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Music, Theater Arts

BEFORE YOU GET TOO FAR AFIELD

by Cara Scarmack

Folks! We've got such good news. Our campaign closes tomorrow and, thanks to your support, we have surpassed our goal! Thank you for making this possible! We are trucking right along in rehearsals. This week we're in the midst of the second part of the play, The Men Middle Bit, and are adapting...

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Jul. 30th, 2015

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

Confluence: streamwater, handwriting and urban curbs

by Todd Gilens

The final close of the fundraiser extension is tomorrow, another reason to appreciate your donations and share the preliminary work of my residency in Belfast. The images are of my work-spot and test prints, fragments written in the handwriting of WR Rodgers and Florence Patterson (by me), and...

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Jul. 30th, 2015

Project Update

Music

TheClimateMusicProject

by Stephan Crawford

Hi everyone, Just a mid-summer update from the team at The ClimateMusic Project. We now have our heads down in full development mode--it's full speed ahead towards our inaugural 2015 performance on November 21st at the Chabot Space & Science Center Planetarium. More details to come on...

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Jul. 30th, 2015

Project Update

Media

Your Resources

by Will Arbery

We're only ten days away from our first day of filming, and with five days left of my fundraising campaign, I'm hopeful that we will make our goal! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far. Your support means the world to me, and gives me the confidence to make this short film the...

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Jul. 30th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

"Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love"

by Sally Loughridge

Still in this first week of the campaign, I have more donors to thank for their generous support - Linda, Hannah, and Tony. I appreciate your support of this project and, in a larger sense, of the many thousands of families who face serious pediatric illness each year and must juggle the needs...

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Jul. 29th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Music, Visual Arts

Kinisi Festival

by Kinisi Festival

On July 17th we presented our first event, Liquid Music at Katharos Lounge. During the day we took Ilir Lluka, a composer from Tirana and Kristal, a traditional wedding band also from Tirana, to meet a local musician, Yannis Pantazis. Yannis plays and crafts bagpipes and flutes at his...

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Jul. 27th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

Taking Lena Home

by Alexandra Grant

Dear friends of "Taking Lena Home," Hoping you are all having enjoyable summers! I'm writing from Omaha where I'm an artist in residence the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. I've been invited to Bemis to finish the Lena Davis tombstone video. After filming for the last four years...

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Jul. 26th, 2015

Project Update

Music

BECHET: OUR CONTEMPORARY

by Rob Reddy

Hello "Bechet: Our Contemporary" supporters. Been a minute or so since I've updated you all. The official release of "Bechet" is set for 9/11/15. At first, my wife Meg & I thought "what an unfortunate date for a CD release.." But we then contemplated, why not have such a positive expression of...

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Jul. 26th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

First Two-Person Show at En Em Art Space

by Kayla Cloonan

I've been successfully funded! Here is my first big painting complete and hanging at "55X60"!

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Jul. 26th, 2015

Project Update

Media

Ribbons in the Sky: CLARITY

by Vanessa Mirabal

We reached our Target Goal! Thank you to all of our incredible supporters who helped us reach our Target Goal! You guys are our Hero's!!! We now have the chance to reach our Stretch Goal by July 31st! CLICK HERE TO DONATE! http://www.hatchfund.org/project/ribb... Lets do this! Thank...

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Jul. 25th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

The World Was Me

by Ladianne Henderson

Whew!! I am so excited to tell you that this week I picked up the prints that will be going to a group of the donors to my The World Was Me project! Also, I'm SO close to finalizing the book! We've been through one draft review, a round of revisions, gotten the professional photography of the...

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Jul. 24th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Got Drought?

by Karen Fiorito

Here are some pictures of the billboard designs and an imagined finished board!

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Jul. 24th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

"Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love"

by Sally Loughridge

With my warm thanks to the last two donors, Peggy and Barbara, and to the Maine Arts Commission for the matching funds! Each year there are over 15,000 children diagnosed with cancer and over 1000 children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Of these 16,000, over 12,000 of them have siblings. ...

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Jul. 24th, 2015

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

Obelus Nostra

by John Davidson

Things are looking mighty fine! Had an incredible debut weekend with The Do LaB, and heading to LA this weekend for Desert Hearts- City Hearts, and the Noise Revolt 2 Year Anniversary!

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Jul. 24th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

"Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love"

by Sally Loughridge

Andy, thank you for your Hatch donation as well as your ongoing encouragement about this book over the last several years. Looking back to the first painting I created for the book, I found this one of Daniel's grandmother making the Starry Night Blanket for him, even before he was born. The...

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Jul. 24th, 2015

Project Update

Crafts & Traditional Arts, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Pain Management: a Post Office Performance, ("POP")

by Rachel MacCratic

This week, I am diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos and am trying out various dictation and voice command interface software so I can remain in touch and continue drafting correspondence. One device that does not micro-injure me is the old stylus and pad. Here we can see the first design...

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Jul. 24th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

Devil's Hollow

by Chris Easterly

Back in Kentucky. It was a fruitful summer in L.A. Currently putting finishing touches on the business plan. It's going out within the next 2 weeks. Also location scouting and doing some early pre-production. The train is moving.

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Jul. 24th, 2015

Project Update

Music, Visual Arts

Here is Now Album

by Cecilie Beck Kronborg Morris

Dear all of you lovely people who believe in me. I deeply appreciate your support! Let's try to reach $825 by tomorrow and thereby be able to receive matching funds. If you are up for helping me with the matching funds, please go to the computer this Saturday at exactly noon if you live in New...

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Jul. 24th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

"Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love"

by Sally Loughridge

Thank you Ginger and Hilary for starting off this campaign with your donations! I appreciate your support of the book project and its goal of helping families on this journey through life-threatening pediatric illness.

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Jul. 23rd, 2015

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Media, Visual Arts

Metro Nexus: A collaboratively-designed video game!

by Mark LaCroix

Hey all! Thanks for your support! As we approach the end of the campaign, there are few updates: 1.) On Saturday, July 25th, I will have up to $225 worth of matching funds available from Hatchfund.org, which means donations will be doubled on that day, up to $225! If you haven't donated...

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Jul. 23rd, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

"Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love"

by Sally Loughridge

I recently wrote a guest blog for the CancerSavvy Blog of the Cancer Resource Center of Maine Health, which includes the Maine Medical Center. My piece, "The Journey Through Pediatric Cancer - Helping the Healthy Young Sibling," includes a number of strategies parents can use as they juggle the...

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Jul. 23rd, 2015

Project Update

Theater Arts

Don Chipotle

by Juan Villa

Celestino Anthem from Don Chipotle.

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Jul. 22nd, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

The North Pole

by Bahar Yurukoglu

I came and I went. I saw things I'll never see again. I made a ton of new work. Shout Out to you all for helping make this happen. Check out the video here https://vimeo.com/134027696

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Jul. 22nd, 2015

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

Excellence Happens, Season 1

by Jeanne Herring

Excellence Happens began as an online magazine featuring the entertainment and community outreach of Hawaii. For decades I had planned on beginning my own production company, but starting with the eZine allowed me to get to know the world in which I live; and what a world. I learned of the...

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Jul. 21st, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Architects of Change -- Community Mural for Wheeling, WV

by Bianca Benson

I started talking to some of our clients today about the mural, and they were really excited. They have great ideas already and are happy to have an outlet to express them. This project is really bringing them joy!

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Jul. 20th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Joburg Now, 6 month residency in South Africa

by Luis Alonzo-Barkigia

Dear friends, I would just like to announce the two winners of the raffle: Ed Charbonneau and Gustavo Pombo. Thank you so much for your support. I will send you individual emails with the available drawings so that you can choose your piece. As for my stay, I am busy absorbing my local...

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Jul. 20th, 2015

Project Update

Music, Theater Arts

BEFORE YOU GET TOO FAR AFIELD

by Cara Scarmack

Last week proved a productive first week of rehearsals. We worked on the third part of the play, The Daughters of Discontent, with Katie choreographing a chicken factory dance, Priscilla leading us in a rain boot dance, Cass feeding us with the sounds of the strumstick and harmonica, and lots of...

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Jul. 20th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

Excellence Happens, Season 1

by Jeanne Herring

I wanna thank those who took time out to put the video together. Everyone volunteered, which is what community is all about. We work together to build something important. Director: Lymari Graciano Camera man & technician: Hunter Skeen Actors: Learning - Lymari Graciano Passion -...

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Jul. 20th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Memorials/ Where it Happened

by Alanna Styer

Here are some contact sheets for the project thus far. I am going to California in a week and then Detroit a couple weeks after that. I am currently without a scanner so I have yet to scan the images from New York. That should be remedied soon and I can't wait to show you all the new pictures.

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Jul. 19th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Can Serrat, Spain Residency

by Hyung Mo Lee

Hello everyone! I've returned from the Can Serrat, Spain Residency. It has been an amazing trip with many people met and connections gained. At Can Serrat I created a sculptural installation using a broken chair and a pot of tree, both covered with a handmade, muddy gunk mixture. The...

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Jul. 18th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

An Alchemical Emblem Book

by Zea Morvitz

Sending out another level of perks today -- getting closer to the final book. At this moment I think I will offer it in 2 formats: as a bound volume on handmade paper and as a set of unbound pages printed on the same paper that I used for the drawings, which is also handmade, but not very...

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Jul. 17th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Capturing Happy

by Kelsey Ruggaard, Dave Waite, and Jessica Williams

SOLD!!! Sydney's piece (the one with the storm clouds and flowers) has been sold! There is also a bid on Marks (the one with the polaroid)! If anyone else is interested in a piece, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be finishing up two more pieces in the next two weeks and then we are...

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Jul. 17th, 2015

Project Update

Dance

This

by Neil Greenberg

Dear "This" supporter - 1. "This" has been nominated for a 2015 "Bessie" New York Dance and Performance Award for "Outstanding Production"! Nominations were announced Wednesday night, and the awards ceremony will take place October 19th at The Apollo Theater. We're incredibly honored to...

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Jul. 17th, 2015

Project Update

Music

Turtle Journey CD

by David Key

Thank you, Amber Cragg, for donating during this extra time. Your contribution will be put to good use! I so appreciate your support, and look fo0rward to sharing Turtle Journey with you.

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Jul. 16th, 2015

Project Update

Media

Carmilla

by Rika Ohara

On June 27, 2015, we had an extraordinary opportunity to "out" The Giaour, an opera based on Lord Byron's 1813 poem – right after marriage equality became law. (The opera is the first "spin-off" project of the feature film "Carmilla," and, I'd say half the prequel.) Below is the first...

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Jul. 16th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

Excellence Happens, Season 1

by Jeanne Herring

Thank you to those who have gotten the ball rolling on this fundraising. I am proud to know that folk support this vision.

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Jul. 16th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Capturing Happy

by Kelsey Ruggaard, Dave Waite, and Jessica Williams

Here are pictures from the event!

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Jul. 14th, 2015

Project Update

Music

Turtle Journey CD

by David Key

Great news! I have approved the graphics and the CD Master is ready. Turtle Journey has gone into production for replication! Scheduled arrival is the end of the month. I will be sharing this wonderful music with you soon!

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Jul. 14th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Theater Arts

Help Team SNO Return to the National Poetry Slam!

by Slam New Orleans

Helloooo Team SNO supporters! We beg your pardon on the long stretch between our last update (see that awesome video we posted!?) but we have been busy doing the work of slam poets representing you and our lovely city of New Orleans. In that time we attended regional poetry slam competitions in...

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Jul. 13th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Capturing Happy

by Kelsey Ruggaard, Dave Waite, and Jessica Williams

The opening was a success! About 25 people showed up to see the work and eat some food and celebrate with sparkling cider. 7 pieces of the 12 part series were shown. Everyone seemed to love the work and we received a lot of compliments! Photos to follow soon! On a different note, perks will...

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Jul. 13th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

Excellence Happens, Season 1

by Jeanne Herring

Depending on your sponsorship levels, you may receive photos from Jeanne Wynne Herring's Just Cuz photo selection. Check out what is available for you by visiting http://excellencehappens.pixieset.com/justcuz/

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Jul. 13th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Encounters on the Frontier: Part II

by Andrew Purchin

Mohsin will arrive here on July 21st! Thanks so much for your support. Please save the dates and spread the word. We'll have the postcards out and about by the end of the week. Encounters on the Frontier: UpsideDownLand Everybody knows that we are right-side up and they are upside...

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Jul. 12th, 2015

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

Confluence: streamwater, handwriting and urban curbs

by Todd Gilens

These fluid scripts - see my test prints below - and this landscape full of shifting boundaries between land, sky and water. The work continues...

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Jul. 12th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

Excellence Happens, Season 1

by Jeanne Herring

We have already achieved success with our first show of the season. The staged reading of "Home" by Samm-Art Williams performed at Tenny Theatre in June was but one presentation of this beautiful play that was performed international all on ONE day. The project 1Voice/1Play/1 day is an...

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Jul. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

Excellence Happens, Season 1

by Jeanne Herring

Fresh Box is a meal full of fresh ingenuity. Three easy to prepare meals for two delivered to your door complete with the recipes developed by accomplished chef William Chen. These meals are fresh, healthy, and delicious! Learn more at their website: www.hifreshbox.com

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Jul. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

Excellence Happens, Season 1

by Jeanne Herring

Support our efforts with $5 and receive one of two of our logo images to use as your wallpaper on your phone, tablet or desktop computer .

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Jul. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

Excellence Happens, Season 1

by Jeanne Herring

Yesterday I enjoyed an afternoon of photographing a few handsome men for the August EH Special Edition eZine. Director Jess Bryden and stars Wes Cortez and Jason Treplett from time with me as I captured some sexy shots.

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Jul. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Joburg Now, 6 month residency in South Africa

by Luis Alonzo-Barkigia

Dear Friends, Today concludes my fundraising campaign. With your help I was able to raise the $13,000 necessary to attend my residency in Johannesburg:$7765 were raised through Hatchfund and the $6000 through my exhibition in Mexico City and friends abroad who chose to donate separately. ...

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Jul. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

The Curse of the Tempest Jewel

by Lawrence Kern

The dream sequences are the heart of The Curse of the Tempest Jewel and the moment that really let our actors show their personalities and strengths. We're so excited to see this mini-teaser trailer for our first screening with The Chicago Onscreen Showcase and The Chicago Park District's Movies...

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Jul. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Media

Brown Bread

by Ed Silvera

What an honor to have Afemo Omilami playing the role of HOMER in our film, BROWN BREAD. He has appeared in many films such as Glory (1989), The Firm (1993), Gordy (1995), Remember the Titans (2000), Hounddog (2007), and The Blind Side (2010). He is perhaps best known for his role as the Drill...

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Jul. 11th, 2015