•  Under the Net Gallery Show

    Under the Net Gallery Show

    Hamline University's Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice has partnered with Homewood Studios and Imagine No Malaria, a national network of United Methodist churches and colleges, to eliminate malaria in Africa by 2015. It is our hope that this show will help accomplish that goal by raising awareness, money, and education about those in malaria-stricken locations.

    Every 60 seconds a child in Africa dies of malaria. It is one of the most deadly diseases in the world, but it is also 100% preventable and treatable. In fact, $10 is enough to buy a bed net that can save a life. All money raised at this show will be split between the artist and Imagine No Malaria.

    Whether through Art or Writing, each artist will bring her or his vision of what it means to imagine no malaria. The show features work from undergraduate students majoring in studio art and creative writing, graduate students enrolled in the Creative Writing Programs, and pieces by established Hamline alumni and community partners. Sometimes gritty and realistic, sometimes light and joyous, each piece carries with it the hope for a world without malaria.

    For additional information about the show, please see Homewood Studios' Calendar of Events.

    Art and Literature Contest

    Are you an aspiring author or artist?  Do you want to get your work seen by hundreds of people in a professional gallery?  Want to use your art to make a real difference in the world and possibly save a life?

    Keep reading to find out how!  

    This contest is open to any current Hamline student or alumni. We are accepting both art and literature submissions. Please see "Submission Guidelines" below for more information about submitting your work.

    All pieces will be displayed at Homewood Studios (located in North Minneapolis) as part of “Under the Net,” a professional art show which runs from October 10-20, 2012 and later on campus in the GLC Gallery.

    Don’t know anything about malaria?  Great!  Part of our job is to educate others, and you’re included.  To learn more about malaria you can visit Hamline’s site (www.hamline.edu/imaginenomalaria), the national Imagine No Malaria site (www.imaginenomalaria.org), or contact Daniel Campbell, coordinator of Hamline’s Imagine No Malaria programming.  He can be reached by email at dcampbell04@hamline.edu or by phone at 651-523-2673.

    Prompt

    Don't know where to start?  You can find out more about Hamline University's Imagine No Malaria program by going to www.hamline.edu/imaginenomalaria.  To learn more about the national program, go to www.imaginenomalaria.org.  You can also view the following videos and create a piece as a response to what you learned.

    You may also contact Daniel Campbell at the Wesley Center (dcampbell04@hamline.edu) to learn more about malaria in Africa, or check out a copy of "Killer in the Dark," a special documentary about malaria.


    General Guidelines

    Each author/artist may submit a total of six pieces, three in the category of art and three in the category of literature. 

    Submission deadline for both art and literature will be October 4, 2012 at 11:59pm.  Any submissions received after that date will not be eligible for consideration.

    We will be accepting poetry, visual poetry (check out Homewood’s Printed Poetry show for inspiration! www.homewoodstudios.com/printed-poetry.html), short storied (1,000 words or less), paintings, illustrations, drawings, sculptures, photography and more!  Be creative and original.

    The one restriction for the show is that your piece must be centered on malaria in Africa.  Maybe it is imagining a world without malaria.  Maybe your commenting on the realities of living with a disease.  Or perhaps you will choose to center on the hope that groups like Imagine No Malaria are giving back to African families.  Create the piece that you are inspired to make. 

    While not required, we would encourage you to use netting in some way as a part of your piece.  Bed nets are the best way to prevent the spread of malaria, and cost as little as $10.  We are hoping to use being “Under the Net” as a central theme for the show.

    Specific Guidelines

    Art

    • Must be submitted with a cover sheet containing your Name, Affiliation (Undergraduate, Graduate, or Alumni), Contact Information (email, phone, and mailing address), and title of the piece.
    • Must include an artist statement containing the title of the work and how it reflects your interpretation of the issue of malaria in Africa.
    • Must be your original work.  All images, whether computer, artist or photo generated, are considered property of the original artist.
    • If accepted, you give Hamline University the right to publish photos of your work (with proper accreditation) to help raise awareness about malaria.  If you have questions about this, please contact us!
    • Entries must reflect a genuine engagement with the issue of malaria in Africa and constitute a thought-provoking and creative response.

    Literature

    • Must be submitted with a cover sheet containing your Name, Affiliation (Undergraduate, Graduate, or Alumni), Contact Information (email, phone, and mailing address), and title of the piece.
    • Can be either word processed or hand written.  Visual poetry, word collage, and book art is also allowed and considered literature. We encourage you to think creatively about how your work can fit into a gallery setting .
    • Prose entries must be no longer than 1500 words in length.  Please note word count.
    • Poetry entries must be no more than 30 lines.  Line count must be included.
    • Must be your original work.  All writings are considered property of the original artist.
    • If accepted, you give Hamline University the right to publish your work (with proper accreditation) to help raise awareness about malaria.  If you have questions about this, please contact us!
    • Entries must reflect a genuine engagement with the issue of malaria in Africa and constitute a thought-provoking and creative response.

    Submission Guidelines

    Your entry must be received by October 4, 2012 at 11:59pm.

    You may email photos of artwork or send a PDF or Word document of your writing to Daniel Campbell at dcampbell04@hamline.edu.

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  • Wesley Center News

    From September 9 - 28, the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice will host the exhibit "A Peace of My Mind" by local artist John Noltner in the Anderson Center Ridgeway Forum and will be available for the Hamline community to view as individuals or as a class.

    Join the Hamline community and the Hamline Midway community for a rummage sale on Anderson Mall on Sunday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 2.