Friday, June 24, 2011

On Point

Today I am going to hear this guy, Tom Ashbrook, talk about the news. He is the host of On Point, an interview news program on National Public Radio, and, as you know, NPR is my favorite place to get the news. (I get it in snippets, driving, and then track it down online.) If you are nearby, you can go, too: info.

I've met Tom before, as he grew up in this area and comes back now and then, and am eager to hear his take on journalism today.  I certainly appreciated his book The Leap, about changing one's life dramatically! (Subtitled A Memoir of Love and Madness in the Internet Gold Rush.)

Then tonight we will see the fabulous fiber art of Pat Kroth, who makes recycling into fine art by weaving objects into her works on large colorful fabric hangings. She's at the Dittmar Gallery on the campus of Northwestern University, and here is the piece on the postcard for her show.

Pat's work has gone all over the world and hangs in some fancy places, but she also came here once to the Spring Bloom Art Festival, so we got to chat with her at length then. She lives and works in Wisconsin.

Up close you can see all the neat things sewn in and the various fabrics, netting, ribbons, etc.

And finally, a faithful reader, Collagemama, sent me this link about lap swimming! A Month of Friday Swims by Leanne Shapton.  So please enjoy today's mix of news, art, and leisure sport.


Maureen said...

Love the fiber art.

Have a splendid weekend.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Maureen. You, too!