I received this email from my good friend, Kurt Perschke, artist of note who is just concluding a month-long residence of the Red Ball Project in his hometown of Chicago.
A group of students came by today, your students, they drove two
hours into the city to see the project. Said a guy named Kevin
talked to them in Arizona last winter and they’ve been waiting ever
since! lots of signing the flipbooks (and one of your books which
felt a bit strange), and a whole lot of pictures. I was in a bunch so
only got a few myself. these kids were great and still so filled
with their experience of you. its an amazing thing you do my man.
just thought you should know. thurs is last day! I think I’m leaving
the country and turning off the cell for a week.
best - kurt
BIG congrats, Kurt, for pulling off this month long marathon, the citywide inspirational-installation/media fest that the RBP has become. And thanks for the heads up on the AZ students checking out the RB. When people I’ve spoken to receive a takeaway that manifests in an action that helps keep alive what’s been opened up within them - its the best! My mission is to be that kind of “Katalyst.”
What’s your Red Rubber Ball?!