This workshop is open to all levels. It does not assume any prior experience or that one will become an artist, but it prepares all to do stronger work in fields that depend upon creative thinking. Participants can expect to learn historical and contemporary life drawing techniques practiced by the greats, using simple materials—pencils, charcoal and erasers—as means of discovery. The $50 registration fee will help offset the cost of hiring a live model and cover materials like artist tape, charcoal sticks, a charcoal pencil kit, and strathmore drawing paper.
During January and February, Green Lake Renewal’s Mill Pond Terrace Task Force met with numerous local contractors, seeking advice on how to best value engineer the project. The team is currently setting priorities and creating a timeline for completion. The project is expected to break ground in May, weather permitting.
In her film “The Last Animals,” photographer turned filmmaker Kate Brooks traces the deadly trade of illegally poached rhino horn and elephant ivory across four continents, traveling from protected areas in Africa to wildlife markets in Asia and North America in order to illustrate the complex web of global consumer demand, transnational criminal syndicates and the local conflicts and political problems that contribute to the current poaching epidemic. Along the way, Brooks also meets with investigators, scientists, zookeepers and rangers engaged in an all-too-often life threatening struggle to preserve the last remaining elephants and rhinos.
In 10 years, Mr. Barbin grew Appirio from a four-person startup to a 1,200-person global services firm backed by Sequioia Capital, GGV and General Atlantic—the same venture capital firms that invested in companies including Alibaba, Facebook, Linkedin and PayPal. During that time, his company received 10 Best Places to Work awards, and was recently recognized by the Great Place to Work organization which produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
“We are big believers that more is more,” said Kate Salas of Green Lake Renewal. “The Market at Town Square creates special pop-up retail opportunities that promote business at times when the most people are seeking to shop. It’s really a win-win for the customers, vendors and other retail businesses around town.”
The plan, envisioned by a local team and designed by the engineering firm Graef, incorporates green and paved spaces, multiple levels and curved lines to create a series of user-friendly and flexible spaces to accommodate markets, events, and mobile vendors.