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Thursday, June 10, 2010
CURATE THIS! 2010 - opptys for artists, architects, designers and venues
Receive Deadline July 15, 2010: CURATE THIS! 2010 - global exhibition of new art + new design - artist, architect + designer registration: http://www.curatethis.org/for-artists-and-designers.php

Highlights of interest to all artists, architects + designers:

In addition to the exhibition opportunities, an International Public Vote Award of $2,500 will be awarded to one artist, architect, designer, duo, group or collective. An online vote will occur from August 15 - 17, 2010. The BECA Foundation is also pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the CURATE THIS! online magazine featuring participating CURATE THIS! Artists, Architects + Designers from around the world. A special monthly feature will focus on 5 participating Artists, Architects and/or Designers. View current pARTicipating CURATE THIS! 2010 exhibition venues at: http://www.curatethis.org/participating-venues.php


Of particular interest to graphic designers, industrial designers, fashion designers, furniture designers, accessory designers, architects and interior designers:

Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, will be selecting 10 - 20 CURATE THIS! 2010 participating designers and their works for inclusion in the special upcoming publication, 'CURATE THIS! 2010 - NEW DESIGN'. **For those in NYC: Ellen Lupton and associated curators have put together an insightful exhibition neoengine titled, 'Why Design Now?' for the 4th Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial. View in person in NYC thru Jan. 9 or at: http://exhibitions.cooperhewitt.org/Why-Design-Now/


Of particular interest to artists working in any media and in any discipline(s):

Helen Pheby, PhD, Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK, will be selecting 10 - 20 CURATE THIS! 2010 participating artists and their works for inclusion in the special upcoming publication, 'CURATE THIS! 2010 - NEW ART'. YSP exhibits an ever-changing diverse collection of works and new projects within 500 acres of both indoor and outdoor galleries. View current and upcoming exhibitions at YSP at: http://ysp.co.uk/view.aspx?id=16 along with events and offsite projects. There are so many exciting projects happening concurrently at YSP and their website does a wonderful job of sharing that with those who aren't able to be there in person.
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Dance on Camera Screening & Concert
National Dance Week - NYC
celebrates dance on camera

Dancefilms.org

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 1pm
Alvin Ailey Center, 405 West 55th St. at 9th Avenue
introduction by Deirdre Towers, DFA's Artistic Director

Dance on Camera/National Dance Week - NYC Program
Discounted tickets are available online. Register!

TRAILER from Dance on Camera Festival

BEGUINE
Douwe Dijkstra, Netherlands, 2009, 4:44m
One man's response to losing his lover.

THEY CALL HIM "CUBAN PETE"
Oscar Lopez, USA, 2001, 8m
Shown with the permission of WPBS "New Florida," this documentary allows the audience to meet Mr. Cuban Pete, legendary Latin dancer, Pedro "Cuban Pete" Aguilar.

LA VIE EST BELLE
Tristan Duhamel, France, 2004; 3.13m
A street-art character painted by Jérôme Mesnager dances on the walls of Paris.

MOVE THE FILM
Melinda & Kurt Songer Soderling, USA, 2010, 7m trailer
Sneak peak at a fiscal sponsored project of DFA that includes some of Hollywood and Broadways most talented dancers and choreographers.

little ease [outside the box]
ami ipapo and matt tarr, USA, 2008, 6:53m
A new take on a choreography conceived in 1985 by extreme action pioneer Elizabeth Streb.

WORLD CLASS DANCERS
Frank Correa, USA, 2010, 5'
A hip hop group aged 11-22 based in NYC, led by Juan Zapata, as seen in performance and rehearsals.

Live performance by World Class Dancers

TRASH DANCE
Oliver Fergusson-Taylor, 2008, UK, 1M
Hip hop animated deconstruction of trash heap.

This program was made possible with the support of the DFA, National Dance Week-NYC, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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Taft Museum of Art Calendar of Events July 2010
Taft Museum of Art - July 2010

Special Exhibitions

TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945
Though August 8
The photographs of the pictorialist movement are among the most spectacular works in the medium’s history. The works in this exhibition rival painting with expertly crafted, one-of-a-kind images. Included are works from George Eastman House by Julia Margaret Cameron, Frederick Evans, Alfred Stieglitz, Clarence White, Edward Steichen, and early works by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams.

Pictorialism was both a movement and a style of photography that produced spectacular images over a century’s time. When photography was invented in the early part of the 19th century, most people considered it a faddish mechanical trick and very far from fine art. Some early photographers, however, sought to elevate the medium to the status of painting by emulating the compositions, symbols, visual effects, and moods of painting. This international movement peaked in the years between 1895 and 1925.

Tracing this influential vein of photography, this exhibition includes 118 vintage masterpieces from well-known photographers such as Alvin Langdon Coburn, F. Holland Day, Robert Demachy, Gertrude Käsebier, and Heinrich Kühn. Also featured are surprising early works by such photographers as Edward Weston, Imogene Cunningham, and Ansel Adams, who are widely known as modernists but began as pictorialists.

TruthBeauty is a smaller version of the exhibition by the same name produced by Vancouver Art Gallery. Both versions were curated by George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, from which the works in the exhibition were selected.

Turner Watercolors from the Taft Collections
Through July 25
Along with two major oil paintings, one from early in his career and one late, the Taft Museum of Art holds ten watercolors by Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775–1851). Spanning the first half of the 19th century, these watercolors depict landscapes of Switzerland, Germany, England, Scotland, and Italy. Historically, they broke new ground in the artistic fields of book illustration, travel views, and the watercolor medium itself.

Programs & Events

Shop Sale, July 1-11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Find unique items at great prices during the Shop Sale. Save 45-75% on a variety of merchandise including jewelry, scarves, baby gifts, stationery and candles!

Sundays, 1:30 p.m.
Highlights of the Taft
After lunch or before a concert on Sunday afternoons, join a Taft docent for a tour of the highlights of the Museum’s world-renowned collection. Free with Museum admission. No reservations are taken. For information call (513) 684-4515.

Saturday, July 1, 1:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: TruthBeauty with Jymi Bolden
Talk a special walk through the exhibition Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945 with the curator. Free with Museum admission. RSVP: (513) 684-4515.

Wednesdays, July 7, 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Taft in 10: Independence Day: Portrait of George Washington
Come for lunch—stay for a quick (sound) bite in the galleries. Enjoy an informal ten-minute conversation every Wednesday as we serve up some of the Museum’s many masterpieces as well as some lesser-known nibbles. Free with Museum admission or lunch in the café. Find more information at http://www.taftmuseum.org/pages/taftinten.php.

Thursday, July 8, 6 p.m.
Shutterbugs in Cinema: Motion Pictures and Still Photographers:
Funny Face, 1957 (103 minutes)
Directed by Stanley Donen, starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn
A fashion photographer convinces a reluctant bookstore sales clerk to accept a contract as a high-fashion model. Inspired by the exhibition TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945, enjoy three classic films in different genres. Explores how life and art intersect through the lens of the still photographer as leading man. Cincinnati Public Radio film critic Larry Thomas will introduce each movie and lead a discussion afterward. The exhibition will be open until each film begins. Film screenings are free. Optional box dinner is available for $12 with advance purchase. Reservations are recommended. Information: (513) 684-4515.

Saturday, July 10, 1:30 p.m.
Drop-in Tour: TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945
On Saturday afternoons, Taft docents will lead a tour of this special exhibition. Free with museum admission, no reservations are taken.

Sunday, July 11, 2010, 1–3 p.m.
Adult Digital Photography Workshop
Learn ways to enhance your photographs and find out about editing software. Participants will visit the special exhibition TruthBeauty and take photographs using elements of composition and other techniques seen in the exhibition. Following a critique session, participants will learn how the editing software Picasa can improve their final images.

Please bring a fully charged digital camera, a blank memory card, a card reader, and your imagination! Instructor Lisa Britton is a professional photographer who teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Reservations required. Call (513) 684-4513 or visith http://www.taftmuseum.org/pages/studioprograms.php

Sunday, July 11, 1:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: TruthBeauty with Nancy Huth, Education Curator
Talk a special walk through the exhibition Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945 with the curator. Free with Museum admission. RSVP: (513) 684-4515.

Wednesdays, July 14, 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Taft in 10: Storming the Bastille: Meissonier's The Three Friends
Come for lunch—stay for a quick (sound) bite in the galleries. Enjoy an informal ten-minute conversation every Wednesday as we serve up some of the Museum’s many masterpieces as well as some lesser-known nibbles. Free with Museum admission or lunch in the café. Find more information at http://www.taftmuseum.org/pages/taftinten.php.

Thursday, July 15, 7 p.m.
Lecture: Seeing but not Believing: The Creative Artist and Photography
Dennis Kiel looks at a select group of pictorialist photographers and their attempt to establish photography as art. Kiel is chief curator at the Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography. The exhibition TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945, will remain open until the lecture begins. Cost for this program: Free for members or students. $10 for nonmembers. Reservations are recommended. Call (513) 684-4515 or order online at http://www.taftmuseum.org/pages/lectures.php

Saturday, July 17, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Taft Museum of Art
Families Create: Family Crests and Coats of Arms
Coats of arms and family crests tell who people were, where they were from and what they did. Tell your own story in a coat of arms you design on a colorful background. Explore the world of art through gallery visits and activities designed for children ages 5–12 and adults to learn, create, interact, and have fun together. Cost for each program: $8 for members and Cincinnati Arts Association members, $12 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission) Reservations are required. Call (513) 684-4524 or order online www.taftmuseum.org/familiescreate.htm

Sponsor: Charles H. Dater Foundation. Weston Art Gallery Families Create! Program Sponsor: Whitney and Phillip Long. Fine Arts Fund Partner: Duke Energy Corp.

Friday, July 17, 1:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: TruthBeauty with Tamera Muente, Curatorial Assistant and Exhibitions Coordinator
Talk a special walk through the exhibition Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945 with the curator. Free with Museum admission. RSVP: (513) 684-4515.

Sunday, July 18, 1-4 p.m.
Third Sunday Funday: Kid Detectives
Explore art to find clues about the lives of kids long ago, hear stories about kids from the past, make an old-fashioned craft, and play summertime games. Learn about real detective work from the Youth Services Officer of the Cincinnati Police Department. Bring the whole family to the Taft Museum of Art on the third Sunday of each month this summer to explore, create, and play, all for FREE. Activities including self-guided tours, art-making, storytelling, and games are ongoing, so stop in when you have time and stay as long as you like. All programs are FREE. No reservations taken. For more information, call (513) 684-4524

Sponsor: The Charles H. Dater Foundation
Free Sundays are made possible by a grant from the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.

Wednesday, July 21, 12 p.m.
Taste of the Taft: Heroes of Ohio
Suspense and humor mingle in tales from the rich fabric of Ohio's history and folklore as master storyteller Rick Sowash tells the tales of Ohioans who made a difference in the lives of others. This annual series of luncheon lectures returns with a lineup of local luminaries giving presentations on history, culture, and society under the tent on the terrace. Box lunch is included. Reservations are required. Cost for this program is $22 . Group rate for 8 or more is $17. Call (513) 684-4515 or register online at http://www.taftmuseum.org/pages/taste.php

Sponsor: Stanley and Frances D. Cohen Lecture Series
Fine Arts Fund Partner: Western & Southern Financial Group

Wednesdays, July 21, 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Taft in 10: A Question of Perspective: Mauve's Changing Pasture
Come for lunch—stay for a quick (sound) bite in the galleries. Enjoy an informal ten-minute conversation every Wednesday as we serve up some of the Museum’s many masterpieces as well as some lesser-known nibbles. Free with Museum admission or lunch in the café. Find more information at http://www.taftmuseum.org/pages/taftinten.php.

Thursday, July 22, 6 p.m.
Shutterbugs in Cinema: Motion Pictures and Still Photographers:
The Bridges of Madison County, 1995 (135 mintues)
Directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep
A National Geographic photographer happens into the life of a lonely farm wife while her family is away. Inspired by the exhibition TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945, enjoy three classic films in different genres. Explores how life and art intersect through the lens of the still photographer as leading man. Cincinnati Public Radio film critic Larry Thomas will introduce each movie and lead a discussion afterward. The exhibition will be open until each film begins. Film screenings are free. Optional box dinner is available for $12 with advance purchase. Reservations are recommended. Information: (513) 684-4515.

Saturday, July 24, 1:30 p.m.
Drop-in Tour: TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945
On Saturday afternoons, Taft docents will lead a tour of this special exhibition. Free with museum admission, no reservations are taken.

Sunday, July 25, 2 p.m.
Taft Sessions: Wake the Bear
Acoustic music returns to the Taft Museum of Art this summer with free concerts under the tent in the garden. Born in the second bedroom of his Cincinnati home, Scott Cunningham began recording as Wake the Bear in 2004. From aliens, chickens, and surviving the ’80s—to a dog, a god, and a good many drinks—the music wears its heart on its sleeve, without the cheese. The sound weaves assorted keyboards, guitars, rhythms, ’70s women‘s choirs, gin-soaked vocals and dog whines. Wake the Bear’s third album, Player Piano, is entirely inspired by the Kurt Vonnegut novel of the same name. Local indie bands come out of the bars and into the daylight to share their tunes. Come early for lunch and a Highlights of the Taft tour. Stay late to experience the exhibition TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945. This concert is free, no reservations are taken. Cash bar and light snacks available. For information, call (513) 684-4526 or go online to www.taftmuseum.org

Media sponsors: WNKU, CityBeat

Wednesdays, July 28, 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Taft in 10: I'm Not Lion: A Pair of Chinese Temple Guardians
Come for lunch—stay for a quick (sound) bite in the galleries. Enjoy an informal ten-minute conversation every Wednesday as we serve up some of the Museum’s many masterpieces as well as some lesser-known nibbles. Free with Museum admission or lunch in the café. Find more information at http://www.taftmuseum.org/pages/taftinten.php.

The Taft Museum of Art is at 316 Pike St., in downtown Cincinnati. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors and free for children under 18. The museum is free to all on Sundays. Call 513-241-0343 or visit the website at www.taftmuseum.org for additional information.
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Taft Museum of Art Calendar of Events June 2010
Calendar of Event - June 2010

Special Exhibitions
TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945
Though August 8
The photographs of the pictorialist movement are among the most spectacular works in the medium’s history. The works in this exhibition rival paintings with expertly crafted, one-of-a-kind images. Included are works from George Eastman House by Julia Margaret Cameron, Frederick Evans, Alfred Stieglitz, Clarence White, Edward Steichen, and early works by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams.

Pictorialism was both a movement and a style of photography that produced spectacular images over a century’s time. When photography was invented in the early part of the 19th century, most people considered it a faddish mechanical trick and very far from fine art. Some early photographers, however, sought to elevate the medium to the status of painting by emulating the compositions, symbols, visual effects, and moods of painting. This international movement peaked in the years between 1895 and 1925.

Tracing this influential vein of photography, this exhibition includes 118 vintage masterpieces from well-known photographers such as Alvin Langdon Coburn, F. Holland Day, Robert Demachy, Gertrude Käsebier, and Heinrich Kühn. Also featured are surprising early works by such photographers as Edward Weston, Imogene Cunningham, and Ansel Adams, who are widely known as modernists but began as pictorialists.

TruthBeauty is a smaller version of the exhibition by the same name produced by Vancouver Art Gallery. Both versions were curated by George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, from which the works in the exhibition were selected.

Turner Watercolors from the Taft Collections
Through July 25
Along with two major oil paintings, one from early in his career and one late, the Taft Museum of Art holds ten watercolors by Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775–1851). Spanning the first half of the 19th century, these watercolors depict landscapes of Switzerland, Germany, England, Scotland, and Italy. Historically, they broke new ground in the artistic fields of book illustration, travel views, and the watercolor medium itself.

Programs & Events

Sundays, 1:30 p.m.
Highlights of the Taft
After lunch or before a concert on Sunday afternoons, join a Taft docent for a tour of the highlights of the Museum’s world-renowned collection. Free with Museum admission. No reservations are taken. For information call (513) 684-4515.

Saturday, June 5, 1:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: TruthBeauty with Lynne Ambrosini, Chief Curator
Talk a special walk through the exhibition Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945 with the curator. Free with Museum admission. RSVP: (513) 684-4515.

Sunday, June 6, 2–4 p.m., Essex Studios, Walnut Hills
Art in the Afternoon: Trish Weeks, landscape painter
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, Weeks built a successful career as an interior designer before embarking on a career in painting. Her landscape paintings reflect her interest in creating a vibrant, colorful, tactile experience that has been described as “a dance with color.” She has received awards in numerous local, regional, and national exhibitions and has been represented by galleries in Ohio, Kentucky, South Carolina, and New Mexico. Now in its eighth season, this series of Sunday-afternoon salons features local artists offering insights into their careers and work as they share their passions with their audience. Addresses and directions to specific venues will be provided upon registration. Cost for this session is $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call (513) 684-4524 or order online at www.taftmuseum.org

Presented by the Robert S. Duncanson Society
Fine Arts Fund Partner: Fifth Third Bank

Sunday, June 6, 2 p.m.
Chamber Music Series: Italian Festival
The 57th-annual Chamber Music Series wraps up with a special concert presented outdoors under the tent on the terrace. Dottie Davis, Richard Perotsky, Sylvia Mitchell, and others perform the music of an Italian festival. In every nation, there are tunes that most citizens recognize. In Italy, there are about 20 such tunes, which are published in a folder to mark special celebrations such as weddings. The players in the community get out their instruments, and everybody joins in. This “Italian” band features violin, mandolin, clarinet, trumpet, and piano and will warm up the audience with waltzes, ballads, popular songs, and even a tarantella. This concert is FREE. No reservations are taken. For information, call (513) 684-4515.

Sponsor: The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation
Fine Arts Fund Partner: American Financial Group & Related Entities
Organized in cooperation with the Cincinnati Musicians’ Association

Wednesdays, June 9, 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Taft in 10: European Vacation: Fortuny’s Arab Guard
Come for lunch—stay for a quick (sound) bite in the galleries. Enjoy an informal ten-minute conversation every Wednesday as we serve up some of the Museum’s many masterpieces as well as some lesser-known nibbles. Free with Museum admission or lunch in the café. Find more information at http://www.taftmuseum.org/pages/taftinten.php.

Friday, June 11, 1:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: TruthBeauty with Lynne Ambrosini, Chief Curator
Talk a special walk through the exhibition Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945 with the curator. Free with Museum

Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Taft Museum of Art
Families Create: Photo Fun in the Sun
Visit the TruthBeauty photography exhibition and use daylight to create your own unique photographs on special paper. Explore the world of art through gallery visits and activities designed for children ages 5–12 and adults to learn, create, interact, and have fun together. Cost for each program: $8 for members and Cincinnati Arts Association members, $12 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission) Reservations are required. Call (513) 684-4524 or order online www.taftmuseum.org/familiescreate.htm

Sponsor: Charles H. Dater Foundation. Weston Art Gallery Families Create! Program Sponsor: Whitney and Phillip Long. Fine Arts Fund Partner: Duke Energy Corp.

Saturday, June 12, 1:30 p.m.
Drop-in Tour: TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945
On Saturday afternoons, Taft docents will lead a tour of this special exhibition.

Sunday, June 13, 2–4 p.m., Mount Healthy
Art in the Afternoon Cynthia Lockhart, fiber artist
With a career spanning 29 years in art, design, and academia, Lockhart creates dynamic and spirited art quilts emphasizing color, shape, and texture and combines diverse influences from nature to fashion and African art. She exhibits nationally and internationally in museums and galleries. A native of Cincinnati, she holds a master’s degree in design from the University of Cincinnati, where she is professor of professional practice and teaches cooperative education courses for fashion design and product development students. Now in its eighth season, this series of Sunday-afternoon salons features local artists offering insights into their careers and work as they share their passions with their audience. Addresses and directions to specific venues will be provided upon registration. Cost for this session is $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call (513) 684-4524 or order online at www.taftmuseum.org

Presented by the Robert S. Duncanson Society
Fine Arts Fund Partner: Fifth Third Bank

Wednesdays, June 16, 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Taft in 10: Father’s Day: Meet the Taft and Sinton Dads
Come for lunch—stay for a quick (sound) bite in the galleries. Enjoy an informal ten-minute conversation every Wednesday as we serve up some of the Museum’s many masterpieces as well as some lesser-known nibbles. Free with Museum admission or lunch in the café. Find more information at http://www.taftmuseum.org/pages/taftinten.php.

Saturday, June 19, 1:30 p.m.
Drop-in Tour: TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945
On Saturday afternoons, Taft docents will lead a tour of this special exhibition.

Sunday, June 20, 1–4 p.m.
Third Sunday Funday: Dad’s Day Out
Dad doesn't need another tie or socket set, so how about giving him some quality time? Look for dads in art, hear some stories about funny or famous dads, get your family picture taken and make an artistic frame, and play miniature golf in the garden. Bring the whole family to the Taft Museum of Art on the third Sunday of each month this summer to explore, create, and play, all for free! Activities including self-guided tours, art-making, storytelling, and games are ongoing, so stop in when you have time and stay as long as you like.

These programs are FREE. No reservations taken. For more information, call (513) 684-4524

Sponsor: The Charles H. Dater Foundation
Free Sundays are made possible by a grant from the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.

Wednesdays, June 23, 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Taft in 10: Bird Watching: Chinese Ewer in the Shape of a Phoenix
Come for lunch—stay for a quick (sound) bite in the galleries. Enjoy an informal ten-minute conversation every Wednesday as we serve up some of the Museum’s many masterpieces as well as some lesser-known nibbles. Free with Museum admission or lunch in the café. Find more information at http://www.taftmuseum.org/pages/taftinten.php.

Thursday, June 24, 6 p.m.
Shutterbugs in Cinema: Motion Pictures and Still Photographers:
Rear Window, 1954 (112 minutes)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors and becomes convinced that one of them has committed murder. Inspired by the exhibition TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945, enjoy three classic films in different genres. Explores how life and art intersect through the lens of the still photographer as leading man. Cincinnati Public Radio film critic Larry Thomas will introduce each movie and lead a discussion afterward. The exhibition will be open until each film begins. Film screenings are free. Optional box dinner is available for $12 with advance purchase. Reservations are recommended. Information: (513) 684-4515.

June 26, Weston Art Gallery, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Families Create! The Diorama in My Head
Meet the Weston Art Gallery’s Docentitos who will give you a tour of the exhibition, The House in My Head, and then create a fantastic diorama influenced by your own out-of–this-world musings. Explore the world of art through gallery visits and activities designed for children ages 5–12 and adults to learn, create, interact, and have fun together. Cost for each program: $8 for members and Cincinnati Arts Association members, $12 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Reservations are required. Call (513) 684-4524 or order online www.taftmuseum.org/familiescreate.htm

Sponsor: Charles H. Dater Foundation. Weston Art Gallery Families Create! Program Sponsor: Whitney and Phillip Long. Fine Arts Fund Partner: Duke Energy Corp.

Saturday, June 26, 2010, 1–3 p.m.
Teen Digital Photography Workshop
Learn ways to enhance your photographs and find out about editing software. Participants will visit the special exhibition TruthBeauty and take photographs using elements of composition and other techniques seen in the exhibition. Following a critique session, participants will learn how the editing software Picasa can improve their final images.

Please bring a fully charged digital camera, a blank memory card, a card reader, and your imagination! Instructor Lisa Britton is a professional photographer who teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Reservations required. Call (513) 684-4513 or visit http://www.taftmuseum.org/pages/studioprograms.php

Saturday, June 26, 1:30 p.m.
Drop-in Tour: TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845–1945
On Saturday afternoons, Taft docents will lead a tour of this special exhibition.

Sunday, June 27, 2–4 p.m., Taft Museum of Art
Art in the Afternoon: Lillian Herbert, hair artist
A professional hair stylist for more than 30 years, Herbert uses clippings from her clients’ hair—collected over the past 25 years and representing a variety of ages and lifestyles—to create her images. For Herbert, the works serve as a tribute to her clients and express themes of love, marriage, tragedy, childbirth, success, and most importantly friendship. She has participated in exhibitions and in various arts events in the Dayton (OH) area. Now in its eighth season, this series of Sunday-afternoon salons features local artists offering insights into their careers and work as they share their passions with their audience. Addresses and directions to specific venues will be provided upon registration. Cost for this session is $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call (513) 684-4524 or order online at www.taftmuseum.org

Presented by the Robert S. Duncanson Society
Fine Arts Fund Partner: Fifth Third Bank

Wednesday, June 30, 12 p.m.
Taste of the Taft: On the Road Again
Ceci Wiselogel, Legend Lore Presenter
Reminisce about the early days of motoring from the 1920s to the ‘60s, reading the signs and visiting the roadside attractions along the way. The annual Taste of the Taft summer series of luncheon lectures moves to Wednesdays with a lineup of local luminaries making presentations on art, culture, history, and society. Programs take place under the tent on the terrace and include a box lunch. Feel free to come at 11:30 if you would like to eat before the program begins. Cost for this program is $22, includes Museum admission. Group rate for 8 or more: $17 per person. Reservations are required at least four days in advance. Call (513) 684-4515 or order online at www.taftmuseum.org

Sponsor: Stanley and Frances D. Cohen Lecture Series
Fine Arts Fund Partner: Western & Southern Financial Group

Wednesdays, June 30, 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Taft in 10: Twilight: Eclipse: Raise a Cup from Transylvania
Come for lunch—stay for a quick (sound) bite in the galleries. Enjoy an informal ten-minute conversation every Wednesday as we serve up some of the Museum’s many masterpieces as well as some lesser-known nibbles. Free with Museum admission or lunch in the café. Find more information at http://www.taftmuseum.org/pages/taftinten.php.

The Taft Museum of Art is at 316 Pike St., in downtown Cincinnati. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors and free for children under 18. The museum is free to all on Sundays. Call 513-241-0343 or visit the website at www.taftmuseum.org for additional information.
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Thursday, June 3, 2010
Taft Museum of Art Announces 2010-11 Exhibition Season
Mixed media, including works in fabric, glass, and paper, create an intriguing exploration of art movements throughout history

Images available for download at http://www.taftmuseum.org/pages/201011img.php

The upcoming exhibition season at the Taft Museum of Art explores artists’ responses to the world around through a variety of different media, from women’s handcrafts that celebrated life’s turning points to innovative techniques used to create elaborate stained glass windows. Even with the more traditional media, political satire is carefully etched on paper and a brash and a bold new style of painting challenged contemporary opinions.

“We chose these exhibitions with an eye toward our long range plan goals – particularly of diversifying and increasing attendance and membership,” says Deborah Emont Scott, director/CEO of the Taft Museum of Art. “The media are so different, the subject matter and history of the works so varied, I’m sure people will want to come back to experience each show, and the Taft, throughout the year.”

The season begins with intricate, hand-cut works from artists of the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as one from the 21st. The Keystone Contemporary series returns with Paperwork. Inspired by historical decoration, wallpaper, and draperies, Cincinnati artist Kristine Donnelly’s laborious hand-cutting transforms screen-printed paper into delicate structures that test the physical tolerance of the material. By printing, cutting, rolling, stretching, and pinning, she pushes paper to its limits.

For this exhibition, Donnelly responded to the interior design of the Taft’s historic house. She has also incorporated abstract details of the Taft’s interior architecture and curtain designs into her new work.

Donnelly’s exhibition coincides with American Elegance: Chintz Appliqué Quilts, 1780–1850, an uncommon quilt exhibition.

“Women made these quilts for their own homes or as gifts for friends, not simply to keep warm. Even though inexpensive blankets or bedspreads are easily acquired today, there are still a lot of people quilting,“ says Nancy Huth, the in-house curator for the exhibition and the Taft’s curator of education. “These artists could be likened to many contemporary quilters or crafters, who create out of a love of the craft.”

During this country’s early decades, inventive women created some of the largest and most colorful quilts ever made in America. These artists carefully cut foliage, flowers, birds, and animals from costly printed, polished cotton, called chintz. With tiny stitches, the quilters painstakingly applied these colorful fabric pieces to neutral cotton backgrounds to craft quilts that were both status symbols and decorative showpieces.

For those who feel a secret empathy with Scrooge and the Grinch, the Taft offers an alternative to Yuletide’s good cheer during the winter. The full set of 18th-century Spanish artist Francisco Goya’s 80 haunting images from Los Caprichos (“The Whims” or “The Fantasies,” published in 1799) confront human hypocrisy, pretense, fear, and irrationality, picturing them in every conceivable form. Goya’s singularly original visions of monsters, specters, corpses, and other bitter or callous beings enact challenges to authority of all kinds, including that of the church and state, while still showing precision and detail.

“I think visitors will find the images in Los Caprichos, though created at the end of the 1700s, incredibly relevant to the current state of the world,” says Scott. “Goya created these controversial works in a time of economic crisis in Spain. He also articulated his political liberalism through his work, questioning the Church, politicians, and other figures of authority.”

If Santa Claus, feather trees, and vintage toys are more to your liking, Antique Christmas at the Taft Museum of Art will also be on view during the holidays. With decorations and programs for the whole family, Antique Christmas is a delight for children of all ages. In the Keystone Gallery, guests will have a chance to see The Colors of Christmas: Victorian Paper Decorations. A favorite craft material of the Victorian era, “chromolithographic scraps,” were used to make homemade ornaments and decorations.

“We are so lucky to have the generous lenders for Antique Christmas,” says Scott. “This year will be great fun for the whole family. Along with hand-blown Italian glass ornaments from the 1940s this year, we’ll have a display of Noah’s Ark toys, complete with animal pairs. We hope the Taft will be a holiday destination for families from around the Tristate.”

Spring begins a bit early in 2011, whenThe American Impressionists in the Garden opens. Bringing together brilliantly colored paintings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the exhibition features 40 pictures of European and American gardens created by American Impressionists and four bronze sculptures for gardens by American sculptors.

“From Giverny to Boston and Charleston, American painters captured the sensuous pleasures to be found in gardens, ornamenting their canvases with lush blossoms in fuchsia, persimmon, and daffodil yellow,” says Lynne Ambrosini, the Taft’s chief curator.

The interactions between the two artistic fields of gardening and painting make up the subject of this exhibition. Some celebrated American artists included in the exhibition are John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Gari Melchers, Ernest Lawson, and Frederick Frieseke.

For its summer show in 2011, The Taft will host a sort of homecoming with In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows. The seven 8-foot-high stained-glass windows created by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the late 1890s were a commission for a Cincinnati church.

“The Taft will recreate some of the original appearance of the Cincinnati church for which the Tiffany windows were created,” says Ambrosini. “Local congregations and private owners are generously lending some pieces of the richly-patterned, 19th-century art-carved furniture by the Fry family, greatly enhancing the display here.”

“These exhibitions are all from such vastly different media,” says Scott. It’s fantastic to be able to show a real breadth of work, all from different eras and art movements, at the Taft in the coming months.”

August 6–October 24, 2010
Keystone Contemporary: Paperwork: Kristine Donnelly
Like peeling wallpaper in an old house, Kristine Donnelly’s work both conceals and reveals itself, encouraging viewers to examine the intricate layers. “I want my installations and sculptures to challenge the notion that decoration belongs in the background,” she says.

A Cincinnati native, Donnelly graduated with a master of fine arts and a master of arts in art education from the University of Cincinnati in 2009 and received a Summerfair Individual Artist grant the same year. In 2007, she was artist-in-residence at Open Studios in Prague, Czech Republic, funded by a Wolfstein Travel Fellowship from the UC College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. She earned her bachelor of fine arts in painting and bachelor of arts in art history from Indiana University in 2003.

Donnelly currently designs art programs for children and families at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Her work has been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally, most recently at Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati, the University of Tennessee, and Northern Kentucky University.

August 28–November 7, 2010
American Elegance: Chintz Appliqué Quilts, 1780–1850
What often comes to mind when we think of quilts is patchwork. But in this country’s early decades, inventive quilters carefully cut foliage, flowers, birds, and animals from costly printed, polished cotton, called chintz, and with tiny stitches, painstakingly applied these colorful fabric pieces to neutral cotton backgrounds. Embellishing and quilting, these artists created some of the largest and most colorful quilts ever made in America. The exhibition American Elegance: Chintz Appliqué Quilts, 1780–1850, features 20 of these distinctive quilts. Both status symbols and decorative showpieces, quilts such as these might well have been owned by the early inhabitants of the Pike Street home in Cincinnati that later became the Taft Museum of Art. This exhibition was organized by the International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

November 5, 2010–January 9, 2011
Antique Christmas at the Taft Museum of Art
Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft House
The Taft offers “something old, something new” this year during the holidays, with its always-changing display of vintage Christmas trees, ornaments, and toys from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Upon entering the museum galleries, visitors will find a charming dollhouse along with a selection of Noah’s Ark toys complete with animals in pair. Also new this year will be a miniature storefront decorated for the holidays and a display of Italian glass ornaments made in the 1940s. The traditional feather trees will include displays devoted to butterfly, flower, and angel ornaments. Guests can reminisce or discover the artfully crafted Christmas decorations of earlier generations.

November 5, 2010—January 9, 2011
The Colors of Christmas: Victorian Paper Decorations
Keystone Gallery
Discover a favorite craft material of the Victorian era, known by the tongue-twisting name of “chromolithographic scraps.” These brilliantly colored, shiny, printed Christmas cut-outs served as the stickers of their time, inspiring 19th- and early 20th-century homemade ornaments and decorations. Visitors can see ten or more exceptionally large and fine examples of “scraps”; those on view in the Keystone Gallery equal the scale of small paintings.

December 3, 2010–January 30, 2011
Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos
Los Caprichos are likely the great Spanish artist’s most influential works and continue to inspire artists to this day. As both prints and images, theyare decades ahead of their time. Goya pioneered astonishingly innovative etching techniques, visual forms, and artistic themes, anticipating the later movements known as Realism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, and Surrealism.

The etchings on view are from an early first edition, one of four sets acquired directly from Goya, and belong now to an American private collector. The exhibition is organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California, in association with Deneberg Fine Arts, West Hollywood, California. Goya (1746–1826) is one of the world’s greatest artists, as famous for portraits that seemingly penetrate his sitters’ souls as he is for portrayals of the brutality of the Napoleonic Wars in Spain (1808–14). The Taft Museum of Art owns an important oil portrait by Goya, Queen Maria Luisa of Spain, of about 1800.

January 21 – April 17, 2011
Keystone Contemporary
Twice each year, the Taft highlights work by an emerging Tristate artist.

February 18–May 15, 2011
The American Impressionists in the Garden
American impressionist painters turned their attention to the garden, finding it an ideal subject for the study of light and color in landscape, and they were not alone. This exhibition explores the importance of gardens in American art and society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Appreciated for their variations of form, color, style, and silhouette, gardens constituted a key cultural interest of the period. The vogue for gardening expressed itself in the birth of garden clubs, horticultural and hobbyist publications, the establishment of civic and private gardens, new modes of garden design. The relationships between the gardening movement and the fine arts of painting and sculpture is the focus of this exhibition, which is organized by the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee.

April 1–June 12, 2011
Turner Watercolors from the Taft Collections
Keystone Gallery
Along with two major oil paintings, one from early in his career and one late, the Taft Museum of Art holds ten watercolors by Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775–1851). Spanning the first half of the 19th century, these watercolors depict landscapes of Switzerland, Germany, England, Scotland, and Italy. Historically, they broke new ground in the artistic fields of book illustration, travel views, and the watercolor medium itself.

June 10–August 14, 2011
In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows
Seven eight-foot-high stained-glass lancet windows represent seven angels, the whole created by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the late 1890s as a commission for a Swedenborgian church in Cincinnati. In 1903 Louis Comfort Tiffany and his studio completed and installed a set of seven figurative windows in the Swedenborgian Church of the New Jerusalem at the corner of Oak Street and Winslow Avenue in Cincinnati. The church was demolished in 1964 to make way for Interstate 71, and parishioners saved the windows, storing them in various locations throughout Ohio. In 1991, they were purchased for the Swedenborgian church at Temonos, near Philadelphia. They are on a national tour to help pay for their conservation and upkeep. The windows are exquisite examples of Tiffany’s glass art. Tiffany revived old medieval and Renaissance methods of glass painting and invented many new techniques of working with glass: making opalescent, rolled, textured, and flashed glass, among other methods. The windows embody the American Renaissance, a blossoming of the arts and decorative arts between 1876, the year of the American centennial, and 1914. Further, as a site-specific installation for a Cincinnati church, they belong to the history of our region. This exhibition is organized by In Company with Angels, Inc.

June 17–July 31, 2011
Small Paintings
Keystone Gallery
Treasures can as often be found in small frames as in large ones. A group of diminutive oil paintings from the Taft Museum of Art and Cincinnati Art Museum offers an intimate experience of collecting tastes at the turn of the 20th century. Featured are tiny paintings by 19th-century artists from France, Holland, Belgium, and the United States.

The Taft Museum of Art is at 316 Pike St., in downtown Cincinnati. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors and free for children under 18. The museum is free to all on Sundays. Call 513-241-0343 or visit the website at www.taftmuseum.org for additional information.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Fair Trade Nicaraguan Pottery Exhibition
Come witness the beauty of Nicaraguan pottery and learn about fair trade practices as well. It will be hosted by OSU students traveling to Nicaragua in conjunction with Global Gallery.

Opening reception is Friday, May 21 from 7-10pm
& will be open Saturday, May 22 from 12-6pm

At the ClaySpace Gallery
831 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43206
614) 449-8188
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Art in the Park, June 13
Dear Artists and Performers,

Preservation Parks of Delaware County is excited to host our fifth annual ART IN THE PARK, a special event taking place Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Gallant Woods Preserve. We encourage you to save the date and invite you to participate in this special community event by displaying your art, performing a talent, demonstrating a craft, or offering merchandise for sale. Your original art and unique talents inspires and delights us all!
A registration form is attached to this e-mail.


What?
A celebration of performing and visual arts, demonstrations and a variety of art for sale.

When?
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Set up starts at 11:30
Event is open to the public from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Where?
Gallant Woods Preserve
2151 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015

How to participate?
Please complete the registration form (email: saundras@preservationparks.com). If you also plan to offer merchandise for sale, please enclose a $25 registration check made payable to Friends of Preservation Parks. Mail registration to Saundra McBrearty, special event coordinator, 2656 Hogback Road, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Registration deadline is June 4, 2010 and receipt of your check confirms your space at this year’s ART IN THE PARK. Vendors are responsible for bringing table and tent.


Looking forward to your participation!


Thank you,

Saundra McBrearty

Special Event & Volunteer Coordinator
Preservation Parks of Delaware County
(740) 524-8600, ext. 6
saundras@preservationparks.com
www.preservationparks.com
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Monday, May 17, 2010
5.16.10 BECA: Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art

527 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, LA 70130


www.theBECAfoundation.org | www.BECAICAD.org | www.CurateThis.org

Current Artist, Architect + Designer Opportunities:

Receive Deadline July 15, 2010: CURATE THIS! 2010 - global exhibition of new art + new design - artist, architect + designer registration: http://www.curatethis.org/for-artists-and-designers.php

Highlights of interest to all artists, architects + designers:

In addition to the exhibition opportunities, an International Public Vote Award of $2,500 will be awarded to one artist, architect, designer, duo, group or collective. An online vote will occur from August 15 - 17, 2010. The BECA Foundation is also pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the CURATE THIS! online magazine featuring participating CURATE THIS! Artists, Architects + Designers from around the world. A special monthly feature will focus on 5 participating Artists, Architects and/or Designers.


Of particular interest to graphic designers, industrial designers, fashion designers, furniture designers, accessory designers, architects and interior designers:

Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, will be selecting 10 - 20 CURATE THIS! 2010 participating designers and their works for inclusion in the special upcoming publication, 'CURATE THIS! 2010 - NEW DESIGN'.


Of particular interest to artists working in any media and in any discipline(s):

Helen Pheby, PhD, Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK, will be selecting 10 - 20 CURATE THIS! 2010 participating artists and their works for inclusion in the special upcoming publication, 'CURATE THIS! 2010 - NEW ART'. YSP exhibits an ever-changing diverse collection of works and new projects within 500 acres of both indoor and outdoor galleries.


Receive Deadline September 1, 2010. Architecture + Design online portfolio reviews for future BECA ICAD development: http://www.becaicad.org/portfolio-reviews.php



Open Call to Art Organizations, Artspaces, Design and Studio Directors, professionally affiliated and independent Curators, Galleries, Universities, Museums, Festivals, Business Owners, Managers and Entrepreneurs

CURATE THIS! 2010 currently has 12 pARTicipating Venues located in various cities around the world and we'd like to also invite you to be a part of the inaugural global expansion of CURATE THIS! as a pARTicipating Venue. The BECA Foundation welcomes your pARTicipation in one of the most exciting international contemporary art + design exhibition and arts + cultural events of 2010. Further information may be found at: http://www.CurateThis.org. Information of particular interest to potential pARTicipating Venues may be viewed at: http://www.CurateThis.org/for-venues.php


Future Forward

Full exhibition is now viewable online at: http://www.becaicad.org/upcoming-exhibitions.php

The BECA Foundation is pleased to present the ‘FUTUREFORWARD’ exhibition of new art + new design at BECA ICAD (International Center for Art + Design), 527 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 - across from the Contemporary Arts Center through May 29, 2010. The exhibition highlights works that reveal an idea, message, contribution, warning or solution that if carried forward may profoundly impact the future – be it positively or negatively.


Dear Friends,

The timing and poignancy of this particular exhibition opening last weekend as we here in Louisiana begin to simultaneously experience what may be the worst environmental disaster/oil spill since the Exxon Valdez, makes an already important exhibition even that much more so. Our thoughts are with those families who have lost loved ones in the oil rig explosion as well as with the many families here in Louisiana and around the United States whose livelihoods will be adversely impacted as a result. The resulting damage to our fragile coastal ecosystem was preventable and as such is unacceptable but it is now, unfortunately, inevitable. We hope that each of you, viewing the exhibition online or in person here in New Orleans, takes away something you might be able turn into a positive action toward the future for yourself, your family and your community.

Sincerely,
Melissa Roberts and Kurt Schlough, Directors


This group exhibition features new work by Jonas Angelet, Nikkita Bhakta, Richard Elaver/Phil Renato/Dennis Dollens, Chris Esposito, Sayaka Ganz, Marc Holt, Yeji Jun and Molly Rogers.


The exhibition runs through May 29, 2010. Gallery hours are TH/FRI: 1pm - 6pm and SAT/SUN: 11am - 6pm. The full exhibition is now viewable online at: http://www.becaicad.org/upcoming-exhibitions.php

Artists receive 60% of sale proceeds and The BECA Foundation receives 40% of sale proceeds to help fund + further its international exhibition programming for the benefit of artists, designers and the public. Exhibition sponsorship opportunities are available for future exhibitions. Please email us to inquire. Thank you for supporting new art + new design + new ideas!



May 18, 2010 (5pm-7pm): Creative Connections Mixer



We've launched a new weekly mixer, Creative Connections, for resident New Orleanians and visiting guests to New Orleans who are part of the creative sector. You never know who will show up and who you might meet...

Visual + Performing Artists, if you're interested in connecting with materials suppliers, framers, fabricators, web designers, seeking studio/gallery space, marketing and other service consultants, etc. -

Architects, if you're interested in connecting with suppliers, designers, artists, builders, developers, etc. -

Designers, if you're interested in connecting with suppliers, photographers, printers, architects, studio directors and other service providers, seeking studio space, etc. -

Musicians + Performers, if you're interested in connecting with equipment and other suppliers, collaborators, consultants, venues, talent organizers, videographers, etc. -

Film + Video, if you're interested in connecting with equipment and other suppliers, talent/crew, collaborators, future partners and service providers, etc. -

Writers, Art + design enthusiasts and supporters of the creative sector, if you're interested in learning about what's new in the creative sector and how you might get involved in variety of new projects, etc. -

Administrators and directors, if you're interested in connecting with collaborators, future partners, artists, designers and service providers, etc. -

Visiting guests here in New Orleans, if you're interested in connecting with collaborators, future partners, artists, architects, designers, musicians and service providers, etc. -

And anyone else who may be involved in the creative sector: Please join us this Tuesday, May 18 2010 from 5pm - 7pm at BECA ICAD, 527 St. Joseph Street, across from the Contemporary Arts Center for some mixing, mingling and connecting. If you'd like to sponsor a future mixer or propose adding something to the organizing of the mixers, please email us with the subject line "mixer". Looking forward to seeing you there!
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
BECA: Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art


BECA: Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
527 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

www.theBECAfoundation.org
www.BECAICAD.org
www.CurateThis.org


Current Artist, Architect + Designer Opportunities:

Receive Deadline June 3, 2010: Double - Solo Exhibition Opportunity. Please Click Here for further information and to download submission guidelines + form.

Receive Deadline July 15, 2010: CURATE THIS! 2010 - global exhibition of new art + new design - artist + designer registration: http://www.curatethis.org/for-artists-and-designers.php

Highlights of interest to both artists + designers:
In addition to the international physical exhibition opportunities, an International Public Vote Award of $2,500 will be awarded to one artist, designer, duo, group or collective. An online vote will occur from August 15 - 17, 2010.

Of particular interest to graphic designers, industrial designers, fashion designers, furniture designers, accessory designers and architects/interior designers:
Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, will be selecting 10 - 20 CURATE THIS! 2010 participating designers and their works for inclusion in the special upcoming publication, 'CURATE THIS! 2010 - NEW DESIGN'.

Of particular interest to artists working in any media and in any discipline(s):
Helen Pheby, PhD, Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK, will be selecting 10 - 20 CURATE THIS! 2010 participating artists and their works for inclusion in the special upcoming publication, 'CURATE THIS! 2010 - NEW ART'. YSP exhibits an ever-changing diverse collection of works and new projects within 500 acres of both indoor and outdoor galleries.

Receive Deadline September 1, 2010. Architecture + Design online portfolio reviews: http://www.becaicad.org/portfolio-reviews.php

Ongoing: Selection of Artist + Designer works for screenprinted art print editions: http://www.thebecafoundation.org/global/2010/04/upload-your-art-design.html

Ongoing: Selection of Artist + Designers works for the 'NEW WORKS' online series: http://www.becagallery.com/links.php?44704


Open only until the 100 available spaces are full: As a follow up to last year's highly successful non-juried 12x12x122 experimental exhibition, The BECA Foundation will present Lab AD this November at BECA ICAD. We have 100 automatic exhibition placements available. The non-juried exhibition will welcome exhibition registration from the first 100 artists or designers who sign up. Registration is being granted with BECA Foundation 'Artist/Designer Lab AD' founding membership. Please download complete information available at: http://www.becaicad.org/membership.php


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Open Call to Art Organizations, Artspaces, Design and Studio Directors, professionally affiliated and independent Curators, Galleries, Universities, Museums, Festivals, Business Owners, Managers and Entrepreneurs:

YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN THE MOST EXCITING GLOBAL ART + DESIGN EXHIBITION and ARTS + CULTURAL EVENT of 2010!

JOIN US to help facilitate an experimental, cross-pollination of new ideas for creative innovation in diverse locations around the world!!


CURATE THIS! 2010 currently has 12 pARTicipating Venues located in various cities around the world and we'd like to also invite you to be a part of the inaugural global expansion of CURATE THIS! as a pARTicipating Venue. The BECA Foundation welcomes your pARTicipation in one of the most exciting international contemporary art + design exhibition and arts + cultural events of 2010. Further information may be found at: www.CurateThis.org. Information of particular interest to potential pARTicipating Venues may be viewed at: www.CurateThis.org/for-venues


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Full exhibition is now viewable online at: www.becaicad.org/upcoming-exhibitions

The BECA Foundation is pleased to present the ‘FUTUREFORWARD’ exhibition of new art + new design at BECA ICAD (International Center for Art + Design), 527 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 - across from the Contemporary Arts Center from May 1 - 29, 2010. The exhibition highlights works that reveal an idea, message, contribution, warning or solution that if carried forward may profoundly impact the future – be it positively or negatively.


Dear Friends,

The timing and poignancy of this particular exhibition opening last weekend as we here in Louisiana begin to simultaneously experience what may be the worst environmental disaster/oil spill since the Exxon Valdez, makes an already important exhibition even that much more so. Our thoughts are with those families who have lost loved ones in the oil rig explosion as well as with the many families here in Louisiana and around the United States whose livelihoods will be adversely impacted as a result. The resulting damage to our fragile coastal ecosystem was preventable and as such is unacceptable but it is now, unfortunately, inevitable. We hope that each of you, viewing the exhibition online or in person here in New Orleans, takes away something you might be able turn into a positive action toward the future for yourself, your family and your community.

Sincerely,
Melissa Roberts and Kurt Schlough, Directors


This group exhibition features new work by Jonas Angelet, Nikkita Bhakta, Richard Elaver/Phil Renato/Dennis Dollens, Chris Esposito, Sayaka Ganz, Marc Holt, Yeji Jun and Molly Rogers.


The exhibition runs through May 29, 2010. Gallery hours are TH/FRI: 1pm - 6pm and SAT/SUN: 11am - 6pm. The full exhibition is now viewable online at: www.becaicad.org/upcoming-exhibitions A companion exhibition book will be available beginning May 15, 2010.

Artists receive 60% of sale proceeds and The BECA Foundation receives 40% of sale proceeds to help fund + further its international exhibition programming for the benefit of artists, designers and the public. Exhibition sponsorship opportunities are available for future exhibitions. Please email us at mail@thebecafoundation.org to inquire. Thank you for supporting new art + new design + new ideas!
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