Still in a post-vacation haze, despite returning home nearly one week ago. I have much to say about our wonderful trip but many many photos to edit yet. So far I’ve only finished day one.
For now, five good things for a Friday:
- Wow. I remember when this was a thing thanks to irrational weirdo right wingers: The great 1980s Dungeons & Dragons panic
- Speaking of the 80s, this project inspires so much nostalgia: “The Photographic Evidence of ’80s Postpunk” Really looking forward to the book: Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace.
- These are pretty neat: Stunning photos of models with powerful wild animals look like they’re from a fairytale
- I just learned about a fair trade show company: Oliberté is a sustainable brand supporting workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa. We believe in empowerment, transparency, and doing right by all. This means making premium quality products with a lifetime warranty, and it means treating every employee, everywhere in the world, with respect.
- The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is in full swing. As usual it’s a case of too many films and not enough time. They all look wonderful. And the documentary The Starfish Throwers had me in tears. I can only imagine how much I’d blubber if I watched the whole thing.
In May 2013, we invited over two dozen local artists to design and build their very own piñatas to be displayed and destroyed right here in our CO Exhibitions gallery. We saw everything from Viking ships to wild birds to DeLoreans to baby seals to Game of Thrones characters to oversized potatoes. Art lovers bought “Smash Tickets” for the rights to step up and swing at the piñatas and we ended up raising several hundred dollars for local food bank Second Harvest Heartland. It was one of the most fun and creative nights we’ve ever seen go down at CO … and we wanna do it all over again!
This year my son and I are making our own piñatas. Getting cracking on that this weekend. But soon we really need to get in gear with packing the house up. And purging our household of un-needed items. The fun never ends.