“Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.” I just felt like starting this post off with that quote from Etty Hillesum, a Holocaust victim, who, it is said, never lost her smile. It’s just so beautiful.
This season artists are here in Jackson, and artists are there….floating around the country, visiting and working in beautiful locales, making the most of a quiet time, a time that allows them to ignite their own art bonfires, show their work in their own spaces, in their own time. It’s nice.
Shannon Troxler’s “Luminous” is on exhibition at Park City, Utah’s Kimball Art Center, November 16- January 9, 2013, in the Badimi Gallery. She’s offering a “Painters Encaustic Workshop” November 10th & 11th, and she’ll be the featured artist during Park City’s November 30th Art Stroll. Troxler is lucky enough—talented enough, pardon me!!—to be showing at the Kimball alongside Chihuly Venetians: The George R. Stroemple Collection . Luminosity—fall’s light. http://www.shannontroxlerfineart.com/ http://www.kimballartcenter.org/
“Softwalks Transforms Streetside Scaffolding Into Urban Parklets,” says Fast Company, “the world’s leading progressive business media brand.” Fast Company’s branding group works with technology innovation, “ethonomics”–ethical economics–, leadership and design. Fast Company’s mission is to “think beyond traditional boundaries, lead conversations, and create the future of business.”
So what? Well, J.H. Public Art has sent word that Jackson’s art student and activist Bland Hoke has garnered high honors for his NYC Softwalks project. Softwalks “is informed by the successful pilot projects the DOT has implemented in the last five years to transform various street scrapes from auto-centric spaces into pedestrian plazas, such as the theater district on Broadway,” says one NYC design website. “These pilot projects, aided by light, quick and inexpensive amenities mitigate risk and lead to incremental improvements. The reality and challenges of improving sidewalk sheds are significant, and this is why we have determined that building on the existing ecology of sidewalk sheds is an appropriate move forward.”
Let’s keep stretching our innovative imaginations, folks! Congratulations to Bland Hoke! Bring us a taste o’ that for Jackson’s downtown streets, okay?