Thursday, May 27, 2010

Belmar Urban Myths Coming Soon

It's refreshments. It's a metaphor and exercise for creative writing. No, it's both, and all part of the first workshop related to this summer's Belmar Urban Myths event. This exhibition and competition will be unlike anything else we've done before. We are seeking urban myths about Belmar. Maybe you know a classic legend about Belmar, or perhaps you want to make up one of your own. The story can be told in the form of traditional 2D or 3D art, but we also will welcome audio, video, poetry, music, and a variety of mixed media.

Tonight the Boatworks hosted a workshop related to developing creative ideas and providing information about the procedures. Merry Brennan took care of the first part, while Mark Ganguzza (below) handled the second part. Don't worry if you missed it tonight, as a similar meeting will be held on June 10th. Then on July 7th and 8th there will be a video workshop, where interested participants can receive some technical advice and assistance on their entries. Actual submissions are due July 31, 2010, with the exhibition opening August 7th.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Have We Got an App for You

The BAC is proud to announce the launching of a new application for the iPhone and other devices that can download Apple applications. It's the iBelmarGuide, a handy guide to much of what Belmar has to offer.

Created through the efforts of our own John Hutchinson, the iBelmarGuide provides information about local businesses (dining, accommodations, shopping, services), events, recreation, entertainment, stuff for the kids, and more. For example, if you need a hotel- choose Lodging, select from a list of options, and get all the information. If you like what you see or want to know more, and if your device is also a phone, you can choose to get directly connected. Dozens of locations are on there already, and more are being added as word is getting out about the app. (once you have the app, updates are free) It's useful for the first time visitor to Belmar, and for the full time resident who just needs a little information about things around town. All that for only $1.99, with most of that going to benefit the BAC. The application is available for download now at the Apple iTunes store.

As a special benefit, stop by the Belmar Arts Council's table at the Belmar Seafood Festival on June 12th and 13th, show us that you have the app, and you'll be entered in a raffle for a variety of cool valuable prizes.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Boatworks Construction Crew

Work continues on the new addition to the Boatworks. Today we had a whole crew working on the project. Thanks to Dave, Hutch, Mike, Tom, and Edmond we are a little bit closer to having some new rooms. Still a long way to go, so anyone interested in donating money and/or time to the project should stop by the Boatworks or our main website and find out how.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

BAC Addition Campaign

The new addition to the Boatworks is coming along nicely. As you can see, framing has begun, giving us a sense of how the new space will eventually look. Volunteers are doing all the work, but materials cost money and we need a lot of materials: rafters for the ceiling and roof, exterior sheathing, ceiling and wall insulation, windows, and a door, among many other things. Donations of any amount are welcome. For more information and to donate online, visit the BAC Addition website page. Or you can donate in person during regular hours (Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 5) and see in person the latest state of our construction efforts.