Our featured library this month is the Doris Foley Library, a research library located in Nevada City, California. John de Graaf’s brilliant article THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: THE PROMISE OF COHOUSING gives us a perspective on these vital communities and Nevada City, California architect and entrepreneur Charles Durrett, who has designed 50 cohousing communities across America. We also commemorate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.
You didn’t need a road map or directions to get to Woodstock. An incredible buzz traveled through the air. By some eyewitness accounts, a “half-a-million-strong” got together on Sam Yasgur’s Farm to hang out and listen to great music.
Artolution will begin its latest New York City mural and performance project in the East Village with youth who are currently seeking asylum in the United States after fleeing violence and conflict in Central and South America. The mural will be brought to life via Augmented Reality (AR) technology, highlighting the stories of the youth, their life, struggles and their dreams for the future in a way that allows the viewer to interact with the artwork. This first AR mural created by youth will be accompanied by a theatrical and dance performance during the closing event on Friday, July 19.
In a tale of riches-to-rags, Barbara Lloyd McMichael gives us a snapshot of the photographer Alice Austen, who once lived on Staten Island. Today her former home, The Alice Austen House, is a national historic landmark, and a significant site for LGBTQ history.