Does anyone believe that COLAB or the Debbie Arnold for Supervisor campaign would contest this absurdity, had the Chicago-based think tank Heartland Institute considered running a billboard like this in San Luis Obispo County?
Cate Trujillo and Mignon Khargie, creators of the global Reading In Public series of public performances promoting literacy, are presenting the latest in the series, entitled Dining In Public, to be held at ARTS Space Obispo, the San Luis Obispo Arts Council’s visual and performing arts gallery at The Creamery, 570 Higuera St. #165, in downtown San Luis Obispo, on December 2nd, 2011. The live reading portion of the exhibit will be held in the gallery space on December 10th, from 6 to 9 pm.
A brief description of the event from Cate & Mignon’s website :
Dining In Public (DIP) will be a multicourse, free-range event exploring the connection between belly, mind and funny bone. DIP consists of a live event, with invited members of the public reading excerpts from books and articles of their own selection, in combination with a 2-week exhibit.
The exhibit will be driven by a set of painted plates (RIP will supply the 9-inch bamboo veneer plates), each bearing the title and author’s name of a book which has a connection with food.
Below is my contribution to the exhibit. It was a delight to get re-acquainted with Brautigan, and this work in particular.
It’s time to tap into the widespread occupy energy and re-create the vision necessary to forge a new founding document guiding America into a new age. Gone will be a corruptible money supply. Gone will be career politicians unwilling to do the work necessary for the common good. Gone will be an overzealous militarized police force. Gone will be a torturous foreign policy benefiting war profiteers. Gone will be distracted, idle citizens. It is an exciting time, and it involves each of us 100%, re-focused on our many-layered connections to each other, to our individual past choices, to our potential choices of action free from judgement, to our capacity for sustained love for all life, to our individual connections to an intelligent, nurturing Gaia.
Or, we can accept the status quo . . .