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Project Update

Visual Arts

Alaska's Bristol Bay

by Carl Johnson

Perks are all printed and packaged for shipping, going out in the mail tomorrow. Thank you all again for your support on this project! I will keep posting updates until a publication date is announced.

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Oct. 20th, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Theater Arts

Creepy Christmas Fashion Show

by Marisa Miranda

Fittings with models! Please help me make my dream come true and see all of these costumes thru with the proper funding! Do it for the homeless puppies and kitties we will be helping in December!

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Oct. 20th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

TRIGGER - A Short Film by Christopher Folkens

by Christopher Folkens

Hey everyone! Chris here... Just wanted to send all of you a quick update that I have not forgotten you! Things have been very very busy out here in LA working to set the groundwork for TRIGGER to actually happen at the level/caliber that I am committed to creating these film projects at. I am...

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Oct. 19th, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Theater Arts

Creepy Christmas Fashion Show

by Marisa Miranda

NEW PERK!!! So from the current amount $1,625, until we reach our minimum, every $200 raised, I will send that person a handmade Nightmare stocking or ornament made from the left over materials from the show! These will be ready to stuff for the Holidays! So please, start donating!

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Oct. 18th, 2014

Project Update

Media

NEW [a short film]

by John Harden

NEW [a short film] - UPDATE: October 18, 2014 NOVEMBER IS GOING TO BE CRAZY! Crazy for me, that is. But it will offer the public SIX chances to see our film NEW on the big screen! I'll break it all down for you right here, and provide information on getting tickets to these events. . ....

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Oct. 18th, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Theater Arts

Creepy Christmas Fashion Show

by Marisa Miranda

With some hard work in the last 48 hours, I now have the 100% silk chiffon and charmeuse Sally Gown ready for a fitting. Please help support me in the completions of all of these looks!

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Oct. 18th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

Antics Creates Sneaker Suites with Mark Gonzales

by Amy "Catfox" Campion

SNEAK PREVIEW OF "SNEAKERS ON A WIRE"!!! This is the first piece in Sneaker Suites. It's a work-in-progress- still evolving and being polished. We performed it last week at the Arts Northwest conference in Eugene, OR. We welcome your feedback, ideas, suggestions, and comments at this stage...

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Oct. 18th, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Large Exterior Wall Mosaic

by Candace Hibbard Lillie

The mosaic is, at long last, ready for Grout. The last tile went on this surface at 8:02 P.M. October 15th, 2014. Grout is on order and will arrive on the 28th of October. So difficult to believe! Thank you, everyone who has made this possible. What a wonderful experience! At the end of the...

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Oct. 18th, 2014

Project Update

Dance, Music

España alla Rossini

by Anna Tonna

Dear Friends, things are coming along with the crowd funding of Espana alla Rossini; I just put together a Flickr Album with photos by my friend Leah Targon, of Miguel Borrallo and myself performing "Les amants de Seville" at the Festival de Segovia this past July. The Flickr album is on the...

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Oct. 18th, 2014

Project Update

Music

A Debut CD

by Eric Nathan

Dear All, We made it!! As of early yesterday morning, my Hatchfund campaign ended and has been successfully funded at $12,710! A heartfelt thank you to everyone who so generously supported my Debut CD. I'm so honored and it means so much to have you all involved in this project with me....

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Oct. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Theater Arts

Creepy Christmas Fashion Show

by Marisa Miranda

So I've taken the liberty to use my own money to start buying fabric and get started on the fashion show. Here are some of the images I have so far, most of these fine fabric were found during my shopping trips to LA and NY. Sometimes, you have to change the color a bit to get the achieved...

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Oct. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Visual Arts

Geology into Architecture: Drawing in New Mexico

by Sara Schneckloth

Greetings from final desert days! The past two weeks have been spent working intensely outside of Abiquiu, NM, deep in a landscape that is both vast and minutely detailed. The sense of the studio has expanded to encompass the surrounding hills, canyons, and streambeds, and the discoveries have...

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Oct. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Standing By: Gatz Backstage

by Shaun Irons

Thanks everyone for such a great evening at Anthology last Monday! Here are some photos from the event.

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Oct. 17th, 2014

Project Update

Music, Theater Arts

Gertrude Stein's TENDER BUTTONS

by Van Reipen Collective

Photos from ROOMS. All photos by Jordan Hollender.

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Oct. 15th, 2014

Project Update

Music, Theater Arts

"Final Day" a Dramatic Musical

by Danny Curtis

The cast is wonderful and are working hard as we prepare for this Sundays' Oct. 19th 2 p.m. performance. Literally, "Wish You Were Here!". Check them out at Facebook, "Final Day, a Dramatic Musical".

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Oct. 15th, 2014

Project Update

Music, Theater Arts, Visual Arts

Bum Phillips (2014 World Premiere Opera)

by Luke Leonard

TV TONIGHT (10/14/14) Bum Phillips All-American Opera will be featured on NFL Films Presents, Episode: How Did We End Up Here? Watch Fox Sports 1 at 8:30PM EST: http://www.locatetv.com/tv/nfl-films-presents/8851580. Airs again Sun, Oct 19. Luv Ya Bum!

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Oct. 14th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

ONWARDS! --- Dear friends, I hope the present finds you all doing well. Again, I thought I'd take this opportunity to thank those who've generously supported our campaign for my newest and most ambitious work, 'Thousands'. I feel incredibly fortunate and grateful for all the responses...

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Oct. 14th, 2014

Project Update

Music

Send MY GRANDMOTHER to New York!

by Beth Custer

Only $87 bucks to go by midnight tonight, thank you so very much everyone!

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Oct. 14th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Saints Reimagined

by Ray Maseman

Hello Dear Supporters! I have three messages to share with you. First, and most importantly, thank you so much for supporting this project! I especially appreciate your contribution in the early stages. Second, I set up a blog featuring sketches and other thoughts about this project....

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Oct. 14th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

White Water Women of the West

by John Annerino

There have been 1506 video/page views to date.

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Oct. 13th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

Antics Creates Sneaker Suites with Mark Gonzales

by Amy "Catfox" Campion

This is a raw uncut unfiltered unedited rehearsal video of the first piece in Sneaker Suites. It's called Sneakers on a Wire and eventually it will involve wires strung across the stage that dancers will use to sling shoes up onto. This video is from our rehearsal at Your Neighborhood Studio...

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Oct. 13th, 2014

Project Update

Theater Arts

River See

by Sharon Bridgforth

The River See Theatrical Jazz Performance Installation is coming to BOSTON! 11/13/14-11/16/14 at The Theater Offensive Featuring: Sharon Bridgforth, Sonja Parks, Djola Branner, Mankwe Ndosi and Nyx Zierhut. With Kaamila Mohamed, Ayisha Knight-Shaw and Giftson Joseph. Tickets and More at:...

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Oct. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

This is one of the last poems written for the 1st iteration of 'Thousands', and actually may have been the last one that Eve wrote for the project. During one of our meetings in the earlier stages of our collaboration I told Eve that I'd begun to notice a difference in my rhythm, inclinations...

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Oct. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency

by Val Sivilli

Thanks to my people and their generous support, in less than 3 weeks, my residency project has surpassed the minimum goal and is well on its way to the stretch goal. AMAZING! Joy abounds! My heart is full and I'm going to New Mexico! The minimum goal covers my regular bills and expenses...

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Oct. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

This

by Neil Greenberg

10 days in: - ALREADY REACHED OUR MINIMUM GOAL ! - 72% OF THE WAY TOWARD OUR "STRETCH" GOAL ! HUGE THANKS to everyone who has supported and shared this project. I’m truly touched by your support and encouragement. The funds raised will all go toward an initial project fee for each of my...

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Oct. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Heart Disease: The Lonely, the Forgotten and the Outcast

by Donald Rizzo

2nd painting in the series "Heart Disease" the Lonely, the Forgotten and the Outcast." “Progress is more plausibly judged by the reduction of deprivation than by the further enrichment of the opulent.” This past December a Tech start-up CEO post a rant "Why the heart of our city has to be...

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Oct. 12th, 2014

Project Update

Architecture & Design, Crafts & Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Large Exterior Wall Mosaic

by Candace Hibbard Lillie

The opening was rainy, but the reception was warm! Almost completed - just a few tiles to go. Thank you all for the support and encouragement. This has been the best year of my artistic life. Please share this around with your friends and family. I would be happy to do another for someone. This...

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Oct. 11th, 2014

Project Update

Crafts & Traditional Arts

Sand Pail and Footprints Infant Urns

by Chris Harvan

Thank you so much for your generous donations! We are currently 17% funded because of you. Have to ask you fine people if you can think of anyone else who would be able to donate to single them out and ask them for their help. Sharing on social media is good to create awareness but a call...

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Oct. 10th, 2014

Project Update

Dance, Media, Music

A Garden of Compassion

by Mariel McEwan

Hello Garden and Dance Camera Friends! We had glorious sunny and warm weather for our 4 day shoot in the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. The weekend before it rained forever. Fall colors in the Wood River Valley are something to behold and they formed a vibrant setting for our dancers. Costumed...

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Oct. 9th, 2014

Project Update

Music

PDX Soul

by Hailey Niswanger

Thank you so much for your support of my project, PDX Soul. I am so excited about this music!! To get you even more amped about the release, here is a little taste of a live performance of PDX Soul at Jimmy Mak's back in January. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_3ERh1VgMQ Hope you enjoy!! We...

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Oct. 9th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Visual Arts

I Am Not My Disability | Documentary

by James Geiger

October 9, 2014 “I Am Not My Disability” Supporters Hello and a blessed day to each of you. First, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you all of you who have financially supported this documentary. Your donations were spent just as we promised, allowing this...

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Oct. 9th, 2014

Project Update

Music

"REFLECTIONS" A CD Recording of 7 Orchestral Works

by Michael Udow

Dear Wonderful Supporters ~ No doubt you have appreciated the time lapse without an email update from me. The two concerts with Maestro Thomas Blomster and the Colorado Chamber Orchestra and Baritone, David Barron, at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities went beautifully this past...

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Oct. 8th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

LET'S SEE IF WE CAN KEEP OUR MOMENTUM GOING AND REACH 25% OF OUR FUNDING GOAL BY OCTOBER 10TH! IF WE HAD 40 DONATIONS OF JUST $20 EACH WE'D CLEAR THAT NEW MILESTONE! WILL YOU BE THE NEXT $20 DONOR? DONATE NOW IF YOU CAN, AND SPREAD THE WORD! -- Here's another look at the documentation...

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Oct. 8th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Visual Arts

Northwest Passage: Postcards from the End of America

by Linh Dinh

Postcard from the End of America: Jackson http://linhdinhphotos.blogspot.com/2014/10/postcard-from-end-of-america-jackson.html Riding the train from Chicago to New Orleans, I impulsively got off in Jackson, Mississippi. I had never thought about visiting Jackson, never even seen a photo...

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Oct. 7th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Arachnoiditis Survivor: A Portrait of Resilience Against Patient Harm In America

by Sheila L. Kalkbrenner

A generous contribution from an anonymous benefactor has permitted me to turn Jack's Survivor Portrait into the family portrait that he requested. The portrait will depict the things that bring Jack comfort when he is struggling to survive. On September 25th I began the sketch of the family...

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Oct. 7th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Arachnoiditis Survivor: A Portrait of Resilience Against Patient Harm In America

by Sheila L. Kalkbrenner

From Rochester, NY to South Bend, IN via Detroit. Feeling empowered while travelling this trip. Timing was perfect for the weather. The course of the trip allowed me to just miss storms and drops in temperature that may have otherwise posed some incredible difficulties for me. While I was in...

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Oct. 7th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Arachnoiditis Survivor: A Portrait of Resilience Against Patient Harm In America

by Sheila L. Kalkbrenner

The project update from September 18, 2014 on the way to South Bend, Indiana to meet with Survivor, Jack Pavlekovich and his family. A husband, father, musician and former police officer; Jack is a survivor of the 2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak caused by contaminated epidural steroid injections...

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Oct. 7th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

'i have no room where' - (St. Luke, 12:17) 'the light of the body is' - (St. Matthew, 6:20) 'friend, go up higher' - (St. Luke, 14:10) 'abandon home after home' - (The Dhammapada, Chapter 7, verse 91) 'all the rafters are broken' - (The Dhammapada, Chapter 11, verse 153) This was actually...

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Oct. 6th, 2014

Project Update

Crafts & Traditional Arts

Sand Pail and Footprints Infant Urns

by Chris Harvan

BIG shout out to all of you who donated last week and those of you who kicked off the week with a Sunday donation. I know nothing about fundraising. In fact, I am pretty sure I am terrible at it - learning, though. Let it be known that I feel intensely obligated to make sure this project...

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Oct. 6th, 2014

Project Update

Music

The Gratitude Project

by Ilene Angel

Did you ever hear a song on the radio that made you pull over to the side of road just to listen to it? Is there one you and your friends would sing and act out the respective parts to? Was there that concert where you got out the Bic lighter (the predecessor of our cell phones) and waved it in...

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Oct. 5th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

The Curse of the Tempest Jewel

by Lawrence Kern

Production Log - DAY 4.5 of 11 (we weren't planning on this one when we set our schedule!) October 5, 2014 Location: Lincoln Park Conservatory Scene: Meeting The Rough & Tumbles Two weeks ago, we had a marathon day of filming (see Production Log Day 2), and unfortunately, a sudden rain...

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Oct. 5th, 2014

Project Update

Dance

Antics Creates Sneaker Suites with Mark Gonzales

by Amy "Catfox" Campion

Antics believes in all artists retaining the rights to their creative works. That's why we take the issue of music rights seriously. The music that Antics dances to in our performances is either: A. Composed by myself in Garage Band using 3rd party loops (Platinum Loops) B. Composed by a...

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Oct. 5th, 2014

Project Update

Music

September Skies

by Lisa Ragsdale

Dear people; Well, I have contacted other composers & musicians, people not in the music business at all, people I have known from college and people from very diverse backgrounds. And here we are on October 5th, 2014. Since mid July 2014 we (you, mostly) have put together $1,129 towards the...

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Oct. 5th, 2014

Project Update

Media, Theater Arts

The Curse of the Tempest Jewel

by Lawrence Kern

Production Log - DAY 4 October 3, 2014 Location: The Field Museum Scenes: Montage of all the characters racing to get to the jewel! On paper, what we shot tonight takes up barely one page of the script: "From many different directions, all the groups of characters converge on the...

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Oct. 4th, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! I'm thrilled to announce that the posters and postcards for our campaign will be designed by none other than the renowned award-winning filmmaker, illustrator, artist and designer Vashti Harrison! I LOVE her work, and here's a snippet of an early design for one of the posters...

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Oct. 4th, 2014

Project Update

Visual Arts

Solo booth with site specific installation at (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC

by Joana Fischer

My installation at the (e)merge Art Fair in Washington, DC.

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Oct. 3rd, 2014

Project Update

Media

BLOOD WOLF

by Diana Cignoni

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR DONATIONS! WE HAVE 22 DAYS LEFT. Please make your fully tax-deductible contribution to help us make this film about an abusive relationship and how to end it .

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Oct. 3rd, 2014

Project Update

Media

Tía Chuck

by Mark & Angela Walley

Thank you again to all our donors who have made this campaign a success! Hatchfund automatically gives all successfully funded projects an additional 30 days to reach their Stretch Goal. We've extended our Stretch Goal to include the costs of a trip to New York City to interview artists and...

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Oct. 3rd, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

White Water Women of the West

by John Annerino

Hi, Fall is upon us in the Plateau lands, and I hope you are well. I am pleased to share new information regarding my current project. Several recent supporters said it was easier to send a check by mail. You can mail your donation to: Dee Studt, Accounting, AIM Hatchfund, 1905 Harney Street,...

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Oct. 2nd, 2014

Project Update

Literature, Media, Visual Arts

Thousands

by Markeith Chavous

Here's another installation view of the 1st iteration. Although 'Thousands' has been 'in-development' with a large creative and technical crew since May of 2013, it actually had a pretty lengthy gestation period, and the impetus for the project can be traced back to the work of sound artist...

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Oct. 2nd, 2014