Okay, it's old hat to everyone else in the technologically savvy world, but since I got my long-promised new computer yesterday — to replace one that literally required a hard reboot about 15 times a day — I've been enjoying online diversions I never would've dared try before. Like the cool audio slide show (first on left, under "News") from stltoday.com about the New Roots Urban Farm and its newest project, a farmers' market for north St. Louis.
We think the New Art in the Neighborhood program is cool; so cool, in fact, that a story about it ran in the first year of publication of TheCommonspace's online mag. Now we've stumbled across the website for the program, which includes profiles of students, samples of their work, photos from the workshops that nearly every visiting artist at the Contemporary has conducted with the program's young participants, etc. Check it out and feel better about the future.
Among the many things I love about this here town (and maybe it's this way a lot of places, I dunno, but I chalk it up to "big small town-iness") is that, though it's a delightful surprise to me to find out that my tax dude has written a one-act play to be performed by my local grassroots theater company....it's not all that unlikely. I just love that!