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E-Newsletter / September 2015

Posted: Friday, September 25th, 2015 at 9:32 am in E-Newsletters

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Portland Preview: Artists Selected for Visual Artists Network Exhibition

As NPN/VAN gears up for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, The Visual Artists Network (VAN) has selected two artists to exhibit their work during the VAN Exhibition: Yvonne Buchanan and Gregory Michael Hernandez. The exhibition will take place at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and held alongside a contingent of local Portland based artists.

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U.S.-Japan Connection – Building a Community

NPN is delighted to receive a grant in the amount of $45,564 from The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) for the second year of the U.S.-Japan Connection — Building a Community. With continued support from CGP and the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, NPN is able to carry on this important initiative which builds knowledge and relationships between and among the NPN and Japanese partners to diversify and enhance artistic exchanges between the U.S. and Japan. Following NPN’s Asia curators’ trip to Yokohama for Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting in February, NPN organized an April research trip to Chicago and Austin for representatives from Dance Box (Kobe) and Kyoto Experiment. Sachie Tanaka, of Dance Box, a dance artist and educator as well as an administrator, reports…

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New Orleans Art in the NY Times!

The Road Ahead (2013), by L. Kasimu Harris.

Since its inception in 2011, Pelican Bomb — “New Orleans’ home for critical writing and thinking about art” — has been a Partner of NPN/VAN’s Local Network. Executive Director and Founding Editor Cameron Shaw was asked by the New York Times to contribute a piece on visual art in New Orleans as part of its series of articles leading up to the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the floods that followed. In Shaw’s article, featured on the front page of the arts and culture section, she reviews three current exhibitions — at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Arts Center — that address the responses of visual artists to recovery.

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