Sunday, September 06, 2009

September 6, 2009 Meadville Council on the Arts in Trouble and Free and Legal Downloads

Jack Moyers, Meadville Council on the Arts’ vice president says “Without a serious cash infusion, MCA will not see the end of the month.”

Anti-Flag will perform in Pittsburgh during the G-20 summit

Funding Trends in Arts and Culture is a free webinar coming up in October.

Former local musician Justin Hoenke is interviewed as part of The Young Librarian Series

Local jewelry artist Alice Walkowski describes her experince at copper clay boot camp.

Consider entering the 2009 National Geographic nternational Photography Contest. There are three categories -- people, places and nature -- and you can enter a total of six photographs. Images can be black and white or color, digital or shot with conventional film, but they must be submitted digitally to

The contest ends Oct. 31. The entry fee is $12 per photo for entries received on or before Oct. 15, and $22 per photo for entries received between Oct. 16 and Oct. 31. First-place category winners will win a digital camera kit and the photos will be published in the magazine.

Newmen has announced that their new album, Ominous Cinema, is completed. 

1. Thoughts Unspoken
2. Where The Lion Sleeps
3. A Lament
4. Siren Song
5. Earth Turns Clockwise

Wired checks in with a pro-forma piece about Oil 150.

Who knew that Comic Buyer’s Guide Editor Maggie Thompson grew up outside of Meadville, PA?  (pdf download)

The third annual Venango Digital Film Festival, which was organized to promote western Pennsylvania's digital film making and filmmakers, begins Friday.

Screenings of films by the finalists will take place Friday at the Crawford Center in Emlenton, Saturday, Sept. 12, at DeBence Antique Music World in Franklin, and Sunday, Sept. 13, in Rhoades Auditorium at Clarion University-Venango Campus in Oil City.

The Venango Digital Film Association accepts submissions from all mainstream genres. Videos are pre-viewed by an organizing committee and winners are selected by the audiences.

Winners will be announced at the end of the third screening in Oil City. The audience selects three favorites that receive Peoples Choice awards and cash prizes.

Public screenings will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the three evenings. The film festival committee accepts submissions throughout the year, and this year’s deadline was Aug. 14. Films must be 10-30 minutes long, and submissions can only be accepted from western Pennsylvania locations.

Venangoland’s Peter Greene has posted a series of Monarch park photos and postcard to Flickr.

Free and Legal Downloads:

Nine Inch Nails live at Terminal 5 on August 26, 2009

Chuck Ragan - “Rotterdam”

Kate Walsh - Acoustic EP

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