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Take Action on Herbicide Resistant Weeds

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Take Action on Herbicide Resistant Weeds USB on HAT-WillersAs he waited for his rain-soaked fields to dry in southwestern Minnesota, all Jim Willers could do was continue to plan out what his steps this planting season would be. Some things will stay the same as previous years, such as the 50-50 rotation of corn and soybeans he plants. But other things will change, including how he handles herbicide-resistant weeds.“We’ve been trying new things the last couple of years, different timings, chemical applications, things like that. We’re working on it,” Willers, a soy checkoff farmer-leader, explained.When it comes to battling herbicide-resistant weeds, Willers is not alone. Herbicide-resistant weeds, which were once only a regional problem, have become a national threat. These weeds cost soybean farmers time and money.That’s why the soy checkoff has played a leading role in establishing Take Action, an industrywide partnership to help farmers manage herbicide resistance. The Take Action effort encourages farmers to proactively develop a weed-management strategy.For more information on how to manage weeds on your farm, visit Take Action on Herbicide Resistant Weeds Previous articleBayer Secured Funding for Monsanto BidNext articleCrops Not Doing Well in SE Indiana Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jun 5, 2016 last_img read more

City Announces Christmas 2016, New Year’s 2017 Closures and Reminders for Pasadena

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News More Cool Stuff Community News Community News City Announces Christmas 2016, New Year’s 2017 Closures and Reminders for Pasadena Published on Monday, December 19, 2016 | 1:11 pm Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Due to Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on a Sunday during the current Holiday Season, Pasadena City Hall and most City services will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 in observance of Christmas Day and Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in observance of New Year’s Day. Specific reminders, closures and exceptions are noted below.Remember, both the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game will be held on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Go to for details.Pasadena’s Fire and Police departments will be staffed during the holidays for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. For life-threatening emergencies, always call 9-1-1. For other incidents, “If You See Something, Say Something!” by calling police at (626) 744-4241. Be prepared to speak calmly, know your location and listen carefully to all questions asked. Celebrate responsibly and always designate a driver.The City Council has finished its 2016 public meeting schedule. Its first regularly scheduled meeting in 2017 begins at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call the Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) Department at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s regular Customer Service Call Center will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but customers can still pay their bills by phone at (626) 744-4005 or on the Web at’s Citizen Service Center, (626) 744-7311, is closed Dec. 25-26, but will offer special extending operating hours during the holidays to take your calls, including from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 27-30; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 31; 5 p.m. to midnight, Jan. 1, 2017 and midnight to 2 p.m., Jan. 2, 2017.In addition, a toll-free “Visitor Hotline” at (877) 793-9911 operated by the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau,, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29 and Friday, Dec. 30; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 31, and Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.All motorists must obey all temporary “No Parking” signs posted for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl. Vehicles will be towed at owners’ expense, no exceptions. Public access maps are at the city’s website, will not be collected Monday, Dec. 26 and all refuse pick up will be delayed one day with pick up also on Saturday, Dec. 31. The following week, refuse will not be collected Monday Jan. 2 and all refuse pick up will be delayed one day with pick up also on Saturday Jan. 7.Curbside Christmas tree recycling is Jan. 3-13, 2017. Christmas tree recycling drop off is from Dec. 27 to Jan. 5, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Eaton Blanche Park, 3100 E. Del Mar Blvd. and Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.On Dec. 25, 2016 and Jan. 1, 2017, Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride services will not operate, but will resume regular service the following days. On Jan. 2, 2017, Pasadena Transit Routes 10, 20, 31/32 and 40 will detour around the parade route until 1:30 p.m. while Route 51/52 will be on detour around the parade route and during the Rose Bowl Game. Notifications will be posted at all bus stops on the affected routes and on all buses. Please check or call (626) 744-4055 for more information regarding detours.Unless otherwise posted as “No Parking” or restricted due to special events, all parking meters are free and time limits will not be enforced on Christmas Day. All parking meter enforcement resumes on Dec. 26. Likewise, all parking meters are free and time limits will not be enforced on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, 2017. Parking meter enforcement resumes on Jan. 3. Violations for “No Parking,” red curb violations, blocking fire hydrants or bus stops will be enforced on both holidays and cars are subject to being ticketed and towed.Pasadena’s Holiday Overnight Parking Citation Moratorium occurs from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., Dec. 23, 2016 through Jan. 3, 2017. Vehicles legally parked on the street—and not in violation of temporary No Parking restrictions on certain streets—will not be cited for overnight parking. Overnight parking citations will resume beginning 2 a.m., Jan. 4, 2017.Beginning Dec. 27, motorists are advised that 15 traffic signals along the 5½-mile Rose Parade route will be altered—on Orange Grove, Colorado Boulevard and Sierra Madre boulevards—so that tall floats needing additional clearance can safely navigate through the intersections. Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are urged to use extra caution at the altered intersections.All Pasadena Public Libraries will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1-2, 2017.The Victory Park Recreation Center and the Villa-Parke Community Center will be closed to the public from Friday, Dec. 23 until Tuesday, Jan. 3. Robinson Park Recreation Center will close at 6 p.m. daily beginning Monday, Dec. 19 and will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Jackie Robinson Community Center will close at 6 p.m. daily between Monday, Dec. 19 and Friday, Dec. 23 and will close at 5 p.m. daily with limited consumer action services between Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 30. All Centers resume regular schedules on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Addresses and phone numbers for each center is online at parks are open for picnics, fun and recreation, but no site reservations are accepted for the holidays.Please safely enjoy the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays, and celebrate responsibly by always designating a driver. 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Another Cannabis Company Cleared In City Investigation

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Last week, city officials cleared another cannabis company in a probe that could result in one company losing its chance to sell cannabis in Pasadena.Last Monday, Pasadena Now first reported that city officials found that an investigation revealed personnel changes in MME Retail, also known as MedMen, led to a change of control in the company that could result in the denial of a Cannabis Retail Permit and disqualification from the city’s process.City officials informed the owner of Integral Dena LLC on July 8 that the company had been cleared in the probe.“The purpose of this letter is to advise you that the city of Pasadena has cleared its review and the city manager finds that there has not been a change of control,” the July 8 letter signed by Assistant City Manager Nicholas Rodriguez states.Integral plans to open its shop Essence in Pasadena, near the intersection of East Colorado Boulevard and Mentor Avenue, next door to the Hotel Constance.Integral was sold last year to Green Thumb Industries. Almost a year later, Integral Chief Executive Armen Yemenidjian announced plans to step down.A competing cannabis executive claimed that Integral should be removed claiming that like MME Retail, there has been material change in the company’s leadership.In April, Integral Attorney Richard McDonald told Pasadena Now that Yemenidjian was still the top executive at Integral.Clearing Integral effectively closes the probe as decisions have been made on all of the companies remaining in the city’s process.Harvest Pasadena and Varda have also received word they were cleared. Harvest and Integral have received Conditional Use Permits.Varda and MME Pasadena have not yet gone before the Planning Commission.Two other companies that scored in the top six of the city’s process SweetFlower and Atrium did not advance.The city requested all six applicants chosen to open retail stores submit materials for city review after it discovered at least seven officials at MME Retail, also known as MedMen, had left the company, which led to a change of control.In the process, applicants were scored on the experience, cannabis industry knowledge, and ownership team criteria.According to Marijuana Business Daily, in February the company reported $96.4 million in losses in the second fiscal quarter of 2020.“It was made clear during the process that the evaluation and final interview was to be of the actual team to be working in Pasadena,” a letter to MME Retail states.The probe began after Sweet Flower CEO Tim Dodd wrote a letter to the including allegations against MME Retail and Integral in April.After receiving the letter, city officials canceled CUP hearings before the Planning Commission for MME Retail and Varda. The meetings have not been rescheduled.So far, city officials would not reveal if another dispensary would be allowed into the process if MME Retail is removed from the process.If MME is removed from the process, the company will have lost $14,000 in non-refundable application fees. According to a rental agreement, the company was also required to pay $250,000 to the master tenant at 536 S. Fair Oaks Ave. where the company planned to do business and $50,000 a month as of March 31 when the lease went into effect.If all fees were paid, MME would lose more than $400,000 before ever selling any weed in Pasadena at a time when the company is already facing massive revenue issues. 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Palaeoproterozoic to Palaeozoic magmatic and metamorphic events in theShackleton Range, East Antarctica: Constraints from zircon and monazite dating, and implications for the amalgamation of Gondwana

first_imgA comprehensive set of new geochronological data from different parts of the Shackleton Range in East Antarctica, comprising U–Pb single zircon and Th–U–Pb single and multi-grain monazite data, combined with published results, reveal a complex tectono-thermal history of the Shackleton Range. Three distinct, spatially separated terranes or units with different magmatic and metamorphic history are now recognised: (i) the Southern Terrane (Unit I) contains detrital components as old as 2850 Ma, experienced magmatism between 1850Ma and 1810Ma and underwent amedium- to high-grade metamorphic event at 1710–1680Ma and, locally, again at 510 Ma; (ii) the Eastern Terrane (Unit II) occurs in the easternmost part of the Shackleton Range and contains c. 1060Ma old Grenvillian granitoids, which experienced metamorphism at c. 600 Ma; and (iii) the Northern Terrane (Unit III) is characterised by 530Ma old granites and diorites, which are hosted within paragneisses as well as mafic and ultramafic rocks. All rocks of Unit III experienced upper amphibolite- to granulite-facies and, locally, eclogite-facies metamorphism at 510–500 Ma.The geologic features of Palaeoproterozoic tectonism in the Southern Terrane are very similar to those of the Australo-AntarcticMawson Continent. Thismay indicate that theMawson Continent extends across the East Antarctic Shield into the Shackleton Range. The 1060Ma and 600Ma events in the Eastern Terrane have not been documented for any part of the Shackleton Range before and are correlated with Grenvillian and Pan-African tectonism in Dronning Maud Land. By implication, this suggests that the Pan- African Mozambique/Maud Belt continues into the Shackleton Range. The associated suture is located in the easternmost Shackleton Range and is related to the amalgamation of the Indo-Antarctic plate with West Gondwana. This was followed by further collision of the combined Indo-Antarctic/West Gondwanan block with East Gondwana at approximately 510Ma in theNorthern Terrane. A suture related to this latter collision can be traced in the Northern Shackleton Range and may continue northwards to the Sør Rondane Mountains and the Lützow Holm Bay area. Our data support the model that East Antarctica finally assembled during the Pan-African orogeny, rather than during earlier Mesoproterozoic events.last_img read more

General Neurologist – Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (68797)

first_imgProvide and maintain a high level of quality and compassionateacute and chronic to both inpatients and outpatients from a widevariety of cases.Provide clinical teaching of trainees in Neurology andparticipate in the educational program.Responsible for excellent communication with primary carephysicians.Assist in marketing of the Neurology program to communityphysicians and managed care organizations.Responsible for building relationship and communicating withprimary care physicians, specialist and other stakeholders toenhance patient care and grow patient volume.Participate in monthly division meetings, administrativefunctions and institutional committees as requested. The Department of Neurology at the University of Florida College ofMedicine -Jacksonville, seeks three (3) full time faculty at thenon-tenure accruing level of Clinical Assistant/Associate/FullProfessor. The successful candidates will be BC/BE adultneurologists with or without specialty training and will have theopportunity to create and cultivate the new UF-COM JacksonvilleNeurology presence at Flagler Health Hospital in St. Augustine,Florida.This position will report to the Chairman of the Department ofNeurology at the University of Florida College ofMedicine-Jacksonville.The successful candidate will enjoy a blended inpatient andoutpatient schedule with responsibility for the delivery of highquality health care. Opportunities also exist to developsubspecialty interests. Collaboration and relationship buildingwill be essential for successfully working alongside teams fromUF-COM Jacksonville and Flagler Health.The following is a description of general duties andresponsibilities: The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is thelargest of the three UF colleges – medicine, nursing and pharmacy -located on the approximately 110-acre UF HealthJacksonville campus. The college’s 16 clinicalscience departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduatemedical education programs. In addition to graduate medicaleducation, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines areprovided for students from the UF College of Medicine inGainesville.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields. The campus’faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research.Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locationsacross the country and publish their projects in well-knownpublications.Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offeredall the benefits of an academic health center by combining ourstrengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, theUniversity of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UFHealth Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic healthcenter–UF Health, a leader in the education of healthprofessionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider ofhigh-quality patient care.With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health centerin Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville,offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services;Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; PoisonCenter; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services.At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicianstally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000inpatient admissions annually.About St. Augustine and Florida’s First Coast Region Must be MD/DO and BC/BE adult neurologist with or without specialtytraining.The Search Committee will begin to review applications as soon asan applicant pool is identified. Please include a Cover Letter andCurriculum Vitae.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay Systems at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. Vibrant seaside region of cultural diversity including dining,art galleries, theatres, orchestras, ballets, festivals, liveentertainment, living history interpretations and re-enactments,and celebratory parades.St. Augustine population is 14,280 (2016); St. Johns Countypopulation is 254,261 (2018)U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the population increased 4.2percent between 2017 and 2018, making St. Johns County theeighth-fastest growing county in the country.St. Johns County ranked Florida’s Healthiest County for the 8thconsecutive year.The median income for a household in the county was $50,099,and the median income for a family was $59,153.St. Johns County School District ranked #1 in Florida for 10consecutive years.Home of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.Flagler College is recognized by US News and World Report as a“Best Value College.”As the oldest continuously occupied city established byEuropeans in the continental United States, St. Augustine has arich history.There are 53 properties and districts listed on the NationalRegister in the county, including 6 National HistoricLandmarks.Florida does not impose a state income tax.For additional information regarding our region, please visit: read more

Press release: New poverty statistics developed to help government target support

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Russell Brand opens not-for-profit London cafe

first_imgComedian and TV star Russell Brand has opened his first cafe in Hackney, east London. The Trew Era Cafe opened on the east London council estate where Brand had previously campaigned with residents to save them from eviction. The cafe, opened yesterday, will be run by recovering drug addicts as a social enterprise funded by profits from the star’s latest book entitled Revolution.It is named after Brand’s YouTube channel and will support the community rather than make money. It is said the cafe could be run entirely by recovering addicts.So far the operation has been complimented on Twitter along with its Nutella cheesecake.The opening itself was reportedly ‘hugely popular’ and its Twitter page @treweracafe has already garnered 1,088 followers despite having tweeted just 12 times and following just 26 other Twitter users.In the build up to its launch the cafe tweeted: “People in abstinence based recovery and nutters and revolutionaries especially welcome.”Brand himself was present at the launch around 11am.last_img read more

Doughnut Time opens in Westfield Shepherd’s Bush

first_imgDoughnut Time has opened a new store at Westfield Shepherd’s Bush. The new site, which is located on the ground floor near John Lewis, will offer Doughnut Time’s full menu, including the new Karamel Kardashian doughnut, which is topped with chocolate glaze, salted caramel, Lotus Biscoff crumb and Biscoff choc brownie.Other menu items include the vegan Gordon Jamsay – which is filled with jam, dipped in a strawberry glaze and rolled in a Jammie Dodger and Pink Wafer biscuit crumb before being topped with a Jammie Dodger – and the original glazed doughnut known as The O.G.Doughnut Time said it opted for a soft launch instead of its usual big store opening, while complying with the shopping centre’s strict Covid-19 regulations. It is hoping to organise a launch party once Covid-19 restrictions have lifted, it added.“We’ve wanted to open a store in Westfield Shepherd’s Bush for a while now and this period following the UK’s lockdown was the perfect opportunity to knuckle down with the team and bring the concept to life. Things are very slowly returning to normal and we’re excited to welcome both new and existing customers to the store!” said Thomas Anderson, CEO of Doughnut Time.Customers can also order doughnuts from the Shepherd’s Bush store via Deliveroo.The store is open from 10am-8pm on Monday–Saturday and 12-6pm on Sunday.Doughnut Time has 11 London stores including Soho, Borough High Street, Upper Street, Notting Hill, Wardour Street, Bond Street, Shoreditch, Westfield Stratford, Cheapside and Covent Garden.last_img read more

Bluegrass Underground Announces Initial 2018 Lineup In Its New Home: The Caverns

first_imgThe world’s newest – and oldest – performance venue arrives on March 24, 2018, as The Caverns opens with a headliner-filled weekend taping for Season VIII of the 13-time EMMY-winning PBS series Bluegrass Underground. Artists booked for next season’s tapings include singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, legendary bluegrass and “newgrass” artist The Sam Bush Band, breakout bluegrass band Flatt Lonesome, eclectic Americana guitarslinger Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Tim O’Brien Bluegrass Band and Cuban roots-rockers Sweet Lizzy Project, the group introduced to American audiences by Mavericks leader Raul Malo in PBS Great Performances: Havana Time Machine.Bluegrass Underground Finds Permanent Home In Monteagle’s CavernsLocated at the foot of Monteagle Mountain in the rolling hills of Grundy County, Tennessee, The Caverns is just 10 minutes from Exit 127 on I-24. Packages and tickets for all events go on sale Saturday, Dec 9 here.“We’re really happy to announce the grand opening of The Caverns, the forever home of Bluegrass Underground and many other special musical moments that will bring folks together in a spectacular space like no other the world over. Or under,” says Caverns owner and Bluegrass Underground creator Todd Mayo in a press statement.As the permanent home of Bluegrass Underground, The Caverns’ annual PBS taping schedule will be more flexible, allowing for several taping weekends instead of a single once-a-year marathon, making available a broader range of artists.Go In-Depth With Bluegrass Underground As They Wrap Season VII Filming For PBSPBS tapings in April and May will include Carlile, The Sam Bush Band, Flatt Lonesome, The Turnpike Troubadours, Kathy Mattea, Lettuce, The Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, Mary Gauthier and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. For the complete list, see below.Other artists scheduled for The Caverns’ premiere year include John Anderson, The Del McCoury Band, Dailey & Vincent, a Piano-palooza with Davina & The Vagabonds and Jason D. Williams, Sierra Hull and a very special Halloween at The Caverns with Here Come the Mummies. Additional shows will be announced in the coming months.The Caverns is now offering patrons two new and improved travel packages that each provide high quality Tennessee experiences. Patrons can choose between the Monteagle Mountain Package and the Chattanooga Package. The Monteagle Mountain Package provides accommodations at a historic Tennessee lodge just minutes from the venue, surrounded by great hiking, local shopping and dining options. The Chattanooga Package provides accommodations in one of the South’s most breathtaking cities, with outdoor adventure, great restaurants and world class attractions all nearby. Both packages now include transportation to and from the venue and your very own package concierges to help get the most out of your weekend experience.“Every aspect of the patron experience has been improved and enhanced – a streamlined ticketing process, closer parking, nicer bathrooms, more comfortable seating, better sightlines and more. And the space itself is even grander and, dare I say…‘cavier’,” says The Caverns General Manager and Associate Producer Joe Lurgio. The Caverns is also excited to offer upgraded food and beverage concessions that will include a longtime request from patrons: beer.Season VIII PBS Bluegrass Underground TapingsMarch 24: Billy Strings and Sweet Lizzy ProjectMarch 25: The Sam Bush Band and Aaron Lee TasjanApril 20: Brandi CarlileApril 21: Kathy Mattea and The Tim O’Brien Bluegrass BandApril 22: Lettuce and The Rev. Osagyefo SekouMay 19: Flatt Lonesome and Turnpike TroubadoursMay 20: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Mary GauthierBut wait, there’s moreThe Caverns PresentsApril 28, The Del McCoury Band with Sierra HullJune 8: Piano-palooza with Davina & The Vagabonds and Jason D WilliamsJune 16: Keller WilliamsJuly 21: Scott MillerAugust 11: Mountain HeartSeptember 8: John Anderson, Bobby Bare and James OttoOct. 31: Here Come The MummiesNov. 3: Dailey & VincentFor more information & tickets: read more

New art exhibit arrives at SMC

first_imgA new exhibit at the Saint Mary’s Moreau Center for the Arts calls students to study humanity’s interaction and manipulation of the environment, according to artist Marilyn Propp. Propp and her husband, artist David Jones, will display their work at the center beginning today. The exhibit, titled “Industrial Reconstructions,” will be open until Nov. 4. The collection includes oil paintings on wood panels, as well and pen and ink drawings. Propp, a professor at Colombia College Chicago, said their works are meant to provoke thought about the environment. “You seduce people with color, lines or form,” Propp said. “Then, you get them to think.” Propp said she finds inspiration in every injustice to the natural world. “I was very upset about the gulf’s oil spill because my family lived down there for a number of years,” Propp said. “The rape of the earth has been bothering me for 30 years.” Her sequence features a mixture of animal fossils, human body parts, marine life and the remnants of old machines. In one piece, a blue lobster’s body is indistinguishable from a whirring propeller. In another, titled “Paradise Lost,” the tentacles of jellyfish are entwined in netting and trash. Propp said her work does not always revolve around the environment though. “[My earlier art was] much more interior,” she said. “There was more symbolism. It was more psychologically pat. I’ve spent the past few years looking outwards.” The connected pieces of her collection reflect “our interdependence, interconnectedness and continuity.” “There is ongoing movement, morphing and interaction between the organic and the metal shapes ⎯ tools, hardware, pipes and conduits.” Jones worked mostly with photos for the past 10 years, but his display shows some of his recent sketches. He uses his art to reflect on his “obsession with mechanical things … specifically the automobile,” according to his website. “Machines are ubiquitous in the landscape,” Jones said on the website. “I see the drawings as a metaphor for our relationship with things, filling up our space and numbing our senses.”last_img read more