Linda’s list of artspaces in So Cal 1975-1988

I was asked to create this list for something that never happened, but I thought I’d post it here for people who might be interested. Most of the info came from High Performance magazine. Names in parentheses are those of the founders, as far as I know. Pardon mistakes and omissions. Let me hear about additions, corrections. -LFB, 8/2014

Artspaces/performance spaces/alternative spaces — run by artists

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The bitter and the sweet

Dinah Washington’s “This Bitter Earth” mixed with British composer Max Richter’s “On the Nature of Daylight” for Martin Scorsese’s film Shutter Island.  (Thanks, Arlene Goldbard.)


Hope for 2012

At the end of December 2011, I asked a few friends and colleagues to send me stories and links that prove we can heal the earth, our society and our lives. I invited people who keep track of things like this — signs of a paradigm shift away from destruction. I was inspired by Arlene Goldbard‘s writing, and lately her link to Lessons of the Loess Plateau, which is a documentary about the regeneration of a huge ecologically devastated area in China, accomplished by the people who live there. Both Arlene and I hunger for people with what she calls “a disinclination toward doom.”

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My 2012 New Year’s Resolution

Today I started on my 2012 resolution: buy local. This isn’t about PC food rules, it’s about making sure as much of my spending money as possible goes into the economy of our little village and surrounding farms. I bought all our food for the next week from our local Saxapahaw General Store (formerly a convenience store and gas station). After following them for more than a year, I trust that they are doing their best to sell the best local produce, meat and other products. If I need something that isn’t made locally, I buy it there anyway so they get the profit rather than Costco or WalMart. I know that my $77 is going to Cane Creek Farm, the Accidental Baker, the Chapel Hill Creamery, and the local farmers that grow the cilantro, green onions, kale and spinach that will be on our table this week. And it’s going to Cameron and Jeff and all the other hardworking people that have made the General Store a place we can buy this great stuff without having to drive to another town.


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