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SEATTLE’S HARVARD EXIT — A SAD FAREWELL

  • January 7, 2015
Harvard Exit Theater

In 1995 I was a freshman at the University of Washington in Seattle. I didn't have the money to afford living on campus that year, so I commuted from my parents house in Lake Stevens, about a 50-minute drive to the north. Being a commuter student made it difficult to get involved in campus social activities and establish friendships. But I liked being around the college atmosphere and the attractions of the city. Chief among those attractions for me were Seattle's movie theaters. The UW has the fortune of being geographically proximal to Seattle's numerous historic movie houses. For a film fan who  grew up attending charmless suburban multiplexes, Seattle's movie theaters were a revelation. It was within their walls were I found comfort and solace during that first…

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THE BENIES OF ART & CULTURE TO CITIES

  • November 29, 2014
Art Discussion At Converge Denver

One of the reasons I moved to Denver was for the arts scene. During my preliminary visits to Denver I could sense a much livelier arts vibe here than what is found in DC. I have not been disappointed since my arrival. I have landscape images in John Fielder's gallery on Sante Fe Drive. Every first Friday of the month, the street closes off to traffic and all the galleries open their doors for evening viewing. People come out in droves to check out my work and that of other artists. Many artists also are on hand to talk about their work and talk with other artists. Additionally, I found a place for my office in a shared industrial space that also is home to painters, web…

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