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Arts and Culture from the Inside, Not Just on the Outside

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / May 17, 2022

November 13, 2019 essay published in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Community Development Innovation Review documenting some of the lessons learned during the Strategic Planning art work performed by Significant Developments for the Jackson Medical Mall as part of their ArtPlace Community Development Investments program… Arts and Culture from the Inside, Not Just […]

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Wim ROEFS

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / May 17, 2022

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Wim Roefs, one of 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s founders and always one of its fiercest advocates. He will be missed by everyone who believes in the value of arts and artists for our communities. But most of all, his passing will be a […]

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Gwylene Gallimard with: IN PROGRESS….. ALBUM of DRAWINGS and RECYCLED COLLECTIVE ARTIFACTS dedicated to / perpetuating / honoring / memorizing collaborative ventures and explorations of Art in/with Community.

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / March 30, 2022

Who are YOU ALL named or not?… Guess!!! YOU, my co-workers, my mentors, my friends, elders, fellow travelers and family; YOU, who influenced me and whom I may have influenced; YOU in pain, or who have passed away too early or at least before we could converse further; YOU, the Charleston Rhizome Collective, Alternate ROOTS, […]

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THE LATEST 37 PAGES from the 900 PAGE DIARY of Jean-Marie Mauclet

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / March 30, 2022

The diary of TINYisPOWERFUL was started on 10-19-2017. Not a chronological history of the Charleston Rhizome Collective’s work. More like a personal view of what it brought to me and what I contributed to it: thoughts, references, background, sometimes the experiences and shortcomings which come with age. There are references to mostly members of the […]

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A conversation between Jean-Marie Mauclet and Kit Loney

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / January 10, 2022

Jean-Marie Mauclet: Art and Making as Tools for a Visionary See PDF file: KIT LONEY on Jean-Marie Mauclet For the TINYisPOWERFUL collective to be viable, it needs to keep in close contact with its outside partners and supporters. This is the purpose of our NEWSLETTER and of the TINYisPOWERFUL website.  A lot of the work though, […]

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Principled approach to design

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / September 22, 2021

https://www.archdaily.com/968538/los-angeles-wildfires-and-adaptive-design-greg-kochanowski-on-creating-new-futures?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ArchDaily%20List&kth=5,861,455 Here we will find a unique example of how essential it is to acquire the widest, most holistic knowledge possible, establish a set of principles – vision, mission – and practice them in all our activities. Knowing that any field we individually work in is already too vast for one person. Collective intelligence develops […]

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A Podcast on “Change the Story”

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / May 4, 2021

William “Bill” Cleveland (Center for the Study of Art and Community) was kind enough to interview me on his podcast “Change the Story”. Was great looking back to my teaching days when I traveled the South teaching poetry in urban and rural communities. For over 30 years I taught poetry as an act of liberation, […]

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A CONVERSATION BETWEEN ARIANNE AND JEAN-MARIE AROUND HER RESIDENCY AT THE GIBBES GALLERY

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / April 14, 2021

CLICK HERE TO READ A CONVERSATION BETWEEN ARIANNE AND JEAN-MARIE AROUND HER RESIDENCY AT THE GIBBES GALLERY For the TINYisPOWERFUL collective to be viable, it needs to keep in close contact with its outside partners and supporters. This is the purpose of our NEWSLETTER and of the TINYisPOWERFUL website.  A lot of the work though, takes […]

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“Black History Month” by Darryl Wellington

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / March 16, 2021

A reading/performance for Black History Month 2021 by Darryl Wellington

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In Memory of Jim Campbell

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / February 2, 2021

IN MEMORY OF JIM CAMPBELL Early this January 30th, early morning – La’Shea texts: “James Campbell has passed on to be an ancestor. RIP” – Pam echoes: “… It like a whole library of knowledge is gone …” Right away, my mind races for a spontaneous eulogy. Here it is: Pam, the library you are […]

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