I'm very pleased to share that my proposal to RACC (The Regional Arts & Culture Council) to write/publish a book about artist Betty Chilstrom has been funded. Thank You, RACC, and Thanks to the City of Portland.
The image-rich book will chronicle her work as a mid-to-late century regional painter over a 50-year period. Book launch will be in the Fall of 2018 at NE Portland's Cerimon House with a showing of selected paintings and drawings to run concurrently. We'll close the show with a community conversation about neighborhood development, livability and ongoing preservation efforts. I'll keep you posted!
We are here to care for one another, to learn to Love and Trust and that is not always easy. The tides of fear are rising and we are being asked to look deep and find willingness to stay open and trust. Here is a beautiful message to that end:
Geographer Danny Dorling has written a number of books on social justice, inequality and most recently, "A Better Politics, how government can make us happier."
Creating Maps that help us visualize population mass, energy usages, and (below) ancient migratory patterns he offers a set of fascinating keys that helped me understand how the world has changed and continues to evolve. The Ted Talk is well worth 15 minutes of your time. (link below)