Daily Archives: 03/20/2013

Jon Hamm

jon hamm(Community Matters) well . . . . not making this stuff up:  Jon Hamm’s evidently got an anatomy issue and the Mad Man costume crew is having to insist he not go cammando while editors are having to photoshop.  1st world problems.

Forklift Danceworks – Power Linemen

forklift lines(Community Matters) Allison Orr, Graham Reynolds, Peter Bay . . . . these three artists are collaborating and will present their work on Sept 21 and 22nd, a Forklift Danceworks presentation – Austin’s public power workers—50+ linemen, bucket trucks, 20+ utility poles, and a live orchestra

Steven and I attended the preview kickoff last night and enthusiastically agreed to help. We adore all three artists and Allison’s last work, the Trash Project, was avant-garde dance at its best; we witnessed community in motion.

We’re gonna have to delay joining friends in Israel for Ballet Austin’s The Light by a couple of days, but we’ve gotta be here on Sept 21st.

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If any interest in participating, you can also support through a kickstarter campaign.

Jeannette Montgomery Barron

jeannette montgomery barron(Community Matters) My friend Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s latest book, Scene, is being released in the US on April 9. Sure would like to attend the exhibit of the paintings on April 3 at Collette’s in Paris or the April 6 book signing in Milan.

It’s a book of artist portraits with tidbits from Jeanette who spent her young adult years in New York’s 1980s art scene. Familiar portraits of Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente, Andrew Lord, Rainer Fetting (even a bit about how Rainer fell in love with model Desmond Codogan who she brought along to a shoot).

Jeannette and her husband, international art dealer, James Barron were in Austin just a few weeks ago – we walked town lake trail and breakfasted at Bouldin Street Cafe. Their apartment in the Piazza dei Caprettair is immediately around the corner from my favorite coffee shop, Sant’ Eustachio, and just blocks from Campo De’ Fiori.

Pope Francis on Gay Marriage

pope francis(Community Matters) As a pragmatist. 

Marcelo Márquez, a gay rights leader and theologian who wrote to, then, Cardinal Bergoglio – the Cardinal had argued for a compromise of civil unions but lost the vote in Argentina’s bishops’ conference:

“He told me that homosexuals need to have recognized rights and that he supported civil unions, but not same sex marriage”

I haven’t otherwise written about Pope Francis but I do congratulate Catholics on their new Pope, who by virtue of his billion+ followers is always an important world leader. I am impressed by what I’ve read about Pope Francis’ humility and scholarship.

Startup SX Recap

sxsw(Community Matters) Joshua Baer’s SXSW recep on Austinpreneur



5 Things Founders Shouldn’t Skimp On

(Community Matters) in Clarity