Congratulations, Karen Bramblett and all the women elected yesterday! Video of ‘Loomstrument’ on YouTube, Andrew Simonet of Artist’s U solicits your help and offers free workshop, Plus a couple great Opportunities!

Today, we celebrate the election of many good people and particularly we celebrate Karen Bramblett, a local woman who propelled herself to action after last year's Presidential Election results and yesterday handily won her seat on the Council of Plymouth Meeting! Also a couple good job opportunities, a free workshop and listen to "Loomstrument!"


Happy Democracy, Everybody! (Those who missed it, please get out and vote next time!)

Local election news I am thrilled about is our friend Karen Bramblett’s election to Plymouth Meeting Council! By a resounding 10 points! Karen retired from her post as Prothonotary of PA Superior Court a few years ago. She decided to run for office after the results of the Presidential election of 2016. Congratulations, Karen, you are an example to us all!


Have you been to Galleries at Moore to see (and hear) the Loomstrument?

“Loomstrument” is a collaboration between Mary Smull on the loom and Chris Powell on electronics? Here’s a link to the music triggered by the interaction between the two of them. Look closely and you will see that Mary handles the loom barefoot, just a small detail, but lends some atmosphere.


Poster image for workshop by Artists U

From Andrew Simonet, formerly of Headlong Theater and creator of Artist’s U, who is looking for your input in a survey, and looking to help you with your Internet overload in a Free workshop. Don’t know about Artist’s U?  Here is their mission: “Artists U is an incubator for changing the working conditions of artists. Everything we do is artist-run, free, and open-source.”

Hi artists,

We’re curious about how you manage your digital life. We’d love to hear your thoughts on our Un/Distracted survey.

And we’re hosting a workshop called Un/Distracted: Making Art in the Age of Interruption.

How do we maintain artistic focus and still answer all our emails?
How do we resist distraction and interruption, stay solvent in the “attention economy?”

For years, we’ve been hearing from artists who are overwhelmed by the demands of email and social media. We also hear from artists who manage their attention with creative interventions and tools. We will share findings from our Un/Distracted survey, discuss tools and tactics for finding balance, and finally solve everybody’s email crisis.

Un/Distracted: Making Art in the Age of Interruption
Monday, December 11, 7:00-9:00 pm
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia PA



Via The Week Here At Tyler… GIA Job Opportunities – Due Nov. 17

Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) is relocating its offices to New York City and is seeking to hire several staff positions. Under the leadership of Eddie Torres, president & CEO, GIA will begin reviewing applications on November 17 and all positions will remain open until filled. These positions are open.

Director of Finance and Operations
Development Manager
Membership Manager
Program Manager
Communication and Publication Manager

GIA is the only national network of private, public, and corporate arts funders in the US and Canada, including independent and family foundations, public agencies, community foundations, corporate philanthropies, nonprofit regrantors, and national service organizations. GIA is widely regarded as the go-to place for relevant discussion and action within the philanthropic field. At the intersection of philanthropy and the arts, GIA breaks down silos by creating and strengthening connections with, and for, those within its membership, their grantees, and philanthropy across sectors. GIA’s many programs and resources can be found here.  More information about the jobs here.

Via Rebecca Saylor Sack… UArts seeks Assistant Professor of Animation

Position: Assistant Professor of Animation
Department: Animation
Contract: Assistant Professors begin with a 3-year renewable appointment

The University of the Arts seeks an Assistant Professor for the Animation program with a preferred emphasis in traditional hand drawn animation, and an interest in developing 1–2 of other areas of expertise: 3D computer, stop-motion, or experimental. Located in the College of Art, Media and Design, the Animation program is part of an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum within the School of Film that includes programs in Film + Video, Writing For Film + Television and Film Design + Production.

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. Screening for this position will begin January 20, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. More information here.