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

EARLY DETERMINATION APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

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Thank you all for your interest in Puffin Foundation West.  Early determination applications will be reviewed in mid January by the Committee and as you know 15% of the distributions made  beginning in January will go outside of our regional area.  Being a private NFP ( our 990PFs are posted on GuideStar)   we are obligated to the IRS to … Read More

BUFFALO ROAMING IN FRANKLINTON

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    *From the Columbus Dispatch Article by Rita Price  http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/10/15/bison-sculpture-harkens-back-to-franklintons-past-efforts-at-beautification.html “Sculptor Jim Swaim guides his life-sized sculpture of a woodland bison to its place atop a 10-foot pole along West Broad Street in Franklinton. The sculpture was dedicated Friday in the Franklinton Botanical Sculpture Garden on West Broad between Souder and Davis avenues. It’s designed as an environmental homage.”  … 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

LONE WOLF TRIBE AT NEW YORK’S LA MAMA

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  Very Exciting ….Puffin West has supported Kevin Augustine and his Lone Wolf Tribe (see 2016 Grants). His latest project is now at LaMama in NYNY thru Oct 16th. FROM THE VILLIAGE VOICE The God Projekt is a VOICE CHOICE! By Lone Wolf Tribe Conceived by Kevin Augustine Co-written and Co-directed by Kevin Augustine and Edward Einhorn Presented in association … Read More

TAKING BACK THE STREETS

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  Over a hundred little ones marched from the KWANZA PLAYGROUND on Bryden Road to the Community Festival “HOT TIMES IN OLDE TOWN” on Sept 11th.   This annual Peace Parade is organized by Central Community House http://info@cchouse.org   Central Community House was created as part of the settlement house movement that brought social services to dwell in underserved neighborhoods to address … Read More