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Friday, August 10, 2012

Mayor Robinson-Briggs pays Dan the ultimate compliment


Photo by Dan of Plainfield artist Hubert Reeder at 2001 Art Festival.

Screenshot from the city's website. At least the event is being promoted.

The Plainfield Outdoor Festival of Art finally got its due from the city with the appearance on the city's website headlines (number 3) yesterday of a notice for this year's 49th Annual celebration.

But Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs paid Dan the ultimate compliment by ripping off one of his photos (without credit, of course) to promote the event.

The photo Mayor Robinson-Briggs chose to use was of Plainfield artist and poet Hubert Reeder reading a copy of the Courier News while sitting amid his artwork. The year was 2001, which leads me to wonder why after all the money Mayor Robinson-Briggs has spent on staff for public relations the city doesn't have any -- and any more current -- activity photos.

Anyway, my thanks to Mayor Robinson-Briggs for the tip o' the hat.

Be sure to mark your calendar. The Art Festival is slated for Saturday, September 1, 10 AM - 4 PM at Library Park.


49th Annual Outdoor Festival of Art

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
10 AM - 4 PM

Library Park
West 8th Street and Arlington Avenue
(RAIN LOCATION: Washington Community School)


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It would be nice to see the fountain actually working for this event instead of wasting away in the center of the park. Who do we need to get on that to make it happen?

Pat Turner Kavanaugh said...

10{41,if it's Dave Wynn as head of recreation and parks, not a chance...if it's Eric Jackson and/or John Louise, perhaps