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Bare Necessities Details
Here are a few details about the event. If you are interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can be in touch with more information.
Date: January 9, 2010
Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Bear Necessities’ office / 55 W. Wacker, Ste 1100, 60601 (corner of Wacker and Dearborn in the loop)
Projected patient participation: 15-20
About Bear Necessities: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Inc. is a national organization founded in 1992. President Kathleen A. Casey and her 8-year-old son, Barrett “Bear” Krupa, started Bear Necessities during a long, exhausting struggle to defeat this devastating disease. In 1993 after 5 ½ years, Bear lost his battle to this terrible disease, but his vision lives on in the organization that carries his name.
Bear Necessities’ mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.
About the Bear Tie Ball: On Saturday, February 20, 2010 nearly 700 people will gather in the Great Hall at Union Station for Bear Necessities’ 17th annual Bear Tie Ball. Our largest fundraiser of the year, the Bear Tie Ball has raised millions of dollars to further our mission. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras with Meaning, and the 2010 event promises to be a great success. Patient artwork will be auctioned off during our event, raising critical dollars for our research & support grants, as well as our Small Miracle program.
Basic Schedule (subject to change):
9:30 Breakfast, introductions, icebreaker
10:00 - 12:30 Art projects
12:30 Lunch, then finish up projects
1:30 Start clean up
Patients, students, and volunteers from our Auxiliary Board will work in our multi-purpose room. We hope to have access to the building’s janitor closet for easy clean-up. A reception for parents will be going on throughout the day in our front conference room.
Suggested Projects (need four stations for kids to rotate through):
Masks (event is Mardi Gras themed)
Painting (perhaps on 8x10 canvases)
Supplies: In the past, Columbia has provided all supplies for this event. As discussed, please let us know as soon as possible what you think your group will be able to provide and what we will need to secure. I am confident that we can pull everything together that week when your classmates return from break. But the sooner we know what supplies we need to get, the better our chances that we can get those donated. As I am sure you can appreciate, in this economy…every little donation counts!
Great little tibit on artist teamwork
I came across a reading for my Performance art class that shares a bunch of quotes by artists and art groups on the benefits of working together. No more of this “public perception of the artist as a loner…solitary genius” crap. Don’t worry.. its not a cheesy list of one liner “Go for the gold!” quotes. So… I don’t know if there’s a way to attach a PDF here, so if you are interested shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com. I’d be happy to send you the PDF file
Starting work on a new project: illustrated versions of the worst dates. Ever. So send me yours to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name (or anonymous). Spread the word!
Odd Sundays Salon Open Studio
Sunday, November 29
2134 N. Sawyer, Chicago, 60647
About the Meeting Card Project
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“Meeting Cards” are a play off of traditional Greeting cards given out to strangers, offering compliments, thank you’s, and random notes of good fortune. People who receive Meeting Cards are given the tumblr.com blog address, and are welcome to post their replies to their cards. Anything works - webcam video, a picture from your cell phone, a written post, or whatever you feel like.
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A+D Lecture Series: Tina Takemoto
Wednesday, November 18, 6:30pm
Hokin Lecture Hall, Room 109, 623 S Wabash, Chicago, IL
Tina Takemoto is an interdisciplinary writer, theorist, and performance artist whose work explores issues of illness, gender, race, and queer identity. Her installation-based performances and video have been presented internationally. She is an Associate Professor of Visual Studies at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. http://www.ttakemoto.com
Co-sponsored by the Art + Design Department and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media
The Weight of What Defines Us
Stop by to see what derives from a collaboration between myself, Megon Holldorf, and Angie Meyer.
Beginning today and throughout the week our installation will be up in room 418 in the 623 S. Wabash building.
After asking various individuals to “give up” objects they feel they could not live without, sacks were constructed to hold the received items. The collection of objects combined with the power of gravity comments about the influence of the material world on the human being. Each sack separately pertains to a different person, which spatially depicts the psychological weight these objects hold over the individual’s life.
Hope to bump into you there,
Hello all, hope the week has been fair to everyone.
For our next Odd Sunday, the 15th, I will be hosting the get together at my place, near school.
We are planning to meet around 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. until whenever. Feel free to bring any friends, snacks, or (especially) current work!
So come Sunday, head on over to 680 S. Federal St., unit 702.
Give me a ring if you need help with directions, 815-715-2203
See you then,