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Monson Arts Council Plans Body Art Show
The Monson Arts Council has announced plans to hold a show of tattoos and body art on July 4 2013, as part of the annual Summer Fest activities. It will be called “bodyARTfest”, and will take place in the Monson House of Art from 11-2, immediately following the annual 4th of July parade.
The show will include two kinds of displays of body art: living and framed. The main exhibits will be people displaying their own body art, and competing for prizes in several categories:. Best in Show ($200), Most Creative ($100), Strongest Statement ($100) and “What was I Thinking?” ($50). Anyone who wishes to put their artwork on display can do so for a $25 entry fee, and by filling out an entry form, found on the website www.monsonartscouncil.com.
The second category of display is tattoo and body art designs and photographs, which will be offered for view and sale by participating tattoo parlors and body art shops, which will reserve rooms or walls for their work. In addition, any artwork depicting body art may be entered for exhibit and sale.
The idea for a body art show has been discussed by the Monson Arts Council for several years, and is finally coming to fruition. There is a lively body art culture in the valley, and a growing popularity of body art among a wider segment of the population than has traditionally been the case. The Monson Arts Council feels there are many manifestations of the artistic impulse in our culture beyond those normally found in galleries.
Anyone interested in participating in the show, or in further information about the bodyARTfest, may call Reed Coles at (413)537-0245, or visit the council website www.MonsonArtsCouncil.com.
Museum of Fine Arts – Boston
On Wednesday, May 15th, the Museum of Fine Arts presents Odd Spaces, a day-long Performance Art event that explores issues of spectatorship in museums today. Performances by Marilyn Arsem, John Gonzalez, David Levine, Sandrine Schaefer and Philip Fryer will begin at different times throughout the day, but all will be on view from 4:00-6:30pm in varying locations throughout the Museum.
The event will be followed by a panel discussion co-presented with Big Red & Shiny at 7pm in Alfond Auditorium, with the participation of Kate McNamara, Tony Schwensen, David Levine and Sandrine Schaefer.
Creative Communities Exchange 2013
June 6-7, 2013 | Portland, ME
The 2013 event is produced by NEFA and local hosts: the Creative Portland Corporation, the Maine Center for Creativity, and the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Creative Communities Exchange (CCE) is an event in which creative and cultural leaders share practical information about implementing creative economy projects and provide participants with actionable tools that can be executed to strengthen their own communities. This is a peer exchange to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from New England creative economy projects.
The CCE features workshops describing the implementation of creative economy projects from around New England, focusing on various elements of the creative economy: downtown revitalization, artist and small business professional development, impact data collection, planning, zoning, space development, marketing, and more.
Several months before the event, presenters submit project descriptions, finalists are selected, and the presentations are reviewed. At the event, workshops are strictly timed and include a how-to presentation, Q&A, and networking time. Presenters prepare a practical handout for the audience to take away.
Participants are creative and cultural community leaders who work on creative economy projects in various sectors and types of organizations including cultural nonprofits, creative businesses, economic development, city planning, funders, researchers, and government.
Quaboag Hills Photography Club.
Photoshop World: Photoshop, Photography & Lighting Convention
Designed to help you boost your skills, Photoshop World offers three days of pulse-pounding training with classes from renowned experts in the fields of Photoshop, photography and lighting and a once-in-a-lifetime experience guaranteed to enhance your skill set and help your work soar to new heights! SEPTEMBER 4-6, 2013 | MANDALAY BAY RESORT & CASINO – LAS VEGAS, http://photoshopworld.com/
Professional Photographers Association of New England (PPANE) Conference: Restore the Passion
Sept, 6 – Sept 9, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel Nashua NH. http://www.ppane.com/
You don’t take a photograph, you make it. ~Ansel Adams