Friday, May 1, 2015

A Note Left

 The raisins came in on trade early in the exhibit and stayed around for a while.

They were finally traded and a nice note was left.

Then and Now

 We've had hundreds of interactions and trades at Columbia.  This snapshot documents the trades as of April 16th.

This snapshot is from Opening Night.

Spring "Blues"

We've obviously had a long, tough winter.  Sophie used sky-seeing as a platform to vent spring fever.

2 of My Favorite Sky Color Descriptions

 It's funny what people use to describe the colors they are seeing.  Some descriptions are down right Proustian.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Color 24

On April 11th, Color 24 was universally chosen several times, I I had to check it out.

 I'm not sure what the difference is between "cornflower" and "powder" blues, but we really appreciate all the participation!

Monday, April 13, 2015

G.E.E.E. as a Mirror of Community

The items that people bring in for trade are a snapshot of a community's surplus and values.  Much like an archeological dig, it's a document of a specific time and place.

Obviously, Columbia College is comprised of students, transitioning from living with parents to being independent. Some of the items traded are snacks, other houseplants, and computer accessories.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Trades to Date at the Arcade

It's funny that when I say I'm going to take a snapshot of the activity at G.E.E.E., I literally take a snapshot of the activity.  We've had nearly 30 trades so far.  We do have a few repeats (thanks, Carolyn!), but most trades appear to be people that have wandered in without proper preparation to bring something thoughtful to trade.

We flyered the building and spoke to the various people at reception desks.  The word is out and we're open for trade!