Every time I begin to write about Without Commercial Interruption (on view September 2 – October 30, 2016 at Waterloo Arts), I find myself whirling in the bottomless pool of the exhibit’s context– a racially inequitable society. So I’ve started this at least half a dozen times. I’m a middle aged white guy, and for me to talk about art […]
“In the eyes of posterity, the success of the United States as a civilized society will be largely judged by the creative activities of its citizens in art, architecture, literature, music …” This was a statement of the President’s Commission on National Goals, established by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1960. The Commission’s work eventually led to the creation of the […]
If you put a penny on the railroad track and leave it to be crushed by a passing train, it will flatten to an odd shape that might reach the diameter of a quarter, depending, on how many wheels roll over it before the coin flips off into the gravel. If the penny was minted before 1982, it was […]
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