Submitting to Arts Notes? Would you like your arts-related event, exhibition, performance, concert to appear in Arts Notes? Send your info to firstname.lastname@example.org 5pm every Monday!
Become a Member of ACWR
As a member, you’ll enjoy priority listing in our Arts Notes, discounted rates for gallery rentals and our upcoming workshop series, and entry into our semi-annual members show! You’ll also be supporting our organization to do more for the arts community!
Riverside Library & David Suzuki- Call for Artists
Call for Artist Vendors: Riverside Library Spring Art Show
The Riverside Library Spring Art Show will take place on May 12 and 19 this year. We still have two tables available on each day for artists to sell their locally made art and/or crafts. The daily rate is $5 for current ACWR members, and $10 for non-members.
Please call (519) 252 ARTS or email email@example.com for more information or to reserve your table. You can pay by mail or in person at the Arts Council at 1942 Wyandotte Str. East, Windsor ON N8Y 1E4. Alternatively, you can pay through the ACWR website at http://acwr.net/checkout/.
Call for Artist Vendors: Dr. David Suzuki School Eco Conference
There are still a few tables available for artist vendors at the first annual Eco Conference at Dr. David Suzuki Public School on May 5th.
Tables are available for $10 for artists wishing to sell their locally made art that is made of reused or recycled materials or is environment or nature-themed. Please call (519) 252 ARTS or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to reserve your table. You can pay by mail or in person at the Arts Council at 1942 Wyandotte Str. East, Windsor ON N8Y 1E4. Alternatively, please pay through the ACWR website at http://acwr.net/checkout/.
Beginning Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:30pm, Arts Council – Windsor &
Region (ACWR) launches their new series: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, a
bi-weekly arts networking event. Our first Wednesday get-together is
titled Community Seeks Artist for Meaningful Partnership. This evening
event brings artists and community organizations together to
facilitate discussions and create connections.
The ACWR recognizes the value of these relationships in our community
and hopes that 1st & 3rd Wednesdays will help facilitate various
partnerships. Opportunities for art to be integrated into community
life can be developed through programs such as the Artists in the
Community / Workplace (AICW) grant that supports the development of
collaborative, community arts projects. Cultural Animator Alana Bartol
will be on hand at the event to answer any questions about the AICW
Participation is open to artists and community members. You don’t need
to have a partnership in mind or project being planned, just drop in
to see what is happening – you may pick up some ideas or make a great
connection. Collaboration can be a blast!
The second Wednesday networking session, on May 16th will feature an
open discussion about initiating and creating community-engaged art
projects with local recipients of the AICW grant, Justin Langlois of
Broken City Lab and Rolly Marentette of the Injured Workers Coalition.
This Week at Artspeak Gallery
Darling Divine Art of the Avant Garde
Three Local Artists Piera Rock, Lizzy Love of Oddball Art Co. & Crystal Feetham of Elektric Honey 10% of all proceeds go to The Canadian Cancer Society in support of Aprils Cancer Awareness Month
April 14 – April 20
Gallery Open Mon – Fri 1pm – 5pm
Closing Night Saturday April 20 1pm – 9pm (informal) open to the public
Call Lizzy 519-839-5383 to book an after hours showing through the week or for any questions.
Coming up at Artspeak Gallery
Out on a Limb
Mudpuppy Gallery- Call for Submissions
We are asking you to create art from ANY item/items that are considered recyclable. We welcome and encourage submissions from all age groups. Possibly make this a family project. Let your imagination go wild for this theme exhibit. Think outside the box. We look forward to displaying your creations. The gallery has been given fabric upholstery pieces . If any one is interested in using these pieces for their project.
If you are submitting, have your RECYCLED artwork to Mudpuppy Gallery by Sunday, April 29th, 2012. $10 submission fee per submission.
For more information email: mudpuppy email@example.com or call 519.736.7279
Beat Night 5
Leamington Arts Centre- Call for Submissions
Impasto: a show for painters
May 2 -26, 2012
The Leamington Arts Centre is proud to present this show exclusively for painters!
• The only medium accepted is painting:
• Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Spray Paint, Enamel, Ground Pastel, Gouache, Tempera,
Fresco, Encaustic, Fabric Paint, Mixed Mediums…
• No size restrictions
• All themes and styles accepted
• No limit on the number of entries
• $10 entry fee per piece submitted
• All artworks must be originals and not copies, derivatives or artworks based in any way on other copyrighted or published paintings, photographs or other artistic works. They must be entirely executed by the applicant.
• Prints or giclees of original artworks are not accepted.
DEADLINE for Entry: Saturday, April 28th @ 4pm
(Entry forms available online or at the gallery)
Chad Riley, MFA
OPIRG- Call for Submissions
This contest is open to anyone – student or otherwise – except for OPIRG Board of Directors, work study students, and staff. All entries should be in VECTOR image format with a maximum of three colours (no gradients please). All entries should be submitted no later than Sunday April 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM. Please e-mail comments, questions, and entries firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once submitted, the entry becomes the exclusive property of OPIRG-Windsor. OPIRG-Windsor retains the right not to use any logo to represent our organization if none of them meets our requirements, however we will still award a prize of $100 to the chosen winner. A successful entry will reflect our values and basis of unity in a succinct and attractive way; design and aesthetics are important, as are versatility of use and an accurate reflection of our organization.
The winner will be chosen by OPIRG-Windsor’s board of directors after the deadline for submission has passed. Judging will be done blindly without fore knowledge of information about entrants to ensure objectivity. The winner will be announced at www.opirgwindsor.org.
Assumption University Presents: Dr. Ted Hallman, Artist
DR. LISA A. PORTER
“MAKING STRIDES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER; WHAT HAS RESEARCH DONE FOR YOU?”
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2012 AT 5:00 P.M.
Dr. Porter is a cell biologist and an Associate Professor in Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor. She is also the Assumption University Chair in Cancer Research.
Public free lecture Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 3pm
Discussion and refreshments to follow
Freed-Orman Centre, Assumption University
400 Huron Church Road, Windsor, Ontario
PUBLIC AND FREE LECTURE
Art Gallery of Windsor
Fridays Live! at the AGW
April 20, 7–10 pm
Opening reception for Spring exhibitions
Re-enacting Resistance: Jamelie Hassan
Land Marks: Contemporary Photographs from the AGW Collection
Female Self-Representation and the Public Trust: Mary E. Wrinch and the AGW Collection ”Old Friends” from the AGW Collection Correspondences
Music by Kero & Annie Hall, cash bar and studio activities
Admission: $7 (FREE for AGW members and children 12 and under)
Saturday, April 21
2–3 pm: Screening of Films and Videos of Jamelie Hassan
Join Jamelie Hassan for a screening and discussion about her films and videos, followed by a tour between 3-5 pm of a site-specific work created in 1997
Admission: Pay what you can.
Please pre-register for the tour with Nicole at email@example.com, 519-977-0013 ext 134
Image: Jamelie Hassan: Les langues du monde; Baalqis in library (video still); Collection of the artist
Art Gallery of Windsor
401 Riverside Drive West
The musical, ‘Bernhardt on Broadway,’
FRIDAY, APRIL 20th 8:00 pm
One show only. tickets at the door. $20
519 562 3394/kordazone.com
(Subtitled: Doctor Matthew Vaughn’s Sinister Masterplan to Become Sane Again) a “dramady” by Endor
A well-balanced psyche is a highly subjective term!
Starring: Rob Tymec
and Carla Gyemi
To be performed at: Korda Zone Theatre, 2520 Seminole Street
Showdates: Saturdays, April 21st and 28th
Tickets: Adults – $15
Senior/Student – $10
“There’s a new inmate at the assylum. He knows “The Ropes” really well. Mainly because he was a therapist before he was admitted!” Doctor Matthew Vaughn, one of the most famous psychiatrists in the industry, has committed proffessional suicide. After the treatment of one of his patients goes horrifically wrong, he decides to lock himself away in a secluded mental institution to heal himself of his guilt. Or so it would seem. You never know with Doctor Vaughn, he always seems up to something… Mind you, the people visitting him seem to have deeper motives, too. Outwardly, they seem to be more in need of psychological help than Vaughn does as they deal with hero worship issues, drug addiction and obcessive compulsiveness. But beneath all these syndromes, something sinister is lurking…. Can Doctor Vaughn outwit his visittors and make it safely back to sanity? Who will ultimately win in this game of psychiatric hide-and-seek? Who knows? But, whatever happens, be prepared for an adventure full of laughter, soul-searching and poor bladder control!
WARNING: MATURE LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER
For more info: 226 344 3814 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Essex-Kent Bluegrass, Oldtime & Folk Music Association 2012 Concert Series
2012 SPGMA Entertaining Group of The Year
In Concert at the Belle River K of C in Emeryville (1303 County Road 22)
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Food & Beverages ~ Opening Band – Essex County Ramblers
Tickets: $18.00 advance; $22.00 at the door call 519-776-8716
(This is an EKBOFMA Event – Please Do Not Call the K of C for Tickets or Info.)
“Building a bluegrass music audience in the Essex-Kent community by family orientated, quality live performance”
Lee Lee Hats
For those of you who are not familiar with the Windsor Youth Centre. The WYC serves the basic and immediate needs of homeless youth and youth at risk of homelessness in a safe and friendly atmosphere while engendering a feeling of community which is the basis for positive change and growth. Please contact Julia at email@example.com for volunteer opportunities and or questions you may have about their programming. We are thrilled to have formed this partnership.
April 23rd-1pm to 3pm-Essex Public Library-Knit Club (Arner Townline off #3 Hwy in Essex, ON)-Please join us for a lovely afternoon with an open knit. Bring your projects and enjoy the company of others. Knit Clubs are held in the private meeting room near the washrooms, so please don’t be shy and come out!
April 26th-11am to 1pm-Windsor Public Library-Knit 2gether (Central Branch-Ouellette Ave. in Windsor, ON)-This event is open to the public, and all skill levels are welcome to attend. Please come visit us at this event and learn a new skill. There is a kids area close to our knitting section so kids are welcome too.
April 28th-11am to 1pm-Sweetheart Knit Club (Sweetheart Diapers & More on Wyandotte St. E in Windsor, ON)-Please join us for a open afternoon of knitting and socialization while helping learn the skills of knitting and crochet. This event is open to the public and all skill levels are encouraged to attend.
April 28th-11am to 1pm-Windsor Public Library-Sit & Knit (Fontainebleau Branch on Rivard in Windsor, ON)-This event is open to the public, and all skill levels are welcome to attend. Please come visit us at this event and learn a new skill. There is a kids area close to our knitting section so kids are welcome too.
April 28th-10am to 3pm-Mom2Mom Family Expo (WFCU Centre on McHugh in Windsor, ON)-A perfect way to spend time with your family. Live entertainment, interactive activities, exhibits, community resources, prizes, giveaways, unique products and more. LeeLee Hats will be hosting a booth selling our signature hats and yarn donations will be accepted.
April 28th-10am to The Great Amusing Race-10am to 5pm(Essex Public Library in Essex, ON)-This is similar to the “Amazing Race” and it is a first for Essex County. LeeLee Hats was invited to participate. Participants of the Great Amusing Race, will be looming a hat on site in race format. The hats will then be judged by a panel and winners will be selected. Volunteers are needed for this event, as one volunteer will be matched with each participant to ensure a timely hat making experience. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering your day, lunch will be provided and press will be on hand to document this eventful day.
May 9th-6pm to 7:45pm-Windsor Public Library-Knot Just Knitters (Riverside Branch-Wyandotte St. E. in Windsor, ON)-This event is open to the public, and all skill levels are welcome to attend. Please come visit us at this event and learn a new skill. There is a kids area close to our knitting section so kids are welcome too.
May 12th-11am to 1pm-Sweetheart Knit Club (Sweetheart Diapers & More on Wyandotte St. E in Windsor, ON)-Please join us for a open afternoon of knitting and socialization while helping learn the skills of knitting and crochet. This event is open to the public and all skill levels are encouraged to attend.
May 14th-1pm to 3pm-Essex Public Library-Knit Club (Arner Townline off #3 Hwy in Essex, ON)-Please join us for a lovely afternoon with an open knit. Bring your projects and enjoy the company of others. Knit Clubs are held in the private meeting room near the washrooms, so please don’t be shy and come out!
May 15th-4pm to 6pm-Ontario Early Years (Ska:na Family Learning Centre-1684 Ellrose in Windsor, ON)-This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend this free Knit Club. We welcome all skill levels to attend, as we will have volunteers on site helping teach how to knit, crochet and loom.
May 17th-7pm to 9pm-Windsor Youth Centre (1321 Wyandotte Ave. E. In Windsor, ON)-This event is open to teens 16 to 20 years of age and is open to all students wishing to participate. Students will learn to loom and knit hats to be donated to local babies in the NICU. Come out and learn to knit and find out how they can complete their required volunteer hours for high school. They can make hats at home in their own time and help a baby receive a warm, cozy hat. LeeLee Hat volunteers will be on site offering tutorials on how to knit, crochet and loom.
May 24th-11am to 1pm-Windsor Public Library-Knit 2gether (Central Branch-Ouellette Ave. in Windsor, ON)-This event is open to the public, and all skill levels are welcome to attend. Please come visit us at this event and learn a new skill. There is a kids area close to our knitting section so kids are welcome too.
May 26th-11am to 1pm-Sweetheart Knit Club (Sweetheart Diapers & More on Wyandotte St. E in Windsor, ON)-Please join us for a open afternoon of knitting and socialization while helping learn the skills of knitting and crochet. This event is open to the public and all skill levels are encouraged to attend.
May 26th-11am to 1pm-Windsor Public Library-Sit & Knit (Fontainebleau Branch on Rivard in Windsor, ON)-This event is open to the public, and all skill levels are welcome to attend. Please come visit us at this event and learn a new skill. There is a kids area close to our knitting section so kids are welcome too.
May 28th-1pm to 3pm-Essex Public Library-Knit Club (Arner Townline off #3 Hwy in Essex, ON)-Please join us for a lovely afternoon with an open knit. Bring your projects and enjoy the company of others. Knit Clubs are held in the private meeting room near the washrooms, so please don’t be shy and come out!
The Performance LaboratoryPresents SLEEP April 20th from 8PM-2AM
Including performaces from 8-9PM by:
Stephen Dueweke, Kristi Faulkner, Alvin Hill, Nick Pobutski, and Marcus White.
“4:20″ themed 16mm film shorts care of Nick Pobutski
A performance for a sleeping audience by Liza Bielby.
Bring your pillows and sleeping bags, catch some zzzzz’s, and we will see you in our dreams…..
detroit contemporary, a division of the CAID
5141 Rosa Parks blvd, Detroit Michigan 48218
The Gibson Gallery
The Gibson Gallery is proud to present O’h ya,’h ohdiwenagqh:”Through the Voices of Beads” Thursdays-Sundays from 11am-5pm, April 12th to May 27th at 140 Richmond St. Amherstburg.
Bead workers have played a vital role in preserving Iroquois beliefs over the centuries.One of the goals of this exhibit is to reveal the meaning expressed in Iroquois beadwork, meanings that remain embedded in Iroquois culture to this day. A second goal is to show that this art, like the Iroquois people themselves, still thrives. The exhibition consists of historical and contemporary pieces forom the Royal Ontario Museum and works form the collection of Iroquois beadwork artist Samuel Thomas.
Admission is $3.00/adults $2.00/students. For more information contact 519-736-2826 www.gibsonartgallery.com
140 Richmond Street
Come eXperience Big City Small Farm, a dance theatre performance by Windsor Dance eXperience at the Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre.
On April 21st and 22nd travel to the countryside with Windsor Dance eXperience’s “Big City Small Farm”. This charming family-friendly performance tells the tale of a girl from New York who spends some time on a family farm. With over 30 WDX dancers bringing this story to life, the audience and cast alike will take a journey outside of the big city to discover that dance is the universal language of the soul.
Windsor Dance eXperience Inc. will be performing Big City Small Farm at the Capitol Theatre, on April 21st at 7:30pm and 22nd at 2:30pm. Tickets are $12, and are available for purchase online at wdxbigcitysmallfarm.eventbrite.ca, by phone, or day-of at the Capitol Theatre. Please contact Windsor Dance eXperience at (519) 253-2466 to purchase or for more information.
Windsor Dance eXperience Inc. is a non-profit arts organization run entirely by volunteers. WDX encourages youth throughout the community to develop an appreciation for the fine arts by offering theatrical related opportunities, such as performing, backstage assistance, costume design and set construction.
2nd Annual Art Show & Silent Auction
PUZZLEROOT ~ in concert in Southwestern Ontario
With special guest
along with Chris Crossroads
Tuesday, May 1st ~ Leamington The Gallery Restaurant ~ Cup 2 Mug Lounge lower level 11 Queens Avenue
Doors at 7:00, Show at 7:30
Fundraiser for Raise The Curtain
towards The Bank Theatre
Tickets in advance by calling Sun Parlor Players
or at Counter Effects – 2 Iroquois Road, Unit 1, Leamington
Wednesday, May 2nd ~ Windsor Phog Lounge
157 University W.
From gorgeous vocal harmonies to foot-stomping fun!
Puzzleroot is an eclectic, genre-bending and blending band from Vancouver Island. They have been labeled roots, altfolk, dark folk, altcountry, bluegrass, and punkgrass.
Drawing on primarily original material, this band encompasses adept vocal harmonies, with poetic and yet, often humourous and insightful lyrics. From gorgeous vocal harmonies to foot-stomping fun, this band includes slide banjo and country picking at its best.
Puzzleroot is releasing their 2nd CD in the spring of 2012. Their first CD was released in late 2009 and has not only received airplay on CBC, Village 900, CHLY, CJSF, CIUT, CiTR and CFUV, but hit the charts on CFUV, CJSF, CIUT and CHLY. It has also garnered positive reviews from the media, musicians, and fans.
“a gorgeous voice that seemed way too big for one person” ~ Barbara Bruederlin, No Depression Roots Songstress Allison Brown…
… likes her religion a little bit gritty, takes her country music with a side of syrup and keeps her folk as dusty as the ol’ cabin floor. With a hatful of broken hearts, bad weather, toils of the road and leaps of faith, Allison’s crafted originals matched with classic roots repertoire reflect the striking conviction she brings to her sweet and powerful singing. As a soloist, Allison’s lonesome warbles soar over subtle guitar framework, but can turn quickly to a feverish cyclone when joined by her spirited troupe of accompanists. Allison brings her truest self to her collection of songs and to the stage in a refreshing conversation with the audience.
Nancy Johns Gallery
“Forty x Forty”
April 24- May 12, 2012
Reception Friday, May 4, 2012
Various Artists ALL WORK 40″x 40″
For more information contact www.nancyjohns.com or phone 519.945.2222
Windsor Light Music Theatre Presents
SB Contemporary Art
Ontario Arts Council
OAC encourages and supports diverse artistic practices
In keeping with its strategic plan, Connections and Creativity, the Ontario Arts Council(OAC) is committed to reflecting the cultural diversity and Aboriginal identity of the province through its programs. OAC also recognizes that there continue to be systemic barriers for Aboriginal arts professionals and arts professionals of colour.
The Access and Career Development program supports Ontario-based Aboriginal arts professionals and arts professionals of colour. The program will fund professional development and skill-building opportunities that advance applicants’ work and careers.
Applicants can request funding for training, mentorship or internship/apprenticeship in all contemporary and traditional art practices supported at OAC including dance, theatre, music, literature, visual art, media art, craft, integrated and multidisciplinary art.
The next deadline is May 1, 2012.
For more information: access.arts.on.ca.
Click here for program guidelines and application forms, or contact the individuals listed below.
Program inquiries – English:
Access and Career Development Program Officer
416-969-7407 / 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7407
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is the province of Ontario’s primary funding body for professional arts activity. Since 1963, OAC has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts and artists for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians.
Pillette Village has been an integral part of Windsor’s cultural and retail scene for many
years and is pleased to invite the community to join them for their Cinco de Mayo Street
Festival. Wyandotte Street East at Pillette will be decked out in their best Mexican
themed finery. The centre of this festival is Palenque, a Mexican restaurant, and new
member to the Wyandotte Street East landscape.
Saturday May 5, 2012 the businesses in the Heart of Pillette Village will open their
doors with an air of a spring party. Rounding out the festivities will be Latin dancers, a
Mariachi Band, artists, vintage vendors and a Chihuahua Beauty Contest.
Pillette Village businesses will each adding their own twist to the Cinco de Mayo Festival
with in store specials, street sales and many surprises.
Travel to old Mexico by heading to east to the Heart of Pillette Village, Wyandotte Street
at Pillette; bring your sombrero and a sense of spring fun.
Windsor Endowment for the Arts
Saturday May 5 7pm – 9pm
Windsor Light Music Theatre
2491 Jos. St. Louis, Windsor
Tickets $35 ea., $30 for members
Windsor Endowment for the Arts presents THE WEAs – the second biennial Awards and Grants Celebration recognizing some of our community’s most talented artists, upcoming talent and arts leaders. Along with the awards ceremony, enjoy theatrical performances by Windsor Light Music Theatre, delectable cheeses, desserts and wine. Relive your favourite musical performances and experience a rare opportunity for a back-stage tour – all in support of local arts.
For more information and to reserve your tickets info@ wea-arts.com or 519-977-9369.
Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation- Call for Artists
The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation is unveiling a new signature event to be held Sunday, May 6 at the Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery. Gourmet Gardens, A Celebration of Food Wine & Spring will offer an elegant afternoon that will tantalize the many senses. Attached is a Save the Date card which gives some details of the event.
We would like to invite artists to submit a piece of art that could be used in the silent auction at the event. Proceeds benefit Education Programs for youth in care of the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society. If you have an interest or would like additional information, please contact Mike Clark , Manager of Public Relations & Fund Development for the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society at (519) 252-1171, ext. 3210. Thank you in advance for your support of children and youth of our community.
Mike Clark, B.A., E.C.E.
Manager of Public Relations & Fund Development
Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society
1671 Riverside Drive East
Windsor, ON N8Y 5B5
Ph: (519) 252-1171, ext. 3210
Fax: (519) 256-2739
OCC Awards & Scholarships Program
The 2012 OCC AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM is now open to applications!!!
Deadline: May 31, 2012 – 5pm ET
Apply for over $25,000 in Awards and Scholarships!
For over 30 years the OCC has helped build craft careers through awards of excellence. It’s worth your time to apply; 25% of applicants last year won an award, scholarship or supply grant. Over 100 scholars have been the beneficiaries of OCC scholarships and more than 400 craftspeople have benefited from a grant or award.
Whether you’re a student looking to continue your studies or an established maker looking for some recognition or aid in mounting an exhibition, with such a wide range of awards there’s something for everyone, in every stage of their career.
Winning is not just about the money, it’s also about exposure. Selected works from award recipients will be featured in the OCC Awards Winners 2012 exhibition held at the Ontario Craft Council Gallery in Fall 2012. Winners will also be considered for publication in Studio Magazine, Craftfl@sh and the Canadian Crafts in Toronto brochure.
For information on how to apply, to download the application package and detailed information about all our awards, visit the Awards & Scholarships page on our website.
NEW IN 2012!! This year we are introducing a special dedicated event to celebrate Ontario’s craft talent and showcase our winners and their work. Mark your calendars for the Inaugural Awards and Scholarships Gala Ceremony on October 4, 2012. More details to come…
IMPORTANT PROGRAM DATES
May 31st: Application Deadline
Mid July: Winners are announced
October 4: Inaugural Awards & Scholarships Gala Ceremony and Award Winners 2012exhibition opening (watch for more details)
October 4 – November 4: Award Winners 2012 exhibition on display at the OCC Gallery
Carrousel by the River: Call for Artists & Crafters
“Carrousel by the River” festival, June 8-10 2012
Carrousel by the River is looking for artists and crafters for this years “Carrousel by the River”
Artists will receive
- a free table to sell/showcase their work
- 2 free entrance passes
- media coverage of their work
For more information contact EMAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org