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Music

The Voyage of Mary Magdalene - A chamber opera

by Nancy Bachmann

Thank you new supporters!! The woman singing Mary is the very talented Julia Nielsen. A San Francisco native, Dr. Julia Hunt Nielsen made her stage debut at age five with the San Francisco Opera in a production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, starring Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Over two decades...

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Feb. 28th, 2015

Project Update

Theater Arts

The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival 2015

by Andrew Morrison

Hello everyone! We've just finished our script and, as a special treat for supporting this campaign, you will gain EXCLUSIVE access the last scene of the script! Simply donate as much as you can to the project and a new update will appear with the scene. Thank you for supporting us!

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Feb. 27th, 2015

Project Update

Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Kilohana: A Place of Hawaiian Kapa Arts and Learning

by Dalani Tanahy

If you didn't get to watch the premiere of the film "Ka Hana Kapa", you can view it here at Hawaii Public Television to learn more about the art of kapa making and its ongoing revival! Then you can personally help support this art by making a tax deductible donation to this project. Mahalo...

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Feb. 27th, 2015

Project Update

Dance, Music

EVERYTHING FOR THE FIRST TIME

by Helanius J Wilkins

I'm excited to share the link to the Atlas Performing Arts Center's page promoting "Everything For The First Time"! YES - tickets are now available! Thrilled to be getting closer to reaching my fundraising goal as well as to presenting this wonderful project!...

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Feb. 27th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Memorials/ Where it Happened

by Alanna Styer

Sorry it has been a while since that last update. Tuesday I finished printing and framing all of my images for my show in Saint Louis. I have also planned a trip to D.C. for March. Here are the details for the show in Saint Louis. Opening Reception: Monday - March 2, 2015 6-8pm Address:...

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Feb. 26th, 2015

Project Update

Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

wildLife Project

by Wendy Maruyama

Dear Friends: I hope this note finds you well, and that some of you living in colder climes are doing ok. The news of all that snow everywhere is quite frightening!! I have a terrific news update for the supporters of The wildLIFE Project!! Since my last report in November. I think I...

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Feb. 26th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Media

The Corridor of Uncertainty

by Nihar Suthar

Hi! As many of you may know, the 2015 Cricket World Cup is already underway in New Zealand and Australia. All the players from the Afghan cricket team are making their presence known. A few days ago, they came close to knocking off Sri Lanka, one of the better teams at the World Cup; and...

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Feb. 26th, 2015

Project Update

Theater Arts

LUDIC PROXY

by Aya Ogawa

I'm overwhelmed with gratitude. Thanks to you, I've SURPASSED my stretch goal of $9000. That means that not only will I be able to cover babysitters for after school pick-ups, weekend help, and spring break camps for both kids, and a fee for my assistant director, but I'll be able to partially...

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Feb. 26th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

TRIGGER - A Short Film by Christopher Folkens

by Christopher Folkens

Hey everyone! Just wanted to thank you once again for all you support in funding Trigger! We are still pushing forward with plans to shoot the film in early April! We had planned to do the principle photography in February but decided to push things back in order to maximize opportunities for...

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Feb. 25th, 2015

Project Update

Music

The Voyage of Mary Magdalene - A chamber opera

by Nancy Bachmann

Nancy Musing: Disclaimer This opera tells a fictional story based on a legend from a certain part of the world. It is not an attempt at an historical account; it is not an argument for one tradition over another; it is not a story of Mary Magdalene as prostitute; whore; sinful woman delivered...

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Feb. 25th, 2015

Project Update

Media

E.S.P. TV: Coast to Coast

by E.S.P. TV

$50 donation or more makes you an eligible to receive a custom video portrait by E.S.P. TV!

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Feb. 25th, 2015

Project Update

Music, Theater Arts

Hansel and Gretel- a touring opera for students

by Elaine Crane

Excited by our forward progress and thankful to our anonymous donor for helping us get our matching grant today! Thanks to those generous friends who are being so supportive of GWO's work by helping with this campaign, including Thomas Dawkins, Steve Knox, Brad Amidon and Olga Rogach.

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Feb. 25th, 2015

Project Update

Media

E.S.P. TV: Coast to Coast

by E.S.P. TV

Donations of $75 or more receive a Crane's Archival print of a E.S.P. LIve Taping show poster of your choice, as well as the E.S.P. TV Sticker and Pin package! Check out some of the selections.

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Feb. 25th, 2015

Project Update

Theater Arts

Running Away From The One With The Knife

by Aaron Landsman

THANK YOU! In our first 10 days of fundraising we've made over 25% of our minimum goal! Because we've done so well, Hatchfund has agreed to a 1-1 match for donations that come in after noon EST. That means all future donations will have double their impact! If you know anyone you think might...

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Feb. 25th, 2015

Project Update

Media

Oakland B Mine

by Mateen Kemet

Hey all you Oaktown lovers, How are you? I hope all is well in your world these days. On this end, I've been busy writing grants for my next project that had immediate deadlines. Now that that is over I can get back to finalizing OBM. So over the next month you should expect your perks...

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Feb. 25th, 2015

Project Update

Music

The Voyage of Mary Magdalene - A chamber opera

by Nancy Bachmann

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far. We are close to meeting our short term goal thanks to you! Nancy musing: Chamber music. I am convinced that the world needs to make more chamber music. As a “group sport” chamber music has several unique characteristics. First of all, it is...

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Feb. 23rd, 2015

Project Update

Theater Arts

Financial Slavery

by Jennifer Little

WINNERS!!! We have two winners from our raffle! Congratulations Wendy Krushinski and Melvin Jackson! They are the winners of the beautiful prints from Michigan Photographer P. Timothy Wade. Thank you to P. Timothy Wade for donating the prints and to Wendy and Melvin for their donations. The...

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Feb. 23rd, 2015

Project Update

Theater Arts

Financial Slavery

by Jennifer Little

We only have 17 days left and we are SOOOO close! Join the revolution and make a donation today! Every dollar, or five dollars or ten dollars helps! Won't you be part of the revolution and join all the others? Donate today! Thank you!!

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Feb. 22nd, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Reclining Infinity

by Gregory Gómez

Here is a large scale charcoal rendering of the sculpture I am creating for the BMAC. Along the bottom are some of the arrays, which will hold the cast parts. We are now underway with the build at Bob's Welding in Rhode Island.

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Feb. 22nd, 2015

Project Update

Music

The Voyage of Mary Magdalene - A chamber opera

by Nancy Bachmann

Nancy musing: Relics and real human beings. I visited the spot that held a physical relic of Mary Magdalene: her skull. Now, there are several places in the world that claim to hold the skull of Mary Magdalene, so the veracity of its identity was not important to me. Truth be told, displaying...

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Feb. 21st, 2015

Project Update

Theater Arts

Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11 - adapting the book for the stage

by Damon DiMarco

OUR FIRST DEVELOPMENTAL READING IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 2, 2015 Dear Friends, I wanted to update you on the project you so generously funded. The adaptation of Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11 for the stage progresses by leaps and bounds! Director Amy Saltz and I have met...

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Feb. 21st, 2015

Project Update

Literature

The Hotel Trianon

by Phoebe Rusch

Next Wednesday, Feb. 25, starting at 12 pm EST/ 11 am central, Hatchfund will MATCH all donations up to $225 per project. Please donate next Wednesday and help me meet the minimum fundraising goal!

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Feb. 20th, 2015

Project Update

Literature

The Hotel Trianon

by Phoebe Rusch

Greetings from Port-au-Prince and thank you all so much for your support! I'm really grateful to have a network of such kind, generous people. University of Michigan gave me a week off to attend carnaval. Making music in Haiti is often a political act, as President Martelly's banning of the...

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Feb. 20th, 2015

Project Update

Music

The Voyage of Mary Magdalene - A chamber opera

by Nancy Bachmann

Nancy Musing The Cast of Characters I have read authors who say they started a book without knowing what will happen in the story. They establish a characters and then watch and see what those character do. It always struck me as strange until I started The Voyage of Mary Magdalene. The...

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Feb. 20th, 2015

Project Update

Music

The Voyage of Mary Magdalene - A chamber opera

by Nancy Bachmann

The world premiere of The Voyage of Mary Magdalene is on Saturday, March 21 at Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church, 1578 Kirker Pass Road, CA 94517 at 7:30 PM.

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Feb. 20th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Blank Canvas

by Castillo

Here is what Blank Canvas looks like now. It has changed in appearance and so has the house. As the house is patched up and lost its balcony railing, Blank Canvas has gained some soot and some strips have come loose. Still a reflection of blight and a symbol of rebuilding in the neighborhood. ...

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Feb. 20th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Nick and Nicky

by Patrick Askin

Here is a link to the opening scene of the film Your contributions helped get this scene edited and will facilitate the process further. The next step is to find investors so please refer anyone who may be interested. Investors can do so via Hatchfund and still receive a tax deduction. Thank...

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Feb. 20th, 2015

Project Update

Music

The Voyage of Mary Magdalene - A chamber opera

by Nancy Bachmann

Nancy musing “The secret, hidden castles of the heart” In scene one Mary Magdalene sings about love that embraces everything from the physical world to the spiritual one including “the secret, hidden castles of the heart”. Imagining love embracing our secret selves can be intimidating...

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Feb. 19th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

The Curse of the Tempest Jewel

by Lawrence Kern

We're in the big time! Since we started applying for film festivals, we have our very own IMDb page: IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4444370/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt Our cast have started hosting screenings at their schools for their fellow students and teachers (here's a pic of Stanley...

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Feb. 19th, 2015

Project Update

Music

The Voyage of Mary Magdalene - A chamber opera

by Nancy Bachmann

Nancy musing “Expected daily miracles” In scene three, Martha refers to “expected daily miracles”. It is indeed remarkable how quickly we all can take miraculous things for granted. A child’s first step is a miracle to that child and everyone who loves him. If walking becomes a...

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Feb. 19th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Feminart

by Loren Dann

This is so awesome I am almost at a thousand. I couldn't do this without your help... ??

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Feb. 18th, 2015

Project Update

Music

Mid to Late Twentieth Century Flute Sonata Recital

by Ellen Burr

Here are samples of the recital. I've been so touched by the response of my crowd to this Hatchfund and my concert that even if I don't reach the stretch goal I WILL MAKE THE STUDIO CD!! I will use my own funds to make up for what I cannot raise. May these videos will inspire you to donate at...

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Feb. 18th, 2015

Project Update

Music

The Voyage of Mary Magdalene - A chamber opera

by Nancy Bachmann

Nancy musing, "Writing a chamber opera was a delightful experience. I always imagine real people playing and singing my work. I can’t seem to write for that elusive, and sterile “perfect” musician. In the Voyage of Mary Magdalene there are two chamber ensembles; one on stage singing and...

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Feb. 17th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

I Am My White Ancestors: Self-Portraits through Time

by Anne Mavor

Dear Fabulous Supporters, Thanks to all of you, 75 strong, we have reached our minimum goal. From now on, all funds are guaranteed to support I Am My White Ancestors. I’m so moved and gratified by this show of support. As I write this, Hatchfund is processing all your donations to...

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Feb. 16th, 2015

Project Update

Theater Arts

Financial Slavery

by Jennifer Little

Today FOR ONE WEEK ONLY (Feb 16-Feb 22), we start a special raffle for all of our donors at the $25 mark and above. Donate $25 and get a chance to win an unframed color print above (16x20) shipped free to you! ($100 value). Donate $50 and above and you get a chance to win the framed black and...

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Feb. 15th, 2015

Project Update

Music

Mid to Late Twentieth Century Flute Sonata Recital

by Ellen Burr

Only TEN days and $70 needed to secure the funding. This outpouring has been rejuvenating, so whether I make it to $6,000 or not, I WILL put my own money into recording a studio quality CD, so if you sign up for that you WILL receive that recording. Video clips of the concert will appear...

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Feb. 15th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

I Am My White Ancestors: Self-Portraits through Time

by Anne Mavor

Dear Friends, There is one more full day to go in the campaign and we are very close to reaching our target. If you have a friend or two who might want to contribute, I will happily upgrade your perk to the next level. I can't wait to get going with the project. Today I bought 10 yards...

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Feb. 15th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

I Am My White Ancestors: Self-Portraits through Time

by Anne Mavor

Dear Friends and Supporters, In between researching for more ancestors, costume designer and amazing sculptor RuthAnn Anderson and I are starting to design costumes. Our first one will be for John Salley, an 18th Century gentleman and landowner in South Carolina. Here is an image we are...

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Feb. 13th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

This Land is My Land

by Sue McNally

Hi Everyone! Hope all is well in your world and winter is flying by… Here are a few paintings from the series This Land Is My Land; New York, Delaware, Oklahoma and Massachusetts. For information and sizes, please head to my web site, www.suemcnally.com. Also, a few small abstractions...

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Feb. 12th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Pseudodocumentations

by David DiMichele

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to update you on the progress on my Pseudodocumentation book. I am in the process of designing the layout, and it is proceeding well. I have a new piece I am currently working on which I plan to include in the book. I will be using an essay by Michael Duncan, who I...

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Feb. 12th, 2015

Project Update

Music

The Voyage of Mary Magdalene - A chamber opera

by Nancy Bachmann

Day 1 of our online funding campaign: Excitement, hope and courage. Thank you to Ernie Holly and Daniel Webster who created the video and website. Thank you to the singers and instrumentalist who continue to work on this project in preparation of the March 21, 2015 premiere.

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Feb. 12th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

FIBROSHARK HUNGRY

by Rachel Setzer

Why chronic illness is like a shark...

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Feb. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Music

The Voyage of Mary Magdalene - A chamber opera

by Nancy Bachmann

Promotional Video featuring "The Voyage of Mary Magdalene"

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Feb. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Media

Haiku

by Terry Hunt

I showed the film on Saturday Feb 7 at the Merc Playhouse in Twisp to an over capacity crowd. Still refining some aspects, sound sweetening, color grading etc but it is very close to completion! I even added material as late as Wednesday before the screening.I think the audience really got the...

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Feb. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Peaks and Valleys: A Visual Exploration of the East Coast

by Susan Lynn Smith

I have so many people to thank for their support! The Lynch Family, Barry Beach, Seza Bali, Hendrik Paul, Karyn Yandow, Katty Hoover, Melissa Extein, David Wolf, Aaron Rosenstreich, Melissa Joseph, and Alison Goulder. Together, you helped me reach 88% of my funding goal! Amazing! I really...

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Feb. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Dance, Media

Where Women Don't Dance - A Documentary

by Nel Shelby

Hi, everyone! Deep into editing the film right now, and it is really amazing to see this all come together.  My composer will continue work in March.   I just went to see a few films at the Dance on Camera festival and was so inspired.  As a filmmaker, finding inspiration is key and...

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Feb. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Encounters on the Frontier: Part II

by Andrew Purchin

Please tell your friends and family about "Encounters." Do you know that Mohsin cannot exhibit some of his work in Pakistan for fear of his life? Your support of "Encounters" allows Mohsin to exhibit more controversial work. You also help us invite viewers into our world where Mohsin and I...

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Feb. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Memorials/ Where it Happened

by Alanna Styer

Here are my contact sheets from Alabama. Sorry about the lines, the scanner was being a bit finicky today.

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Feb. 10th, 2015