Late September gleanings

Here: some interesting tidbits, opportunities from around the city and area, having to do with art, et cetera. Several of these may be found on the Inliquid website:

On the national front, many Philadelphians have organized fundraisers and contributed to various other efforts to assist those affected by Hurricane Katrina (see Exhibition News and Announcements). But Rachelle Omenson decided she needed to do something more. On September 3rd, the young, Philadelphia art teacher flew to New Orleans and conducted three days of impromptu art classes for bored, frightened children in the Houston Astrodome. Omenson has posted some of the drawings from those art therapy-like sessions online. See:

Fill out online survey: Artspace Projects, a national nonprofit organization, is working with the William Penn Foundation to assess the needs and preferences of artists of all disciplines for studio space, rehearsal space and live/work space in the Philadelphia area. Information from this study will be used to plan the development of spaces for artists and their families. There is a second survey for representatives of arts organization or arts-related or arts-friendly businesses to complete. (Contact Pete or Teri at 612-333-9012 with any questions).Survey:

Call for Artwork for Hurricane Katrina Benefit Exhibition: "Greetings/Grievings: Surviving Katrina" at Muse Foundation. Proceeds from sales/entry fees to benefit Katrina survivors through "Feed the Children Foundation." Paint, print, draw, stitch your hopes, ideas, words and visions on handkerchieves, any size. All handkerchieves hung. $5 donation for each entry piece (checks payable to Muse Foundation). All pieces priced for sale at $25. Send work with SASE by November 20, to Muse Gallery, 60 N. Second Street, Philadelphia. 215-627-5310 Exhibition dates: November 30 - December 31.

The Pennsylvania Arts and Education Partnership (PAEP) is holding information sessions for artists interested in applying for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Directory of Pennsylvania Artists in Residence. Session 1: Thursday, September 22, 4 pm - 6 pm, Session 2: Friday, October 14, 4 pm - 6 pm. Hunt Room, Hamilton Hall, The University of the Arts, 320 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. RSVP: 215-717-6596 or

And an exhibit featuring two of my professors, Ted and Cathy Prescott, from Messiah College (unfortunately, it's in Indiana):

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