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db1998 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
how do i get a sign for my yard?
qfingers - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…
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But if everything is already under construction, there is nothing that can be done. I have been involved with a lot of bid projects and there are always cost overruns. In fact, the contractors live for the over runs as it is how they make extra money. The words will be "change orders" and everyone will just have to bend over. I stick with my original post above, this project, if passed, will go…
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If this was a responsible persons car it would of not got this bad, they would of took care of these issues as they came along, rather than waiting to dump 3 grand in at one time. But just for the sake of argument It sounds like this car has about 200,000 miles on it and its probably worth about $800, because cars don't hold their value especially when they are ragged out. So yea this is a no…
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I've seen a couple of "studies" that supposedly try to show facilities matter. Totally unconvincing. Do you have a reference for something that shows the school building really matters? I can believe that facilities impact teachers more than students. Maybe if they maintained the buildings they wouldn't be so bad. And the ratings you quote are based on performance....not facilities.…

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Bittersweet Confections to Host Artwork of John Nelson

2 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

John Nelson will be the next featured artist at Bittersweet Gallery, located at 111 Jail Alley in Quincy. The exhibition entitled Co-Exist will run from August 15 through September 13, with an opening reception with Chef Michael’s culinary fare and drinks on Friday, August 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Nelson, who graduated with an MFA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, has been working as an artist and living in Quincy for the past 20 years. He came to Quincy with his wife Julie who just retired as Executive Art Director of the Quincy Art Center. “Not many people have noticed John as such an accomplished artist”, states Bittersweet curator Nadine Mitchell, “because he has had to show outside of Quincy to not create a conflict of interest for his wife’s career at the Art Center.” Perhaps now that his wife is retiring, Nelson will start to exhibit locally and continue to “show his feathers”.

Nelson’s work is very postmodern, mixing minimalism with portraiture without constraints to traditional formats. Most of his paintings are acrylic on linen with several layers of thinned out paint and layered images; many times using several panels to create one piece. His paintings explore issues of style, perception, and narrative. Nelson explains, “I am usually interested in comparing ‘this to that’. The impulse is to always have one thing with another - an attempt to have a minimalist composition co exist with subject matter.” What comes together is a compelling and mysterious bridge between human form and geometric landscapes.

Connect to Bittersweet Confections' website at www.ruggedtruffles.com for their hours of operation to view the show until September 13.


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