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New Haven

Dan and I are taking a little road trip up to Vermont to visit my aunt and uncle with a one day detour up to Montreal.

Last night we stayed in New Haven, CT and ate at Sally's Apizza. I consider myself to be a bit of a pizza connoisseur, and this was defiantly a delicious pizza. Like any good college student, I could survive on coffee, beer and pizza alone.

The picture of the copper wall is taken from our hotel room window.

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Improv Everywhere

If you aren't familiar with Improv Everywhere, they are "a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places." They have done a number of fantastic happenings in New York and organized ones internationally. You've probably seen the commercial that is a spoof on their Frozen Grand Central.

This one is fantastic

And, my favorite moment in this one, is the guy standing in the water with an umbrella.

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Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.
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Persen: Place & Things

This semester we had the unique opportunity to create work and have a one-day exhibition, called Persen: Place & Things, at the Matthewis Persen House in Kingston. The Persen house is a stone house that was built in phases from the 1660-1920's. The house has had many roles, from family home, to tavern, to government offices. Now it is a historic site that you can tour through.

It is an amazing site. The building was built in five phases. It was added onto and added onto for 200 years, and now they are peeling back the layers exposing the history of the building. The entry room has cases that contain artifacts that were discovered on the site. If you are near Kingston, NY, it is defiantly worth touring the house. An experience that photographs can't replicate.

The work that I created was in response to a chalk line marked, on one of the walls in the room, indicating a level line. I thought this was interesting since I'm pretty sure that that line is the only level thing in the house. For the exhibition I created three hollow formed plumb bobs, and placed several new and vintage levels in the room.

There are more photos of the house and the exhibition on my Flickr and in our Flickr group. We are also compiling a catalog of the exhibition. 

Below is a video of Ken Gray — Myra's husband and also the county archivist — talking about the exhibition.