Opening Reception Ceremony on Saturday March 15, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Demonstration by Chinese Master Calligrapher Haji Noor Deen
FREE and Open to the Public, in English, Light refreshments served
Exhibition runs Saturdays 10-4 at ICCNC through May 3
Additional artworks on display at Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St #290, Oakland, CA 94607
Other Public Events Related to “Calligraphies in Conversation”:
- April 12 at 4 – 6 pm: Performance, Demonstration, and Conversation by Local Master Calligraphers
- April 26 at 5 – 7 pm: Lecture by Robert Abdul Harr Darr, “Calligraphy: the Transcendental Art”
Overview of the exhibit:
“Calligraphies in Conversation” is a public free exhibition at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) highlighting traditional Middle Eastern and Islamic calligraphic art in dialogue with other calligraphy scripts and styles specially Far East calligraphy.
“Calligraphies in Conversation” is open from March to May 2014 and focuses on the connections between Islamic and Chinese calligraphic traditions. ICCNC is incredibly excited to pilot this new project in conjunction with Ziya Art Center and our partners from nearby Oakland Chinatown such as Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
An exhibition of curated and newly-made calligraphy from both traditions will be on display. The Curatorial and Jury Panel consists of ICCNC and Ziya Art Center experts as well as local artists have received over 115 submissions from invited calligraphers and through an open call for artists.
Most of submissions were from the US, mainly Bay Area, California; but there were several international submissions from different countries including United Kingdom, China, Iran, Japan, and Turkey. After a competitive jury process over 50 artworks got accepted from 21 artists for the exhibit illustrating a diverse array of Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish calligraphy artworks.]]>
As a reminder of the virtues of hard work, determination, excellence and a broad vision for the future, the Heinz Family Foundation annually recognizes a remarkable group of individuals for their extraordinary contributions.
I am pleased and honored to introduce you to the recipients of the 19th Heinz Awards.
This year’s winners include an author whose critically acclaimed stories draw from his experience and compassion as a physician, an environmental scientist leading the research on finding long-term, sustainable solutions to feeding an ever-growing population, a pioneering educator who has built a free, online teaching platform that has reimagined how students learn, a doctor who has created an innovative health care model to treat rural and underserved patients, and a social entrepreneur using digital technology to create employment for people in impoverished regions of the world.
The 19th Heinz Awards recipients are:
Abraham Verghese (Arts and Humanities)
Jonathan Foley (Environment)
Salman Khan (Human Condition)
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Leila Janah (Technology, the Economy and Employment)
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Zero Balance Frog – 6 X 7 X 7″ Welded steel and unsolicited credit cards
March 6-9, 2014
Frederieke Taylor Gallery is pleased to present Sculpture and Collage by CHRISTY RUPP at the VOLTA NY Art Fair March 6 – 9, 2014 at 82 Mercer Street, NY, NY.
Christy Rupp is known as a socially and politically engaged artist. She participated in the legendary “The Times Square Show” and “The Real Estate Show” of 1979-80 and was affiliated with Colab and Group Material. The artist creates exquisite sculptures and collages, while simultaneously raising important global and environmental issues.
Christy Rupp’s recent work includes a series of sculptures of filter feeding organisms from the Gulf of Mexico created from welded steel and encaustic wax. The new work examines varieties of planktonic microfauna living near the site of the Macondo well blowout in 2010 and highlights the effects of bio-accumulation. The series includes, among others, Crab Zoa, Shrimp Larvae, Mussels, & Jellyfish.
In another series, the artist explores the relationship between ivory and energy extraction. These sculptures were made in response to threats presented by drilling, and the very real occurrence of diminishing habitat for threatened species at the top of the food chain, many of which are then poached for their tusks. The Fake Ivory Series, made from welded steel and encaustic wax, are sculptures of different types of trophies bound with scrimshaw or tattoo-like images of methane and carbon chemical chains, as a commentary on the value placed on energy over life of all species.
In order to give the new work historical context, the gallery will show video and documentation of Christy Rupp’s public art projects from the early 80’s Times Square show and Colab period.
Recent notable shows include “Dead or Alive” at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY 2010, “Dear Mother Nature” at the Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY 2012, “This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980′s”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 2012, “American Dreamers” Pallazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy w/ Hudson River Museum, and “XFR STN” Transfer Station at the New Museum, NY 2013, among numerous others.
82 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013
March 6-9, 2014
Thursday March 6: Preview 11am-5pm (By Invitation Only
Open to public with Volta or Armory Show pass- 6-9 PM
Friday/Saturday March 7, 8: 10am – 8pm
Sunday March 9: 10am – 5pm
In 2014, the Arts & Healing Network will offer 1-4 AHN Awards to artists who are doing community-based art & healing work. Each recipient of an AHN Award will receive a one-time monetary gift of $5000, as well as being featured on our web site at www.artheals.org.
With this award, we are honoring artists who have used their creativity as a catalyst for healing in a community setting. The nominated artist’s work should interact or dialogue with a specific community (i.e. group of people), as a means to generate healing and/or positive change. We are interested in all forms of art and healing including environmental art, activist art, art that builds community, art in healthcare settings, etc. All creative media qualify – visual art, dance, music, writing, installation work, etc. This is an international award. We are especially interested in artists whose work is innovative and deeply inspiring. Nominees must have a web site that clearly explains their art and healing work.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com. To learn more about the AHN Award Program and view examples of past awardees, please click here.]]>
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is seeking proposals for projects that will activate key blocks of Central Market with impactful arts programming and contribute to the area’s vibrancy and identity as an arts and technology district. Interested applicants and/or organizations should focus on the theme of Imagining Central Market, a new initiative designed to encourage interaction and dialogue around the concepts of identity and place. The organization or team selected will be awarded $100,000 to use toward the realization of their project.
Theodore Watson’s Faces
photo courtesy of San Francisco Arts Commission
Collaborative consortia, joint ventures or teams of organizations with complementary skills and experience are permitted and highly encouraged to respond to this RFP. Special attention will be given to those proposals which incorporate project team members from both the arts and technology sectors. Other priorities include:
* Performance series are eligible but would be most competitive if presented as complementary to or in concert with a large-scale installation work of a more permanent or semi-permanent nature.
* Note: All fiscal sponsorships require a written agreement. Collaborative consortia must select a lead organization.
Successful applicants will demonstrate the vision, past experience and professional qualifications required to create and manage a large-scale art project. Collaborative applications should demonstrate the qualifications of individual team members. Artists and/or organizations may be required to attend public and city agency meetings.
Bird’s Eye View of Central Market, San Francisco
Team applicants must designate a lead agency that will serve as the fiscal agent for the partners. The lead agency or organization will be responsible and accountable for effectively and efficiently planning, managing and delivering the services and activities described in this RFP, while achieving the grant outcomes. The lead agency must also demonstrate the management and financial capability needed to effectively and efficiently deliver the proposed program and account for the grant funds.
Applicants invited to submit a full proposal must include memoranda of understanding among any collaborating team members. Confirmation of a memorandum of understanding or other formal agreement between the lead applicant organization and collaborator(s) may be requested by KRF.
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation will review all Letters of Inquiry received in response to this call and invite 5-10 projects to submit Full Applications. The finalists will be awarded $1,000 each to further develop their proposal. A cross-sector panel will review the finalists’ proposals and select one project to recommend to the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Board of Directors to receive the $100,000 award.
If you have any questions please contact the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Arts Program Staff.
- See more at: http://krfoundation.org/arts/imagining-central-market/#sthash.ixyKZXpA.dpuf]]>