Art Opportunities 9.30.15 Newsletter

Review the below art opportunities and let me know if you are interested in learning more about any specific listed program.
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Seeking participation for below programs…..

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Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Topeka, KS, 3rd Program
Spots Available = 78
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: April 4 – May 27, 2016
Art Due: March 4
Theme: “Expressions of Freedom and Equality”
About: “The story of Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools, is one of hope and courage. When the people agreed to be plaintiffs in the case, they never knew they would change history. The people who make up this story were ordinary people. They were teachers, secretaries, welders, ministers and students who simply wanted to be treated equally.”

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Leonardo da Vinci: Collisions of Art and Science, 1st Program
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, 1st Program
Spots Available = 10
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, 1st Program
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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Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, NY, 2nd Program
Spots Available = 78
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: April 1 – May 31, 2016
Art Due: March 1
Note: This program will officially be launched in either November or January. Stay tuned. We will collect reservations at that time.
Theme: “The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016: What does a park mean to you?”
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Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Port Tobacco, MD, 1st Program
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, 1st Program
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, 3rd Program
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….

Helping to make our world a better place….

Survey #1
Art Teachers: Help us help you by taking this survey https://docs.google.com/a/thedreamrocket.com/forms/d/1ELd5F4GuxSM09LTiN0L5Yl7yeJ5UkZpDxVUhyeU62lw/viewform

Survey #2
Last week a DRP art teacher asked everyone for savy tips for finding fabrics. https://drive.google.com/a/thedreamrocket.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPdi10cmlzWmhrX0E/view

Request
Ann E. Ruthsdottir is looking for donations of fabric labels from clothing, sheets, towels, etc. Ann plans to use them to create a large quilt. She promises, there will be a message we will appreciate. If you have any labels to donate, send them to Jennifer at The Dream Rocket Project, Attention: Jennifer Marsh, 1125 SW Taylor St, Unit 2, Topeka, KS 66612. Please have them postmarked to Jennifer by January 1st.
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Etsy Shop
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. 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. https://www.gofundme.com/n5qk8a38

The Atkinson Public Library (NE) will be hosting a collection of previously submitted art September 1 – November 30, 2016 thanks to the recent financial contribution by Mary T. Green (LA). Pending other contributions the following sites have also offered to host previously submitted art: Hilliard Branch Library, Hilliard, FL and Mabee Library at Washburn University, Topeka, KS
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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? 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! 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, Greenbelt, MD
Spots Available = FULL
Participants: Open to anyone. MD residents preferred but not required.
Exhibit: (Veterans Day) Nov 11 – Jan 11, 2016
Theme: “American Heroes”
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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