North Shore Chamber Music Festival’s 2017 Summer Concerts

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 OUR PUFFIN FRIENDS ANGELA YOFFE AND VADIM GLUZMAN SHARE THEIR WORLD OF THE MOST  GIFTED MUSICIANS WITH YOU!  THIS IS A ROAD TRIP UP FROM CHI-TOWN YOU SHOULD MAKE AND THE MUSIC WILL TRANSPORT YOU!  WE PROMISE June 7, 9, and 10 2017 Festival to feature the nationally acclaimed Promusica Chamber Orchestra from Columbus, OH Austrian conductor David Danzmayr  Violinist Vadim Gluzman … Read More

THIS IS ALSO CALLED LOVE

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The Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio is a statewide program that showcases and celebrates Ohio artists, arts organizations, arts patrons, and business support of the arts. The public is invited to nominate individuals and organizations in seven awards categories. A selection committee, made up of Ohio Arts Council board members and three individuals selected by Ohio Citizens for … Read More

We’re Puffin Pround

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Professor Neal Lester, Ph.D. from Arizona State University is ONE OF THE REAL GOOD GUYS on this planet!  We met him a few years ago when we provided his Mission with a grant on his course about Cultural Appropriation. Cultural Appropriation: Critical Dialogues on Cultural Awareness The Cultural Appropriation symposium for Arizona high school students brought together juniors and seniors … Read More

THE 5 SISTERS DID IT!!!Kings, Queens & In-Betweens Gets National Release

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  THE 5 SISTERS DID IT Kings, Queens and In-Betweens has gotten National Release!!! the national theatrical release of KQIB with openings in NYC at the Cinema Village, and in Columbus at the Gateway Film Center. On Tuesday, it’s available nationally on iTunes & all VOD platforms (http://bit.ly/KQIBFilm)! It is truly a milestone that this moment has come. I’m so … Read More

CUTTING EDGE

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Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 2017 Celebrates 20th Season! Welcome to Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 2017. In 1998 VICTORIA  BOND   started out with a mission to celebrate new music and composers. Now, we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary! Over two decades we’ve presented dozens of premieres and works by 183 composers who were present at the performance.  Here … Read More

WATCH THE ART OF BEING EDYTHE BOONE ON EMMY-NOMINATED “AMERICA REFRAMED”

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Dear Java, On behalf of AMERICA REFRAMED, an Emmy-nominated documentary series on public television, I invite you to the national broadcast premiere of A NEW COLOR: THE ART OF BEING EDYTHE BOONE, a film about the life and work of San Francisco Bay Area muralist, activist and educator, Edythe (Edy) Boone. Perhaps best known for her work on the iconic … Read More

2017 Governor’s AWARDS FOR ARTS RECIPIENTS

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WINNER: ARTS PATRON; PUFFIN FOUNDATION WEST, LTD. Led by Java Kitrick, president, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., (PFW) seeks to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artist activists and arts organizations often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to race, gender, or social philosophy. PFW believes artists are able to reach across the borders of our imagination and … Read More

AN IMPORTANT LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT- FROM JAVA NOT TRUMP!

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  Puffin Foundation West, LTD. was faced with a bit of havoc this granting season. As many of you know we accept applications for MEANINGFUL ART that deal with civil and social justice issues. OUR APPLICATION GOES LINE IN AUGUST.  Our call for ART was placed was on a GRANT SEARCH WEBSITE in October that then populated to other like … Read More

HOPE BLOOMS IN WHITEHALL

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  FROM A COLUMBUS DISPATCH ARTICLE “The mural is called ‘Hope Blooms,’ ” said Eliza Ho, lead artist, “because this place is called the Center of Hope. We wanted to build on that idea, and what’s a natural symbol of hope? The seed. “You have to nurture it and let it grow.” Ho and two other professional artists, JT Thompson … Read More