Saturday, December 31, 2005

battles over artifacts, gallery openings, and Lego contests

The holidays are over, but there's a burst of artsy news and events:

Gannon University is accepting submissions for its 29th annual High School Poetry Contest. The deadline for submissions is Feb 1, 2006. Submissions should be sent to:
Berwyn Moore
Associate Professor
Department of English
Gannon University
109 University Square
Erie, Pennsylvania 16541.

All entries should be typed on plain, white paper and should include the student’s name, grade, address of high school, and teacher’s name. Up to three poems per student can be submitted. Original copies should not be sent. Cash prizes will be awarded, including a $100 first prize. Award winners will be announced during the university’s annual English Awards Night, scheduled for April 27, 2006. Dr Rafael Campo, an award winning poet and essayist, will be the guest speaker for the event. For more information on the contest, call the Gannon University English Department at 814-871-7725 or 814-871-7504.

Via the Erie Times News

The Erie County Historical Society is putting part of its collection of American Indian artifacts on the auction block, and that has infuriated the Erie Art Museum's chief administrator.Not only that, but the Erie School District might take legal action against the Erie County Historical Society over an upcoming auction of American Indian artifacts. The beauty of organizations working together for everyone's benefit.
Links To Erie Artifacts at Christies Auction (Via Erie blogger, "Erie's Argonaut".

The Erie Housing Authority 2006 calendar, the fourth in a series, features art created by residents of public housing, including children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens. The contributing artists range in age from 6 to 76.
For more information, or a copy of the calendar please call John Horan at 452-2425. The calendar will soon be posted on the Housing Authority’s Web site

In Greenville, the Mercer County Builder's Association is sponsoring the 6th annual Lego Building contest on Saturday January 14th from 10am to 11:30 am. Free entry, call Margie at 724-588-6400 for more information.

Lots of happenings in Meadville:
Youth and adult tryouts for "Oliver" at the Academy Theatre Tuesday and Thrusday 6:30-8 pm for kids 8-9 for the big kids at the MASH 814-720-6006

Opening reception for two Meadville art shows on the 6th. Meadville Fine Art Prints (231 Chestnut St) for their "New Releases" show from 6:30-9 pm and "A Field Trip Into Imagination" from the Meadville Council on the Arts on the second floor of the Market House from 6:30-9pm

Fibally, the Academy Theatre is shwing "Everything is Iluminated" on Jan 7h and 8th at 7:30 pm $6 adults $5 students (814) 337-8000
Allegehny gets nice front page coverage in Sunday's New York Times

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