Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Three Opportunities: Volunteer fair in Frankfort & position in Frankfort & sculpture call

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host an informational fair Jan. 16 for people who want to know more about KHS volunteer opportunities. The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History at 100 W. Broadway in Frankfort.

Current volunteers and KHS staff will be on hand to answer questions about the volunteer experience and current needs. Opportunities exist in a wide range of areas, from data entry and collection processing to leading tours and working with schoolchildren. Anyone age 14 and older can apply to volunteer.

The event is a prelude to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 20. More information is available at history.ky.gov/volunteer


SECOND! I was contacted earlier this month about two positions available with the Kentucky Arts Council in Frankfort to assist with the Market, which will be held in Lexington this year. The Market is the Arts Council's huge event  that showcases arts and crafts from across the state.

They are each 10-12 hours per week (somewhat more the week of March 7-9) for a 10 week period. Tasks involve assisting with mailings; taking promotional materials to locations mainly in Lexington; coordinating logistics; communicating with artists; and assisting in a myriad of ways to help pull the Market together!  On-site at the Market involves set-up and tear-down, booth-sitting for artists, and manning various stations along with staff.

There is a flat honorarium per position.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Decker to receive more details!

Josephine Sculpture Park’s Summerstage program is a unique integration of the visual and performing arts. Each summer a new sculpture becomes the essential scenic element of a Shakespearean production in a non-traditional outdoor venue.

The June 2014 production is The Winter’s Tale in which one of the most challenging moments of the play is the revival of Hermione, who died sixteen years prior, and who is “brought to life” from a statue of her.  The sculpture selected for this production will fully embody the tension suggested in this compelling denouement of the production: exploring the liminality between the human form and the art form.  Each Josephine Summerstage production also foregrounds the natural world, embracing the pure outdoor environment in which the story unfolds. Specific themes in this script include redemption, jealousy, and the cycle of destruction to renewal (emotional, physical and seasonal).

CALL for ART:  The creative team seeks an artist to join this collaborative project in conjunction with this national call for large scale sculpture (approx. 10’-20’ : new or existing).  The work must be thematically connected to the play in some manner.  We encourage the artist to explore beyond the literal interpretation of the play.  The sculpture must be on location at JSP by May 1, 2014 and be suitable for outdoor exhibition for a minimum of 1 year as well as physical interaction by the actors during 6 performances.  Installation by professional JSP staff and artist honorarium will be provided.  Deadline for submissions is Jan. 15, 2014.

Interested sculptors please email 1-3 images, including previous work and description of proposal for this call to info@josephinesculpturepark.org. Please identify subject of email as JSP APPLICATION. Please explore the website for more information about past productions. http://www.josephinesculpturepark.org

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