ART SPARKS A DESIRE TO DANCE DANCE DANCE

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  ArtSparks is a Not For Profit that sends professional teams of dance instructors and musicians to work with 900   third grade students in the Cuyahoga Falls and Barberton City, Ohio school districts. These seasoned performance artists realize that providing self-confidence and pride in one’s achievements by stimulating these young hearts and minds by engaging them in innovative dance programming … Read More

DARK IS A DIFFERENT BEAST

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  PFW has been working with Andrea Hart for a number of years.  Her short film DARK IS A DIFFERENT BEAST  opened the Columbus International Film Festival in 2015. “dark is a different beast” started as an experiment writing scenes based around a physical structure or sculpture. In 2012 I received a starter grant from the Puffin Foundation West and … Read More

HUMANITY

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Neal A. Lester, Ph.D., Founding Director of Project Humanities and  Foundation Professor of English at  Arizona State University http://www.humanities.asu.edu asked PFW for a grant award to help complete  the work done by the late Dick Wagner on a theme song for Project Humanity 101. Dr. Lester then asked Mr. Bobby Taylor, who discovered Michael Jackson when he was 8 years old, to … Read More

DANCING TO BE HEARD

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We want to let you know about a small  FREE performance Susan Van Pelt Petry is  doing November 2 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center.    She is sharing some preview excerpts from her new (and still developing) dance theatre work “The Linen Closet”, with direction by Robert Post. This program is part of the “Dare to Be Heard” program sponsored by … Read More

MUSIC SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS

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  MUSIC SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS PFW loves artful, creative and innovative initiatives that improve the lives of creatures big and small. Instilling optimism about our humanity and to create a better world together and working to save those things that we hold precious motivates us every day. We have provided a grant award to the HOOTENANNY MINISTRY. It referenced … Read More

WELCOME TO 43215!!!!!!!

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THANK YOU MadLab AND Columbus’ own premier artist, Mr.  ROGER WILLIAMS,  FOR THE NEW MURAL GREETING EVERYONE COMING TO TOWN OFF OF 670 EVEN HILLARY AND DONALD! The mural entitled “DINNER WITH SHAKESPEARE”  is Roger’s ostrich egg design done for Chuck Bluestone’s project done on a 2 dimensional plane and blown up SO BIG. It is FABULOUS! and PFW was … Read More

A NEW COLUMBUS LANDMARK

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EXCITING UPDATE We’ve had some really exciting times with The Fantastic Food Garden mural lately.  Not only do residents routinely take selfies in front of it, but the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education has generously used it in their 4th quarter grant application, WOSU Broad & High opened their new fall season with a short film about it, Libby Jean … Read More

Where the Buffalo Roamed

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SO WE NEVER FORGET AMANDA KIRWIN PFW has provided a grant to help erect a sculpture of the now extinct Woodlands Bison – which was native to Ohio – to be created by environmental artist, Jim Swain, in memory of 14 year old, Amanda Kirwin who was shot dead in her Franklinton neighborhood on Dana Avenue in August 2014. “Police … Read More

BREAD A FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND COMMUNITY

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Bake • Reconnect • Educate • Artmaking • Diversity Saturday, October 15, 2016  12 – 10 p.m. Historic Dublin Experience a festival of arts, culture and community. Join Dublin Arts Council for the inaugural BREAD! festival as we celebrate the rich cultures of those who visit, live, work and learn in Dublin. Enjoy authentic cuisine, music, dance and artmaking while … Read More

PUFFIN WEST IS A PERSONIFICATION OF INDEPENDENTS’ DAY

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  As you now PFW is a  private conduit foundation that has no quid quo pro and we only grant grassroots funding pursuant to our Mission Statement…..meaning PFW has  no mortgages to sell you,  no gas for you to buy, no insurance for you to purchase and etc!  Our 2017 grant applications are now on line.  This weekend we proudly … Read More