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October 14, 2010

More Life! Angels in America at Twenty - Opening Night Gala

November 5, 2010, 6:30
Honorary Co-Chairs, Marcia Gay Harden, Joe Mantello and Stephen Spinella
Gala Chair, Lisa Grotts
Museum of Performance & Design, 401 Van Ness Avenue
(415) 255-4800 extension *819
Tickets start at $350.00

Join playwright Tony Kushner for the opening night gala of the Museum of
Performance & Design's new exhibition More Life! Angels in America at Twenty.
The evening includes a cocktail reception sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka, an
exclusive first look at the exhibition, dinner catered by McCalls, and special
presentations by members of the original Broadway cast of Angels in America.
Proceeds benefit the Museum of Performance & Design, tickets start at $350.00
(limited availability).

Brittany Kish

October 20, 2010

Call for Entries--Scene: Brooklyn presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Calling all Brooklyn filmmakers!
Scene: Brooklyn presented by Brooklyn Arts Council seeks short and feature
length narrative films, short and feature length documentaries, animations, and
experimental work from Brooklyn based filmmakers and artists.

Scene: Brooklyn is an ideal way to have your work seen in professional venues by
New York audiences in curated film programs, and promoted through extensive
marketing and press outreach. Scene: Brooklyn screening venues have included
BAMcinématek, UnionDocs, Galapagos Art Space, The Bell House, and these and
other sites are being considered for our May 2011 flagship series. Scene:
Brooklyn presents prizes for Audience Award winners, as well as panels and
parties. In addition to the May 2011 flagship series, Scene: Brooklyn presents
screenings throughout the year in partnership with Brooklyn venues, as well as
sending film compilations on tour.

Early bird discounts available until November 12th so don't wait to submit!

Submit your film through our Withoutabox site here -

For more info go to - www.brooklynartscouncil.org/scenebrooklyn

Scene: Brooklyn, an initiative of Brooklyn Arts Council, is dedicated to
presenting and supporting the tremendous range of filmmakers and media artists
working in Brooklyn. This evolving program includes a flagship week of
screenings presented in partnership with venues throughout Brooklyn each May,
special screenings and media arts events throughout the year, professional
development seminars for film and media artists, and filmmaker meet ups.
Brooklyn Arts Council also supports film and media artists and organizations
through grants, fiscal sponsorship and its online registry and directory.

Scene: Brooklyn serves Brooklyn and the wider New York community by providing
quality film and media arts programming that reflects Brooklyn's diversity. It
also gives audiences an opportunity to get acquainted with the artists who live
in their borough, and a chance to see non-commercial films locally.

Films to be screened in the flagship spring series are to be submitted no later
than January 14, 2011.

Please read carefully. Brooklyn Arts Council will only consider films that meet
the following qualifications:

• Films by film and media artists (director, producer, or screenwriter), who are
based in Brooklyn are eligible (all subject areas).

• Films shot in or about Brooklyn by non-Brooklyn residents will also be
accepted (all subject areas).

• To reiterate - Only films by Brooklyn based filmmakers (director, producer or
screenwriter) or films shot in Brooklyn or about the borough will be considered.
Films shot elsewhere by non-Brooklyn residents will not be considered and no
refunds will be given.

Entries must be complete works no longer than 120 minutes in length. They must
have been completed on or after June 1, 2009. Industrial or instructional works
and those previously submitted to Scene: Brooklyn are not eligible. All films
and videos in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for
presentation. All entrants must complete the online application form and mail or
hand-deliver a DVD for jury screening.

There is no limit to the number of entries each applicant may submit. Please
submit a separate entry form and a separate DVD for each entry. Do not include
multiple films on one DVD.

All tapes must be labeled with the following information:

1. Film Title, total running time, category, and date (narrative; experimental;
documentary; animation.)

2. Shipper's name and telephone number.

3. Withoutbox tracking number.

Entries may be disqualified if they are not properly labeled.

Films and videotapes must be shipped in a padded envelope.

Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like us to return
your DVD. Be sure to indicate that you would like your preview screener
returned; we will not do so unless you indicate for us to do so on your
application form.

Judging will take place January - March 2011 by a jury of film industry
professionals in the New York metropolitan area.

Notification will happen no later than March 30, 2011.

October 27, 2010

150 Years Later: New Photography at Vassar College

As part of a campus-wide celebration of Vassar's
sesquicentennial anniversary, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
commissioned three photographers to create new work to highlight different
aspects of campus life. The resulting photographs in the exhibition 150
Years Later: New Photography by Tina Barney, Tim Davis, and Katherine
Newbegin focus on the people, environment, and the culture of Vassar today.
The exhibition is curated by Mary-Kay Lombino, The Emily Hargroves Fisher
'57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator and Assistant Director for Strategic
Planning at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, and will be on view from
January 28 to March 27, 2011.

The approximately 40 new works created for this exhibition uncover a side of
Vassar that is not often seen by the average visitor to campus. "Foregoing
the typical view of architectural and natural beauty for which the college
is known, Barney, Davis, and Newbegin instead focused on the idiosyncratic,
the ironic, and the hidden aspects of campus life that lie beneath the
surface," explained Lombino. "They have pieced together a portrait of Vassar
that reveals as much about the artists' interests as it does about their

Each photographer's work will be presented in one of three adjoining
galleries. Lombino noted that each photographer chose to represent the
college in different ways -- Tina Barney with intimate close-up images of
people, Katherine Newbegin's focus on dark and dingy forgotten corners, and
Tim Davis's search to capture the absurdity in everyday life.

"Vassar is so pretty, so stately," noted Tim Davis. "I chose 'Move Out Day'
as a subject in order to see this ideally arranged place in a state of
derangement. Cameras love chaos as much as they enjoy order and I felt
privileged to be able examine this campus as it folded up and began its
annual bivouac home."

Katherine Newbegin remarked that it took her "several visits before I
stumbled upon what I felt to be the hidden world of Vassar . . . I spent so
much time wandering in basements and attics, and it was through this process
that I eventually felt I was able to get under the skin of Vassar.
Simultaneously, I was drawn to the student life happening on the surface,
and the tension that lies between these two worlds, one silent and aging,
the second so full of life."

This commission follows a strong photographic legacy at Vassar that dates
back to the early part of the 20th century. Throughout the history of the
college photographers have been invited to campus to capture the
architecture, people, and lifestyle. Two fine historical examples are Paul
Strand who photographed several Vassar buildings in 1915 and Albert
Eisenstadt who illustrated campus life for the February 1937 issue of
LIFEmagazine. Several of the original photographs from these earlier
commissions are in the Art Center's permanent collection and will be presented in a
nearby gallery to compliment the new work by Barney, Davis, and Newbegin.

A catalogue will accompany this exhibition. For additional information, the
public may call (845) 437-5632 or visit fllac.vassar.edu.

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