Archive for November, 2005

Two interesting stories on Yahoo! news…

Researchers: Hops in Beer May Be Healthy – Yahoo! News
Nursing Home keeps spirits up with own pub

The first story says that hops contains compounds that may slow or prevent cancer. It doesn’t say that drinking beer prevents cancer. However, I think most of us understand intuitively that drinking a good hoppy beer can only make us healthier.

The second story says that a nursing home with a bar has happier residents and more visitors. I don’t find that shocking at all. It’s definately a feature I will be looking for in a nursing home when I grow old.


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Events: Barry Beach’s Gallery Show

What: Barry Beach’s installation: Transitions – Transporting Water
Where: Buckley Center Gallery, University of Portland
When: October 24, 2005 – November 17, 2005
Hours: M-F 8:30am – 8:00pm; Sat. 8:30am – 4:00pm
Address: 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203

Sorry I didn’t get this out sooner, but I just found out about it. Barry Beach has a new installation at the Buckley Center Gallery. It’s called Transitions: An Installation Transporting Water. It’s a very unique work with pumps, valves adn tubing moving water troughout the gallery. Check it out!

References: Buckley Center Gallery at University fo Portland
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Article on Sculptor Matt Proctor

NW Drizzle, the art, music and culture e-zine, has done an article on sculptor Matt Proctor. We recently wrote a post about Melt Modern, a collaboration between Matt and his wife Aix?. In case you wanted a second opinion you should check out the article.

References: NW Drizzle
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Haiku Slugfest at b1-66er’s archipelago

A battle between the titans of haiku is underway at Haiku Slugfest at b1-66er’s archipelago.

VA Vegan of Fuh-Ku
faces off against
B1-66er of B1-66er’s archipelago

Each day from November 1-7, 2005, these verbal gladiators will present their opponent with 2 haiku challenges. Each day, they must come up with 2 haiku that meet the challenge. The referree’s are JDiego of Haikus from Hell fame and Sarah from Office Girl Haiku.

I will make appearances in the comments section, offering commentary in haiku form.

Ready to rumble
wordsmiths gird loins for battle
only one will win

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Events: Anita Hagan’s Gallery Show

What: Gallery show featuring the artwork of Anita Hagan
Where: Gallery Ornato in Washington DC
When: Opening Reception November 12, 2005, show runs through November.
Address: 6925 Willow Street NW, 2nd floor, Suite 203, Washington, DC 20012
Phone: 202-545-1555

Summary: Gallery Ornato’s November show features the artwork of Anita Hagan. Anita uses her unique style to create rich, emotional block prints that are inspired by the natural world and the incredible human spirit.

References: Anita Hagan
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