Archive | January, 2006

“New Growth” for Riverwest Designer

by Michael Timm Christopher Poehlmann is a tall man whose long, silverybrown hair streams down around a serene face flanked by long sideburns and crisply divided by narrow green glasses. He is comfortable lounging in a chair designed by one of his favorite 20th century designers or in one he’s designed himself. He looks arty. […]

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Tom Simasko

by Ellen C. Warren, photograph by Peter DiAntoni “When you walked into a store with your eyes closed you could smell where you were. The hardware store smelled oily. The grocery had a bouquet of greens and fresh fruit. The bakery… well, you know. The butcher shop smelled like blood and sawdust.” The Riverwest of […]

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Eddie Davis Murals

by Valerie Valentine “I like the people and the diversity of Riverwest. Artists are everywhere,” said. Eddie Davis, who produces portraits, murals, sculpture and other public art in his studio at 808 E. Clarke St. He has worked out of the Clarke Street studio for three years. Before that, he had a studio on Locust […]

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Hoping for a Harambee

By Yolanda D. White In Kenya, a “Harambee” is a community event designed to raise money for an ill or otherwise needy person, or for a situation, such as a school in need of repair. As a noun or an exclamation it is also used as a Swahili rallying cry urging the community to “get […]

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