Remember that “Guns for Art” project that was the cover story of Worcester Magazine a few weeks back? Guns collected through the gun buyback program were melted down into a piece of art. Dr. Michael P. Hirsch, who proposed the project, had hoped it would go in Elm Park.
The artwork when completed would be a double arch, 21 feet tall, with a footprint of 30×30.
If you have an opinion on this piece of art and its placement in Elm Park, you might keep an eye on the Parks Commission agenda, as they’ll have approval once it gets to that point. (Sorry for the early false warning!)
On 508 I have the luxury of sitting back and asking questions when I don’t know anything about a topic; listen to the Left Ahead podcast and find out how little I really know! (In particular: what is the deal with Guy Glodis?)
I heartily encourage you to check out the stART on the Street art fest in Worcester this Sunday, Sept 19, 11am-5pm. It stretches up and down Park Ave; the corner of Park and Pleasant is probably a good place to meet your friends. This year, in addition to food, music, art, and lots of people, I hear there will be a roller derby demonstration.
According to a press release, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo will be in Worcester this afternoon to visit Becker College’s nationally ranked video game design program. 508 profiled the program last month.
There’s been interest in using Becker’s program, and the similar program at nearby WPI, as the anchors for some sort of video game design industry in Worcester.
The speaker’s visit is in advance of a major event titled “MASS Impact: Video Games, Economic Development and Job Creation” related to the video game design and development industry that Becker will be hosting on Oct. 19.
BTW, as of this morning FiveThirtyEight has McGovern’s chance of winning at 100%. This is in a projected race with Brian Herr, who Lamb beat for the Republican nomination. As more polling information on McG vs. Lamb becomes available, I’ll be watching to see if FiveThirtyEight revises their prediction.