Both [Robin van Persie's parents] are artists. José Ras, his mother, is a painter and jewellery designer who also teaches children with special needs. Bob, his father, is a sculptor who specialises in using discarded newspapers and other waste materials to construct football crowd scenes and has just completed a special commission — a giant frieze for his son’s new house in Enfield. After his parents divorced it was Bob he lived with, growing up in an artist’s den.
It happens every few months, like the change of seasons or the media’s en masse attempt to wring some fresh significance out of Sarah Palin: a referee misses an important call, a fan base is outraged, a UEFA executive looks on in silence, and lights flare to life over the metaphoric phone banks at the metaphoric talk-radio stations that, in the imaginations of writers, suggest a groundswell of popular interest.
Through Feb 24, Eutectic Gallery This multi-media exhibition, featuring work from self-identified nasty women, has been touring the world since its in NYC last month, with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. Feb 7-14, ridepdw.com For one straight week, local bike company Portland Design Works-which makes some of the snazziest fenders and cutest bottle cages out there, in addition to a ton of other great gear-will donate 100 percent (!)
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Selecting a term
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