From the article: "Artists turned around Soho and the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, and then Brooklyn's Williamsburg in the 1990s...Similar trends are occurring...BusinessWeek.com selected 15 urban neighborhoods that artists have discovered and where homeowners could see returns in coming decades."
The cities (followed by neighborhoods)
Atlanta Castleberry Hill neighboorhood Austin East Austin neighboorhood Boston Jamaica Plain Chicago Pilsen Los Angeles Echo Park Miami Wynwood Minneapolis Northeast New York Bushwick, Brooklyn Philadelphia Northern Liberties Portland Alberta Street Arts District Raleigh/Durham, N.C. Downtown Durham San Franscisco Mission District Seattle Georgetown Shreveport Highland Washington D.C. Atlas District (H Street)
Caught the tail end of a new ad for Paul Carmouche on KTBS last night. This screen capture is not from that ad. In the new ad he says something like "our energy future is here" and he's standing in front of a oil rig.
This fall they will be vending, teaching and demonstrating their different disciplines at venues as varied as the Barnwell Memorial Garden and Art Center, LSUS Pioner Heritage Center Pioneer Day and the Highland Jazz and Blues Fest at Columbia Park.
Little strings running between poles is a barbaric way to deliver electricity. Storms like Ike, Gustav, Rita, and Katrina continue to prove that.
Why put up with waiting for a SWEPCO crew to restore your power when you can light your house the Michael Reynolds way? His work is covered in the documentary Garbage Warrior. We love the quote 30 seconds into the above trailer "A family of four could totally survive here without even going to the store."
His buildings operate off the electricity grid, requiring little or no mortgage payment andno utility bills.
Maybe the best thing Hurricane Gustav delivered to SB Land were those few days of cooler temperatures. And that always makes outdoor exercise easier. When was the last time you strolled through Highland Park? At 1700 Gilbert Street, it's one of the hidden jewels of Shreveport. And a great place to get an aerobic work out since the two mile foot path is all hills.
Highland Park has been home since 1996 to three Highland Totems by Shreveport artist Leonard Service. The three other totems that are a part of the Highland Totems project can be found in Columbia Park.
SB Land didn't look good as the lead story on last night's ABC World News. The story focused on the anger of the Hurricane Gustav evacuees housed in state shelters in Shreveport.
Those shelters run by the state of Louisiana didn't have enough "wrap-around services." That's according to Sandy Davis, director of the Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security. We saw him on KTBS speaking sometime during the storm. By the way, didn't KTBS have great coverage? They stayed with live and locally produced programming as the storm moved through our area.
SB Land fares better in this AP report and it even shows that the evacuees are grateful. Evacuee Charles Lucas seems to understand the situation. And even seems more level headed than a lot of folks leaving anonymous comments at local media sites.
"I found bliss early. It was reading or thinking in the spread out trunk of a pink flowered mimosa tree in our front yard.
I made my freest art back then. When I was a little kid alone in my room, I danced to music from a tiny record player. I had a built up platform in the bottom of my closet, so I would push the clothes back on either side and dance away in funky costumes I found around the house. Now when I create art, I am seeking to go back to my bliss." Usher May 24, 2010