Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Allegheny River Textile ARTS studio is located in Foxburg and is a pretty exhaustive resource. As a side note, Foxburg's renaissance has been nothing less than remarkable. If you missed (as I did) the Joe Negri Trio when they were recently in Oil City, they'll be performing in Foxburg in June. In fact there's a whole big bunch of arty goodness going on in Foxburg this summer which I will soon reveal (I promise.)

The Eerie Horror Film Festival announced that they will be hosting the opening night of the Quentin Tarantino/ Robert Rodriguez film Grindhouse at The Movies in Meadville Friday, April 6. Grindhouse is a double feature, featuring horror legend Tom Savini, one of the many special guests at this year's Eerie Horror Film Festival. There will be free stuff, including Grindhouse posters, Eerie Horror Fest T-Shirts and a chance to win Two Free All Access Passes to the Fest in October.

Rockport Publishers/Quarry Books is seeking project contributors for an upcoming book tentatively titled 1000 Jewelry Details. The book will feature handmade jewelry that can be made at home with simple tools by non- professional jewelry makers. Some images will show entire pieces of jewelry, but most will home in on points of interest: uniquely crafted findings, bead combinations, dangles, hand- carved details, surface texture, fibers, color, and nontraditional materials.


Projects should be constructed using basic jewelry findings, simple wire-working techniques, or put together with threads, fibers, leather, etc. Projects should integrate current, original, and exciting techniques and unique and interesting materials. Projects must be achievable by a home artist. There is no entry fee, and you may submit multiple designs. Please include your complete contact information in the email and a short description of the techniques used to create each piece. You will be notified if your pieces are selected for final publication at which point you will need to send the actual piece for photography or a professional quality high-res image on CD. (Electronic Submission Guidelines will be provided at that time.) If your entry is selected, it will be printed in full color with a caption. For more information, please contact Sandra Salamony by email at DEADLINE: May 15, 2007

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