Friday, February 06, 2009

February 6, 2009 – so much to do! and free and legal downloads

The Derrick lists the schedule for this weekend’s Franklin on Ice Festival, including readings by my lovely and talented wife.

Local crafter LazyTCrochet has opened an Art Fire shop

Somehow, in the all the Super Bowl hoopla, no one noticed that one of the soldiers in the News Herald’s vast AP cut and paste-style coverage was Franklin native Julie Glaubach (although the AP has her listed as a Pittsburgh native. Shame!)

How the fanzine refused to die

The Governor’s School for the Arts could get the axe in the new budget.

Unbeknownst Pittsburgh! from the Archival Happy Hour Action Group sounds like a fantastically fun event that could easily work in here in Venango.

The News Herald examines how Venango County public libraries are encouraging residents to read the The Call of the Wild by Jack London during a month-long Big Read event.

The National Transit Art Center, 206-210 Seneca Street in Oil City, PA will hold Open Studios Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15 from noon to 5:00 pm. The Transit Art Studios house over twenty artists and artisans including painters, photographers, jewelers, metal-smiths, porcelain painters and stained glass artists. For more information, please call Holly Berlin at 814-671-8973 or ARTS Oil City at 814-676-5303.

Band Metrics is a new semantic web application, currently in private beta but about to go public, which aims to give musicians the ability to measure the success of their music online.

One of my favorite magazines, MAKE, has:

started a new regular column in search of the technology of the future in the forgotten ideas of the past (and those slightly off the beaten track). Each Tuesday, we'll look at retro-tech, "lost" tech, and the make-do, improvised "street tech" of village artisans and tradespeople from around the globe.

Works are currently being accepted for the Erie Art Museum’s 86th Annual Spring Show, a regional juried exhibit, running April 18 through June 14, 2009 in the Erie Art Museum’s Main Gallery, 411 State Street. All artists residing within 250 miles of Erie are invited to enter works not previously exhibited in the Erie area. A total of $10,000 in awards is offered, including $2,000 in juror’s cash awards, the $500 Northwestern Pennsylvania Arts Association Award and at least $7,500 in guaranteed purchases. The cash awards will be divided among the juror’s selections of the best work in the show.

The Erie SeaWolves National Anthem tryouts will be held Saturday, March 21 at the Erie Playhouse. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and tryouts begin at 12 p.m. Those interested in auditioning will perform the National Anthem for a panel of judges. Auditions must be performed a capella. For more information about the National Anthem tryouts, please contact Carol Trumbo at (814) 456-1300 or via email at

The Clarion University–Venango Campus Independent Film Series has announced their schedule. The films are free and open to the public. All films will be shown in the Robert W. Rhoades Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. For questions regarding the series or any of the films, please contact Emily Aubele at 676-6591, ext. 1269.

February 7 The Kite Runner

February 14 The Son / Le Fils (Original French with English Subtitles)

February 21 The Great Debaters

March 14 Margot at the Wedding

March 21 Memento

March 28 The Wind That Shakes the Barley

April 4 Cashback

April 11 The Visitor

April 18 Yesterday

Brother Bean is holding a silent auction for one of their iconic barrel chairs :

own a piece of brotherbean! we have one extra barrel chair that we are going to auction off to the highest bidder! it is an authentic 50's era barrel chair made from a real whiskey barrel. this one is not to be trusted at brotherbean because part of the spring apparatus is broken and the poor soul that sits in it could wind up on their back on the floor! we don't have the ability to fix it and planned to mount it on a permanent base so it couldn't rock or tip and use it that way. but what i really want is a sofa! so let's see what the interest is in this "piece of the bean" and if i can raise enough money to buy a sofa! keep in mind that the new owners of brobean are a non-profit (VTDC) and could totally benefit from your bid! any bidders may submit their bids via myspace. i will notify you ebay style if your bid is the highest or if your bid is still too low.

the bidding will close in a week...sat. night at 10 pm. thankyou so very much!

you may also place bids by calling me at brobean 677-0232. gwen

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats is auctioning a guest list spot (+1) for his entire solo tour with John Vanderslice to benefit Goner Records founder Zac Ives' daughter, Anna.

Venango Chamber (VenangoChamber) is now on Twitter.

Upcoming Shows of Interest:

Greg Koons and The Misbegotten tonight at The Latonia Theatre (1 East First St., Oil City, Pennsylvania 16301 map) at 8 pm. Call ahead on this one – it seems a little fishy.

Jerome Wincek and the Old Hats at Seneca’s Brother Bean(3338 state rt. 257, Seneca, PA 16346 – map) Free and Open to the Public.

Nathan Duprey on Tuesday February 10, at 7:30pm at the Robert W. Rhoades Center, Venango Campus/Clarion University, Oil City PA – map. Free and open to the Public.

Namoli Brennet on Wedensday, February 11, at 7pm at the Robert Rhoades Auditorium, Clarion University Venango Campus, Oil City PA – map Free and open to the public

Free and Legal Downloads:

Ziggy Stardust Remixed (full album)

My Morning Jacket Live at duo music exchange on February 4, 2009

North Mississippi Allstars Live at The Granada on February 3, 2009

1 comment:

LazyTcrochet said...

Thanks for the mention! I love Etsy, but decided to give Art Fire a try.