October 18, 2016

Art for the public consciousness: Luftwerk at 55th monthly CreativeMornings in Chicago

Last July, the Chicago chapter of the CreativeMornings community held their 55th monthly gathering with speakers Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, the couple behind art-installation studio Luftwerk. Regarding public art, they recommend: “Let it live. Let it go wild.”

When art is installed—even integrated—into public areas, it begs to be noticed. While traveling through Chicago and elsewhere, I recalled a few examples of artistry, in the open, that happened to catch my attention.

This tree, in a Chicago South Loop neighborhood, wrapped in yarn.

This parking lot, in Downtown, illustrated with a mural.

This tree stump, at Starved Rock State Park, carved into a sculpture.

Each demonstrated a physical transformation of both the object and its surroundings. Visitors are likely to take a pause to feel a bit of wonder. Encountering each interpretation of art, situated in the public, reawakened a sense of delight. I smiled with my eyes.

I’d like to think this is the fundamental purpose of public art. That no matter how arid a person is in the inside, seeing something imaginative and unexpected helps facilitate a positive impression, a taste of the extraordinary, even if the resulting experience is short-lived. The artistic pulse beats on, especially in common spaces—the public wild.

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Big thanks: to Braintree, The Nerdery (Host), Hannah’s BretzelGreen Sheep WaterLyft, for being Partners of monthly Chicago CreativeMornings #55; to organizers Kim Knoll and Kyle Eertmoed who both spoke at Chicago CreativeMornings #7; to the team of volunteers for greatly helping to have CreativeMornings happen monthly in Chicago.

Especially big thanks: to Tina Roth Eisenberg—Swissmiss—for inventing CreativeMornings in 2008. The fifth chapter was launched in Chicago, June 2011—my write-ups and photos.

Read more about the people who make the Chicago chapter of CreativeMornings possible.

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October 12, 2016

Pride, Work and Necessity of Side Projects: Brake-rotor lamps, Hockey-stick table and more by Erik Lutz

What are you working on—on the side?

My main focus has been taking items that are deemed useless and repurposing them into functional art. For example, the worn-out brake rotors I just replaced on my truck may not be able to complete their designed task of stopping a moving vehicle anymore, but they made great bases for two lamps I made out of a collection of used car parts. Another repurposing project I recently completed involved welding a table frame out of a bunch of square steel tubing that the local steel supplier had sitting in the scrap bin. For the table top, I took a bunch of broken hockey sticks I’ve accumulated through the years, cut them down to size, and instead of sitting in the garage taking up space, they live on as a perfectly leveled table top (below). Other projects I’ve worked on this past year include restoring a decrepit steel case desk, rebuilding a broken motorcycle I bought on EBay for $300, this past holiday season I made a batch of heart shaped ornaments out of polished aluminum rod, lastly I’m making improvements to the working prototype of an invention I thought up a couple months ago.

How do you manage to work
on your side project(s)?

My weekdays are spent in the city working towards a management degree from DePaul’s Driehaus School of Business. Most every weekend, you’ll find me in my garage working on a side project. After a long week of studying, there’s nothing more refreshing than being creative and making something with your own two hands. Sometimes I wish I could dedicate all my time to “making stuff,” but there is immense value in also understanding the skills involved in operating a business. Once I graduate, I hope to take the make-things skill set and build a business that allows me to continue operating in the creative realm.

Why have a side project?

Regardless of your discipline, the great thing about a side project is the passion involved in the process. My grandfather was the auto shop teacher at Libertyville High School for 28 years. When I was young, he let me help him with his side projects. He taught me the value in fixing things. As I grew up, fixing things morphed into making things. I’m eternally grateful for my grandpa’s influence. One of the most rewarding projects I’ve been involved in was the customization of my buddy Vance’s Honda CB350 motorcycle (above). Having the opportunity to include others in your creative process is an incredible experience. For readers considering taking on a side project of any form, my advice is do it! Humans are inherently creative, let that creativity flow—you’ll be amazed by what you’re capable of when you follow your passion!

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Images courtesy of Erik Lutz.

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October 11, 2016

Life, Work, Tools: Musician, Teacher & Coder Briana Swift’s Reliance on GitHub

What is your tool—the one that helps you 
do the things you do?

GitHub! It’s where I do most of my interaction for my job, but it’s also a tool I use to plan other things—like my wedding.

How has this tool helped you?

GitHub is my email, especially when I’m planning something. It’s easy to have conversations, “@” mention people, have HUGE amounts of visibility, update and share information, and respond to multiple people in a logical way and place.

GitHub is known for being a place to develop and talk about software, which is awesome, and it’s GitHub’s main user base. But after getting to know GitHub professionally, it became frustrating to use anything but GitHub to do larger-scale planning.

A few months ago, I got married and moved. This is a pretty common life transition. At the time, my life had a lot of moving parts. My husband and I got married eight hours away from where we lived, and we didn’t have a wedding planner. We needed to keep organized!

This started with an Excel document, but after time, that didn’t offer us enough flexibility while we were planning. We wanted to keep track of important deadlines for our move, contacts for the move, contacts and deadlines for our wedding, and family correspondences like RSVPs—all in one place. Too many documents to track made it too complicated.

If anyone has planned a wedding, and maybe this is just true for me and my husband, one of our struggles was that if one of us started planning on one item, if the other wanted to help, there was no easy way to see what steps had been taken, needed to be taken, or the contact information for parties involved. This made it extremely frustrating to try and work together. When one of us was overwhelmed and needing help, having to go back and explain every detail necessary to get the other up to speed would take more time and stress than just moving the task along themselves.

Also, remembering that GitHub was made for code, I built a website for our wedding to give details to guests and give them a place to RSVP. This was version-controlled on GitHub, linked with Heroku, to automatically deploy my code to my site.

One day when I was exceptionally frustrated with how many puzzle pieces I needed to keep track of, I created a tracking issue within my wedding repository. It started small, with a brief overview of each vendor or other planning chunk we needed to keep track of. This simple list had contact info and general steps for planning.

I convinced my husband to get a GitHub account and we started commenting on the issue. We quickly realized that there was too much information for one issue thread. So I opened issues for each vendor or item that needed more planning and collaboration. I had an issue for the pianist, one for the piano tuner, one for getting gifts out at the end of the night—anything that needed decisions to be made and people to be contacted. Then I updated the original issue to include links to these more detailed issues.

Using GitHub as a planning tool resulted in an open conversation where all parties could see other parties’ involvement.

I continue to use GitHub to plan with my husband, and it allows us to plan and focus on things when it works for us, asynchronously.

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October 7, 2016

Relentlessly pursuing wonder: 9th gathering of the annual Cusp Conference, Chicago, 2016

At the opening of this year’s Cusp Conference, I was sad to learn that Mike Ivers, community leader, particularly as President and CEO of the Yuma Community Food Bank, is sick. Fuck you, Cancer. With a swagger and a smile, Ivers kicks off each annual conference with an important opening message. Although his physical presence was absent this year, he still lent the audience his voice, in recorded audio. His vitality was apparent. Ivers rallying cry was “To be in the wonderful world we live in.” He prescribed: “Be a wonder.” If Socrates were listening, he would have that look of alignment. As the ancient philosopher claimed: “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”

The wonder of exploration

Iver’s opening provided a smooth segue to Julius Givens, founder of The Explorer Program, made for high-school students living in marginalized communities. His program provides an outlet for young people to activate their sensibilities through art. Street photography, for example, being a welcoming method. Participants are equipped with digital cameras and encouraged to look and scout for moments, harnessing their eyes with feelings, feeding their emerging worldviews with wonder. I easily imagined the pioneering urban photographer Vivian Maier joining the exploration—an act that Givens urged, for the demonstration of togetherness in his program, through the lens and tools of art, reinforces its influence elsewhere. Givens’ model contributes to the “A” in the fields constituting STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.

The first objective of the The Lewis and Clark Expedition was to explore and map the western half of the U.S. That bravery, will and tenacity to venture into the great wide open is what Givens is passing along to his program’s young participants—forging their path.

The wonder of mortality

Where Givens instilled the wonder of exploration throughout the landscape and, in turn, life, Bill Thomas, a doctor in geriatric medicine, instilled wonder through examining the process of aging. Instead of using typical phrases, such as “a life’s work” or “legacy,” he used another typical, romantic figure of speech: Story. To Thomas, life is storied. Paired with his emphasis on “aliveness” and “presence”, his urgent homework for the audience was: “Start living your damn story.” This is an open story—open to possibility, open to interpretation. Life is a story open to everyone, though prejudices persist, across the human timeline of aging, particularly against the elderly. Thomas’ remedy for ageist attitudes: Look in the mirror. Like Givens’ cherished camera, Thomas’ emotive tool is the mirror, because it doesn’t lie. It doesn’t show the insides, but the surface is sharply visible and changing—all the time. As the Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter observed, “When we look into a mirror, we think the image that confronts us is accurate. But move a millimetre and the image changes. We are actually looking at a never-ending range of reflections.”

Thomas addressed the wonder of mortality. Being the creator of a national touring “non-fiction theater” roadshow called the “Age of Disruption,” I could imagine him collaborating with comedian C.K. Louis, whose views on life and living wreak of intuition. Such as his affirmation: “‘I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say…The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.’” This provokes a jabbing note to self.

Through his audio message, Ivers delivered the same note regarding age—the resounding note of one’s mortality. Thomas straight-up said, “Immortality robs us of all of our lives.” Painfully obvious with that first part of his statement, at the same time, positively profound with the second part of his statement. People don’t live forever, but the story (to borrow Thomas’ noun) they tell with their lives lives on. Immortality can be viewed as short-term thinking and this comes with a short-term fuse in attitude, resulting in random acts of short-term temper, short-term patience, ultimately, short-term civility. Scary version, these realities are also intended. They make life that much more short-lived.

The wonder of human effort

“We die, but the energy we give off can’t be destroyed. It goes on forever.” New Jersey’s U.S. Senator Cory Booker points to a quality of effort that leaves one’s place in the world a little better. 2016’s Cusp presenters demonstrated yet again that wonder takes on all shapes and sizes. Wonder scales!

Regarding big business, Chris Kay, Chief Innovation Officer of Humana, finds value in having conversations made good with empathy. His essential conversation/equation is “Empathy = Oxygen.” The opening principles and methods of improv were promoted by Gary Hirsch, a facilitator of collaboration. To him, conversations are “magical collisions” marked by co-creation—to create in a non-silo manner, that is, to echo the previous speaker Givens emphasis: Together.

Treger Strasberg founded non-profit Humble Design to help families transitioning out of homeless shelters into homes, fully furnished and filled with love and dignity—Strasberg’s two driving reasons to become a symbol of enduring compassion.

Design historian and materials specialist Grace Jeffers enlightened the audience about considering the authenticity of materials. One hundred percent natural is the popular demand, but at what cost to our one hundred percent natural environment. The invention of substitute, a la “fake,” materials have a role in preserving our planet’s increasingly endangered forests and wildlife species.

Concerning prejudices everywhere, Runni Abergele co-founded the Human Library, a global initiative where anyone can borrow a book—a physical one! As he put it, “We publish people” such as victims of abuse, recovered addicts, homemakers, teachers, nudists and more representing the range of human experience. Self-awareness can begin with human-to-human interaction, taking positive advantage of the fact that humans are dialogic creatures.

Regarding the mass incarcerated, Max Kenner co-founded the Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison. This program empowers incarcerated men and women with a liberal college education toward a degree. Recalling Mariame Kaba’s impassioned plea at Cusp 2014 when she shared heavy stats that identify the U.S. as, in Kaba’s opinion, a “Prison Nation.”

Muralist and self-dubbed wall fetishist, Lauren Asta, took the blank-canvas engagement to task with murals across the U.S., one wall at a time. Recalling the pioneering wall art of Keith Haring who said, “I am becoming much more aware of movement. The importance of movement is intensified when a painting becomes a performance. The performance (the act of painting) becomes as important as the resulting painting.” Asta’s live drawings constitute a performance that begets performance, with people taking selfies in front of her work and sometimes, with Hirsch’s emphasis on co-creation in mind, where the public picks up a paint brush and adds color (in more ways than one) to the composition.

Regarding politics, Alex Niemczewski collaborated to launch U.S. voting information guide BallotReady to help turn citizenry into an informed one, especially during election time. Making data useful, actually turning it into potentially useful information, is human civilization’s constant goal.

Sandee Kastrul is the Co-Founder and President of i.c.stars, a rigorous development and leadership training program focused on empowering low-income adults. Her nonprofit organization helps steer and sharpen a technology-based workforce and, most of all, galvanizes community leadership. In her presentation, she asked the audience: “Are you a zero or a one?” This exceeds a binary relation and strikes at an essential task of human living. In an explicit way, Kastrul communed with the author Stephen King, whose novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (1982) has a provocative line that echoes the ultimate binary choice: “Either get busy living or get busy dying.” Having met Kastrul at my first Cusp Conference experience in 2013 and interviewed her for my series celebrating Makers, it was no surprise to see her on the Cusp stage.
“Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort. Full effort is full victory.”
—Mahatma Gandhi (1890–1948), Civil Rights Activist
Since the Cusp Conference’s debut in 2008, awesome human beings have taken the stage to share their mission—their story, of which each is a hero. What was evident again at this year’s ninth gathering: The audience left, possessed with a wholehearted offering, two days brimming with inspiration from an ambitiously eclectic assortment of presenters. Each attendee left nourished.

Let the storytelling ensue.

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Big thanks: to Multiple, Inc., and the volunteers who made Cusp Conference happen in 2016; to the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Chicago, for hosting.

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More of my coverage of Cusp: go to my write-up and photos of the 8th Cusp Conference in 2015, write-up and photos of the 7th Cusp Conference in 2014, plus my write-up and photos of the 6th Cusp Conference in 2013.

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October 6, 2016

The Unifying Craft & Effect of Letterpress: Sara McNally, Founder of Constellation & Co.

Sara McNally is the founder and owner of letterpress studio Constellation & Co in Seattle, Washington. It was her business’ mission that got my attention: “Using the historic craft of letterpress to bring people together.” Here, she shares her story on becoming a letterpress craftsperson and opinions on work she loves.

When did you notice that you liked to make things?
I’ve always been creative and I’ve always been antsy. I can’t sit still and I can’t live with all these words and ideas in my head. I’ve been trying to get them out on paper since I can remember. I was a ballet dancer as a young person and traded the performing arts for the visual arts in late high school. For college, I went to the Ringling College of Art and Design and majored in Graphic and Interactive Communication.

How did you arrive at the idea of becoming a practicing 
full-time letterpress designer and craftsperson? How did you 
go about learning how to do letterpress printing?
I graduated college at the peak of the recession and struggled to find a job. Instead of going back to school, I apprenticed for a year with a local letterpress printer and learned the nitty-gritty of printing on antique presses. I grew up in a family that owned a small business, so going that route felt like the right choice for me. It happened pretty organically. It wasn’t necessarily the plan from the start to pursue my own work full-time, but I’m grateful that my circumstances pushed me in that direction. I’m not sure I would have had the courage to pursue it so early in life otherwise.

How did you make yourself committed to start becoming 
a practicing full-time letterpress designer and craftsperson?
Like I said, I really couldn’t get a job out of college. It’s amazing how motivated you can get when you’ve got nothing but time and no money. My family leant me some money to buy my first press, and I went from there.

What keeps the letterpress medium alive?
People are fascinated by the history, the beautiful machines, and the practicality of being able to manufacture things yourself. It’s a magical combination.

There is a visible renaissance of print, particularly letterpress, 
and particularly seized by women. Why?
Women weren’t allowed to be printers throughout most of history. Typically, a woman could only be a printer if her husband happened to be a printer and happened to die. It’s not that men aren’t currently printing or favoring letterpress. But somehow a woman owning a business and operating a large piece of machinery is still newsworthy. It turns out that us inky, greasy, letterpress ladies are pretty badass.

What are your your printing presses? 
How did you find them? And do they have nicknames?
I have three presses:
  1. A Reliance 20th Century iron handpress made by Paul Shneidewend & Company in Chicago between 1895 and 1911. We call her Wendy. 
  2. A new style 8x12 platen press made by Chandler & Price in Cleveland in 1921. We call her Josephine. 
  3. A 10x15 Original Heidelberg windmill platen press made in Germany in 1970. We call her Heidi.
What tools do you use and recommend to work on ideas 
and make them grow, to collaborate and get things done?
I can’t operate without a notebook and a pen. I’m not too specific with those—but I always buy too many. Things I also use daily: my MacBook Air, Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Lightroom) and the Google Apps (primarily Gmail, Calendar and Sheets).

Who and what are your influences 
related to creativity and making?
I tend to be most inspired by people outside of my field. Here are a few: I love the illustration and design work of Invisible Creature, the words of Brené Brown, the music of Drew Holcomb, the community building of Tradeshow Bootcamp, the tattoo work of Lisa Orth and Kyler Martz, the fine whiskeys of Westland Distillery, the musical Newsies, and the joy my son has for life.

What were essential activities/steps you took to start and 
establish your business? And why were they important?
I have not always done the right things in the right order. But here are a few of the good decisions I’ve made, and things I strive to do:
  • Make what you love and make it personal.
  • Keep working to make the quality of your product better.
  • Find people to work with that are a great fit
    for you and your business.
  • Be honest, try your hardest and say you’re sorry
    when you mess up.
  • Let someone else do the stuff you’re bad at.
  • Take risks and be willing to fail sometimes. 
  • Be consistent, be polite, be willing to say, “No.”
How do you get the word out about what you do? 
How do you attract work, customers and clients?
We do trade shows, e-mail marketing, send snail mail, work with sales reps, social media, sponsor podcasts, reach out to local media, host events and offer the best customer service we can so that our customers will tell their friends. Word-of-mouth will always be the best advertising.

How do you define growth, as it relates to business?
There’s a lot of markers. I look at financial growth, quantity of new wholesale stockists and reorders, exposure and brand recognition, social media engagement, new fans and advocates, new products launched, staff added, etc.

But I also look strongly at the personal growth of myself and my team:
  • Are we learning new things? 
  • Feeling fulfilled? 
  • Pushing our comfort zones? 
  • Getting more efficient and more compassionate? 
  • Are we enjoying what we do?
How many show/venues do you go to in order to promote 
and sell your handmade products? How would you 
characterize the experience of working the craft-show circuit?
I definitely wouldn’t say we’re on the craft show circuit. We’ve done 1–2 shows per year since we started out. They’re a great place to test products and hear feedback, but doing every show isn’t a sustainable business model for a greeting card company—In my opinion. We have to sell a LOT of cards to make the shows financially lucrative, and the time and energy spent packing everything up, setting up/breaking down and traveling is exhausting. We’ve built a business based on wholesale and brick-and-mortar retail. The shows are a bonus for us, but they’re not a building block.

How would you describe your work lifestyle?
And how do keep it sane and satisfying?
Not sane, that’s for sure—Ha! My work lifestyle before becoming a parent was very different than how it works now. These are a few things that I’ve found are helpful to recognize:
  • I’m more focused and efficient at the studio than I am at home.
  • I thrive on variety and love hands-on tasks.
  • Printing is peaceful for me.
  • I can do a lot on the go: social media, email, brainstorming, etc. 
  • I can’t do everything and have to build boundaries for myself ahead of time. 
  • Building the parts of my business that can grow without my direct time and attention is wise. 
  • Hiring smart, kind, efficient people is a good idea.
How does Seattle contribute to your work? And what makes 
it special for startups/business/creativity-at-large?
Seattle is my home and the place I feel most at peace. We chose Seattle for its beautiful nature, creative energy and acceptance of the value of small business, artists, startups, etc. It’s changed a lot since we moved here 7 years ago, but so have we. It’s not a perfect city, but we’re anchored here. I’m proud to have carved out a space in the city I love for my very own business.

If you were posed, “I want to do what you do”, 
what’s your response?
Do it. Don’t wait for someone else to validate your dreams. Don’t expect overnight success—it takes a long time. Get good education on printing presses before you buy one. Be you, be unique—don’t emulate another artist or business too closely. Get started, keep going and don’t look back.

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October 3, 2016

Pride, Work and Necessity of Side Projects: Kate Hamilton, Founder of LoganSquarist

What are you working on—on the side?

LoganSquarist is a hyperlocal neighborhood website that covers neighborhood news, community information and events throughout the Logan Square, Chicago, neighborhood. In addition to covering the area with features, profiles, photo stories and more, we host a variety of events that bring neighbors together, including our free monthly Neighbor Meetups or our annual Taco Crawl.

Started in 2011, today the LoganSquarist organization is supported by a team of volunteer writers, photographers, events managers and marketers to provide this service to the area. Those volunteers come from all walks of life and share a passion for the neighborhood. Some are looking for career-growth opportunities, while others enjoy the neighborhood involvement.

In addition to news and events, the website has a neighborhood calendar where businesses and groups can add their events, a newsletter with a variety of frequency options and a neighborhood directory (a local phonebook if you will). We also have a variety of opportunities for businesses to take advantage of connecting with our dedicated community.

How do you manage to work
on your side project(s)?

Much of my time spent on LoganSquarist happens in the evenings and weekends. As the publisher, I focus my time helping the team do what they need to by providing resources and support. I am also the business manager, so I work with businesses to identify mutually beneficial partnerships, advertising opportunities and more. Since we’re a primarily remote-based organization, I also ensure our online digital tools help us do our work, whether that’s our website or other collaboration tools, such as Wordpress, Facebook private Groups and Google Apps.

Why have a side project?

When I started LoganSquarist, I was working as a B2B journalist. At the time, I felt like I was missing an opportunity to hone my digital communication skills. I also had lived in Logan Square and it felt that in a matter of months, the neighborhood was changing and changing fast. I wanted an opportunity to stay connected to a place I loved and grow my skills. So I started a Twitter handle with that idea in mind. From there, the needs of the community dictated where we grew—starting with neighbor meetups and then a website, then volunteers that could cover more of the neighborhood and increase our contributions. What LoganSquarist has grown into today has been beyond my imagination. It’s been a very humbling and rewarding ride. It’s even helped me transition from journalism to digital marketing, and contributed to my personal professional success. I can’t imagine not being involved with this project. I often joke that I’m married to Logan Square! ツ

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Images courtesy of Kate Hamilton.

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October 2, 2016

Pride, Work and Necessity of Side Projects: LaShun Tines, Leader for Diversity

What are you working on—on the side?

I have committed the better part of the last 10 years to increasing awareness for greater diversity and inclusion in the fields of graphic design and advertising. From becoming a contributor to Ray Noland’s “Go Tell Mama!”—the first ever independent art campaign for Barack Obama’s historic U.S. Presidential bid, public relations chair for the Chicago Urban League (Metropolitan Board), AIGA Chicago’s Diversity lead plus the creation and yearly curation of the “Art of Blackness” exhibition (2012–2016).

How do you manage to work
on your side project(s)?

Milestones. For me, a project isn’t definitive until a date for a deliverable is established: “Sponsorship proposals are due in the 2nd quarter”; “Promotion of the exhibition should begin no-earlier than 3-weeks out”—defining milestones for self-initiated project is key.

Why have a side project?

It’s empathy. It’s the stories I read and the stories that I’ve been told. Those stories paint a very somber picture of the landscape between where we are now and where we could. I tend to look at diversity through the lens of opportunity. So what I see is a blank canvas that really only requires diligence, some dedicated resources, empathy and a dash of color.

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Images courtesy of LaShun Tines.

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