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Recent Project Updates

Project Update

Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

wildLife Project

by Wendy Maruyama

Hello, everyone! I am finally in the final stretch of my project, the van will pick up my work on September 3rd, and we are just getting under the wire here. I did want to share some images of work that I have completed. The Bell Shrine was finally finished, launched, photographed and crated....

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Aug. 29th, 2015

Project Update

Dance, Media, Theater Arts

Hazy

by Cherie A. Roberts/The Gray Lily Project

Thank you to all who have donated! We still have a long way to go, so your continued support is much appreciated! I wanted to add a note regarding The Joyful Heart Foundation. This organization's mission is to "heal, educate, and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and...

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Aug. 28th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

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

by Sally Loughridge

With my $2500 goal reached, Hatchfund is keeping the campaign open 30 more days to allow donations toward my stretch goal, which represents money I have already expended in the preparation of the manuscript and production of the first printing run. I appreciate all the contributions made thus...

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Aug. 28th, 2015

Project Update

Dance, Media, Music

SOUL FORCE

by SOUL FORCE PROJECT ~ Arohi Ensemble

We've have reached 5% of our goal, thank you for all you who jumped on board the first 2 days, please spread the word so we can reach our first week goal of $1500 by next tuesday. We'll be sending out live concert mp3 to donors as an extra thanks for coming on board early (first week) through...

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Aug. 27th, 2015

Project Update

Dance, Media, Theater Arts

Hazy

by Cherie A. Roberts/The Gray Lily Project

Hi, all! Thank you so much for your support of Hazy! We are so excited to get this thing off the ground. I just wanted to update you on a couple of items regarding donations. The first thing is that we are now supporting The Joyful Heart Foundation, and 10% of all donations will be going...

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Aug. 25th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Art as Positive Provocateur

by Michele Vavonese

Woohoo! Thank you to all my supporters! Today we are are at the 20% of $2,500 mark. And we were able to secure a matching funds from Hatchfund today because of some last minute donations. You guys are the best!!! Let's keep up the momentum, lots more road to travel! So glad it is with all of you :)

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Aug. 25th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

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

by Sally Loughridge

I'm excited to have reached my goal of $2500! With huge thanks to all that have contributed previously and, most recently, to Cynthia, Andy, and an anonymous donor. All your support will go toward defraying the significant costs of preparing the manuscript and publishing the book. Two days...

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Aug. 25th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

Excellence Happens, Season 1

by Jeanne Herring

Extremely disappointed with my experience. Never mind the fact that my campaign failed, but once I lost Stephany as my PM, my new PM was so stressed out he was discouraging, insulting and neglecting. Already I had to deal with the very people I supported over the years turn their backs on me,...

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Aug. 25th, 2015

Project Update

Music, Theater Arts

BEFORE YOU GET TOO FAR AFIELD

by Cara Scarmack

We closed AFIELD last night, after a successful run of 8 performances. And then we proceeded to strike the set, stripping the floor of the tarp and the ceiling of the umbrellas, pausing to nosh on some neon tacos and reflect on all that's transpired. Earlier this week, we received an...

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Aug. 24th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Art as Positive Provocateur

by Michele Vavonese

A wonderfully happy shout-out to Stephanie Serna! I so appreciate Stephanie's generosity with both her time (promoting this campaign to her network) and financial backing. It is inspiring to me to have such an incredibly talented film maker and musician supporting my work! Thank you Stephanie...

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Aug. 24th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Portrait of the Ecological Self

by Kimberly Callas

Fantastic news! I have received a Maine Arts Commission grant that will bring me up to the level I needed to cast this portrait in bronze! I'll be sending out the full press release announcement in my e-newsletter shortly. If you don't receive this letter and would like to - please sign up on my...

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Aug. 24th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Artist Residency at La Porte Peinte, Noyers sur Serein, France

by Jeannine Cook

I am working madly to prepare drawings for the exhibition about this project at the Noyers Museum. The poster has just been prepared about the exhibition and talks I will be giving - as you can see for yourselves. Thanks to all my generous supporters....

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Aug. 24th, 2015

Project Update

Dance, Media, Theater Arts

Project Update

Visual Arts

Art Studio Legacy: The life of an artist begins with a sketch

by Michelle Davis

I am invited to exhibit my paintings and prints November 2016 at The High and Low Gallery in SE Portland, Oregon. The gallery has beautiful lay out and lighting to showcase my work. I can visualize my large scale paintings and vibrant aquatints on the walls. I invite you to help me visualize my...

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Aug. 21st, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Art Studio Legacy: The life of an artist begins with a sketch

by Michelle Davis

I've reached 17% of my funding goal. Merci beaucoup M. Jean Albert!

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Aug. 21st, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

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

by Sally Loughridge

Thank you Steve and Nathaniel for supporting me in this project! One week left and a bit more to raise. . .

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Aug. 20th, 2015

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

Confluence: streamwater, handwriting and urban curbs

by Todd Gilens

Stream life in my home mountains - carnivorous plants, underwater photos, teamwork and sustained attention. in the Northern Sierras I'm surveying streams and their tributaries with David Herbst and his team of invertebrate biologists. We're taking an astonishing array of measurements of...

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Aug. 20th, 2015

Project Update

Theater Arts

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

by Damon DiMarco

LIFE AIN'T ART, AND OTHER SUMMER REFLECTIONS My friend Bill Esper once told me about a time when he was a guest artist at the Banff Festival in Alberta, Canada. At that point, Banff was a major gathering for artists of every discipline from all over the world. Everywhere you turned you saw...

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Aug. 19th, 2015

Project Update

Music, Visual Arts

Here is Now Album

by Cecilie Beck Kronborg Morris

5 days left. 72 % funded. Last push! Meanwhile I am in Massachusetts recording with producer Seth Misterka. Luckily there is a waterfall close to the studio, so we could go swimming for half an hour...

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Aug. 19th, 2015

Project Update

Media

Tía Chuck

by Mark & Angela Walley

Dear Sponsors, We have just posted a Production Update for August. Follow the link below to learn more about our progress. Feel free to contact us with any questions! August Production Notes: http://www.TiaChuck.com/August-Update Best, Mark & Angela

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Aug. 18th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

Devil's Hollow

by Chris Easterly

Hey, Devil's Hollow Family! Just an update -- I'm in Kentucky, scouting locations, assembling a production team, meeting with investors, and infiltrating horse farms... Wait, what? I found an old abandoned farm house that would make a great location, so I identified the owners: an...

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Aug. 18th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Chair City Oral History Series and Community Art Center

by Tracie Pouliot

Dear friends, The Chair City Community Art Center has been officially open for a month! It’s been buzzing with activity including volunteers helping to finish binding Dale’s book and interested folks just stopping in to see what’s going on. Hundreds of visitors made their own prints...

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Aug. 18th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

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

by Sally Loughridge

My book project campaign has just over a week remaining. Hatchfund has flexibly and realistically allowed me to lower my target goal to $2500. Now I am over 70 percent there! I feel confident I can reach the $2500 goal by next week. I will receive all monies donated once I reach the target, so...

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Aug. 18th, 2015

Project Update

Music

A Debut CD

by Eric Nathan

Dear All, I hope you are enjoying the summer. I'm writing with an update on the CD – it will be released very soon – on September 1! Before the official release, I would like to share with you a sneak peek of the CD and also announce a CD Release Tour this fall – in New York, Boston...

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Aug. 18th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

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

by Sally Loughridge

Pat, a teacher, grandmother, and lover of kids in general, donated recently. Thank you! This endorsement just came in from Nancy Keene of www.childhoodcancerguides.org: "I'm the parent of a long-term survivor of childhood leukemia and her healthy sister. I've been writing books since the...

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Aug. 17th, 2015

Project Update

Crafts & Traditional Arts, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

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

by Rachel MacCratic

Here is a madlib continuity of care request for California's enrollees in public health programs to use when preparing to consult with their attorney(s), particularly as instruction for their very own performance art collaboration. Viewing this form letter does not form an attorney-client...

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Aug. 17th, 2015

Project Update

Music

The Gratitude Project

by Ilene Angel

Project Update – the Launch of the Single!!!!! It’s been…gulp…two years since we began this journey together, and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to see this out in the world! So the first thing we decided to do was to release a single, and the song we decided to go with...

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Aug. 15th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

Circle, Michigan - One Hour TV Pilot

by Matt Croyle

We have secured our first location for filming, and are holding another open casting call tomorrow. Very excited to get things going, as we ran into a bit of a hiccup with the original casting plan. Equipment in place. Really excited to bring this to everyone. Cheers. -- Matt Croyle

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Aug. 15th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Art as Positive Provocateur

by Michele Vavonese

A filled with smiles and hugs shout-out to Vonnie Nellenback! Both my Aunt Vonnie and Uncle David were such an important part of my childhood and I miss you guys so much. Vonnie you were responsible for opening my eyes to art deco and the beauty of fine antiques with the store you used to own. I...

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Aug. 15th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

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

by Sally Loughridge

It is so gratifying that old friends and relatively new are supporting this project. Most recently, my warm thanks go out to Michele and Peesh. With only 12 days left, I hope that strangers who see the worth of this project will join the group of donors. You are truly supporting kids on a...

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Aug. 15th, 2015

Project Update

Music

Trios by Fauré, Zemlinsky, and Buide

by Trio Séléné

Dear friends and supporters, we have reached more than 60% of our target with 7 more days to go! Thank you so much for your support. we wouldn't be able to do this without it. We are getting more and more excited about the recording, currently in the editing process. Help us spread the word in...

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Aug. 14th, 2015

Project Update

Music, Theater Arts

BEFORE YOU GET TOO FAR AFIELD

by Cara Scarmack

Folks! We opened our show last night to a packed house of engaged spectators. What a whirlwind it was! Also! Some kind folks have written about our play. Check out their articles: Eliza Bent, TDF - https://www.tdf.org/stages/article/1264/this-operetta-is-as-unusual-as-real-life Paul...

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Aug. 14th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Art as Positive Provocateur

by Michele Vavonese

A shiny-happy shout out to Eileen Gardina! So grateful to have your support and encouragement with this project. Thank you Eileen for choosing to support the arts by supporting the artist - you are AWESOME!

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Aug. 13th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

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

by Sally Loughridge

Thanks to recent generous donations by John and Geri, I have reached a level where further matching funds are available. The next $125 donated will be matched through Hatchfund! My heartfelt thanks to all those who are supporting this project and, in a larger sense, the families on these...

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Aug. 12th, 2015

Project Update

Music, Visual Arts

Here is Now Album

by Cecilie Beck Kronborg Morris

61 % of the goal is reached. And Hatchfund has agreed to extend the period of the campaign for another 10 days; ending in 12 days. Meanwhile I am recording in Northampton with producer Seth Misterka.

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Aug. 12th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Art as Positive Provocateur

by Michele Vavonese

A sing-songy shout out to my music making partner in crime Marlana Grein! So proud to have the support of my talented and vivacious dear friend. Oh how I pine for those cold Chicago nights howling at the moon with our songs, we will again. Thank you Marlana for supporting the arts by supporting...

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Aug. 12th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Art Studio Legacy: The life of an artist begins with a sketch

by Michelle Davis

Thank you to my supporters! The excitement and gratitude is building! I have raised 11% of my goal $7200.00, which will pay for one months rent in an art studio in Portland, Oregon. I have a solo show booked one year from the date that I move into my studio!!! The only missing piece in the...

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Aug. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Art as Positive Provocateur

by Michele Vavonese

A 'shameless' shout out to my fellow east coast transplant, Tyler Stein! SO glad to have all of your input and encouragement with this project. Will continue to work on my art and my 'shameless' promotion styles! Thank you for your generosity. And thank you Tyler for choosing to support the...

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Aug. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

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

by Sally Loughridge

Great thanks to my latest donor, Nancy! I am continuing to do radio interviews about the book, but in a larger sense, the challenges to parents in balancing the needs of their children when one is ill with a life threatening disease. I have enjoyed these conversations because I am...

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Aug. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Art as Positive Provocateur

by Michele Vavonese

A cross country shout out to David Clark! I so appreciate the support and encouragement you are showing me through your generosity. It means the world to me! Thank you David for choosing to support the arts by supporting the artist - you are AWESOME!

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Aug. 11th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Arctic Circle Residency 2015

by Katherine Akey

Dear supporters, please let me know as soon as you can if your address has changed in the last 9 months! I leave in a short few weeks and want to make sure I have all the correct addresses for shipping perks to you guys from Svalbard and upon my return. Thanks all!

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Aug. 10th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Art as Positive Provocateur

by Michele Vavonese

A joyful shout out to Maryanne Johnston! Maryanne your very generous contribution is going to help enable me to get this project off the ground! I am truly grateful and look forward to giving you updates as we progress. Thank you Maryanne for choosing to support the arts by supporting the artist...

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Aug. 10th, 2015

Project Update

Media, Music, Visual Arts

Kinisi Festival

by Kinisi Festival

Finally a short montage of our event on the 17th! Our next event will be on the 18th of September - not on the 26th of August (as the video says). We made the change because of the heavy flow of visitor traffic to the island - which was making arranging flights and accommodation almost...

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Aug. 10th, 2015

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

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

by Sally Loughridge

Molly, your contribution has brought the project almost to the 25% mark, of the $5000 goal! The percentage funded as posted on Hatchfund is in comparison to the "stretch goal." I would be very grateful to reach the goal of $5000. My goal for this week is to reach at least 50% or $2500....

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Aug. 10th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Joburg Now, 6 month residency in South Africa

by Luis Alonzo-Barkigia

Hi friends. This past week I was invited to the Eastern Cape to celebrate the end of an initiation school that my friend Lungi's brother and cousin were coming out of in a small village called Blum Gum (Eucalyptus Tree). Initiation School is the modern name for the ceremony in which young men...

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Aug. 10th, 2015

Project Update

Theater Arts

River See

by Sharon Bridgforth

Check out "Theatrical Jazz: Performance, À??, and the Power of the Present Moment" by Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, The Ohio State University Press. "River See" lives in the theatrical jazz aesthetic - check out this interview I did with Omi for the New Dramatists In Depth Podcast Series:...

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Aug. 10th, 2015

Project Update

Media

NEW [a short film]

by John Harden

NEW [a short film] - UPDATE: August 9, 2015 Hello, supporters! We're very happy to report that the discs and other physical perks you were promised are in hand. Watch your mailboxes! One more big "thank you" for your patience is in order. Thank you. Once perks are mailed out, we're...

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Aug. 10th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Art as Positive Provocateur

by Michele Vavonese

A heartfelt shout out to Deb & Lionel D'Luna, who are the parents of one of my most beloved art students, Alexis D'Luna. It is very encouraging to feel the support from this incredibly special family and I will do my best to do you all proud with this project! Thank you Lionel for choosing to...

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Aug. 10th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Bagmati River Arts Project, Kathmandu, Nepal

by Alberto Rey

Dear Friends and Supporters, I hope you are all doing well. I have been in regular contact with curator at the Kathmandu Contemporary Art Center and the exhibition venue where the project will be presented. It seems as though the ongoing monsoons have delayed the rebuilding process from...

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Aug. 10th, 2015

Project Update

Visual Arts

Art as Positive Provocateur

by Michele Vavonese

A huge and happy shout out to Rick Jacobs! Rick is an accomplished writer, producer, director and bonofide world traveler! I am really grateful to have his support. Thank you Rick for supporting the arts by supporting the artist - you are AWESOME!

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Aug. 9th, 2015