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Andy Warhol exhibit in Hudson Valley area New York

Chronogram magazine featured the story recently.  It’s all about the current Andy Warhol exhibits. Click here to read full article.

My friend Ivy Nicholson and her two adult children will be pleased that the legacy of Andy Warhol is going strong.  Click here for Ivy’s movie listing.

Commented as Ahgamen Keyboa, site user: I will have to check this out at SUNNy New Paltz and Vassar Poughkeepsie. Although I Ahgamen knew Andy Warhol not, I’m associated with some of the Warhol factory members, such as photographer Billy Name and Ivy Nicholson. Ivy appears in my movie Protesters (director Tasciotti) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0629833/ This is an amazing thing, what a blast from the past. I’m interested in art history and pop culture. As such I’ve been studying the movements and influential figures. Andy Warhol is one of those who successfully capitalized on his activities, notably commericalizing everything he did. What pop and satire! Is it art? Is it good art? What art is good? I dunno, it’s in the eye of the beholder, it’s all opinion. My opinion of late, is that I prefer realism, landscapes and portraits especially. I do use digital and electronically-enhanced art, but what I am moving back towards is manually-done paintings and sculpture. I have nothing against Warhol. It’s fascinating and a historical part of America’s past and that of the whole world.

 

PROTESTERS! Anti Google Gootube, S.F. area San Jose, San Bruno California

Anti-Google Protesters Disrupt SJ Mayor’s State Of The City Address

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Anti-Google Protesters Disrupt SJ Mayor’s State Of The City Address

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – In San Jose protesters disrupted the mayor’s State of the City Address, chanting, “Say it loud, say it clear, Google is not welcome here.”

It’s a tactic not seen very often.

They were fired up and the protests were loud and disruptive by design.

“Not our mayor!” they yelled.

“People are fearing that they won’t be able to live in San Jose,” said Serve the People San Jose member Liz Gonzalez.

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It’s a grassroots group opposed to Google’s plans to build a mega-campus in downtown.

“We have to be in their face because we’re fighting to stay in the city that we grew up with that we love where our family and friends are,” she says.

The group interrupted Mayor Sam Liccardo’s address four times…

“Serve the people!” they yelled.

“I just don’t think shouting at each other is the right way to have a dialogue,” says City Councilwoman Deb Davis.

Councilwoman Davis worries their message about the woeful lack of affordable housing will be overshadowed by their in-your-face methods.

“We have a public process set up. It will be public,” she says. “There will be plenty of time for everyone’s voices to be heard.”

“San Jose has suffered from the worst jobs to housing imbalance of any major city.”

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Mayor Liccardo says the city’s housing crisis pre-dates Google. He’s unveiled an ambitious plan to build 25,000 new homes, 10,000 of them affordable, in the next five years. He believes the public needs to temper its expectations of the tech giant.

Affordable Housing Network President Sandy Perry disagrees.

“Google is not responsible for San Jose’s problems? That’s ridiculous,” she says. “They’re a part of this community. They have to be responsible for the social problems in this community.”

“From my conversations with Google executives, they want to be a part of our community,” says Davis.

But in this community there is a growing and increasingly vocal opposition to their presence.

Meanwhile, the Google campus is about a decade away from breaking ground. The city recently set a sale price for several city-owned properties for $67 million.