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artiwu vol.2, DIGEST #15 (Feb 15, 2000)
1. Re: Guide to Trendy Theory
2. corrections
3. Arts in Comics, Humorous Editorial/Commentary, etc
4. US Postal Office Screws Up Stamps
5. Art Jobs In Illinois
Subject: Re: Guide to Trendy Theory
From: Tamima Faroqui <>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 09:50:39 EST

matt, i loved that list. sorted everything out. my theory professor nearly
spit his coffee out at the screen when i sent it to him!

Subject: corrections
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 14:14:15 -0500
From: Vince Fournier <>

Okay, I screwed up on one of the dates on the gallery Schedule. The
opening for the Faculty Exhibit will be on Friday, March 3rd from 6-8 PM.
I'm sorry for the mistake.


Vincent E. Fournier
Acting Gallery Director
Merwin and Wakeley Galleries
Illinois Wesleyan University
Post Office Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3391/451-4551
Subject: Arts in Comics, Humorous Editorial/Commentary, etc
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 00:16:40 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>

I was wondering if anyone knows of any sources of:

a. Comic strip or comic book where artists are the main characters.
b. A comic strip that uses art for its subject matter.
c. Any sort of cartoons that depicts art in a humorous manner.
Subject: US Postal Office Screws Up Stamps
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 00:11:24 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>

RETURN TO SENDER: The US Postal Service had to destroy 100 million stamps of the Grand Canyon because they placed it in Colorado instead of Arizona. Now, the corrected version is flawed... Singapore Straits Times (AP) 02/04/00

FEB 4 2000
Stuck with slip-up in US stamp

WASHINGTON (AP) -- First, the US Postal Service had to destroy 100 million Grand Canyon stamps because the caption put the natural wonder in the state of Colorado, not Arizona.

Now that the corrected version is on sale, postal officials have admitted another glitch: The dramatic photograph on the stamp is flipped, giving a mirror image of the real view.

This time, there are no plans to recall or destroy the 60-cent air mail stamps, Postal Service spokesman Don Smeraldi said Wednesday.

"We're sticking with it," he said. "No matter how you look at it, the Grand Canyon makes a beautiful postage stamp."

The stamps, part of a series highlighting American landmarks, went on sale on Jan 20.

It was not long before a ranger at Grand Canyon National Park called postal officials to point out the mistake, Mr Smeraldi said.
The photograph shows Lipan Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon under orange-hued storm clouds.

The photographer who took the picture, Mr Tom Till, could have caught the error if he had received an advance copy of the stamp design, said Ms Ann Carter of Till's office.

"All we saw was a teeny, tiny picture that was faxed," she said, adding that Mr Till was touring the Middle East nation of Oman and could not be reached for comment.

Last May, the Postal Service said that it had destroyed all 100 million Grand Canyon stamps with the Colorado error.

At the time, the trade paper Linn's Stamp News estimated that reprinting the stamps cost about US$500,000 (S$850,000). -- AP
Subject: Art Jobs In Illinois
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 05:37:20 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, The Arts & Business Council of Chicago,
Chicago, IL)

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