on a civic level, providing a transition between the commercial and retail nature of Broadway and the single-family residential character of the Rockridge neighborhood."
The entrance to the new student residence, which is located at the intersection of Broadway, Broadway Terrace, and Clifton Street in Rockridge, is across from CCAC's glass and sculpture studios. The residence is composed of adjoining buildings -- a long rectangular structure which will house the student bedrooms and the garage, and a smaller round building, which opens onto an outdoor terrace and which will incorporate common-use areas such as the lounge and eating area. Occupancy is slated for fall 2002
The California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC) was founded in 1907 in Oakland by Frederick Meyer to provide an education for artists and designers which would integrate both theory and practice in the arts. In 1996 the College opened a new permanent San Francisco campus to house the Schools of Architectural Studies and Design. The 120,000-square-foot facility was completed in 1999 with the opening of Carroll Weisel Hall, providing much-needed classroom, studio, exhibition, and administrative space, as well as individual graduate studios.
"Today, more than ever before, architects are called upon to navigate complex and rapidly shifting cultural, technological, economic, social, and political landscapes," the Architectural Studies Program states. "Our goal is to prepare and empower you to apply precise and critical architectural approaches in diverse and unpredictable situations. You'll develop an integral understanding of the urban environment-historically and theoretically-and then respond by producing buildings, spaces, and objects that communicate values, cultures, and ideologies."
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND CRAFTS (CCAC) -- http://www.ccac-art.edu
MARK HORTON/ARCHITECTURE -- http://www.mh-a.com/
THE CCAC Project -- http://www.mh-a.com/pages/projects/ccac.html
Diane Wintroub Calmenson
"The Wall of Academia
Here's a place that makes kids think." http://www.isdesignet.com/Magazine/Oct'97/Install_LittleSchool.html
In this article about The Little School in San Francisco, CA, which designed by Mark Horton/Architecture, Horton is quoted as saying: "All of these elements leave open the possibility of tremendous fantasizing on the part of the children. As an object, the wall can become a spaceship or forest. The wall as a divider becomes a dense mountain range or narrow garden, and as a space to be occupied, it becomes a bear cave or ocean liner. We intentionally made the wall abstract in order not to interfere with the children's imaginations. For example, there aren't any turrets or trompe l'oeil of bricks and stones to make a child think, 'Oh, it's a castle.' The wall can be whatever a child wants it to be and that can change from day to day."
"New York's exceptionally vibrant dance scene attracts many of our graduates," explains Cristyne Lawson, dean of CalArts School of Dance and artistic director of the project. "Our aim is establish a series that celebrates the work of these alumni and places it in the greater context of CalArts' influence on dance on the East Coast and vice versa."
Featured will be choreography by primarily New York-based CalArts alumni Karl Anderson; Jamie Bishton; Rikky George, Anthony Gongora; Dawn Stoppiello; Lisa Townsend; and Kate Weare. Also included are Cambridge, MA-based choreographer Debrea Bluth and LA-based Francesca Penzani.
Highlighted will be Donald Byrd, who served on the CalArts School of Dance faculty for six years. His company, Donald Byrd/The Group will perform a work-in-progress at both concerts.
Donald Byrd started his company Donald Byrd/The Group, in Los Angeles in 1978, moving it to New York City in 1983. He has created over eighty works for his own company, including PRODIGAL, THE MINSTREL SHOW, DRASTIC CUTS, THE BEAST, THE HARLEM NUTCRACKER, STILL, JAZZTRAIN AND IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT: DUKE ELLINGTON and ALLEGED DANCES. Donald Byrd is currently an associate artist at the Yale Repertory Theater and serves on the Board of Trustees for Dance Theater Workshop.
"The School of Dance focuses on dance as a fine art. We provide an atmosphere where innovation can take place, free from commercial considerations and constraints," Dean Cristyne Lawson, states on the CalArts website. "In the School of Dance, we have developed a program that enables the serious dance student to gain and master the tools necessary to function as an independent artist in today's society. At the core of the philosophy is an extensive, professionally oriented training program which develops in each student a strong technical base in both modern and ballet techniques, individual choreographic training (which allows students to develop their own creative voice) and the very necessary information for theatrical production and design...."
CalArts Dances Downtown will take place September 20 and September 22 at St. Marks Church in-the Bowery, 131 East 10th Street and 2nd Avenue. Admission is $15 adults, $12 students/seniors. Call 212-674-8194 for ticketing information. CALARTS WEBSITE - http://www.calarts.edu
As part of The Brooklyn Academy of Music's (BAM) increasing activities in new media, the BAM website is hosting online interactive documentaries which explore and offer insights into the ideological foundation and creation of work presented on stage at BAM.
In conjunction with the production of TREE: Part 2 of THE GEOGRAPHY TRILOGY during BAM's 2000 NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL, BAM New Media created an interactive dialogue exploring the work of choreographer Ralph Lemon.
With web work by Vivian Selbo and Carl Skelton, and concept and project direction by Wayne Ashley, BAM Manager of New Media, RALPH LEMON: BEFORE & AFTER GEOGRAPHY -- http://www.bam.org/tree -- incorporates elements of the group's creative process in a website which -- utilizing the "traces" of pre-performance research and rehearsals, dramaturgical notes, video documentation, and journals -- choreographs these elements in a web work. The work can be explored in an intuitive, implicitly hypertextual manner while at the same time, it presents a unified vision.
Ralph Lemon's travel journals, rehearsal notes, documentation videos, photographs, (including performance stills by T. Charles Erickson) and audio (sound score by James Lo) surrounding the work's creation and performance are accessed through a primary interface page on which a group photograph of the cast click-dissolves to animated head shots which link to information paths, each of which centers on an individual performer.
For instance a part of the work entered via Asako Takami, leads to rehearsal photos and an accompanying audio of rehearsal documentation ("...Now, now don't get stuck. Don't get stuck. Just take a part of it. OK, don't think about three parts. Just take a part of it and just work on that...") Another path in this segment leads to "Japanese Earthquake Testimony": "....A red brick building swung and crumbled like a wooden toy house. I did not know what to do, and just looked at people's agitated faces. Soon, I wondered if our train might fall into the river. I was scared, because I could not swim."
A part of the work entered via Carlos Funn, leads among other paths, to a white silhouetted animation of the dancer moving on a black background -- under which a text moves slowly so that only parts of it are visible and it is difficult to capture its entirety. In part it reads: "... It's hard to define exactly who I am. When I asked Ralph what he meant by 'falling apart'... It seems like you have to fall apart some way to get back together. In a way, you've got to give yourself a certain definition for others, to find out who you are, instead of leaping high and being satisfied with what's right in front of you. So I guess I continue to fall apart, to see how I can stack things back up."
The site requires Macromedia Shockwave player.
THE VISUAL ARTS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Hosted by Smith College Museum of Art, THE VISUAL ARTS IN THE DIGITAL AGE, will address the impact of today's technology on every aspect of art -- from creation to dissemination.
David A. Ross, Director, former director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, will give the keynote address: WHAT'S MY JOB? ARTISTS AND MUSEUMS IN THE (POST) MECHANICAL AGE
Among other presentations will be:
Jeremy Blake, Digital Artist, New York: MODLANG
Dana Leibsohn, Associate Professor of Art, Smith College: STREAMING IMAGES, TEACHING TECHNOLOGIES
Lawrence Rinder, Curator of Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York: DIGITAL AGE, DIGITAL ART
Jennifer Trant, Executive Director, Art Museum Image Consortium, Pittsburgh: THE WEB OF COLLABORATION: NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Sara Tucker, Director of Digital Media, DIA Center, New York RE-SITING: HOW THE WEB RELATES TO DIA'S MISSION AS AN INSTITUTION
The Visual Arts in the Digital Age is open to the public. However, seating is limited and reservations are requested by September 10.
To register, visit http://www.smith.edu/art-museum/symposium or contact Eva Fierst, 413-585-2777 or email@example.com
This event is made possible through support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TECHNOLOGY AND THE ORCHESTRA
Orchestra Tech -- the American Composers Orchestra's (ACO) multi-year initiative to explore and encourage the integration of technology into the modern orchestra and to stimulate the development of new symphonic music using new media and digital technology -- launches in 2001 with a National Conference on Technology and the Orchestra. The conference will provide a platform to demonstrate working concepts; exchange ideas; present new musical works; explore state-of-the-art technology and ideas employing technology; and examine future uses of technology in composition and live performance.
At the core of this national and international gathering are 25 composers, scientists and music researchers known for pioneering and inventive work with media and music who participate as panelists, resident-composers and specialists, lecturing, demonstrating their work, participating in dialogue and sharing in composer-to-composer exchanges, and in symposia with general audience.
Composer/music-technology innovator Tod Machover of the MIT Media Lab will convene the Conference and, as Music Alive Composer-in-Residence, serves as its Artistic Advisor.
Participants include Mark Applebaum, Stanford University; Edmund Campion, University of California, Berkeley; Ricardo Dal Farra, Buenos Aires Conservatory, Argentina; Mario Davidovsky/Harvard University; David Felder, State University of New York, Buffalo; Joshua Fineberg/IRCAM & Harvard University; Elliott Goldenthal, New York; Matthias Gohl, New York; Golan Levin, New York; George Lewis, University of California, San Diego; Steven Mackey, Princeton University; James Mobberly, University of Missouri, Kansas City; Tristan Murail/Columbia University & IRCAM; John Oswald, University of Toronto, Canada; Roger Reynolds/University of California, San Diego; Steve Reichm New York; Mathew Rosenblum/University of Pittsburgh; Rand Steiger, University of California, San Diego & California EAR Unit; Morton Subotnick, California Institute for the Arts; Randall Woolf, New York; Mark Wingate, University of Texas, Austin; among others.
The conference opens with a chamber orchestra concert by American Composers Orchestra at Miller Theater at Columbia University -- featuring music by electronics pioneer Otto Luening, as well as more recent works by Randall Woolf and John Oswald, highlighting electronic sampling techniques.
Among other conference highlights will be
The conference culminates on October 14 with a performance of American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. This concert focuses on multimedia, live electronic manipulation, and interactivity, while providing a historical perspective. One of the earliest works for orchestra and electronics, Edgar Varese's DESERTS will be performed with a new video created by media artist (and former composer) Bill Viola. Morton Subotnick's BEFORE THE BUTTERFLY, a work from 1976 is being updated to today's digital technology. Its focus is the use of microphone pickups spread around the orchestra, as a controlling device manipulating the orchestra's balances. Tristan Murail's LE PARTAGE DES EAUX, a work that employs spectral analysis for live electronic accompaniment to the orchestra, will receive its U.S. premiere. Finally, Tod Machover's FIREBALL commissioned especially for this event, will introduce many of the new electronic hyper-instruments that the composer is creating for a performance and educational project entitled THE TOY SYMPHONY.
For details, visit: http://www.orchestratech.org/
MICHAEL CHABON - October 2, 2001
DIONNE BRAND - November 6, 2001
RENEE SWINDLE - November 13, 2001
For complete information, visit http://www.mills.edu
FACULTY SABBATICAL EXHIBITION
An exhibition at the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) features work by faculty at the School returning from their sabbatical leave.
The Exhibition includes the work of Sally Alatalo, Associate Professor, printmaking, whose current artists books and performance work explore the role of artist-reader interrelationships in genre fiction; and Susanna Coffey, Professor, painting and drawing, whose self portraits explore permeations of female identity. Steve Waldeck, Professor, art and technology and Shawn Decker, Associate Professor, art and technology have created a collaborative work.
Other artists in the exhibition are Park Chambers, Professor, fiber and material studies; Frank DeBose, Associate Professor, visual communication; Helen B. O'Rourke, Associate Professor, fiber and material studies; Chris Sullivan, Professor, film, video, and new media; Roxie Tremonto, Professor, painting and drawing; Joan Truckenbrod, Professor, art and technology; and Greg Mowery, instructor, art and technology.
Sally Alatalo will perform as the romance novelist Anita M-28 on September 6 - 6:00 PM in the Betty Rymer Gallery.
For details, visit - http://www.artic.edu/saic/art/galleries/brsched.html#facultysabb
Deadline: September 1 to October 1, 2001 - THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PRESS announces the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. Each prize, consisting of a $1,000 cash award and publication by UW Press, is awarded annually to the two best book-length manuscripts of original poetry submitted in an open competition. There are no restrictions on the kind of poetry or subject matter, although translations are not acceptable. Manuscripts received before September 1st or after October 1st will be returned unread. All submissions should be 50-80 manuscript pages in length. The manuscript must be previously unpublished in book form. Poems published in journals, chapbooks, and anthologies may be included but must be acknowledged. There is a $20 reading fee per manuscript. For more information, contact: Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prizes, UW Press Series Editor, Department of English, 600 North Park St., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706; or visit http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress
Deadline: Ongoing: THE THOUSAND WORDS is an independent production and finance company devoted to creating innovative and engaging entertainment. The Thousand Words Finishing Fund is designed to work together with emerging filmmakers to create intelligent, innovative, and challenging film. The fund is available for a variety of resources such as editing, sound mixing, music rights, etc. Feature films, documentaries, animation, and works-in-progress may be submitted. Screenplays only are not accepted. If you wish to submit a screenplay, please contact Thousand Words' development department. Thousand Words, 601 West 26th St., 11th fl, New York, NY 10001; phone (212) 331-8900; fax (212) 343-2134; or visit http://www.thousand-words.com
As part of its efforts to invest in projects that promote and use design to make communities across the nation more livable, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will make a limited number of grants for design competitions to stimulate excellence in design in the public realm. The initiative is intended to bring institutions from across the country together with the best design talent, to raise the expectations and aspirations for public work, and to increase popular awareness of the importance of design in daily life.
This year, there is a special focus on competitions for the design of schools with funding of up to ten projects at $75,000 each. Ten additional design competitions for projects with the potential for significant impact on the public realm, especially those for institutional buildings, nonprofit housing, and public space, will receive up to $50,000 each.
The Endowment will consider competitions for projects in areas of design that include: Architecture; Urban planning; Industrial design; Landscape architecture. Interdisciplinary design teams are encouraged. Projects may include, but are not limited to, competitions for schools, museums, performing arts spaces, municipal buildings, parks, waterfronts, bridges, highway rights-of-way, public housing, emergency service vehicles, innovative building technologies, transportation facilities, or large-scale master plans. Projects should be of a scope and scale that are of national significance and that offer possible approaches. Organizations interested in applying must submit a letter of interest that must be received (not postmarked) at the Arts Endowment no later than 5:30 PM Eastern Time, on January 11, 2002. For details, visit http://www.arts.gov/guide/NPW02.html
"' This will kill that. The book will kill the building.' - Victor Hugo
A constant, reciprocal translation occurs between our experience of the physical world and its expression in words. These translations elucidate or obscure 'meaning,' reveal or conceal hidden intentions, or produce new interpretations.
Victor Hugo implies that the role of architecture prior to the printed word was as a text, to be 'read.' Now, however, we 'read' buildings through multiple layers of texts and narratives both inherent to, and outside of, the designer's initial intent.
What then is a 'reading'? What issues of interpretation are at stake?"
THRESHOLDS, a series of critical journals of visual culture produced by editors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Architecture, is calling for Submissions for:
Journal #21 "READINGS"
Katherine Wheeler Borum, editor
"How do these readings impact issues of perception, memory, history, myth, and silence in relation to the buildings themselves?
How has the influx of interdisciplinary and multi-cultural investigations impacted the reading of architecture and the city?"
And they invite critical perspectives which explore this process in a variety of media including essays, artistic explorations, historical analyses, theses, and other projects or works.
Due: October 25, 2000
For details, visit http://architecture.mit.edu/thresholds/cfp21.htm
SAVANNAH, GA.- HBO Films has created the annual HBO Best Student Film Award and cash prize of $5,000 for the SAVANNAH FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL, October 27 -November 3, 2001. The festival is hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design. (SCAD)
The HBO Best Student Film Award will be presented by HBO Films president, Colin Callender, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:00 PM at SCAD's Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Two-time Academy-award winner Jane Fonda will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the college on October 29, as another highlight of the festival.
The SCAD video/film curriculum explores aesthetic and theoretical factors at all stages of the production process, while giving students a strong technical background. Students have access to equipment that may be found in major production and postproduction companies, and they work in the creative atmosphere of a video/film studio. Close links between the college's video/film, computer art and media and performing arts departments enable students to tailor a program to fit their individual career goals. An innovative component of the video/film program is the minor offered in sound design, an essential aspect of production.
SAVANNAH FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL --
The student deadline has been extended to September 15, 2001. Entry fee for students - $20 -- Entry details are available at http://www.savannahfilmfestival.com/splitd.htm
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN -- http://www.scad.edu
Details about these and other opportunities are available on Arts
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Deadline: October 1, 20001, Fiction, Creative Confiction and Poetry, ALLIGATOR JUNIPER LITERARY MAGAZINE, PRESCOTT COLLEGE, AZ
Deadline: October 31, 2001, Performing Arts/Emerging Fields, CREATIVE CAPITAL
Deadlines: November 2, 9 and 16, 2001, Artists Working Creatively with Sound; Artists/Artist Teams - new works that include sound for New Media Gallery; Writers -- presentation of their work through radio and the Internet, JACK STRAW RESIDENCIES, THE ARTIST SUPPORT PROGRAM, GALLERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM AND WRITERS PROGRAM, SEATTLE, WA
Deadline: January 4, 2002, (extended) Public Artists, CIVIL RIGHTS MEMORIAL, The University of Mississippi
Deadline: ongoing, Installation, Video, Audio Projects, Performance, Dance, Theater, Poetry, Music, individual and group exhibitions, ART IN GENERAL, NYC
Details about these and other jobs are available on Arts Wire's Web Site at http://www.artswire.org/current/jobs.html To submit jobs to ARTS WIRE CURRENT JOBS, send email to email@example.com EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Alliance of Artists' Communities, (Providence, RI)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STREB, (New York, NY)
DANCE FACULTY, Dance History/Theory - non-Western cultures, Duke University, (Durham, NC)
OPERATIONS MANAGER, Mobius, (Boston, MA)
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, (Saint Paul, Minnesota)
PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY DIRECTOR, FiftyCrows Foundation, (San Francisco, CA)
ART DIRECTOR, CalArts Office of Advancement and External Affairs, (Valencia, CA)
PROGRAM OFFICER, Arts and Culture Grantmaking, The William Penn Foundation, (Philadelphia, PA)
THEATER DIRECTOR, (part-time) Circles of Girls, Arts in Progress, (Boston, MA)
VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR, MediaWorks/PRO, Arts Council for Chautauqua County, (Jamestown, NY)
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION, ORGANIZATION, The Choral Arts Society of Washington, (Washington, DC)
ACTOR/DANCER, (part-time) The Chinese Folk Dance Company, (New York City, NY)
LIBRARY ASSISTANT, Whitney Museum of American Art, (New York City, NY)
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, (Pittsburgh, PA)
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, (classical theatre) (New York City, NY)
ASSISTANT OPERATIONS MANAGER / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, (Evanston, IL)
MARKETING/OUTREACH COORDINATOR, (part-time), Chinese Folk Dance Company, (New York City, NY)
BUSINESS MANAGER, Bodanna Inc., (New York City, NY)
SPONSORSHIP MARKETING, 92nd Street Y, (New York City, NY)
ACCOUNTING MANAGER, Asian Art Museum, (San Francisco, SF)
GRAPHIC DESIGNER ASSISTANT, The Detroit Institute of Arts, (Detroit, MI)
COMPUTER LAB ASSISTANT, (public access TV station)(Brooklyn, NY)
TEACHING ARTIST, (part-time) Public Schools, (New York/Northern New Jersey area)
FINE ART/CRAFT INSTRUCTORS, Craft Students League/ YWCA, (New York, NY)
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS, Craft Students League, YWCA, (New York City, NY)
TEACHING ARTIST ASSISTANTS, Learning Through Art, (LTA) Guggenheim Museum, (New York City, NY)
JAZZ/TAP/BALLET INSTRUCTOR, (dance facility) (Missoula, Montana)
JAZZ/HIP - HOP TEACHER, The Haifa Ballet Company, (Haifa, Israel)
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TEACHER, The Center for a New Generation
(East Palo Alto, CA)
BOOKKEEPING ASSISTANT, Electronic Arts Intermix, (New York City, NY)
INTERNSHIPS, White Box, (New York City, NY)
ARTS ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP, The Choral Arts Society of Washington, (Washington, DC)
INTERNS, MCC Theater, (New York City, NY)
INTERNSHIPS, Magnet Entertainment, Corp., (New York, NY)
INTERNS, Arts at St. Ann's, (New York)
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"Fifty-six years ago, the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had the unenviable distinction of experiencing first hand the horrors of atomic warfare. Heat rays reaching up to 4000 degrees Celsius burned through the skin and into the tissue below, damaging internal organs. Nearly every building in the cities collapsed due to a shock-wave traveling faster than sound, followed by winds, which reached up to 1000 miles per hour. Intense radiation damaged x-ray film and produced radioactive 'black rain.'"
OBERLIN, OH -- In September, Oberlin College and the cities of Oberlin, Hiroshima and Nagasaki are sponsoring a HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI A-BOMB Exhibition. Photographs, drawings, and artifacts from the 1945 bombings -- including a black-charred lunch box, a watch stopped at 8:15 AM, and roof tiles exposed to thermal rays -- will be on view as part of the exhibition at the Firelands Association of the Visual Arts Gallery in Oberlin's New Union Center for the Arts.
Included in the collection are 48 photo panels depicting the aftermath of the bombings, as well as graphics detailing the current status of nuclear-weapons proliferation. The exhibition was organized by the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki "to convey the reality of the atomic bombings and advocate the abolition of nuclear weapons and lasting world peace," say Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of Hiroshima and Iccho Itoh, Mayor of Nagasaki.
During the exhibition, Nobuto Sugiura, director of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima and Nagasaki city officials and Etsuko Nagano, a representative of the Nagasaki Survivors Association will meet with city and college officials, local residents and Oberlin students in informal gatherings. Afterwards, Nagano will go to the U.N. to talk with officials there about international efforts to abolish nuclear weapons and promote peace.
Oberlin is fortunate to host this exhibit, since these artifacts rarely travel outside Japan and it is a great honor to have Nagasaki survivor Nagano come to Oberlin, Diana Roose, assistant to Oberlin President Nancy S. Dye, emphasized.
In 1980, Roose taped over 40 hours of interviews with the city's A-bomb survivors that were reworked into a play and a slide presentation titled GHOSTS OF HIROSHIMA. The project was sponsored by the newspaper and broadcasting companies of Hiroshima and by Mayor Akiba. Last spring he asked Roose if Oberlin would be interested in hosting the exhibition. Also during last spring, a new course on "Living with the Bomb," co-taught by Ann Sherif, Assistant Professor of Japanese, and Wendy Kozol, Assistant Professor of women's studies, generated interest in the subject.
"Students and others are not taught about this material. This exhibition fills some of the gap," Roose noted. "In high school texts on World War II, you see a mushroom cloud and then the war is over. But these photos take us back 56 years to the reality of nuclear weapons. It's impossible to realize the devastation unless you see it. This is a lesson for the future, so we don't relive the past."
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The HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI A-BOMB will be exhibited September 9 through September 21, at Firelands Association of the Visual Arts (FAVA) Gallery, 39 S. Main St. Oberlin's New Union Center for the Arts.
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