Casting Light into the Darkness

We will choose hope over fear. We will re-imagine our communities, reinvigorate our neighborhoods, and make a new day. Surely you know we can win.

A Place Behind the Sun: Society’s First Visual Art Form

Murals are sometimes proof that often we aren’t always looking. Aren’t always observing. Aren’t entirely aware of our environment. Think about the last mural you noticed; likely you’ll have a hard time deciding if it really was one. Instead, you might be thinking of a billboard, wall sign, or graffiti wall. Or was it a…

The Fade: Muralist’s Called to Walls

Citizens of the Republic! Early voting has already begun. The summer light is fading but not your dreams. They remain resolute as will your interest in the next iteration of Cut Your Hair in the Socialist Style. You won’t want to miss this one.

THE GOLD STANDARD

Admit it; you were keeping score.The Rio Olympics turned watching gymnastics—once shunned as the Cold-War provenance of Eastern Europe—into a Red State, core family value. Despite the protestations of some, and with the encouragement of others, we are moving forward. On Labor Day we will hoist the flag, raise the barber pole, and proclaim: CUT YOUR HAIR IN THE SOCIALIST STYLE! A series of programs will thereafter ensue.

Sharpen your scissors.

It’s not always easy being a socialist. Sometimes it’s work. Here’s some of the research we’ve been examining over the summer as we prepare to Cut Your Hair in the Socialist Style.

ARE YOU DOING ENOUGH?

Opportunities though, are just around the corner. Within the month, the days will shorten and the evenings cool. You will carry a refreshing beverage named Pleasantville to the porch and watch the sun set. Then the moon will rise. Someone—perhaps your lover—will remark, it may be time for a new haircut. You will nod and make an appointment for early September.

Social Sculpture: The Larger Response

By Shannon Twenter, We Are Here to Plant a Tree team member We Are Here To Plant a Tree served many purposes, but primarily as a community art project.  Having always been a patron and supporter of the arts, I was excited to be a part of this project.  I wanted to see how this all…

We Are Here to Plant a Tree Does Just That

Back in November, when the year was different and the ground was unfrozen, before the holidays settled around our bellies and resolutions were promised, the We Are Here to Plant a Tree team canvassed the city with ideas of its own.  One was to make a mark upon the city. A small, gentle gesture, if…