ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):West Indies Women’s bid to win the ICC Women’s World Cup will begin with a two-week training camp in England.The West Indies Cricket Board announced details of the training yesterday, which will lead into the global tournament that starts on June 26.Windies Women secured one of the four automatic qualification spots for the eight-team tournament on the strength of their performance in the ICC Women’s Championship over the last two years.”We made arrangements for the team to assemble in England in early June for their camp ahead of the World Cup,” WICB Project Officer for Women’s cricket Josina Luke said.”We want to offer them all the support we can as we look to add the 50-overs World title to the Twenty20 World title.”Luke said: “This should provide them with ideal preparation as they get acclimatised to the conditions and look to win another major international title.”The team has improved a lot since the last World Cup in India when they reached their first international final. We are good contenders to win this time around.”The Windies Women were runners-up at the last ICC Women’s World Cup when they lost the final against Australia Women four years ago in Mumbai, India.Last April, however, they claimed their first global title when they prevailed over the Aussie Women to capture the ICC Women’s World T20 title at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India.
FELLOWSHIP Artist: Paula Wittner [Arcosanti alumna] Oil on canvas, 1978 Commissioned by Rus Adams in 1977, this oil was completed in February 1978. It’s first exhibition, in the Fall of 1978, was at the Cafe at Arcosanti, later the Bakery. In 1986, Paula named and signed it. The paintings whereabouts was unknown to Rus and Paula from late 1986 until July 2008, when it was located at Drake Station Trading Company in Prescott. Rus re-acquired it, and in June 2009 donated it to the Cosanti Foundation in honor of Paolo Soleri’s 90th birthday. January 5, 2011As we begin a New Year, many things come to mind, that we have been negligent or too busy to mention. Things such as the continued support that we receive from our alumni. First of all we want to mention Rus Adams, who donated this painting. Rus had the painting and frame restored and it now graces the cafe in the Crafts III building, here seen during the past Christmas party. For more information on the painting see our reports from September 15. 2008 and December 29. 2008. For more information on the art of Paula Wittner see our report on June 8. 2009.
August 10, 2011These photos just came in over the last few days, from our good friend and awesome photographer James Horecka, AIA Architect from California. The following shots are from the Flam Chen performance on July 23. 2011. James has visited Arcosanti many times. He took the main group photo of Arcosanti alumni in the amphitheater during the 2009 Paolo’s 90th birthday and alumni reunion. And he returned for the 2010 Different Skies festival and again shared his wonderful photos with the archives. You can view his slideshow of Arcosanti images at http://tinyurl.com/Soleri-90th. Thank you very much, James, for your continued support.