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Kobena Mercer joins Bard College faculty | Local Announcements

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON — Bard College announces the appointment of Kobena Mercer as the Charles P. Stevenson Chair in Art History and the Humanities, a joint appointment between the Art History and Visual Culture Program in the undergraduate College, and the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS). Mercer, who comes to Bard from Yale University, will assume his faculty position in fall 2021.

“We are delighted that Kobena Mercer has chosen to accept the Stevenson professorship,” said Bard College President Leon Botstein. “It is an honor to have as distinguished a scholar and teacher as Professor Mercer, whose wide-ranging work spanning the arts

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“It is not cultural appropriation to take cues from the local culture” says commenter

a group of people in grassy area next to a building: Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre

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Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre

In this week’s comments update, readers are questioning who should design the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre in Adelaide and sharing their views on other top stories.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot have revealed visuals of the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre in Adelaide, Australia.

The architecture studio was inspired by traditional indigenous shelters when designing the building, which will host a mix of exhibition and event spaces to celebrate the “past, present and future” of Australia’s First Nations.

“I don’t think this building evokes anything remotely aboriginal”

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Cookie decorating class gives back to local kids battling cancer | WTAJ

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Have you made any plans for Valentine’s Day? If you’re looking for something to do with your sweetheart and give back while doing it – this is just the event for you!

The Brian Morden Foundation will be holding a virtual Sweet Art event on Valentine’s Day.
Brian was a local boy who lost his battle to cancer in 2003. His mom, Dawn, has created a foundation to support other local kids who are battling childhood cancer.

The foundation is raising money through a virtual cookie decorating class over Zoom to help these kiddos. The kits

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Local company leads charge to supply B.C. film industry with clean energy generators

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Each filming day uses an average of two to three diesel generators, with each generator using an average of 296 litres of diesel a day.

Sim International estimates that after 14 days on one unnamed set, the production company saved 9,976.4 Kg of CO2 using the battery-powered generator.

Production crews can plug in to studio house power, the city’s power grid, or use EV car chargers, said Ramsay.

“Because it is not making emissions or noise you can park it right beside an actor or put it in a sensitive location, like a neighbourhood, and run almost

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