The next 10 days are full of February fun! Tomorrow is the Super Bowl, Monday Feb 8 is Chinese and Tibetan New Year’s, next Sunday Feb 14 is Valentine’s Day and Monday Feb 15 is President’s Day!
This Thursday, Feb. 4, GPIW aka Great Pacific Iron Works aka Patagonia Ventura hosts an inspiring presentation by Patagonia climbing ambassador, Tommy Caldwell. The presentation will be followed by one of last year’s most impressive and entertaining climbing films A Line Across the Sky starring Tommy and Alex Honnold. Read more…
Los Angeles-based artist Cynthia Minet deploys post-consumer plastics to build illuminated sculptures of animals. Read more…
The 2015-2016 U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera heads to UC Santa Barbara Mon. Feb 1 for a FREE reading at Campbell Hall at 7:30pm. A performance poet and a children’s book author as well as a poet of the page, this will be a remarkable evening for those who love and appreciate poetry. For those who have their doubts, it will be eye-opening: this is likely NOT the poetry you were taught in school.
Let Me Tell You What a Poem Brings
for Charles Fishman
As if it wasn’t enough to have David Bowie pass on at 69 from cancer this week, so we also lost Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016). Guest blogger Ron Wells writes:
David Robert Jones aka David Bowie (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016) said that “If you feel safe in the area you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.”
Each day we have the opportunity to do something exciting!
David Bowie, like his character in the film, The Man Who Fell to Earth, really did seem to come from someplace outside this world. His records and films allowed him to shape shift into anything he wanted to become. As such I never completely understood him, but I bought many of his records because they were very, very good, no matter what persona he was in at the time.