Art News, Sept. 23, 2015

See below art opportunities and let me know if you’re interested in learning more.

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Seeking participation for below programs…..
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Harris Corporation, Greenbelt, MD
Spots Available = 10
Participants: Open to anyone. MD residents preferred but not required.
Exhibit: (Veterans Day) Nov 11 – Jan 11, 2016
Theme: “American Heroes”󾓦
Art Due: Oct 12 (postmarked)
Theme: In tribute to the men/women for whom have and/or continue serving this great nation. We’re searching students and adults for whom are connected to military personnel in some way (parent, relative, friend, co-worker).
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Leonardo da Vinci: Collisions of Art and Science
Spots Available = 21
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: Nov 1, 2015 – Nov 30, 2016
Exhibit location: Homepage of the Dream Rocket Project website
Art due: October 15 (postmarked)
Theme: “Leonardo da Vinci: Collisions of Art and Science”
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St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL
Spots Available = 15
Participants: Around or near Springfield, IL area residents/schools/groups.
Exhibit: Dec 1, 2015 – Dec 1, 2016
Art due: November 1 (postmarked)
Theme: “Care and Respect of Mind, Body, Spirit”
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The Oriental Institute, Chicago, IL
Spots Available = 28
Participants: 23 spots available for Chicago folks & 5 spots available for national /international folks. 5 spots per school in Chicago.
Exhibit: May 1 – November 1, 2016
Exhibit location: The Oriental Institute (University of Chicago), 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Art due: April 1 (postmarked)
Theme: “Don’t Take My Stuff. Tell My Story”
Read more about the theme here. https://drive.google.com/a/thedreamrocket.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPSTFtVHZEOHVuMWM/view
Read the press release here. https://drive.google.com/a/thedreamrocket.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPeWxmVHJPamFDbGs/view
About: To encourage people to think about how artifacts tell a person’s story and to bring to attention the effect the looting and destruction of cultural heritage (particularly in the Middle East) has on what an archaeologist can learn about ancient people.
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Below programs will be launched November or January, stay tuned….
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Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Topeka, KS
Spots Available = 78
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: April 4 – May 27, 2016
Art Due: March 4
Note: This program will officially be launched in either November or January. Stay tuned. We will collect reservations at that time.
Theme: “Expressions of Freedom and Equality”
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Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Port Tobacco, MD
Spots Available = 78
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: May 1 – August 31, 2016
Art Due: April 1
Note: This program will officially be launched in either November or January. Stay tuned. We will collect reservations at that time.
Theme: “Traitors & Patriots – Stories of the American Revolution”
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George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Washington’s Birthplace, VA
Spots Available = 36
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: May 1 – August 31, 2016
Art Due: April 1
Note: This program will officially be launched in either November or January. Stay tuned. We will collect reservations at that time.
Theme: “A good piece of land….”
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Mammoth Cave National Park, 3rd Program, Mammoth Cave, KY
Spots Available = 100
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: November 19, 2016 – January 31, 2017
Art Due: October 2016
Note: This program will officially be launched in either November 2015 or January 2016. Stay tuned. We will collect reservations at that time.
Theme: “My Favorite National Park”
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Other ways to get involved….

Help make a better world: Surveys 1 & 2

Survey #1, Art Teachers
Help us help art teachers by filling out these questions: https://docs.google.com/a/thedreamrocket.com/forms/d/1ELd5F4GuxSM09LTiN0L5Yl7yeJ5UkZpDxVUhyeU62lw/viewform

Survey #2
An art teacher in VA wants to know if anyone has advice on savvy ways to purchase fabrics and/or fabric related products. Her students intend on submitting 20 artworks in October. If you have any suggestions, reply to this email.
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Etsy Shop (we sold over $185 last week)
Mail in hand-made items for our Etsy shop, and you receive 70% of revenue for each item sold. Remaining revenue will go to creating new art opportunities. Individuals, art classrooms, groups – all are welcome to participate. Items have included note cards by kindergartners, silk-screened t-shirts, etc. Don’t forget – the holidays are approaching so you might consider tree ornaments (like origami dinosaurs), stockings, note cards, etc. Interested?
View the Etsy Shop Submission Form Here. https://drive.google.com/a/thedreamrocket.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPYUd5WUZfMjRMUHc/view
Etsy Shop Here https://www.etsy.com/shop/DreamRocketP?ref=hdr_shop_menu
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Art to Libraries
For every $338 raised, staff will pack up and ship a selection of past art submissions to an American public library. Since 2010, we’ve exhibited art in 86 libraries. Check us out on GoFundMe.
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Fabrication Plans
We’re looking for individuals willing to take on a whole or part of a fabrication plan. These are components for the final Dream Rocket Project wrap. Interested? Let me know.
Fabrication plans available https://drive.google.com/a/thedreamrocket.com/folderview?id=0B3VmmD_bi9xPa1c2emMxVF9aWVU&usp=drive_web
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DREAM BIG, Issue 4
Art submissions, Essays, and Lessons
Pick up your digital copy here, FREE for now! (limited time) http://www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/dream-big-4-july-2015/0913640001414854499
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Recently filled programs….
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Harris Corporation, Herndon, VA
Spots Available = FULL
Exhibit: (Veterans Day) Nov 11 – Jan 11, 2016
Theme: “American Heroes”
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Harris Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO
Spots Available = Full
Exhibit: (Veterans Day) Nov 11 – Jan 11, 2016
Theme: “American Heroes”
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Harris Corporation, Monrovia, CA
Spots Available = FULL
Exhibit: (Veterans Day) Nov 11 – Jan 11, 2016
Theme: “American Heroes”
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Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave, KY
2nd exhibit
Spots Available = Full
Exhibit: Nov 21, 2015 – Jan 4, 2016
Theme: “200 Years of Guides at Mammoth Cave”
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Love what we do?
Then make a donation. Checks can be made out to The Dream Rocket Project. Mail to: The Dream Rocket Project, Attn: Jennifer Marsh, 1125 SW Taylor St, Unit 2, Topeka, KS 66612

Creatively yours,
Jennifer