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Splatters: ART NEWS BITS

Americans for the Arts is asking all individual artists and arts organizations to get their own free Dun & Bradstreet number. Since 2004, Americans for the Arts has produced the “Creative Industries: Business & Employment in the Arts” report. Research uses Dun & Bradstreet data to document the number (for example, the January 2006 survey states that Kentucky Congressional District 3 has 1,344 arts-related businesses employing 7,263 people). But it is likely that not all pertinent people and organizations are counted. For additional info, visit www.dnb.com/us/duns_update and www.americansforthearts.org.  Comings and goings: Former LEO Arts and Special Projects Editor Elizabeth Kramer is now the Arts and Humanities Reporter at Public Radio Partnership. Contact her at 814-6563 or ekramer@wfpl.org. Kristin Booker, formerly of Metro Planning and Design and the administrator of the Mayor’s Committee on Public Arts, has become the Principal-in-Charge of the new Louisville office of the landscape architectural, land planning and site engineering company CARMAN. Louisville Visual Art Association Executive Director Sarah Yates has resigned to become creative director of the exhibit design firm Solid Light. LVAA’s has named Marcia Boone interim director.Actors Theatre is honoring 11 “Women with Spunk” on Dec. 9, including artists Elmer Lucille Allen, Mary Craik and Nana Yaa Asantewaa. Craik recently received the Tachau Gender Equity Award from the Women’s Center at the University of Louisville.Glassworks has opened a Walk-in Glass Craft Workshop in the old Tobin/Hewett Gallery space. To reserve a time for a party or group activity, see www.louisvilleglassworks.com/workshop or call 992-3266. Their annual Seconds Sale in on Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m.Call for artists: Jennifer Zingg Studio and Gallery in Frankfort is seeking work by Kentucky artists for her exhibition “Figuratively Speaking.” Deadline is Jan. 11. Visit www.jennysgourds.com for more details.The 16th Strictly Functional Pottery National is open to U.S. residents. Deadline is Jan. 10. Go to www.strictlyfunctionalpotterynational.net for more info. —Jo Anne Triplett