Leslie vonHolten (leslie)

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Urban Planting

Good tips, Mike. And we're supposed to get primo gardening weather this weekend!

April 10, 2009 at 8 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Eating For Two, Table For One

Everyday Food always has a feature called Everyday Food for One:http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/everyday-food-for-one?lnc=daa8289c2d2ee010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&rsc=lpg_col2_food&lpgStart=1&currentslide=1&currentChapter=1The URL is cumbersome, but the magazine is really pretty great. I'm surprised how much I like it.

February 9, 2009 at 11:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Topic: Lawrence Arts Center. Your comments requested.

One of the thorns for the Arts Center, in my opinion, is the size of that massive gallery. It takes A LOT of art to fill those walls. Volunteers may be possible, but you do need specific skills to curate, hang & light art correctly, pack and unpack, obtain insurance for each work, and time to de-install the previous show. Add to this the education mission of the Arts Center, which makes programming—lectures, films, etc—imperative to support the exhibits. The LAC exhibits needs additional staffing to increase the vitality.

January 22, 2009 at 1:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Topic: Lawrence Arts Center. Your comments requested.

Also, give us the real answer: Is the Arts Center really about to close its doors? Rumors abound!

January 22, 2009 at 12:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Topic: Lawrence Arts Center. Your comments requested.

What are the plans to restructure the finances, so the Arts Center doesn't live or die by earned income and auction sales?Smerdy, as things are now, the LAC doesn't have the budget or manpower to rotate the exhibits on a 4-week schedule (sadly). Maybe once the economy improves. Would also like to know if Leaman feels the Board is working with him, rather than against him...

January 22, 2009 at 12:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cranky Rambles McGinty

BTW, where are all the cats?

January 20, 2009 at 8:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cranky Rambles McGinty

That Jerry Saltz quote I'm a day late and dollar short with, but helps me keep perspective:"Much of the work we currently call political is political in subject matter only. It's message is ardent, if obvious, but its form is generally conservative, often regressive, and rarely original. If it weren't about the 'right' things, most of this art world would be seen as reactionary or dull. Picasso mainly painted still lives and nudes; Warhol, flowers and faces. Matisse claimed painting should be a 'comfortable armchair,' and Donald Judd made boxes. Yet all are revolutionary because they changed the way the world looks and the way we look at the world. The sooner we grasp this, the sooner the big, well-funded extravaganzas of contemporary art will stop resembling movable cultural cargo cults."The nostalgia of 20-30 somethings is cheap. (Nostalgia is pretty fucking cheap, period.)Also: No to the Cultural Ministry, and I have no experience with energy drinks.

January 20, 2009 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Can we just not do this thing?

Obama & Biden didn't try to hide that they were against gay marriage. The fact that there are tons of progressive religious leaders out there who could have been chosen, and yet they picked this pig, goes to show that this administration will be as depressing as any other. Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2008 at 2:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Babies Make You Stupid

Misty, I was also anemic when pregnant with our daughter. The iron supplements made me feel horrible & pukey. I increased my iron-rich foods: red meat, nuts, spinach, and molasses (which I baked with a lot). You're from a family of hunters: deer liver is an excellent source. Good luck. And dump that doctor PDQ. (My last doc didn't bother to show up for the delivery, so the nurse delivered. All went fine.)

December 18, 2008 at 12:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )