Wrecking Ball (lyrics)

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Wrecking ball

Wrecking Ball
by Molly Miller and Molly McGinn
Amelia’s Mechanics

Old soul with a wrecking ball
tied to her ankle jumps down a hole
no kite. No kite.

Queen of Hearts sprints up a hill
only to stop and then stand still
no kite. No kite.

Stares down the hole and sprints again
bleeding from a bullet in her left shin
no kite. No kite.

‘Cane’s coming in.
Hurricane’s coming in.
‘Canes coming in.
Shiver and shine.

I see houses I see trees
like legos far beneath me
no kite. No kite.

I see water in a ring
a well is such a mighty thing
no kite. No kite.

And I want out.
Out.
And I want out.
Out.
Shive and shine.

She took the chain link into her hands
and pinched ankle steel to string
no kite. No kite.

She took the wreck she took the king
took the ball and through bending
took flight. Took flight.

Superjacent to
big tin foil balloon
Superjacent to
big tin foil balloon
Shiver and shine.

Rosalyn Harris-Offutt

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Rosalyn Harris-Offutt. Photo by Alex Maness Photography. I’m working on a blogsite for her. It’s hard to describe just how much Ros has helped me in the last 5 years. I can say, though, that part of my fascination with her is her history. She’s part Cherokee and African-American. Born in Flint, Michigan to a Baptist minister and rebelled straight to the Catholic church at 16 (upon hearing the news, her father responded “all roads lead to God”). She spent her early career as an anesthesiologist, nurse, and now, is a counselor, writer, and psychotherapist in Greensboro. She’s told me some truths that shocked me into awareness. She sometimes cusses (when she’s trying to get your attention), she smokes in her office, and often speaks in rhetorical questions.

Thank you Ros.

George Scheer

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George Scheer

George Scheer, Collaborative Director for Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, explains a little of what he’s learned about the grant writing process. Number one: Know what the foundations are passionate about and connect them with the right projects and artists.

Last week, George met with representatives from Weatherspoon Art Museum and Downtown Greensboro Inc. to identify locations for a new art installation project planned for downtown during ArtBeat Greensboro. The three organizations are collaborating to bring tape artist Michael Townsend to the city. The Weatherspoon Art Museum initiated the project, Elsewhere is providing artists for the night-time, guerilla-like installation, and Downtown Greensboro Inc. is providing additional resources and support for the project.

Details coming soon. Meantime, sample some of tape artist Michael Townsend’s work on his flickr page and Web site.

For more information about ArtBeat Greensboro, visit our blogsite.

Know her?

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Know her?

I like to do flickr searches for "Greensboro Woman." It’s usually pictures like these that turn up: estate photos, old black and whites, that mug shot I had of the woman in the silk blouse and the serial number necklace. It’s always kind of interesting to see what kind of woman is so important, yet so anonymous, that she’s identified by the city, and not her name, just the word, "woman."