"Maybe if we spent our money more wisely, cut off hair do's and expensive cable and phones, we could afford to educate our kids the way they need to be educated."
Remember, poor people: Don't you dare ask for more of anything. You have plenty. Cut back on what little you do have if you want anything else, because that's how we do things in the United By God States of Fucking America.
To localhutch, not everyone pays for those hairdos. Some people have friends who do their hair for free in their kitchen, I just wear a wig, don't have cable - stream free shows on RabbitTV I got at Dollar Tree, and have a phone that won't even come on right now because of the bad shape it's in. Recently I was one of those people whose been riding CARTA for a few months, wind, rain or shine until thanks to Ron Full at Hoover in Summerville, was able to get a 2015 Jeep Patriot that fit into our budget. So, yes, I do have a car now. Took mother to cancer center for infusion early yesterday morning, then for groceries; then 11 year old niece I'm raising alone to combined birthday party for 3 little league football players at bowling alley - buying 3 $5 target gift cards as gifts which was an inexpensive trade off for the once in a blue moon pleasure of her bowling with friends; visited Toys for Tots to pick up a few gifts; back to pick up niece taking her to Burlingtons for a blouse to wear at the Christmas Festival; then took her to sing at the nursing home's Christmas Festival; then took her other grandmother for groceries; helped another person with an emergency; went to laundry because washer broke mid-cycle with a load of clothes; son called for ride home from work because car he borrowed had to be turned over for sister to do errands for their grandmother. I actively participate in school and her activities and when the museum has programs we can fit into our budget we do attend. So don't assume everyone is sacrificing their children's education for an expensive hairdo, cable or phone. We make sacrifices to do what's necessary for ourselves and others. I imagine others are going through the same as I and people like you that just ASSUME are just that.
p.s.: I agree with jred98, "All kids need the experience & education but resources to get there for low income families.... Isn't always practical for a low income family." A few short months ago it wouldn't have been practical for me.
Well, if they are going to let them in for $1, then the parents need to find a way to get their kids over there. Carta is not that expensive, and is available during the day. Maybe if we spent our money more wisely, cut off hair do's and expensive cable and phones, we could afford to educate our kids the way they need to be educated. But it going to take some good decision making and sacrifice from the parents in order to do this.
@Imfromhere...very true.maybe the school district can utilize this for field trips, also...if they don't have a deal in place now.
All kids need the experience & education but resources to get there for low income families.... Isn't always practical for a low income family.
This will be great if there is serious outreach, honest efforts toward accessibility, and coordination with public schools. Few families live in walking distance of the Children's Museum - not a problem for the Mt Pleasant elite who've controlled it, they can afford parking garage rates for their SUVs. But the projects downtown are a little too far to walk, CARTA is too slow/costly, private cars aren't in the equation, and the public schools can't see a good thing if it kisses them on the mouth.
The Children's Museum has a chance to prove its relevance, and I hope it works. Otherwise it can join the Charleston Museum and all the other well-meaning institutions that didn't want community engagement bad enough to deal with the school system, or to take the fight to the school board and pound those idiots into the pavement.
The last production at the Guillard Auditorium was in the 1990's not the 1970's. My mother-in-law displayed and sold prints of The Porgy House, a painting she did of DuBose Heyward's home on Folly Beach.
I also attended the lecture by Philippe de Montebello and I could not have enjoyed it more. I am also a board member of Society 1858 and an art gallery owner. I must have been sitting in a different section because I not only saw many Society 1858 members but other younger attendees who do not have white hair. Society 1858 is an auxiliary group of the Gibbes that is made up of young art enthusiasts and is open to any member of the Gibbes. The main goal of 1858 is to award a $10,000 prize every year to a contemporary southern artist. In addition to the prize, the group organizes many other wonderful art related activities throughout the year, for example we visit local artists studio's and are given tours of private individual collections. If you want to learn or participate in how the Gibbes is growing and connecting with younger generations I would encourage you to join the group. You can sit with us at the lecture next year which will be given by art superstar Jeff Koons!
i just reallyyyyy love those cats.
Such envy, artrogue. Maybe you just didn't work as hard as he did to reach the acclaim he has.
The acro-cats were far more interesting and talented than shepard could ever hope to be.
I had an idea once for a Children's Museum that would be hilarious, but it will cost you people $50 to hear it.
I'd kickstart the whole idea, but it began and ended with this ridiculous museum idea.
Also, the CM needs to drop the grocery store thing. Children do not need to be taught how to be consumers. They watch TV. They know the goddamn drill.
"Ever since The Vendue re-opened in May 2014, owners Jon and Lisa Weitz have emphasized the hotel's presence as a space for art of all kinds."
So...we'll be seeing "Piss Christ" there soon?
Given the vast quantities of information we are able to receive on a near-instant basis, and the ADHD-riddled process by which all of our news and entertainment is delivered, we, in this culture, probably can't be shocked anymore.
But we can channel the neurons that used to trigger shock into other feelings, like illegitimate outrage and delusions of persecution.
"They essentially said that 21st century consumers can no longer be shocked...."
"The two told us what we think we already knew — comedy doesn't have to be shocking to be funny..."
Then what was the fucking point?
"...Shock (and maybe even awe?)"
Will the Explosion be dangerous?
I am so excited. Lynn Dugan and all of the artists are so talented.
Here's the ticket link:
Indeed! And how/where may one acquire said tickets?
"(does not include cutting mat)"
Yes, I charge a lot more than $500 for that.
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