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Art



 

The Ohio Craft Museum received a Puffin grant for “Transformation East,” an exhibition of fine craft using “repurposed” objects. Concerned with the excess of trash in our society, 55 artists from across the U.S. and around the world have found a way to reuse trash creatively. Employing discarded plastic bottles, coupons, wire and newspapers, they are contributing to the reduction of waste and in the process, heightening viewers’ awareness of the importance of recycling. more grants>>>


Dance


“A Journey Through Her Mother’s Heart,” is a dance utilizing the visual art, music and poetry of Vita d’Orsay from her book “Head in the Clouds.” Using the book as her inspiration, dancer/choreographer Linda Diamond developed the themes of loss, alienation and the need for healing through the arts in this work.. more grants>>>


Music


Passage Theatre Company received a grant from the Puffin Foundation to support two public performances of Vince de Mura’s new electronic sonic symphony, “For Lost Words.” Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa’s, Vietnam opus, “Sien Cai Dau,” reflects on the price of war. Each performance will be followed by a post-show discussion dealing with the nature of the composition’s subject matter and its relevance to current world events. more grants>>>


Photography


A Puffin grant enabled photographer Elijah Gowin to exhibit a series of photographs at the Danville Museum of Fine Art and History in Danville, VA. His color photographs, taken in the late 1990’s, are part of a documentary series about the self-taught Alabama folk artist Lonnie Holley and his fight to keep his land and art from being destroyed by the city or Birmingham. Never before exhibited, these photographs testify to the artistic spirit of Lonnie Holley and his voice as an African- American artist. more grants>>>


Public Interest


The goal of Sheryl Orings “We The People” project is to bring the voices of the American people to the national stage. In her role as performance artist, Ms. Oring set up an office in various public places and invited people to dictate cards to the President stating their views on major issues. A photographer took portraits of each participant. The cards were distributed as yard signs prior to the presidential primaries in Iowa and served to remind politicians about the concerns of their constituents and to provoke voters to think about their priorities. more grants>>>


Theater


“In the Lion’s Den” featured Mark Judelson as Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in early 2002 in Karachi, Pakistan. The presentation, written by Mr. Judelson included musicians Anna Teigen on violin and Steve Lee on piano, and was performed at the Taconic and the Bedford Hills Correctional Facilities. The play is one of several works in which Mr. Judelson recounts the life stories of courageous individuals who responded to violence and hatred with acts of peace. more grants>>>


Video


In her high school, Avery is known as the “black track star.” In her Brooklyn neighborhood she is the adopted daughter of white Jewish lesbians with an older Puerto-Rican brother and a younger Korean brother. At home she’s simply Avery. Now Avery is on a quest to meet her African-American birth mother in Texas. Filmmaker Nicole Opper of New York tells Avery’s story in the documentary film, “Off and Running.” more grants>>>


Writing


Writer/Activist Beverly Bell of Albuqueque, NM received a Puffin grant for a book which addresses the inequality, poverty and environmental degradation fostered by economic globalization. The project highlights fourteen case studies and focuses on the challenges
faced by our modern civilizations. more grants>>>