Good day to you again from #NVR, your friendly neighborhood Kattalistt, and this week I’m going to tell you about all the exciting things we have in store for the months ahead.
But first, last Friday heralded a bit of disappointment. The Nights@Downtown Deck of Arts Show was postponed because of the rain. So there we sat on a Friday night, with very little to do. The rain had been a bust, and though the land needs it, it had not held into the night as we had anticipated.
Then we got word. Through the internet, as we often do. The Downtown Arts Coalition still wanted to come out. Much like us, they had an empty Friday night and they were interested in painting. When we arrived they had set up on Washington St between Our Daily Bread and The Barcode. For a number of hours, during which the event was slated, Kris Letlow, Cameron Malphrus, and Eric Gordon, set up on the sidewalk and practiced their art. It was symbol of the dedication our Downtown Arts Coalition shows at every one of these events.
Before we move on, it is worthwhile to mention that the Deck of Arts event was not cancelled, but postponed for one week. It is going forward, as expected, this Friday August the 3rd at 8PM. Coincidentally, this Friday plays host to another event that we are hosting in the same area of Town. The Kattalistt Co will be hosting our second Public Forum event at 6PM that evening, after which we will be migrating to the Deck of Arts show. So as for this coming Friday… will be out in force and we hope that you will join us.
On the subject of thoughts, plans, and discussions, we have a few worthy of mention. Some information has come to light concerning our thoughts about developing some nature walk style trails on the east bank of the Flint River Downtown. This is a plan that we are in the process of working on so that we can pitch it to the appropriate committees and councils. Let me say for the record, this is a crowd-sourced project which we are organizing and volunteering to complete. We hope that it will be a benefit to our city, our downtown area, and our river community.
While we’re talking about rivers I would like to inform you that The Kattalistt Group is planning a Rivers Alive clean-up event for the 25th of August. RiversAlive is a Georgia based group that sponsors river clean-up activities all over the state. If you’d like to help us organize or participate in the event please contact Jordan Blackshear at 229-854-6780 and ask about how you can help us clean up the Kinchafoonee Creek. We’re trying to get a solid head count by August the 11th so that we can provide canoes, shirts, and meals for all those that come out.
The Kattalistt Co –RiversAlive Event is, for us, a precursor to an event being held in October by the Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful Commission, for more information about that Clean up contact Julia Bowles at 229-430-5257. More Information about RiversAlive clean-ups around the state can be found at www.RiversAlive.com.
The final mention of my brief this week, is something that is very dear to us here at The Kattalistt Communication and it is something I mention with a great deal of hope. We have the ambition to host a TEDx Conference before the end of the year. Many of you may wonder what a TEDx Conference is and to them I would say go to the internet and look up www.TED.com. We are in the process of acquiring the license, venue, and other necessities to adequately host and run such a tremendous event.
If you would like to participate or aide us in any of the events or activities we are attempting to bring to Albany in the coming months then I would implore you to contact myself at JCM@ChangeIntoAnIdea.Org or 229-395-8066. In the coming weeks we will be working hard to show how a little #ChangeSaw can turn the victims of the illusion of #TrickleDown into the builders of a culture that will #TrickleUP. Maybe then we’ll all understand what it means to #ChangeIntoAnIdea.