|The Snake Dancer|
The ICA conserves and restores art and notable objects. Sounds staid, but that is hopelessly inaccurate. Walking among the conservators and their work was nothing short of magical.
|From the edges of the Civil War|
When my buddy Jane Hammond displayed a Civil War cloak she's restoring, carefully pointing out the frayed knit edges, I felt as if the woman who originally knit it and her war-torn soldier were standing right behind us.
Just watch as the ICA clan unfurls this to-be-restored Louis Grebenak piece. The WPA funded this work and many others for installation at a (now-demolished) public housing project here in Cleveland.
Look at the giant hand, the muscled forearms. I love this thing--love love love it. The full view starts at about 2:04.
Yo Lou? Baby, I'm receiving your broadcast loud and clear.
Hey Governor LePage? Lou Grebenak and I think you're a big turd.
I guess I'll stay here in Cleveland and hang out with the good guys.
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