Arts Roundtable Minutes – November 17, 2015

Slide1If you couldn’t make it to Arts Roundtable, that’s ok. Here’s what we talked about!

Please note that the December Roundtable has been cancelled – there are just too many things going on this time of the year! Happy holidays, and we will start up again in January.

A few JAHC Announcements…

Wearable Arts Artists: still accepting applications! Please apply. It’s a $40 registration fee and a simple form to fill out. You do not need to have a  complete design to register, just a rough sketch! Questions about artist registration can go to Registration form:

 Letters Aloud Workshop November 23rd at Kindred Post! Work with the gifted writers and actors of our upcoming performance Letters Aloud and hone your writing skills! One letter from the workshop will be read aloud at the beginning of their performance at the JACC, and the Arts Council will choose other to read on air that week! $20.00 per person, you can pre-register at the JACC or over the phone (586-2787), or pay at the door. Great opportunity for Juneau writers!

 Letters Aloud Performance: Nov 24, 7:00 PM at the JACC. A highly entertaining reading series where intimate, private letters letters, written by some of history’s most famous people (F.Scott Fitzgerald, Marilyn Monroe, and Tom Hanks to start!), are read aloud in front of a live audience. Very well-received in other Southeast communities, this show will “…make you reflect on the world and your own life  and our personal connection to history.” – Seattle Channel’s ArtZone

 Arts Academy, the training session(s) required to become a resident artist for the Artists in the School Program, will be moved to summer 2016 so that residences can begin the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. Note that these residencies pay $1000/wk for 2 weeks, and require 35hrs/wk work in the schools. Scheduling and payment are dependent on schools, with help from Arts Education Director Sara Radke Brown (JAHC). Email for more info.

Old Business/Reminders

  • Makerspace Updates  
    •  A video describing the goals of Makerspace and webpage are getting ready to be published! Just in time for Kickstarter launching in about a week.
    • There will be a PSA announcing the Kickstarter campaign.
    • Memberships are being accepted! Check out their facebook page – “Juneau Makerspace”
  • Alaskapella
    • Had a great concert on Saturday, and received 4 times the usual amount of donations!
    •  8 upcoming concerts, and are readily taking donations to help support their trip to Carnegie Hall.
  • Open Studios – Spring 2016
    •  Needs an organizer! Potentially Patti Jouppi with help of other Plein Rein painters.

New Business/Open Table

  • Upcoming presentations at Roundtable – to be updated on website when presenter dates are confirmed.
    • Website Design – Meredith Bless
    • Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop – Andy Romanoff (AK Litho), April 19
    • Publishing & copywriting – Katrina Pearson (Taku Graphics)
    • Administration and board development – problem corner/workshop. Note from Marjorie Menzie: Pick Click Give has a series of webinars on board development. JAHC should have access, and perhaps can use these as tools for this presentation/workshop.
    • A Grant application peer review – to be scheduled a month before applications to artist grants are due. Come with a draft and get ready to have yours reviewed by other grant applicants! March is probable month for this topic.
  • Marjorie Menzie (Friends of SLAM)
    • “Keep the Music Playing” an event to help maintain the Kimball Organ for generations
    • During Gallery Walk 2015 – Help take care of a Juneau landmark and old friend. Share the gift of music for generations by helping to fund the maintenance of the Kimball Organ. Delighting all ages since 1928 (approaching 100 years!)
    • Friday, Dec 4. 4:00 – 6:00pm. State Office Building 2/8. 333 Willoughby Ave Juneau AK 99801
  • Pat Race – AK Robotics crew is doing a comicbook convention! “Alaska Robotics MiniCon” April 23rd – 26th, tentatively. The event will host a Comicbook convention and artist retreat. More at the January meeting! If you must know more right now, call the crew at Alaska Robotics.