News post – Leeway talks indie publishing, Street Trees take root, Jackie Tileston in Chicago, opportunities and more!

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One of Ted Knighton's eerie "Street Trees," soon to be seen at the International House. Photo courtesy of the artist.
One of Ted Knighton’s eerie “Street Trees,” soon to be seen at the International House. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The International House’s verdant new installation opens July 10, with Ted Knighton and his new installation “Street Trees,” setting up in the lobby outside the Ibrahim Theater. “Street Trees” is based on Knighton’s illustrations of trees impacted by the Philadelphia urban environment. this link:  The opening is Thursday, July 10, beginning at 5:30 PM with food and drinks, then continuing with a visual presentation in the theater by Ted himself at 7 PM. He’s also planning on screening his narrative film project 3RD AND ARCH, which you may have seen when it was projected on the of the building at that location.

Led by some local favorites of ours, Leeway Foundation is hosting Imprint, an independent publishing skill share and discussion on Tuesday, August 5. Perfect for initiates into the wild world of publishing, the talk features Lillian Dunn of Apiary, Lovella Calica of Warrior Writers, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela of Thread Makes Blanket Press, Rasheedah Phillips of Metropolarity and Yaba Blay of BLACKprint Press. The event happens at 6 PM; find more information about the panelists and RSVP at Leeway’s site.

Keir Johnston of Amber Art + Design, one of the victors of the Village of Art and Humanities' recent prize. Photo courtesy of Amber Art + Design.
Keir Johnston of Amber Art + Design, one of the victors of the Village of Art and Humanities’ recent prize. Photo courtesy of Amber Art + Design.

Even more exciting for us, given our collaborative project with them, the Village of Arts and Humanities has won a 2014 ArtPlace Grant for their SPACES Artist-in-Residency Program! Picked from over 1,000 applicants, the $280,000 prize goes towards the next two cycles of SPACES. Congrats, partners!

Opportunities

 

The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program is seeking new mentors to work with their base of  at-risk public high school girls in the greater Philadelphia area. They’re scheduled to begin the program in September, so if you or anyone you know fit the criteria – Potential Mentors, Potential Advisory Committee Members, or Potential Partners – please reach out to them and express your interest.

The National YoungArts Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2015 prize cycle. There are ten supported discipline areas – cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing. Each winner receives a grant of up to $10,000, access to YoungArts programs, and master classes with internationally renowned artists, workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and exhibitions. The application deadline for this year is October 17; accepted applicants get notice via email by the end of November and written confirmation by the end of December. The cycle is open to US citizens or legal residents ages 15-18, or in grades 10-12. The deadline is December 1, 2014. For more info, check out the full RFP.

 

Artist News

Cover shot of the new Chicks on Speed offering. Photo courtesy of the artists.
Cover shot of the new Chicks on Speed offering. Photo courtesy of the artists.

via Paget PR – Chicks on Speed’s new single “Utopia” is hitched to a full on production, the globe-spanning Artstravaganza. Launching July 3 at London’s Ace Hotel, it’s accompanied by a series of global live-art performances. The schedule so far is:

2 October 2014 – Live-Art performance staring Francesca von Hapsburg, Witte de With, Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

12 October 2014 – Live-Art performance, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

12 December 2014 – ZKM, Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

February 2015 – GOMA, Gallery of Modern Art, Australia& Milani Gallery, Brisbane

30 May 2015 – Re-opening Govett Brewster, New Plymouth, New Zealand

“Utopia” is billed as a cultural anthem made by mashing up the song ‘Urbanism in the House’ by Tuomas Toivonen with thoughts on achieving utopia by way of Yoko Ono’s music concrete. OK, then!

via Pentimenti – Not for a while, but not too far: Jackie Tileston has an end-of-summer solo show at Zg Gallery in Chicago, opening on September 5.

 

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jackie tileston, ted knighton, village of arts and humanities

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