Garry Clark describes his role as the economic development director for Cuming County being much more than that. He is a community developer whose role is really about benefiting people. Garry candidly discusses his experiences growing up in Washington D.C. and his perspectives on life as an African-American resident in a smaller town. Garry also reflects intelligently on choosing a community-focused lifestyle in West Point. He also told me he is a mean ball player too!
A set of 20 images drawn from the project have been selected for exhibition at the Michael Phipps Gallery situated on the first floor of the W. Dale Clark main branch of the Omaha Public Library. Accompanying the images will be audio vignettes drawn from the conversations I had with people during the project. These audio vignettes are downloaded on MP3 players that can be checked out from the library! It is an intriguing interactive experience for exhibit attendees and I am grateful for the insightful curation of Alex Priest and the support of Omaha Public Library.
The exhibition is on display from January 8 through February 28 with an opening night reception from 4 – 6pm this Friday January 8. At around 5pm I shall deliver a short presentation regarding the project. I hope to see you there!
The inimitable Gordon Howard talks about Chimney Rock, the Oregon Trail and his own trail company adventures, bison tongue, rattlesnakes, the official Nebraska State Quarter and more.
“Everybody just wants to be appreciated.”
As Christmas beckons, Owen’s courage, personality, warmth and candor is a tangible reminder of the festive season. Without sentimentality, he earnestly wished for universal peace and harmony, while also reminiscing about his own lost love and reflecting upon his own experiences. Owen is an exceptional, wonderful person.
Listen to Owen below:
Samantha, studying at Wayne State College, confesses that though she grew up in a small town and sees herself back in David City, she does well in the city… perhaps New York?
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Poet, creative wit, cultural commentator and gentleman of Wayne, JV Brummels speaks of poetry, community, college and hats. In particular, JV reflects upon the town and gown tension in a small college community.