DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Artists, Roboticists, Designers, Musicians & Technologists

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2009: All entries must be received by NOON!!

This year is a brand new year for the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Under new management, the folks at the festival have asked us for a proposal to infuse leading edge technology into the art show this June. Throughout the month of November, we will be compiling proposals from creatives of all genres: design, robotics, interactive art, music, entertainment technology….and more! No idea is too big or too small — send us your proposals by November 20, 2009, or contact kharvey@pghtech.org for more information.

DETAILS:  PROPOSALS DUE THIS FRIDAY!!!

The Pittsburgh Technology Council is in currently creating a proposal  to create an Art and Tech Corridor in the Cultural District during this year’s arts festival, and is looking for companies and individuals to participate – and showcase the innovation and creativity of our region.

DEADLINE: November 20, 2009

MEDIA: All tech related

WHO CAN SUBMIT: Any individual artist, group or business

ART SPECIFICATIONS: Indoor and outdoor space available. Gallery space, vacant buildings and storefronts. We will find space based on your proposal. Artwork must be available for display for a 10-day duration during the festival.

PROPOSAL SPECIFICATIONS: Email  a one-page proposal, one-page artist resume and any applicable images of related work to kharvey@pghtech.org by November 20, 2009.

BUDGET: Please include any budgets or artist stipends necessary to complete your project.

NOTIFICATIONS: Selected artists will be notified after the Arts Festival Directors review, based on their recommendations. Notification will likely occur  in the February/March timeframe.

For more information, contact Kim Harvey at 412.918.4223.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Embraces the Light: The Holocaust & Humanity Project

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THIS GROUNDBREAKING PRODUCTION IS AN IMPORTANT ARTISTIC WORK THAT EXPLORES THE UNIVERSAL THEMES OF FAMILY, SEGREGATION, ISOLATION, SURVIVAL AND THE HOPE OF THE UNCONQUERABLE HUMAN SPIRIT. HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR ELIE WIESEL WROTE, “SOME THINGS ARE TOO LARGE TO WRITE ABOUT, BUT NOTHING IS TOO SMALL.”

With this passage in mind, the ballet follows one person’s journey from suffering to salvation, telling the story through symbolic movement and choreography that is often stark, athletic and raw.

Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project is an effective tool for communicating the lessons of the Holocaust. It provides an emotional link to the past as well as a warning for the future and shows how dance can transcend the art form to become an agent of change, not only in the audience but also in the world.

For more information, visit th PBT Website.