Friday, March 11, 2016

asheville, black mountain, etc

Let's just say that I badly needed some of this, this morning (room not serviced yesterday, so no coffee replenished in room; elevators malfunctioning so they didn't deliver me to 12th floor breakfast whilst there was any coffee left, etc) - so I was deeply, deeply grateful for sidewalk signage.

And then there are the oddities of Asheville ... a plaster foot in a window;

and the commemorative: these two images are of the Black Mountain College commemorative wall (Black Mountain - the liberal arts college founded nearby that flourished from 1933-1957, according to the principles of John Dewey - think Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Josef and Anni Albers, Jacob Lawrence, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Cy Twombly, Kenneth Noland, Vera B. Williams, Ben Shahn, Franz Kline, Arthur Penn, Buckminster Fuller, M.C. Richards, Francine du Plessix Gray, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Dorothea Rockburne, etc etc.  Good to know it's still part of the culture of the streets, 

even if, in some cases, in a rather shattered, battered form.

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