Another bad call at the Rochester Airport. Triad replaced by “Business Center.”

Another bad call at the Rochester Airport. Triad replaced by “Business Center.”

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Nancy Jurs’ “Triad” [Photo provided by Richard Margolis]

When we first heard of Richard Margolis’ petition on the plight of public art in the Greater Rochester International Airport , we wanted to keep the drumbeat of awareness and support going, first in Restore Rochester’s Airport Art, then in Rochester, like Buffalo, should be proud of its airport art.

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Richard Margolis outside his studio in the Anderson Arts Building 5/6/16. That night the petition received its 500th signature. from “Rochester, like Buffalo, should be proud of its airport art”

Today, Richard wrote:

May 27, 2016 — For another article on Public Art at the airport get a copy of the May 25 issue of CITY Newspaper or look for it online. There is lots of new information including interviews that reveal the politics involved. It does not make us look good.

Nancy Jurs‘ “Triad” was replaced by Frontier Communication’s “Business Center.” Triad was intended to be a gathering place, a landmark where you could arrange to meet friends or family. That will never happen at the Business Center.

There are 816 signatures now. Help us get to 1000. Ask friends to sign this petition – it will make a difference, eventually.

see Rebecca Rafferty’s very fine “Removal of airport artwork causes turbulence”

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CITY, May 25 – 31, 2016

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from “Reverend mothers, empaths of enlightenment, American buskers and more at the Park Avenue Festival”

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CITY, May 25 – 31, 2016

CITY note: Jackson Cavalier is on a roll, albeit hellish. You met the American Busker in Reverend mothers, empaths of enlightenment, American buskers and more at the Park Avenue Festival’

Restore Rochester’s Airport Art

Rochester, like Buffalo, should be proud of its Airport Art

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Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY and Lake Affect Magazine.  My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.

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