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drwilson
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I have been booked as a glasswalker at a high-end art opening in Pittsburgh expected to draw 1200 guests. Please see:

http://www.phipps.conservatory.org/chihuly.htm

I will be performing continuously as an installation piece.

I am posting this here because I think it is interesting that there now appears to be some acceptance of a sideshow feat among high-budget corporate types. Perhaps this is a good sign for all of us.

Yours,

Paul
Harley Newman
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That's a nice job to land!

Maybe you need a sledgehammer there, and something to make it look as if you're deconstructing one of the exhibits.
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus” -Mark Twain

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drwilson
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What a great gig that was! The next morning, Eric Starkey and I met for breakfast and had a great time talking. I would love to do more gigs like this in the future. None of these folks had ever heard of glasswalking, let alone seen a live performer do it. It was fun being "recontextualized," without the frock coat, top hat, sideshow banners and talking.

Yours,

Paul
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Good job!

Hooking up with Eric is also good. He's an excellent human being, and a very solid performer. And I like the way he thinks, which makes the two of you very dangerous.
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus” -Mark Twain

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handa
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Paul,

Sorry I missed you. Our messages "crossed streams" somehow.

Locally, I heard that the installation was a huge success and touted as a very classy introduction of several new artforms to the Pittsburgh cultural scene. Phipps was fortunate to have somebody such as yourself as a part of the installation.

Chris
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Chris,

I am sorry that I missed you!

I think that it is safe to say that no one at the event had ever heard of glasswalking, let alone seen it done. There were a lot of photographers and video cameramen. Check out Whirl, which ought to have a lot of photos soon.

And Harley, you are right about Eric. He has a lot of terrific ideas. We had great fun bouncing them around.

Yours,

Paul
drwilson
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Chris,

I am sorry that I missed you!

I think that it is safe to say that no one at the event had ever heard of glasswalking, let alone seen it done. There were a lot of photographers and video cameramen. Check out Whirl, which ought to have a lot of photos soon.

And Harley, you are right about Eric. He has a lot of terrific ideas. We had great fun bouncing them around.

Yours,

Paul
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Harley / Paul,
You guys are very kind. I am proud to call you friends and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Be good...

Eric
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