1. Cardinal redbird
Instead of running Saturday morning I went searching for the Jayhawk that lives in the tall trees some of them covered in Spanish moss at the end of the park. Usually, he looks for fish in the creek early in the morning after frightening numerous squirrels scattered in the park. Along the way I spotted a Cardinal (Redbird) flying directly toward me and the into the tree leaves high above my head he perched on a limb. He was so beautiful, so graceful but quick that he took my breath away...
2. cosby cardinal sin
Bill Cosby. WoW! Just WoW! is about all I can muster in my state of shock and despair over the verdict. A long time ago when America so loved Cosby my much-beloved woman Nancy Karr (played by Ann Flood) appeared in a Cosby Show episode that I watched because Flood was in it...
3. ART INstallation first prize winner
Congrats to Michaela Pilar Brown, an artist from Columbia (SC), who won Lake City’s Artsfield with an installation entitled “She’s Almost Ready”. That’s a feeling I want to be: “Almost Ready” because I am already here...
The attached comes from SCNOW.com
“I’m absolutely thrilled,” Brown said after the closing ceremony Saturday. “I don’t make work that’s easily digestible. I don’t expect to win. I’m thrilled. And it’s a life-changing sum of money.”
As the grand prize winner, Brown was awarded $50,000 from the Lake City Creative Alliance.
“She’s Almost Ready” is an installation that draws on family histories and is closely associated with objects. Brown said a number of the objects in her installation are things that come from a farm that has been in her family for six generations.
Kristi Ryba of Charleston was the second-place winner. She submitted a painting titled “Chapel of Perpetual Adoration” which was located in the Library Community Center. Ryba won $25,000.
Barry Gaither of Boston, a member of the jury panel, said he and the panel congratulate the staff and direction of ArtFields.
“New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, all of those places are sort of legendary talking about the visual arts, but they have nothing on the creative genius that you represent in this region of the nation,” Gaither said. “I can say that with a little bit of authority 'cause we’ve spent the last two and a half days looking at the flower of that work.”
Marion Fowler, CEO of the Darla Moore Foundation, said the momentum ArtFields has gained over the past six years has been phenomenal.
In 2011 when the idea of ArtFields began, Fowler said, the team wanted to provide a platform for Southeastern artists, stimulate the local economy, improve community pride and positively brand Lake City.
“The progress has been rewarding,” Fowler said. “We believe we’ve accomplished our goals.”