Standing Rock Cultural Arts and
Last Exit Books present
Friday Open Poetry Readings -
This monthly open poetry reading series, which began at the legendary Captain Brady’s in l983 and ran there through 2002, is now in its 30th year. We have set up camp at Last Exit Books, 124 East Main Street, Jason Merlene proprietor. We will still do it in the round, round the room, round about, no list, no mike, call and response, poem answering poem, a conversation of poems, ongoing, a poets’ cooperative, in league with Standing Rock Cultural Arts, monthly, 8:00 P.M., always on Fridays. All welcome.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.)
-A Free Outdoor Screening of “UP” Animated Film.
-Won 2 Oscars.
Friday, June 28, 2013. Dusk.
Outdoors at The Home Savings Plaza
-corner of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Kent
-bring a blanket or a lawn chair
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Space 2 Do Productions & Standing Rock Cultural Arts present...
-a free festival of sound / art / community
Hometown Bank Plaza. Corner of Water and Main Streets in Downtown Kent.
Friday, June 7th, 2 - 9pm
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CALL FOR ARTISTS!
“Early Years” 14th Annual Student Art Exhibition
-paintings, drawings, photographs and more....
Saturday, June 8, 3:00-5:00pm. Opening Reception.
-Exhibit runs through June 29.
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Standing Rock Cultural Arts and The New World Children's Theatre
"It's a Sofa!"
-An Original Two Act Play written by the students of The New World Children's Theatre!
-A World Premiere!
May 17-19, 2013
-Friday, May 17. 7:30pm
-Saturday, May 18. 7:30pm
-Sunday, May 19. 3:00pm
African Community Theatre, Terrace Drive. KSU Main Campus
-Oscar Ritchie Hall at KSU, Kent, OH
CLICK HERE for details
CLICK HERE for an article in the Record-Courier
-Paintings by Ingrid Westberg
-BFA Senior Exhibition
Saturday, May 4 Opening Reception
-Exhibit runs through June 1st
- North Water Street Gallery, 257 N. Water St. Kent, OH
CLICK HERE for images from the Opening.
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Become a MEMBER of Standing Rock Cultural Arts
and help support the arts !
HERE to view our Membership
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.
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
In an effort to help support these community-enriching activities,
we are initiating a new, low-priced, tax-deductible Membership
Plan in 2011 to supplement our other funding. We have student
memberships available for only $5 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. Please read below to view the current benefits
of our membership plan. We look forward to adding additional benefits
as they become available and we invite any businesses to partner
with us on discounts. Of course, we will also continue, as always,
to accept any tax-deductible charitable contributions in order
to assist our mission of Community through the Arts.
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)
257 N Water St
Kent OH 44240
Standing Rock Cultural Arts’ programming includes:
•New World Children’s Theatre Playwriting Workshop
•The Annual Standing Rock International Short Film/Video
•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
OAC Grant Announcement:
Standing Rock Cultural Arts is proud to announce that we have
an Arts Access Grant from the Ohio Arts Council for our operations
programming in 2010/2011.
We are honored to be one of the selected arts organizations to
funding for this competitive grant.
This is what the OAC Panel said in their evaluation of our application:
Panel Meeting Summary Comments:
a. good quality support materials that enhanced application
b. strong business and city support
c. comprehensive evaluation results gathered from recent constituent
d. demonstrated community need for programming
e. informative, well-designed Web site
f. great that international films are included in festival
g. good educational plan for working with youth
h. surprising that more in-kind is not included
Grant Amount: $1,178
Project Title: Operating Support
Start Date: 07-01-2010
End Date: 06-30-2011
ABOUT THE OAC ARTS ACCESS PROGRAM
Why the OAC Supports the Arts Access Program
The arts play an important role in the lives of every Ohio citizen.
communities benefit from participating, experiencing, sharing
learning through the arts. The Ohio Arts Council has consistently
a leadership role in developing creative ways to make the arts
throughout the state. The OAC pioneered general operating support
arts organizations beginning in 1978.
Funding from this program supports organizations that provide
arts programming to their community and are integral to its cultural
legacy. Through our direct financial support of ongoing programming
arts, non-arts and cultural organizations, the OAC sustains the
of Ohio economically, educationally and culturally.
The Arts Access program allows organizations to plan and conduct
arts programs—either a full year of activities or recurring
both traditional spaces (galleries, concert halls, theaters, museums)
and nontraditional venues (hospitals, shopping malls, retirement
centers, places of worship).
The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) seeks to make a positive difference
lives of individuals and in communities through the arts. The
which we fulfill that goal will be the ultimate measure of our
We create value for the citizens of Ohio in partnership with the
education and cultural communities. Together we sustain Ohio's
and cultural assets, protect and preserve cultural traditions,
economy and cultivate the imaginations of learners throughout
Thank you for supporting the arts!
Jeff Ingram/Executive Director
Standing Rock Cultural Arts
257 N. Water St.
Kent, OH 44240
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