Remark In the previous Observer I mentioned that the main lesson to be learned from the city council’s initial district drawing exercise in 2015-2016 is that public input, even when there is general agreement, can be rejected and rationalized if the boundaries of the proposed district not suitable for a majority on City council. Current …

“In the world of civic projects, the first budget is really just a down payment,” he said. wrote in a guest journal column in 2013. “If people knew the real cost up front, nothing would ever get approved. The idea is to get started. Start digging a hole and make it so big that there …

Michael Wisner, “Gray Dovetail” Ceramic, 15 x 15 inchesAnn Korologos Gallery Michael Kessler, “Snowbanks 5”, mixed media on panel, 36 x 24 inchesAnn Korologos Gallery Ann Korologos gallery presents Nature motifs: Michael Kessler and Michael Wisner, a two-dimensional exhibition of artists exploring the architecture of surfaces through the abstract mixed media panels of Michael Kessler …

LOS ANGELES – As The Hammer Museum emerges from closure from last year’s pandemic, it has assembled a range of big names who it hopes will draw crowds to its campus down the street from the l ‘University of California at Los Angeles: Cézanne, Manet, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec. And the Waters. It would be Alice Waters, …

The promoters of the project are also celebrating. They now have a framework for the infrastructure they want to build and have expressed a new level of confidence in the pursuit of an industry that has fueled Europe for years. So what will a new offshore wind industry mean for Australia? Where are plants likely …

Cleveland, Ohio – Free Tower City Holiday Events: Come celebrate the holiday season at Tower City Live in downtown Cleveland where a host of events and activities are planned. The festive and free program will include live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays in December. A series of entertainment and musical performances are provided, among others, …

A 1.8-meter public sculpture of an anthropomorphic banana has caused a rumble among Melbourne residents – and has been vandalized in the past. The artwork, which features a menacing skull facing Rose Street in Fitzroy, is titled Fallen Fruit. Erected on November 8, it was purchased by the town of Yarra for $ 22,000 out …

Although widely recognized as the Celtic Tiger Ireland columnist, Graham Knuttel is not everyone’s cup of tea. His paintings are brightly colored, heavily stylized, and populated with disreputable figures. some of them are gangsters. Some of them are cats. Some of them are cats disguised as gangsters. All of them seem completely untrustworthy. Peeping and …

By Maggie Peters | Photo courtesy of Mosby Building Arts Locally owned and operated for over 70 years, Mosby Building Arts provides the metro area with the best home improvement skills, knowledge and customer service. And now, with Mosby’s new studio in historic downtown Kirkwood, it’s easier than ever to create the space of your …

CHICAGO (CBS) – The late Mayor Harold Washington was honored Wednesday at Oak Woods Cemetery. A wreath was laid for the late mayor at 1035 E. 67th St. in the community of Grand Crossing, where Mayor Washington is buried. READ MORE: Man killed and injured in knife fight at Clark / Lake Loop ‘L’ station …