Archive for the 'Exhibition' Category

US: Seattle, WA – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

You can “hang out” with the ideas and achievements of Bill and Melinda Gates when you visit this headquarters in Seattle, WA.

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US: Seattle, WA – Miracle Toilet Shown at Gates Foundation

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Cranford University has helped the Gates Foundation by inventing a toilet which does not require water, sewer or electricity. Their goal is to contain, remove, treat and dispose of waste safely. This is a godsend for the remote communities which they are helping.

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US: Seattle, WA – Innovation in Toilets at Gates Foundation

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Meet the Nano Membrane Toilet which does not require water, sewer or electricity, to safely treat human waste. Not only that – but IT generates both electricity and water. Approximately 2.3 billion people in the world do not have access to toilets. This leads to soil contamination and the spread of diseases. This toilet contains, removes, treats and disposes of waste.

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US: Seattle, WA – Meet Bill Gates

Monday, August 19th, 2019

We got to “meet Bill Gates” at the Gates Foundation in Seattle, WA. Through talking screens, we learned about him and the problems he and his wife are trying to solve around the world. Fascinating.

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US: Seattle, WA – Facing You

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Rainbow glass art in Seattle. It’s called Facing You by Marvin Oliver.

 

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US: Seattle, WA – Seattle’s Gum Wall

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Really. It ‘s all gum. Seattle’s Gum Wall is pretty in a pop art kind of way – until you get really close.

 

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Canada: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Riches to Rags in Sault Ste. Marie

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Francis Hector Clergue, a”man of ideas” lived and worked in this 1821 powder magazine/fur trading post by adding an upper story. Arriving in Sault Ste. Marie in 1894, he promoted his “principle of correlation” by grouping related industries around a common power source. Supported by American investors plus local and provincial politicians, Clergue amassed an empire which by 1901 employed 7,000 and was worth about $119 million. The businesses were comprised of: mining, forestry, railway, steel and power. His amazing thinking and vision lasted only about 15 years here because by 1908 he hit a financial snag, lost it all, and moved to Montreal. C’est la vie.

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Canada: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Group of Seven Boxcar

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

If you would like to see a reproduction of the Boxcar that the Canadian Group of Seven slept, ate and painted in on the side railings of the 114-mile Agawa Canyon Train, head to Sault Ste. Marie. You can even take a ride on that train to glimpse the scenery they drew. At the end you can get off and enjoy the waterfalls and views and then return the same day.

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Canada: Agawa Canyon, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Painting in Agawa Canyon Park

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Canadian famous Group of Seven painters started painting the Algoma scenery starting in 1918 with J.E.H. Macdonald. the others in the group are: Lawren Harris, Franklin Carmichael, A.Y. Jackson, Franz Johnson, Arthur Lismer, and Frederick Varley. They hitched a boxcar onto the train going up to the mines in Northern Ontario.

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Canada: Toronto, Ontario – Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

The mayor works here at Toronto City Hall (New City Hall) and lots of tourists play amongst the letters here too.
Nathan Phillips, was the mayor of Toronto from 1955 – 1962. The site has a weekly farmers’ market, musical events, art shows, the winter festival of lights, and also political demonstrations! In the winter, the pool becomes an ice skating rink. This is Canada after all.

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