Help Artists Affected by Hurricane Katrina

10/13/05

1. You are invited to MCA’s Annual Meeting featuring Cori Wegener,
“The Looting of the Iraq National Museum: A Curator’s Perspective.

2. Help Artists Affected by Hurricane Katrina

You are cordially invited toMCA’s Annual Meeting
With featured speaker Cori Wegener:

“The Looting of the Iraq National Museum: A Curator’s Perspective”

Ms. Wegener is an assistant curator in Architecture, Design, Decorative Arts, Craft, & Sculpture at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts & a retired major in the U.S. Army Reserve. Her last military assignment was in Baghdad, Iraq as the military’s Arts, Monuments & Archives Officer and liaison to the Iraqi Ministry of Culture. She assisted staff at the Iraq National Museum after the looting that took place during the U.S. invasion. She will provide a slide lecture discussing the looting & provide an update on the status of the Iraq National Museum & endangered archeological sites throughout Iraq.

6:00-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

In the Illusion Theater auditorium
on the 8th Floor of the Hennepin Center for the Arts 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Presentation followed by wine and socializing.
We will also welcome new board members and thank retiring members for their tireless service to MCA.

Event is free for MCA members, $5 for the general public.

Please R.S.V.P. to MCA by October 13th.

2. Help Artists Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Springboard’s Emergency Relief Fund has no geographic restrictions and is currently depleted due to the overwhelming number of artists from the gulf coast area who have applied. They are trying to raise additional money as quickly as possible so they can help all of those who have applied. Here is more info about the fund:

Help Artists Effected by Hurricane Katrina Help support gulf coast artists who have been effected by Hurricane Katrina through Springboard’s Emergency Relief Fund! To make a donation go to http://charitybox.com/Springboard/ (put Emergency Relief Fund in the special instructions box.) To learn more about the Emergency Relief Fund, go to:http://springboardforthearts.org/Services/ERF.asp

The Artists’ Emergency Relief Fund was established to meet the emergency needs of artists who find themselves in need of immediate monies to cover an expense due to loss from fire, theft, a health emergency, or other catastrophic, career-threatening event. The Fund is meant to be used to expedite recovery from a specific economic crisis so that the applying artist may continue their work. Artists may access up to $500 to meet unexpected “emergency” expenses. The Relief Fund is designed to turn money around quickly. Artists can expect to know if they will be funded within 48 hours of application. A check can be ready the same day the application is approved.

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