Director, College Center – Beautiful NW Montana

The Paul D. Wachholz College Center, scheduled to open in spring 2022, is located on the main campus of Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana. As the premier performing arts facility serving western Montana, the College Center features a 50,000 square foot facility to include a large performance and lecture hall, a multi-purpose activity complex with two basketball courts, an outdoor amphitheater, and a reception hall with an exhibition gallery. JOB TITLE:Director, College C...
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Winners of Kids Ocean Day inaugural art contest announced

The 27th annual Kids Ocean Day has found a winner for the program’s inaugural art contest. Sixth grader Tracy N., from Garden Grove, was awarded first place for her piece, along with a $100 gift card to a craft store, and was featured as the main image of an online mosaic that was compiled with artwork from every other submission. Second place went to seventh grader Liana S. in McKinleyville; and third grader Sophia M., in Tarzana, received third place. The Malibu Foundation for Environmental Ed...
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Staging and marketing company Guest House raises $3M

Guest House offers homesellers high-touch staging services that include a interior designer working directly with a number of national and local home furnishing retailers
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Lloyd Webber says he will risk arrest to reopen his theatres on 21 June

Impresario is determined his production of Cinderella will start this month in London as plannedAndrew Lloyd Webber has said he is determined to open his theatres on 21 June regardless of whether rules are relaxed, and is prepared to be arrested if authorities try to intervene.The composer said he may have to sell his six West End venues if the government does not remove restrictions that have forced venues to run with reduced capacities. Continue reading...
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Art Board Members Of UK Cultural Institutions Being Punished For Disagreeing With The Government?

The science author and historian Sarah Dry withdrew as a trustee of the Science Museum Group in March after she was asked to support the government’s position on contested heritage. Meanwhile, the re-appointment of the Bangladeshi-British academic Aminul Hoque as trustee at Royal Museums Greenwich was vetoed by the government earlier this year, prompting Charles Dunstone, the chair of the museum board, to resign. Hoque was reportedly rejected because of his focus on “decolonisation”. – The Art ...
Tags: Art, UK, Charles Dunstone, Issues, Science Museum Group, Hoque, Royal Museums Greenwich, Sarah Dry, Aminul Hoque, 06.07.21

Kate Winslet: A Huge Increase In Roles For Women My Age

“I do feel proud that as a woman in the film industry in her mid-40s, having been doing this job since I was 17, that I’m being given this space to fully embrace all of these changes that life’s years have left my face and body with.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Media, Kate Winslet, 06.07.21

This Is How Easy It Is To Troll Book Folk

What’s important to note about these hoaxes is that they are absolutely terrible—totally artless, not believable at all, only really a “fool me once” situation if you were born or signed up for a Twitter account yesterday. Their relative success is even more embarrassing when you consider that the targets are supposed to be readers, people who approach language actively, if not critically. – BookForum
Tags: Art, Words, 06.21

10 of the most luxurious log cabins on the market

While many of us still associate log cabins with going off the grid, the modern reality is often much more luxurious and expensive.
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Should You Become An Art Critic? Take This Test!

“Your ability to express what you see in an artwork, to explain why it is good, and to examine the ways in which it stinks has impressed your art history professors. After nine years in college, you wonder what it would feel like to have others read your writing. Can the theory-heavy jibber jabber you ingested and regurgitated in graduate school actually be spun into bylines, paychecks, and a platform to tell people what you think and why it matters?” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Visual, 06.07.21

Are Board Members Of UK Cultural Institutions Being Punished For Disagreeing With The Government?

The science author and historian Sarah Dry withdrew as a trustee of the Science Museum Group in March after she was asked to support the government’s position on contested heritage. Meanwhile, the re-appointment of the Bangladeshi-British academic Aminul Hoque as trustee at Royal Museums Greenwich was vetoed by the government earlier this year, prompting Charles Dunstone, the chair of the museum board, to resign. Hoque was reportedly rejected because of his focus on “decolonisation”. – The Art ...
Tags: Art, UK, Charles Dunstone, Issues, Science Museum Group, Hoque, Royal Museums Greenwich, Sarah Dry, Aminul Hoque, 06.07.21

Queering ‘Giselle’

Katy Pyle and her company, Ballez, have a new work called Giselle of Loneliness ( ) “that grapples conceptually with ballet’s stringent and arguably exclusionary, conformist and outmoded traditional norms. … [The] production pairs seven dancers, all female-assigned or of femme experience, with an imaginative framing concept: They are competing to play Giselle, and confronting all the oppressive demands such a canonical role entails. Performers portraying a host and judges round out the audition...
Tags: Art, Dance, Giselle, Katy Pyle, Ballez, 06.06.21

AI Is All Around Us Now. But Is It?

“In the past, statistical analysis at this scale was limited by the complexity of the task and the lack of mathematical and computational tools. The triumph of modern machine learning lies in developing increasingly sophisticated, efficient, and data-driven computational methods for doing such analysis. “But is this AI?” ask the skeptics. It is too narrow, too specialized, too dependent on data and statistics.” – 3 Quarks Daily
Tags: Art, Ideas, 06.07.21

Mehretu’s To-Do, “Day’s End” & Diller-Dally: Inside & Outside the Reopened Whitney

As CultureGrrl readers will remember, my first post-pandemic visit to a museum — the Metropolitan — did not end well. Happily, things went more smoothly for me at the Whitney ten days later. – Lee Rosenbaum
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Uncertain But Hopeful, Carnegie Hall Announces Reopening Plans

“The upcoming season will be more modest than usual: about 90 concerts, compared with a typical slate of 150, though more may be added depending on the state of the pandemic. With the virus still raging in many parts of the world and variants circulating, Carnegie said it planned to require concertgoers to show proof of vaccination. It has not yet decided whether to mandate masks inside its three spaces.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Audience, Carnegie, 06.08.21

Venice Cruise Ship Ban Ends — Ships Return To The Lagoon

Residents were caught by surprise on Thursday when a cruise liner sailed into the lagoon city for the first time since the pandemic began, despite prime minister Mario Draghi’s government declaring that the ships would be banned from the historic centre. The 92,000 tonne ship MSC Orchestra collected 650 passengers before leaving for Bari, in southern Italy, on Saturday. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Mario Draghi, Italy, Venice, Issues, Bari, 06.05.21

The Scholar Who Proved Homer Didn’t Exist

The Iliad and the Odyssey weren’t written by Homer, because they weren’t written at all. They were products of an oral tradition, performed by generations of anonymous Greek bards who gradually shaped them into the epics we know today. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Words, 06.07.21

How Podcasts Became Substitutes For Friends During The Lockdown

“The number of podcasts … ballooned, filling voids in the professional lives of the hosts and the social lives of the listeners, and in some cases replacing both. There were periods during lockdown where I was hearing more from certain podcasters than anyone else on Earth – even the people I was sharing a home with. But believing that people you encounter through the media are your friends is not a new phenomenon. It is called parasocial interaction, a term coined by sociologists Donald Horton ...
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‘Immersive Van Gogh’ exhibit announces venue and opening date in Los Angeles

Producers of the “Immersive Van Gogh” exhibit have officially announced a venue and an opening date for the experience in Los Angeles. The exhibition, which is also currently showing in San Francisco and Chicago, will take over the former home of Amoeba Music at 6400 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood and celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, July 31. The Los Angeles edition of “Immersive Van Gogh” was announced back in February and was set to open in May at an undisclosed location “in the heart of L....
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Tickets Or NFTs? Do You “Own” The Experience?

“Tickets are keys to experiences. These keys have a finite life and finite utility. That’s because the majority of rights issuers want to maintain control of the ticket and access to the experience until the experience is complete. NFTs, by contrast, are (and are portrayed as) owned assets. This is groundbreaking for digital content, offering a way to both claim and prove ownership for a medium that previously had no method to certify authenticity. This doesn’t work for tickets.” – Medium
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.07.21

The Behind-The-Scenes Disasters That An Arts Festival’s Public (Hopefully) Never Sees

“From natural disasters to cast mishaps, from visa snafus to failing voices, the team at Spoleto Festival USA has been there, done that and has the war stories to prove it. And here you thought those beads of sweat on their foreheads were from Charleston humidity.” – The Post and Courier (Charleston)
Tags: Art, Post, Issues, Charleston, Spoleto Festival USA, 05.28.21

This programmable fiber has memories and can sense temperature

MIT researchers have created the first fiber with digital capabilities, able to sense, store, analyze, and infer activity after being sewn into a shirt.Yoel Fink, who is a professor in the departments of materials science and engineering and electrical engineering and computer science, a Research Laboratory of Electronics principal investigator, and the senior author on the study, says digital fibers expand the possibilities for fabrics to uncover the context of hidden patterns in the human body...
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How Big Was The Hit Public Radio And TV Stations Took Last Year?

“Revenues of public television and radio stations declined by $147 million, or 5%, in fiscal year 2020, which included the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to CPB’s latest State of the System analysis. The steepest losses in fiscal 2020 were in underwriting, foundation funding and investment income, … [while] individual giving revenue was the only income source that grew.” – Current
Tags: Art, Media, CPB, 06.04.21

Does Los Angeles Need A New Arts Mega-Donor To Replace Eli Broad? Naaah

Carolina A. Miranda: “Let’s retire the outmoded idea that the most important factor in a city’s cultural landscape is the presence of some white knight bearing a checkbook and grandiose ideas about turning bulldozed Los Angeles neighborhoods into the Champs-Élysées (as Broad once described his vision for Bunker Hill). In fact, a moneyed philanthropist can wreak havoc on public institutions.” –
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Issues, Carolina, Eli Broad, 06.03.21

Folks Have Been Looking For A Gender-Neutral English Pronoun For A Long Time Now

“Even though people did not … personally identify as nonbinary in the way we understand it today (though some identified as ‘neuter’), neutral pronouns existed — as did an understanding that the language we had to describe gender was insufficient. … English speakers have proposed 200 to 250 pronouns since the 1780s. Although most petered out almost immediately after their introduction, a few took on lives of their own.” – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Words, 06.04.21

What Ails The Classical Music Industry

“The problems have built up over at least the last half century and they cannot be solved overnight. But there are a host of strategies—many already being implemented successfully by some of the more forward-looking organizations.” – Nightingale Sonata
Tags: Art, Music, 06.07.21

As Italy Was Locked Down, Looting Of Ancient Roman Artifacts Went Up

“The looting of ancient art in Italy is … at least as old as the Roman empire, which not only contended with its own tomb raiders — or tombaroli, as they are known in Italy — but also pilfered riches from other nations. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has offered these thieves new opportunities to raid closed archaeological sites, churches and museums for priceless artifacts while police are reassigned to enforce lockdowns.” – CNN
Tags: Art, Italy, Visual, 06.05.21

Art Theft Is Way Down In Italy, Thanks To The Carabinieri’s Drones

“Fewer art and cultural heritage works were stolen in Italy in 2020 compared with the previous year, according to the annual report of the Carabinieri TPC, the country’s police force dedicated to recovering stolen art.” (Well, except for antiquities, it seems.) “The drop was partly caused by the pandemic, which also forced dealers in stolen art online, but is part of a longer-term downward trend driven by increasingly high-tech security and surveillance technology.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Italy, Visual, Carabinieri, 06.07.21

Garth Drabinsky’s Comeback Will Be Broadway’s First Fully New Musical Since COVID Arrived

The first production on Broadway that hadn’t been previously scheduled and postponed will be Paradise Square, a show about the origins of tap dance, set in the 19th-century Manhattan slum called Five Points and featuring songs by the pre-Civil War composer Stephen Foster, directed by Moisés Kaufman and choreographed by Bill T. Jones. Drabinsky, a three-time Tony-winning producer in the 1990s, has spent the past few years restarting his career after serving a prison sentence in Canada for fraud....
Tags: Art, Theatre, Canada, Broadway, Manhattan, Tony, Garth Drabinsky, Paradise Square, Stephen Foster, Moises Kaufman, 06.07.21, Bill T Jones Drabinsky

Richard Robinson, Who Made Scholastic Into A Children’s Publishing Powerhouse, Dead At 84

“[His] nearly five decades at the head of the company shaped it into one of the world’s most prominent and recognizable publishers of children’s literature” — including the Baby-Sitters Club, Captain Underpants, Hunger Games and Harry Potter books — “and an influential education and media company.” – Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, People, Harry Potter, Richard Robinson, Baby Sitters Club, 06.06.21, Children 's Publishing Powerhouse

How Our Technology Can Change Our Character

There is the possibility that technology can come to influence or reflect our values in ways that are beyond our control. For example, wearable technologies (such as fitness trackers or smart watches) provide us with a stream of biometric information. This information changes the way in which we experience ourselves and the world around us. – 3 Quarks Daily
Tags: Art, Ideas, 06.07.21

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