New art czar, David Roche, has been hired to turn the public school art crisis around. The funding for the arts is so bad that his own pay is a byproduct of donations from a committee made up of CPS, local arts and philanthropic representatives.
Mr. Roche has stated plans to create a “No Child Left Behind” in the arts which conjures all sorts of odd images.
Images that the children will draw in crayon durring their 8 min art classes each school day. Think pictures of sad children with sad houses under a sad green sky with factories off in the distance that pour smoke day and night made from the burning of art, childrens dreams & unicorns, yes unicorns with rainbow manes.
I wish him all the luck possible with this new position and have started the stopwatch counting the minutes till he leaves for a better job where they have things called “budgets” “money” & “hope”.
‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin has died.
The wildlife presenter was filming a documentary off the coast of Australia this weekend when a stingray attacked him, using its poisonous barb to pierce his chest.
According to reports, paramedics flew out to the Great Barrier Reef to treat him but he was pronounced dead on the scene.
Steve has left behind a wife, 42-year-old Terri, and two children – eight-year-old daughter Bindi and his son Bob, two. Along with a multi-million dollar wildlife empire.
Tony Tasset, what a damn nice guy.
This week we visited the Tasset/Ledgerwood studio-fortress complex. We drove in a rented Humvee for hours into the jungle and were ushered in by the armed guard.
The interview is not to be missed. The outro to this show has a special cameo by Dominic Molon.
After 2 years of searching throughout Europe, Edvard Munch’s two paintings, “The Scream” (one of many editions) and “Madonna” have been recovered, found in an undisclosed location somewhere in Norway.
More surprising then the fact that the works were found in Norway (rumor has it in Oslo itself) they are in surprisingly good shape considering the destructive manor in which the works were ripped from the wall, kicked from their frame & thrown in a car.
Even less known is that the only damage was to “Madonna” when one of the thieves poked a hole in the mouth area and proceeded to tell his friend in the back seat in Norwegian “Hey Mikey. give me a wet lickery kiss!”
The opening few seconds is payback for the West Town Gallery network map. How dare you. Duncan has never eaten a bratwurst in his life.
Anyway. 52 weeks worth of shows. Damn.
“We’re not the first,
I hope we’re not the last
‘Cause I know we’re all heading
for that adult crash The times is so little,
the time belongs to us
Why is everybody in such a fucking rush?
Make do with what you have
Take what you can get
Pay no mind to us
We’re just a minor threat
We’re just a minor threat”