ART TEACHER OPENING FOR THE WASHINGTON BALLET @ THE ARC

HEY Everyone!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer full of relaxation and sun! Just make sure to put that SPF on! Melissa Green over at The ARC has shared with me a wonderful opportunity opening up with the Washington Ballet. Below is the description and details of the job and good luck!

The Washington Ballet @ THEARC seeks an art teacher for our summer programs in 2015.  The summer programs highlighted at The Washington Ballet @ THEARC celebrate dance from many different cultures including ballet.  We also work with the partners in the building to offer our students exposure to art, music, health classes and working in THEARC garden.  Students who are exposed to art enjoy working in any medium that the artist is interested in.  The Washington Ballet will pay for supplies as well as pays $50 per hour.  The camp runs for 4 weeks from June 22 – July 18.  The class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9AM – 10:30AM and the students range in age from 11-14 years old.  Please email a resume’ and cover letter to Katrina Toews, Director of The Washington Ballet @ THEARC at ktoews@washingtonballet.org.

Days of Endless Time at the Hirshhorn

Ever go to a museum and find you have been there the whole day? Well, after going through this exhibition, it felt like I was traveling through endless time, and before I knew it, I had been there for more than 5 hours walking through this show! If you are free and have any opportunity, go to the Hirshhorn’s Exhibit, Days of Endless Time. Its amazing! Located on the second level of the museum, this exhibition is showcasing several video installations. The main goal of this exhibition is for the viewer to leave their hectic, and 24/7 busy lifestyle, and take a moment to just live in the moment. Need a break from all the work and hectic schedule of classes? Well go to this show! It is a beautiful experience and totally worth it. Not only was I transported into other worlds with these installations, but it was so zen that I literally felt like I came out of a yoga after spending hours looking at the installations. If you have not been there yet, you better hurry it ends April 6, 2015! If any of you have been to this show, feel free to share your experience. Below is just one of the many pieces you will see!

SU-MEI TSE, “L’ECHO”, 2003

Su-Mei Tse, L’Echo, 2003. Courtesy of the artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York. © Su-Mei Tse

Calling YOU! SHARE YOUR POSTS! SEND ME ANYTHING!

As the school year is coming to end in less than two months, I have really been interested in trying to give YOU, the viewer, some opportunity to share any news, jobs listings, fun youtube cat videos (we all love those), art educational goodies, or any new and exciting ideas for the classroom! It could even be a new exhibition or your website that you would like to share. Send me any ideas or posts you would like to share at livdavison@gmail.com

ART OLYMPIA 2015 1st ART COMPETITION

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Have some new prints you would like to show or a series of work that you would love to exhibit?

Compete internationally in the Art Olympia 2015 1st Art Competition!

 
– Have the chance to have your work reviewed by judges from Japan, The United States and France
– First Prize Student Category: $20,000
– First Prize Open Category: $120,000
For information click on link above!

Call to Artists: Exploring Personal Genomics through Art

Interested in Genomics? A team over at Georgetown University is putting together an initiative and exhibiting this work. They would love any input or suggestions.

 We are a team of students working in studio, a new ecosystem of learning and working that is being piloted at Georgetown University. Through this initiative, we are organizing an art showcase that will take place April 15th-16th, and hoped you may be able to pass the following email along to your students or anyone who may be interested in submitting a piece for the exhibit. More official publicity will be coming soon but in the meantime, below is our Call to Artists describing in further detail what we are doing. Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Call to Artists – a Request for Submissions

Generate: An Exploration of Personal Genomics through Art

In collaboration with the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and with the KIE Bioethics Research Showcase, we will be putting on a gallery of DC area student art to make the scientifically and ethically complex topic of personal genomics more accessible, and to open up opportunity for further dialogue.

Personal genomics plays a growing role in daily life — through public matters such as the Precision Medicine Initiative recently announced by the Obama Administration, as well as each individual’s personal decisions regarding their health and matter in which they live their lives. We are inviting student artists to showcase their talents in a bioethics exhibit. The purpose of this exhibit is to introduce, inform, educate, contextualize, discuss and emotionally engage the greater public on the topic of personal genomics.

The showcase will be based on the following themes:

Fate: Are you defined by your genes? Can you challenge this definition?

Control: Can someone else own your DNA? Who should control access to your genomic information? How does the right to privacy play a role here? Should this kind of data be public?

Potential: What would a world of genomic transparency look like?

Information: How will this information change treatment of certain individuals and situations? What are positives and negatives to this level of knowledge?

Deadline for submissions: March 30th, 2015 at 11:59pm

Gallery: April 15th-16th in Georgetown’s Bioethics Library

Email georgetowngenart@gmail.com with expressed interest by March 14th. All submissions should be photographed or filmed, judging on the piece, and sent by email by March 30th. Include in the email the following information: name of piece, description, filename, and personal bio/statement (300 words max).

For reference, here are some existing pieces that may provide inspiration.

•Genome Quilts: http://genomequilts.com/genome-quilts/

•Gene Poetry: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse/113/3#!/20598759

•DNA Music: http://www.algoart.com/music.htm (scroll down to “Genetic Music”

•BRCA Mural: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDZy3z0d6XE

Due to space considerations, only a select number of submissions will be chosen for display.

Sincerely,

The XX team

Olja Busbaher, Valeria Balza, Sarah Devermann, Nora Berk, and Lena Bichell.

PAPER, PRINT and BOOK intensive course in FABRIANO, ITALY!

Have any summer plans? If not, you should take a look at a Paper, Print and Book Intensive in Fabriano, Italy! ITALY! Not only is there going to be amazing workshops with master professionals in the said fields, but it is in Italy! Best part of it all is that it is led by the wonderful Lynn Sures and sponsored by Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Ciao!

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center sponsors “Paper, Print and Book,” an intensive course led by artist Lynn Sures in conjunction with Giorgio Pellegrini and the Museum of Paper and Watermark, Fabriano, Italy.

EVERY WORKSHOP TAUGHT BY ITALIAN MASTER PRACTITIONERS OF THE TRADITIONAL ARTS

PAPERMAKING and WATERMARKING

TRADITIONAL ITALIAN LEATHER BOOKBINDING

CHINE COLLE ETCHING

FIELD TRIPS TO ASSISI, URBINO and GUBBIO

A MEDIEVAL PALIO !

FABRIANO, ITALY Paper/Print/Book Intensive 2015

June 11-June 25, 2015

with NEW option to visit the VENICE BIENNALE and other northern sites June 26-July 1 !

Registration deadline: April 1, 2015

STUDY IN FABRIANO

PAPER MAKING

Make traditional line and chiaroscuro watermarks with master papermaker Luigi Mecella in the museum papermill.

Meet innovators Sandro Tiberi and Annarita Librari, and historian Franco Mariani.

LEATHER BINDING

Learn traditional Italian bookbinding methods in the museum’s bindery with master bookbinder Giuseppe Baldinelli,

proprietor of the respected Officina Libris bindery in nearby Gubbio. Visit a local tannery.

INTAGLIO PRINTMAKING

Edition a chine colle etching with Roberto Stelluti, celebrated local etcher represented in the collection of the Uffizi in Florence, in his own exceptional studio.

PHOTOGRAPHY, LETTERPRESS, CALLIGRAPHY

Experience alternative-process photographic printing or letterpress printing on handmade paper, try your hand at traditional calligraphy, learning from Fabrianese masters.

FIELD TRIPS

The Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi; a working bindery in Gubbio;

a conservator in Urbino– the Caves of Frassasi or the Conero national park and Adriatic seashore—all near Fabriano.

OPTION TO VISIT THE VENICE BIENNALE FOLLOWING THE WORKSHOP, JUNE 26-JULY1

Additional fee for this trip.

Details: Lynn@lynnsures.com

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

PHOTOS- www.lynnsures.com “Workshops”

QUESTIONS–Lynn@LynnSures.com

REGISTER–Jose Dominguez, jdominguez@pyramid-atlantic.org

$3,300.00 cost includes tuition and most art materials, hotel with full breakfast in the historic center*, transportation on most

field trips, and more–does not include roundtrip transportation from the US to Fabriano, or travel insurance.

Participation in this trip involves considerable physical demands, including walking extensively in steep hill towns.

Physical exertion and stamina are required in some of the classwork.

*based on double occupancy; single occupancy carries small supplemental charge

DC THAT Camp: A “digital humanities” event!

ATTENTION ALL Digital Humanity lovers!!!!! GW is having an event that bring together those in the digital and technology community to participate in a discussion about “the digital humanities”. Check out more info below:

Are you interested in the digital humanities? Do you enjoy participating in discussions regarding the future of the field? If so, then DC THATCamp is for you! The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) is an “unconference,” an informal and participatory opportunity to join a conversation on the humanities and technology, or “the digital humanities”.

What is an “unconference”? In an un-conference, participants come without a pre-set agenda for the day. First thing in the morning we will take topic proposals and together we schedule the rooms for conversations. There is no need to come prepared for any discussion, just show up, feel free to wander around and join in any sessions that interest you.

When? Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Registration opens at 9:00 AM

Events begin at 9:30 AM

Where? The George Washington University Phillips Hall

801 22nd Street NW

Room B156

Register at dc2015.thatcamp.org

Connect with us via:

Follow us on Twitter @THATCampDC2015

Visit our event on Facebook “DC THATCamp 2015 (The Humanities and Technologies Camp)”

Sponsored by the GW Office for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration, the Vice Provost for Faculty

Affairs, and the Shenkman Career Services Fund.

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