Friday, February 27, 2015

Shell Oil and the Environment

Oil giant Shell’s efforts to drill in the Arctic Ocean have been plagued by mistakes and near disasters. The company even lost control of an offshore drilling rig – allowing it to run aground in Alaska. You saw the destruction that the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused to the Gulf in 2010. Imagine that same devastation brought to the Arctic – one of the most unique and important places left on earth.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Art Snob

You're An Art Snob If: You're close-minded. This one is really the worst of all because if nothing else, contemporary art exists to help OPEN our minds and expand our life experience. Closed minds and closed spirits are the enemies of art. They're built on arrogance and ignorance (those horrible fraternal twins again) and insist on keeping art mysterious and locked away for selfish purposes. What's up with that? Michael Corbin

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Art Snob

You're An Art Snob If: Your opinion about contemporary art and artists is the most important one in the room. You either ignore the opinions of others or work very hard at discrediting or even damaging others with whom you disagree. This is ridiculous. People are allowed to have their own personal views about art ... regardless of how off base or wacky they may be. Variety is the spice of life. No? This is one of the reasons why I love attending art events. You get to meet and chat with many different people about art and you get many different insights. Variety and experimentation are the lifeblood of art. Isn't that the point? By the way, this applies to many other things in the world and not just art. However, art is what we're talking about right now. Michael Corbin - Art Business Guy