Wednesday, September 09, 2009

September 09, 2009

Jim and Jessica Kronmiller of Kronmiller Creative Portraiture along with John Karian are holding a weekend fall photography workshop on October 9 –11, at Two Mile Run County Park. This will be a camping / non-camping, photography workshop that everyone can enjoy.

Call (814) 673-0900. Only limited space is available. Costs: Camping $26 for two nights (per tent), and workshop for entire weekend $60 per person. Call 673-0900 NOW to reserve your space! Spaces are filling quickly – call now and reserve your spot!

The Transit Building in Oil City currently houses the Oil City Arts Program and is looking for donations of electrical wire and materials to wire in lighting, track lighting, electrical EXIT signs,  
Sub flooring materials, vinyl flooring, muslin, and area carpets.  Pick up is available and donations are tax deduction for a 501c3
contact jimisru@hotmail. com

Award-winning fiction writer Courtney Zoffness will read from her works on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. in the Tillotson Room of Allegheny College’s Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall. The program, which is free and open to the public, is part of the college’s Single Voice Reading Series.

Zoffness’ fiction has appeared in Washington Square, Saint Ann’s Review, Tampa Review and other publications. Her work has been honored by Best New American Voices, the UA Foundation and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. The former managing editor of the United Nations-sponsored Earth Times, Zoffness also has contributed dozens of features and reviews to the New York Metro, MTV Networks and Ladies’ Home Journal.

For more information about the Single Voice Reading Series, contact Associate Professor of English Christopher Bakken at

Does it matter that a sculpture titled "Pipe Theme in Red Orange," was repainted blue-gray by Seton Hill University, Greensburg?

The Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum in Meadville will be hosting an exhibit of the Gerson Leiber collection at Titusville High School on Friday and Saturday at the museum.
Entitled, “For the Love of Prints,” the exhibit will include 19th and 20th century prints of works by Rembrandt, Durer, Canaletto and Daumier.

In addition, the exhibit will feature a selection of 18 Japanese woodblock prints from the 19th century, covering a wide range of style and technique from black and white printing with hand color to full color printing in the later part of the century. This collection of Japanese works is of extensive scope and variety, selected from the collection by Diane Shafer Domnick, Allegheny College art history professor and curator of the exhibit.

The Gerson Leiber collection of art at THS is an ever-growing collection of both original and reproduction artwork covering a wide array of artists over multiple centuries.

Leiber, who grew up in a Titusville Jewish family of modest means during the 1920s and 30s, graduated from THS in 1930, entering the Army soon after.

He met his wife, a handbag apprentice, in Europe during World War II, and moved back to the United States after the war.
The couple settled in New York City where Gerson studied art and Judith designed handbags, which led her to great success.

There is a fee for admission, with proceeds benefiting the museum.   For more information, call (814) 333-9882, or e-mail

The Gerson Leiber collection will be on display Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum.

T-Shirt of the Week - “Art No War”

The Trib Review catalogs monuments that honor Western Pennsylvania's industrial roots

The Meadville Tribune reviews Allegheny College’s “8-Hour Projects”

Bringing Science to the Teaching of Arts in Schools

The next issue of the zine SYNDICATE PRODUCT is all about cleaning... house cleaning, washing the car, even picking up the yard debris. (However, it's NOT about laundry, as that's already been done. It's also not about packratting, as that's also been done.)

A few possible ideas:

+ apartment or house move in/out cleaning stories

+ making your own eco-friendly cleaning products

+ I hate to BLANK (dust, vacuum, clean the gutters)

+ biggest cleaning disaster

+ living with a hoarder or a neatnik

+ the most disgusting abandoned item found in the back of the fridge or shoved in a cabinet

+ what I learned about cleaning from my family/friends/ex

+ my biggest cleaning challenge is BLANK


Writers: I'm not going to get too hung up on length for this issue, but I would say between 400-800 words is a good size. If you need to go longer, please do. If the writing is good enough, people will want to read it to the end. I'll let you know if a piece is simply too huge.

Comic artists: The zine will be Digest Sized. Final art size should reduce to 4.5 x 7.5 inches. You can have two pages, but this can be negotiated if needed. B&W only, the zine will be photocopied. Send art as 300dpi TIF files. Also, once entries are in, I may be looking for small illustrations to accompany some of the stories.

Contributors will receive a copy of the final project.

Due date and where to submit: OCTOBER 11, 2009*. Submit your entries to, either by simply pasting the text into an e-mail, or as an OpenOffice, MS Word, or plain text document. If you want to mail them, send them to: A.j. Michel, PO Box 877, Lansdowne, PA 19050.

DeBence Antique Music World (1261 Liberty Street
Franklin, PA 16323)  is taking part in the Smithsonian’s Free Museum day on Sept 26th.

Hulu is streaming The Flaming Lips documentary:

Free and Legal Downloads:

  Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Live at Bottom of the Hill on August 23, 2009

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