Monthly Archives: June 2014
The Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship Program awards two $3,500 fellowships each year to qualified and talented artists in music, dance, theatre, literature, media and/or the visual arts. The program consists of two distinct components. The first component, a monetary award in the amount of $3,500, will be awarded for supplies, instruction, workshops, studio or rehearsal space, or other uses specifically related to the growth and development of the artist’s artistic work. In addition to the grant, the fellows will receive professional development and growth opportunities through the Arts Council of Indianapolis. The Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship program seeks to introduce and provide experiences, connections, and relationships with professional arts institutions and professional artists in central Indiana.
To download the application, visit http://www.indyarts.org/funding/individuals/beckmann-emerging-artist-fellowship
Deadline for submissions: July 11, 2014
Spinning culture, community and place
Remix and Spinning are broad terms that have connections to music, exercise, fishing, dance, business collaborations, start-ups, food, storytelling and more. We are seeking ideas that remix disciplines, integrating culture, community and place to make our urban neighborhoods stronger.
SUBMIT your idea application here before Monday, July 7, 2014
FREE tickets available soon
Friday, August 1,2014
Doors open at 6:00, Presentations begin at 7:30
Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by Harrison Center for the Arts
I’m Still Out Enjoying Life…..
As my previous post I had been out for the month of May, but I’ve decided I’m in desperate need of some additional ME time, with everything going on in my life I needed a break to renew my spirit and vision.
Thus the official start of my TEMPORARY blogging hiatus. I plan to be back in June, with lots of fresh ideas and I’m always trending via Twitter so check us out and see what’s up with Team Evolution!
Until We Meet Up Again
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First Day Of Summer
Love Life….Do Good….Live Well
As you may know by now one of my absolute favorite our Beloved, Community Rights Activist, Poet, Humanitarian, Sista, Women of God, Friend….Dr Maya Angelou had passed away May 28, 2014. I was at a stand still when I heard the news, a person’s very existance that made me think, I mean really think about who I was as a woman. I met her one time in my life and it changed my life, in so many ways this women has changed my life tremendously. I don’t look for super heros to change me, but this women has done just that. I thank Dr. Maya Angelou for always doing what she has done best…be a comfort, here is one of my favorate pieces….Enjoy!
In All Ways A Woman
In my young years I took pride in the fact that luck was called a lady. In fact, there were so few public acknowledgments of the female presence that I felt personally honored whenever nature and large ships were referred to as feminine. But as I matured, I began to resent being considered a sister to a changeling as fickle as luck, as aloof as an ocean, and as frivolous as nature. The phrase “A woman always has the right to change her mind” played so aptly into the negative image of the female that I made myself a victim to an unwavering decision. Even if I made an inane and stupid choice, I stuck by it rather than “be like a woman and change my mind.”
Being a woman is hard work. Not without joy and even ecstasy, but still relentless, unending work. Becoming an old female may require only being born with certain genitalia, inheriting long-living genes and the fortune not to be run over by an out-of-control truck, but to become and remain a woman command the existence and employment of genius.
The woman who survives intact and happy must be at once tender and tough. She must have convinced herself, or be in the unending process of convincing herself, that she, her values, and her choices are important. In a time a nd world where males hold sway and control, the pressure upon women to yield their rights-of-way is tremendous. And it is under those very circumstances that the woman’s toughness must be in evidence.
She must resist considering herself a lesser version of her male counterpart. She is not a sculptress, poetess, authoress, Jewess, Negress, or even (now rare) in university parlance a rectoress. If she is the thing, then for her own sense of self and for the education of the ill-informed she must insist with rectitude in being the thing and in being called the thing.
A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but a woman called by a devaluing name will only be weakened by the misnomer. She will need to prize her tenderness and be able to display it at appropriate times in order to prevent toughness from gaining total authority and to avoid becoming a mirror image of those men who value power above life, and control over love.
It is imperative that a woman keep her sense of humor intact and at the ready. She must see, even if only in secret, that she is the funniest, looniest woman in her world, which she should also see as being the most absurd world of all times. It has been said that laughter is therapeutic and amiability lengthens the life span. Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives. The struggle for equality continues unabated, and the woman warrior who is armed with wit and courage will be among the first to celebrate victory.
How Has Dr Maya Angelou Transformed Your Life?
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