& SUNDAY - THE GREAT FALLS ART FEST
Turner's Falls Open
Studios and Downtown Art Walk
and Sunday, May 20 and May 21, from 10-5 Turner's Falls will
be abuzz with Open Studios- Tim deChristopher, Great Lighting,
Alan Thornton, DVD Portraits by Carlyn Saltman, Wednesday Nelena
Sorokin, and Jack Nelson.
The Great Falls Art Fest will have a variety of offerings and
the Great Falls Discovery Center has events planned. There's
the Hallmark Museum of Contmeporary Art, Books and More, and
a variety of restaurants.
Pictured at left, "Look Away" 29" x 29" encaustic and
oil by Wednesday Nelena Sorokin (Whose studio will only be open
from 1-5 on Saturday and 2-5 on Sunday.)
Causing Uproar in New Zealand
A real news
in this little news item to add some content to this late breaking
announcement. It's my favorite accompanying news image of the
day. Simon's feelings of injustice are palpable.
And I just love the *apology*.
And I don't want to hear that the background is too dark. It
matches the lovely saffron scarf.
Comments in the article are inserted by the blogger from whom
I cut and pasted the story and are not the opinions of this
police recruiters about a scarf at a Christchurch, New Zealand
career expo have made headlines after a man was told his scarf
was "too gay."
Simon Calcinai reportedly approached the booth where the police
officers were seated, wearing the "dull orange" scarf (actually
it looks closer to saffron or maybe pumpkin, and if that's
not a gay observation I don't know what is) and inquired about
joining the police force.
Calcinai: "I was at the police table having a chat and the
woman (officer) said, 'You might want to lose that scarf'.
The other guy then said, 'Yeah, it's a bit too gay'. I was
pretty shocked and didn't know what to say. I don't think
this is appropriate behaviour and I think that people should
be made aware of these negative attitudes. He should think
twice about (saying) that sort of thing. I guess he was joking,
but it hushed me up a bit. Someone else could have been deeply
upset. He is the only person who has ever commented on the
The senior recruitment officer for the force made the comment,
and sent an email apology to Calcinai, who was with his girlfriend
at the expo: "Unfortunately, you have taken the comments personally
and it certainly wasn't intended to offend. Yes, we do recruit
lesbian and gay male officers."
Police ran "inclusiveness training" last year to try and eliminate
homophobia. Guess they better run that class again.
Kudos to Mr. Calcinai for reporting it, and for proudly flaunting
his scarf, whatever its sexuality.
ARTICLE - Man's Scarf a Bit Too Gay For Police [stuff]
BROUGHT TO YOU BY DENIS LUZURIAGA
acclaim and movie night at Eastworks thensome
221 Pine Street, #408 Florence, MA 01062
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sent to me. If names, dates or venues are incorrect I DON'T EVEN apologize. I
don't often verify information but when I see and recognize errors I do make
corrections. Any local arts etc event info is a welcome addition to newsletters.
Simply email to me and I will add it. Thanks!
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