Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The sun has come out!

I like to stand on this bridge and watch the trains. The bridge undulates as the trains pass underneath.

Here I am 03/17/2010

Mel Chin Artist Lecture: What Mattered THEN, Matters NOW: Part II Projects compelled by Crisis and Dreams Re-framed

Mel Chin is coming to the Bemis tomorrow. He will be giving an artist talk on Friday and leading a community workshop on Saturday. Chin is coming in conjunction with his Fundred Dollar Bill project and Operation Paydirt.

"The Fundred Dollar Bill Project is raising nationwide awareness of the environmental threat of lead poisoning by collecting the funds necessary for a model remediation effort in New Orleans. Students and community members across the country are currently creating Fundred Dollar Bills -- original, hand-drawn interpretations of $100 bills. Completed Fundred artworks are sent to regional Collection Centers -- that are securely holding the valuable drawings. The project will collect at least 3 million Fundreds, or the equivalent of $300 million, the estimated cost of making the soil in New Orleans lead-safe."

Omaha also has one of the largest residential Superfund sites in the country for lead contamination.

Superfund is the federal government's program to clean up the nation's uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.

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