Tuesday, September 26, 2006

All figurines, great and small

The Erie Art Museum has sent their Indian bronze figurines from the 11th to the 19th centuries exhibit called "Sacred and the Sensuous" to the Tall Grass Arts Association in Chicago.

Fresh out of grad school, I was offered a job heading a regional arts organization headquartered near Greenville. It folded days after I completed the hiring paperwork - story of my life. I mention this because now, the landmark that I used to get from where I was living to where the office was, Jamestown's Mark Twain Manor, just got a ton of money from the state for revitalization:
. . . Michele Brooks, vice president of the foundation, said for starters the money will be used to repair the slate roof, renovate windows, install new wiring and refinish the original doors. Funds will also be used to renovate the former horse stable into a library and cultural center. . . The 15-room mansion includes a hidden room, which was used for the Underground Railroad to hide slaves until they could move to a different location.

Why aren't the Crawford County Fairgrounds' $600,000 stage and the $1 million grandstand built partially at taxpayer expense used outside of fair week? Funny you should ask...

The Poetry Foundation has named Jack Prelutsky its first children's poet laureate

A previously unknown poem by Robert Frost (1874-1963) is to be published on Monday in The Virginia Quarterly Review.

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