“Strip Malls tends to incite disregard, if not outright disdain:”Flip A Strip is a reaction to this, an interesting competition to redesign the Strip Mall, put together by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The registration deadline has just passed, but the project is a foray into dialogue on the places we inhabit and their imact, a mode of civic engagement often lacking.
Don’t sell skittles: My google alerts went crazy this week, apparently because a honors student in New Haven Connecticut bought skittles from another student, a clear violation of school rules, landing him a suspension. This turns out to be not art related (though colorful), but the school’s spokesperson, Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo, set my google alert for Catherine Sullivan afire. At least our schools are leaving candy behind.