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artiwu vol.2, DIGEST #18 (Mar 7, 2000)
1. Presidental Candidates on arts issues
2. re: art and humour
3. Art Director board game
4. Student Juried Show
5. Student Juried Show
6. Chicago's new 100-plus ton art kidney bean
Subject: Presidental Candidates on arts issues
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 19:26:47 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>

Know where your US presidential candidate of choice stands on arts issues? Now might be a good time to find out. Boston Herald 03/06/00

MCCAIN: "I oppose federal funding of the National Endowment for the Arts because of the obscene and inappropriate projects this organization has supported with tax dollars." 

BUSH: "I want to continue federal funding for the arts, but give states a greater say in how the money is spent."

BRADLEY: "He has always supported funding for the NEA; he has voted against efforts to cut it and efforts to censor it."

GORE: "...the administration is proposing doubling arts in education programs, which Gore strongly supports." 

For links to these stories, go to:
Subject: re: art and humour
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 00:19:01 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>

Thanks for the responses to my art and humour question!

The reason why I asked those questions about art and humour is that I'm am interested in depicting art in a humourmous manner. I'm thinking about doing

a. a comic strip series that uses famous artists, artist stereotypes, gags on artists tools, etc.
b. a comic book series doing a similiar thing as #1.

So if anyone has any more sources of art and humor, please send them to:
Subject: Art Director board game
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 13:00:53 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>

EyeWire's "art director" board game

From Eyewire's site:
"You work hard. That's just a fact. Your clients like what you do and you meet your deadlines. The designer's life is not a game. But we made one out of it anyway. And called it Studio Chase. The premise is simple: you're the Art Director of your very own studio start-up. You have to keep the doors open while you're out in the real world chasing down wealthy clients and stellar staff. And coping with the occasional disaster, of course. It's fun for the whole office."

1. Download and print the game board (or use the center spread from our February North American catalog).

2. Find something to use as game pieces. Or download, print, and fold our art director characters.

3. Get a die and game cards. If you have Shockwave installed, click to our game page and you'll find both! If not, just print out our game cards and use a real die.

4. Follow the rules on the game board.

For the link to this site, visit:
Subject: Student Juried Show
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 02:10:13 -0600
From: "Matthew Shultz" <>

I just wanted to let current students know that I tried to see the juried show last weekend -- twice. I stopped in Friday night, on my way from Saint Louis to Chicago, and waited a half-hour or so in hopes that some gallery worker might show. (I passed the time by creeping out the pretty security desk worker. Not on purpose.) Then on Sunday, on the way back to Saint Louis, I stopped in again -- this time just ten minutes after the gallery closed. So I didn't see the work. But that's fucking alumni support, if you ask me.
Subject: Student Juried Show
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 19:37:10 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>

I did manage to squeeze into the show that weekend. I was impressed by the works. My favorites were:
"Flower 1", "Rearrange Me", "Blue Tendencies", "Th Nws, Flower 2", and "Explaining Robots".
Subject: Chicago's new 100-plus ton art kidney bean
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 00:19:01 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>

SO BIG THAT... Chicago's latest piece of public art is a $3 million sculpture, designed by London-based artist Anish Kapoor. It will look like a highly finished piece of seamless modern art that some have compared to a jelly or kidney bean. When built, it will be 30 feet tall, 60 feet long, and weigh 100-plus tons. City officials hope it will be a civic signature piece. Just one problem: how to get it from where it's built, across oceans, through canals and finally across town without crushing the pavement, bridges and other obstacles in its path? Chicago Tribune 02/25/00

check out the link at:

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