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Who are we fooling? Most folks in the Emerald Valley want Halloween to go on for two days – even three! What I suggest, is, that Lane County declare the three days after the 29th. will be set aside for Green Hedonists to celebrate the Magic of Being You! I am working on the details. We can have the ritual burning of Joseph Lane, the Confederate candidate for Vice President, and the ritual crucifixion of the Mayor of Eugene on the restored Monroe Street Sculpture slated for demolition.  My artist friend in New York has befriended Herman Nitsch who may not have long to live. We got to get him out here to torture our bloody mayor – that I hope will be me!

October is too cold and dark. We want to Say Goodbye to the Sun and Hello to the New Students who came of age during the Terrifying Reign of ISIS. Nothing can shock them! Let’s stop pretending we are still in the Ozzie and Harriet Era.

Jon Presco

Monroe Park Sculpture: Should it stay or should it go? Let the City Know what you Think.

Contact Isaac Marquez []

The City of Eugene Public Art is in the process of deciding the fate of the large Paul Pappas Sculpture. Installed in 1989, it has deteriorated to the point where it either needs extensive repairs (est. $15K) or to be “de-accessioned” (removed). As explained by Public Art Manager Isaac Marquez at the September JWN General Meeting, the city is in the middle of the review process and is seeking public input.

The sculpture was not created to contemporary standards for durability and now requires extensive repairs as well as more dedicated on-going maintenance.


 September is the ninth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the third month to have the length of 30 days.

September in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of March in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological autumn is on 1 September. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological spring is on 1 September.[1] 

September marks the beginning of the ecclesiastical year in the Eastern Orthodox Church. It is the start of the academic year in many countries, in which children go back to school after the summer break, sometimes on the first day of the month.

September (Roman month) (from Latin septem, “seven”) was originally the seventh of ten months on the oldest known Roman calendar, with March (Latin Martius) the first month of the year until perhaps as late as 153 BC.[2] After the calendar reform that added January andFebruary to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth month, but retained its name. It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added a day.

Ancient Roman observances for September include Ludi Romani, originally celebrated from September 12 to September 14, later extended to September 5 to September 19. In the last 1st century BC, an extra day was added in honor of the deified Julius Caesar on 4 September. Ludi Triumphales was held from September 18–22. The Septimontium was celebrated in September, and on December 11 on later calendars. These dates do not correspond to the modern Gregorian calendar. In 1752, the British Empireadopted the Gregorian calendar. In the British Empire that year, September 2 was immediately followed by September 14.

September was called “harvest month” in Charlemagne‘s calendar.[3] September corresponds partly to the Fructidor and partly to theVendémiaire of the first French republic.[3] On Usenet, it is said that September 1993 (Eternal September) never ended. September is called Herbstmonat, harvest month, in Switzerland.[3] The Anglo-Saxons called the month Gerstmonath, barley month, that crop being then usually harvested.[3]

Hermann Nitsch (born 29 August 1938) is an Austrian avant-garde artist who works in experimental and multimedia modes.

Born in Vienna, Nitsch received training in painting when studied at the Wiener Graphische Lehr-und Versuchanstalt, during which time he was drawn to religious art.[1][2] He is associated with the Vienna Actionists—a loosely affiliated group of off-kilter and confrontational Austrian artists that also includes Günter BrusOtto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler.[3]

Nitsch’s abstract ‘splatter’ paintings, like his performance pieces, are inspired by his neutral perspective on humanity and being human. In the 1950s, Nitsch conceived of the Orgien Mysterien Theater (which roughly translates as Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries or The Orgiastic Mystery Theater), staging nearly 100 performances between 1962 and 1998.[3]

Having grown up during the World War II, Nitsch reveals his fascination with the intensity of religious feelings for life in his art work with excessive means such as taboo images, nudity, bloody scenes and more. For this, he received several court trials and three prison terms. It is often suggested that his work may exemplify cultures’ fascination with violence.[1][4][5][6]

September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 93 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

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