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Take off that Kingston Trio
recording of "The Wreck of the Good Ship Jawbone", and tune into the
Virtually Jawbone Zoom Reading, this Friday. Your Zoom link will be
Steve Skovensky, who was scheduled to host the live Friday night
session, will lead off at 8PM, supported by Brian McDonald, who was
scheduled to host Saturday afternoon from up in a tree by the river, and
Kathy Korcheck, who would have hosted Saturday evening if the world had
not stopped spinning. If you can't make it into Zoom, you can send us
what you would have performed via email: jawbone2020poems at gmail dot
Feel free to also send us your work even if you can perform via Zoom. Deadline? We don't need no stinking deadline!
Zoom: Virtual Jawbone
Time: May 1, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Standing Rock Cultural Arts with the cooperation of The FJ Kluth
Gallery and The Robert E. Wood Legacy Committee presents
4th Annual Robert E. Wood
Legacy Project Art Exhibition
Drawings, Paintings, Prints
by Robert E. Wood.
(July 20, 1943-February 4,2012)
Work will be for sale with proceeds
going into a Robert E. Wood Legacy
Fund. The purpose will be to construct
a cultural art center, in Kent,
that will house a Robert E. Wood
Gallery in the future.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts is honored to present
Halim El-Dabh Day!
A Celebration of Halim El-Dabh
Friday, March 6, 2020. 7:00pm
300 North Water Street Gallery in Kent, Ohio
Halim El-Dabh (March 4, 1921 – September 2, 2017)
Celebrating Halim's 4,099th Spirit Birthday
Professor Emeritus at Kent State University
and Premier Classical Music Composer
of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Videos of past performances.
Bring Instruments, Beverages, And Good Vibrations to help celebrate
the achievements of this incredibly Creative Spirit in our community!
Standing Rock Cultural Arts
Around the World Music Series presents
HearthStone: Three centuries of
music from Scotland and Ireland
Saturday, Feb. 29th at 8 pm
$10 suggested donation (or pay what you can)
preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring light food and drinks
The HearthStone duo (Duane and Ginni Dickson) will present an evening of historical and contemporary Celtic music played on a variety of Scottish smallpipes, Border pipes, Highland pipes, tin whistles, and Celtic harp. Their program will include music originating from the Scottish Highlands, Lowlands, and Islands, some from collections such as the William Dixon border pipe manuscript (dated 1733), which comes from Northumberland in the Anglo-Scottish border region. They will also play a few pieces of modern vintage (including "Water Spirit" by Wisconsin-based harpist Kim Robertson), as well as a few Irish tunes.
About the artists:
Duane Dickson has been playing pipes in one form or another for 50 years. He has played in pipe bands in the Northeast Ohio area starting with the MacCallum Highlanders, and has played in pipe band competitions with The MacGregor Pipe Band, Clan Moffat Pipe Band, and The Western Reserve Pipe Band throughout the United States and Canada, as well as with the North Coast Pipe Band three times at the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland. As pipe major, Duane led the MacGregor Pipe Band of Massillon, Ohio to the Grade III North American Championship in 1984. He developed an interest in bellows-blown pipes in the 1980s, and has studied with Hamish Moore and Iain McInnes, among other proponents of the Scottish smallpipes.
Ginni Dickson has been playing harp since the late 1980s, and plays both Celtic harp and concert grand harp. She has also been a member of The Clan Moffat, Western Reserve, and North Coast pipe bands, playing tenor and snare drum, and even learned to play pipes, winning the 2013 Midwest Pipe Band Association 2013 Solo Championship senior novice division. She has a master's degree in music from Indiana University, with emphasis in piano. Ginni frequently plays contemporary, classical, and Celtic music on harp for wedding ceremonies and receptions, parties, church services, and other events.
Daniel Johnston's Fever Dreams
“Fever Dreams: The Early Drawings of Daniel Johnston.” features never-before exhibited sketches
from Daniel Johnston's youth, prior to relocating to Texas. Powerful images reflect a beautiful and
PRINTS AVAILABLE! 8.5” x 11”
Prints of the Daniel Johnston Early Drawings
Inquiries to info at standingrock.net 330-673-4970.
Daniel Dale Johnston (January 22, 1961 – c. September 11, 2019) was an American singer-songwriter and visual artist regarded as a significant figure in outsider, lo-fi, and alternative music scenes. Most of his work consisted of cassettes recorded alone in his home, and his music was frequently cited for its "pure" and "childlike" qualities
Johnston spent extended periods in psychiatric institutions and was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. He gathered a local following in the 1980s by passing out tapes of his music while working at a McDonald's in Austin, Texas. His cult status was propelled when Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was seen wearing a T-shirt that featured artwork from Johnston's 1983 album Hi, How Are You.
Beyond music, Johnston was accomplished as a visual artist, with his illustrations exhibited at various galleries around the world. In 2005, his struggles with mental illness was the subject of the documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. He died in 2019 of what is suspected to have been a heart attack.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses present
Make Mine With Ice
Ice Carving Contest
Saturday, February 8, 1-4pm
A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.)
Ice Carving Demonstration
by John Dreslinski and Tarah Jenkins
Location: Hometown Bank Plaza,
corner of Water St. and Main St. in Downtown Kent
ABOUT DICE EVENTS:
D.I.C.E. is a grassroots partnership between
Standing Rock Cultural Arts and downtown
businesses whose purpose is to revitalize
Downtown Kent through cultural events.
All events are Free and Open to the Public and
take place at The Hometown Bank Plaza, Downtown Kent, Ohio.
Bad Art Experimental
Art Making Workshop
Thurs, February 6, 2020 - 6 to 9 PM
300 N. Water St.
$5 to $25 suggested donation per person.
- Basic Art Supplies will be provided. Or you can bring your own. Please wear something that can get messy.
- Maximum # of participants: 15
- Sign Up or Questions: call 330-673-4970. or email email@example.com
- Hosted by amazing artist, Emily Anne Buckingham.
International Short Film Festival
124 East Main Street, Kent
Short Films from around the world!
Sat, February 1, 2020 at 8:00PM
The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio
$10 General / $5 Students and Seniors.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts is pleased to announce
The 17th Annual Standing Rock International Shorts Festival.
This popular annual event will feature films from as far away
as Switzerland, and from as close as Akron, Ohio.
It will include animation, music videos, short comedy,
experimental films, documentaries and more.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts presentsExpressive Abilities
An Art Exhibition of work by people with disabilities
who particpate in the
Creative Arts Program of Hattie Larlham
7:00 to 10:00 pm, Saturday, January 4th, 2020
Exhibit runs through February 8, 2020
300 North Water Street Gallery
in Kent, Ohio
Join us for the exhibition of new works created by people with
disabilities who participate in Hattie Larlham's Creative Arts program.
Each piece is a unique expression of the individual artists and brought
to the public with enthusiasm. Gain a better understanding of the
Creative Arts program and even meet some of the artists!
Hattie Larlham is a nonprofit organization that provides medical,
residential, recreational and work training services to 1,600 children
and adults with developmental disabilities. The organization provides
services to children and young adults at the Hattie Larlham Center for
Children with Disabilities in Mantua, Ohio, and to adults at
community-based homes throughout Ohio.
Hattie's Creative Arts assists artists with developmental disabilities
to create compelling works of art. Dialogues of 'yes or no' questions
are used to uncover each artist's choice. Hattie's Creative Arts
participants work in disciplines including painting, ceramics, and music.
part of something amazing!
Become a MEMBER of Standing Rock Cultural Arts and help support the arts !
CLICK HERE to view our 2018 Membership Brochure !
Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) art and education organization based in downtown Kent. Our mission is to Build Community Through The Arts.
We nurture the spirit of creativity by providing opportunities for children and the public to explore the arts. We do this by providing opportunities for artists to bring their work to the community through exhibitions, poetry readings, workshops, theatrical productions, music performances, festivals, public art projects and special events.
In an effort to help support these community-enriching activities, we are offering a low-priced, tax-deductible Membership Plan to supplement our other funding. We have student memberships available for only $10 per year and a variety of plans to fit individuals, couples, families, and even businesses! All members will receive special benefits that are not generally available to the public.
Your membership and/or contribution is tax-deductible and greatly appreciated! Without the generous support of our donors and future members, we would not be able to offer the diverse quality cultural arts programming that we offer continuously throughout each year. There is no greater compliment to our organization about how valued our programming is to our community and area than your ongoing support! Checks may be made payable to:
Standing Rock Cultural Arts (SRCA)
300 N. Water St, Suite H.
Kent OH 44240
Standing Rock Cultural Arts’ programming includes:
•New World Children’s Theatre Playwriting Workshop & Performances
•The Annual Standing Rock International Short Film/Video Festival
•The Annual Who’s Your Mama? Environmental Film & Earth Day Festival & Vegan Iron Chef Competition
•Routine Open Poetry Readings & weekend long Jawbone Open Poetry Celebration with Maj Ragain
•Routine Art Exhibitions including charitable collaborations with Hattie Larlham (benefiting differently-abled artists) & W.A.R.M. (Women’s Art Recognition Movement benefiting Safer Futures Domestic Violence Shelter) in addition to other annual exhibitions (Student, Environmental, & Dia de los Muertos), as well as newly themed shows
•D.I.C.E. (Downtown Innovative Community Events) in conjunction with other downtown area businesses
•Workshops (art, drumming, dance, writing, etc. as offered/available)
•Hosting of Around Town Folk Festival Performances & other music acts
•Pro Arts Consulting
Standing Rock Cultural Arts is proud to announce
that we have received an Arts Access Grant from the Ohio Arts Council
for our operating
expenses between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
In reviewing the SRCA application, the panelists noted:
1. nice partnerships with local institutions
2. impressive amount of programming offered
3. appreciate the diversity of mediums and genres offered through programs
4. sound practice-based structure in place
5. concern over lack of paid staff
We are grateful for all the support the arts receive from the legislators in Columbus and from The Ohio Arts Council. We truly believe the arts benefit all Ohioans culturally, educationally, and eonomically. The Arts Access program supports ongoing arts and cultural activities in all genres that broaden opportunities for the general public to participate in the arts. This flexible two-year funding supports Ohio arts providers as they make artistic experiences available to their communities, positioning Ohio as a vibrant place to live, learn, work, and visit.
We invite you to come and visit our cultural art center in downtown Kent at 300 N. Water St., Suite H. We have a long term goal of having a larger facility that could serve an even larger audience in Kent and the surrounding areas. If you would like to learn more about our plans or have any other questions, feel free to contact me at any time.
Thank you again for supporting the arts in Ohio!
Jeff Ingram/Executive Director
Standing Rock Cultural Arts
300 N. Water St., Suite H
Kent, OH 44240
Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a non profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We invite and welcome sponsors to help cover expenses for our art and educational activities. Donations are tax deductible.
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