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Artworks Disappear Overnight As 5 Pointz Graffiti Haven Is Painted White

New York, the greatest suburb on earth.

From the HuffPost article:
“Despite the efforts of many to save Long Island City’s 5 Pointz from demolition, the renowned graffiti haven has finally met its end. The massive warehouse that served as Queen’s biggest street art canvas was whitewashed overnight, erasing nearly 30 years of New York art history.”

5 Pointz before

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There’s a storytelling technique, where a teller tells one story, and then immediately tells a second story. While both stories completely stand on their own, they are told in tandem, so that the listener can more fully comprehend the second story.

In that vein, I give you this: Banksy Sells Original Paintings worth £20,000 for £38 each in New York stunt

 

And this: “East New Yorkers Charge Tourists $20 to See Banksy’s Art in Their ‘Hood”

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I’ll be serving as Dean for a fun-filled week of summer camp at Silver Lake Camp and Conference Center, in Sharon, Connecticut, July 17-23, 2011.

Diary of a Wimpy Camp Kid
Grades: 4 and 5 (co-ed)

What adventures will befall our fictitious camper? Falling in deer poop, dropping a retainer in the compost toilet, getting loud hiccups while saying Grace? Using journal writing, art making, readings, wacky recipes, and joke telling along with music, creative devotions, nature walks, swimming, ropes course, canoeing and other outdoor fun, together we’ll create an illustrated book of the unusual experiences of a Silver Lake Camp kid.

Register through Silver Lake Camp and Conference Center.

If cost is a barrier, I hear there are a few scholarships available. (Please contact Silver Lake directly for information, or check with your local church or community group to see if they have monies available.)

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