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The 2010 David Award Entries

Apr13

The David Award...And the winner is...

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2010 David Award Reception

There were actually two prizes awarded last evening at the opening reception for the inaugural David Award exhibition held by the Sozo Institute of the Arts.  Kristie Putt of Spruce Creek and Charles Dumas of State College split the $1000 award and were each presented with an Oscar-like statue of Michelangelo's David, in recognition of the their work.  This year's awards were juried by Perry Babb and Lonnie Graham, and Keystone Business Support provided the funding support for the award.

The David Award acknowledges those artists utilizing their vision, talent and skill to produce a message and also bring creative solutions.  The theme is Activist Art: Art+Message+Solution.

King David of the Bible was a warrior, a political leader, a businessperson, an architect and builder, a supporter of artists and craftsman and was himself a great artist. David wrote, played and sang timeless songs/Psalms. His psalms had message and brought healing, insight and action.

These characteristics inspired Michelangelo's 'David', whose skill and influence in the arts are world renowned.

The exhibition also includes works by Kerri Lee Smith, Stacy Glen Tibbetts, Jana Scott, Maria Posada, Melanie Mowinski, and Jenni Bateman. You can view this exhibit at Sozo, 256 East Beaver Avenue State College PA, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, April 16th.

Additional information can be found at http://www.TheDavidAward.com or http://www.SOZOart.org

 
Mar26

Charles Dumas

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Charles Dumas9/11 A Day in the Life of A People written by Charles Dumas will be presented by The Loaves and Fish Theatre Company. Based in part on witness testimony, the play depicts the lives of twelve ordinary people on the morning of Sept., 11, 2001, a year later and seven years later. Excerpts from the play were performed last year at the National Constitution Center in commemoration of events surrounding the 9/11 attacks. This year the play was selected to be part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

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Mar26

Kristie Putt

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Kristie PuttOn one of my many lunch duties, at Park Forest Middle School, I gazed around the cafeteria completely confused and dismayed by what I saw.  There was a barrage of visual stimuli that almost seemed unfriendly to me.  The space made me uncomfortable and I concluded that others must feel uncomfortable as well.  Aside from the obvious absence of windows, the room felt claustrophobic with all the dark, and disorganized images. I thought about the importance of the space.   I thought about the use of the space.  How many people used this space daily?  There were many outside groups who used the commons area after school and on the weekends.  Church also gathered here on Sundays.  After much thought, I decided to propose an entire makeover.  It would start with a mural. My vision was for the mural to be a representation of the State College area and show the four seasons.

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About the Award

King David of the Bible was a warrior, a political leader, a businessperson, an architect and builder, a supporter of artists and craftsman and was himself a great artist. David wrote, played and sang timeless songs/Psalms. His psalms had message and brought healing, insight and action.

These characteristics inspired Michelangelo's 'David'.

The David Award acknowledges those artists utilizing their vision, talent and skill to produce a message and also bring creative solutions.

The Prize

The 2010 Award is $1000 and the miniature of Michelangelo's David.David Award

 

 

This award is presented by:

Sozo Institute of the Arts
State College, PA  16801

Director:
William Snyder III

Sozo Institute of the Arts


The David Award

Sponsor

Keystone Business  Support Funding for this Award has been provided by:

Jurors

The 2010 David Award will be juried by:

LONNIE GRAHAM

B. PERRY BABB

People's Choice Vote

While the David Award is given to the artist selected by the jurors, we'd like you to select your favorite.
 

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