QUOTE OF THE DAY
Hold our feet, our four that are not fingers.
We so like to be petted. We've been missing
you. We sick, gray, would like a distillation
of all experience we might miss so better
to make the decision. What we're after is
I want a boat-ride. I want
is full of greenery; the difference is the sea
level but how are we to divide. We saw
the hawk perched on the thrush — still flying
however pinioned — and did nothing.
This means that we identified. So who
the hawk and who the thrush. No one wants
to be the hawk but otherwise the equation
would not work. Won't you join us. With you
coming around the stars must necessarily scratch
the sky, meaning we are still, the rest keeps moving.
We'll take the blue from your eyes and give it away
so we are more alike. Hold us first in your way,
with warmth and a certain ambiguity. We'll quiet
then we'll not. We'll speak in the singular.
Frances Justine Post
Frances Justine Post grew up on Sullivan's Island, outside of
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Video Seen: Opera on
NEW: Selected Visions - An Exhibition of Artwork by the 2010
James Watrous Gallery
April 23 - June 13
Reception: April 25/2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: April 30 – Jessica Calderwood
Artist Talk: May 7 – Reginald Baylor
"This exhibition will feature several artworks by each of the seven winners of the 2010 Wisconsin Arts Board Visual Arts Fellowships. New this year is the inclusion of the 2010 Media Fellowship recipient. The result of a highly competitive program, these fellowships honor outstanding
New Work Development Residency
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Through April 30
Exhibiting: Rhonda Bengtson - Dick Hazaert – Ken Marsden
The Wisconsin Arts Board Exhibit Space in the Department of Administration Building was specifically designed to promote the work of
Hello Riders and Friends, the 30th annual ride is fast approaching
"The 30th annual ride is fast approaching. Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 6th, 2010. Do it for you, for them, for us! Why should you ride? Do you love the performing arts? Would you like to see performing arts groups thrive in
Molly Johnson Selected as Premier Exhibiting Artist in the MacArthur Conference Room – Department of Administration Building (In response to a request by Secretary Morgan for Wisconsin artists to exhibit their work)
Through June 30
"Molly Johnson of Denmark, Wisconsin, is a member of both Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the Oil Painters of America. Her formal education included intense study at the
IN THE NEWS
Art City/Mary Louise Schumacher of the Journal Sentinel
"The work of current Art in
Tatiana TrouveBy Francesca Pietropaolo 3/1/10
"In her installations, sculptures and drawings, the Paris-based artist Tatiana Trouvé tackles the uncertain boundaries of fiction and reality, the mental and the physical, and explores notions of time, space and memory. Her breakthrough work was Bureau d'Activités Implicites (Bureau of Implicit Activities), or B.A.I., an open-ended project begun in 1997 and developed over a decade, and which she now considers dormant. Drawing on the often frustrating experiences of establishing herself as a professional artist, she conceived the large-scale installation as a structure in which she might place her accumulated drawings and projects for works as yet unrealized, as well as give some form of visibility to her search for support as an artist. B.A.I. consists of 13 "modules" of various sizes and forms, shown sometimes as a whole and at other times in smaller clusters."
For Photographers, the Image of a Shrinking Path
New York Times
"By the time Matt Eich entered photojournalism school in 2004, the magazine and newspaper business was already declining. But Mr. Eich had been shooting photographs since he was a child, and when he married and had a baby during college, he stuck with photography as a career. "I had to hit the ground running and try to make enough money to keep a roof over our heads," he said. Since graduation in 2008, Mr. Eich, 23, has gotten magazine assignments here and there, but "industrywide, the sentiment now, at least among my peers, is that this is not a sustainable thing," he said. He has been supplementing magazine work with advertising and art projects, in a pastiche of ways to earn a living. "There was a path, and there isn't anymore."
Leonardo or Michelangelo: who is the greatest? Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo – who was the greater artist? A close look at their two masterpieces offers clues – but in fact the truth had already been established in an extraordinary competition
"People are pushing at my back and trying to shove me aside, so they can pose, smiling, in front of the most famous smile in the world. Every photographic device the 21st century can invent, from the slenderest mobile phone to the most phallic telephoto lens, is being raised above the crowd to point at the woman isolated in her glass box. Her twilit painted world is jarred by flashbulbs as if by lightning. This is the Louvre, in March 2010, and there are no prizes for guessing what painting is causing the fuss on this ordinary day. It seems, every time you see the Mona Lisa, crazier. As I cling to the crash barrier to stare as hard as I can, I can't deny it's a bit bizarre to see a painting idolised like a star at a movie premiere. But in truth, this is wonderful. Here is a painting that is five centuries old – a relic from history, some would say. And yet it gets more visitors, from more places, than any modern work of art."
Charles Ryskamp, Director of Morgan and Frick, Dies at 81
New York Times
"Charles Ryskamp, a literary scholar and art collector who was the director of two of
Arts and Creativity in Education
8,000 good ideas coming to Racine Unified
"We didn't realize that the
As Colleges Make Courses Available Free Online, Others Cash In
New York Times
PARIS — "A computer in Logan, Utah, holds syllabus details, lecture notes, problem sets and exams from more than 80 Utah State University courses: but this is no secret cheat-sheet site put together by rogue hackers and pirates. Anyone, anywhere, with an Internet connection — from Bill Gates down — can log on and download these materials without cost. The site, Utah State OpenCourseWare, http://ocw.usu.edu, is part of the OpenCourseWare network, itself part of an educational resources movement dedicated to opening and reshaping global access to higher education."
Art City/Mary Louise Schumacher of the Journal Sentinel
Gallery owner sees the arts as city's niche (Thank you Wendie Thompson, Facebook)
"Oconomowoc's Paul Schultz is steeped in art. By profession, Schultz is an architect who purchased and transformed a
Mama Banks' spiritual poetry is on tap
Some poets read from the screens of their cell phones. Some hold wrinkled sheets of white paper. Mama Banks recites her verse from memory. Her poem is a sermon:
"With one swift stroke
Of His mighty pen
All of my sins
Are laid across heaven for him to see," Banks begins. The small, dark stage at the front of
Delivering Movies in Slow Motion - Postal Service cutbacks could hurt Netflix's bottom line.
The Big Money
"In the face of naysayers who have long predicted its demise, Netflix (NFLX) has had a remarkable few years. In 2005, the Los Gatos, Calif.-based DVD rental service boasted 4.2 million subscribers and enjoyed net earnings of $41.9 million. Last year, the company netted $115.9 million, and its bright red envelopes made their way into the homes of 12.3 million subscribers nationwide. The company's NASDAQ-listed stock price tripled in that period (see chart)."
Ka-ching! SUPERMAN breaks record again with $1.5M comic book
"You know Batman couldn't knock down Superman without soon getting clocked himself with a haymaker. At least where the comic-book collectibles industry is concerned. A copy of the 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1 -- in which Superman made his debut -- sold Monday afternoon in
Unleashing the Camcorder Within Your Phone, via Apps
New York Times
"I once pitied owners of early iPhones and other older smartphones because their devices lacked at least one incredibly useful feature — a video camera. Putting that single function on a phone has caused a major buildup of dust on the $500 camcorder I bought a few years ago. The iPhone captures video of adequate quality, at adequate lengths. Instantly e-mailing clips or posting them on Facebook is a bit of magic far beyond what my camcorder will ever do. Now the magic comes to even the oldest iPhones, as well as a number of other smartphones, as long as you have a buck or two to spare. That's the going rate for three apps — iVideoCamera (99 cents), Qik Video ($1.99) and Camera Plus Pro ($1.99) — that upgrade your device's still camera to video."
In E-Book Era, You Can't Even Judge a Cover
New York Times
"Bindu Wiles was on a Q train in
Ancient book inspires classic animation of 'The Secret of Kells' - The Oscar-nominated Irish film adapted Celtic designs from the Book of Kells and Celtic lore for the story in the hand-drawn feature.
"As advances in technology allow for ever more realism in animated features, the artists behind "The Secret of Kells" -- the little-known Irish film that caught even insiders by surprise when it edged out the likes of "Ponyo" and "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" for an Oscar nomination -- turned instead to the intricacies and grace of an ancient text to celebrate the curves and angles of traditional hand-drawn animation. Using the scrollwork designs and microscopic detailing of the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the Four Gospels likely dating to the early 8th century, "The Secret of Kells," which opens in L.A. on Friday, evokes the feel of Celtic tradition and a culture long past.'
Technology Coalition Seeks Stronger Privacy Laws
New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — A broad coalition of technology companies, including AT&T, Google and Microsoft, and advocacy groups from across the political spectrum said Tuesday that it would push Congress to strengthen online privacy laws to protect private digital information from government access.'
The Dark Man Behind the Sunny Ballet
New York Times
Bolshoi Theater Planning Fall 2011 Reopening
New York Times
"Closed since 2005 for a renovation project that is running years behind schedule, the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, home of both the Bolshoi Ballet (backstage in 2001, above) and Bolshoi Opera, is now aiming at October 2011 for its reopening, Agence France-Presse reported. "We are assuming that the Bolshoi Theater's historic building will be opened on Oct. 2, 2011," the theater's deputy general director, Anton Getman, said, according to Agence France-Presse.'
Bolshoi to re-open in October 2011: report
Google News (AFP)
New York Times
"The Waukesha Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Alexander Platt, performs during a 2007 concert at
Present Music blends sounds of toons, inventiveness to get at art of creation
"No work of art exists in a vacuum. From the visual art of Rembrandt to compositions by John Adams, all art is influenced by works that preceded it and by the artist's life at the time of the new work's creation. Present Music put the idea of inspiration on stage Saturday evening with a program that, in part, examined the inspiration of
"Eddie Vedder claims he never wanted to be famous. But he can't pretend he didn't work his ass off to get noticed. Any semi-serious musician knows they have to attract attention to fuel their art. Every band faces the same dilemma: how do we earn fans? Even
Branford Marsalis to Compose Music for 'Fences' Revival
New York Times
"The Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis announced on Tuesday that he will make his Broadway debut this spring as the composer of original music for the forthcoming revival of August
New York Times
"The Charleston Symphony Orchestra in
Fire alarm at Overture brings opera rehearsal, swing dancing to
"On Saturday, a mid-afternoon fire alarm prompted the evacuation of the
The End of Morphoses
Michael Kaiser/Kennedy Center for the Arts
"When Christopher Wheeldon announced he was leaving Morphoses, the company he founded three years ago, it reminded me just how hard it is to start an arts organization.
Chris had everything going for him when he began his company; he is remarkably successful and famous, deeply loved by many in the dance world, and admired by even more. He claimed headlines in the New York Times when he announced his organization and received reviews from serious critics for every performance. Numerous presenters, including we at the
International Exchange Is Eyed by Theaters
New York Times
"Fresh off its acquisition of 16 additional theaters in the West End of London and across
WHEN YOU GO
For more arts and cultural events, please go to www.portalwisconsin.org. Have you entered your events on Portal? Do it today!
The impossible buildings of Filip Dujardin in 'Imaginary Architecture' at the Chazen
Through May 16
"Although he hails from
Dujardin's photos, on view at the Chazen Museum of Art through May 16, depict lonely, gritty places, full of hard, industrial materials like concrete, glass and corrugated metal. Forty Artists. Six days to paint. One incredible event
July 19 - 24
Over 100 years ago, artists made the move from the studio, to painting outdoors en plein air. Artists sketched the landscape in paint to bring forth its full light and color. Today's plein air painters have mastered the art of capturing the changing light on a scene. Bold, painterly strokes and luminous colors define the brilliance of the fourth annual Door County Plein Air Festival artists.
Arts and Creativity in Education
The Art Farm - Summer Art Camp for Kids
Press Release from Julia Flanagan
Spring & Summer Classes 2010
We are pleased to offer classes for the 6th year. Thank you to our supporters, parents, and the wonderful children who enjoy art with me every year! We have now added ceramics to our curriculum. We have a variety of animals and a new pasture for our sheep.Summer Art Camp for Kids Each session features a variety of mediums including ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, mixed medium and more. Every session is unique, so if you sign up for more than one you will have new experiences. We ALWAYS have fun! We experience art in the barn and around the farm. Class size is limited to guarantee personal attention and interaction. Cost is $100 for 15 hours of instruction. All materials and snacks included. All classes run from 1-4 pm every day for a week. Sign up at address below.
Session 1: June 14-18
Session 2: June 21-25
Session 3: June 28-July 2
Session 4: August 16-20
Session 5: August 23-27
About your instructor: I am Julia Flanagan. I am a licensed art teacher with 16+ years of experience. I have 2 bachelor degrees in art and art education, and a masters degree in educational leadership. I currently substitute teach in Omro and teach continuing education classes at UWO and UW Ext. I love art and sharing art with children. Occasionally, I am joined by other artists who demonstrate in their area of expertise. Reserve your spot in a class by sending name, class desired, and payment to: The Art Farm, 5512
Milwaukee Repertory Theater Prop and Costume Garage Sale
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Items to be sold will include costume pieces, props, furniture and set decoration from such favorite Rep productions as: THE CHERRY ORCHARD (19th century-look electric train, transformer and 12 foot circle of track); A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY (Victorian bookcase); THE NIGHT IS A CHILD (pub table and stool); HULA HOOP SHA-BOOP ('57 Chevy cutout); THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? (mission-style arm chair); THE FOREIGNER (bronze branch chandelier); HAPPY NOW? (couch, chairs, book case, rolling butcher block kitchen island, coffee table and dining table from); SHEAR MADNESS (Plexiglas furniture and mirror) and a whole bunch of items from ROUTE 66. Payment by cash or check will be accepted. All purchases are cash and carry, and must be removed from The Rep by the end of the day.
PANdemonium - The Ballet Ball 2010
"Join us as we celebrate Milwaukee Ballet's 40th season and the world premiere production of Michael Pink's Peter Pan! Experience an evening of never-ending adventure, intrigue and revelry with Milwaukee Ballet's dancers including:
Wisconsin Chamber Choir "Bach's
"Continuing its tradition of performing major choral works by J. S. Bach, the Wisconsin Chamber Choir is proud to announce its forthcoming performance of Bach's St. John Passion on Friday, April 2 at 8:00 pm in the Atrium Auditorium of Madison's First Unitarian Society,
"Bring your banjo, jug, washboard, kazoo ... whatever you got! The
MADISON BACH MUSICIANS Bach
G major, #4 • D major, #5 • B-flat major, #6
Madison Bach Musicians
For information (608) 238-6092
The Racine Symphony Orchestra announces the final concert for the 2009-10 season on Saturday, April 17 at First Presbyterian Church, Seventh and
Madison Area Music Awards Announces 2010 Nominees
MADISON, Wis. – "Nominations have been released for the 2010 Madison Area Music Awards as the first round of voting has come to a close. Overall, there are 212 nominations going to 139 unique nominees, according to a news release."
Eric Clapton Still Alive – Who Knew – and coming to Summerfest
'It's Your Mother' has a familiar message - Boulevard Theatre play is ripped from answering machine
Opens March 31
"The Boulevard Theatre's new production "It's Your Mother!" was midwifed into being two decades ago by that famous writer's friend, the answering machine. Actress-singer Patricia Durante and her friend and roomie, theater teacher Betsy Tuxill, came home from brunch to two messages on the machine. The first one, Durante said, was "Hi Patty, it's only me." Click. Her mother. The second, she said, was Tuxill's mom, who took up the rest of the tape filling in her daughter on the goings-on in the neighborhood. Durante took her coat off, went to the bathroom, and came back into the living area. Tuxill's mom was still talking. "I said, 'That's a play,' " Durante remembered."
Fine artists, artisians invited to festival
Deadline June 30
Fine artists and artisan crafters are invited to participate in the Burnett Arts Festival (BAF) set for August 7 at the
Art Internships for High School Students
MPS Arts Internship Program
Through partnerships between MPS and local arts organizations, the MPS Arts Internship
program will provide high school students with paid internship opportunities to explore careers in the arts while also gaining practical and applicable job skills and work experience. Arts Internships will span a total of at least 40 hours and will take place during after school, weekend and summer hours from now until the end of summer 2010. Interns will be paid $8 per hour and provided with bus tickets or a bus pass. Each student intern will work closely with a supervisor/mentor, will be offered opportunities to attend a job readiness training session and will strive toward the following objectives:
• become more prepared for future work experience
• gain confidence in applying for future jobs
• learn new skills and abilities in the area of focus of their internship
• gain a deeper understanding of the production and work that goes into completing a work of art or project in the area of focus of their internship.
So Your Band Wants to Play Summerfest - Here's how to apply
Deadline March 31
"Summerfest is one of the most coveted gigs for many local bands. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most elusive, given the festival's preference for familiar faces over newcomers. The festival does accept applications, though. Each year Summerfest selects 60 bands to play through the Web site Sonicbids, where bands can post electronic press kits. Bands can apply through this page: www.sonicbids.com/summerfest . They have until March 31."
Joyce Foundation to Announce Call to Entry for the 2011 Joyce Awards
Deadline: April 6, 2010 (Letter of Inquiry)
"Four grants of $50,000 each will be awarded in 2010 in the areas of dance, music, theater, and visual arts to organizations in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and St. Paul/Minneapolis. Groups must be well established, demonstrate strong organizational capacity, and have a track record of presenting programs of the highest artistic caliber. Additionally, organizations must demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse audiences through evidence of current programming, community-based education, outreach, and other activities."
Announcing the 2010 VSA arts Playwright Discovery Call for Scripts
Deadline: April 15
The VSA arts Playwright Discovery Program invites middle and high school students to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of playwriting. Playwrights may write from their own experience or about an experience in the life of another person or fictional character. Scripts can be comedies, dramas, or even musicals—be creative! Young playwrights with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit a script. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group or class of students. The winning play will be professionally produced or staged at the
Winter Art Festival Call for
Due April 16, 2010
Festival Date: November 13 and 14, 2010
What: Fine art/ Fine craft fair accepting applications for ceramics, fiber, glass, graphics, jewelry, 2-D mixed media, 3-D mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.
Wisconsin Artists only may apply. Contact information: Web site to download applications or to be sent an application for the Winter Art Festival: artcraftwis.org.
Contact Person: Sue Werner at 608-204-9129
Call for Prairie Artists
Tina Didreckson - Stevens County Historical Society & Museum
Deadline: April 23
We have opened the Call for Artists for our 4th Annual Horizontal Grandeur.
Inspired by an essay of the same name by
If you have never read Bill Holm's essay, you can download a pdf file of it by visiting http://www.stevenshistorymuseum.com/grandeur/billgrandeur.pdf
Announcing an open call for entries to the 2010 Metlife Foundation Innovative Space Awards
Leveraging Investments in Creativity
Deadline: April 23
"Leveraging Investments in Creativity, in collaboration with MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and supported by a funding partnership of the MetLife Foundation and the Ford Foundation, announces an open call for entries to the 2010 MetLife Foundation Innovative Space Awards, a grant-making program of Space for Change: Building Community through Innovative Spaces."
Partners in Performance Accepting Applications
Partners in Performance
Deadline: June 15, 2010
"Partners in Performance is now accepting applications for the program cycle beginning in the 2011/2012 season. Application forms and full eligibility guidelines can be downloaded from www.pipmusic.org. In fifteen venues across
The Art of Applied Design
DHM Digital Gallery
Deadline: July 15, 2010
"The DHM Digital Gallery invites designers working with clay, fiber, glass, plastic, metal and/or wood to participate in The Art of Applied Design, an international juried competition. Deadline: July 15, 2010. All submitted works must be functional objects commonly used within interior spaces, such as furnishings (hard or soft), utensils, fixtures, or containers. Objects that are purely decorative are not eligible. Evaluation will be based upon uniqueness and creativity, craftsmanship, and quality of the submitted digital image. The online exhibit (from Sept. 15 to Dec. 1, 2010) will include e-mail addresses of accepted artists to facilitate independent sales of work. For a prospectus and entry form, visit http://ches.okstate.edu/dhm/gallery.
September 22 – October 10, 2010
"It's been a little over a month since ArtPrize 2009 ended and we've been up to our eyeballs in gathering and analyzing feedback. Although I have nothing to say yet about changes you may see in 2010, you can mark on your calendar when the event will happen.Venues and artists, look for registration to begin in Spring of 2010. Want important announcements emailed to you in the future? Sign up for Announcements in the upper right hand corner of this blog."
Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces 2010 Princess Grace Awards Applications in Theater, Playwriting, Dance, Choreography, and Film
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA
"The Princess Grace Foundation-USA has announced the availability of applications for the 2010 Princess Grace Awards in theater, playwriting, dance performance, choreography, and film. Founded in 1982 in memory of Princess Grace (Kelly) of
IMPORTANT ARTS BOARD RELATED LINKS
MARK YOUR CALENDAR 2010
May 14: WAB Board Meeting, Madison
September 10-11: WAB Board Meeting,
December 10: WAB Board Meeting, Madison
May 28: WAB office closed for State furlough
May 31: WAB office closed for State holiday
Grants Related Deadlines
April 12-13: Creation & Presentation Grants–Multidisciplinary panel meeting, Madison
April 15: Creation & Presentation Grants–Presenting panel meeting, Madison
April 16: Creative Communities Grant–Arts in Education panel meeting, Madison
April 19: Creative Communities Grant– Folk Arts panel meeting, Madison
April 23: Creative Communities Grant– Local Arts panel meeting, Madison
Meetings and Conferences
March 14 - 16, 2010: Governor's Conference on Tourism,
The less art kids get, the more it shows.
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Art. Ask for More.
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