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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Big Red Ball

Artist Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Project is a sculptural installation traveling around the globe, adopting cities as its canvas. Perschke uses RedBall to explore each city’s unique architectural landscape and history. The RedBall is boldly present and smoothly transient, moving between locations and engaging people on the street. The ongoing project is unique in each city and has taken place in Sydney, Barcelona, Korea, Arizona, Portland and St. Louis. Currently research is taking place for cities in Asia, Europe, and Turkey. To learn about the next performance, join the mailing list , which receives about two announcements a year. Or contact the artist directly about bringing the project to your city.

It is in Chicago right now! You can check out its schedule and all other things Redball here!


Monday, September 22, 2008

Back to NYC!

For the first time in over 30 years, a new production of EQUUS will be seen on Broadway after a sold-out run in London’s West End. My sister and I will be in Row T seats 103 and 104 of the Boadhurst Theatre on November 22!

Alan Strang (Daniel Radcliffe) seems a normal, obedient 17-year old with a passion for horses. Then one night he blinds six horses with a hoof pick. What drove him to it? His life seems routine, his family loving, his pursuits harmless and yet he has been placed under psychiatric surveillance - an unresponsive patient who is woken each night by terrible nightmares. Only psychiatrist Martin Dysart (Richard Griffiths) seems able to grasp the answer to this psychological puzzle.

Richard Griffiths, whose incredible stage and screen career spans two decades and who won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway production of The History Boys, stars alongside Daniel Radcliffe, best known for playing Harry Potter in all five of the feature films based on J.K. Rowling's best-selling books.

This production of Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning play, directed by Thea Sharrock and designed by John Napier, demonstrates that this ground-breaking play is as relevant and shocking as it was when it was first performed over 30 years ago.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Birds Do It. Bees do it. Part IV

Even the grasshoppers here in Evanston, IL are doing it!


Friday, September 05, 2008


And a damn nice piece of outdoor advertising I must say.

This aint the first time I have seen this done. McDonalds recently planted lettuce and salad greens along the edge of their billboards. But this one was right where you could interact with it, touch the plants and see they are real.


Thursday, September 04, 2008

Throwing Clay: Some results #11 - Small Pitchers

Finally, some pieces with pulled handles! It was a goal to make something requiring a handle and to get those handles pulled! They aint as easy as you think! And the process looks as dirty as it sounds! But I am getting the hang of it. I feel like going back and making a couple of mugs from the first class with a real handle!

These pitchers are on the small side, they hold about a quart!

On the left: 6" tall, approx.4.5" in diameter; glazed in matte white and brick red. I love the glazing on the handle where all the edges are highlighted and was hoping for the same on some of the details on the pitcher itself.

On the right: 7" tall, approx. 4.5" in diameter; glazed in glossy white inside, glossy black and temoku on the outside. Again, I was hoping for more bleeding/running of the glaze and highlighting of details on pitcher!

I have another larger pitcher waiting to be fired!

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Well if you ever find yourself in Plano, IL, you may want to avoid this place!

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