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  • 6:00 PMA Collaborative Sculpture Project to Commemorate Those Lost by the Coronavirus Pandemic, online
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    The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library presents A Collaborative Sculpture Project to Commemorate Those Lost by the Coronavirus Pandemic, online

    The Soapbox is a nonprofit community print shop, book and zine making center, and library of 3,500 rare handmade publications – one of only a few spaces in the country that combines zine, book arts, and poetry chapbook worlds in one location. Since 2011, we have been offering affordable workshops, equipment access, art exhibits, readings, a reading room, and edible printing events.

    About this Event

    Join 100,000 Folds in honoring and mourning COVID-19 victims through origami. This community sculpture project is folding 100,000 pieces of paper - one for each of the first 100,000 deaths in the United States from the pandemic. During this event, gather virtually with artist Joanna Hutchinson to learn to make the folded pieces, and build community while folding with others. The folded paper units will be assembled into larger sculptures to be displayed in Philadelphia upon completion, when it is safe to do so. Participants in this online folding session will get a sneak preview of some of the plans for the final sculpture. Participants will receive a package of 45 custom cut sheets of paper to fold during this event, sent to the mailing address provided through the USPS. After the event, participants are asked to send their folded work to the artist by USPS. This online event requires students to have a device to join the class with reliable internet access. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/100000-folds-a-collaborative-sculpture-project-tickets-123572409403 to receive the Zoom link. 

     If you are interested in participating in the project, but not the online event, you can sign up to work independently at 100thousandfolds.com.

    About the Instructor

    Based in West Philly, Joanna Hutchinson is a part-time sculptor, avid crafter, and enjoys a career in finance. She likes bringing people together: for friendship, community, and art making. 100,000 Folds is a way for the artist, and others, to mourn and reflect around the coronavirus crisis.

    Participation is FREE. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/100000-folds-a-collaborative-sculpture-project-tickets-123572409403 to receive the Zoom link. 

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  • 8:00 PMSurvivor Stories Online
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    Survivor Stories Online

    GET YOUR FREE TICKETS for this Zoom event at https://www.eventbrite.com/.../survivor-stories-online...

    Survivors of sexual abuse and assault are invited to read a poem, tell a story, sing a song, share in any way they see fit.

    Survivors of sexual abuse and assault are invited to read a poem, tell a story, sing a song, share in any way they see fit. Speakers and performers include: Musician, Advocate, Educator, and Writer Michael Skinner; Advocate for Adoptee Rights and Incest, Sexual Abuse, and Domestic Violence Survivors Anne Nigro Winslow; Survivor Tiffany; Survivor, Poet, Performance Artist Linda Cripps-Weaverling; Survivor, Warrior, Advocate, and Blogger Laura Moseley; more TBA.

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  • 8:00 PMChuck van Zyl: 40 Years on the Air, an Intimate Discussion and Q&A (moderated by Jeff Towne of Public Radio's "Echoes")
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    Chuck van Zyl: 40 Years on the Air, an Intimate Discussion and Q&A (moderated by Jeff Towne of Public Radio's "Echoes") 

    Star's End host Chuck van Zyl attains 40 years on the air at WXPN, and talks with "Echoes" producer Jeff Towne

    In 2020 long-serving Star's End host Chuck van Zyl attains 40 years on the air at public radio station WXPN - and marks this milestone with The Rotunda's live online interview and Q&A session. Moderated by "Echoes" producer Jeff Towne, this virtual online event will take place on Zoom. Registration is required. All registered guests will receive the Zoom link roughly one hour before the event. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chuck-van-zyl-40-yrs-on-air-intimate-discussion-moderated-by-jeff-towne-tickets-131345874045. Please note that this event will also stream live at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRotundaPhilly/videos but you’ll be able to interact with Chuck and Jeff and ask questions if you join the Zoom session! This event will have closed captioning!

    Chuck van Zyl is host of "Star's End", the long-running radio program of spacey soundscapes which first aired on WXPN in 1976. Every weekend from 1:00AM Saturday night until 6:00AM Sunday morning will find him at the FM broadcast studio in West Philadelphia spinning a wealth of Ambient, Ethereal, Innovative Spacemusic. The mix is dreamy, continuous and seamless, with on-air announcements gently delivered so as not to intrude on the sleepers in the audience.

    The purpose and meaning behind Star's End is as diverse as its audience. It conjures a sonic state as unique as each individual listener. Some use it to find new music, others for quiet contemplation, or as a soundtrack for sleep and dreams. Star's End is presented live, with many reporting feelings of companionship toward host Chuck van Zyl, due to his intimate, singular style of presentation. The broadcast content attempts to be as diverse as possible, while keeping within the spacey format - and includes music from all over the world, by different generations, from a range of genres, cultures and backgrounds. With each outing Chuck van Zyl pursues the ideal of achieving something larger than the sum of its parts - where all the individual tracks take on greater meaning and effect when mixed together into the five-hour, flowing soundscape of Star's End.

    Having originated The Gatherings Concert Series in 1992 initially as a listener get-together, in 2003 Chuck van Zyl founded The Corporation for Innovative Music and Arts of PA - which has continued on as an independently-funded, volunteer-run, IRS recognized non-profit organization. Focusing on Electronic, Ambient, Space and other Innovative music, The Gatherings has presented concerts with dozens of recognized and emerging musicians from around the globe.

    Performing Spacemusic in collaborations and solo since the mid-1980s, Chuck van Zyl has performed live at a great range of venues and issued numerous studio albums and live recordings - which all serve an enduring impulse for expression.

    Please make plans to help Chuck van Zyl mark a 40 year milestone with Star's End by attending The Rotunda's virtual interview and Q&A - moderated by "Echoes" producer Jeff Towne! This event will take place on Zoom. Registration is required. All registered guests will receive the Zoom link roughly one hour before the event. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chuck-van-zyl-40-yrs-on-air-intimate-discussion-moderated-by-jeff-towne-tickets-131345874045. Please note that this event will also stream live at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRotundaPhilly/videos but you’ll be able to interact with Chuck and Jeff and ask questions if you join the Zoom session! This event will have closed captioning!

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  • 6:00 PMFREE online workshop! 2021 Planning
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    Vision Driven Artists presents a FREE online workshop! 6-8pm

    2021 Planning

    Facilitated by: Oskar Castro (Artist, Activist, Organizer, Bohiti Fotuto)

    - Identify your goals for 2021 and break them into achievable tasks

    - Plot your tasks on a timeline or calendar for 2021

    - Create a plan to keep yourself accountable

    This workshop will take place on Zoom. 

    Registration is free, and is required. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vda-2021-planning-tickets-120640514025 . The Zoom link will be sent to all registered guests. 

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  • 7:00 PMThe Womens Coalition for Empowerment Inc. pres. Sistahs Attune Winter Concert 2020
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    The Womens Coalition for Empowerment Inc.

    presents

    Sistahs Attune

    Winter Concert 2020

    Jazz * R&B * Soul * Gospel

    Featuring the voices. of: Michelle Ray, Monica Fleurette, Ella Gahnt, Shekhinah B.

    Drums: E Mack; Bass: Tym Johnson; Keys: Chris Ivory

    Premiering at https://youtu.be/MzeKNKvbwo0 on The Rotunda's YouTube channel at 7pm on December 23. Just go to the link at that time and you'll see the video! There will also be a chat box so that you can chat with fellow audience members as well as the artists, in real time. No registration needed. If. you miss the premiere, you can still watch the video any time after 7pm. 

    Sistahs Attune is a project under the umbrella of The Women’s Coalition for Empowerment, Inc., incorporating a musically eclectic women’s vocal collective of emerging freelance vocal artists spanning genres connected to soulful music striving towards improving their economic and employable power within the arts. Sistahs Attune increases opportunities for art employment, merges the gap between art and commerce while increasing culturally relevant platforms for Afro-Centric music and expression.

    The program includes live musical performances, workshops, and art-related initiatives to increase women’s economic empowerment. Sistahs Attune programming is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

    Suggested donation for the performance is $15 but anyone can watch for free on YouTube, of course! If you can make a donation, you have some options!

    CashAPP: $TheWCEInc

    Paypal and Google Pay: Info@TheWCE.org

    Venmo: Venmo.com/TheWCE 

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