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Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester Announces Fall 2004 Special Opportunities Stipends

November 3, 2004 Rochester, NY- The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester announces the Special Opportunity Stipends (S.O.S.) for the Genesee Valley/Finger Lakes Region, for opportunities occurring between November, 2004 and February, 2005. A total of $5,139.25 was awarded to 10 visual and performing artists who will use their stipends to take advantage of opportunities that will enhance their careers.

The Special Opportunity Stipend program is funded by the New York Foundation for the Arts and administered by the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. Recipients must reside in one of the following counties: Monroe, Cayuga, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, or Wyoming.

Applications for the next round are due on Wednesday, February 2 for opportunities occurring between March and June. Arts & Cultural Council staff is available to assist artists in filling out stipend applications. In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an S.O.S. information session. The dates and times of those sessions are pending. For information, call the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, (585) 473-4000, ext. 200.


SOS Recipients for this round:

Judith Blitz
Monroe County
Visual Arts
For a solo exhibition at the Little Theatre Gallery from December 18, 2004 through January 15, 2005.

Ali Carter
Orleans County
Visual Arts
To complete construction of a sandstone and applewood bench in the Lyndonville Public Library

Yolanda Daliz
Monroe County
Visual/Sculpture
To exhibit wall sculpture in “Reflection on Woman,” an exhibition in the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis.

Emile Devereaux
Monroe County
Visual/film
For production of animation and electronic sculpture titled “Wormhole,” to be shown in a solo installation at the Rochester Contemporary from January 14, 2005 through March 4, 2005.

David Henderson
Monroe County
Visual/film
To complete editing, recording of original music and transportation to New York City to screen his video titled “Four More Years” at the New York International Film and Video Festival from November 11, 2004 through November 21, 2004.

Kristopher Kimmel
Monroe County
Dance
To travel to Guinea to study the traditional rhythms and songs of Guinea with members of Les Ballets Africans.

Ayesha Mayadas
Monroe County
Crafts
To accept an invitation to participate in the Sculptural Objects Functional Art (SOFA) jewelry show in Chicago from November 3, 2004 through November 7, 2004.

Keith Rosengren
Monroe County
Dance
To travel to Guinea to study the traditional rhythms and songs of Guinea with members of Les Ballets Africans.

Rita Straubhaar
Monroe County
Visual
For her first one-woman show titled “Naturally Deaf View: Perspectives of a Deaf Woman Nature Photographer” in the main gallery of the Dyer Arts Center located at the Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf from March 1, 2005- through April 4, 2005.

Ralph Thompson
Ontario County
Visual
To premier 15 photographs in his series of “Frozen Images—Ice Art” at five Finger Lakes regional county libraries. Each library will exhibit the photographs for three weeks and the artist will present lecture/discussion series at each location.

 

 

 

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