Saturday, August 15, 2009
Posted by Geoff Elliott at 10:49 AM
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I found an article online here from the Chicago Sun-Times which tells about a limited edition poster issued by the Ravinia Festival in honor of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday. The creator of the poster is multiple Grammy winning singer Tony Bennett, who is also a notable artist. The poster is shown in this photo.
The poster will be sold at the Ravinia gift shop. Proceeds will be divided equally between the festival and a charitable organization ("Exploring The Arts") founded by Bennett and his wife, which supports arts education in the New York City schools.
The artwork was previously featured on Harold Holzer's book "Why Lincoln Matters."
I'm not an artist or art critic by any means, but I think this is beautiful and wanted to share it with my readers.
Posted by Geoff Elliott at 1:26 PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Hodgenville, Kentucky is of course close to the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. That community is the site of the Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building, which houses a "symbolic" log cabin representing the structure in which Lincoln was born.
According to this article from The News-Enterprise newspaper (Hardin County, Kentucky), the memorial building is going to temporarily close on September 14, 2009 for renovations and will not re-open until Memorial Day 2010. The building is approximately 100 years old and age has taken its toll. Plaster needs replaced and the skylight and windows will be refurbished as well.
The visitors center at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will remain open.
Posted by Geoff Elliott at 7:07 AM