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Threewalls’ Community-Supported Art, Manual Cinema, and Starz series Boss

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Lori B. Andrews, "the bioethicist" in last week's People Issue, was pleasantly surprised by:

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threewalls' Community-Supported Art Mitch Albom has Tuesdays With Morrie, but I have Thursdays with the Chicago Reader. The Reader is like a friend who drags you to a party you expect to despise (Flying Elvises?), at which you meet the love of your life. Where else would I have learned of "Gum Blondes," an exhibit of portraits of famous blonds in chewed colored gum? My top 2011 culture experience was Threewalls' community-supported art. A riff on community gardens, people paid in advance to receive 12 pieces of art (instead of fruits and vegetables). Risky, like letting someone else pick out your tattoo, since you had no control over which sculptures, collages, prints, or photos you received. But they were all great, and when I saw Eric Fleischauer's digital photo in which the iconic Hollywood sign was replaced by one that said YouTube, it was love at first sight.


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